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7:42 AM, Nov 9, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Good times in Sean Penn's favorite country.

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

Mark Steyn: Degrees of separation

Two of Malik Nidal Hasan's old mosques...one with Wahabbi ties and one with actual 9/11 ties. But let's not jump to conclusions.

On 'going Muslim': "We don't have to be paranoid about Arab males; we just have to avoid the opposite: Being fearful of coming across as Islamophobic, and thereby failing to look straight at a situation."

Hateful protest at the White House. Nope, it's not a Tea Party.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on CBS's "Face the Nation," declared, "The House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate."

Klein: GOP is "an extremist shard of a party that is essentially a regional southern party in the country," that won...New Jersey.

I don't immediately think of Tim Pawlenty as being cool with the pop-culture references, but quoting Ricky Bobby shows promise.

The bill is instead a breathtaking display of illiberal ambition, intended to make the middle class more dependent on government through the umbilical cord of "universal health care."

Obama will meet with Netanyahu.