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10:50 PM ET, September 6, 2009

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.)
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
White House Adviser on ‘Green Jobs’ Resigns
Will Lester / Associated Press:   Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy
The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck Gets First Scalp: Van Jones Resigns
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 …
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Andrew Alderson / Telegraph:
Revealed: Libya paid for medical advice that helped Lockerbie bomber's release
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
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
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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
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.
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 …
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Poll shows surge of support for Israel in US  —  Article's topics: United States, Palestinians, Barack Obama  —  In stark contrast to the cable leaked last month by Israel's consul-general in Boston saying support for Israel in the US has declined, a recent poll for The Israel Project shows support …
Discussion: Power Line and Commentary
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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Fox News:
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