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4:05 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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Little Green Footballs:
Right Wing Blogs Freaking Out Again: NPR Edited the Obama Speech!  —  Here we go again.  Don't these people ever get tired of humiliating themselves?  —  Practically the entire right wing blogosphere went into vapor-lock this morning, shrieking and pointing fingers at the evil librul NPR for …
Discussion: Biased BBC and nation.foxnews.com
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.
Daily Mail:
Pictured: FBI put American on their Ten Most wanted list as ‘credible’ suspect who is believed to be plotting 9/11 anniversary car bombing  —  This is believed to be one of the men counter terrorism chiefs say are plotting a terrorist attack in America on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11.
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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 …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Mayor Bloomberg Defends Banning Clergy & Rescue Workers From 9-11 Anniversary Ceremony (Video)  —  Outrageous.  —  Mayor Michael Bloomberg is banning religious leaders and rescue workers from the 9-11 anniversary event tomorrow morning.  —  He says, “We just don't have room for them.”
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary, Cantor Insists On Massive Cuts To First Responders In Exchange For Emergency Disaster Aid  —  Yesterday, President Obama requested $5.1 billion to provide disaster relief to communities struggling to recover from recent hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and wildfires.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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David Rogers / The Politico:   W.H. seeks $5.1B in disaster aid
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Employers Say Jobs Plan Won't Lead to Hiring Spur  —  The dismal state of the economy is the main reason many companies are reluctant to hire workers, and few executives are saying that President Obama's jobs plan — while welcome — will change their minds any time soon.
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Justin Wolfers / Freakonomics:
Obama's Jobs Bill: A Reasonable Plan
USA Today:
Obama's $447-billion jobs plan faces opposition
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.
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 …
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
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
 
 
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Discussion: The Politico
Anne Bayefsky / National Review:
Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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RESEARCH MEMO: Dial Test of the President's Speech
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How Special Ops Copied al-Qaida to Kill It