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6:55 PM ET, November 26, 2010


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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why America Won't Buy Palinism  —  I didn't note Sarah Palin's verbal screw-up when she called South Korea North Korea in an interview with Glenn Beck.  Why?  Because in context it seemed like a simple verbal slip-up, the kind everyone makes from time to time.
Fox News:
China Raises ‘Concern’ Over U.S. Plan to Hold Joint Military Exercises With South Korea  —  DANDONG, China—China made its first official protest over plans by the U.S. and South Korea to hold joint military exercises involving the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Yellow Sea on Sunday.
Discussion: NO QUARTER, Biased BBC, Hot Air and Reuters
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
North Korea Warning After Artillery Fire
BBC:   China works to ease North-South Korea tension
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Children Ease Alzheimer's in Land of Aging
Discussion: Yglesias
Fhardingj / CNN:
President Obama injured  —  Washington (CNN) - Apparently no good deed goes unpunished for President Obama, who was trying to make sure he didn't get a flabby belly after Thanksgiving but wound up with a fat lower lip instead.  —  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the President received …
Obama needs 12 stitches after being hit on lip during basketball game  —  President was struck by elbow of Rey Decerega of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute  —  Below:  —  WASHINGTON — The White House has identified the person whose elbow injured President Barack Obama during …
Discussion: Wonkette
Associated Press:
Obama Needs Stitches After Being Hurt During Basketball Game
Craigjohnsoncnn / This Just In:
Obama gets busted lip, stitches in basketball game
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Lauren Sher / ABCNEWS:
Obamas Reflect on Life in White House
Discussion: Politics Daily and Washington Wire
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:   For Obama's 2012 campaign, aides debate a Chicago headquarters
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: 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.
Romalley / Fox Nation:
The Onion: Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail  —  Having admittedly “reached the end of [his] rope,” President Barack Obama sent a rambling 75,000-word e-mail to the entire nation Wednesday, revealing deep frustrations with America's political culture, his presidency, U.S. citizens, and himself.
The Onion:
Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail  —  WASHINGTON—Having admittedly “reached the end of [his] rope,” President Barack Obama sent a rambling 75,000-word e-mail to the entire nation Wednesday, revealing deep frustrations with America's political culture, his presidency, U.S. citizens, and himself.
Discussion: The Politico and Raw Story
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?
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More  —  Following on the heels of this week's domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it's clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy.  Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain …
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.
Sheila C. Bair / Washington Post:
Will the next fiscal crisis start in Washington?  —  Two years ago the United States experienced its worst financial crisis since the 1930s.  The crisis began on Wall Street, where misguided bets on risky mortgage loans resulted in enormous losses that few anticipated.
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.
Stacy Drake /
Lessons in Reactionary Mockery  —  As Ian noted earlier, the left or “#p2” as they are known on Twitter, failed to understand the true meaning of the note Governor Palin posted on Facebook this evening.  Mockery of one's political opponents has become so pervasive on the left …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog and PalinTV
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.
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Is the Republican Comeback Just a Flash in the Pan?
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Steele on thin ice at helm of Republican Party
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Tyler Durden / zero hedge:
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Administration: Health law can survive without individual mandate
Discussion: theblogprof
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama's poll numbers point to his defeat in 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
EU rescue costs start to threaten Germany itself
Discussion: theblogprof