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10:15 AM ET, September 11, 2011


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New York Times:
Democrats Fret Aloud Over Obama's Chances  —  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.
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.”
Noel Sheppard /
George W. Bush's Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Speech  —  A memorial for the victims of Flight 93 was dedicated in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Saturday.  —  Former President George W. Bush addressed attendees on the meaning of 9/11 and its tenth anniversary (video of entire speech follows with transcript):
Discussion: Associated Press
A.Killough / CNN:
Bush, Clinton speak at memorial for Flight 93
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:   Bush, Clinton honor the heroes of Flight 93 at memorial's dedication
New York Times:
Afghan Truck Bomb Kills 5; Dozens Wounded  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — A cargo truck packed with explosives struck a NATO outpost south of the capital late Saturday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, including 77 coalition troops, NATO and Afghan officials said Sunday.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Krauthammer: People finally realizing Obama ‘is a mortal who is in over his head’  —  As President Barack Obama's approval rating reaches new lows with seemingly every tracking poll, the question of how he is going to win re-election is a high priority for the president and his administration.
Discussion: Hot Air
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: Rumproast
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege  —  JERUSALEM — With its Cairo embassy ransacked, its ambassador to Turkey expelled and the Palestinians seeking statehood recognition at the United Nations, Israel found itself on Saturday increasingly isolated and grappling with a radically transformed Middle East …
Egypt vows to try those who targeted Israel mission
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Sleeping Barry Awakes  —  WOW, what a relief.  —  The president was strong and House Republicans were conciliatory.  —  There was only one teensy-weensy problem: The president is weak and House Republicans are obstructionist.  —  Congressional Republicans, heeding polls indicating …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
Robert J. Barro / New York Times:
How to Really Save the Economy  —  Robert Barro is a professor of economics at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.  —  THE United States is in the third year of a grand experiment by the Obama administration to revive the economy through enormous borrowing …
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.
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” …
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 …
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 …
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Katherine Haenschen / Burnt Orange Report:
Perry Campaign: Fundraising “Going like Wildfire”
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Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Mr. Banker, Can You Spare a Dime?
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Impolitic
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary, Cantor Insists On Massive Cuts To First Responders In Exchange For Emergency Disaster Aid
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Want More Jobs? The Low-Hanging Fruit Is Energy
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