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8:40 AM ET, September 29, 2011


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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Man arrested in ‘step-by-step’ plot to blow up Capitol, Pentagon  —  The FBI arrested and charged a man Wednesday for allegedly plotting to blow up the Capitol and the Pentagon.  —  The 26-year-old Massachusetts man, Rezwan Ferdaus, was arrested as part of an FBI sting operation …
Ryan J. Reilly /
FBI Arrests Man For Plotting To Attack Capitol, Pentagon With C-4 Loaded Remote Controlled Planes  —  Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26-year-old Massachusetts resident was arrested in an FBI sting on Wednesday after allegedly plotting to use large remote controlled model airplanes packed with C-4 plastic explosives …
Boston Globe:
Federal agents charge Ashland man with targeting Pentagon, Capitol with aerial explosives  —  Federal authorities today arrested and charged a 26-year-old Ashland man with plotting to damage the Pentagon and US Capitol with a remote-controlled aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosives.
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Man Is Held in a Plan to Bomb Washington
CBS News:
Mass. musician accused of D.C. terrorist plot
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: GOP Race Top Tier Now Romney, Perry and Cain  —  Three September debates have shaken-up the race for the Republican presidential nomination.  Herman Cain has jumped into the top tier.  Rick Perry's stumbled.  Mitt Romney's holding steady.  —  And Michele Bachmann is hitting bottom.
Is This Man the G.O.P.'s Best Bet for 2012?
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and driftglass
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney up in Florida  —  Rick Perry's led the Republican field …
Rick Perry to Newsmax: I Regret ‘Heartless’ Comment on Immigration  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Presidential candidate Rick Perry on Wednesday apologized for saying …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Asks Supreme Court to Hear Case on Health Care Law  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear a case concerning the 2010 health care overhaul law.  The development, which came unexpectedly fast, makes it all but certain that the court …
Stan Collender / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
Tea Partiers Want A New Dollar Coin And Refuse To Listen To The Free Market In The Process  —  Over at TPM, Ryan Reilly has an intriguing post about the interest of some tea partiers for a new circulating dollar coin because it supposedly will save the federal government money.
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Energy Department approves $1 billion in solar loan guarantees  —  The Energy Department announced Wednesday that is has finalized more than $1 billion in loan guarantees for two separate solar projects.  —  The decision comes several weeks after Solyndra, a California-based solar manufacturer …
Solyndra's $733M Plant Had Robots, Spa Showers
In Solyndra's wake, polling finds support for clean energy remains strong
Discussion: Hullabaloo and ThinkProgress
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Alabama Wins in Ruling on Its Immigration Law  —  A federal judge on Wednesday upheld most of the sections of Alabama's far-reaching immigration law that had been challenged by the Obama administration, including portions that had been blocked in other states.
Discussion: Washington Post and
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Judge OKs key parts of Alabama immigration law
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and CNN
Charlie GrapskiFollow / Daily Kos:
Bologna's Second Attack with Pepper Spray  —  Gradually the exploits of Detective Inspector Anthony (Tony Baloney) Bologna have eeked their way even into the mainstream media.  It has become well known that he engages, in violation of policy, in an O.C. (Pepper) Spray attack on four defenseless women without provocation.
Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
Setti Warren said to be quitting US Senate race  —  Newton mayor Setti Warren, whose US Senate campaign has been short on cash and eclipsed by the emergence of Elizabeth Warren, plans to announce tomorrow that he is dropping out, according to an early supporter who received a phone call this afternoon.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: Cain: Black community ‘brainwashed’ into voting for Dems  —  Washington (CNN) - The one African-American running for the GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday the black community was ‘brainwashed’ for traditionally siding with liberal politicians.
Annenberg Public Policy Center:
112th at Risk of Spike in Incivility, 5th Annenberg ‘Civility in Congress’ Report Warns  —  The Annenberg Public Policy Center has updated the work that it produced for the 1997, 1999, and 2001 House Bipartisan Retreats.  The new report's analysis of the taking down processes …
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Companies Use Immigration Crackdown to Turn a Profit  —  The men showed up in a small town in Australia's outback early last year, offering top dollar for all available lodgings.  Within days, their company, Serco, was flying in recruits from as far away as London, and busing them from trailers …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Interns File Suit Against ‘Black Swan’ Producer  —  Two men who worked on the hit movie “Black Swan” have mounted an unusual challenge to the film industry's widely accepted practice of unpaid internships by filing a lawsuit on Wednesday asserting that the production company had violated minimum wage …
Discussion:, Runnin' Scared and Gawker
Listeria outbreak expected to cause more deaths across US in coming weeks  —  Outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe melons from Colorado farm has caused at least 72 illnesses and up to 16 deaths so far  —  An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe melons in the US may cause more illness and deaths in coming weeks, say health officials.
Discussion: The Agonist and TIME Healthland
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Brad Johnson / ThinkProgress:
State Department Keystone XL Hearings Run By TransCanada Contractor
Discussion: The Republic, and Grist
Associated Press:
AP Interview: Iraq-US training deal likely
Discussion: Reuters, Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
Romney on Christie: 'It'd be fun if he got in'
Discussion: The Politico and Swampland
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Al-Qaida calls on Ahmadinejad to end 9/11 conspiracy theories
Discussion: Blog
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Obama's Racial Crisis
Alexander Bolton / Healthwatch:
Sens. Lieberman, Coburn press for big supercommittee cuts to Medicare
Robert Costa / National Review:
Christie's Father: ‘I Think He Would Beat Obama’