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9:30 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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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.)
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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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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.
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 …
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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
Barry Rubin / Jerusalem Post:
The Region: America's obsession with dialogue  —  On August 26, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly was asked what the US thought about the dispute between Iraq and Syria.  His answer shockingly recalls the last time a US government made that mistake.  —  First, some background.
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
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 …
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
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
From Baby-Sitting to Adoption  —  On Aug. 29, this newspaper carried a front-page headline that should make your blood boil: “Karzai Using Rift With U.S. to Gain Favor.”  The article said that Obama officials were growing disenchanted with the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai …
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Michael Yon / Online Magazine:   New Afghan war: Frontline correspondent says fight has morphed …
 
 
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Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
‘We tried to kill Carter and Blair’
Discussion: A Blog For All and Israel Matzav
Tom Walsh / Detroit Free Press:
Blue Cross hits customers with 22% rate hike
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Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Poll shows surge of support for Israel in US
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John / Power Line:
Journalists At Work  —  Over at The Corner, they're having fun …