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6:30 PM ET, September 11, 2010

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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.
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New York Times:
Sept. 11, 2010: The Right Way to Remember  —  Nine years after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, a memorial and a transportation hub are taking recognizable shape and skyscrapers are finally starting to rise from the ashes of ground zero.  —  That physical rebirth is cause for celebration on this anniversary.
Erica Werner / ABCNEWS:
Obama Remembers Sept. 11, Calls for Unity
Discussion: The Politico
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Solemn 9/11 ceremonies held at Ground Zero, Pentagon, Shanksville, Pa.
Discussion: Politics Daily and The Page
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Islam controversies cast shadow over 9/11 events
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 …
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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
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Florida pastor will ‘not ever’ burn Qurans
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Pastor Cancels Burning of Koran
Discussion: Washington Post and RedState
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 …
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
G.O.P. Leader Is Tightly 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 …
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: Unfogged
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.
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
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.
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 …
DeAnn Komanecky / Savannah Morning News:
Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant  —  SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force.
 
 
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Twelve U.S. soldiers face trial after Afghan civilians 'were killed …
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Austan Goolsbee to Head the CEA
Tom Krisher / Associated Press:
New GM CEO's pay package worth $9 million
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Administration Tells Regulated Industry That There Will Be …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Burris to high court: Let me run
Discussion: Beltway Confidential and Wonkette
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Tax Cuts May Prove Better for Politicians Than for Economy
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Robert Spencer: Jesus Would Have Burned Qurans Too