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2:55 AM ET, November 19, 2014


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New York Times:
Senate Defeats Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline in Narrow Vote  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Oops!  New York Times Accidentally Publishes Unedited Keystone Story  —  It is every journalist's nightmare.  May the media gods spare TPM.  —  But the New York Times on Tuesday accidentally published an unedited version of a story about the Senate's vote on the Keystone pipeline at about 4:40 p.m. ET …
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Keystone bill dies in the Senate — for now  —  Washington (CNN) — The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend — embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
New York Times:
Louisiana Senate Seat Is Real Reward in Keystone Pipeline Vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly voted to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline Tuesday evening, with TK Democrats joining all 45 Republicans to send the legislation to President Obama's desk, where he is likely to veto it.
Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg Politics:
Louisiana's Landrieu Silent at Almost 70% of Energy Hearings
Discussion: Washington Post
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:   Sen. King to vote against Keystone bill
TURLEY AGREES TO SERVE AS LEAD COUNSEL FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE  —  As many on this blog are aware, I have previously testified, written, and litigated in opposition to the rise of executive power and the countervailing decline in congressional power in our tripartite system.
Katie Pavlich /
Liberal Law Professor Jonathan Turley: Obama's Executive Amnesty Threat 'Tears at Very Fabric of The Constitution"
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
It's Time For Leftist Gruber Truthers To Give It A Rest  —  Jonathan Gruber was a key architect of Obamacare who was intimately involved in the drafting of the legislation.  —  That is a fact.  It is not arguable.  It is not assailable.  It is backed up by overwhelming contemporaneous evidence long …
Russ Buettner / New York Times:
As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes  —  The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit …
Jerusalem Post:
Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue  —  Hamas: Jerusalem synagogue attack in response to deat...  Police chief: Lone wolves apparently carried out dead...  Abbas twice condemns deadly attack on Jewish worshipe...  Revelers in Rafah hand out sweets, brandish axes and posters in praise of terrorists.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Hamas Endorses a Massacre
New York Times:
Israel Shaken by 5 Deaths in Synagogue Assault
Catalina Camia / OnPolitics:
Congresswoman on transgender son: I love my child no matter what  —  Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla..  (Handout via Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)  —  Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has words of advice for other parents with transgender children: Don't reject them, and always show your love.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
CBS Miami:
Ileana's Son: From Amanda to Rodrigo
Discussion: US News
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
University of Rhode Island Removes Gruber Video After It Goes Viral  —  The University of Rhode Island (URI) removed a video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber discussing how he exploited the American people.  —  URI removed a video of Gruber's speech at an Oct. 30 …
Aaron Sharockman / PolitiFact:
Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
NAACP responds to racial school administrator retweet  —  UPDATE: The NAACP sent 13News Now the following statement: … NORFOLK — A retweet has stirred up controversy at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk.  —  The tweet, allegedly sent from the account of a school administrator …
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Donnie Swaggart Says That Gay Rights Activists Would Love To Behead Christians  —  Last month, Donnie Swaggart, son of the infamous televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, hosted a panel discussion on the “Frances & Friends” television program dedicated to discussing the controversy that had erupted in Houston …
National Journal:
McConnell Pushes Republicans to Silence Senate Debate on NSA Reform Bill  —  The Republican leader said the measure would help ISIS kill Americans.  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is asking his fellow Republicans to block a bill that would curtail the government's domestic spying powers.
GOP seeks creative ways to avert a shutdown
Kira Lerner / ThinkProgress:
If Congress Doesn't Act In The Next Month, It Could Be The End Of The Postal Service As We Know It  —  If Congress does not pass legislation that would save the Postal Service from financial collapse before the end of its current session, the future of the country's mail service will be in the hands …
Discussion: Daily Kos
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Gov. Mike Pence Says He's ‘Ennobling’ Poor People By Cutting Off Food Stamps In Indiana  —  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) explained on Tuesday that a new policy that could cut off food stamps for thousands of people in his state would be “ennobling” for poor people.
Discussion: NUVO and Daily Kos
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Heritage Fellow: Obama Will Use Government ‘Goodies’ To Replace Americans With Latino Immigrants  —  Discussing President Obama's likely executive action on immigration with the American Family Association's Sandy Rios today, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez suggested …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Getting back to basics in the raging debate over deportations  —  Criticism of President Obama's expected executive action to shield millions from deportations falls into two categories.  Some treat it as self-evident that it will be “lawless” or a “shredding of the Constitution,” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Chris Moody / CNN:
GOP officials deny knowing about coded Twitter accounts  —  Washington (CNN) — Top officials at the campaign committee for House Republicans said Tuesday they weren't aware of anonymous Twitter accounts that were used ahead of the midterms to share internal polling data with outside groups, potentially violating campaign finance laws.
Union: Adrian Peterson to appeal ban  —  Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014-15 season.  —  The NFL announced its highly anticipated ruling Tuesday morning, stating that the Minnesota Vikings' star running back will not be considered …
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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
House Approps Chairman Proposes Canceling Amnesty Funds Next Year
Discussion: and National Review
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Critic of Polygraph Tests Accused of Teaching People to Lie to Government
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Send Mixed Messages on Immigration Timing
Charlie Cook / National Journal:
Are We Ready for Hillary?  —  Some time in the next six months …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
White House Plays Coy on Possible Keystone Veto
Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
Mitch “I'm Not a Scientist” McConnell Suddenly Believes in Science
Mark Thompson / Reuters:
Peter Kassig's Powerful Silence Before ISIS Beheaded Him
Discussion: US News and New York Times
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The New Republican Plan To Rig The 2016 Presidential Election