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5:35 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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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.
Washington Post:
Anti-Government Protests Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.  —  Tens of thousands of conservative protesters crowded outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a massive demonstration aimed at stopping what organizers called the over-expansion of the federal government under the Obama administration.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Hill
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
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.
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
Wall Street Journal:
Conservatives Gather in Capital
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:
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.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Is the Right's attack on Obama's legitimacy new or unprecedented?  —  Several people objected in comments, emails and other places to my argument yesterday that what Rep. Joe Wilson did — though dumb and juvenile — was hardly some grave threat to the Republic or even a substantial deviation from standard right-wing political behavior.
Discussion: Corrente
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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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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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.
Associated Press:
Census Bureau Drops Acorn From 2010 Effort  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with Acorn, a community organization that Republicans have accused of voter-registration fraud.  —  “We do not come to this decision lightly,” the census director, Robert Groves …
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Census Bureau severs ties with ACORN in 2010 count
Discussion: RedState and The Rhetorican
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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Domenico Montanaro / msnbc.com:
WH ON HEALTH CARE, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  —  From NBC's Mike Viqueira  —  The White House tonight is providing the below clarification on what the president's health-care proposals would mean when it comes to the issue of illegal immigrants.  —  The question, as we all know, arises from the Wilson …
Discussion: RedState, Flopping Aces and Power Line
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