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9:10 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
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 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
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
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’.”
Discussion: Riehl World View
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.
Sam Tanenhaus / New York Times:
The Political Provocateur  —  Sam Tanenhaus is the editor …
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 …
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
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors  —  ANKARA, Turkey — A newly assertive Turkey offered on Sunday a vision of a starkly realigned Middle East, where the country's former allies in Syria and Israel fall into deeper isolation, and a burgeoning alliance with Egypt underpins …
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
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
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.
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.
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
Mitch McConnell Doesn't Have ‘Any Particular Reaction’ To Tea Party Audience Cheering For Death  —  Rather than take a moment to condemn GOP debate audiences that cheered for executions and to leave a man to die, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he didn't have “any particular reaction.”
Transcripts on  —  September 18: Clinton, McConnell, Granholm …
Discussion: Althouse and Campaign 2012
J.E. Dyer / Hot Air:
My money: I deserve to keep it all  —  I may decide to use some of it for the purposes I assign to government  —  This is being framed as a deeply silly public argument, because it is being argued on the terms of the left.  It's being argued, in other words, the way kindergartners argue such things.
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Wall Street Journal:
Side Jobs Bolster Some Lawmakers' Paychecks
Discussion: Reuters
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
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Democrats face 2012 worried about Obama's low ratings
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Greeks Discuss Drastic Moves to Receive Aid
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Alexander Lebedev in Russian TV punch-up
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
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Discussion: The Other McCain
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
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