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11:10 AM ET, November 24, 2011

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CBS News:
U.S. urges Americans to leave Syria “immediately”  —  Anger In The Arab World  —  BEIRUT - The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart “immediately,” and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.
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Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml:
Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country “Immediately”  —  Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria.  Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge.
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Vox Popoli
Timothy Puko / PittsburghLIVE.com:
Pa. revenue department overestimated tax collections from shale gas income  —  When it comes to money from shale drilling, state tax officials made a $50 million mistake this year.  —  The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue publicly overestimated by more than double what landowners around …
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ThirdandState / Firedoglake:   A $56 Million ‘Oops’: PA Revenue Department Updates Marcellus Shale Tax Estimates
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Dem strategist: Romney ad plays race card, echoes Rev. Wright  —  Democratic strategist Tad Devine, an adviser to the Al Gore and John Kerry presidential campaigns, accused Mitt Romney's campaign of invoking the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a recent ad.
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Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Protests, Events Planned for Black Friday And Thanksgiving  —  Damaged books rescued from NYPD dump.  Oh!  Alexandria!  —  With many encampments still setup around the country, it is to be expected that there will be stories of occupations having Thanksgiving at their camps.
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Associated Press:   Occupy protesters plan Black Friday surprises
Buffalo News:
Army records at odds with Occupy veteran's claims  —  Demonstrator insists military data is incomplete  —  The claims of a dedicated member of the Occupy Buffalo movement that he saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are not supported by Army records.  —  Christopher M. Simmance …
Mass.Gov:
GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS TRANSGENDER EQUAL RIGHTS BILL  —  Governor Deval Patrick today signed H.3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity,” historic legislation to legally protect transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit.
The Independent:
Leaked UN report reveals torture, lynchings and abuse in post-Gaddafi Libya  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES  —  Thousands of people, including women and children …
Paul West / Los Angeles Times:
Newt Gingrich stands out on immigration at Republican debate  —  Now one of the leading GOP candidates, the former House speaker takes a softer stand on immigration — and in general — as he and his rivals field questions on national security and economic issues.
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and In America
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rep. King denounces Gingrich immigration plan as ‘amnesty’
New York Times:
Egyptian Generals Apologize for Bloodshed but Reject Calls to Leave Power  —  A protester pointed to an incoming tear-gas canister during clashes with the riot police on Wednesday near Tahrir Square in Cairo.  The violence has prompted growing international concern.  More Photos »
Andrew Galvin / The Santa Ana Register:
Occupy flash mob fails to impress Walmart workers  —  The folks from Occupy Orange County might need to work on their delivery if they want to get their message across.  —  A two minute “flash mob” by members of Occupy's Santa Ana contingent left some Walmart employees feeling disrespected and confused.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and L.A. NOW
Jordan Zakarin / The Huffington Post:
Bachmann: Roots Song On Fallon Sexist, Demands NBC Apology … Michele Bachmann has spoken out and demanded an apology for the song played by the Roots, the “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” house band, when she was introduced as a guest Monday night.  Bachmann called the song, “Lyin' Ass Bitch” …
David Jackson / USA Today:
Poll: Voters want court to kill Obama health care law  —  A new poll shows that most voters want the Supreme Court to overturn President Obama's health care law, with opposition and support falling largely along party lines.  —  Overall, voters oppose the law by 48-40%, according to the Quinnipiac University survey.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare  —  Imagine if the Democrats offered Republicans a deficit deal that had more than $3 in tax increases for every $1 in spending cuts, assigned most of those spending cuts to the Pentagon, and didn't take a dime from Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare beneficiaries.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Debunking Obama's So-Called Leadership Failure  —  Various fiscal scolds have been scolding President Obama for failing to use his mind-control powers to force Republicans to accept a tax hike.  Michael Bloomberg sadly attributes the failure of the supercommittee to agree on reducing the deficit to a failure of “leadership.”
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Go Big, Mr. Obama  —  President Obama has a clear choice …
 
 
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