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9:40 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 …
Associated Press:
AP sources: Authorities had concerns about suspected Fort Hood shooter, reviewed Web postings  —  WASHINGTON - The Army psychiatrist suspected of carrying a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, had come to the attention of authorities six months ago because of Internet postings …
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.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
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
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) …
Patterico's Pontifications:
Coverage of the Fort Hood Shooting: Hot Air vs. the L.A. Times; UPDATE: Shooter Still Alive  —  Whenever there is breaking news, it's good to keep a few things in mind:  — Don't jump to conclusions.  — Don't be afraid to discuss relevant topics even if they seem politically incorrect.
msnbc.com:
NBC: 7 dead, 12 injured in Fort Hood shooting  —  No word from the military base whether the victims are military or civilians  —  At least seven people are dead and 12 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, the base's public affairs office told NBC News on Thursday.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
This is Going to Get Very Dark  —  Multiple news organizations …
Washington Post:   Suspect, devout Muslim from Va., wanted Army discharge, aunt said
Lara Jakes / Associated Press:
AP sources: Authorities had concerns about suspect
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
William Branigin / Washington Post:
At least 12 killed in shooting at Fort Hood, Tex.; U.S. soldier among the gunmen
Washington Post:
Abortion, immigration are factors in health-care reform vote  —  Immigration and abortion issues could cost party crucial votes  —  House Democratic leaders were struggling Thursday to contain uprisings on the hot-button issues of abortion and immigration that have left them little margin …
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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 …
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
Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
Jobless Rate Hits 10.2% in October, a 26-Year High  —  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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Wall Street Journal:
October Jobless Rate Tops 10%  —  WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment rose by more than expected in October to hit its highest level in more than 26 years and employers cut more jobs than forecast, a sign the labor market continues to struggle as the economy emerges from its deep recession.
Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:   Unemployment in U.S. Jumps to 10.2%, Payrolls Fall
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 …
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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 …
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.”
Wall Street Journal:
Hello, Tipping Point  —  The Obama presidency was always a race against time.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  'We don't look at either of these gubernatorial races . . . as something that portends a lot for our legislative efforts," insisted White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday …
 
 
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