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2:40 AM ET, September 10, 2011

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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.
Colby Hamilton / The Empire:
Turner blows past Weprin, leads by 6 points in latest NY-9 Siena poll  —  Poll results after the jump.  —  With only four days until election, Republican Bob Turner appears to have gained major ground in his race against Democrat David Weprin, according to the Siena Research Institute poll.
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’
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
UPI:
Moody's: Obama plan would add 1.9M jobs
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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Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Al Gore reflects on Rick Perry
Discussion: The Politico
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Ron Paul Describes ‘Confrontation’ With Rick Perry On GOP Debate Stage
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) …
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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
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency
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.
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
GOP Legislator: Homosexuality Is ‘More Dangerous’ Than Terrorist Attacks Because We Have To Deal With It Every Day  —  Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern (R) first became infamous on the national stage when she said that blacks “don't work as hard” as white people.
Discussion: Wonkette
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Kern Doubles Down On Claim That Homosexuality Is “More Dangerous” Than Terrorist Attacks
Discussion: Mediaite and Towleroad News #gay
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Stocks and Bonds: Shares Decline Sharply Amid 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 …
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Kepstein / iWatch News:
Solyndra investigation expands as agents visit executives' homes
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Mel Gibson on Judah Maccabee, Christopher Hitchens, and Circumcision  —  The director talks about his biopic on the Jewish hero of Hannukah  —  The news that Mel Gibson is going to make a biopic about Judah Maccabee, the great hero of the Hannukah story, did not come as a surprise to me.
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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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 and Betsy's Page
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
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?
Discussion: GOP 12
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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