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4:50 AM ET, September 21, 2009

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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  —  Saying he is a “big newspaper junkie,” President Obama expressed hope on Friday that newspapers can find their way through the financial crisis most are now mired in.  —  In an Oval Office interview with editors …
Discussion: YID With LID
Big Hollywood:
Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call  —  On August 25th 2009, Big Hollywood's Patrick Courrielche broke the story of a conference call he attended with other “rising artist and art community luminaries”: … The email invite came directly from Yosi Sergant, then-Director of Communications …
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Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Planting the Seeds: The Politicized Art Behind the ACORN Plan  —  Everything you needed to know about the unorthodox roll out of the now-notorious ACORN sting videos was hidden in plain sight in my Sept. 7 column, “Katie Couric, Look in the Mirror.”  ACORN was not the only target of those videos …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:   What's Breitbart Got Next?
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
McChrystal: More Forces or ‘Mission Failure’  —  Top U.S. Commander For Afghan War Calls Next 12 Months Decisive  —  The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warns in an urgent, confidential assessment of the war that he needs more forces within the next year and bluntly states that without them …
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Washington Post:
Changes in Afghanistan, Washington May Require Shift in U.S. War Strategy  —  From his headquarters in Kabul, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal sees one clear path to achieve President Obama's core goal of preventing al-Qaeda from reestablishing havens in Afghanistan: “Success,” he writes in his assessment …
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 …
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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
Julian Borger / Guardian:
Barack Obama ready to slash US nuclear arsenal  —  Pentagon told to map out radical cuts as president prepares to chair UN talks  —  Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal.
ABCNEWS:
Transcript: President Barack Obama  —  “This Week” Transcript with President Barack Obama  —  ABC NEWS, THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.  —  GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: Mr. President, thank you very much.  —  BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you, George.
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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 …
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.
Jim Walsh / Arizona Republic:
U.S. Rep. meets group accused of terror ties  —  Muslim congressman calls fears ‘ridiculous’  —  The only Muslim in Congress defied criticism from Arizona's congressional delegation and spoke Friday at a fundraiser for the local chapter of a national organization with suspected links to Hamas.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and YID With LID
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 …
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Rebecca Sinderbrand / CNN:
Huckabee wins Values Voter's 2012 straw poll  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the Values Voter Summit's 2012 presidential straw poll Saturday, grabbing nearly 29 percent of the vote in a crowded field.  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Jonathan Petre / Daily Mail:
Christian hotel owners hauled before court after defending their beliefs in discussion with Muslim guest  —  A Christian couple have been charged with a criminal offence after taking part in what they regarded as a reasonable discussion about religion with guests at their hotel.
 
 
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