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3:05 PM ET, September 6, 2009

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Washington Post:
White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism  —  White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism.  —  “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy …
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Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
White House Adviser on ‘Green Jobs’ Resigns  —  In a victory for Republicans and the Obama administration's conservative critics, Van Jones resigned as the White House's environmental jobs “czar” on Saturday.  —  Controversy over Mr. Jones's past comments and affiliations has slowly escalated …
Michelle Malkin:
The resignation (and coming MSM/left-wing martyrdom) of Van Jones; Obama “thanks him for his service”  —  Scroll down for updates...  Bay Area Marxist/Truther/Mumia-supporting race hustler-turned-environmental justice guru Van Jones has resigned from his post as Barack Obama's green jobs czar.
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
President Will Make Case For Public Option Wednesday Night  —  I had a pretty spirited go around with White House Press Secretary Roberts Gibbs and the latest on this dilemma over the public option.  The bottom line: Gibbs says the President will make the case for a public option in his speech …
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.  —  Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly …
Fox News:
Obama ‘Green Jobs’ Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy  —  Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs,” has been linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Axelrod: Firm on public option  —  White House senior adviser David Axelrod tells POLITICO that the administration is not dialing back its support for a public health-insurance option as part of a reform bill, and that a comment he made on NBC's “Meet the Press” was misinterpreted.
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Van Jones Resigns; Who Will They Go After Next?  —  The right wing got its man.  Green czar Van Jones has resigned from the Obama administration.  —  “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” …
The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck Gets First Scalp: Van Jones Resigns  —  Glenn Beck has his first scalp.  Van Jones, under fire from the extremist television show host for his background in radical activism, has resigned from the administration.  —  Jones was Special Adviser for Green Jobs at the Council …
Scott / Power Line:
Van Jones goes down swinging
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Fox News:
Dean: Jones' Resignation a ‘Loss for the Country’
Discussion: Moonbattery
Fox News:
RAW DATA: Text of Resignation Letter From Van Jones
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Vox Popoli
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
The Change Agenda At a Crossroads
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
New Afghan war: Frontline correspondent says fight has morphed - but we still can't afford to lose  —  This story was published in the New York Daily News on 6 September 2009.  —  Helmand, Afghanistan - The West is losing this war.  This has been obvious for more than three years.
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Ahmed Rashid / Washington Post:
In Afghanistan, Let's Keep It Simple
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Jenny Anderson / New York Times:
Wall Street Pursues Profit in Bundles of Life Insurance  —  After the mortgage business imploded last year, Wall Street investment banks began searching for another big idea to make money.  They think they may have found one.  —  The bankers plan to buy “life settlements,” …
John / Power Line:
Journalists At Work  —  Over at The Corner, they're having fun at the expense of the New York Times.  The Times did a story on Thursday about parents' opposition to President Obama's speech to schoolchildren.  The Times blamed the usual suspects: … Exhibit A was Mark Steyn:
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Pelosi loath to drop hammer on Rangel  —  Why is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing a growing chorus of calls to drop the hammer on ethics-challenged Charlie Rangel?  —  Because, at the moment, doing nothing creates a lot less trouble for Pelosi than doing anything, current and former House aides tell POLITICO.
Fox News:
GOP Senator Likens Partisan Health Bill to War Without Congressional Approval  —  Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, urges President Obama to scale back health care legislation.  —  FOXNews.com  —  Hammering out a partisan health care reform bill …
Discussion: Glenn Thrush's Blog
 
 
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Nelson: Obama should back ‘trigger’ for public option
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