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11:00 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.
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.
First Read /
First thoughts: Obama's populist pitch  —  Obama's populist pitch... The $3 trillion in deficit reduction he'll unveil at 10:30 am ET includes $1.5 trillion in increased revenue (read: taxes), $1.1 trillion in ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rest in entitlement savings …
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Republicans Call Obama's Tax Plan ‘Class Warfare’
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama to propose $3T in cuts, pledge to veto tax cuts for wealthy
Discussion: The Politico and New York Magazine
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
Mitch McConnell Doesn't Have ‘Any Particular Reaction’ To Tea Party Audience Cheering For Death
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’.”
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 …
Michael Grunwald / Swampland:
Solyndra Hypocrisy: David Vitter Sought Energy Loans He Now Seeks to Scrutinize  —  Washington “scandals” have a predictable rhythm, and the Solyndra solar loan “scandal” has entered the phase where critics start exploiting the controversy to push their ideological agenda.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Fury over Solyndra loan threatens to sunset solar energy investments
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Senator was not always critical of loan program
Discussion: The Politico
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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.).
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 …
Discussion: Business Insider and
Hindustan Times:
Police raid gay party, detain 133 for ‘indecent behaviour’  —  The Oshiwara police raided a gay party being held in a bungalow at Versova early on Sunday and detained 133 people on the charge of indecent behaviour.  Actor Bobby Darling was one of the people detained.
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
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