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9:35 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,” …
New York Times:
Fort Hood Suspect Communicated With Radical Cleric, Authorities Say  —  WASHINGTON — Intelligence agencies intercepted communications last year and this year between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of shooting to death 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., and a radical cleric in Yemen known for his incendiary anti-American teachings.
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Failing the troops at Fort Hood
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Commentary
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.
Ezra Klein:
Rep. Jim Cooper: House health care bill was ‘one of the best votes I ever cast’
Discussion: Firedoglake
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obtained: In Letter To Pelosi, 41 House Dems Pledge To Vote …
Robin Marty /
Will the Stupak Amendment Affect Insurance Coverage for Miscarriages?
Discussion: Daily Kos, Taylor Marsh and Wonk Room
The Huffington Post:
Gibbs Won't Offer Position On Abortion Amendment
Discussion: 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.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Obama Seeks Revision of Plan's Abortion Limits  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama suggested Monday that he was not comfortable with abortion restrictions inserted into the House version of major health care legislation, and he prodded Congress to revise them.
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Political eyes on Republican Scozzafava after conservatives urge her to quit  —  It's a Grand Old Purging as moderate's ouster spotlights Republican dysfunction  —  GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Over Halloween weekend, Dede Scozzafava morphed from a rosy-cheeked Republican mom to a political figure of speech.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Carrie Prejean confirms ‘sex tape,’ but...  Carrie Prejean, some might remember, is the California beauty queen who gained instant ignominy in some circles by agreeing with President Obama's ridiculous notion that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.
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 …
Anthony R. Dolan / Wall Street Journal:
Four Little Words  —  Reagan deliberately confronted criminal regimes with what they fear most: the publicly spoken truth about their moral weakness.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Ronald Reagan would embarrass himself and the country by asking Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, which was going to be there for decades.
New York Post:
Berlin Wall blunder
Discussion: Doug Ross
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.
The Politico:
Dems brace for another recess  —  The last time Congress returned home for an extended break in August, health care reform proponents lost ground that took weeks to regain — but not again, Democrats insist as they head into the Veterans Day recess.  —  The landscape is a bit different this time.
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.
Big Government:
Obama Ally Code Pink Targets Children of Military Families for Psychological Abuse  —  Dressed as ‘zombie soldiers’ killed in combat, ‘ghosts of war victims,’ witches and healthcare fairies, members of Code Pink menacingly paraded in front of a captive audience of children one block from the White House …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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 …
Frederic Mishkin / Financial Times:
Not all bubbles present a risk to the economy  —  There is increasing concern that we may be experiencing another round of asset-price bubbles that could pose great danger to the economy.  Does this danger provide a case for the US Federal Reserve to exit from its zero-interest-rate policy sooner rather …
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
Aluf Benn / Haaretz:
Does Obama delay in scheduling Netanyahu meet point to crisis?  —  Relations between Israel and the United States are in crisis.  This is the conclusion that stems from the difficulty in arranging a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Jeffrey Goldberg
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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
South Korea Fires on North Korean Warship Near Border
Discussion: Clusterstock
 Earlier Items: 
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Broken Rearview Mirror
Discussion: MoJo Sections and TalkLeft
Hannah Strange / Times of London:
Hugo Chavez tells Venezuela troops to ‘prepare for war’ with Colombia
Discussion: Hot Air and Weekly Standard
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
BIGGUS BUCKUS … One of the most successful politicians …