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10:25 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.”
NPR:
Officials Begin Putting Shooting Pieces Together
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Garbed Jihadi Nidal Hasan Screamed “Allah Akbar” …
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  —  The White House is strongly denying a story claiming that White House officials privately threatened to retaliate against a Democratic strategist for appearing on Fox News — a claim generating a big stir on the right …
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.
Discussion: The New Republic and TPMDC
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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.
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 …
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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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
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Obama's So Speedy, It Looks Like He's Hardly Moved.  —  David Brooks has a column on the independents in the wake of Tuesday's election, deploying his usual technique of communing with them via stereotypes — “They're looking for a safe pair of hands.”  The piece is economically unserious …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
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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
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Dr. No threatening to have bill read on Senate floor  —  Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who developed a close friendship with President Obama when they served together in the Senate, is threatening to have the entire health care bill read on the Senate floor.
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 …
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.
CNN:
Orlando gunman nabbed at mother's house  —  Orlando, Florida (CNN) — Authorities Friday apprehended a gunman who entered an Orlando building where he used to work and shot six people, killing one of them, the city's police chief said.  —  Five others were wounded in the shooting …
Discussion: Breitbart.tv and Newsweek Blogs
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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 …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Frum on Nuclear Socialism  —  I was saying this morning that I thought conservative affection for nuclear power was a bit odd in light of the fact that only massive socialism seems capable of financing nuclear power plants.  David Frum has a post in response that I don't totally understand:
Discussion: FrumForum
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.
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
Stuart Fox / Popular Science:
Baguette Dropped From Bird's Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really)  —  The Baguette Incident: Re-enacted according to eyewitness accounts.  CERN; Bird via Foxypar4/Flickr  —  The Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, just cannot catch a break.
Discussion: Hit & Run
 
 
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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
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Report: 237 millionaires in Congress
Discussion: Hullabaloo and New York Magazine
Oliver Burkeman / Guardian:
Gore backs law-breaking protests
 Earlier Items: 
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Palin to speak at Gridiron dinner
Discussion: The Swamp and Hot Air
Ken Lovett / The Daily Politics:
Senate Dems back down (UPDATE 1 & 2)
Discussion: Capitol Confidential
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Nelson: Bad Economy Means We Should Wreck Economy, Destroy Planet …
Wall Street Journal:
The Return of the Inflation Tax
Discussion: Commentary and Cafe Hayek