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12:00 PM ET, November 6, 2009

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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 …
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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.
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 …
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.”
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
Washington Post:
Suspect, devout Muslim from Va., wanted Army discharge, aunt said  —  He prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, was on the eve of his first deployment to war.
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.
Brian Kates / NY Daily News:
Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley credited with ending Fort Hood gunman …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   This is Going to Get Very Dark  —  Multiple news organizations …
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 …
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama delays meeting with House Dems until Saturday
Discussion: The Swamp and The Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Hello, Tipping Point
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Politico
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
The Madness of Queen Nancy
Discussion: Townhall.com and Macsmind
Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years  —  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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Rex Nutting / MarketWatch:
Unemployment rate hits 10.2% in October
Discussion: Commentary and NewsBusters.org
Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
Unemployment in U.S. Jumps to 10.2%, Payrolls Fall
Discussion: Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
October Jobless Rate Tops 10%
Discussion: Wake up America
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Eschaton
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Bloomberg:
Obama Faces Concern on Jobs After Election Setbacks
Discussion: The New Republic
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.”
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: Power Line and The New Editor
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 …
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: Cafe Hayek
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog Gay:
Leaked email proves DNC misled gay community.  DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias admits DNC intentionally asked Mainers to help Corzine, after DNC denied it.  —  I think we just caught the DNC lying to the gay community about the election in Maine.  And an email from DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias, which we quote below, proves it.
CNN:
Palin to keep low-profile on Wisconsin trip  —  (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to deliver remarks at a Wisconsin Right to Life event Friday evening, one of the few speeches the former Republican presidential nominee will have given since she resigned the governorship last summer.
Discussion: Politics Daily
 
 
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Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Voters approve Referendum 71
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