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2:35 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,” …
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 …
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Phil and the Fort Hood Killer
Discussion: Washington Post and Gateway Pundit
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Obama Travels to Texas for Service at Fort Hood
Discussion: The Page
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Don't get excited: Anita Dunn is not being thrown under the bus
Discussion: NewsReal Blog and
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.
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.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Democrats Raise Alarms Over Costs of Health Bills  —  WASHINGTON — As health care legislation moves toward a crucial airing in the Senate, the White House is facing a growing revolt from some Democrats and analysts who say the bills Congress is considering do not fulfill President Obama's promise …
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.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
The Carrie Prejean “sex tape.”  —  Ah, what a world we live in. … The story is well-told at the link.  Go there.  I'll just highlight this: … It's all about the page views...  Teenager?  Is TMZ threatening to post child pornography?  In any case, what is it?  Embarrassing topless nonsense?
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: QandO, Nice Deb, and AmSpecBlog
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.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Washington Sketch: Gingrich is no longer conservative about showing his religion  —  It says much about the transformation of the Republican Party that even Newt Gingrich is now carrying the cross.  —  When Gingrich came to power 15 years ago, his Contract With America was a document …
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.
Political Punch:
Administration Sources: President Obama Weighing Four Strategic Options for Af/Pak*  —  Senior administration officials tell ABC News that President Obama at his war council meeting tomorrow will assess four different specific strategies for Afghanistan and Pakistan, including …
Discussion:, Hot Air and The BLT
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Senators expect ‘several weeks’ to craft health deal  —  Senators anticipate having “several weeks” to wrangle over the final details of their health bill, one Democratic member said Tuesday.  —  Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) emphasized that no bill in the Senate is “dead on arrival,” …
Discussion: The Politico
Tony Romm / The Hill:   Sanders would support reconciliation to break Republican filibuster
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama's modest proposal: A Lieberman swap  —  A source at the White House for the president's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reports that Obama ended the event with a modest proposal for the domestic politics of both men.  —  At the meeting's conclusion …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
N.Y. Senate Delays Vote on Gay Marriage Bill  —  ALBANY - The State Senate on Tuesday delayed a highly anticipated vote on same-sex marriage, putting off the issue indefinitely as gay rights supporters continued to lobby for additional votes.  —  Republicans and Democrats said that as of Tuesday afternoon …
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Ingraham: Pelosi did everything but “sell her own body” on health vote  —  Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham — who, as far as I recall, wasn't at Saturday night's health care vote in the House — seems to have discovered a heretofore unrevealed Nancy Pelosi lobbying tactic.
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 …
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) …
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United States Senator:
DeMint Introduces “Term Limits for All” Constitutional Amendment
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
Health Care Reform: Got Id?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
New York Times:
Trick for Democrats Is Juggling Ideology and Pragmatism
Discussion: Hullabaloo and
New York Times:
A Squeeze on Customers Ahead of New Rules
Discussion: The Agonist and Prairie Weather
Marcel Pacatte / The Huffington Post:
Judge Should Laugh Subpoena Request out of Courtroom
 Earlier Items: 
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The Man Who Made Pelosi Cry ‘Uncle’
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog and AmSpecBlog
New York Post:
Prof busted in Columbia gal ‘punch’
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Gawker
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
GOP tries to play 41-seat pickup