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12:55 PM 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,” …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Rush to Therapy  —  We're all born late.  We're born into history that is well under way.  We're born into cultures, nations and languages that we didn't choose.  On top of that, we're born with certain brain chemicals and genetic predispositions that we can't control.
Washington Post:
Hasan on Islam  —  Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood, was supposed to discuss a medical topic during gave a presentation to senior Army doctors in June 2007.  Instead, he lectured on Islam, suicide bombers and threats the military …
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Jihad Watch
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Phil and the Fort Hood Killer
Discussion: Weekly Standard
The Note:
Brushfires & Fantasies: How long before health care bill is too big to pass?
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Failing the troops at Fort Hood
Discussion: Commentary
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Dunn leaving White House, Pfeiffer takes over  —  White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, will take over, according to sources familiar with the move.  —  Dunn, a longtime Democratic media consultant …
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Michelle Malkin:
Don't get excited: Anita Dunn is not being thrown under the bus  —  President Obama with Anita Dunn, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Robert Gibbs (via White House Flickr stream)  —  A month ago, White House interim communications director Anita Dunn stepped into the role of lead Fox News-basher.
Discussion: NewsReal Blog and NewsBusters.org
The Huffington Post:
Boxer: Senate Has Votes To Block Stupak Amendment  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  With Reporting By Ryan Grim  —  One of Congress's foremost champions of abortion rights said on Monday that the Senate did not have the votes to add a more restrictive anti-abortion amendment to health care reform legislation.
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
The Man Who Made Pelosi Cry ‘Uncle’
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog and AmSpecBlog
ABCNEWS:
Obama: Health Care Bill, Not an Abortion Bill
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Confessions of an ObamaCare Backer  —  A liberal explains the political calculus.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  The typical argument for ObamaCare is that it will offer better medical care for everyone and cost less to do it, but occasionally a supporter lets the mask slip and reveals the real political motivation.
Discussion: Nice Deb, Townhall.com and AmSpecBlog
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.
CBS News:
Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists  —  Posted by Declan McCullagh In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day.
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Bloomberg:
Gorbachev Says Obama Should Start Afghan Withdrawal  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, drawing on his experience of military failure in Afghanistan in the 1980s, said the U.S. can't win the conflict there and should begin pulling out its soldiers.
CNN:
Bill Clinton to address Senate Democrats on health care  —  From Brianna Keilar and Ted Barrett, CNN's Dana Bash  —  Washington (CNN) - Two senior Democratic sources that former president Bill Clinton will attend the Senate Democrats' weekly luncheon Tuesday to address the caucus on health care.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Tough future for Snowe as a Republican  —  It looks like Olympia Snowe could have a pretty hard time getting nominated for another term in the Senate as a Republican.  —  There are now more folks in her party who disapprove than approve of Snowe's job performance.
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 …
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Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
Mishkin Defend Bubbles (and of Course, the Fed)
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Post:
Prof busted in Columbia gal ‘punch’  —  A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations, cops said yesterday.  —  Police busted Lionel McIntyre, 59, for assault yesterday after his bruised victim, Camille Davis, filed charges.
Glen Bolger / TQIA:
Shhh — Don't Tell Anyone, But Obama Hurt Deeds in Virginia  —  Democrats and the press are on a self-delusional kick that Barack Obama had nothing to do with the results in Virginia and New Jersey.  That's fine by me.  The more the Dems deny to themselves that Independents moved to the GOP …
New York Times:
Environmental Agency Warns 2 Staff Lawyers Over Video Criticizing Climate Policy  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has directed two of its lawyers to makes changes to a YouTube video they posted that is critical of the Obama administration's climate change policy.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
We're Joining “Don't Ask, Don't Give” Boycott  —  John and Joe at AmericaBlog are launching a donor boycott of the DNC.  We're joining it along with Daily Kos, Dan Savage, Michelangelo Signorile, David Mixner, Andy Towle and Michael Goff of Towle Road, Paul Sousa (Founder of Equal Rep in Boston) …
CNN:
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 …
 
 
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Marcel Pacatte / The Huffington Post:
Judge Should Laugh Subpoena Request out of Courtroom
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Impasse Over, Lebanon Forms Cabinet
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Tony Romm / The Hill:
Sanders would support reconciliation to break Republican filibuster
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Ingraham: Pelosi did everything but “sell her own body” on health vote
Discussion: TPM LiveWire
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
GOP tries to play 41-seat pickup
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Derrick Henry / New York Times:
Connecticut Governor Won't Seek Re-election
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Unreal... Wash U Shuts Down Freedom Memorial on 20 Year Anniversary …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pajamas Media