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2:50 PM ET, November 28, 2010

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New York Times:
Cables Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels  —  WASHINGTON — A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views …
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David Leigh / Guardian:
US cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis  —  • More than 250,000 dispatches reveal US foreign strategies  —  • Diplomats ordered to spy on allies as well as enemies  —  • Hillary Clinton leads frantic ‘damage limitation’  —  The United States was catapulted …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Wikileaks' Newest Leak Leaked on Twitter  —  Twitter has out-leaked the leakers.  About 12 hours before Wikileaks latest enormous leak was scheduled to be released, a Twitter user bought a copy of a German news magazine outlining the leak after it was placed on newstands too early.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Politically correct Portland rejected feds who saved city from terrorist attack  —  In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon, angry at the Bush administration's conduct of the war on terror, voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative …
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Molly Hottle / Oregonian:
Fire was intentionally set at Islamic Center in Corvallis …
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
McCain wants ‘regime change’ in North Korea  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is calling for “regime change” in North Korea - and blames the recent crisis on the failings of Pyongyang's lone international supporter, China.  —  “It's time we talked about regime change in North Korea …
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english.yonhapnews.co.kr:
N. Korea deploys SA-2 surface-to-air missiles near Yellow Sea border
Discussion: The Hill, Infowars, Wizbang and Guardian
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
China Seeks New Talks to Ease Korean Tensions
Discussion: CNN, New York Magazine and Gothamist
Keith B. Richburg / Washington Post:
U.S., South Korea begin military exercises, as China calls …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and EA WorldView
David Segal / New York Times:
A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web  —  SHOPPING online in late July, Clarabelle Rodriguez typed the name of her favorite eyeglass brand into Google's search bar.  —  In moments, she found the perfect frames — made by a French company called Lafont — on a Web site that looked snazzy and stood at the top of the search results.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Still the Best Congress Money Can Buy  —  SO America's latest crisis — until it wasn't — was airport screeners touching our junk.  As this long year lurches toward its end, we all agree that something has gone wrong in America, and we're desperately casting about for a coherent explanation for our discontent, if not a scapegoat.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Democratic South finally falls  —  For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks since.  —  After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Jeffrey Rosen / Washington Post:
Why the TSA pat-downs and body scans are unconstitutional  —  The protest on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was called National Opt-Out Day, and its organizers urged air travelers to refuse the Transportation Security Administration's full-body scanning machines.  —  But many appeared to have opted out of opting out.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Our puritanical progressives  —  An eminent Harvard law professor, James Thayer (1831-1902), argued that although the judicial function is “merely that of fixing the outside border of reasonable legislative action,” this still gives courts “a great and stately jurisdiction.”
Wall Street Journal:
A Glossy Approach to Inciting Terrorism  —  Al Qaeda's edgy new online magazine is raising alarms by trying to recruit alienated American Muslims  —  The November special issue of Inspire, a slick new English-language Web magazine produced by Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, aims to do more than report the news.
Discussion: Power Line and The Wire
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
Despite Alaska Senate race results, Joe Miller presses on in principle  —  Much of America may have moved on, but Joe Miller has not.  More than a week after the last vote was counted in Alaska's closely watched U.S. Senate race, the Republican nominee continues to press his case in court …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
BRODER BEING BRODER.... A week ago, David Broder mentioned in his Washington Post column that, in the post-midterm environment, there hasn't been any hint of Republicans' “willingness to compromise.”  I was glad to see him notice.  —  But those insights didn't last.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Ex-Justice Criticizes Death Penalty  —  WASHINGTON — In 1976, just six months after he joined the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens voted to reinstate capital punishment after a four-year moratorium.  With the right procedures, he wrote, it is possible to ensure “evenhanded …
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
A G.O.P. Chairman Seeks New Power for U.S. Watchdogs  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican who will lead the chief investigative committee in the House is planning to vastly expand scrutiny of the Obama administration by seeking new subpoena powers for dozens of federal agency watchdogs in hopes …
Martin Wall / The Irish Times:
Ictu questions bailout terms  —  The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said that the country cannot afford to pay the terms of the proposed €85 billion EU/IMF bailout package.  —  Addressing the large-scale rally against the Government's planed austerity measures in Dublin today …
Jack Hedin / New York Times:
An Almanac of Extreme Weather  —  THE news from this Midwestern farm is not good.  The past four years of heavy rains and flash flooding here in southern Minnesota have left me worried about the future of agriculture in America's grain belt.  For some time computer models of climate change …
Discussion: Climate Progress
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
WikiLeaks hacked hours before expected document release  —  Just hours ahead of an expected release of three million classified U.S. documents, the website WikiLeaks said it has been the target of a computer attack.  —  “We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack,” WikiLeaks tweeted midday Sunday.
 
 
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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
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A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Palin Sidesteps Politics at Iowa Book Signing
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Margaret Wente / Globe and Mail:
Can environmentalism be saved from itself?
Discussion: Don Surber
John / Power Line:
CAIR: Unindicted, But Still A Co-conspirator
Los Angeles Times:
Election tone was anti-incumbent, but old pros handled the cash
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Associated Press:
Charlie Rangel urges reprimand, not censure
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Kyl: START delay more ‘reality than policy’ with Reid's packed agenda
Discussion: CNN
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Yuval Levin / National Review:
The Fiscal Trap  —  Over at the Weekly Standard, Larry Lindsey makes …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
RNC convention spending alarms party veterans
Discussion: Power Line and The Impolitic
Louise Gray / Telegraph:
Helena Christensen calls for action on climate change
Discussion: The Politico and Pirate's Cove
Lamar Smith / Washington Post:
The GOP's other Election Day victory
Jon Bernstein / The Staggers:
Christopher Hitchens vs. Tony Blair: the full transcript
Discussion: Informed Comment
The Politico:
United Nations climate talks in limbo
Discussion: Power Line
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
A Nuclear Standoff With Libya
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Mark Whitehouse / Real Time Economics:
Number of the Week: 492 Days From Default to Foreclosure
Discussion: Market Urbanism and Pajamas Media