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11:35 PM ET, September 18, 2011

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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Republicans Call Obama's Tax Plan ‘Class Warfare’  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's proposal to impose a minimum tax rate on those who earn more than $1 million a year was met with derision Sunday by Republican lawmakers, who said it amounted to “class warfare” and a political tactic intended …
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama to propose $3T in cuts, pledge to veto tax cuts for wealthy  —  President Obama on Monday will unveil his vision for deficit reduction and tax reform in the Rose Garden, threatening to veto any bills that don't raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations.
Discussion: The Politico
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Rep. Paul Ryan Rips Obama's Jobs Plan; Herman Cain Defends His ‘999’ Tax Proposal  —  Special Guests: Rep. Paul Ryan, Herman Cain … CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: I'm Chris Wallace.  —  President Obama takes on entitlements and wants to raise taxes on millionaires to cut the nation's debt, while continues a hard sell on his jobs plan.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Campaign 2012
Wall Street Journal:
New Obama Deficit Plan
Jessica Yellin / CNN:   Obama to propose new tax rate for millionaires
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
Why Obama should withdraw  —  When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.”  For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine.  —  The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass …
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The Huffington Post:
Bill Clinton: Dick Cheney ‘Sowing Discord’ With Suggestion That Hillary Run Against Obama In 2012 … On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton laughed off former Vice President Dick Cheney's suggestion that Hillary Clinton should challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
Discussion: Power Line
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Cleaver: If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’  —  Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).
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David Goldstein / MiamiHerald.com:
Black caucus head treads line between criticizing, supporting Obama  —  WASHINGTON — As the debate over jobs turns into the latest political tug-of-war, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri walks a careful but candid line.  —  As chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus …
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Michelle Le search turns up body in Sunol Canyon  —  Sunol — Ten days after Hayward police arrested a woman on suspicion of murdering a nursing student whose body has not been found, a volunteer searcher discovered human remains Saturday in rural Alameda County.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Israel: Adrift at Sea Alone  —  I'VE never been more worried about Israel's future.  The crumbling of key pillars of Israel's security — the peace with Egypt, the stability of Syria and the friendship of Turkey and Jordan — coupled with the most diplomatically inept and strategically incompetent government …
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John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Palestinian envoy: UN petition for membership will be presented Fri.
Discussion: Reuters
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Egghead and Blockheads  —  THERE are two American archetypes that were sometimes played against each other in old Westerns.  —  The egghead Eastern lawyer who lacks the skills or stomach for a gunfight is contrasted with the tough Western rancher and ace shot who has no patience for book learnin'.
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Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Tucker Carlson's THE DAILY CALLER's DISGUSTING POST  —  I really don't understand my friend Tucker Carlson.  He owns the website The Daily Caller and it currently has on its front page the most vile story — referring to a sex act with Governor Sarah Palin as a “womb shifter.”  It is even the headline.
Paul Krugman:
Hysteresis Begins  —  The slump in the United States and other advanced economies is the result of a failure of demand — period, end of story.  All attempts to claim that it is somehow structural, or maybe the result of reduced incentives to produce, have collapsed at first contact with the evidence.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
New York Magazine:
Obama's Economic Quagmire: Frank Rich and Adam Moss Talk About What's Really in Ron Suskind's Revealing New Book About the White House  —  President Obama.  —  Adam: Hi, Frank.  So there's a little commotion about this new book Confidence Men, by Ron Suskind, which is being published on Tuesday.
Discussion: Gawker and Daily Kos
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Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
Alexander Lebedev in Russian TV punch-up
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msnbc.com:
Transcripts on  —  September 18: Clinton, McConnell, Granholm …
Discussion: Althouse and Campaign 2012
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Media Matters and Lochner
Discussion: The Other McCain
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Living in the 70s*  —  A bunch of standard measures …
Discussion: Mother Jones and ThinkProgress
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
President Clinton Says Gridlock in Washington Hurting the Economy
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Reinventing The HMO  —  The Stewart Community Choice health …
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Durbin: Senate likely won't act on Obama's jobs bill until Oct.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
David Feith / Wall Street Journal:
The Masters of Hispanic Destiny
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