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8:10 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
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
John Tyner, the young man who resisted the TSA's groin-grope, will now be probed.
Discussion: Don Surber
The Hill:
House ethics panel convicts Rep. Rangel on 11 of 13 counts  —  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.), the chairwoman …
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Andy Newman / City Room:
Rangel's Ethics Violations
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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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Sen. Manchin: Reid promised me that cap-and-trade legislation is dead
Discussion: Associated Press and The Politico
Laura Rozen / The Politico:
Kyl leans against START vote in lame duck
Discussion: CNN, The Note and Mother Jones
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama, Hispanic caucus push for DREAM Act passage before year's end
Discussion: The Politico
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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Scott Wong / The Politico:
Senate Republicans back earmarks ban in voice vote
The Note:   Boehner Challenges Constitutionality of Health Reform Law
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.
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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 …
The Politico:
Democrats confront Nancy Pelosi behind closed doors  —  Disgruntled Democrats finally had a chance to confront Speaker Nancy Pelosi face to face for the first time during a raucous closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, as defeated Rep. Allen Boyd called her “the face of our defeat.”
Discussion: CNN, USA Today, Hot Air and Sister Toldjah
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem leader: Party ‘responded like Hoover’ to unemployment crisis  —  The Democratic Party's Herbert Hoover-like response to high unemployment cost them their majority, a member of the House Democratic leadership team said Tuesday.  —  Rep. John Larson (Conn.), the House Democratic Caucus chairman …
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 …
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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Martin Vaughan / Wall Street Journal:
GOP's Camp Calls for Tax-Cut Extension for Wealthy
Discussion: TPMDC
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
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Obama's Obsessive Focus  —  I assume the entire progressive blogosphere will agree with me that trying to pursue a more “bipartisan tone” in Washington is a substantively foolish idea for the White House to pursue.  But the fact of the matter is that I think the smart thing for any President …
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Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
No, Obama's Problem Is Not that He “Focused Obsessively” …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
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 …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
GOP frosh: Where's my health care?  —  A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan from the government takes a month to kick in.
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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.
Bryan Fischer / The Moral Liberal:
The Feminization of the Medal of Honor  —  The Medal of Honor will be awarded this afternoon to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta for his heroism in Afghanistan, and deservedly so.  He took a bullet in his protective vest as he pulled one soldier to safety, and then rescued the sergeant …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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ABCNEWS:
Medal of Honor Recipient Salvatore Giunta ‘As Humble as He Is Heroic’
Discussion: Mediaite
Free Times:
THIS JUST IN  —  Former U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene was pacing the second floor of the Richland County Courthouse around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a pair of wind pants, a gray Army T-shirt and a green baseball cap, which an officer later told him to remove when he entered the courtroom without his attorney.
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Capt. Sully: No Need For Junk-Touching  —  Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has weighed in on airport junk-touching: Don't do it.  —  On CNN's American Morning Tuesday, anchor Kiran Chetry asked Sullenberger what he thinks of the pat down policy, paraphrasing John Tyner's concerns this way …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Boing Boing
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
When Memes Collide: Capt. Sully Says There's No Need For Junk Touching At Airports
Discussion: Don Surber and ComPost
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.
 
 
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Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
Royal Wedding and the Case for Monarchy
Rachel Slajda / TPMMuckraker:
How Rep. Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert Got A College Art Director Fired
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney Share Stage for First Time Post-Presidency
Discussion: CNN
David Catanese / The Politico:
Ted Strickland swipes at Democrat's message
Ssumner / TheMoneyIllusion:
An open letter to conservatives
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Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Madam Secretary's Middle East
Discussion: Mondoweiss and The Daily Dish
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Winkler / The Daily Caller:
Secretary of Transportation LaHood: We're looking into technology …
Discussion: Hot Air and Outside the Beltway
BBC:
Royal wedding: Prince William to marry Kate Middleton
Discussion: News Desk and Althouse
The Note:
Rep.-Elect Allen West: ‘You Have to’ …
Lynn Sweet / Politics Daily:
Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Susan Sher Leaving White House
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking solid in Virginia
Discussion: GOP 12 and Weigel
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Where Did Our Debt Come From?  —  Chuck Spinney …
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Author of DOJ report targeting NJ Governor Chris Christie has history …