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5:20 PM ET, November 26, 2011


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Shams Momand / Reuters:
Pakistan stops NATO supplies after raid kills up to 28  —  (Reuters) - NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging U.S.-Pakistan relations, already deeply frayed, further into crisis.
Salman Masood / New York Times:
Tensions High After NATO Air Strikes Kill Pakistani Soldiers  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani officials said Saturday that NATO aircraft had killed at least 25 soldiers in strikes against two military posts at the northwestern border with Afghanistan, and the country's supreme army commander called …
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and Outside the Beltway
Associated Press:   Pakistan demands US vacate suspected drone base
Associated Press:
Pakistan: 24 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Vox Popoli
Nick Paton Walsh / CNN:
Pakistan official: NATO attack kills 26 Pakistani soldiers
Gary Martin /
Rep. Gonzalez will not run again  —  Decision opens doors for Castro, Rodriguez.  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Charlie Gonzalez said Friday he won't seek re-election, a decision that will end the congressional tenure of a Democratic family whose name has been synonymous with the city of San Antonio for more than half a century.
Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Texas court refuses to hold GOP-contested redistricting map  —  A San Antonio-based federal court refused to block a new congressional redistricting map late Friday, setting up a battle between Texas GOP and Democratic interests that will next turn to the Supreme Court.
A.Killough / CNN:   House Democrat to pass on seeking re-election
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
The Shocking Truth About Naomi Wolf's Factless Assertions  —  In an article for The Guardian, Naomi Wolf wrote this: … This follows the ongoing meme that DHS has coordinated the Occupy crackdowns on a national level; that they are orchestrating the violence behind the clearing of Zuccotti Park and others.
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Examining the big lie: How the facts of the economic crisis stack up  —  It's fair to say that our discussion about the big lie touched a nerve.  —  The big lie of the financial crisis, of course, is that troubling technique used to try to change the narrative history and shift blame …
Erik Lacitis / Seattle Times:
Occupy Seattle visits Walmart's 99%  —  Mostly, what happens when about 80 Occupy Seattle demonstrators carpool Friday afternoon from Westlake Park to picket in front of the Walmart in Renton is that customers glance at them briefly, and then ignore them.  —  “It's not your purpose in life …
Megan McArdle / Wall Street Journal:
Spend It or Save It? … Shoppers in downtown Chicago on Black Friday, 2010.  The day after Thanksgiving remains one of the country's most anticipated shopping days.  —  A few months ago, I became the proud, and slightly sheepish, owner of what must be the world's most expensive food processor.
Discussion: TBogg and The Impolitic
Rob Waugh / Daily Mail:
Climategate scientists DID collude with government officials to hide research that didn't fit their apocalyptic global warming  — 5,000 leaked emails reveal scientists deleted evidence that cast doubt on claims climate change was man-made  — Scientist asks, 'What if they find that climate change is a natural fluctuation?
Stacey Patton / Washington Post:
Why African Americans aren't embracing Occupy Wall Street  —  Occupy Wall Street might seem like a movement that would speak to black Americans.  After all, unemployment among African Americans is at 15 percent, vs. almost 8 percent for whites.  And between 2005 and 2009 …
Mayor Villaraigosa sets move out date for Occupy LA  —  DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set a date for the Occupy LA protesters to begin to disperse from the grounds at City Hall.  —  In a press conference Friday, the mayor announced that demonstrators must begin …
Discussion: Firedoglake
‘Abandoned’ by GOP, Johnson could seek Libertarian nod  — HOME - NEWS - SPORTS - OPINION - PASATIEMPO - MAGAZINES - OBITUARIES - PHOTOS - VIDEO - SUBSCRIBERS - HELP & CONTACTS  —  Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson knows he's not going to win the New Hampshire presidential primary …
Howard Beck / New York Times:
N.B.A. and Players Reach Tentative Deal to End Lockout  —  On a frantic Black Friday in Midtown Manhattan, the biggest deal was consummated in a law office tucked between FAO Schwartz and the Apple Store, according to one of the negotiators.  —  With a few handshakes, and surely a few sighs …
Shocked / WSAZ-TV:
Man Dies on Black Friday; Shoppers Unfazed … SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man collapsed while doing some Black Friday shopping in a crowded store, and people nearby continued to shop.  —  Witnesses tell some shoppers walked around and even over the man's body.
Discussion: and Mediaite
A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Obama on NBA tentative agreement: ‘Good deal’  —  (CNN) - After playing basketball at Washington's Fort McNair Army Base on Saturday, President Barack Obama seemed to approve the tentative deal reached earlier in the day to end the NBA lockout.  —  When asked about the potential agreement …
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:   Obama gives thumbs up to end of NBA strike
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Jon Kyl / Washington Post:
The supercommittee failed because Democrats insisted on $1 trillion in new taxes
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppers
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Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens
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