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9:45 AM ET, September 21, 2009

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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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New York Times:
General Calls for More U.S. Troops to Avoid Afghan Failure  —  WASHINGTON — The top military commander in Afghanistan warns in a confidential assessment of the war there that he needs additional troops within the next year or else the conflict “will likely result in failure.”
CNN:
Report: General has warning about Afghanistan
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Obama: Afghanistan strategy is still a work in progress
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Obama's TV Blitz: On The Air, but Off His Game?  —  The White House doesn't buy the notion that President Obama, who appeared on five talk shows Sunday and is heading next for David Letterman's couch, could be wearing out his welcome on the tube.  —  Sure, this is a president …
Discussion: Commentary
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The Huffington Post:
Snubbed By Obama, Fox News's Chris Wallace Calls White House …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Nation
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Nontax Tax  —  On a Sunday show, the President offers a revealing definition.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  President Obama didn't make much news on his round of five Sunday talk shows yesterday, with one notable exception.  The President revealed a great deal about his philosophy …
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Jazz Shaw / The Moderate Voice:
Did Barack Obama Read the Baucus Bill?
Discussion: Hot Air and Gateway Pundit
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
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans More Likely to Say Government Doing Too Much  —  Belief that government is over-regulating business is at high for decade  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are more likely today than in the recent past to believe that government is taking on too much responsibility for solving …
Discussion: Politics Daily and AmSpecBlog
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
New poll: Majority believe government is doing too much  —  A new Gallup poll shows that the number of people who believe government has its hand in too many areas of American life has reached its highest point in more than a decade.  —  The question asked by Gallup was …
Scott / Power Line:
Sliming James O'Keefe: A case study  —  James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles are the young activists who have blown the lid off the criminal left-wing enterprise known as ACORN.  If they were left-wingers exposing some conservative or religious organization, government-funded or not …
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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 …
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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Reform or Bust  —  In the grim period that followed Lehman's failure, it seemed inconceivable that bankers would, just a few months later, be going right back to the practices that brought the world's financial system to the edge of collapse.  At the very least, one might have thought …
Urban Infidel:
Glenn Beck Derangement Syndrome  —  Just a normal Sunday out in the park.  —  Took these today on a walk.  I couldn't resist.  —  Glenn Beck is the new George W. Bush.
Marist Poll:
9/21: Bloomberg Leads Thompson 50% to 39%  —  The candidates are now in place for November's race for mayor in New York City, and early numbers show the incumbent, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with 50% of registered voters compared with 39% for his Democratic challenger, New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson.
Discussion: City Room
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Self-Correcting Presidency  —  Last week, the Census Bureau released a statistical report on the last year of George W. Bush's presidency.  The numbers were brutal.  On every indicator, Americans lost ground during the Bush era.  The median income slumped.  The poverty rate increased.
Discussion: TBogg and Sadly, No!
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
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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Blue Dogs bucking Obama plan
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