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3:05 PM ET, November 26, 2010

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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States  —  My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come.  With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate - from the FBI's 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system.
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Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin Defends Korea ‘Slip-of-the-Tongue,’ Blasts Media  —  Possible 2012 Contender Grabbed Headlines for Calling North Korea a U.S. Ally  —  In a Thanksgiving Day Facebook message addressed mockingly to 57 states — a play on President Obama's slipup in May 2008 …
Tom A. Peter / Christian Science Monitor:
North Korea says on ‘brink of war’ as US, South Korea prepare for military exercises  —  North Korea kept up its harsh rhetoric Friday, indicating that it saw upcoming military exercises as fresh provocation.  US Gen. Walter Sharp toured the island area attacked by the North on Tuesday.
Discussion: Guardian, FrumForum and New York Times
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
North Korea Issues Warning as Artillery Fire Rattles Island
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
FoxNation.com Reposts Anti-Obama Article From The Onion, Doesn't Mention It's A Joke  —  Most people recognize The Onion as the Peabody Award-winning satire machine that it is.  Some people, however, don't.  Which is why we get a story like this every few months.
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The Onion:
Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail
Discussion: Raw Story
Romalley / Fox Nation:   The Onion: Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail
Paul Krugman:
The Instability of Moderation  —  Brad DeLong writes of how our perception of history has changed in the wake of the Great Recession.  We used to pity our grandfathers, who lacked both the knowledge and the compassion to fight the Great Depression effectively; now we see ourselves repeating all the old mistakes.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Eating the Irish  —  What we need now is another Jonathan Swift.  —  Most people know Swift as the author of “Gulliver's Travels.”  But recent events have me thinking of his 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal,” in which he observed the dire poverty of the Irish, and offered a solution: sell the children as food.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Vox Popoli and Daily Kos
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Simon Johnson / Economix:
Will Ireland Default? Ask Belgium
Discussion: naked capitalism and Yglesias
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama's poll numbers point to his defeat in 2012  —  We're fast approaching the halfway point in Barack Obama's term.  With Nov. 2 behind him, everything the president does will be calculated to boost, or at least not harm, his chances of re-election in 2012.
New York Times:
G.O.P. and Tea Party Gains Are Mixed Blessing for Israel  —  WASHINGTON — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel came to the United States recently for another round of tense talks with the Obama administration, he got a decidedly warmer welcome from one of the rising Republican stars …
Wall Street Journal:
The Special Assistant for Reality  —  Obama needs to hear a voice from outside the presidential bubble.  —  A reporter covering the president's trip to Indiana this week said Mr. Obama was visiting the heartland in part to get out of the presidential bubble.  I'm sure this was true.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Doctors say Medicare cuts force painful decision about elderly patients  —  Want an appointment with kidney specialist Adam Weinstein of Easton, Md.?  If you're a senior covered by Medicare, the wait is eight weeks.  —  How about a checkup from geriatric specialist Michael Trahos?
Discussion: Verum Serum and Prairie Weather
Roland S. Martin / CNN:
Palin's reckless views on obesity  —  Editor's note: Roland Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of “The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House.”  He is a commentator for TV One Cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, Washington Watch with Roland Martin.
WSB-TV:
TSA Worker Accused Of Assault Had Prior Record  —  ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned a TSA security worker accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman had previously been convicted of misdemeanor harassment and stalking.  —  Randall King remains hospitalized following a suicide attempt.
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Liberals resort to conspiracy theories to explain Obama's problems  —  Following two years of poor economic performance and electoral repudiation, liberalism is casting around for narratives to explain its failure - narratives that don't involve the admission of inadequacies in liberalism itself.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Administration: Health law can survive without individual mandate  —  Obama administration officials this week told a federal judge that even if the healthcare reform law's individual mandate is ruled unconstitutional, other parts of the law should be allowed to stand.
Discussion: theblogprof
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Sandra Bernhard Calls Bristol Palin a Hooker on ‘Joy Behar Show’  —  Comedienne Sandra Bernhard called Bristol Palin a hooker on Wednesday's “The Joy Behar Show.”  —  This was just a part of a televised hatefest reminiscent of the Lindsay Lohan film “Mean Girls” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
For Obama's 2012 campaign, aides debate a Chicago headquarters  —  When President Obama kicks off his reelection campaign sometime in the next few months, senior advisers say, it is virtually certain that his headquarters will be located in Chicago.  —  But should it be?
Discussion: The Page
 
 
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Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Children Ease Alzheimer's in Land of Aging
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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Front-Line City in Virginia Tackles Rise in Sea
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Cliff Kincaid / Accuracy in Media:
Helen Thomas to be Honored by Arab Group Raided by FBI
Discussion: Moonbattery
Tyler Durden / zero hedge:
Nigel Farage To European Parliament: “The Euro Game Is Up …
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
EU rescue costs start to threaten Germany itself
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Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Firedoglake
Washington Post:
Tea party hopes to plant local roots in Virginia for next year's statewide elections
Robert Faturechi / Los Angeles Times:
UCLA researcher says he won't be deterred by animal activists' attacks