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9:39 AM, Nov 3, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Oops, did we say it was an $800 billion bill? It's $1.2 trillion.

If complaining makes you smarter, no wonder Obama won a Nobel!

Scandal watch at the NYT.

Meet your new health-care disincentives.

Iowa, a year later: "All my Republican friends - and independents - are sitting back saying, ‘Oh, what did we do?"

Video: Fineman to Chris Matthews: "Of course Obama is much smarter than us!"

New White House florist scoops White House announcement with her posting on Facebook.

More hanging with the stars for the Obama administration: "President Barack Obama has tapped a roster of Hollywood headliners for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, among them actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodard and actors Edward Norton and Forest Whitaker."

"Translation: Lieberman remains a threat to filibuster the Senate health-care bill, if it contains a public option."

Sesame Street joins war against Fox News.

Awesome: WaPo editor who punched colleague complains newsrooms are full of new-agey liberal wimps. Where was this perspective when the WaPo was hand-wringing about yelling at town halls?

The virtues of ignoring the conventional wisdom.