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10:40 PM ET, September 18, 2011

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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
New Obama Deficit Plan  —  Half of $3 Trillion in Savings to Come From More Taxes; GOP Opposes Fresh Levies  —  President Barack Obama is expected to offer a new plan to reduce the federal deficit by about $3 trillion over a decade, roughly half of which would come from tax increases, people familiar with the proposal said.
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
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
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
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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Republicans Call Obama's Tax Plan ‘Class Warfare’
Jessica Yellin / CNN:   Obama to propose new tax rate for millionaires
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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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.
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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.
msnbc.com:
Transcripts on  —  September 18: Clinton, McConnell, Granholm, Castellanos, Halperin, Cooper  —  Below:  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This Sunday, the hard sell.  The president wants a jobs bill.  —  PRES. BARACK OBAMA: My question to Congress is, what on earth are we waiting for?
Discussion: Althouse and Campaign 2012
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Media Matters and Lochner  —  When we last encountered the Media Matters blog, its authors reacted to a George Will column on Rehabiltating Lochner by declaring that Lochner v. New York is “in no way a liberal bogeyman.”  —  Today, reacting to a blog post of mine suggesting that the idea …
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John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Living in the 70s*  —  A bunch of standard measures …
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Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
President Clinton Says Gridlock in Washington Hurting the Economy
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Reinventing The HMO  —  The Stewart Community Choice health …
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John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Durbin: Senate likely won't act on Obama's jobs bill until Oct.
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David Feith / Wall Street Journal:
The Masters of Hispanic Destiny
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