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7:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

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Michelle Malkin:
Celebrating the 9/12 rallies; Update: Turnout estimated at 2 million  —  Twitpic via Brooks Bayne  —  Twitpic via Prisminc  —  I can't make it to Washington DC today for the national 9/12 march, but I'm with all the marchers in spirit.  —  It's been an unprecedented year for limited government activism.
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government  —  WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of protesters from around the country marched to the Capitol on Saturday to demonstrate against the White House and Congress for what they say is an ever-expanding intrusion of government.
Washington Post:
Anti-Government Protests Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.  —  Tens of thousands of conservative protesters crowded outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a massive demonstration aimed at stopping what organizers called the over-expansion of the federal government under the Obama administration.
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
The GOP Corporate Push Behind The 9/12 Teabaggers  —  Stay Classy, Teabaggers!  —  Dick Army's group FreedomWorks, which organized last spring's tea parties, is behind Saturday's events as well.  They claim to model themselves on MoveOn.org, except that MoveOn.org actually is a grassroots group …
Discussion: Think Progress and At-Largely
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
Mary Katharine Ham emails this pic from the Newseum balcony in DC.  —  And Stephen Green is posting reports from the ground.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Daily Mail:
Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama's spending in ‘tea-party’ demonstration  —  Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as “Obamacare makes me sick” as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
A march today, but is it a movement?  —  Joe Wilson brought a taste of the summer's contentious health care town halls to the floor of Congress Wednesday night, and on Saturday thousands of fired-up conservatives are planning to bring some of that anger to the streets outside the Capitol.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Tea Party Patriotism
Mark Hemingway / The Corner on National Review Online:
NRO at the 912 March — By: Mark Hemingway
Wall Street Journal:
Conservatives Gather in Capital
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Seen on 9/12: ‘Bury Obamacare with Kennedy’  —  A passer-by forwards this image of a printed sign being distributed at the conservative rally at 13th and Pennsylvania in Washington today.  —  post comment | … Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)  —  One thing you never mistake the birthers for is classy...
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:   Sign at 9/12 march: ‘Bury Obamacare with Kennedy.’
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Source: Wilson breaks $1 million  —  A source on Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million — and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller — since his outburst of “You lie!” during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday.
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Heckler's Behavior May Bring Action in House  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats intend to pursue a formal resolution admonishing Representative Joe Wilson for his outburst against President Obama during the president's speech to Congress on Wednesday night unless he apologizes on the floor.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Is the Right's attack on Obama's legitimacy new or unprecedented?  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  Several people objected in comments, emails and other places to my argument yesterday that what Rep. Joe Wilson did — though dumb and juvenile — was hardly some grave threat to the Republic …
Discussion: Corrente
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Washington Post:
U.S. to Impose Tariff on Tires From China  —  In one of his first major decisions on trade policy, President Obama opted Friday to impose a tariff on tires from China, a move that fulfills his campaign promise to “crack down” on imports that unfairly undermine American workers but risks angering …
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CNN:
DNC paints Pawlenty as liar  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)- Ahead of President Obama's visit to Minneapolis Saturday, the Democratic National Committee is out with a new attack ad painting Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as a politician attempting to appeal to the “extremists” in the Republican party.
Rasmussen Reports:
47% Now Favor Health Care Reform Plan, 49% Oppose  —  Americans are now closely divided over the proposed health care reform plan following President Obama's speech to Congress Wednesday night, although a plurality of voters are still opposed.  All of the gains have come from Democrats …
 
 
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