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7:35 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.
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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David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama to voters: ‘You have every right to be frustrated’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Waters: Obama ‘heard’ Congressional Black Caucus with jobs plan
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: ‘Pass this bill’
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 …
Discussion: Verum Serum
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The 9/11 ‘overreaction’? Nonsense.
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
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) …
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
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
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.
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
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 …
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
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
Anne Bayefsky / National Review:
Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed  —  On Thursday, Western negotiators at the U.N. caved in to the demands of envoys from Islamic states to renew a modern-day form of the decades-long U.N. smear campaign alleging that the Jewish state is racist.  Diplomats agreed on a new “anti-racism” …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
myfoxny.com:
US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack  —  SEOUL - A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, a political aide said Friday.
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.
Kepstein / iWatch News:
Solyndra investigation expands as agents visit executives' homes  —  CEO and founder of politically connected company questioned on day of raid.  Now some Democrats wonder if they'd been misled  —  FBI agents confiscate boxes from Solyndra headquarters to be used as evidence in their investigation.
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ABCNEWS:
Feds Raid Homes of Solyndra CEO, Execs
Discussion: Hot Air and Sister Toldjah
 
 
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James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Obama's job creation speech draws 31 million
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Saint Petersblog
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
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton: ‘Below zero’ chance at challenging Obama