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Tips and rumours

Air force security question … have the Oz’s cake and eat it too … to name or not to name? …

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iSentia index: with fancy footwork, Clive outshines them all

Clive Palmer certainly knows how to keep his name in the paper.

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Tips and rumours

Latika Bourke shifts to Fairfax … WA hospital whistleblower ignored? … Sharri Markson on Joe Aston’s dating life …

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The politics: Palmer delivers a big win for climate denialists

Ignore the theatrics: Clive Palmer has handed the government a big win in its efforts to dump effective climate action.

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Inside Clive’s conversion: how the coal baron met the climate crusader

It was a bromance no one expected. Here’s the story on how Clive Palmer came to cross paths with Al Gore.

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Media briefs: carbon copy … Murdoch’s win … Sawyer signs off …

Only one major daily in Australia had no mention of Clive Palmer’s climate change bombshell on its front page this morning. Guess which one? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Clive Palmer dropped a bombshell on climate policy tonight. He’s a fair bit greener — and Tony Abbott will be fuming. Crikey explains what just happened.

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Former Supreme Court judge: ‘a less-than-perfect reputation’

Sandra Day O’Connor was one of five Supreme Court judges who overturned the crucial recount that would have put Al Gore in the Oval Office in 2000. A recent interview suggests she regrets her decision, writes Charles Richardson.

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Al Gore’s convenient thumbs up to Oz

Former US Vice President turned climate change activist Al Gore salutes Australia taking action on climate change, and praises Australia’s Climate Commissioner — and his “great friend” — Tim Flannery for its new report The Critical Decade, released today.

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NT Labor is embarrased by Labor

It is not just a Labor Prime Minister they are keeping out of sight in the Northern Territory.

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Slate | LINKS|

How I accidently became a hero for right wing Gore haters

It all began when Slate writer Brian Merchant uploaded a one minute Youtube video of Al Gore talking about population control. To Merchant’s astonishment, the clip become the central point in a frenzy whipped up by conservative media.

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The feminism brand is designed to do itself out of business

Feminism is a brand that’s been thoroughly trashed. If it was a commercial product it’d be a good time to buy in, because when stocks are low they only have one way to go, writes Karen Pickering.

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The quiet Australian

The public is surely in a mood to concentrate on football grand finals rather than politics.

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The Smoking Gun | LINKS|

Al Gore: “a crazed sex poodle”?

Alright, so the Al Gore sexual harassment story is all a bit ghastly and tabloid. But The Smoking Gun has the full police report of the allegations, and it certaintly makes for fascinating reading.

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Media Bistro | LINKS|

An Inconvenient Hyperlink

When announcing Al Gore and Tipper Gore’s separation, CNN also inadvertently announced their personal home email address. Ah, those tricky hyperlinks.

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New York Times | ENVIRONMENT|

Al Gore: Why it would be lovely if the climate change sceptics were right

Imagine what a burden would be lifted if the whole climate change thing was wrong! If Climategate and those climate scientist stuffs up proved that climate change was just a giant myth. Except, that’s not what the science says, writes Al Gore.

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Typotheque | BOOKS|

An Inconvenient Typeface: Gore, the font warrior

While James Cameron used boring old Papyrus for his Avatar, former US VP Al Gore was so concerned with typefaces that he personally asked for the font in his latest book to be altered to fit his requirements. Typotheque has the fascinating story.

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Crikey Blogs | ENVIRONMENT|

Can Al Gore save Copenhagen?

Al Gore is finally heating up the Copenhagen conference, calling for a world treaty to be signed by July next year, before the movement’s momentum fizzles out, reports Matthew Knott.

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Mediaite | ENVIRONMENT|

Climategate: the winners and losers

The Climategate leaked email scandal has rocked players on both sides of the climate change debate. As the dust settles in Copenhagen, Mediate looks at who’s left standing.

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Slate | ENVIRONMENT|

Gore: What in the hell do they think is causing climate change?

Al Gore hits out against climate skeptics and those emails, gives the inside word on his talks with fellow Nobel-winner Obama, and explains why Copenhagen matters.

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LA Times | ENVIRONMENT|

Hollywood conservatives: Strip Gore of his Oscar

Two conservative members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Hollywood conservatives? Really?) have called for Al Gore to be stripped of his Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth in the wake of the Climategate email saga

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Newsweek | UNITED STATES|

What if Gore had won? An alternate history of the last decade

George W. Bush defined so much of the noughties that it’s easy to forget he came so close to losing the 2000 election. So what if Al Gore had been declared the winner? Newsweek imagines how a very different decade might have played out.

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Turnbull has lanced the boil of climate change denialism

Malcolm Turnbull’s stoic courage in Parliament House on Thursday lances the boil of climate change denialism, writes Tony Kevin.

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NewsBusters | PRINT|

Is Newsweek censoring its letters page?

After running a cover feature on Al Gore, 74% of the letters Newsweek received in response were negative. Yet, according to NewsBusters, the magazine ran only positive letters in its following edition. And it’s not the first time.

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Mother Jones | BOOKS|

More Clinton secrets revealed

More revelations have been leaked from the new book of secret interviews with former US President Bill Clinton, including spats with Al Gore, a smear campaign against Hillary, and terse words with Henry Kissinger on health care.

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