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9:25 AM ET, October 5, 2009

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Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Barack Obama furious at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan  —  The relationship between President Barack Obama and the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan has been put under severe strain by Gen Stanley McChrystal's comments on strategy for the war.
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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Clear Voice of Bush's Pentagon Becomes Harder to Hear  —  WASHINGTON — Gen. David H. Petraeus, the face of the Iraq troop surge and a favorite of former President George W. Bush, spoke up or was called upon by President Obama “several times” during the big Afghanistan strategy session …
Sam Jones / Guardian:
Waitrose dumps Fox after Obama attack  —  His last-minute Olympic sprint to back Chicago may have come to nothing, the Afghan quagmire may be bubbling away and Sarah Palin may be topping the bestseller list, but Barack Obama can at least take comfort from the fact that Britain's most upmarket supermarket chain is on his side.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Ben Cohen / The Huffington Post:
Why Rupert Murdoch Will Fire Glenn Beck  —  Rupert Murdoch is a smart man.  In the U.K, Murdoch aligns his newspapers with the popular political party and helps them enact their policies by giving them favorable coverage.  For the past 12 years, he supported the Labour Party.
The Politico:
GOP leaders to Steele: Back off  —  GOP leaders, in a private meeting last month, delivered a blunt and at times heated message to RNC Chairman Michael Steele: quit meddling in policy.  —  The plea was made during what was supposed to be a routine discussion about polling matters …
Discussion: Think Progress
Los Angeles Times:
Obama quietly tries to shore up Senate support for public option  —  The president has backed off from vocally supporting the idea of government-run healthcare, but he's working to build a coalition of supporters.  The challenge: Find a version that can pass.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Politics of Spite  —  There was what President Obama likes to call a teachable moment last week, when the International Olympic Committee rejected Chicago's bid to be host of the 2016 Summer Games.  —  “Cheers erupted” at the headquarters of the conservative Weekly Standard …
John Pomfret / Washington Post:
Obama's Meeting With the Dalai Lama Is Delayed  —  In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama's summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month …
Discussion: RedState, Below The Beltway and Gawker
Bloomberg:
Roubini Says Stocks Have Risen ‘Too Soon, Too Fast’  —  Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the financial crisis, said stock and commodity markets may drop in coming months as the gradual pace of the economic recovery disappoints investors.
Discussion: DailyFinance
Patterico's Pontifications:
Associate Producer of Polanski Documentary Spams This Blog With Multiple Anonymous Comments Attacking Me?  —  That's certainly what the evidence suggests to me.  Looks like I touched a nerve, huh?  —  Tonight the following comment started to appear on every single post I have written about Roman Polanski.
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog Gay:
National Security Adviser: Obama won't lift gay ban until Iraq and Afghan wars finished - and even then, if there are more wars...  Apparently, General Jones would have us believe that President Obama wasn't aware that we were fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when he promised to lift …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama decision on Afghanistan strategy due in ‘a matter of weeks,’ says Jones
Discussion: The Hill, BLACKFIVE and Weekly Standard
Martina Stewart / CNN:
‘I take exception’ to McCain's remark, Jones says
Associated Press:
Obama's Copenhagen trip wasn't cheap  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego.  —  Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to fly to Copenhagen and back to woo members …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Some thoughts on seeing “Capitalism: A Love Story.”  —  Here's the scene in the lobby at the Sundance Theater as we arrived for the 4:35 showing of Michael Moore's new movie:  —  “Dump ¢apitali$m/Join the Socialists.”  And, indeed, the movie was a big promotion of socialism.
Discussion: Moe Lane
Dean Baker / American Prospect:
New Yorker Rewrites Economic History  —  People following the financial meltdown would be surprised to read in the New Yorker's profile of National Economic Council Chairman Larry Summers that: “the banks with combined commercial and investment operations fared the best.”  Yeah, Citigroup is doing just great.
Discussion: Felix Salmon
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Inequality as Usual  —  Not long ago, liberals were insisting that income inequality was America's most serious economic problem.  —  Now there are more immediate crises: A 9.8 percent unemployment rate, a yawning budget deficit.  But the inequality issue hasn't gone away.
Discussion: TBogg
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Would Jesus Like Today's GOP?  —  William K. Wolfrum wrote a piece last year that was picked up just now by TPM, called “Jesus Christ Quite Christianity After Viewing Republican Platform.”  When I Tweeted this earlier, I received nasty comments from some conservatives.
 
 
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