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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Coverage of Koran Case Stirs Questions on Media Role  —  A renegade pastor and his tiny flock set fire to a Koran on a street corner, and made sure to capture it on film.  And they were ignored.  —  That stunt took place in 2008, involving members of the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka …
Justin Elliott / Salon:
How (and why) the media made Terry Jones a star  —  When Gen. David Petraeus first spoke out against Pastor Terry Jones' planned Quran burning in a Wall Street Journal article published Monday, the story exploded in the U.S. media, going from a sideshow to the dominant national media controversy of the week.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Jones hits morning shows, but won't be flying with ABC
Discussion: The Hill and Romenesko
Antonio Gonzalez / Associated Press:
Pastor cancels Quran-burning, then reconsiders
Ken Steinhoff / Cape Girardeau History and Photos:
Koran-Burning Preacher Terry Jones and Rush Limbaugh: Class of 69
Ted Koppel / Washington Post:
Nine years after 9/11, let's stop fulfilling bin Laden's goals  —  The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned.  This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power.
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans OK Allowing Tax Cuts for Wealthy to Expire  —  One in three favor keeping tax cuts for all taxpayers  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of Americans favor letting the tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration expire for the wealthy.  While 37% support keeping the tax cuts for all Americans …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Top Adviser to Lead Panel on Economy  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday will promote a longtime economic adviser, Austan D. Goolsbee, to chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, signaling continuity even as a high unemployment rate has left much of the public dissatisfied with administration policies.
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Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Live-Blogging Obama's News Conference
Discussion: TalkLeft and Ezra Klein
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Judge Rules That Military Policy Violates Rights of Gays  —  The “don't ask, don't tell” policy toward gay members of the military is unconstitutional, a federal judge in California ruled Thursday.  —  Judge Virginia A. Phillips of Federal District Court struck down the rule in an opinion issued late in the day.
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Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
Judge declares U.S. military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy …
David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
Suddenly, their house is taken over  —  A Long Beach couple struggling with mortgage payments find out their home's been auctioned off by Wells Fargo when the new owner's representative shows up on their doorstep.  —  Mike and Ellen Kahara knew times were tough.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes — and they're not alone  —  Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Christianist Watch: The Fire Next Time  —  And a deeply serious one: … I think the demagoguing of Park51 is a direct result of the GOP's turn toward Christianism.  It's a tipping point where mainstream American Muslims become indistinguishable from the mass murderers of 9/11 in the psyches …
Discussion: Eunomia and The Charlotte Observer
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Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
First Living Medal of Honor Recipient from Iraq or Afghanistan Announced  —  This is an event that we have known was coming, but had to keep quiet until July out of respect for the recipient.  —  Yesterday, President Obama spoke with Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta to inform him that he will be awarded …
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Exiting The Imperial Presidency.  —  After Wednesday's ruling, it should be clear that we're past the point of “when the president does it, it's not illegal.”  The law of the land now is that when anyone in our professional intelligence services crosses the line in the name of national security …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon Attempts to Block Book on Afghan War  —  The Defense Intelligence Agency has blocked a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called “Able Danger.”  —  On the eve of Sept. 11, Fox News has learned the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Wonkette
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
Pentagon Plan: Buying Books to Keep Secrets
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Did Obama hint he's going to appoint Elizabeth Warren?  —  One interesting nugget from Obama's presser: He seemed to hint strongly that he is leaning towards appointing Elizabeth Warren as his key Wall Street consumer cop, which would throw a big bone to liberals who strongly support …
Bill McKibben / Washington Post:
Bring solar power back to the White House  —  A few of us have spent the past week carefully transporting a relic of American history down the East Coast, trying to return it to the White House, where it belongs.  —  It's not a painting spirited from the Lincoln Bedroom or an antique sideboard stolen …
New York Times:
Afghan Protests Against Koran Burning Turn Violent  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Numerous protests broke out in Afghanistan on Friday and two of them turned violent in response to plans by a Florida pastor to burn copies of the Koran, even after the pastor announced he had suspended those plans.
CNN:
Angle draws Ralston's ire after debate cancelation  —  Sharron Angle has drawn the ire of Nevada journalist Jon Ralston.  —  Washington (CNN) - Nevada's top political journalist lit into Republican Senate hopeful Sharron Angle on Thursday, saying that the Tea Party favorite had backed out of a planned debate.
Discussion: Washington Post
Stephen Foley / The Independent:
Victims of extraordinary rendition cannot sue, US court rules  —  Legal action by terror suspects sent by the CIA to foreign countries for torture blocked on national security grounds  —  The victims of the Bush administration's programme of “extraordinary rendition” will not be able to sue …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Heyday Is Over  —  With so many Democrats running against the president's agenda in the midterm, change will come in the next Congress, regardless of which party is in control.  —  Barack Obama hit the campaign trail this week to resurrect some of that hopey-changey stuff …
Discussion: NRSC
The Hill:
Obama to face hungry press corps  —  With his presidency at a crossroads, President Obama will face the media Friday at his first press conference since the spring.  —  As an increasing number of political analysts predict that Republicans will win the House this fall …
Discussion: GayPatriot and Wonkette
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ABCNEWS:
Obama Assails GOP on Economy, Addresses NYC Islamic Center
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Infrastructure, you say?  Ask the city of San Bruno why we need it  —  Last night a neighborhood exploded.  One minute people were cooking dinner or sitting down to watch the football game or the news, and the next, their neighborhood was rocked by what felt like a terrible earthquake and then it just...exploded.
New York Times:
Secret Tape Has Police Pressing Ticket Quotas  —  For nearly every New Yorker who has received a summons in the city — caught at a checkpoint monitoring seat-belt use, or approached by a small army of police officers descending on illegally parked cars — quotas are a maddening fact of life.
 
 
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