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7:50 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.
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Jeremy Page / Wall Street Journal:
China Protests U.S.-South Korea Exercises  —  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.  —  But Beijing's protest …
Discussion: NO QUARTER, Hot Air and Reuters
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
North Korea Warning After Artillery Fire
BBC:
China works to ease North-South Korea tension
Discussion: Biased BBC
Tom A. Peter / Christian Science Monitor:
North Korea says on ‘brink of war’ as US, South Korea prepare for military exercises
Discussion: CNN, Guardian, American Power and FrumForum
Fhardingj / CNN:
President Obama injured  —  By: CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry, CNN White House Unit  —  Washington (CNN) - Apparently no good deed goes unpunished for President Barack 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.
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Associated Press:
Obama Needs Stitches After Being Hurt During Basketball Game  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama needed 12 stitches in his upper lip after taking an errant elbow during a pickup basketball game Friday morning with family and friends visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House said.
msnbc.com:
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
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
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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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.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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
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 …
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:
Homeland Security seizes domain names  —  The investigative arm of the Homeland Security Department appears to be shutting down websites that facilitate copyright infringement.  —  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized dozens of domain names over the past few days, according to TorrentFreak.
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?
Scott / Power Line:
“Just who the hell do you think you are?”  —  Tyler Durden directs our attention to Euroskeptic MEP Nigel Farage, who “tells more truth about the entire European experiment [in under four mintues] than all European bankers, commissioners, and politicians have done in the past decade.”
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Tyler Durden / zero hedge:
Nigel Farage To European Parliament: “The Euro Game Is Up …
Discussion: Doug Ross and Newshoggers.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
Mayor and State Reach Deal to Pave Way for Schools Chief  —  The state's education commissioner, David M. Steiner, and the Bloomberg administration have reached a deal that will allow Cathleen P. Black, a media executive, to become the next schools chief.  —  A top education official …
Discussion: Capital Tonight
 
 
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Arab News:
Grandma prays for Obama to embrace Islam
Discussion: Power Line and The Hill
Helen Carter / Guardian:
Girl arrested for allegedly burning Qur'an
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Twitter lacks ‘clear long term vision’ admits new CEO
New York Times:
Administration Is Bracing for Setbacks to Health Law
Discussion: Althouse
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Is the Republican Comeback Just a Flash in the Pan?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Stacy Drake / Conservatives4Palin.com:
Lessons in Reactionary Mockery
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog and PalinTV
Associated Press:
Steele on thin ice at helm of Republican Party
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Front-Line City in Virginia Tackles Rise in Sea
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
The Special Assistant for Reality
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Roland S. Martin / CNN:
Palin's reckless views on obesity
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Administration: Health law can survive without individual mandate
Discussion: theblogprof
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
EU rescue costs start to threaten Germany itself
Discussion: theblogprof