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2:39 AM ET, September 7, 2009

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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Van Jones: A Moment of Truth For Liberal Institutions in the Veal Pen  —  I first met Van Jones when he was honored last year by the Campaign for America's Future at their gala dinner.  He was being swarmed by all of the liberal institutional elite, who just could not be more full of praise …
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Keith Olbermann / Daily Kos:
Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck  —  I don't know why I've got this phrasing in my head, but: Find everything you can about Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Roger Ailes.  —  No, even now, I refuse to go all caps.  —  No, sending me links to the last two Countdowns …
Carl Pope / The Huffington Post:
We All Blew It  —  On Thursday evening, I got worried.  Friday I put in a call to ask Van Jones how to help.  Saturday I started writing a blog post, which would have appeared this morning.  (I've attached it below because it goes into more detail on the history of the “Bush as addict” meme.)
Jackturner / Jack & Jill Politics:
When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists?  —  I spent the past several months away from politics.  It was an involuntary hiatus made necessary by personal and professional commitments that demanded my utmost attention.  When I left, we had a stimulus bill in place …
Fox News:
Jones' Resignation Could Embolden Administration Critics  —  Now that White House green jobs adviser Van Jones has stepped down, Republicans are raising concerns about the administration's reliance on “czars.”  —  FOXNews.com  —  The resignation of White House green jobs adviser Van Jones …
CNN:
WH adviser resigns amid 9/11 petition ruckus  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The resignation of Obama administration figure Van Jones, following controversies over a petition he had signed and his comments about Republicans, did not come at the request of the president, the White House senior adviser said Sunday.
Michelle Malkin:
The resignation (and coming MSM/left-wing martyrdom) of Van Jones …
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Mike Collett-White / Reuters:
“Capitalism is evil,” says new Michael Moore film  —  VENICE (Reuters) - Capitalism is evil.  That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie “Capitalism: A Love Story,” which premieres at the Venice film festival Sunday.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
China alarmed by US money printing  —  The US Federal Reserve's policy of printing money to buy Treasury debt threatens to set off a serious decline of the dollar and compel China to redesign its foreign reserve policy, according to a top member of the Communist hierarchy.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Surge in Homeless Children Strains School Districts  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In the small trailer her family rented over the summer, 9-year-old Charity Crowell picked out the green and purple outfit she would wear on the first day of school.  She vowed to try harder and bring her grades …
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
Decision on Airstrike in Afghanistan Was Based Largely on Sole Informant's Assessment  —  To the German commander, it seemed to be a fortuitous target: More than 100 Taliban insurgents were gathering around two hijacked fuel tankers that had become stuck in the mud near this small farming village.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HE MAY BE THE PRESIDENT, BUT IT'S NOT ENTIRELY HIS CALL.... The NYT has an editorial today on President Obama's upcoming speech on health care to a joint session of Congress.  The Times urges the White House not to “yield on core elements of reform.”  —  There's been quite a bit of similar talk of late …
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New York Times:
President Obama's Health Choices
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Guardian:
PM faces motion to pull out troops
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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Teams Seeking Remains Dig Back to World War II
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Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Poll shows surge of support for Israel in US
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Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
They Left Fannie Mae, but We Got the Legal Bills
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Fox News:
GOP Senator Likens Partisan Health Bill to War Without Congressional Approval
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Nelson: Obama should back ‘trigger’ for public option