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9:35 PM ET, September 14, 2011

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Rob Bluey / The Heritage Foundation:
Conservative Nabs Naming Rights to ‘American Jobs Act’ After Obama Delay  —  President Obama repeatedly asked members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act last week.  But when no Democrat filed Obama's bill after he presented it to Congress, a conservative congressman swiped the name for his own legislation.
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Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama Approval Plummets on Jobs Plan: Poll  —  A majority of Americans don't believe President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan will help lower the unemployment rate, skepticism he must overcome as he presses Congress for action and positions himself for re- election.
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama: 'If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill'  —  Obama promoted his jobs bill in North Carolina on Wednesday, the third stop on what White House press secretary Jay Carney has called a “campaign” for jobs.  —  Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member who shouted …
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Hill Dems pick apart Obama jobs plan  —  President Barack Obama's new jobs plan is hitting some unexpected turbulence in the halls of Congress: lawmakers from his own party.  —  As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
GOP rep. introduces alternative American Jobs Act
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and Gawker
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Blue Dogs Cool To Obama Jobs Vision
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
CNN:
CNN Poll: More Americans trust Obama on economy over Republicans in Congress
Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of the Internet  —  As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama's campaign team has set up a new Web site, AttackWatch.com, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.
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Michelle Malkin:
Attaaaaack Waaaaaaatch; Update: The laughter continues  —  This is simply brilliant.  —  Ezra Dulis and Misfit Politics with Brandon Morse cranked out a quick, hilarious rejoinder to Obama's 4th Brigade of Snitch.  —  Humor is always the best revenge.  —  Watch Attaaaaack Waaaaaatch.  YouTube gold:
Michelle Malkin:
Obama launches another snitch police squad
National Enquirer:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE!  SARAH PALIN BOMBSHELL BOOK SHOCKING CLAIMS!  —  In a bombshell NATIONAL ENQUIRER world exclusive, the new issue of The ENQUIRER hitting newsstands today breaks major news on SARAH PALIN and her husband TODD, according to a new book.  —  Publishing sources familiar …
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Jack Dickey / Deadspin:
New Biography Claims Sarah Palin Had A One-Night Stand With Glen Rice In 1987  —  The National Enquirer grabbed some details from the upcoming Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book, and this chunk is too delightful not to share with you immediately.  Apparently Palin had a fling …
Discussion: TBogg
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Ridiculous NY-09 spin: “It's a very difficult district for Democrats”  —  Republicans won two House seats in a special election last night.  One, in Nevada, had been a relatively safe district, and Republican Mark Amodei cruised to victory over Democrat Kate Marshall as expected.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
For Democrats, It's 2010 All Over Again
Michael Barone / Campaign 2012:
New York 9: Stunning Repudiation of Chuck Schumer
Discussion: RedState and Power Line
The Politico:
Twin defeats spark Democratic fears
David Seifman / New York Post:
Disaster looms for O in 2012  —  Republican Bob Turner's victory …
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Gosh, Could Obamacare Be Working?  —  Need a reason to believe the Affordable Care Act is starting to work?  The Census Bureau just gave you a half million of them.  —  That's how many young adults had health insurance in 2010, as compared to 2009, according to the official estimates.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Perry knocks Bachmann's HPV story  —  RICHMOND, Va. - Rick Perry criticized Michele Bachmann Wednesday for relaying the story of a woman who claimed her daughter became mentally retarded after being vaccinated against HPV.  —  “I think that was a statement that had no truth in it …
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Is It Weird Enough Yet?
Ballot Box:
Perry: NY election shows ‘people are getting the message’
Discussion: CNN
Nick Baumann / Mother Jones:
The GOP's Genius Plan to Beat Obama in 2012  —  If Pennsylvania Republicans and their buddies in other states execute a plan to change election rules, Obama has a one-way ticket to Losertown.  —  Post Comment  —  Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that …
ABCNEWS:
Solyndra Loan: Now Treasury Dept. Is Launching Investigation  —  The Treasury Department's inspector general has opened a new front in the investigation of the government loan to Solyndra, the now bankrupt company that had been touted as a model of President Obama's ambitious green energy program …
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ABCNEWS:
Solyndra: Blame It On Bush, Say Obama Officials
Dan Senor / Wall Street Journal:
Why Obama Is Losing the Jewish Vote  —  He doesn't have a ‘messaging’ problem.  He has a record of bad policies and anti-Israel rhetoric.  —  New York's special congressional election on Tuesday was the first electoral outcome directly affected by President Obama's Israel policy.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Republican State Legislators Can Win The 2012 Election Tomorrow If They Want To  —  “Pennsylvania Ponders Bold Democrat-Screwing Electoral Plan” is Dave Weigel's brilliant headline for a proposal pending in the PA state legislature.  The way this would work is for Pennsylvania …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Pennsylvania Ponders Bold Democrat-Screwing Electoral Plan
The Politico:
GOP: Python ban squeezes economy  —  Snakes alive!  Giant pythons in the Everglades are the latest focal point in the Hill's partisan squabble over federal regulations that House Republicans say are squeezing the nation's job growth.  —  At issue is a proposed rule from the Interior Department …
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Long-term care plan alarms ignored  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go belly up, saddling taxpayers with another underfunded benefit program …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Campaign 2012
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Be The Change You Want To See In The World  —  I got a great email today from a self-described “well-educated, politically literate, 30-something person with a job and a kid” who spends “let's say 45 minutes a day that I spend thinking about politics” and who had a great question:
Discussion: Washington Monthly and TalkLeft
Paul Tough / New York Times:
What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?  —  Dominic Randolph can seem a little out of place at Riverdale Country School — which is odd, because he's the headmaster.  Riverdale is one of New York City's most prestigious private schools, with a 104-year-old campus that looks down grandly …
Discussion: The Awl and Later On
Mariano Castillo / CNN:
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users  —  (CNN) — Social media users who denounce drug cartel activities along the Mexican border received a brutal warning this week: two mangled bodies hanging like cuts of meat from a pedestrian bridge.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Mashable!
 
 
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Byron York / Campaign 2012:
New report cites ‘regulatory tsunami’ under Obama
Abdon M. / Chicago Sun Times:
Judge scolds Rep. Joe Walsh, orders him to prove he doesn't owe back child-support
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Hill
Steven Shepard / Hotline On Call:
Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in California
Discussion: Politics and National Review
April Dembosky / Financial Times:
Facebook puts off IPO until late 2012
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney On U.S. Credit Downgrade: ‘I Literally Felt Embarrassed For My Country’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Brendan Kennedy / Toronto Star:
Jewish prof forced to defend himself against anti-Semitism claims
Ashley Halsey III / Washington Post:
Justice Ginsburg, Commerce head aboard plane evacuated at Dulles International Airport
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren vs. the banks