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4:45 PM ET, November 6, 2009

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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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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.
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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Wonkette
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.”
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 …
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 …
ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
Even the Chicago Press is Ripping Obama For His “Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting,” Calls For Him to Apologize....  You mean the Commander in Chief giving a “shout out” prior to speaking about 13 of the soldiers he commands being cut down in cold blood is inappropriate?....
John Cook / Gawker:
Nidal Hasan: Ft. Hood Shooter Participated in Homeland Security Disaster Preparation
Michelle Malkin:
The massacre at Fort Hood and Muslim soldiers with attitude
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Garbed Jihadi Nidal Hasan Screamed “Allah Akbar” …
John Nichols / The Nation:
Horror at Fort Hood Inspires Horribly Predictable Islamophobia
Andrew Bast / Newsweek Blogs:
Is Fort Hood a Harbinger? …
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.
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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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Unemployment rate jumps to 10.2 percent; highest since 1983
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: Gawker and Truthdig
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CNN:   Gunman nabbed in deadly Orlando office shooting
msnbc.com:
1 killed, 5 injured in Fla. shootings; suspect held
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gawker
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 …
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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New York Times:   Schedule for Health Vote in House Could Slip
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 …
Discussion: Open Left, Clusterstock and Corrente
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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: The New Editor and Power Line
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Lorraine Woellert / Bloomberg:
Cantor Says Rhetoric Harmful, Calls for Inclusion
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
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 …
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 …
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CNN:
Palin to keep low-profile on Wisconsin trip
Discussion: Politics Daily and Raw Story
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Owens Announces Support For House Dems' Health Care Bill
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Brendan Nyhan:
The Coburn amendment vote
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Report: 237 millionaires in Congress
Discussion: New York Magazine and Hullabaloo
John / Power Line:
Time to Stop This Fight  —  On Tuesday evening, the disparity …
Discussion: Mediaite
Oliver Burkeman / Guardian:
Gore backs law-breaking protests
Ken Lovett / The Daily Politics:
Senate Dems back down (UPDATE 1 & 2)
Discussion: Capitol Confidential
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
CNN Poll: Public wants Congress to keep working on health care
Discussion: Politics Daily and MyDD
Ezra Klein:
Don't listen to Texas  —  Texas's Rick Perry and Mars's Newt Gingrich …
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul Krugman:
Obama's trap  —  Back in the first few months of the current …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog Gay:
Leaked email proves DNC misled gay community. …
Discussion: Open Left, Gawker and Riehl World View
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Democratic civil war update: MoveOn raises $3.6 million to attack party moderates
Discussion: Power Line
Wall Street Journal:
Hello, Tipping Point
Discussion: Bloomberg, Commentary and The Politico