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3:17 AM ET, September 21, 2009

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama open to newspaper bailout bill  —  The president said he is “happy to look at” bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.  —  “I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them …
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Dave Murray / Toledo Blade:
Newspaper journalism gets words of praise Print media's role vital, Obama says  —  Saying he is a “big newspaper junkie,” President Obama expressed hope on Friday that newspapers can find their way through the financial crisis most are now mired in.  —  In an Oval Office interview with editors …
Discussion: YID With LID
Patterico's Pontifications:
Breitbart Promises New Bombshell from “Left Field”  —  Andrew Breitbart, a driving force behind the recent revelations of ACORN's utter lawlessness, is promising a “blockbuster” from “left field” next week.  Speculation is rampant: what will it be?  —  Keep reading and it may just become obvious.
Discussion: Moe Lane
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Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Planting the Seeds: The Politicized Art Behind the ACORN Plan  —  Everything you needed to know about the unorthodox roll out of the now-notorious ACORN sting videos was hidden in plain sight in my Sept. 7 column, “Katie Couric, Look in the Mirror.”  ACORN was not the only target of those videos …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Big Hollywood:
Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call  —  On August 25th 2009, Big Hollywood's Patrick Courrielche broke the story of a conference call he attended with other “rising artist and art community luminaries”: … The email invite came directly from Yosi Sergant, then-Director of Communications …
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
What's Breitbart Got Next?  —  Andrew Breitbart of BigGovernment.com has stopped being subtle about hinting he has another scoop on order for next week.  It's apparently not another ACORN story.  Patterico speculates about what it is. ...  P.S.: Breitbart's a friend of mine, though I have some fundamental disagreements with him.
ABCNEWS:
Transcript: President Barack Obama  —  “This Week” Transcript with President Barack Obama  —  ABC NEWS, THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.  —  GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: Mr. President, thank you very much.  —  BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you, George.
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Julian Borger / Guardian:
Barack Obama ready to slash US nuclear arsenal  —  Pentagon told to map out radical cuts as president prepares to chair UN talks  —  Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Backed Into A Corner, Boehner Admits That Obama Is Not A Socialist  —  RNC Chairman Michael Steele recently sent out a fundraising letter saying that President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are attempting a “socialist power grab.”  Today on NBC's Meet the Press …
Ian Johnston / Telegraph:
Sand artist Kseniya Simonova winner of Ukraine's Got Talent becomes internet hit  —  Sand artist, Kseniya Simonova, who moved audiences to tears as she won Ukraine's Got Talent, has become an online sensation with more than two million hits.  —  Miss Simonova, 24, drew a series of pictures …
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Obama, in Media Blitz, Snubs ‘Whining’ Fox  —  President to Hit All Sunday News Talk Shows, Except Network That Skipped His Speech  —  As President Barack Obama goes on an unprecedented presidential blitz of media appearances, the White House is in a war of words with the network that did not get an interview: Fox.
Rebecca Sinderbrand / CNN:
Huckabee wins Values Voter's 2012 straw poll  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the Values Voter Summit's 2012 presidential straw poll Saturday, grabbing nearly 29 percent of the vote in a crowded field.  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
An amazing political video, nothing to do with Obama, McCain, Clinton or even Biden  —  Every once in a while in our around-the-clock online wanderings, The Ticket comes upon something special.  A serendipitous surprise.  And we decide to share it.  —  This is one of those times.
Discussion: RedState
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
You Have No Idea What Health Costs  —  If You Did, You Might Just Want Real Reform  —  The most important health-care document released this week was not Sen. Max Baucus's Healthy Future Act.  It was the Kaiser Family Foundation's 2009 Employer Benefits Survey.
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Steele ‘curious’ that W.H. asks black governor to not seek reelection  —  Michael Steele said it was “curious” on why the White House would ask New York Gov. David Paterson (D) not to run for reelection in 2010.  —  “I found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
STILL NOT JOURNALISM.... Fox News spent months promoting last weekend's right-wing protests in Washington, encouraging viewers to go register their outrage.  And during the event itself, the Republican news network went a step further, encouraging the crowd to get louder once the cameras were on.
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The Huffington Post:
Fox News Producer Caught Rallying 9/12 Protest Crowd In Behind-The-Scenes Video
Chris Frates / Politico Live's Blog:
Issa to ACORN: Will you come before Congress?  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) challenged ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis on Sunday to come before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain how her group used its federal funding, which Congress voted to cut off last week.
Discussion: Big Government
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Washington Wire:
Obama Backs Acorn Probe
Discussion: Big Government
 
 
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Washington Post:
Changes in Afghanistan, Washington May Require Shift in U.S. War Strategy
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Suzanne Sataline / Wall Street Journal:
Lazio to Enter N.Y. Governor's Race
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Martina Stewart / CNN:
Obama: Afghanistan strategy is still a work in progress
Jonathan Petre / Daily Mail:
Christian hotel owners hauled before court after defending …
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 Earlier Items: 
Josh Gerstein / Politico Live's Blog:
Obama rebuffs call to nix interrogation probe
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
ABCNEWS:
FBI Arrests Three Men in Terror Plot that Targeted New York
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Shocking News — A Mitt Romney Flip-Flop!
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama's media blitz: The public option absolutely is not dead
Discussion: The Politico and Think Progress
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
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Discussion: Atlas Shrugs