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4:20 AM ET, September 18, 2011

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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, according to administration officials.
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CBS News:
House GOP rejects Obama jobs proposals  —  WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders say they are rejecting President Barack Obama's jobs proposals to rebuild schools and blighted neighborhoods, and help keep state and local employees on the job.  —  In a memo to GOP lawmakers that was also issued publicly …
Washington Post:
Obama to call for new minimum tax rate for millionaires  —  President Obama plans to call Monday for a new minimum tax rate on millionaires as part of a comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code to force the wealthiest Americans to pay the same share of income in taxes as middle-class families.
Discussion: Daily Kos and AMERICAN FUTURE
Associated Press:
Kara Kennedy, senator's daughter, dies of heart attack  —  WASHINGTON — Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died at a Washington-area health club, her brother said Saturday.  She was 51.  —  Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, said his sister died Friday.
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Kirk Semple / New York Times:
Eleanor Mondale, Daughter of Former Vice President, Dies at 51  —  Eleanor Mondale Poling, a former television and radio personality and the daughter of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, died early Saturday at her home in Prior Lake, Minn. She was 51.
CBS News:
Kara Kennedy, daughter of Teddy, dies  —  Kara Kennedy accepts the Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House August 12, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Suddenly, Over There Is Over Here  —  THE debt crisis in Europe has finally, and officially, washed up on American shores.  Last week, the mighty Federal Reserve moved to help European banks that have been having trouble finding people who are willing to lend them money.
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE
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msnbc.com:
US taxpayers could be on hook for Europe bailout
Discussion: Don Surber
Mark Steyn / National Review:
‘Pass This Jobs Bill!’  —  The president has taken to the campaign trail to promote his “American Jobs Act.”  That's a good name for it: an act.  “Pass this bill now!” he declared 24 times at a stop in Raleigh, N.C., and another 18 in Columbus, Ohio, and the act is sufficiently effective that …
National Post:
Rex Murphy: The media's love affair with a disastrous president  —  As the bad economic news continues to emanate from the United States — with a double-dip recession now all but certain — a reckoning is overdue.  American journalism will have to look back at the period starting with Barrack Obama's rise …
ABC News:
US links militant group to Pakistan government  —  The United States says there is evidence linking the Pakistani government to the militant group that carried out last week's attack on the US embassy in Kabul.  —  The US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, claims there are links between …
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Via Meadia
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Obama's Solyndra scandal reeks of the Chicago Way  —  Those of us from Chicago know exactly what the Solyndra scandal smells like.  And It doesn't smell fresh and green.  —  The Solyndra scandal cost at least a half-billion public dollars.  It is plaguing President Barack Obama.
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Smart money betting on stupid politicians  —  Are Republicans stupid?  —  This seems to be the question du jour.  Chris Matthews entertained this idea with guests recently, pointing to several Republican presidential candidates as evidence.  How else to explain why so many in the GOP seem proud …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
When the parts are more popular than the whole  —  The New York Times/CBS News poll, released in full last night, has plenty of results you'd probably expect to see.  President Obama's support continues to slip; Congress' support has fallen off a cliff; Dems are slightly more popular than Republicans …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama asks Americans to read, judge his jobs plan for themselves
Discussion: The Politico and The Other McCain
 
 
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
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Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
A weak argument against the stimulus
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Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Pakistan Passes Obama's ‘Religious Freedom’ Test—After Sentencing Christian to Death
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
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