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8:55 AM ET, November 10, 2009


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Dana Priest / Washington Post:
Fort Hood suspect warned of threats within the ranks  —  Cited stress facing Muslims Hasan spoke at Walter Reed in 2007  —  The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid “adverse events,” …
Washington Post:
Fort Hood suspect alert, talking to medical personnel  —  Army Criminal Investigation Command, FBI waiting to question Nidal Hasan  —  FORT HOOD, Tex. — Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who allegedly gunned down dozens of people at Fort Hood last week before being wounded by police …
New York Times:
Fort Hood Suspect Communicated With Radical Cleric, Authorities Say
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Failing the troops at Fort Hood
David Warren / Real Clear Politics:   Fort Hood: Let's Drop the Political Correctness
Obama: This Is a Health Care Bill, Not an Abortion Bill  —  President Says Still More Work to be Done on Legislation Passed by House  —  President Obama said today that Congress needs to change abortion-related language in the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives this weekend.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obtained: In Letter To Pelosi, 41 House Dems Pledge To Vote Against Bill With Anti-Abortion Amendment  —  In a move that will intensify the coming war over how to treat abortion in the health care bill, more than three dozen House Dems have signed a letter to Nancy Pelosi firmly pledging …
The Huffington Post:
Gibbs Won't Offer Position On Abortion Amendment
Discussion: The Hill and The Plum Line
WH denies Afghan decision made, as tensions flare with Pentagon  —  Washington (CNN) - White House National Security Adviser Retired Gen. Jim Jones issued a rare public statement Monday vehemently denying media reports suggesting President Obama has privately decided to send close to 40,000 …
David Martin / CBS News:
Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops  —  CBS Exclusive: Sources Say Force Will Grow to 100,000 - Nearly Filling Gen. McChrystal's Request; Long-Term Stay Planned  —  (CBS) Tonight, after months of conferences with top advisors, President Obama has settled on a new strategy for Afghanistan.
Obama's Surprise Video Address to Berlin on Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall  —  collect this video  —  recent videos from  —  what people are saying  —  I was waiting for a stunning announcement that “Luke I am Your Father”.  His pointing out that he is the first African-American president …
New York Post:
Berlin Wall blunder
Discussion: Doug Ross
The Politico:
Senate faces abortion rights rift  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found his health reform efforts seriously complicated Monday by the explosive issue of abortion, as key centrist senators said they wanted to see airtight language in the bill blocking federal funding for the procedure.
Ezra Klein:
Rep. Jim Cooper: House health care bill was ‘one of the best votes I ever cast’  —  Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) knows as much about health-care policy as anyone in Congress.  He teaches the subject back home in Tennessee, promoted his own plan (to the anger of many Democrats) in 1994 …
Discussion: Firedoglake and TalkLeft
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Pfizer abandons site of infamous Kelo eminent domain taking  —  The private homes that New London, Conn., took away from Suzette Kelo and her neighbors have been torn down.  Their former site is a wasteland of fields of weeds, a monument to the power of eminent domain.
Derrick Henry / New York Times:
Connecticut Governor Won't Seek Re-election  —  Gov. M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut, who rose to the state's highest office five years ago after her predecessor resigned amid a corruption scandal, said on Monday that she would not seek re-election.  —  In a surprising announcement, Mrs. Rell …
Discussion: MyDD
Jon Lender / Hartford Courant:
Rell Will Not Seek Re-Election
Discussion: Swing State Project and TPMDC
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Despite ban, Holder to speak to CAIR-linked group  —  Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech next week to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Unreal... Wash U Shuts Down Freedom Memorial on 20 Year Anniversary of End of Communism- It Was Too Offensive (Video)  —  The gulag was too offensive.  —  (Twitpics)  —  The students of Young Americans for Liberty hosted a rally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pajamas Media
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Future of Palestinian Authority Is in Question  —  RAMALLAH, West Bank — The collapse of the Palestinian Authority, Israel's negotiating partner, was raised as a possibility on Monday, as several aides to its president, Mahmoud Abbas, said that he intended to resign and forecast that others would follow.
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Trial Begins for Baltimore Mayor  —  BALTIMORE — Mayor Sheila Dixon went on trial on corruption charges on Monday, the result of a state inquiry started in 2006 that has cast a cloud over Ms. Dixon's administration despite her best efforts to keep the focus on running the city.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
No Clear Mandate From Americans on Healthcare Reform  —  Evenly split on long-term impact on healthcare system; one in four expect personal benefit  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are evenly split on the potential impact of new healthcare legislation, should it ultimately be passed into law.
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story:
MSNBC anchor in Twitter fight with anti-gay church that picketed Obama kids' school  —  The Westboro Baptist Church is telling the Obama daughters that God is their “enemy.”  —  The Kansas-based far-right church known for its outrageous choices of protest venues picketed outside …
South Korea Fires on North Korean Warship Near Border  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — South and North Korean warships exchanged fire off their western coast after the North's vessel crossed a disputed sea border and ignored several warning shots, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Seoul.
Discussion: Clusterstock and The Jawa Report
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Broken Rearview Mirror  —  Nancy Keenan needs to find another job.  Her appearance on Andrea Mitchell this morning was an embarrassment to the pro-choice community.  Jesus H Christ: … NARAL needs to hold Nancy Keenan accountable for being completely ineffectual over and over again …
Discussion: MoJo Sections and TalkLeft
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Surprise: Obama addresses Berlin on the fall of the Wall
Marian L. Tupy / Cato @ Liberty:
New York Times “Celebrates” the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Don Surber:
Lefties complain that conservatives sell too many books
The Politico:
Dems brace for another recess
Discussion: Prairie Weather
 Earlier Items: 
Big Government:
Obama Ally Code Pink Targets Children of Military Families for Psychological Abuse
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Terry Macalister / Guardian:
US pressure ‘distorted oil figures’
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
BIGGUS BUCKUS … One of the most successful politicians …
American Prospect:
Constant Comment  —  How Kathleen Parker became America's most-read woman columnist.
Discussion: Hit & Run