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10:55 PM ET, November 16, 2010

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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans  —  At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public.  U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner.  These are those images.
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Robert J. Hawkins / SignOnSanDiego.com:
TSA to investigate body scan resister  —  Oceanside man took a stand against security, went viral  —  The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Investigate the TSA, Not Tyner … The TSA is opening an investigation targeting John Tyner, the man who earned himself an aggressive “pat down” at the airport when he refused to go through the TSA's new AIT “porno scanners.”  —  But it's the TSA that should be investigated, not Tyner.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Amid airport anger, GOP takes aim at screening  —  Did you know that the nation's airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints?  The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program …
Charisse Jones / Associated Press:
Napolitano ‘open’ to fliers' gripes over screening
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Jim Inhofe says he'll keep earmarking  —  Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe is going down swinging, insisting he'll still send earmarks to his state even though his fellow Senate Republicans are poised to adopt a two-year ban on pet projects.  —  “I'm going to look out for my state of Oklahoma,” Inhofe told POLITICO.
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The Note:
Boehner Challenges Constitutionality of Health Reform Law
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Blunt to vote no on Senate GOP earmarks prohibition
Discussion: Swampland and USA Today
The Hill:
House ethics panel convicts Rep. Rangel on 11 of 13 counts of rule violations  —  Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), once one of the most powerful members of the House, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of violating ethics rules and now faces punishment.  —  Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Bald Racism Of Rush Limbaugh  —  The image above appears on Rush Limbaugh's Web site.  Is any American more adept at exploiting racial dog whistles?  It's always egregious enough to be calculatingly offensive, but never quite an open and shut case, because most of all the talk radio host revels …
TMZ.com:
Sarah Palin's Daughter Uses Homophobic Slurs  —  Sarah Palin's 16-year-old daughter Willow Palin used multiple homophobic slurs — including the word f**got — to attack a Facebook user who criticized her mom's new reality show .... TMZ has learned.  —  During the premiere of “Sarah Palin's Alaska” …
Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Senate Leader Deals Blow to President on Arms Treaty  —  The Senate should not vote on a new arms control treaty with Russia during the lame-duck session that opened this week, a Senate Republican leader said on Tuesday in what could be a devastating blow to President Obama's most tangible foreign policy achievement.
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Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Democrats in chaos over Nancy Pelosi power  —  The Democratic old guard will try to hold the line Wednesday against a rank-and-file rebellion intent on winning some concession — no matter how small — from a leadership team seeking reelection despite having presided over the loss of at least 59 Democratic seats earlier this month.
Discussion: CNN, USA Today, Sister Toldjah and Hot Air
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem leader: Party ‘responded like Hoover’ to unemployment crisis
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Rep. Gene Taylor: Pelosi should ‘walk away’
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
Fhardingj / CNN:
President to push DREAM Act  —  Washington (CNN) - Several Congressional Hispanic leaders met with President Obama Tuesday to ask for his help in building support for a bill, known as the DREAM Act, which would award citizenship to illegal immigrants who have gone to college or served in the military.
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama, Hispanic caucus push for DREAM Act passage before year's end
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Labor big: White House, Dem leaders seriously mulling middle class tax cut vote  —  This is encouraging: One of the most powerful labor leaders in the country just said that he's in direct talks with the White House and Dem leaders about throwing down the gauntlet and holding a vote …
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George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Bachmann Supports Tax Cut Compromise, But Not if Tied to Unemployment Benefits
Martin Vaughan / Wall Street Journal:
GOP's Camp Calls for Tax-Cut Extension for Wealthy
Discussion: TPMDC
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Lisa Murkowski: Jim DeMint cost us Senate majority  —  'So the real question is, what's his desire?'  Lisa Murkowski (left) said about Jim DeMint.  AP Photos  —  After ripping Sarah Palin, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn't mincing words about another one of her high-profile GOP critics: South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
In testy exchange, Chuck Grassley told Obama: No deal!  —  Here's another fascinating nugget from journalist Richard Wolffe's new book.  If true, it really blows up the ridiculous claim that Obama never made any genuine effort to attract bipartisan support for health reform.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Rahm: I never believed in bipartisanship
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Top RNC aide quits, blasts Michael Steele  —  Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins resigned from his post Tuesday morning with a stinging indictment of Chairman Michael Steele's two-year tenure at the committee.  —  In a four-page letter to Steele …
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
No, Obama's Problem Is Not that He “Focused Obsessively” on Policy, It is that He Got the Policy Wrong  —  Duncan Black on the Obama Administration: … He is commenting on Matthew Yglesias: … Duncan and Matthew are right.  The Obama Administration was blindsided by the seriousness …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama's Obsessive Focus
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
No Early Front-Runner for 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination  —  Romney, Palin, Huckabee get greatest support at this point  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Rank-and-file Republicans have no clear favorite for the party's 2012 presidential nomination when asked to choose among a large field of potential candidates.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking solid in Virginia
Discussion: GOP 12 and Weigel
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Dick Cheney: History “Beginning to Come Around” on Bush  —  At groundbreaking ceremony in Dallas for the George W. Bush Presidential Center today, former Vice President Dick Cheney said “history is beginning to come around” to a more positive view of former President George W. Bush.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and CBS News
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Bush and Cheney, Together Again at Groundbreaking
Joshua Melvin / Mercury News:
Neil Young warehouse blaze started in hybrid ‘LincVolt’ car  —  The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday.
Paul Farhi / Arts Post:
PBS edits Tina Fey's remarks from Twain event  —  Tina Fey got a little political airbrushing from PBS Sunday night during its annual broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.  —  Fey, this year's recipient of the prize, caused a few ripples during her acceptance speech …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Cultures  —  Many of the psychologists, artists and moral philosophers I know are liberal, so it seems strange that American liberalism should adopt an economic philosophy that excludes psychology, emotion and morality.  —  Yet that is what has happened.
 
 
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