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9:40 AM ET, September 10, 2011

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Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
Alleged 9/11 Anniversary Plot: Possible Suspect May Be ID'd  —  Officials may have the name of one of the suspected bomb plotters after a 24-hour intelligence manhunt, U.S. officials tell ABC News.  —  The hunt included an analysis of flight logs and other documents following a report …
Discussion: Verum Serum
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Associated Press:
AP Sources: 2 Terror Suspects May Be US Citizens  —  Al-Qaida may have sent American terrorists or men carrying U.S. travel documents to launch an attack on Washington or New York to coincide with memorials marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, government officials say.
Discussion: The Politico
Thomas Lifson / americanthinker.com:
PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe  —  Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend.  The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Waters: Obama ‘heard’ Congressional Black Caucus with jobs plan
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Weasel Zippers
Ynetnews:
Egyptians storm Israeli Embassy building, remove flag  —  Hundreds of Egyptians partially tear down wall surrounding Israeli Embassy in Cairo, remove flag from building for second time this month.  Over 200 Egyptians reportedly injured.  Foreign Minister opens emergency situation room
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Reuters:
Egyptian protesters pull down Israel embassy wall  —  (Reuters) - Egyptian activists destroyed a wall around the Israeli embassy and set police cars on fire in Cairo on Friday after thousands demonstrated at Tahrir Square to push for a timetable for reforms and an end to military trials for civilians.
O.Kay Henderson:
Bachmann draws “strong mark of demarcation” with Perry, Romney (audio)  —  Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spoke with Radio Iowa by phone this afternoon, with Social Security the main topic of conversation.  Without naming competitor Rick Perry (although I did in the questions) …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Too Soon  —  Get over 9/11, Baghdad Bob says.  Democrats oblige.  —  (Best of the Web Tonight: Catch us on the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” panel, the “A Team.”  Fox Business Channel, 7 p.m. ET.)  —  When we gave E.J. “Baghdad Bob” Dionne his nickname, we worried that we were perhaps being excessively cruel.
New York Times:
Fearing Loss of Weiner's Seat, Democrats Make a Late Push  —  Panicked Democrats are releasing a barrage of negative television advertising, turning to the national party for a cash infusion and pleading with President Obama's network of supporters for help as they confront what seemed impossible …
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Wall St. Follows Europe's Markets Down on Economic Uncertainty  —  Stocks on Wall Street declined sharply, and 10-year bond yields hit fresh lows on Friday as developments in Europe related to sovereign debt problems weighed on the financial markets.  —  Analysts attributed the declines …
Justin Wolfers / Freakonomics:
Obama's Jobs Bill: A Reasonable Plan  —  Here are some quick thoughts on President Obama's jobs plan:  — It's reasonably big, at about 3% of GDP.  — It's reasonably front-loaded.  Goldman Sachs says it will raise 2012 GDP by about 1.5%-before any multiplier effects.
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USA Today:
Obama's $447-billion jobs plan faces opposition
Discussion: Business Insider
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Kern Doubles Down On Claim That Homosexuality Is “More Dangerous” Than Terrorist Attacks  —  Oklahoma Republican state legislator Sally Kern spoke on August 31st with Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality to promote her new book, The Stoning of Sally Kern.
Discussion: Mediaite and Towleroad News #gay
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
GOP Legislator: Homosexuality Is ‘More Dangerous’ Than Terrorist Attacks Because We Have To Deal With It Every Day
Discussion: Wonkette
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Mailers: NOM attacks Weprin and his faith; ya know, because they're such ‘religious freedom’ fans  —  On Wednesday, I told you about NOM's hefty contribution towards defeating David Weprin / electing Bob Turner in next Tuesday's NY-9 special election.  Now the House the Bias Built has revealed …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
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Spencer Ackerman / Wired.com:
How Special Ops Copied al-Qaida to Kill It  —  One of the greatest ironies of the 9/11 Era: while politicians, generals and journalists lined up to denounce al-Qaida as a brutal band of fanatics, one commander thought its organizational structure was kind of brilliant.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
How Ron Paul won the debate  —  This Tuesday, Republican frontrunner Rick Perry sent out a statement questioning Rep. Ron Paul's fealty to Ronald Reagan.  On Wednesday, he attacked Paul from the stage.  And on Thursday, photographs circulated of him jamming his finger into the mild-mannered libertarian's face.
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Magazine
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Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Al Gore reflects on Rick Perry
A.Killough / CNN:
Obama, Giuliani discuss American safety in weekly addresses  —  Washington (CNN) - With heightened terror alerts raised on the 10th anniversary weekend of 9/11, President Barack Obama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called on America to remember its unity in the days after the attacks.
Discussion: The Politico
Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post:
Nikki Haley's Jobless Drug Test Claim Exaggerated … Nikki Haley , Unemployment , Savannah River Site , Drug Testing , Nikki Haley Drug Tests , Rick Scott Drug Testing , Unemployment Drug Test , Politics News  —  South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) wants the jobless to pass a drug test …
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Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Romney to give speech on labor policy in SC
Discussion: The Post and Courier … and CNN
Anne Bayefsky / National Review:
Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed  —  On Thursday, Western negotiators at the U.N. caved in to the demands of envoys from Islamic states to renew a modern-day form of the decades-long U.N. smear campaign alleging that the Jewish state is racist.  Diplomats agreed on a new “anti-racism” …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Priorities USA Action:
RESEARCH MEMO: Dial Test of the President's Speech  —  TO: Interested Parties  —  FROM: Geoff Garin, Hart Research Associates  —  DATE: September 9, 2011  —  RE: Dial Test of the President's Speech  —  Last night I convened a group of 32 swing voters in suburban Richmond …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Firedoglake
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama goes big — and should stay big
 
 
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James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Obama's job creation speech draws 31 million
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Saint Petersblog
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The 9/11 ‘overreaction’? Nonsense.
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
myfoxny.com:
US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack
Bill Gorman / TVbytheNumbers:
I will post the breakdowns for the individual broadcast and cable networks once I get them.
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and Weasel Zippers
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Mocks Senior Citizen Handcuffed At His Town Hall: 'I Hope He's Taking His Blood Pressure Medication'
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Latest Health-Care Ruling a Double Win for Obama
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
If Huntsman, why not Johnson?
Discussion: GOP 12
Kepstein / iWatch News:
Solyndra investigation expands as agents visit executives' homes
Dan Merica / CNN:
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