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5:00 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 a simmering controversy over his past statements and activism erupted into calls for his ouster from Republican leaders on Friday.
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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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,” …
Scott / Power Line:
Van Jones goes down swinging
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and HotAirPundit
Gateway Pundit:
GREEN CZAR VAN JONES RESIGNS!... Communist Leaves White House
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
The Change Agenda At a Crossroads
Fox News:
RAW DATA: Text of Resignation Letter From Van Jones
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Vox Popoli
Associated Press:
Obama adviser Jones resigns in controversy
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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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 …
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.
New York Times:
President Obama's Health Choices
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
CNN:
House liberals tell Obama public option is ‘essential’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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
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 …
Simon Walters / Daily Mail:
No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision to release Lockerbie bomber  —  Downing Street has hit back at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for attacking the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.  —  President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and NewsReal Blog
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Andrew Alderson / Telegraph:
Revealed: Libya paid for medical advice that helped Lockerbie bomber's release
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Klobuchar on a health care bill: 'I would like to see us at 60′  —  (CNN) - Two Democratic senators said Sunday that they would prefer not to see their party use “reconciliation,” a procedural maneuver in the Senate designed for budgetary legislation which only requires 50 votes for a bill to pass …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Nelson: Obama should back ‘trigger’ for public option
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:
 
 
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Ali H. Soufan / New York Times:
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Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
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Fox News:
GOP Senator Likens Partisan Health Bill to War Without Congressional Approval
Discussion: Glenn Thrush's Blog
Rasmussen Reports:
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Discussion: Daily Pundit and Whiskey Fire