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Right Turn
Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Morning Bits

This says it all — about cancer, food, survival and courage.

The Associated Press says it all: “FACT CHECK: Obama’s jobs plan paid for? Seems not.”

Yuval Levin says it best: “Spend $450 billion dollars now, it will create jobs, and I’ll tell you how I’m going to pay for it a week from Monday. If you disagree, you want to expose kids to mercury. That about sums up the Obama years.”

The FBI says to Solyndra: Open up! “FBI agents armed with search warrants descended on the Fremont offices of bankrupt solar startup Solyndra on Thursday, opening an investigation into a company whose receipt of a half-billion dollars in government loans had already drawn sharp congressional criticism. The search was part of a joint operation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Energy’s inspector general, whose agents also participated in the raid.”

Jon Stewart says Sen.Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is the Jedi mother of guilting, but otherwise he’s not too impressed. “So over the past 30 years, the country – nay, the world – has been moving inexorably towards electronic communication and your solution to this is not to adapt the post office to the convenience and efficiency of these changing circumstances but to spend public monies urging us to reverse the tide???”

Charlie Cook says the NY-9 is a “toss-up”: “Democrats are embarrassed that a New York City seat that gave Al Gore 67 percent in 2000, John Kerry 56 percent in 2004, and Obama 55 percent in 2008 (a worrisome trend line) is in play, and didn’t want to spend millions of dollars airing ads in the most expensive broadcast TV in the country to save a ‘safe seat.’ Yet, the DCCC and the allied House Majority PAC have had to make late decisions to rescue [David] Weprin.”

Mitt Romney says: “Obama isn’t working.”

Officials say the threat is real: “U.S. officials are investigating a possible al-Qaeda plot to detonate a vehicle-borne bomb in Washington or New York City around Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. . . . Numerous officials familiar with the information cautioned Thursday night that while the threat is specific and worrisome, it is based on raw intelligence that is unconfirmed. ”

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