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2:30 PM ET, September 10, 2011

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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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John Hayward / Human Events:
The Abe Lincoln Gaffe  —  Let's give the smartest president in history a round of applause, folks.  —  I have to admit that Barack Obama's pathetic attempts to airbrush himself into history alongside legendary figures are just white noise to me at this point.
Priorities USA Action:
RESEARCH MEMO: Dial Test of the President's Speech
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Obama dragging down Democratic candidates in House special elections  —  Dissatisfaction with President Obama is hurting Democrats' chances in two House special elections that will take place on Tuesday.  —  In a Democratic-leaning New York City seat previously held by Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner …
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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 …
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Mailers: NOM attacks Weprin and his faith; ya know, because they're such ‘religious freedom’ fans
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
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 …
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A.Killough / CNN:
Obama, Giuliani discuss American safety in weekly addresses
Discussion: The Politico
Karl Smith / Modeled Behavior:
Moving the Overton Window: Why is the US Government Still Collecting Taxes  —  When borrowing is cheaper than free?  —  So what happens if we simply suspend taxation for a few years and then pay it back later?  —  I know, I know there are issues about market freak out and the signals that such a move would create.
Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
The statistical error that just keeps on coming |  Ben Goldacre  —  The same statistical errors - namely, ignoring the “difference in differences” - are appearing throughout the most prestigious journals in neuroscience  —  We all like to laugh at quacks when they misuse basic statistics.
Discussion: Via Meadia and Modeled Behavior
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
He's No Truman . . .  And it's not 1948 any more.  —  A year from now, the presidential election campaign will be in full swing.  Obama and the Republican nominee will be touring the country at a feverish pace, trying hard to convince swing voters to go their way.
Washington Post:
Ten years after Sept. 11: The gains outweigh the mistakes  —  ON THE 10TH anniversary of al-Qaeda's attack on New York and Washington, the conventional wisdom seems to be evolving from “We will be hit again” to “Osama bin Laden won by provoking us into a decade of overreaction.”
Discussion: TalkLeft and This ain't Hell …
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The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Remembering September 11th
Discussion: Associated Press and Pirate's Cove
Rosalind Rossi / Chicago Sun Times:
Teachers union president says Mayor Emanuel ‘exploded’ at her  —  Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Friday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “exploded” at her during a meeting about a longer school day for Chicago Public Schools.  —  Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel …
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
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
G.O.P. Is Cautious in Jobs Response  —  WASHINGTON — Armed with worrisome poll data and seeking to maintain the legislative upper hand, Congressional Republicans who have spent the balance of the year pouring buckets of criticism on the Obama administration are shifting to a more restrained approach …
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
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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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
GOP Legislator: Homosexuality Is ‘More Dangerous’ Than Terrorist Attacks Because We Have To Deal With It Every Day
Discussion: Wonkette
 
 
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Want More Jobs? The Low-Hanging Fruit Is Energy
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David Rogers / The Politico:
W.H. seeks $5.1B in disaster aid
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Anne Bayefsky / National Review:
Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Wall St. Follows Europe's Markets Down on Economic Uncertainty
Discussion: Althouse, Booman Tribune and Truthdig
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Spencer Ackerman / Wired.com:
How Special Ops Copied al-Qaida to Kill It
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Obama's job creation speech draws 31 million
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Saint Petersblog
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Al Gore reflects on Rick Perry
myfoxny.com:
US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Mocks Senior Citizen Handcuffed At His Town Hall: 'I Hope He's Taking His Blood Pressure Medication'