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8:25 PM ET, November 8, 2009


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Jeffrey Goldberg:
When Muslims Commit Violence  —  A consensus seems to have formed here at The Atlantic that the Ft. Hood massacre means not very much at all.  Megan McArdle writes that “there is absolutely no political lesson to be learned from this.”  James Fallows says: “The shootings never mean anything.
Nick Allen / Telegraph:
Fort Hood gunman had told US military colleagues that infidels should have their throats cut  —  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman who killed 13 at America's Fort Hood military base, once gave a lecture to other doctors in which he said non-believers should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Lieberman wants probe into ‘terrorist attack’ by major on Fort Hood  —  Homeland Security Chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Sunday that he intends to launch a congressional investigation into the motives behind “the worst terrorist attack since 9/11” — the slaying of 13 people …
New York Times:
House Democrats Who Voted Against the Health Care Bill  —  Lawmakers in the House voted 220 to 215 on Saturday night to approve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system.  Only one Republican voted for the bill, and 39 Democrats opposed it, including 24 members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
The Democrats Who Opposed the Health Care Bill  —  Four out of every five House members who didn't side with their party on the health care bill represent districts that voted for the opposite party's presidential nominee in the 2008 election, CQ Politics reports.
Discussion: Eye on 2010 and Scared Monkeys
Lone GOP vote came after call from President Obama  —  Washington (CNN) - Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao was the only Republican to vote in favor of the Democratic health care bill that passed the House late Saturday, a vote that came after President Obama called to personally to ask for his support, Cao told CNN.
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
The GOP vote: Why Cao said ‘yes’
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel and JOSHUAPUNDIT
Michelle Malkin:
Health care takeover roll call vote …
Joseph Cao:
Cao Votes for “Life”; Achieves Legislation to Protect the Health of All Americans
Alex Koppelman / Salon:
Republican votes for House Dems' health bill
Discussion: The Nation
Michelle Levi / CBS News:
Graham: House Bill “D.O.A.” in the Senate  —  Would Filibuster Health Care Reform with Public Option, Declaring “Liberal” House Bill Would Mean “Disaster”  —  (CBS) Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the health care bill passed last night by the House of Representatives is “dead on arrival to the Senate.”
Discussion: Don Surber and Gateway Pundit
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
The (not-too) private life of Corporal Hodge  —  Hey, what's this half naked model doing here?  —  Why, that's Katrina Hodge, runner-up in this year's Miss England competition.  —  But the story doesn't start or end there...  You see, she's also a Corporal in Her Majesty's Armed Forces...
East Germans lost much in 1989  —  For many in the GDR, the fall of the Berlin Wall and unification meant the loss of jobs, homes, security and equality  —  On 9 November 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down I realised German unification would soon follow, which it did a year later.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Is this the high-water mark for ObamaCare?  —  The Democrats wheedled, cajoled, begged, and finally abandoned its defense of abortion — truly a watershed moment — in order to get their version of ObamaCare passed ... in the House of Representatives, where they enjoy a 75-seat majority.
Discussion: YID With LID and Riehl World View
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush cancel appearances in L.A., N.Y.  —  The 42nd and 43rd presidents back out because promoters of the February panel discussion 'insisted on billing it as something it wasn't,' Clinton spokesman says  —  Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush …
Lisa Mascaro / Las Vegas Sun:
Ensign moves out of home on C Street  —  Town house shared with Christian colleagues had gained notoriety because of Nevadan's affair  —  Sen. John Ensign would not discuss his move with the Sun.  —  2 a.m.  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. John Ensign has moved out of the C Street house …
Amy Sullivan / Swampland:
Anatomy of a Health Reform Deal  —  Don't the Democrats control Congress?  How did Nancy Pelosi get to the point where she didn't have enough votes in her own caucus to pass health reform unless she paved the way for language that, as Jon Cohn puts it, “mak[es] it more likely that millions …
Discussion: marbury and MoJo Blog Posts
Don Clemmer / USCCB Media Blog:
Discussion: and TalkLeft
Calculated Risk:
Putting the MERS Controversies in Perspective  —  CR Note: This is a guest post from albrt.  —  A great deal has been written in the last year or so about cases in which a court has denied a lender the right to foreclose on a mortgaged house.  Lately many of the decisions have involved MERS …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
McDonnell: I'll focus on economic issues
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Liberty dies with thunderous applause
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