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7:45 PM ET, September 20, 2009

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New York Times:
Paterson Says He Will Run, Rejecting Call From Obama  —  Gov. David A. Paterson defiantly vowed to run for election next year despite the White House's urging that he withdraw from the New York governor's race.  —  Appearing tired and agitated at a parade in Harlem on Sunday …
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Obama, in Media Blitz, Snubs ‘Whining’ Fox  —  President to Hit All Sunday News Talk Shows, Except Network That Skipped His Speech  —  As President Barack Obama goes on an unprecedented presidential blitz of media appearances, the White House is in a war of words with the network that did not get an interview: Fox.
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Steele ‘curious’ that W.H. asks black governor to not seek reelection  —  Michael Steele said it was “curious” on why the White House would ask New York Gov. David Paterson (D) not to run for reelection in 2010.  —  “I found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Ian Johnston / Telegraph:
Sand artist Kseniya Simonova winner of Ukraine's Got Talent becomes internet hit  —  Sand artist, Kseniya Simonova, who moved audiences to tears as she won Ukraine's Got Talent, has become an online sensation with more than two million hits.  —  Miss Simonova, 24, drew a series of pictures …
Discussion: Macsmind
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
An amazing political video, nothing to do with Obama, McCain, Clinton or even Biden  —  Every once in a while in our around-the-clock online wanderings, The Ticket comes upon something special.  A serendipitous surprise.  And we decide to share it.  —  This is one of those times.
Discussion: RedState
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama open to newspaper bailout bill  —  The president said he is “happy to look at” bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.  —  “I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them …
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Dave Murray / Toledo Blade:   Newspaper journalism gets words of praise Print media's role vital, Obama says
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Backed Into A Corner, Boehner Admits That Obama Is Not A Socialist  —  RNC Chairman Michael Steele recently sent out a fundraising letter saying that President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are attempting a “socialist power grab.”  Today on NBC's Meet the Press …
Chris Frates / Politico Live's Blog:
Issa to ACORN: Will you come before Congress?  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) challenged ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis on Sunday to come before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain how her group used its federal funding, which Congress voted to cut off last week.
Discussion: Big Government
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Washington Wire:
Obama Backs Acorn Probe
Discussion: Big Government
Washington Post:
For ACORN, Video Is Only Latest Crisis
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
STILL NOT JOURNALISM.... Fox News spent months promoting last weekend's right-wing protests in Washington, encouraging viewers to go register their outrage.  And during the event itself, the Republican news network went a step further, encouraging the crowd to get louder once the cameras were on.
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George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Obama: Mandate is Not a Tax  —  President Obama signaled in our interview that he was prepared to address some of the concerns raised by key Senator Jay Rockefeller, who called the Baucus bill a “big middle class tax increase” this week.  —  That means he'll support more subsidies for middle class families.
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Patterico's Pontifications:
Breitbart Promises New Bombshell from “Left Field”  —  Andrew Breitbart, a driving force behind the recent revelations of ACORN's utter lawlessness, is promising a “blockbuster” from “left field” next week.  Speculation is rampant: what will it be?  —  Keep reading and it may just become obvious.
Discussion: Carol's Closet and Moe Lane
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Associated Press:
Romney taunts Democrats with memories of Carter  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reflects conservatives' growing confidence when he taunts Democrats, saying “I'll bet you never dreamed you'd look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days.”
Discussion: The Greenroom and Gateway Pundit
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
What Did Dave Matthews Know And When Did He Know It?  —  Good Neil Lewis NYT story on John Edwards today—not much news that a local TV station, the National Enquirer and even kausfiles didn't have more than a month ago, except this fabulous nugget (from Ex-Fall Guy Andrew Young's book proposal):
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Shocking News — A Mitt Romney Flip-Flop!  —  Dave Weigel points out that Mitt Romney is now slamming the TARP bill that he once favored.  Shocking to see that guy change his position on something.  —  But Romney aside, it's striking to see the number of conservatives who've decided …
Stephen M. Walt / Washington Post:
Settling for Failure in the Middle East  —  Like so many of his predecessors, President Obama is quickly discovering that persuading Israel to change course is nearly impossible.  —  Obama came to office determined to achieve a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.
Discussion: TPMCafe, Commentary and The Raw Story
 
 
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Jonathan Petre / Daily Mail:
Christian hotel owners hauled before court after defending …
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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Leading Senator Pushes New Plan to Oversee Banks
Josh Gerstein / Politico Live's Blog:
Obama rebuffs call to nix interrogation probe
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
ABCNEWS:
FBI Arrests Three Men in Terror Plot that Targeted New York
Jackie Northam / NPR:
‘Civilian Surge’ Plan For Afghanistan Hits A Snag
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama's media blitz: The public option absolutely is not dead
Discussion: The Politico and Think Progress
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Obama weighs in on jobs outlook into next year
Discussion: The Washington Note
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and digg.com
Richard / EU Referendum:
Coprophagia watch  —  There was much warmist trumpeting last week …
Discussion: Biased BBC
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
CIA expanding presence in Afghanistan
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