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12:45 PM ET, September 12, 2009


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Wall Street Journal:
Conservatives Gather in Capital  —  Critics of Obama Policies, Energized by Town-Hall Meetings, Will March Saturday  —  Conservative activists from around the country are gathering in Washington on Saturday, seeking to continue their momentum in shaping the national debate on everything from health care to White House staffing.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government  —  WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of protesters from around the country marched to the Capitol on Saturday to demonstrate against the White House and Congress for what they say is an ever-expanding intrusion of government.
Discussion: The Reaction and JammieWearingFool
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Illegal Immigrants Could Not Buy Insurance on New ‘Exchange,’ White House Says  —  The White House on Friday said it would bar illegal immigrants from purchasing health coverage through a proposed insurance marketplace.  But it said that the federal government would continue to require hospitals …
James Poniewozik / Tuned In:
Don't Tell Me What 9/12 Means, Glenn Beck  —  Today, you are already aware, is the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  Tomorrow, you may or may not be aware, is the date of Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project, which the Fox News host will be marking with a live-TV event in Washington, and which he announced in March in an effort to
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
House Dem Leadership Now Managing Expectations for 9/12 Tea Party Protests
Discussion: The Sundries Shack and Hot Air
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
A march today, but is it a movement?  —  Joe Wilson brought a taste of the summer's contentious health care town halls to the floor of Congress Wednesday night, and on Saturday thousands of fired-up conservatives are planning to bring some of that anger to the streets outside the Capitol.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of DC TEA Party Planners  —  On the eve of what organizers call a ‘Big Ol’ TEA Party', the Washington, D.C., offices of FreedomWorks were evacuated by DC Metro police on Friday afternoon after the conservative organization reported to authorities at 3:42 pm ET that it had received a bomb threat.
Fox News:
Census Bureau Severs Ties With ACORN  —  The Census Director has sent a letter to the National Headquarters of ACORN notifying the group that it will no longer have a role in conducting the 2010 census.  ACORN had previously been tapped to help with low level data gathering.  —
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Heckler's Behavior May Bring Action in House  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats intend to pursue a formal resolution admonishing Representative Joe Wilson for his outburst against President Obama during the president's speech to Congress on Wednesday night unless he apologizes on the floor.
Discussion: Riehl World View and Stop The ACLU
Washington Post:
U.S. to Impose Tariff on Tires From China  —  In one of his first major decisions on trade policy, President Obama opted Friday to impose a tariff on tires from China, a move that fulfills his campaign promise to “crack down” on imports that unfairly undermine American workers but risks angering …
Wall Street Journal:
A Protectionist Wave  —  Obama invites a rush of similar claims …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Rasmussen Reports:
47% Now Favor Health Care Reform Plan, 49% Oppose  —  Americans are now closely divided over the proposed health care reform plan following President Obama's speech to Congress Wednesday night, although a plurality of voters are still opposed.  All of the gains have come from Democrats …
Discussion: Power Line and AmSpecBlog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Seen on 9/12: ‘Bury Obamacare with Kennedy’  —  A passer-by forwards this image of a printed sign being distributed at the conservative rally at 13th and Pennsylvania in Washington today.  —  post comment | … Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)  —  One thing you never mistake the birthers for is classy...
State's Attorney In Baltimore Who Would Prosecute ACORN Filmmaker Is A Partisan Obama Supporting Democrat  —  State's Attorney for Baltimore City Patricia Jessamy, an Obama supporter who worked on the Maryland For Obama Steering Committee...  This is the Statement the Attorneys Office released …
Boston Globe:
Congressman Markey takes a pass on US Senate race  —  Markey at a clean energy conference at MIT in April.  Clean energy is one of the issues he wants to continue to work on in Congress.  —  By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff  —  After nearly two weeks of considering jumping into the race …
Discussion: WCVB-TV, The Hill, MyDD and Senate Guru
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Exclusive: Andy Card won't run for Kennedy's Senate seat
Discussion: The Fix, MyDD and Capitol Briefing
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Markey not running for Kennedy seat
CNN:   Card opts out of Massachusetts Senate run
Detroit Free Press:
Man arraigned in Owosso slayings  —  OWOSSO, Mich. — Prosecutors say the man charged in deaths of an anti-abortion activist and a businessman told them he wanted to kill third person.  —  Harlan Drake, 33, of Owosso, was arraigned this afternoon on two counts of first-degree murder …
New York Times:
U.S. to Accept Iran's Proposal to Hold Face-to-Face Talks  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that the United States would accept Iran's offer to meet, fulfilling President Obama's pledge to hold unconditional talks despite the Iranian government's insistence …
Washington Post:
GOP Now Embraces Conservative Groups' Protest  —  ‘Taxpayer March’ in D.C. Attracts Party Leaders, but Some Are Wary  —  With tens of thousands of conservative protesters expected to gather in Washington on Saturday for a “Taxpayer March on D.C.,” Republican officials are attempting …
Will Wilkinson:
For a 9/10 America  —  Watching and reading the various 9/11 remembrances this year, I get the sense that a lot of Americans are ready to move on but are hesitant for fear of seeming either callous or negligently complacent about the country's security.  But it's past time to move on.
Discussion: Lean Left and American Power
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