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11:45 AM ET, September 3, 2010

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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
White House considering major tax breaks for businesses, sources say  —  With the recovery faltering less than two months before the November congressional elections, President Obama's economic team is considering another big dose of stimulus in the form of tax breaks for businesses …
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The Politico:
Few options for Barack Obama on 9/11  —  Every year it's a challenge for the White House: how to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  This year is especially awkward, given the controversy around President Barack Obama's remarks in support of an Islamic cultural center …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
New Jobs Program Coming?
Discussion: Eschaton
Washington Post:
New tax breaks for business on table
Aharding / CNN:
Hillary Clinton for president ad hits airwaves
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Put the millionaires' tax money to good use
Discussion: protein wisdom
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Why the Stimulus Ran Out of Steam
Andy Barr / The Politico:   Dentist buys Hillary Clinton 2012 ad
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
U.S. Lost Jobs in August, but Fewer Than Expected  —  Private job growth in the last three month was stronger than initially estimated, the government said Friday in its August report on unemployment.  —  Still, the economy lost another 54,000 jobs last month, mostly because of the loss …
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Wall Street Journal:
Private Sector Adds 67,000 Jobs  —  U.S. Economy Lost 54,000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.6%  —  Job seekers in Denver waited in line for a career fair to open Sept. 2, 2010.  —  WASHINGTON — Job losses continued to mount in the U.S. economy last month …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
PRIVATE-SECTOR JOB GROWTH.... In the last post, we talked about the new monthly jobs report, with the chart we've all come to know and love.  But many of you have emailed to suggest it's time for a slightly different chart — one showing just the private sector job market.  —  It's a fair request.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Companies add 67K workers, but jobless rate rises
CNN:
Quick GOP reaction to jobs report
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Private hiring surprises with 67,000 new jobs
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats  —  FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama.  —  Enlarge This Image
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alternate History  —  The Democrats could be heading toward a defeat of historic proportions in November, but it is possible to imagine a scenario in which things might have turned out differently:  —  On Dec. 16, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama and his senior aides gathered for a briefing on the state of the U.S. economy.
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Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
Meeting Mr. Palin  —  WASILLA, Alaska — The young lady at the desk of the Dorothy Page Museum and Visitor Center has blue hair — not the blue-silver of advanced age, but a punk-rock razor-cut style dyed cerulean blue.  She is friendly and helpful to out-of-towners who stop by the Main Street museum …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
New evidence undermines feds' case against Arizona  —  You've heard a lot about the Justice Department's lawsuit to stop the new Arizona immigration law.  But that's just one part of the Obama administration's multi-front war on immigration enforcement in Arizona.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
AP: ‘Combat in Iraq is not over, and we should not uncritically repeat suggestions that it is’  —  Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:30 PM  —  Subject: Standards Center guidance: The situation in Iraq  —  Many AP staffers are producing content that refers to the situation in Iraq.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Real Story  —  Next week, President Obama is scheduled to propose new measures to boost the economy.  I hope they're bold and substantive, since the Republicans will oppose him regardless — if he came out for motherhood, the G.O.P. would declare motherhood un-American.
Chicago Breaking News:
Tribune/WGN-TV poll: Giannoulias, Kirk neck and neck  —  Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.  —  After a bruising summer of controversies …
Wall Street Journal:
The Small Business The 97% Fallacy  —  The president's plan to raise top marginal rates is holding back the very people who should be leading the economic recovery.  —  When Congress returns from its summer recess, members will face a pivotal decision about the expiring Bush tax cuts.
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Our distracted commander in chief  —  Many have charged that President Obama's decision to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan 10 months from now is hampering our war effort.  But now it's official.  In a stunning statement last week, Marine Corps Commandant James Conway admitted that the July 2011 date is …
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Harry Reid Campaign: Saying ‘War is Lost’ Helped Win the War!  —  Harry Reid is a genius when it comes to military tactics — just ask him.  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently questioned the Harry Reid and Sharron Angle campaigns on various issues.  —  Here's part of the Reid …
Pam Key / The Blaze:
KEY OBAMA ALLY WORKS WITH SOCIALISTS FOR GLOBAL TAX  —  “It is possible for us to get a financial tax around the world.”  —  FREELANCER  —  The New Mafia.... I'm sure that none of these people will take a cut of what they take from the evil capitalists.  We had better stop these thugs …
KPIX-TV:
CBS 5 Poll: Tight Fight For Senate, Governor  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) ― Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer are still in a tight fight for California's U.S. Senate seat, while Meg Whitman is narrowly atop Jerry Brown in the governor's race, according to a newly conducted KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll of California voters released Thursday.
Scott Brown / Wall Street Journal:
Want Middle East Peace?  Deny Iran Nukes  —  Israeli-Palestinian talks are good, but Tehran's nuclear drive continues.  —  Those of us who hope for peace in the Middle East applaud the meeting of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Commentary
Charles Leaf / myfoxny.com:
Mosque Investor Was Terror Contributor  —  MYFOXNY.COM - Fox 5 News reported Thursday that one of the financial backers of the Islamic mosque and cultural center project in Lower Manhattan once contributed to a terror group, although the investor says the contribution was made because he thought …
JSOnline:
Feingold to miss Obama Labor Day visit  —  Senator cites scheduling conflict  —  When President Barack Obama visits Milwaukee on Labor Day to talk to working families and members of dozens of labor unions, one prominent politician won't be there.  —  A Labor Day schedule released by the staff …
Howie Beigelman / ou.org:
US SENATE CANDIDATE JOE SESTAK MEETS WITH ORTHODOX LEADERSHIP  —  Orthodox Union convenes key meeting for candidate to explain stances and dialogue on foreign & domestic issues  —  Yesterday, Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democratic nominee for US Senate from Pennsylvania met with Jewish leaders …
blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
James Lee is Al Gore is Prince Charles is the Unabomber  —  Al Gore's Church of Climatism has claimed a new glorious martyr.  His name is James Lee - the Discovery channel attempted eco-suicide-bomber - and if he'd had his way he wouldn't have been the only one who ended up in the great recycling bin in the sky.
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Hit & Run
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Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
James Lee, killed in Discovery Channel hostage crisis, reminiscent of Unabomber
 
 
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David Frum / FrumForum:
The Purge at Cato  —  The summer's biggest inside-Washington story …
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