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2:55 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.
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Salman Masood / New York Times:
Tensions High After NATO Air Strikes Kill Pakistani Soldiers
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
Nick Paton Walsh / CNN:
Pakistan official: NATO attack kills 26 Pakistani soldiers
Gary Martin / MySanAntonio.com:
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.
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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.
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Obama on NBA tentative agreement: ‘Good deal’
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:   Obama gives thumbs up to end of NBA strike
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 …
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Doc / DocPop.org:
Occupy News Bin
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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.
Home Santafenewmexican.com:
‘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 …
Ynetnews:
Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews  —  Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come  —  Arab hate: A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest …
Linda McQuaig / Toronto Star:
Occupy moves us into a new era  —  When thousands of Egyptian protesters took over Tahrir Square in events widely celebrated as the Arab Spring, I don't recall anyone being concerned that they were violating local bylaws.  —  Of course, Egypt was a dictatorship and the only way to protest the lack of democracy was by breaking laws.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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.
Jon Kyl / Washington Post:
The supercommittee failed because Democrats insisted on $1 trillion in new taxes  —  We do not choose to add more to the blame game for failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction , but one Democratic talking point needs debunking: that the talks failed because of Republicans' attachment to the Bush tax cuts.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
O.K., Now Ron Paul  —  Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, now seems to have an outside chance of winning the Iowa caucus vote.  Not the presidential nomination.  It seems highly unlikely that the Republicans are going to give the nod to a guy who disapproves of the Patriot Act and marriage licenses.
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Obama Plays Golf for the 30th Time This Year  —  It is an unseasonably warm 65 degrees in the Washington area, and President Obama has bolted out of the White House to go golfing.  —  It's his 30th time golfing this year and the 88th golf outing of his presidency.
William Nottingham / L.A. NOW:
Villaraigosa, Beck start countdown to Occupy L.A. closure  —  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the shutdown of the Occupy L.A. encampment on City Hall grounds at 12:01 a.m. Monday, saying officials can no longer “maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment,” according to a statement issued Friday.
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Ian Lovett / New York Times:
Occupy Los Angeles to Be Evicted From City Hall Park
 
 
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Erik Lacitis / Seattle Times:
Occupy Seattle visits Walmart's 99%
Discussion: The Stranger …
Louise A. Mozingo / New York Times:
To Rethink Sprawl, Start With Offices
Discussion: The Oil Drum
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppers
Discussion: Hot Air and Jammie Wearing Fools
First Read / msnbc.com:
Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNN
New York Times:
Legal Education Reform
Discussion: Balkinization and Althouse
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Republicans see opportunity to beat Obama with Pentagon cuts
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCaskill calls for probe into smallpox-vaccine boondoggle
Jared Janes / Monitor:
Aaron Peña to retire, says court-drawn map makes his district unwinnable
Discussion: Off the Kuff and Greg's Opinion
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
European Banks Frantically Trying To Dump $7 Trillion Of Crap Assets — But No One Will Buy Them
Radley Balko / The Huffington Post:
Driven By Drug War Incentives, Cops Target Pot Smokers, Brush Off Victims Of Violent Crime
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Volokh Conspiracy