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7:55 AM ET, September 4, 2009

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Controversial Obama Administration Official Denies Being Part of 9/11 “Truther” Movement, Apologizes for Past Comments  —  A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement and denying that he ever agreed …
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Fox News:
‘Green Jobs’ Adviser's Past Could Stir Trouble for White House at Critical Time  —  White House green jobs adviser Van Jones' past associations and remarks are stirring controversy at a time when the Obama administration is trying to keep controversy at a minimum.  —  FOXNews.com
Gateway Pundit:
A Truther Czar?... Obama's Green Czar Van Jones Believes Bush …
Karoli / odd time signatures:
Health Care Vigil in Thousand Oaks: Provocation to violent response  —  Yes, I was at the health care vigil tonight in Thousand Oaks.  Yes, I saw what happened, though it was from across a very large street.  I can't tell you who said what to who, but I will tell you what the mood was …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
MoveOn: California fracas, finger-biting ‘regrettable’
Ben Frumin / LiveWire:
Eyewitness Tells Of Finger-Biting At Health Rally
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Health Reform Opponent's Finger Bitten Off
Nia-Malika Henderson / The Politico:
School speech backlash builds  —  School districts from Maryland to Texas are fielding angry complaints from parents opposed to President Barack Obama's back-to-school address Tuesday - forcing districts to find ways to shield students from the speech as conservative opposition to Obama spills into the nation's classrooms.
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Associated Press:
Obama speech to students draws conservative ire  —  DALLAS — President Barack Obama's back-to-school address next week was supposed to be a feel-good story for an administration battered over its health care agenda.  Now Republican critics are calling it an effort to foist a political agenda on children …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
House Liberals Write Directly To Obama: No Public Option, No Support  —  In a letter delivered to the White House moments ago, the two leaders of the bloc of House progressives bluntly told President Obama that they will not support any health care plan without a public option in it — and demanded a meeting to inform him face to face.
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Pelosi: A Bill Without a Strong Public Option Will Not Pass the House
Joe Klein / Swampland:
It Gets Worse  —  I was at a Blanche Lincoln town hall meeting in Russellville, Arkansas, yesterday—and the number of people who believe that the President has larded the government with communists (!) was astonishing.  One woman said there were four known communists in the government and that she'd researched it on the internet.
Discussion: marbury and The New Republic
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE FABRIC IS STRONG, BUT IT'S NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE.... Time's Joe Klein reports from Arkansas, where he attended a town-hall event hosted by Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D).  He found an “astonishing” number of attendees who were absolutely certain that President Obama has “larded the government with communists.”
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
MSNBC removes Buchanan column from site  —  Pat Buchanan has received a lot of criticism recently for his column marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, where the conservative pundit questions whether Hitler has gotten a bum rap.  —  By extension, MSNBC …
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Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
MSNBC promoting Buchanan's Hitler column on its own website
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
George F. Will / Washington Post:
U.S. Forces Should Leave Iraq Next Year  —  Since U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq's cities, two months have passed, and so has the illusion that Iraq is smoothly transitioning to a normality free of sectarian violence.  Recently, Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. troops there, “blanched” when asked if the war is “functionally over.”
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   George Will: ‘Time to leave Iraq’
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Black Caucus warns Obama on speech  —  Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)  —  CAN IT BE ANY CLEARER?  THE LEFTIST DEMOCRATS ARE DRIVING THE OBAMACARE AGENDA —  IT'S ALL ABOUT MORE ‘WELFARE & WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION’ BY THE SO-CALLED BLACK CAUCUS.  —  Posted By: WELFARE & WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION.
Discussion: YID With LID and Riehl World View
Dan / Riehl World View:
Steele Busts O-bot Plant At Howard U.  —  Update: Figures.  If you notice, she starts shouting just as Steele prepares to make the Republican's case to people who actually might want to hear an honest discussion.  Her mind was made up going in.  She went to shout down an opposing viewpoint, not foster actual debate.
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Ed Hornick / CNN:
Sen. Snowe not afraid to buck her party  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe has shown throughout her career that when it comes to voting, it's her principles and constituents that guide her, not her party.  —  Those principles, analysts note, are guiding her to find …
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Karen Tumulty / Time:
Why Senator Chuck Grassley Turned on Health-Care Reform
Discussion: Swampland and Majikthise
Scarecrow / Firedoglake:
Ezra Klein's Misplaced Dilemma  —  The usually observant Ezra Klein apparently thinks the problem we're having with health care reform is that Congressional “centrists” are more likely indifferent or hostile to whether reforms succeed than are the reform activists.
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
U.S. Threatens Not to Recognize Winner of Honduras Presidential Election  —  The U.S. government on Thursday toughened its stance against Honduras's coup leaders and supporters, threatening to put them “in a box” by not recognizing the winner of a presidential election set for November.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
How Did Economists Get it So Wrong?  —  I. MISTAKING BEAUTY FOR TRUTH  —  It's hard to believe now, but not long ago economists were congratulating themselves over the success of their field.  Those successes — or so they believed — were both theoretical and practical, leading to a golden era for the profession.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Obama's Magic Evaporates in the Heat of the Health-Reform Debate  —  What happened to President Obama?  His wax wings having melted, he is the man who fell to earth.  What happened to bring his popularity down further than that of any new president in polling history save Gerald Ford (post-Nixon pardon)?
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Commentary
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama Urged to Rally Support for War
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Labor Unions See Sharp Slide in U.S. Public Support
Rasmussen Reports:
51% Say Congress is Too Liberal, 22% Say It's Too Conservative
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Scared Monkeys
Orlando Sentinel:
Fathima Rifqa Bary: Judge keeps girl in Florida, seals investigative findings
Brett J. Blackledge / Associated Press:
Biden ignores problems with stimulus
Discussion: Townhall.com
Carol J. Williams / Los Angeles Times:
WellPoint, United Healthcare accused of illegal actions
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Too many Democratic congressmen behaving like jackasses for bloggers …
Robert Quigley / Mediaite:
Anti-Beck Backlash Hits Nauseating Extreme with “Murder and Rape” …
Discussion: TVNewser
 Earlier Items: 
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Khadafy to United Nations: Abolish Switzerland!
Anatol Lieven / The National Interest:
A Meaningless Election
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
GOP chairwoman eyes Reid challenge
Discussion: TPMDC
Adam Fogle / The Palmetto Scoop:
Senator: Sanford behind rumors that Bauer is gay
Emptywheel:
A Decent Health Care Reform Plan-from Max Baucus
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias