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10:55 AM ET, December 27, 2010

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Finite World  —  Oil is back above $90 a barrel.  Copper and cotton have hit record highs.  Wheat and corn prices are way up.  Over all, world commodity prices have risen by a quarter in the past six months.  —  So what's the meaning of this surge?  —  Is it speculation run amok?
Michael Rapoport / Wall Street Journal:
Bailed-Out Banks Slip Toward Failure  —  Number of Shaky Lenders Rises to 98 as Bad Loans Pile Up; Smaller Institutions Hit Hardest  —  Nearly 100 U.S. banks that got bailout funds from the federal government show signs they are in jeopardy of failing.  —  The total, based on an analysis …
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Scott / Power Line:
Learning from HSBC  —  Last week Contentions posted an image of an HSBC Bank ad touting Iran found in an Athens airport.  The full ad creative can be found here.  It turns out that the ad is part of HSBC's current global ad campaign.  —  According to the ad, “Only 4% of American films are made by women.
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
A bank that proudly does business in Iran
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Daily Beast
Anchorage Daily News:
Miller says he'll keep fighting for Senate seat  —  CHALLENGE: But GOP candidate won't oppose Murkowksi certification.  —  Anchorage Daily News / adn.com  —  Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller announced late Sunday that he would continue his challenge in federal court of the write …
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CNN:
Miller won't contest Murkowski certification; pursues federal suit
Associated Press:
Miller Won't Block Murkowski Senate Certification
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Assange Memoir Sold in U.S., U.K.  —  LONDON—WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has agreed to write a memoir, U.S. publisher Random House confirmed, receiving an advance that Mr. Assange said totals more than $1 million for U.S. and U.K. rights as he seeks to pay mounting legal bills and keep the document-leaking website in the black.
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Marie Colvin / TheAustralian:
WikiLeaks founder baffled by sex assault claims
Kevin Dolak / ABCNEWS:
Julian Assange Signs $1.3 Million Book Deal
The Blaze:
BROKAW: 'WE'LL SEE' IF OBAMA CAN LEARN ON THE JOB — HE DIDN'T HAVE HARD POLITICAL EXPERIENCE AS A GOV LIKE REAGAN DID  —  CATB  —  LOL .. all we heard was how Palin wasn't qualified .. she is much more qualified than “their” Obama!  —  Report Post »  —  Log in to Reply  —  TXPILOT
Discussion: Pajamas Media
New York Times:
In ‘Daily Show’ Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow  —  Did the bill pledging federal funds for the health care of 9/11 responders become law in the waning hours of the 111th Congress only because a comedian took it up as a personal cause?  —  And does that make that comedian, Jon Stewart …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
The Economy in 2011  —  After the passage of the tax cut deal, many economic forecasters raised their projections for 2011.  Recent economic indicators, including a reduction in weekly initial unemployment claims, an increase in industrial production, factory orders and consumer sentiment …
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Subnational Government Debt Loans in China  —  Sometimes it's a bit hard to say what's happening in China (my photo, available under cc license)  —  Via Tyler Cowen, an anonymous “senior” Japanese official says: … Certainly something missed in many admiring columns about the quality …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
Mary Beth Schneider / Indianapolis Star:
‘Lame ducks can still fly,’ Daniels says of his last 2 years  —  Lame duck?  Hardly.  —  With only two years left as governor, Gov. Mitch Daniels feels more charged up than ever.  —  The November election gave him solid Republican majorities in both the Senate and House …
Emily Miller / Human Events:
VIDEO: Daughter Says Newt Gingrich Is ‘Very Serious’ About Running For President  —  Jackie Gingrich Cushman said that her father Newt Gingrich is more intent that ever on running for President in 2012.  Gingrich has said that he will announce his decision on running in February or March.
Discussion: The Politico
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Juan Williams: Palin not on same ‘intellectual stage’ as Obama  —  Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin “can't stand on the intellectual stage” with President Obama.  —  Williams, in his role as an analyst on Fox News Sunday, was breaking down the Republican presidential field, which he saw as weak.
Mark Helprin / Wall Street Journal:
America's Dangerous Rush to Shrink Its Military Power  —  Just as in the 1930s, the economy is the supposedly humanitarian excuse for reducing the military—although the endless miseries of the world will not be alleviated if, due to an imbalance of power, great and little wars rage across it.
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner
BBC:
Coded American Civil War message in bottle deciphered  —  A message in a bottle delivered to a Confederate general during the American Civil War has been deciphered, 147 years after it was written.  —  In the encrypted message, a commander tells Gen John Pemberton that no reinforcements …
Discussion: Sky Dancing and Tammy Bruce
Don Surber:
NYT: “Bundle Up, It's Global Warming”  —  Manhattan seems to be filled with foolish people who bitterly cling to their pagan religion.  —  From the New York Times: “Bundle Up, It's Global Warming.”  —  The headline is attached to a bizarre article by Judah Cohen.
Discussion: Maggie's Farm and Doug Ross
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Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
Janet Napolitano: Director Of National Intelligence Did Not “Need” To Know About London Terror Plot  —  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared on CNN's State of the Union and was eager to defend Director of National Intelligece James Clapper's embarrassing ordeal of being unaware …
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BREITBART.COM:
US to step up security at hotels and malls
 
 
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CNN:
Pakistani officials: Suspected drone strikes kill 18
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
New Voters May Sway Fed Actions
Discussion: Yglesias and The Atlantic Online
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
President Barack Obama in 2011: Same Cabinet, more road time
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and JammieWearingFool
Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
Joe Klein: Glenn Beck Is A “Telecharlatan” With A “Phony, Professorial Air”
Discussion: News Hounds
Frank Newport / Gallup:
All 10 States Losing Congressional Seats Tilt Democratic
Discussion: Hot Air and NewsBusters.org blogs
Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: Closing the books on the worst Congress
Discussion: Never Yet Melted and Biased BBC
 Earlier Items: 
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Analysis: Job creation happening at faster rate than other recessions
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Liberals fear failure on spending bill may come back to haunt Obama
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
The Big (Military) Taboo
Discussion: Crooked Timber and Commentary
Washington Post:
Surveying the field of RNC race: Priebus out front, but it's anyone's guess
Discussion: The Page
Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
According to Census Data, People Vote with their Feet for Less Government
Discussion: GayPatriot
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obamas attend church on vacation
Discussion: Wonkette and The Politico
Tom Wrobleski / Staten Island Advance:
Many Russians here aligning with Republicans
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

 
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