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6:20 PM ET, November 22, 2011

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Prof. Phil Jones / Watts Up With That?:
Climategate 2.0 emails - They're real and they're spectacular!  —  UPDATE: 8:20 AM PST These emails have not been verified yet, and this story was posted by one of my moderating staff while I was asleep.  Until such time they are verified, tread lightly because without knowing what is behind …
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Richard Black / BBC:
‘New release’ of climate emails  —  The writer appears to argue that combating climate change will create poverty  —  What appears to be a new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit has been released.
Leo Hickman / Guardian:
Fresh round of hacked climate science emails leaked online  —  A file containing 5,000 emails has been made available in an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of 2009's similar release  —  A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday.
James Delingpole / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Uh oh, global warming loons: here comes Climategate II!  —  Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person - or persons - unknown.  And as before, they show the “scientists” at the heart of the Man-Made Global Warming industry in a most unflattering light.
Jeff Id / The Air Vent:
Climategate 2.0  —  Files can be downloaded here.  —  h/t - kurthbemis Mirror up at: http://dump.kurthbemis.com/climategate2 /  —  UEA Responds - And it's the expected BS.  Out of context before we put them in context.  I suppose that if you aren't a certified UEA climatologist, you can't read.
Tallbloke / tallbloke's talkshop:
Breaking news: FOIA 2011 has arrived !
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
New ThinkProgress ‘Ad’: Romney Says 'Let Us Just Raise Your Taxes Some More'*  —  Yesterday, Mitt Romney released his first campaign ad, which quotes President Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.”  But those weren't Obama's words; he was quoting a strategist for Sen. John McCain in 2008.
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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Mitt Romney attack ad misleadingly quotes Obama  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's first ad of the 2012 presidential campaign quotes President Obama out of context in what the Romney campaign is calling a deliberate attempt to show that Mr. Obama “doesn't want to talk about the economy.”
Discussion: Truthdig and Washington Monthly
Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Mitt Romney: Says Barack Obama said, “If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.”
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney's first TV ad draws flak from Obama campaign for misleading use of president's words (video)
Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
In Defending Dishonest Ad, Romney Campaign Stunningly Claims Obama Won't Talk About The Economy
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Quinnipiac University:
Gingrich On Top Of GOP Pack As Cain Fades, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Romney Ties Obama In One-On-One Matchup  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich more than doubles his share of the Republican presidential vote to lead the presidential pack with 26 percent and in a head …
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Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:   Tonight's Debate: Six Issues to Watch
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama struggling in Pennsylvania
Discussion: The New Republic, USA Today and ABCNEWS
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Obama heckled by protesters at New Hampshire speech  —  President Obama was heckled on Tuesday during an appearance at a New Hampshire high school.  —  Obama had traveled north to the Granite State, which holds the nation's first presidential primary, to discuss the economy and his proposal to extend a current payroll tax cut.
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ABCNEWS:
Obama New Hampshire Jobs Speech Interrupted By Occupy Protesters  —  The Occupy movement followed President Obama to New Hampshire today, where protestors interrupted his jobs speech at a high school in Manchester.  —  Speaking at Manchester High School Central the President was interrupted shortly …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
Obama Heckled In New Hampshire By Occupy Wall Street Supporters
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Despite attacks, Dems standing by Occupy Wall Street  —  For weeks now, Republicans have attacked Democrats for voicing support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, in particular faulting the DCCC for standing up for them.  And the incidents of violence and excess have led some neutral commentators …
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Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Michele Bachmann's Entrance On Jimmy Fallon?  The Fishbone Song ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch'  —  Earlier this morning, our own Nando Di Fino critiqued Michele Bachmann's appearance on last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by saying that that the first half of her segment, when she discussed …
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ABCNEWS:
Jimmy Fallon's Drummer ‘Grounded’ for Bachmann Joke
Discussion: Big Hollywood
Dominic Holden / The Stranger …:
Pregnant Woman Blasted with Pepper Spray by SPD Says She Miscarried (Updated)  —  Posted at 3:55 p.m. and updated below with an interview with Jennifer Fox.  —  One of Occupy Seattle's outspoken activists who blogs under the name Ian Awesome has a post up this afternoon about the pregnant woman …
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Max Read / Gawker:
'It's a Food Product, Essentially': Fox News Starts Spinning Pepper Spray Cops
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Moons  —  In 1951, Samuel Lubell invented the concept of the political solar system.  At any moment, he wrote, there is a Sun Party (the majority party, which drives the agenda) and a Moon Party (the minority party, which shines by reflecting the solar rays).
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The ‘third force’ Brooks has been waiting for
Discussion: driftglass
Annie Sweeney / Chicago Tribune:
Top Blagojevich adviser Tony Rezko gets 10½ years  —  Convicted extortionist faces sentencing, argues for time served  —  Antoin “Tony” Rezko, center, arrives at the Dirksen Federal Building for the reading of the verdict in his corruption trial.  (Tribune photo by Chris Walker / June 4, 2008)
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko sentenced to more than 10 years in prison
Discussion: Big Government
The Politico:
Supercommittee meltdown: Behind the scenes  —  But meetings of the full 12-member panel soon proved fruitless, quickly devolving into smaller and smaller groups — and smaller and smaller proposals.  What began as a $4 trillion “big deal” morphed all the way down to the $643 billion plan that Jackson proposed last Friday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Wall Street Journal:
Thank You, Grover Norquist
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sarah Palin Got Scolded by Roger Ailes for Not Announcing Her Non-Candidacy on Fox News  —  Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers — but it infuriated Roger Ailes.  The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself.
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp  —  Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.  —  Jim Lafferty, who has been negotiating with city officials on behalf of Occupy L.A., addresses protesters.  (Robert Lachman, Los Angeles Times / November 21, 2011)
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
A complicated Romney family  —  Part of Mitt Romney's political persona is his perfect family: His oft-mentioned marriage of 40 years, his five handsome, successful sons and their photogenic families.  Like much with Romney, it's an asset that is on the edge of being a liability …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
 
 
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