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10:40 PM ET, September 4, 2009

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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy  —  From a Nexis search a few moments ago: Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.  Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.  Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
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Gateway Pundit:
Busted.  Van Jones Linked to 9-11 Truther Movement Back in **January 2002**  —  Yesterday, news broke out that Barack Obama's communist Green Czar was a 9-11 Truther.  The administration much later in the day released a statement saying Van Jones was “not now or ever” involved in the 9-11 Truther movement.
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
Van Jones, Gone in 60 Seconds?  —  kf hears today is the day the MSM (not just Tapper) officially turns on Van Jones, the White House “green jobs” adviser who signed a 2004 Truther petition.  ‘Gone by midnight’ is the prediction.  He's on the Liverpool Care Pathway!
Domenico Montanaro / msnbc.com:
FIRST THOUGHTS: STUCK IN THE MIDDLE  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Ali Weinberg  —  *** Stuck in the middle with you: As President Obama prepares to deliver his primetime health-care speech on Wednesday, he's finding himself boxed in from the left and right — of his own party.
Peter Kirsanow / The Corner on National Review Online:
Imagine a Van Jones in a Republican Administration — By: Peter Kirsanow
Discussion: Booker Rising
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Who Cleared Van Jones?
Discussion: Hot Air
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Rare AP Photo Captures U.S. Death in Afghanistan  —  Going back to 2002, I have been writing about the shameful reluctance, even refusal, of U.S. media outlets to carry truly graphic images of the true cost of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — dead or even, in many cases, gravely wounded U.S. soldiers and Marines.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Gates: AP decision ‘appalling’  —  Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.”
Fox News:
Gates Assails ‘Appalling’ Decision by AP to Release Photo of Dying Marine
Associated Press:   AP picture shows pain of Afghan war
CNN:
Sources: White House drafting health care bill  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — CNN has learned that the White House is quietly working to draft health care legislation after allowing Congress to work on its own for months.  —  Multiple sources close to the process tell CNN that while the plan is uncertain …
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Ezra Klein:
The Money Problem  —  The loudest problem in health-care reform is the public plan.  But the biggest problem is finding the money to fund any plan.  The House bills didn't solve the problem, as deficits explode after the first 10 years.  The number $700 billion (over 10 years) …
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Dusty Trice:
Franken Talks Down Angry Mob!!!  —  I got to witness something really special the other day.  About a dozen tea party activists had staked out Sen. Al Franken's booth at the Minnesota State Fair and confronted him loudly when he arrived.  But within minutes, he'd turned an unruly crowd into a productive conversation on health care.
Patrick Ruffini / The Next Right:
Can We Have Buckley Back?  —  Over the last few days, Jon Henke has laid out the case for the Right more strongly disavowing outfits like WorldNetDaily that actively peddle Birther nonsense.  To the extent the mainstream Right has weighed in, it has been to urge Jon to ignore WND and move on …
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Nick Chambers / Reuters:
Audi Chief Calls Chevy Volt “A Car For Idiots”  —  Bring on the war of words.  In a frank conversation with MSN writer Lawrence Ulrich, Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen has said that the Chevy Volt will fail and that anybody who buys the car is an idiot.
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gang of Six healthcare reform negotiations on verge of collapse  —  Democrats say the Gang of Six negotiations are all but dead and they are ready to move ahead with only Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) when the Finance Committee hits a deadline at the end of next week.
Discussion: The Politico, The Hill and TPMDC
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Paul Koring / Globe and Mail:
Canada to stage mock Afghan attack in Washington  —  Washington — From Friday's Globe and Mail  —  The Taliban will attack an Afghan village set up in the heart of Washington courtesy of the Canadian Forces, who will send in a medic in a dramatic effort to save a civilian crippled by the explosion.
Discussion: DCist
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Canadians to Stage Fake Attack in Washington
Discussion: Globe and Mail
Wall Street Journal:
Afghanistan Is Not 'Obama's War'  —  Republicans should never do to President Obama what many Democrats did to President Bush.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  In his column for the Washington Post on Tuesday, the influential conservative George Will provided intellectual fodder …
Discussion: Conventional Folly and Commentary
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Why ‘GQ’ Doesn't Want Russians To Read Its Story … text sizeAAA  —  For war journalist Scott Anderson, the most confounding part of his recent assignment for GQ magazine to explore the root of terrorist acts in Russia a decade ago wasn't the suggestion of treachery and subterfuge he found.
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Panel Rules Against Ashcroft in Detention Case  —  Former attorney general John Ashcroft may face personal liability for the decisions that led to the detention of an American citizen as a material witness after the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Friday.
Discussion: TalkLeft and the talking dog
Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
Could Texas' Gingrich-Based High School History Curriculum Go National?  —  While Republicans are busy gnashing their teeth over President Obama's imminent indoctrination of the nation's schoolchildren, there's an education story bubbling up in Texas that could have considerably more far-reaching consequences.
Richard B. Rafal / Wall Street Journal:
A Doctor's Plan for Legal Industry Reform  —  My modest proposal to rearrange how lawyers do business.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Since we are moving toward socialism with ObamaCare, the time has come to do the same with other professions—especially lawyers.
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People's Organs Without Explicit Consent  —  (CNSNews.com) - Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” …
 
 
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Frederick W. Kagan / Wall Street Journal:
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Robin Sidel / Wall Street Journal:
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The Huffington Post:
Dems: “Republicans Want To End Medicare” (VIDEO)
Discussion: TalkLeft and D-Day
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Reid may compromise on public option
Mike Levine / Fox News:
Al Qaeda-Linked American Terrorist Unveiled, as Charges Await Him in U.S.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Aaron Gould Sheinin / Gold Dome Live:
Update II: GOP senators plan move to stop health care reform in Georgia
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Holly Rosenkrantz / Bloomberg:
Public Option Not Vital to Health Reform, Teamsters' Hoffa Says
Discussion: Firedoglake, RedState, TalkLeft, Salon and TPMDC