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11:55 PM ET, September 10, 2011


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New York Times:
Democrats Fret Aloud Over Obama's Re-election  —  Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama's re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House's ability to strengthen the president's standing over the next 14 months.
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 …
John Hayward / Human Events:
The Abe Lincoln Gaffe
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Thomas Lifson /
PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe
Fox News:
Official: Al Qaeda Terror Threat Looking More Like a ‘Goose Chase’  —  A possible Al Qaeda plot to launch an attack during the 10th anniversary weekend of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is “looking more and more like a goose chase,” a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Saturday.
Discussion: TalkLeft, HotAirPundit and ABCNEWS
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.
Claire Noland / 24 Frames:
Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88  —  Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie “Charly,” died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Rumproast
An array of errors  —  Investigations into a case of alleged scientific misconduct have revealed numerous holes in the oversight of science and scientific publishing  —  ANIL POTTI, Joseph Nevins and their colleagues at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, garnered widespread attention in 2006.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Charles Lane / Washington Post:
Obama's bad jobs idea  —  President Obama did not mention it in his speech last night, but his American Jobs Act contains one really bad idea that will probably destroy jobs in a misguided effort to save them.  I refer to his call for a ban on what some are calling “unemployment discrimination” …
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Bush, Clinton honor the heroes of Flight 93 at memorial's dedication  —  In emotional speeches, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton paid tribute to the 40 passengers and crew who were killed when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2001.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
A.Killough / CNN:
Bush, Clinton speak at memorial for Flight 93
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Let's Roll Over  —  Waiting to be interviewed on the radio the other day, I found myself on hold listening to a public-service message exhorting listeners to go to and tell their fellow citizens how they would be observing the tenth anniversary of the, ah, “tragic events.”
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
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 …
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.”
The White House:   WEEKLY ADDRESS: Remembering September 11th
Laura Leslie / @NCCapitol:
Senate to begin debate Monday on marriage amendment  —  UPDATED: See below.  —  Senate leaders will start their debate on the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex unions Monday afternoon.  But they didn't want anyone to know about it.  —  According to the public notices released today …
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: Balloon Juice and PoliticusUSA
David Rogers / The Politico:   W.H. seeks $5.1B in disaster aid
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Want More Jobs?  The Low-Hanging Fruit Is Energy  —  Everyone knows that Obama's jobs program is a joke; but let's assume that you actually do want to help create a million or more jobs, while simultaneously increasing government revenues by many billions of dollars.  How would you do it?
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
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Alan Crawford / Bloomberg:
Germany Said to Ready Plan to Help Banks If Greece Defaults
Katherine Haenschen / Burnt Orange Report:
Perry Campaign: Fundraising “Going like Wildfire”
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Egypt vows to try those who targeted Israel mission
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Mr. Banker, Can You Spare a Dime?
 Earlier Items: 
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Moving the Overton Window: Why is the US Government Still Collecting Taxes
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
He's No Truman . . .
Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
The statistical error that just keeps on coming | Ben Goldacre
Discussion: Via Meadia and Modeled Behavior
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
G.O.P. Is Cautious in Jobs Response