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NYT declines Obama’s off-the-record lunch invitation. (A dozen reporters attended today’s session.)
Arcade Fire hits #1 and plays tune — reportedly, "Ready to Start" — on Daily Show tonite.
Bryan Fischer, the "Director of Issues Analysis" for the American Family Association. tells TPM that, "every single mosque is a potential terror training center or recruitment center for jihad," so therefore "you cannot claim first amendment protections if your religious organization is engaged in subversive activities."
Rep. Timothy Horrigan resigns from New Hampshire’s House of Representatives due to joking remarks about Sarah Palin’s death he made on Facebook.
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That key Pat Tillman film we’ve mentioned previously is coming out next week. And now via Huff Post here is his father dropping F-bomb in addressing top general.
Tim Egan at NYT online : Senate really needs some fun — come on Al Franken, it’s no sin to still crack a joke. But as Mark Twain said: “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Krugman in blog post rips WH spokesman GIbbs as "unprofessional," and defends lefties who are expressing "real concerns" of people. Gibbs, don’t have a cow over Maddow, he concludes. Meanwhile, Maddow last night schooled Gibbs on what is needed to earn Left respect.