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12:20 AM ET, September 10, 2011

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency  —  President Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his presidency when he addressed a joint session of Congress Thursday night.  Too bad so many in the audience thought it was a big, fat joke.  —  “You should pass this jobs plan right away!”
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Eric Cantor: We'll pass some of Obama's jobs proposals  —  Moments after President Barack Obama finished his jobs speech before Congress, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he plans to split off several of the president's proposals and pass them immediately in the House.
Priorities USA Action:
RESEARCH MEMO: Dial Test of the President's Speech
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Firedoglake
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama goes big — and should stay big
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama to voters: ‘You have every right to be frustrated’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
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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.
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.
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Ron Paul Describes ‘Confrontation’ With Rick Perry On GOP Debate Stage  —  During the break of the GOP debate on Wednesday night, Texas Governor Rick Perry left his own podium to address his fellow Texan, Rep. Ron Paul.  A photographer captured the exchange, which appeared to be rather spirited given …
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Al Gore reflects on Rick Perry
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
‘You Should Pass It’  —  I find it truly comforting that some things never change — and two of those things are President Obama's ideas and rhetoric.  Obama's long-awaited jobs speech offered his usual mix of hyper-partisanship (no longer convincingly masquerading as post-partisanship) …
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First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: ‘Pass this bill’
UPI:
Moody's: Obama plan would add 1.9M jobs
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) …
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
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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.
Anand Giridharadas / New York Times:
Some of Sarah Palin's Ideas Cross the Political Divide  —  CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it.  —  That is not how we're primed to see Ms. Palin.
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
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Kepstein / iWatch News:
Solyndra investigation expands as agents visit executives' homes
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Stocks Drop Sharply Amid Uncertainty  —  Stocks on Wall Street declined sharply on Friday and bond prices soared after a speech by President Obama on jobs added to the uncertainty already weighing on financial markets over European sovereign debt and the weak economic recovery.
William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Third Gun Linked to ‘Fast and Furious’ Identified at Border Agent's Murder Scene  —  A third gun linked to “Operation Fast and Furious” was found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, new documents obtained exclusively by Fox News suggest, contradicting earlier assertions …
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Bush Credits ‘The Work That Was Done’ During ‘My Presidency’ For Osama Bin Laden's Death  —  President Bush sat down with USA Today to discuss the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and his role in shaping U.S. policy in their aftermath.  During the interview, Bush thought he'd take the opportunity …
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Judy Keen / USA Today:   Bush on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and their aftermath
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Obama's job creation speech draws 31 million  —  President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress detailing his job creation agenda drew more viewers than his foreign policy speeches during the past year.  —  Obama's speech delivered 31.4 million viewers Thursday night across 11 networks.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Saint Petersblog
John Galliano / Washington Post:
F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11  —  Video: The Washington Post's Anqoinette Crosby talks with reporter Steve Hendrix about one of the first fighter pilots to scramble after the attacks of Sept. 11.  With no ordinance on board her jet, she was faced with the possibility …
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Mocks Senior Citizen Handcuffed At His Town Hall: 'I Hope He's Taking His Blood Pressure Medication'  —  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), the author of the House GOP plan to phase out Medicare, does not like it when constituents publicly challenge him.
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.
 
 
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The 9/11 ‘overreaction’? Nonsense.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Latest Health-Care Ruling a Double Win for Obama
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi: Don't break up Obama's jobs bill
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Hill
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Palin knew Revere better than Obama knew Lincoln
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
If Huntsman, why not Johnson?
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George Bennett / Palm Beach Post:
U.S. judge upholds Florida “Fair District” law voters approved in November
Discussion: Ballot Box
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
AOL email as status symbol
Discussion: Gawker and The Atlantic Online
Jeffrey T. Kuhner / Washington Times:
Obama and the lunatic left
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton: ‘Below zero’ chance at challenging Obama
Discussion: Outside the Beltway