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8:50 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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Ezra Klein:
What's going on in the House?  —  The House of Representatives is expected to vote on health-care reform Saturday.  But the days before a big vote are rarely calm ones, and this week has been no exception.  Democrats don't expect a single Republican to cross over to vote for health-care reform.
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.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:   White House Strongly Denies Threatening Dem Who Appeared On Fox
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
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:
Geoff / Innocent Bystanders:
October Unemployment Rate Jumps Upward ==> 10.2%!  —  The economic for October predictions were 175,000 non-farm jobs lost, and an unemployment rate at or just below 10%.  Just based on initial unemployment filings, I think you'd have had to count on people continuing to drop out of the system to get numbers that low.
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Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years
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
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, Gawker and Raw Story
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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
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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.
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 …
 
 
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
Dr. No threatening to have bill read on Senate floor
Stuart Fox / Popular Science:
Baguette Dropped From Bird's Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really)
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The Buzz:
Photo: Crist had Rothstein's cake and ate it, too
Discussion: Law Review and TPMMuckraker
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Only fiscal conservatives would say we can't afford to reduce the deficit
Discussion: Director's Blog and Daily Kos
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Patriot Games: GOP Reps Pick Tea Party Rally Over National-Security Votes
Kevin Freking / Mercury News:
Feinstein still pondering Calif. gubernatorial bid
Discussion: The Fix and Scorecard's Blog
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Owens Announces Support For House Dems' Health Care Bill
Discussion: MyDD
 Earlier Items: 
Brendan Nyhan:
The Coburn amendment vote
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Report: 237 millionaires in Congress
Discussion: Hullabaloo and New York Magazine
Oliver Burkeman / Guardian:
Gore backs law-breaking protests
Ken Lovett / The Daily Politics:
Senate Dems back down (UPDATE 1 & 2)
Discussion: Capitol Confidential