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7:50 PM ET, November 6, 2009

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Brian Kates / NY Daily News:
Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley credited with ending Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's rampage  —  The hero cop who ended the bloody rampage at Fort Hood had been directing traffic moments before she confronted the gunman and pumped four bullets into him despite being shot herself.
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The Huffington Post:
WND's Jerome Corsi Claims Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama [UPDATE]  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Well, if you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to step out and attempt to name President Barack Obama as the man who guided Nidal Malik Hasan to his murderous rampage …
Jerome R. Corsi / WorldNetDaily:
Shooter advised Obama transition  —  Fort Hood triggerman aided team on Homeland Security task force  —  NEW YORK - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday's massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama's transition into the White House …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Top GOP recruit says Ft. Hood shooting shows ‘enemy is infiltrating our military’  —  A top Republican congressional recruit said on Friday that the shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday by a solider allegedly sympathetic to suicide bombers shows that the “enemy is infiltrating our military.”
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Garbed Jihadi Nidal Hasan Screamed “Allah Akbar” …
Andrew Bast / Newsweek Blogs:
Is Fort Hood a Harbinger? …
Associated Press:
Hoyer: House vote may be pushed back  —  Planned Saturday vote on health bill could be delayed until Sunday or later  —  WASHINGTON - House Democrats acknowledged they don't yet have the votes to pass a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system, and signaled they may push back the vote until Sunday or early next week.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democrat trap: Pelosi's wrath or voter backlash  —  The House is in the final rush toward passage of a national health care bill, and there's one thing Speaker Nancy Pelosi absolutely, positively does not want her Democratic lawmakers to do: Go home.  —  “You meet constituents and get an earful …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
White House: FOX off-limits — strategist  —  At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.
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 …
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ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
Even the Chicago Press is Ripping Obama For His “Frightening …
Lorraine Woellert / Bloomberg:
Cantor Says Rhetoric Harmful, Calls for Inclusion  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House, said his party needs to be inclusive and criticized some comments by talk-show host Rush Limbaugh as inappropriate.  —  “The Republican Party in its roots …
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer on the realignment myth of 2008
Discussion: The New Editor and Power Line
Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years  —  The American unemployment rate surged to 10.2 percent in October, its highest level in 26 years, as the economy lost another 190,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.  —  The jump into the realm of double-digit joblessness …
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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 …
David Brooks / New York Times:
What Independents Want  —  Liberals and conservatives each have their own intellectual food chains.  They have their own think tanks to provide arguments, politicians and pundits to amplify them, and news media outlets to deliver streams of prejudice-affirming stories.
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Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Obama's So Speedy, It Looks Like He's Hardly Moved.
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Capitol Confidential / Big Government:
BREAKING: ACORN's New Orleans Office Raided by Louisiana Attorney General  —  Photo from Big Government Contributor Kevin Kane  —  In a fast-breaking development comes word that agents of the Attorney's General office in Louisiana have raided ACORN's offices in New Orleans.
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Martha Carr / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
State investigators taking dozens of computers from ACORN office on Canal Street
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Orlando Sentinel:
Downtown Orlando shooting: 1 dead, 5 injured  —  A former employee of a business located in a downtown Orlando building where a deadly mass shooting took place today is suspected in the attack.  —  One person is dead and 5 are confirmed shot in the incident, which took place about 11:50 a.m …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Gawker
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Palin to speak at Gridiron dinner  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be the Republican speaker at the Gridiron Club's Winter Dinner on Dec. 5, the club announced Friday.  —  Gridiron Club President Dick Cooper told club members earlier this afternoon that Palin accepted an invitation …
Discussion: The Swamp and Hot Air
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Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Gibbs: Can You Imagine if, 5 Years Ago, People Had Protested With Hitler Pictures?!?  —  Today, Robert Gibbs lamented some of the offensive signs at the rally (of which there were some, but not enough to even fill out HuffPo's 12 Most Offensive slideshow): … Let's help Gibbs out with this in particular:
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
EXPLOSIVE: Ft. Hood suspect reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’.  (Via The BlogProf).  On NPR I heard — I can't find the story on their website yet — that he had given a presentation on the Koran at a professional conference where he claimed that unbelievers should be beheaded, burned, etc. to the discomfiture of the attendees.
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Paul Krugman:
Why not a WPA?  —  A question I'm occasionally asked at public events is, why aren't we creating jobs with a WPA-type program?  It's a very good question.  —  As it is, job-creation efforts are generally indirect.  Tax cuts and transfers in the hope that people will spend them …
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: Commentary and Cafe Hayek
Associated Press:
Frank takes dig at colleague in health care debate  —  By The Associated Press (AP) - 2 hours ago  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Barney Frank took a dig Friday at the Republican lawmaker who organized a protest by conservatives against health care legislation.
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 …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Nelson: Bad Economy Means We Should Wreck Economy, Destroy Planet, Let Health Care Languish  —  I suspect we're going to be hearing a lot more of this sort of thing in the weeks to come: … This really makes no sense.  If Nelson thinks the health care and climate legislation before congress …
Bob Ivry / Bloomberg:
Reed Says 'I'm Sorry' for Role in Creating Citigroup  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — John S. Reed, who helped engineer the merger that created Citigroup Inc., apologized for his role in building a company that has taken $45 billion in direct U.S. aid and said banks that big should be divided into separate parts.
Brian Patrick / Office of the Republican Whip:
Dem Whip Check  —  NOTE: Despite unemployment at its highest level since 1983, Speaker Pelosi continues to push her Caucus to pass a trillion dollar government takeover that will replace Americans' health care.  As of today, at least 69 Democrats have expressed opposition to the Speaker's health care bill.
 
 
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Only fiscal conservatives would say we can't afford to reduce the deficit
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Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Patriot Games: GOP Reps Pick Tea Party Rally Over National-Security Votes
Kevin Freking / Mercury News:
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Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Owens Announces Support For House Dems' Health Care Bill
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 Earlier Items: 
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Report: 237 millionaires in Congress
Discussion: Hullabaloo and New York Magazine
Tom Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Conlin to file paperwork next week to seek U.S. Senate seat
Discussion: The Hill and Swing State Project
Oliver Burkeman / Guardian:
Gore backs law-breaking protests
Ken Lovett / The Daily Politics:
Senate Dems back down (UPDATE 1 & 2)
Discussion: Capitol Confidential
CNN:
CNN Poll: Public wants Congress to keep working on health care
Discussion: Hot Air, Politics Daily and MyDD