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12:50 PM 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
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
'You'd be surprised what some of these morons write on the Internet'  —  Actually, I'm not surprised at all, but I'm grateful the guy who answered the phone was willing to talk when he got a call from me past 10 p.m. on a Saturday.  My brief report for The American Spectator: … Read the whole story.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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.
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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.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:   Go All-In, Or Fold  —  In Afghanistan, Splitting the Difference …
Andrew J. Bacevich / Washington Post:
Let's Beat the Extremists Like We Beat the Soviets  —  America's long war, which began on Oct. 7, 2001, when U.S. bombs and missiles started falling on Afghanistan, has become the longest in this country's history.  The eighth anniversary of the conflict beckons, with no end in sight.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McChrystal report officially backburnered now  —  After everyone else had heard what General Stanley McChrystal needs for his mission to succeed in Afghanistan, the Obama administration took official custody today of the report that requests a significant troop increase for the Af-Pak theater.
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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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Martina Stewart / CNN:
‘I very much enjoy working for’ Obama, Gates says  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who was a prominent member of former President George W. Bush's Cabinet, told CNN that he is enjoying working for Bush's Democratic successor.  —  In an interview broadcast Sunday …
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Monthly
Richard Wilner / New York Post:
The dead end kids  —  Young, unemployed and facing tough future  —  The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent — a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. — meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential …
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 …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bill Clinton: Right wing is weaker  —  Former President Bill Clinton told NBC's David Gregory on “Meet the Press” that the so-called “vast right-wing conspiracy” still exists and is “as virulent as it was,” but has had its impact diminished by the nation's changing demographics.
Discussion: The Swamp and Scared Monkeys
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.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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”
 
 
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Anita Kumar / Washington Post:
Voting-Record Review of Virginia's Gubernatorial Candidates
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Fed Held Back as Evidence Mounted on Subprime Loan Abuses
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Peter Dreier / The Huffington Post:
First They Came For ACORN  —  First Big Business, Glenn Beck …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Post Editor Ends Tweets as New Guidelines Are Issued
Discussion: Althouse and Mediaite