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9:10 AM ET, September 14, 2009

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Bloomberg:
Stiglitz Says Banking Problems Are Now Bigger Than Pre-Lehman  —  Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) — Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, said the U.S. has failed to fix the underlying problems of its banking system after the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Joyce Purnick: Mayor Bloomberg spent big exploring a run for president — Obama: Wall Street must take responsibility — Sen. Kennedy: what Sen. Byrd said during a private gays-in-the-military meeting  —  BIRTHDAYS: Will Nichols, who turns 2 today, celebrated in style last night with dinner at Sushiko …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
The Hill:
White House renews regulatory push on anniversary of meltdown
Discussion: The Politico
Gateway Pundit:
CLEAN Conservatives vs FILTHY Liberals— A Photographic Essay  —  After the 2 million strong conservative freedom rally on 9-12:  —  And, here is the filth left for someone else to clean up after the Inauguration of Barack Obama:  —  Via Prisca  —  The democrats were obviously waiting for Big Government to clean up for them.
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Key senator rejects ‘trigger’ for public health insurance option  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - A moderate Republican who has previously broken with her party to support President Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill said Sunday that she does not support the idea of using a so called “trigger” …
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Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
Why the Public Option Is Not “Fading” — Just the Contrary
CNN:
‘Bin Laden’ tape: Obama can't stop war  —  (CNN) — An audio message purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has accused President Barack Obama of being unable to fulfil his election pledge to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq.  —  The tape emerged on radical Islamist Web sites …
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Agence France Presse:
US support for Israel led to 9/11: Bin Laden message
BBC:
‘Bin Laden’ tape harangues Obama
Discussion: The Confluence
Washington Post:
Opposition to Obama's Health-Reform Plan Is High, but Easing  —  President Obama continues to face significant public resistance to his drive to initiate far-reaching changes to the country's health-care system, with widespread skepticism about central tenets of his plan, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Ghosts of 1994  —  There are obvious parallels between Barack Obama's push for health care reform and Bill Clinton's ill-fated attempt 16 years ago.  In both cases, an apparent legislative juggernaut hit a wall of public skepticism.  Both presidents saw their poll numbers wilt in the summertime heat.
Discussion: PoliBlog, pandagon.net and TBogg
CBS News:
Transcript: President Obama  —  60 Minutes' Steve Kroft Interviewed President Barack Obama on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 … STEVE KROFT: What were you specifically hoping to accomplish with the speech this week?  —  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, I think the most important thing was to make sure …
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Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Election trouble brewing for House Dems in 2010  —  NEW YORK (AP) - Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama's slipping support could lead to double-digit losses for the party in next year's congressional races and may even threaten their House control.
James O'Keefe / Big Government:
ACORN Video: Prostitution Scandal in New York, NY … So, we headed up to New York...  [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed.  Visit the blog entry to see the video.]  —  [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed.  Visit the blog entry to see the video.]
Dan / Riehl World View:
Updated: 9/12 Attendance Issues Addressed  —  Update 4: A relevant bit but I won't claim it as definitive.  Stacy was there when I got to DC.  I took a cab for the last leg and had to be dropped-off blocks up.  The mark we are looking at seems to be Constitution Ave from the Google aerial view of the area.
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
Wall Street Journal:
Only Decisive Force Can Prevail in Afghanistan  —  A middle path of muddling through is the real recipe for quagmire and loss of public support.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Growing numbers of Americans are starting to doubt whether we should have troops in Afghanistan and whether the war there is even winnable.
Pat Austin / And So it Goes in Shreveport:
Editor of HuffPo's Health Unit Mocks Death of Cornell Student  —  Friday, September 11, 2009, a 20 year old student at Cornell University, Warren Schor, pictured left, died of complications from the swine flu.  IvyGate Blog chose the tragedy as an occasion for mockery and silliness.
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Obama Speech No Game-Changer  —  Our new ABC News/Washington Post poll out this morning shows that the President's joint session speech may have stopped his summer slide, but it doesn't appear to have been the “game-changer” Democrats were hoping for.  —  No doubt Obama's passionate …
Discussion: YID With LID and Bloomberg
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
For WashPos t, right-wing protesters are Page One news; in 2002 liberal war protesters were not  —  Behold the media's glaring double standard.  Today, the Post puts the “tens of thousands” of Obama-hating tea bagger protesters on A1; makes it the lead story as a matter of fact.
 
 
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Robbie Brown / New York Times:
Ex-Mayor of Memphis Starts Bid for Congress, Invoking Race in Campaign
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Support Obama On Afghanistan
Discussion: Carol's Closet
Wall Street Journal:
Free Speech, Now that Speech Is Free  —  Political campaign …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Aide: Obama doesn't think tea partiers are racist
Discussion: Washington Post
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Democrats push for Social Security increase after adjustment falls through
Discussion: Don Surber and Blue Crab Boulevard
Adrian Blomfield / Telegraph:
Iran snubs Barack Obama's nuclear talks
Geoffrey Dunn / The Huffington Post:
Tina Fey Disses Palin
Discussion: Liberal Values and Gold Derby
Jennifer Rubin / Pajamas Media:
Obama Administration Stonewalls U.S. Civil Rights Commission on Black Panther Case
Discussion: The Rhetorican and AmSpecBlog
Jim Treacher / Jim Treacher's Blog …:
The most important story of 9/12, if not 2009
Discussion: Cold Fury and Redhot