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11:25 AM ET, November 6, 2009

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Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
12 Soldiers Killed and 31 Wounded in Fort Hood Shooting  —  Suspected Gunman Is Identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal Hasan  —  Twelve people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting spree at a Texas military base by what officials believe was possibly carried out by an Army officer.
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James Dao / New York Times:
Suspect Was ‘Mortified’ About Deployment to War  —  WASHINGTON — Born and reared in Virginia, the son of immigrant parents from a small Palestinian town near Jerusalem, he joined the Army right out of high school, against his parents' wishes.  The Army, in turn, put him through college …
Linda Chavez / Commentary:
Obama's Pet-Goat Moment  —  We still don't know what was behind the killings at Fort Hood this afternoon, in which 11 soldiers and the killer died, but President Obama's rushed press conference was surprising in its flippancy nonetheless.  Before he got to the issue on everyone's mind …
Discussion: American Thinker and alicublog
Philip Sherwell / Telegraph:
Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan ‘said Muslims should rise up’  —  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should “rise up” and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.
Michelle Malkin:
The massacre at Fort Hood and Muslim soldiers with attitude  —  Scroll for updates...7:39am Eastern press conference...Ft. Hood officials disclose that the murder victims included 12 soldiers and 1 civilian...  I was traveling to Wichita for a speaking event/fundraiser (which I'll tell you more about later) …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   This is Going to Get Very Dark  —  Multiple news organizations …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Top GOP recruit says Ft. Hood shooting shows ‘enemy is infiltrating our military’
Pajamas Media:
Fort Hood—A now familiar horror
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
USA Today:
Shooter praised God before Fort Hood massacre
Discussion: Hot Air
Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years  —  The United States economy shed 190,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate reached a 26-year high of 10.2 percent, up from 9.8 percent in September, the Department of Labor said Friday in its monthly economic appraisal.
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Rex Nutting / MarketWatch:
Unemployment rate hits 10.2% in October  —  Payrolls fall by 190,000, 22nd straight decline  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The U.S. unemployment rate climbed to 10.2% in October, topping the 10% mark for the first time in 26 years, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Commentary
Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
Unemployment in U.S. Jumps to 10.2%, Payrolls Fall
Discussion: Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
October Jobless Rate Tops 10%
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor …
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama delays meeting with House Dems until Saturday
Discussion: The Swamp and The Politico
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
The Madness of Queen Nancy
Discussion: Townhall.com and Macsmind
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
No one said freedom was pretty  —  The call to arms went out last week.  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who made her name suggesting that Barack Obama and other Democrats have “anti-American” views, appeared on Fox News on Friday night and urged Americans to come to Washington to protest …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democratic civil war update: MoveOn raises $3.6 million to attack party moderates  —  A few days ago, the left-wing activist group MoveOn.org began sending out emails seeking contributions to fund primary challenges against any Democratic senator who does not fully support “health care reform with a public option.”
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Obama Faces His Anzio  —  Remember those Republican boasts that they would turn health care into President Obama's Waterloo?  Well, exit polls suggest that to the extent that health care was an issue in Tuesday's elections, it worked in Democrats' favor.  But while health care …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer on the realignment myth of 2008  —  Sure, Election Day 2009 will scare moderate Democrats and make passage of Obamacare more difficult.  Sure, it makes it easier for resurgent Republicans to raise money and recruit candidates for 2010.  But the most important effect of Tuesday's elections is historical.
Discussion: Power Line and The New Editor
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog Gay:
Leaked email proves DNC misled gay community.  DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias admits DNC intentionally asked Mainers to help Corzine, after DNC denied it.  —  I think we just caught the DNC lying to the gay community about the election in Maine.  And an email from DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias, which we quote below, proves it.
Robert A. George / NBC Chicago:
Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting  —  A bad week for Democrats compounded by an awful moment for Barack Obama.  —  TWITTER  —  President Obama didn't wait long after Tuesday's devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership …
Wall Street Journal:
The Return of the Inflation Tax  —  The Pelosi tax surcharge applies to capital gains and dividends.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  All of those twentysomethings who voted for Barack Obama last year are about to experience the change they haven't been waiting for: the return of income tax bracket creep.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
New York Times:
Reviews Raise Doubt on Training of Afghan Forces  —  WASHINGTON — A series of internal government reviews have presented the Obama administration with a dire portrait of Afghanistan's military and police force, bringing into serious question an ambitious goal at the heart …
 
 
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Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
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Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
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David Brooks / New York Times:
What Independents Want  —  Liberals and conservatives each …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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CREW ASKS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO WHY WALL STREET IS GETTING H1N1 …
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Discussion: Townhall.com
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