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11:55 PM ET, November 20, 2010


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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gawker loses round with Sarah Palin  —  A federal judge on Saturday ordered the website Gawker to pull down unauthorized excerpts from Sarah Palin's forthcoming book, “America By Heart,” until a hearing scheduled for Nov. 30.  —  On Saturday evening, the link was broken to Gawker's scoop …
Associated Press:
NY judge orders Gawker to pull Palin book pages  —  NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York City has issued a temporary order requiring Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book from its website.  —  U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa issued the injunction Saturday.
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
An Exclusive Sneak Peek at “America By Heart”
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Barbara Bush to Palin: stay in Alaska  —  (CNN) - Sarah Palin may not have the biggest fan in former first lady Barbara Bush.  —  “I sat next to her once.  Thought she was beautiful,” Barbara Bush said.  “And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there.”
Dan / Riehl World View:
Barbara Bush Should Shut-Up  —  This annoys the hell out of me, because I'm not some rabid Palinista.  Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it.  What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President?
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The 800-Pound Mama Grizzly Problem
Harriet Baskas /
TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine  —  ‘I was absolutely humiliated,’ said bladder cancer survivor  —  Below:  —  A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
NONE DARE CALL IT SABOTAGE.... Consider a thought experiment.  Imagine you actively disliked the United States, and wanted to deliberately undermine its economy.  What kind of positions would you take to do the most damage?  —  You might start with rejecting the advice of economists and oppose any kind of stimulus investments.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The T.S. of A takes control  —  Fifty years ago, William F. Buckley wrote a memorable complaint about the fact that Americans do not complain enough.  His point, like most of the points he made during his well-lived life, is, unfortunately, more pertinent than ever.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Incoming Speaker Takes Commercial Flight, but Skips the Pat Down  —  WASHINGTON — Representative John A. Boehner, the soon-to-be Republican speaker, pledged recently that he would fly commercial airlines back home to Ohio, passing up the military plane used by the current speaker, Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
No Security Pat-Downs for Boehner
Discussion: Techdirt and Wonkette
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
In Wake of Losses, New Powers for a Political Master  —  WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats engineered a leadership change in response to the election devastation, but the shakeup did not come in the House, where Nancy Pelosi held on to power in her caucus despite having lost more than 60 seats …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The Page
Associated Press:
Pope: condoms can be justified in some cases  —  VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that condoms can be justified for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV, a stunning comment for a church criticized for its opposition to condoms and for a pontiff who has blamed them for making the AIDS crisis worse.
Phillip Longman / Foreign Policy:
Think Again: Global Aging  —  A gray tsunami is sweeping the planet — and not just in the places you expect.  How did the world get so old, so fast?  —  “The World Faces a Population Bomb.”  —  Yes, but of old people.  —  Not so long ago, we were warned that rising global population would inevitably bring world famine.
Discussion: TPMCafe and Booman Tribune
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
North Koreans Unveil Vast New Plant for Nuclear Use  —  WASHINGTON — North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist last week a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with the prospect that the country is preparing …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
John / Power Line:
Obama's Foreign Policy Triumph: Missile Defense!  —  For those who remember the “Star Wars” hysteria of the 1980s, when it was an article of faith among liberals that missile defense was 1) impossible and 2) a mortal threat to world peace, it is remarkable to see President Obama …
Discussion: Washington Post
The White House:
Weekly Address: Senators Opposing New START “Want to Trust But Not Verify”  —  WASHINGTON - In this week's address, President Obama called ratifying New START this year “fundamental” to America's national security.  Failure to ratify the treaty this year not only would mean losing …
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Citing Reagan, Obama pushes to move stalled arms treaty
Discussion: The Politico and Daniel W. Drezner
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Prospective RNC Chair Saul Anuzis Defended Right-Wing Extremist: ‘Exactly The Type Of Young Kid We Want’  —  Saul Anuzis, the former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, announced this week that he's running to replace Michael Steele as the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Jon Ward / The Daily Caller:
RNC Chairman Steele: I saved GOP from ‘potentially ruinous’ Tea Party schism
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
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No room at the inn for too-young Bakersfield honeymooners
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If It's a Girl, Judge Kimba Wood Will Celebrate!
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Spiegel Online:
Terrorists Believed to Be Planning Attack in Berlin
Discussion: and Power Line
Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Millionaires to Obama: Tax us
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
TSA Agents Absolutely Hate New Pat Downs, Find Them Disgusting And Morale Breaking
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Moseley Braun running against Emanuel for Chicago mayor
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Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
States Raise Payroll Taxes to Repay Loans
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 Earlier Items: 
Popular Mechanics:
Security and Terrorism Expert Bruce Schneier: TSA Scans “Won't Catch Anybody”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Gary Johnson / The Daily Caller:
Why do we have a TSA?  —  John Tyner became a YouTube sensation …
Top Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone attack
William Yardley / New York Times:
Naming of Alaska Winner Delayed
Discussion: The Politico and Washington Wire