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7:25 PM ET, September 6, 2010

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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Calls for $50 Billion Spending on Transportation  —  MILWAUKEE — President Obama, looking for ways to jump-start the sagging economy and create new jobs, called on Congress on Monday to approve a far-reaching plan to rebuild and modernize the nation's transportation networks — roads …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GOP ATTACKS ON INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT ALREADY UNDERWAY.... I really wish I could understand the way John Boehner's mind works. … Now, I realize that Boehner's depth of policy knowledge is frighteningly limited, and that the poll-tested buzz words of his press releases might resonate …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Darren Goode / The Hill:
Boehner: Obama infrastructure plan is more failed stimulus  —  House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio Monday criticized President Barack Obama's proposal to boost infrastructure investment as more stimulus spending doomed to fail.  —  “As the American people, facing near double-digit unemployment …
Washington Post:
Obama to call for $100 billion business tax credit  —  Under mounting pressure to intensify his focus on the economy ahead of the midterm elections, President Obama will call for a $100 billion business tax credit this week, using a speech in Cleveland on Wednesday to launch what administration officials said was a new policy push.
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Obama Economic Policy: Yet Another “Obama Bunts” Edition  —  With a multiplier of 2, $50 billion in the first year is 0.3% on the unemployment rate—and it's not clear if we can ramp up an extra $50 billion of infrastructure spending in the first year.  —  Don't get me wrong …
CNN:
Obama pushes $50 billion in infrastructure spending
The Politico:
President Obama unveils $50 billion road, rail plan
Discussion: Daily Kos
Fox News:
Obama to Call for Major Infrastructure Spending
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
CNN:
TRENDING: Obama: They talk about me like a dog  —  (CNN) - Those following President Obama's prepared remarks during a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday were thrown a bit of a curveball when it came to a description of his critics:  —  “Some powerful interests who had been dominating …
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Obama: Critics ‘talk about me like a dog’  —  President Obama strayed from his prepared remarks at a Labor Day rally Monday to accused his opponents of talking about him “like a dog.”  —  Obama was in Milwaukee to speak at the Milwaukee Laborfest, attended by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Washington Wire:
Obama's Remarks at Labor Rally in Wisconsin
Wall Street Journal:
Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans  —  KABUL—The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said the planned burning of Qurans on Sept. 11 by a Florida church could put the lives of American troops in danger and damage the war effort.  —  Gen. David Petraeus said the Taliban …
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ABCNEWS:
Anti-Islam Rhetoric Heats Up Ahead of 9/11
Andy Saputra / CNN:
Indonesians protest U.S. church's plan to burn Quran
Discussion: Osborne Ink and TPMMuckraker
Peter J. Boyer / New Yorker:
FRAT HOUSE FOR JESUS  —  The entity behind C Street.  —  One midwinter night in 2008, Senator John Ensign, of Nevada, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, was roused from bed when six men entered his room and ordered him to get up.  Ensign knew the men intimately …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Raw Story
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
1938 in 2010  —  Here's the situation: The U.S. economy has been crippled by a financial crisis.  The president's policies have limited the damage, but they were too cautious, and unemployment remains disastrously high.  More action is clearly needed.  Yet the public has soured on government activism …
The Huffington Post:
A Forecast of the 2010 House Election Outcome  —  What's Your Reaction: … How many House seats will the Republicans gain in 2010?  To answer this question, we have run 1,000 simulations of the 2010 House elections.  The simulations are based on information from past elections going back to 1946.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Lena H. / Washington Post:
Finding new weapons to kill bedbugs  —  The brown bugs, each about half the size of a pencil eraser, lie in glass petri dishes - a few on their backs, legs in the air.  They died within seconds of scurrying across a piece of paper containing drops of a chemical.The next step is to find …
Mark Hurd / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles school named after Al Gore  —  He's the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson.  Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes.  But there's a catch.  —  First-grade teacher Yolanda Alcala, left …
CNN:
CNN Poll: GOP's midterm advantage is growing  —  (CNN) — With November's midterm elections less than two months away, a new national poll indicates that the Republicans' advantage over the Democrats in the battle for Congress is on the rise.  —  According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation …
CNN:
Sharron Angle tells CNN: 'I'll be a mainstream senator'  —  Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle just might be the Tea Party's biggest gamble yet.  A staunch conservative with a history of making bold and sometimes controversial comments …
Discussion: The Politico and TPMDC
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CNN:
Jindal isn't endorsing Vitter - yet  —  Jindal is not weighing in on his state's Senate race, he told WDSU.  —  UPDATE: Melissa Sellers, a spokeswoman for Jindal, tells CNN the governor meant to convey he has not weighed in on the race yet, but may do so in the future.
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WDSU-TV:
Jindal Staying Out Of Upcoming Senate Race
Discussion: Think Progress and GOP 12
BBC:
US troops called in as Iraqi army base attacked  —  The base was targeted for the second time in three weeks  —  US troops have been called in to help Iraqi forces battle insurgents who attacked an army base in Baghdad, killing 12 people, officials say.  —  It marks the first such use …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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New York Times:
Attack Shows Lasting Threat to U.S. in Iraq
Discussion: FrumForum and AMERICAblog News
 
 
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