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12:20 PM 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.
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.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Will Veto Super-Committee Plan That's All Medicare Cuts And No Tax Hikes … WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will veto a comprehensive deficit reduction package if it includes cuts to entitlement program benefits but no tax hikes on the wealthy or well-to-do corporations, senior advisers said on Sunday.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Obama Debt Reduction Plan a Sharp Pullback from Grand Bargain Territory  —  President Obama is scheduled to speak this morning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, to spell out his debt reduction plan.  Some details from Obama's plan to “go big” on the Super Committee are out, and it's an opening bid …
The White House:
Fact Sheet: Living Within Our Means and Investing in the Future - The President's Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction  —  Overview  —  The health of our economy depends on what we do right now to create the conditions where businesses can hire and middle-class families can feel a basic measure of economic security.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Obama Vows To Veto Medicare Cuts If Unmatched By Tax Hikes
Discussion: Mother Jones
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Republicans Call Obama's Tax Plan ‘Class Warfare’
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
AFL-CIO outlines how supercommittee can bring down debt
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Greta Van Susteren: Tucker Carlson's a ‘pig’ for Palin story  —  Fox News host Greta Van Susteren is calling out Daily Caller owner Tucker Carlson as a “pig” and “purveyor of smut” for prominently posting a story with the headline: “Mike Tyson: Sarah Palin met the ‘womb shifter’.”
Reed Hastings / The Official Netflix Blog:
An Explanation and Some Reflections  —  I messed up.  I owe everyone an explanation.  —  It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming, and the price changes.
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Mahmoud Abbas: ‘All hell has broken out’  —  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that “all hell has broken out” over his bid to seek statehood recognition at the United Nations this week over objections from the United States.  —  “Matters will be bad” as his campaign …
Discussion: Reuters
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
The Tsuris  —  Barack Obama is the best thing Israel has going for it right now.  Why is that so difficult for Netanyahu and his American Jewish allies to understand?  —  The last time Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu shared each other's company, you could say that the encounter did not go well …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Fill In the Blanks  —  Just a few winters ago my wife and I took our daughters to witness the inauguration of a man who had campaigned on hope and embodied possibility.  We are pretty immune to political euphoria, but, circulating among the footsore pilgrims, we could imagine our country …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Balloon Juice
Jim Brunner / Seattle Times:
State voters favor Obama, McKenna in poll
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
A Blockbuster Case Yields an Unexpected Result  —  WASHINGTON — People who hate Citizens United, last year's blockbuster campaign finance decision by the Supreme Court, tend to blame it for allowing secret money from corporations and unions to flood the political landscape.
The Wtmj / Local:
Thompson files fundraising papers for Senate run  —  MADISON - Former Governor Tommy Thompson has said that his long consideration of a run for U.S. Senate is over, and the process to run for the Senate has begun.  —  “I've filed my corporation documents today, which allows me now to build my organization …
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
JOBS AND THE G.O.P.  —  There is no truer truism in American politics than James Carville's catchphrase from the 1992 election “It's the economy, stupid.”  When people discuss Barack Obama's current approval rating, which is at its lowest level ever, they may invoke his supposed lack …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama's urgent jobs plan: Right now, ‘right now’ means sometime next month maybe  —  Everybody remembers the urgency of President Obama's attitude toward the awful jobs situation.  —  Back in early August, Obama said the jobs situation was so urgent that he was going to give another speech about it …
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 …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
The Last Days of the Old Parking Meter  —  Motorists' bane, magnet for thieves, and memorialized in the Beatles' “Lovely Rita,” the diminutive parking meter has led an outsize life.  But its days in New York City are about to expire.  —  The city will remove its last decommissioned single …
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Seven held in Birmingham anti-terror operation  —  Specialist police teams are now searching properties in the city  —  Six men and a woman have been arrested in Birmingham in a large anti-terrorism operation, West Midlands Police say.  —  The men, aged between 25 and 32 …
John Avlon / CNN:
Christine O'Donnell: Exhibit A for getting rid of closed primaries  —  Editor's note: John Avlon is a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  He is the co-author of the new book, “Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns.”
Palestinian Media Watch:
Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign  —  Mother of 4 terrorist murderers  —  chosen by the PA  —  to launch statehood campaign  —  by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  —  The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers …
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Head of the Class: The Most Buzzworthy House Freshmen of the 112th Congress  —  Allen West, Joe Walsh, Tim Scott, and Sean Duffy are the most covered U.S. House freshmen of 2011  —  While nearly eight-dozen new members entered the U.S. House of Representatives in January …
Siemens to quit nuclear industry  —  Siemens will continue to work in the power industry but drop out of the nuclear sector  —  German industrial and engineering conglomerate Siemens is to withdraw entirely from the nuclear industry.  —  The move is a response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster …
365 Gay News:
NY asks court to toss anti-gay marriage suit  —  (Albany, N.Y.) New York's attorney general asked a state court on Friday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the gay marriage law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June.  —  New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and several other opponents …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Good As You
President to fundraise while in New York City  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to New York City Monday afternoon, for three days of meetings at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  —  But with his re-election 14 months away, the president will fit in some politics.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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