MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Bernanke's unemployment plan: Do nothing - Matthew Yglesias
Message discipline at the RNC - David Weigel, Wash. Independent
Recession's effect on U.S. environmentalism - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Coburn, Vitter block public option cosponsors - Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress
Obamacare in the Senate: First amendments - Kathryn Nix, The Foundry
ClimateGate held hostage: Day 14 - Kyle Drennen, Newsbusters
Job losses slow enormously - Ezra Klein
An equal press shield - Adam B, Daily Kos
Retail sales slump in November - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Annals of overexposure - Mary Katharine Ham, Weekly Standard
Thanks, John McCain - John Cole, Balloon Juice
An economic turning point? - Jonathan Chait, The Plank
Don't get the word out - Ted R. Bromund, contentions
Reasonably good economic news - Paul, Powerline
Friday roundup - Anna Christensen, SCOTUSblog

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Unemployment falls to 10 percent - The Hill
NATO pledges new troops for Afghanistan - New York Times
Reid's recipe for a healthcare deal - Washington Post
GM announces major management shakeup - Detroit Free Press