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10:50 AM ET, September 7, 2009


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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.)
The Politico:
Beck up, left let down and Jones defiant  —  The resignation early Sunday of “green jobs” adviser Van Jones says as much about the Obama White House as it does about Jones - marking the latest sacrifice to the political gods after a long summer of compromises and surrenders highlighted the limits of White House power.
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 …
Glenn Beck:
Glenn Beck statement on resignation of Van Jones  —  The American people stood up and demanded answers.  Instead of providing them, the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness.  I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change …
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Progressives decry resignation of Van Jones  —  The middle-of-the-night resignation Sunday of longtime Bay Area activist Van Jones as a White House environmental adviser left many progressives angry at the Obama administration for buckling to conservative criticism of Jones' controversial past comments and actions.
Discussion: RBO, Pajamas Media and Riehl World View
Keith Olbermann / Daily Kos:
Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck
Jackturner / Jack & Jill Politics:
When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists?
Fox News:   Jones' Resignation Could Embolden Administration Critics
Robert Pear / New York Times:
New Fee on Health Insurance Companies Is Proposed to Help Expand Coverage  —  WASHINGTON — In a last effort to give the Senate a bipartisan health care bill, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee circulated a comprehensive proposal on Sunday to overhaul the health care system and proposed …
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Klobuchar on a health care bill: 'I would like to see us at 60′
Discussion: The Reaction
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.
Edmund Conway / Telegraph:
Barack Obama accused of making ‘Depression’ mistakes  —  Barack Obama is committing the same mistakes made by policymakers during the Great Depression, according to a new study endorsed by Nobel laureate James Buchanan.  —  His policies even have the potential to consign the US to a similar fate …
Jules Crittenden:
Happy Labor Day!  —  I'll celebrate the way I usually do ... working, and damned glad I have a job.  Thanks to the sound and aggressive management of the company I work for, with an owner/publisher who made the tough choices and did what he had to do to keep us going.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
Sudan Court to Define Indecent Dress for Women  —  NAIROBI, Kenya — A Sudanese court on Monday decided not to lash a woman for wearing trousers in public but convicted her of violating the country's decency laws and fined her the equivalent of $200.  —  The woman, Lubna Hussein …
Washington Post:
Major U.S. Role in Mortgages Shaping Entire Market  —  Classes of Borrowers Cannot Find Loans as Publicly Backed Debt Mounts  —  In the go-go years of the U.S. housing boom, virtually anybody could get a few hundred thousand dollars to buy a home, and private lenders flooded the market …
Discussion: A Blog For All and EconLog
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
A special Labor Day tribute to those Americans on duty from those of us off
Discussion: Don Surber and Hot Air
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
‘We tried to kill Carter and Blair’
Discussion: A Blog For All and Israel Matzav
Barry Rubin / Jerusalem Post:
The Region: America's obsession with dialogue
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Tom Walsh / Detroit Free Press:
Blue Cross hits customers with 22% rate hike
 Earlier Items: 
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Poll shows surge of support for Israel in US
Discussion: Power Line and Commentary
John / Power Line:
Journalists At Work  —  Over at The Corner, they're having fun …
Discussion: Pajamas Media