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4:30 PM ET, September 12, 2009

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Michelle Malkin:
Celebrating the 9/12 rallies; Update: Turnout estimated at 2 million  —  Twitpic via Brooks Bayne  —  Twitpic via Prisminc  —  I can't make it to Washington DC today for the national 9/12 march, but I'm with all the marchers in spirit.  —  It's been an unprecedented year for limited government activism.
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Stephen Green / Pajamas Media:
They Will Be Heard [UPDATED PRETTY CONSTANTLY]  —  I'M BEGGING YOU  —  PLAYING IT DOWN  —  Here's the WaPo lede: … Tens of thousands?  Technically accurate, but...  CABBING IT HOME  —  Calling from a taxi on the way back home, Stacy McCain said:
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 and TPMCafe
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
The GOP Corporate Push Behind The 9/12 Teabaggers  —  Stay Classy, Teabaggers!  —  Dick Army's group FreedomWorks, which organized last spring's tea parties, is behind Saturday's events as well.  They claim to model themselves on MoveOn.org, except that MoveOn.org actually is a grassroots group …
Discussion: Think Progress and At-Largely
Washington Post:
Anti-Government Protests Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.
Discussion: The Hill
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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.
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...
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Sign at 9/12 march: ‘Bury Obamacare with Kennedy.’  —  Thousands of right-wing protesters are in DC for the 9/12 Project march today, inspired by Glenn Beck and organized by Republican lobbyists.  One rally attendee caught a particularly tasteless sign being distributed to protesters:
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 …
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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 …
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
Mary Katharine Ham emails this pic from the Newseum balcony in DC.  —  And Stephen Green is posting reports from the ground.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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.
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 …
CNN:
DNC paints Pawlenty as liar  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)- Ahead of President Obama's visit to Minneapolis Saturday, the Democratic National Committee is out with a new attack ad painting Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as a politician attempting to appeal to the “extremists” in the Republican party.
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 …
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
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HotAirPundit:
State's Attorney In Baltimore Who Would Prosecute ACORN Filmmaker Is A Partisan Obama Supporting Democrat**Update**Video Report From ABC Baltimore  —  State's Attorney for Baltimore City Patricia Jessamy, an Obama supporter who worked on the Maryland For Obama Steering Committee...
 
 
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