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6:55 PM ET, November 28, 2010

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New York Times:
Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks 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 …
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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 …
Spiegel Online:
A Superpower's View of the World  —  251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret embassy reports from around the world, show how the US seeks to safeguard its influence around the world.  It is nothing short of a political meltdown for US foreign policy.
Guardian:
Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear programme  —  • Embassy cables show Arab allies want strike against Tehran  —  • Israel prepared to attack alone to avoid its own 9/11  —  • Iranian bomb risks ‘Middle East proliferation, war or both’
New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents  —  The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington.
John / Power Line:
More Wikileaks  —  Newspapers around the world have started publishing some of the thousands of American diplomatic cables which they were given by Wikileaks.  It has been reported that Wikileaks' source was “a disenchanted, low-level Army intelligence analyst who exploited a security loophole.”
King Abdullah / Guardian:
US embassy cables: Saudi king's advice for Barack Obama  —  NSC FOR JBRENNAN AND JDUNCAN; STATE FOR S/WCI  —  Classified By: Pol Counselor Lisa Carle, 1.4(b),(d)  — (S) Saudi King Abdullah welcomed White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, S/WCI Ambassador Williamson …
Discussion: Danger Room and Fox Nation
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
How Twitter Scooped Wikileaks (Updated)  —  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.
Haaretz:
WikiLeaks exposé: Barak warned strike on Iran was viable until end of 2010  —  Classified cable quotes State Dept. official as saying U.S. dismissed Netanyahu's warnings on Iran nukes as ploy. … A 2009 American government cable released Sunday by the WikiLeaks website quotes Defense …
New York Times:
Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea  —  Secret American intelligence assessments have concluded that Iran has obtained a cache of advanced missiles, based on a Russian design, that are much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Associated Press:
Text of White House statement on WikiLeaks release
Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Made Last-Ditch Push to Try to Prevent WikiLeaks Release
Marin Cogan / The Politico:
Presidential historian curses, calls Americans ‘lazy and obese’  —  Presidential biographer Edmund Morris delivered one of the more, well, colorful lines on this week's Sunday morning shows.  —  On CBS's “Face the Nation,” host Bob Schieffer, anchoring an authors roundtable discussion …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog and Althouse
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Washington Post:
McCain compares Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan
Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times:
China seeks emergency meeting on Korea
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The FBI successfully thwarts its own Terrorist plot  —  The FBI is obviously quite pleased with itself over its arrest of a 19-year-old Somali-American, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who — with months of encouragement, support and money from the FBI's own undercover agents — allegedly attempted …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Politically correct Portland rejected feds …
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.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The Country's Wealthiest Men: No, Really, Tax Us More!  —  Not that this will matter to the congressional Republicans, whose agenda is not actually improving the economy nor listening to economists, the wealthiest 2%, or any other American, come to that.  But the country's wealthiest men …
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Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Billionaires Buffett and Gates: Tax Us More!
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
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.
Molly Hottle / Oregonian:
Fire was intentionally set at Islamic Center in Corvallis where alleged bomb plot suspect attended  —  A fire reported early this morning at the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis where Portland bomb plot suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud sometimes attended is being called arson.
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.”
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Got to Get This Right  —  On Nov. 19, Rasmussen Reports published results from a national telephone poll that showed that 47 percent of America's likely voters said the nation's “best days are in the past,” 37 percent said they are in the future.  Sixteen percent were undecided.
 
 
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
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John / Power Line:
CAIR: Unindicted, But Still A Co-conspirator
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N. Korea deploys SA-2 surface-to-air missiles near Yellow Sea border
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
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Wall Street Journal:
A Glossy Approach to Inciting Terrorism
Discussion: Power Line and The Wire
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Democratic South finally falls
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Martin Wall / The Irish Times:
Ictu questions bailout terms
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
McCain wants ‘regime change’ in North Korea
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
Despite Alaska Senate race results, Joe Miller presses on in principle