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9:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

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Agence France Presse:
Six Christians rip pages from Koran in White House stunt  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - A small group of conservative Christians tore some pages from a Koran in a protest outside the White House Saturday to denounce what they called the “charade of Islam” on the anniversary of 9/11.
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Obama: U.S. not at war with Islam; ‘sorry band of men’ hit us on 9/11  —  President Obama stressed that America was not at war with Islam as he decried the “sorry band of men” who attacked the nation nine years ago in memorial ceremonies at the Pentagon on Saturday.
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Obama commemorates 9/11 with appeal for tolerance  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appealed to an unsettled nation Saturday to honor the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks by hewing to the values of diversity and tolerance.  “We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker …
Looking at the Left:
Remembering and Understanding 9/11
Erica Werner / ABCNEWS:   Obama Remembers Sept. 11, Calls for Unity
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Solemn 9/11 ceremonies held at Ground Zero, Pentagon, Shanksville, Pa.
Discussion: The Page and Politics Daily
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Islam controversies cast shadow over 9/11 events
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
A G.O.P. Leader Bound to Lobbyists  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats were preparing late last year for the first floor vote on the financial regulatory overhaul when Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders summoned more than 100 industry lobbyists …
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Clinton claim in Whitman ad is false, state says  —  The California Department of Finance says overall state taxes went down when Brown was governor, not up.  Whitman campaign says it won't halt the ad featuring video of the former president.  —  A claim in a Meg Whitman television ad …
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Capitol Quran reading Saturday to ‘counter the forces of ignorance’  —  A Virginia man has organized a Quran reading on the Capitol's west lawn Saturday afternoon, an event planned to counter Florida pastor Terry Jones' threat to burn the Muslim holy text.  —  The reading will proceed even though Jones has backed off.
Discussion: RubinReports and JammieWearingFool
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Pastor Cancels Burning of Koran
Discussion: Washington Post and RedState
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Florida pastor will ‘not ever’ burn Qurans
San Francisco Chronicle:
‘It looks like a war zone’  —  The aftermath: 4 dead, 37 homes destroyed - crews seek answers  —  A full day after the natural gas explosion and inferno that turned a San Bruno neighborhood into ash, the wreckage was still too hot for people to be let back in - but families of some of four people killed …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and SFist
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
King: Imam behind Ground Zero-area mosque ‘blackmailing’ U.S. on project  —  The ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the imam behind the mosque project near Ground Zero of arm-twisting and “blackmailing” to push Park51 through.  —  “To me, it's almost …
David Berreby / New York Times:
Engineering Terror  —  They say they believe in freedom and share our values.  They say a few bad apples shouldn't bring down judgment on their entire kind.  Don't be fooled.  Though they walk among us with impunity, they are, in the words of Henry Farrell, a political scientist …
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS and Unfogged
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Chamber of Commerce Accused of Tax Fraud  —  WASHINGTON — With a war chest rivaling that of the Republican Party itself, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has emerged in the last year as perhaps the Obama administration's most-well-financed rival on signature policy debates like health care and financial regulation.
Wayne Drash / CNN:
2 Muslims travel 13,000 miles across America, find an embracing nation  —  (CNN) — The blue Chevy Cobalt broke down amid the mountains of Montana in an area where there was no cell phone reception.  The Muslims in the car, on a cross-country journey for the holy month of Ramadan, approached a bushy-bearded fisherman.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Dan Abrams To Write Book Proving That Women Are Better Than Men.  Yes, Really.  —  NY Post's Page SIx column reports today that Mediaite founder and NBC/MSNBC Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams has a deal with Abrams Books to publish a book that makes the case for the superiority of woman …
 
 
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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Robert Spencer: Jesus Would Have Burned Qurans Too
 

 
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