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9:55 AM ET, November 27, 2011


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Joseph W. McQuaid /
For President, Newt Gingrich  —  This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.  —  America is at a crucial crossroads.  It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year.  We are in critical need of the innovative …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Gingrich wins Union Leader endorsement  —  GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich received the endorsement of the influential editorial board of the New Hampshire Union Leader on Sunday, providing another boost to his surging campaign.  —  The endorsement gives the former House Speaker additional momentum …
Serafin Gomez / Fox News:
Newt Gingrich Gets Big New Hampshire Endorsement  —  Former speaker of the U.S. House and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received the coveted endorsement of the highly-influential New Hampshire newspaper “The Manchester Union Leader,” an endorsement Republican rival Mitt Romney has adamantly sought.
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Union Leader endorses Newt Gingrich  —  The Manchester Union Leader, New Hampshire's most influential paper, picks Newt Gingrich as its candidate of choice in an editorial today (no link yet, but text provided by POLITICO's Ginger Gibson) across the top of the front page.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Jon Boone / Guardian:
Nato air attack on Pakistani troops was self-defence, says senior western official  —  US-Pakistan relations strained further after attack allegedly kills up to 28 and prompts ban on Nato trucks crossing Afghan border  —  An attack by Nato aircraft on Pakistani troops that allegedly killed …
Associated Press:
Pakistan demands US vacate suspected drone base
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Juilan Pecquet / The Hill:
Supreme Court hearing on Obama health law sets up lobbying storm  —  Next year's Supreme Court decision on the healthcare reform law could be the most heavily lobbied ever.  —  Corporations, unions, trade groups and advocates are expected to spend millions of dollars over the next few months trying …
David Rose / Daily Mail:
BBC sought advice from global warming scientists on economy, drama, music... and even game shows  —  Britain's leading green activist research centre spent £15,000 on seminars for top BBC executives in an apparent bid to block climate change sceptics from the airwaves, a vast new cache of leaked ‘Climategate’ emails has revealed.
Discussion: and Biased BBC
The Independent:
Michael McCarthy: Climate change isn't a left-wing cause - the Iron Lady knew that
Edward Jay Epstein /
What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn?  —  Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, in the courtyard of their Paris residence, September 2011  —  May 14, 2011, was a horrendous day for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then head of the International Monetary Fund and leading contender …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Saturday Night Card Game (Jeremiah Wright still scares Democrats)  —  This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:  —  As you know, I support Newt Gingrich.  —  But you also know that I have a policy of uniting behind any Republican candidate …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and TigerHawk
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Team Romney on Obama: ‘We will tie them in knots’
Discussion: Power Line
Marcus Walker / Wall Street Journal:
Euro Zone Weighs Plan to Speed Fiscal Integration  —  BERLIN—Euro-zone countries are weighing a new plan to accelerate the integration of their fiscal policies, people familiar with the matter said, as Europe's leaders race to convince investors they can resolve the region's debt crisis and keep the currency area from fracturing.
James Kirkup / Telegraph:
Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns  —  British embassies in the eurozone have been told to draw up plans to help British expats through the collapse of the single currency, amid new fears for Italy and Spain.  —  As the Italian government struggled to borrow …
Sean Rayment / Telegraph:
Taliban paid £100 a month to stop fighting  —  Members of the Taliban who give up their fight are being paid £100 a month and will be allowed to keep their guns in a new initiative to end the insurgency.  —  The “reintegration” programme, which has the full support of Nato …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and
Willis Eschenbach / Watts Up With That?:
An Open Letter to Dr. Phil Jones of the UEA CRU  —  Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach  —  Dear Dr. Jones:  —  You and I have been interacting, albeit at a distance, since I first asked you for your data some five years ago.  I asked for your data in part because I was astounded by your answer …
Discussion: The Air Vent
John Vidal / Guardian:
Western nations ‘used bullying tactics’ at climate talks  —  World Development Movement report accuses developed countries of threatening behaviour at climate change summits  —  Leading figures in western governments have been accused of using bullying tactics with developing countries during climate change summits.
Discussion: and Guardian
Bachmann dings Gingrich over immigration - again  —  (CNN) - Michele Bachmann continued her line against fellow GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich as the most “liberal” candidate on Saturday, releasing a Gingrich-signed letter that she said indicates his support of amnesty for 11 million illegal workers.
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Obama promotes shops on “Small Business Saturday”  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, eager to spur growth and hiring, took his daughters on an early Christmas shopping trip on Saturday in Washington as the U.S. retail sector got its vital holiday season underway.
Discussion: USA Today and New York Magazine
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House Democrat to pass on seeking re-election
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Occupy Seattle visits Walmart's 99%
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Occupy moves us into a new era
Megan McArdle / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: TBogg and The Impolitic
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