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10:35 AM ET, September 27, 2009

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Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Tuning In Too Late  —  ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group.  Robert Groves, the census director, was quoted as saying that Acorn, one of thousands of unpaid organizations promoting …
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Michelle Malkin:
A welcome message for the NYT's new “opinion media monitor”  —  Pity the New York Times.  —  Even when the Fishwrap of Record is admitting how out of touch it is, its editors still can't get the story right.  —  Hapless ombudsman Clark Hoyt writes in his Sunday column that his paper …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Moe_Lane's blog
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
No Deadline Set for Decision on Troops  —  President Obama has not set a deadline for determining a new strategy or for committing more troops to the war in Afghanistan, despite an urgent request from his top commander, his national security adviser said Saturday.
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Obama at the Precipice  —  THE most intriguing, and possibly most fateful, news of last week could not be found in the health care horse-trading in Congress, or in the international zoo at the United Nations, or in the Iran slapdown in Pittsburgh.  It was an item tucked into a blog at ABCNews.com.
New York Times:
Afghanistan Troop Request Splits Advisers to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — As President Obama weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency, he has discovered that the military is not monolithic in support of the plan and that some of the civilian advisers …
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
Go All-In, Or Fold  —  In Afghanistan, Splitting the Difference May Be Obama's Most Dangerous Choice  —  Sitting in an air-conditioned office within this gargantuan NATO encampment in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. officer pointed to a map of Kandahar province that indicated, with small …
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Déjà vu: Afghan Surge Skeptics Same As Iraq Surge Naysayers
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Reuters:
Iran State Media Report Short-Range Missile Test  —  TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test-fired short-range missiles as its elite Revolutionary Guards began war games on Sunday aimed at boosting the Islamic Republic's deterrent capabilities, official media reported.
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New York Times:
U.S. to Demand Inspection of New Iran Plant ‘Within Weeks’
Discussion: The Caucus, The Page and Guardian
Benjamin Kerstein / The New Ledger:
Why Israel is Unlikely to Attack Iran  —  The revelation (or non-revelation, at least as far Western intelligence agencies are concerned) of a second Iranian nuclear facility near the city of Qom is of less significance to Israel than one might immediately imagine.
Michael Gerson / PostPartisan:
All About Obama  —  I've refrained from commenting on President Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly because the speech made me angry.  And most postings — or letters, or e-mails — written while angry are better discarded or deleted.  —  But this address grows more disturbing on further reading.
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
U.S. Job Seekers Exceed Openings by Record Ratio  —  Despite signs that the economy has resumed growing, unemployed Americans now confront a job market that is bleaker than ever in the current recession, and employment prospects are still getting worse.  —  Job seekers now outnumber openings six …
Discussion: DailyFinance
Nia-Malika Henderson / The Politico:
Obama links civil rights, health care  —  President Barack Obama used a dinner-time address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to make an impassioned plea for health care reform, placing it in the tradition of the civil rights struggle.  —  Obama, who last year addressed the group …
Discussion: The Swamp, Stop The ACLU, CNN and The Note
HotAirPundit:
Obama At The G-20 On Iran: “I'm Not Interested In Victory”  —  Oh yes he did say it, first of all, Obama gets hit with a very good question from CBS's Chip Reid  —  Well done Chip Reid....You showed the President's hand...  Obama flustered by the question,  —  “I'm not interested in victory, I'm interested in solving the problem”
CBS News:
Terror in Kentucky: Census Worker's Murder  —  Body Found Naked, Hanging From Tree in Cemetery; Had Been Gagged, Duct Taped, ‘Fed’ Scrawled on Chest  —  (CBS/AP) It was a bizarre and gruesome discovery in a remote section of eastern Kentucky: Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old teacher and part …
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Peter Dreier / The Huffington Post:
First They Came For ACORN  —  First Big Business, Glenn Beck …
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Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Three Guantanamo detainees sent to Ireland, Yemen
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