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8:35 AM ET, September 19, 2011


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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Deficit Plan Cuts Entitlements and Raises Taxes on Rich  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will unveil a deficit-reduction plan on Monday that uses entitlement cuts, tax increases and war savings to reduce government spending by more than $3 trillion over the next 10 years, administration officials said.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Balloon Juice
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 and New York Magazine
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama's debt-reduction plan: $3 trillion in savings, half from new tax revenue  —  President Obama will announce a proposal on Monday to tame the nation's rocketing federal debt, calling for $1.5 trillion in new revenue as part of a plan to find more than $3 trillion in budget savings over a decade, senior administration officials said.
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 …
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.
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Rep. Paul Ryan Rips Obama's Jobs Plan; Herman Cain Defends His ‘999’ Tax Proposal
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Campaign 2012
CBS News:
Share It  —  America'S Debt Battle  —  WASHINGTON …
Discussion: Reuters
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 …
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:   JOBS AND THE G.O.P.  —  There is no truer truism in American politics …
The Huffington Post:
Bill Clinton: Dick Cheney ‘Sowing Discord’ With Suggestion That Hillary Run Against Obama In 2012
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Guardian
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Palestinian envoy: UN petition for membership will be presented Fri.
Discussion: The Politico and Reuters
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.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Republican Calls for a More Honest Debate  —  WASHINGTON — Four months after he decided against jumping into the Republican presidential race, Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana says that he has occasionally been frustrated by the discourse in the campaign and that the field could benefit …
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.
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.
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Democrats face 2012 worried about Obama's low ratings … One Nevada Democratic Party insider offered this tip for candidates running for public office in 2012: “Don't get your picture taken with President Obama,” he said.  —  At least not while Barack Obama's approval ratings remain in the tank …
Discussion: National Review
Daniel Yergin / Wall Street Journal:
There Will Be Oil  —  For decades, advocates of ‘peak oil’ have been predicting a crisis in energy supplies.  They've been wrong at every turn, saysDaniel Yergin.  —  Since the beginning of the 21st century, a fear has come to pervade the prospects for oil, fueling anxieties about the stability of global energy supplies.
Discussion: RedState and CARPE DIEM
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Wall Street Journal:
Side Jobs Bolster Some Lawmakers' Paychecks
Discussion: Reuters
J.E. Dyer / Hot Air:
My money: I deserve to keep it all
Sam Tanenhaus / New York Times:
The Political Provocateur  —  Sam Tanenhaus is the editor …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Republican front-runners Mitt Romney, Rick Perry come from different worlds
Washington Examiner:
Barone: Obama acts as shop steward in chief
New York Times:
Greeks Discuss Drastic Moves to Receive Aid
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and Weasel Zippers
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Alexander Lebedev in Russian TV punch-up
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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
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Reinventing The HMO  —  The Stewart Community Choice health …