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3:45 PM ET, September 12, 2010

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David Herszenhorn / New York Times:
House G.O.P. Leader Signals He's Open to Obama Tax Cut  —  WASHINGTON — The House Republican leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, said on Sunday that he was prepared to vote in favor of legislation that would let the Bush-era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans …
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David S Morgan / CBS News:
Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To  —  House Minority Leader Disputes Obama's Claim GOP Blocks Tax Cuts for Middle Class; Says Spending Cuts Only Way to Create Jobs  —  (CBS) The leading Republican in the House, and a vocal proponent of allowing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts …
Douglass K. Daniel / Associated Press:
Boehner says he'd support a middle-class tax cut  —  WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader John Boehner says he would vote for President Obama's plan to extend tax cuts only for middle-class earners, not the wealthy, if that were the only option available to House Republicans.
The Hill:
New chairman: Unemployment ‘going to stay high’ in near term  —  President Obama's new chairman of the Council of Economic Affairs (CEA) said Sunday that the national unemployment rate will not decrease significantly anytime soon.  —  Austan Goolsbee, who Obama announced on Friday …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Gateway Pundit and Raw Story
CNN:
Boehner says he'd vote for Democratic tax proposal
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Gingrich predicts Republican takeover that could trump party's gains in 1994
Discussion: The Politico
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Boehner would vote for limited tax cuts if that's ‘the only option’
Discussion: CNN and Washington Monthly
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
Boehner fights back: NYT story is ‘hatchet job’
Robert Costa / National Review:
Gingrich: Obama's ‘Kenyan, anti-colonial’ worldview  —  Citing a recent Forbes article by Dinesh D'Souza, former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells National Review Online that President Obama may follow a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” worldview.  —  Gingrich says that D'Souza has made a …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHEN GINGRICH LOSES HIS MIND.... Obama Derangement Syndrome can take some strange people to some strange places.  Disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), in all his pseudo-intellectual glory, has become so enveloped in his own garbage, he appears to have suffered some kind of severe head trauma.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
A Harsh Thing I Should Have Said (Martin Peretz Dept)  —  Usually you regret the harsh things you say more than the harsh things you decide not to say.  At least, that's how it usually turns out for me.  —  Here's an exception.  Earlier this week I wrote an item about an incredible instance …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Is This America?  —  For a glimpse of how venomous and debased the discourse about Islam has become, consider a blog post in The New Republic this month.  Written by Martin Peretz, the magazine's editor in chief, it asserted: “Frankly, Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims.”
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Balloon Juice
Alaska_Politics / Anchorage Daily News:
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck appear together in Anchorage  —  Former Gov. Sarah Palin and her “buddy” Glenn Beck appeared in front of thousands of fans in Anchorage on Saturday night, Palin's first big speaking appearance in Alaska since she resigned after two and a half years as governor last summer.
Discussion: Washington Wire and Wonkette
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John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Palin Welcomes Murkowski to Alaskan Election Race, Calls Effort ‘Futile’
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
When Peggy Left Barry  —  How did the first president of color become so colorless?  —  And how can Obamicans can Obama?  —  The president is everywhere, trying to get more aggressive and recapture some of his “Yes we can” mojo in an effort to fend off the rebuke that's barreling toward him from voters this fall.
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Time for This Big Dog to Bite Back
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Citing “Mental Anguish,” Christine O'Donnell Sought $6.9 Million in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Conservative Group  —  Court documents obtained Saturday by THE WEEKLY STANDARD reveal surprising new details about the gender discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed …
Discussion: Riehl World View
WBRZ-TV:
Letter: Obama's no Muslim, but so what?  —  No, President Barack Obama is not a Muslim.  Not long ago, folks were having hissy fits about Obama's Christian pastor, Jeremiah Wright.  Remember?  —  But OK.  For the sake of argument, let's say Obama is a Muslim.  So what?  So this:
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Imam: Palin on mosque was ‘disingenuous’; controversy exploited  —  The imam behind a mosque project near Ground Zero said in an interview that “certain politicians” were exploiting the controversy.  —  The imam behind a mosque project near Ground Zero said in an interview aired Sunday that …
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Michael Moore / The Huffington Post:
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