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11:40 AM ET, November 29, 2010


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Omri Ceren / Mere Rhetoric:
Wikileaks - Anti-Israel Foreign Policy Experts Got Saudi Arabia, Other Arab Countries 100% Backward On Iran Attack  —  By  —  It didn't get nearly as much play as it should have, but Obama's June 2009 meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah ended with the monarch flying into a tirade …
Pvictorwins / CBS New York:
King: WikiLeaks Release ‘Worse Than Military Attack’  —  WASHINGTON (AP/1010 WINS/WCBS 880) — Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional …
The Independent:
John Kampfner: Wikileaks shows up our media for their docility at the feet of authority  —  Mr Assange is an unconventional figure, a man who lives in the shadows and enjoys doing so  —  You should never shout “fire” in a crowded theatre.  Once you have accepted this old adage, you accept that there are limits to free expression.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Republican wants WikiLeaks labeled as terrorist group  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should review whether WikiLeaks can be declared a terrorist organization, according to a senior Republican.  —  Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee …
Scott / Power Line:
The Times then and now  —  The New York Times is participating in the dissemination of the stolen State Department cables that have been made available to it in one way or another via WikiLeaks.  My friend Steve Hayward recalls that only last year the New York Times ostentatiously declined …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Guardian editor says they gave cables to the NY Times  —  New York Times editors said Sunday that although the paper's reporters had been digging through WikiLeaks trove of 250,000 State Department cables for “several weeks,” the online whistleblower wasn't the source of the documents.
David Leigh / Guardian:
How 250,000 US embassy cables were leaked
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WIKILEAKS HAMPERS U.S. DIPLOMACY.... American officials were bracing …
New York Times:
Around the World, Distress Over Iran
Mark Kirk / Chicago Tribune:
First priority?  Control federal spending  —  Today is my first day in the U.S. Senate.  With this honor comes a tremendous responsibility to accomplish much for our nation.  —  My top priority is turning our economy around.  In Congress, we had a vigorous debate about the trillion-dollar stimulus.
Discussion: CNN
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Kirk's arrival boosts GOP
Discussion: Wonk Room
The Huffington Post:
Jon Kyl: START Won't Happen Because Of Process, Not Policy
Anita Gates / New York Times:
Leslie Nielsen, Actor, Dies at 84  —  Leslie Nielsen, the Canadian-born actor who in middle age tossed aside three decades of credibility in dramatic and romantic roles to make a new, far more successful career as a comic actor in films like “Airplane!” and the “Naked Gun” series, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter:
Leslie Nielsen Dies at Age 84
Discussion: Pharyngula and Tuned In
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Spanish Prisoner  —  The best thing about the Irish right now is that there are so few of them.  By itself, Ireland can't do all that much damage to Europe's prospects.  The same can be said of Greece and of Portugal, which is widely regarded as the next potential domino.  —  But then there's Spain.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama to Freeze Pay for Most Federal Workers for 2 Years  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers later Monday morning, according to an administration official, the latest White House move intended to demonstrate concern over sky-high deficit spending.
Charles Riley /
Obama to freeze federal wages for 2 years  —  NEW YORK ( — President Obama will announce a two-year freeze in the wages of federal employees Monday, with the intention of saving $60 billion over the next 10 years.  —  Obama was scheduled to announce the proposal later Monday.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
Blasts target Iranian nuclear scientists  —  One professor dies, another is injured on their morning commutes.  The attacks prompt a stern warning by the head of IranÂ's atomic energy agency.  —  Reporting from Beirut — Two separate explosions killed a nuclear scientist and injured another …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
EXPLOSIONS IN TEHRAN - Nuclear Scientists Targeted, One Dead
Discussion:, Moe Lane and Daily Pundit
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Liberal Groups to Propose Routes to Smaller Deficit  —  WASHINGTON — As President Obama's fiscal commission faces a deadline this week for agreement on a plan to shrink the mounting national debt, liberal organizations will unveil debt-reduction proposals of their own in the next two days …
Stuart Tomlinson / Oregonian:
Portland bomb plot suspect felt betrayed by family, thought living in U.S. was sin  —  Mohamed Osman Mohamud was angry at his parents for keeping him from jihad and had thought about carrying out an operation, “something like Mumbai,” since he was 17.  On the two-year anniversary of the shooting …
Discussion: TalkLeft and ABCNEWS
Los Angeles Times:
Mixed portraits of Oregon terrorism suspect
Discussion: Power Line and Oregonian
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
PRECEDENT AND PROLOGUE  —  Momentous Supreme Court cases tend to move quickly into the slipstream of the Court's history.  In the first ten years after Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 decision that ended the doctrine of separate but equal in public education, the Justices cited the case more than twenty-five times.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Peg Tyre / New York Times:
A's for Good Behavior  —  A few years ago, teachers at Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minn., might have said that their top students were easy to identify: they completed their homework and handed it in on time; were rarely tardy; sat in the front of the class; wrote legibly; and jumped at the chance to do extra-credit assignments.
David Carr / New York Times:
A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A.  —  If a squadron of mad scientists surrounded by supercomputers gathered in a laboratory to try to conjure a single news topic that would blow up large, they could not touch the T.S.A. pat-down story.  —  It began with a Drudge Report link to a video …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
American exceptionalism: an old idea and a new political battle  —  Is this a great country or what?  —  “American exceptionalism” is a phrase that, until recently, was rarely heard outside the confines of think tanks, opinion journals and university history departments.
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
THE BIG UNEASY  —  T he German and Chinese governments, Republican congressmen, the liberal economist Joseph Stiglitz, and Sarah Palin don't agree on much.  But they're united in their opposition to the Federal Reserve's second round of quantitative easing—or, as it's known, QE2.
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Waters wants ethics trial now  —  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on the ethics committee to hold her public ethics trial before the end of the year.  —  “I am here because I am disappointed that the committee has chosen not to hold my hearing,” she said.
Discussion: The Politico
Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
Thomas L. Friedman: Nation-Building at Home Just as Crucial a Slogan Now as it Was 14 Columns Ago  —  Today's Thomas L. Friedman column is a familiar if distasteful brew of what-Americans-want ventriloquism and public policy by bumper sticker.  Sample: … And so on.
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