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1:50 AM ET, September 19, 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
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.
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  —  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.
CBS News:
Share It  —  America'S Debt Battle  —  WASHINGTON …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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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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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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
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
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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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 …
 
 
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Transcripts on  —  September 18: Clinton, McConnell, Granholm …
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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 …
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Durbin: Senate likely won't act on Obama's jobs bill until Oct.
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