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11:45 AM ET, September 10, 2011

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Thomas Lifson / americanthinker.com:
PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe  —  Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend.  The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist.
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John Hayward / Human Events:
The Abe Lincoln Gaffe  —  Let's give the smartest president in history a round of applause, folks.  —  I have to admit that Barack Obama's pathetic attempts to airbrush himself into history alongside legendary figures are just white noise to me at this point.
Priorities USA Action:
RESEARCH MEMO: Dial Test of the President's Speech
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:   Palin knew Revere better than Obama knew Lincoln
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
Alleged 9/11 Anniversary Plot: Possible Suspect May Be ID'd  —  Officials may have the name of one of the suspected bomb plotters after a 24-hour intelligence manhunt, U.S. officials tell ABC News.  —  The hunt included an analysis of flight logs and other documents following a report …
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Associated Press:
Two Terror Suspects May Be US Citizens  —  Al-Qaida may have sent American terrorists or men carrying U.S. travel documents to launch an attack on Washington or New York to coincide with memorials marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, government officials say.
Discussion: The Politico and Pirate's Cove
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
He's No Truman . . .  And it's not 1948 any more.  —  A year from now, the presidential election campaign will be in full swing.  Obama and the Republican nominee will be touring the country at a feverish pace, trying hard to convince swing voters to go their way.
The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Remembering September 11th  —  WASHINGTON— In this week's address, President Obama marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks and paid tribute to the first responders, those serving our nation in the military, and those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
Discussion: Associated Press and Pirate's Cove
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The 9/11 ‘overreaction’? Nonsense.
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
New York Times:
Fearing Loss of Weiner's Seat, Democrats Make a Late Push  —  Panicked Democrats are releasing a barrage of negative television advertising, turning to the national party for a cash infusion and pleading with President Obama's network of supporters for help as they confront what seemed impossible …
Discussion: RedState, City Room and Verum Serum
Ynetnews:
Egyptians storm Israeli Embassy building, remove flag  —  Hundreds of Egyptians partially tear down wall surrounding Israeli Embassy in Cairo, remove flag from building for second time this month.  Over 200 Egyptians reportedly injured.  Foreign Minister opens emergency situation room
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Reuters:
Egyptian protesters pull down Israel embassy wall
Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
The statistical error that just keeps on coming |  Ben Goldacre  —  The same statistical errors - namely, ignoring the “difference in differences” - are appearing throughout the most prestigious journals in neuroscience  —  We all like to laugh at quacks when they misuse basic statistics.
Discussion: Via Meadia
Justin Wolfers / Freakonomics:
Obama's Jobs Bill: A Reasonable Plan  —  Here are some quick thoughts on President Obama's jobs plan:  — It's reasonably big, at about 3% of GDP.  — It's reasonably front-loaded.  Goldman Sachs says it will raise 2012 GDP by about 1.5%-before any multiplier effects.
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USA Today:
Obama's $447-billion jobs plan faces opposition
Discussion: Business Insider
O.Kay Henderson:
Bachmann draws “strong mark of demarcation” with Perry, Romney (audio)  —  Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spoke with Radio Iowa by phone this afternoon, with Social Security the main topic of conversation.  Without naming competitor Rick Perry (although I did in the questions) …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
G.O.P. Is Cautious in Jobs Response  —  WASHINGTON — Armed with worrisome poll data and seeking to maintain the legislative upper hand, Congressional Republicans who have spent the balance of the year pouring buckets of criticism on the Obama administration are shifting to a more restrained approach …
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Kern Doubles Down On Claim That Homosexuality Is “More Dangerous” Than Terrorist Attacks  —  Oklahoma Republican state legislator Sally Kern spoke on August 31st with Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality to promote her new book, The Stoning of Sally Kern.
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
GOP Legislator: Homosexuality Is ‘More Dangerous’ Than Terrorist Attacks Because We Have To Deal With It Every Day
Discussion: Wonkette
Karl Smith / Modeled Behavior:
Moving the Overton Window: Why is the US Government Still Collecting Taxes  —  When borrowing is cheaper than free?  —  So what happens if we simply suspend taxation for a few years and then pay it back later?  —  I know, I know there are issues about market freak out and the signals that such a move would create.
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Mailers: NOM attacks Weprin and his faith; ya know, because they're such ‘religious freedom’ fans  —  On Wednesday, I told you about NOM's hefty contribution towards defeating David Weprin / electing Bob Turner in next Tuesday's NY-9 special election.  Now the House the Bias Built has revealed …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
How Ron Paul won the debate  —  This Tuesday, Republican frontrunner Rick Perry sent out a statement questioning Rep. Ron Paul's fealty to Ronald Reagan.  On Wednesday, he attacked Paul from the stage.  And on Thursday, photographs circulated of him jamming his finger into the mild-mannered libertarian's face.
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Magazine
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Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Al Gore reflects on Rick Perry
 
 
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Rosalind Rossi / Chicago Sun Times:
Teachers union president says Mayor Emanuel ‘exploded’ at her
A.Killough / CNN:
Obama, Giuliani discuss American safety in weekly addresses
Discussion: The Politico
Anne Bayefsky / National Review:
Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Reason:
Obama's Crony Capitalism
Spencer Ackerman / Wired.com:
How Special Ops Copied al-Qaida to Kill It
 Earlier Items: 
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Obama's job creation speech draws 31 million
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Saint Petersblog
myfoxny.com:
US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Mocks Senior Citizen Handcuffed At His Town Hall: 'I Hope He's Taking His Blood Pressure Medication'
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Latest Health-Care Ruling a Double Win for Obama