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8:45 AM ET, September 7, 2010


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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 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
‘They talk about me like a dog’  —  MILWAUKEE - Two years after appearing here on Labor Day to kick off the final stretch of his historic campaign, President Obama returned Monday to speak to union members, in a starkly different political environment.  —  The Democrats, on the ascent at Obama's 2008 …
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 …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Pres. Obama On DC Opponents: “They Talk About Me Like A Dog”
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Demonizer-In-Chief Upset People Demonize Him
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Pajamas Media
Washington Wire:
Obama's Remarks at Labor Rally in Wisconsin
Discussion: The Confluence and Publius Forum
Washington Post:
Republicans making gains against Democrats ahead of midterm elections  —  Republicans are heading into the final weeks of the midterm campaign with the political climate highly in their favor, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  Americans are increasingly frustrated by a lack …
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.
CNN Poll: GOP up 46 to 43 percent over Democrats on economy
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Mark Murray /
Poll: Clear GOP advantage ahead of midterms
The Huffington Post:
Political Scientists Forecast Big Losses For Democrats In 2010 Midterm Elections
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
John / Power Line:
It Pays To Be Crazed  —  A church in Florida is planning to burn copies of the Koran on September 11.  That proposal has been widely condemned, and now General Petraeus has entered the fray, warning that such a protest by the church could endanger American servicemen: … This strikes me as troubling.
Martha Raddatz / ABCNEWS:
‘Burn a Quran Day’ Sparks Protests in Afghanistan  —  A Florida pastor's plan to burn Qurans at his church on Sept. 11 ignited a protest today by hundreds of Afghans, who burned American flags and shouted “Death to America,” and drew a comment from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan …
Wall Street Journal:
Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clerks Highlight Supreme Court's Polarization  —  WASHINGTON — Each year, 36 young lawyers obtain the most coveted credential in American law: a Supreme Court clerkship.  Clerking for a justice is a glittering capstone on a résumé that almost always includes outstanding grades …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Appeals Court in Atlanta Again Rejects Racial Discrimination Claim  —  John Hithon, a black man, spent 13 tough years working his way into the lower ranks of management at a Tyson Foods chicken plant in Gadsden, Ala. He started out as a “live hanger,” hoisting 24 squirming birds onto moving metal hooks every minute.
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama to Propose Tax Write-Off for Capital Investments  —  WASHINGTON - As part of his emerging program to jolt the economic recovery from its stall, President Obama will call this week for allowing businesses to deduct from their taxes through 2011 the full value of qualified capital investments …
Ben White / The Politico:
Obama seeks biz equipment write-off
New York Times:
Obama Offers a Transit Plan to Create Jobs
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Obama, in campaign mode, defends policies and offers new proposal …
Obama pushes $50 billion in infrastructure spending
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Republican Runs Street People on Green Ticket  —  TEMPE, Ariz. — Benjamin Pearcy, a candidate for statewide office in Arizona, lists his campaign office as a Starbucks.  The small business he refers to in his campaign statement is him strumming his guitar on the street.
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Rep. Childers has edge on GOP challenger in poll  —  Freshman Rep. Travis Childers has a five-point lead on his Republican challenger going into the pivotal post-Labor Day stretch of the campaign, according to an internal poll done for the Mississippi Democrat.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Raw Story
Gerald F. Seib / Wall Street Journal:
Get Ready for an Anti-Incumbent Wave
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
For the Jews in Israel, Money Trumps All?  —  I know it's commonplace to read in the latest issue of Time or Newsweek that Obama is a god, that Islamophobic Americans are collectively prejudiced against Muslims, that the response after 9/11 was overblown and unnecessary (over 30 subsequent terrorist plots …
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
New York's John Hall: A Rocky Reelection Road for a Rock Legend  —  THIELLS, N.Y. — John Hall — once the bare-chested guitarist for the 1970s band Orleans and the only rock musician ever elected to Congress as a Democrat — was asked whether his entertainment background helped inoculate …
Michael Moore /
Happy F**kin' Labor Day!  —  Dear Rahm Emanuel:  —  Happy F**kin' Labor Day!  I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former “Car Czar” — during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Trumka: President, not Tea Partiers, can get country back to work  —  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka pressed President Obama and the Democratic agenda heading into midterm elections, a day after steadfastly defending the administration's efforts in the face of stubbornly high unemployment.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Obama Unveils Huge Infrastructure/Jobs Program at Milwaukee's LaborFest
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Barbour, Daniels Talk About How Republicans Are Going to Win
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NoW inquiry halted to spare police
Elizabeth / Mideast Youth:
Israel: “Rape by deception” …
New York Times:
Iran Remains Defiant, Nuclear Agency Says
Discussion: Commentary and FrumForum
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Chief of ABC News Is Resigning
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