Need To Read: September 4, 2009

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This morning’s must-reads are working for the weekend:

  • At least 80 killed in NATO airstrike in Afghanistan (NYT)
  • Obama’s Afghanistan contradiction (MoJo)
  • The internal White House battle over troop strength in Afghanistan (NYT)
  • Hey, What’s in That New Afghanistan Report? (MoJo)
  • GOP Campaign Against Blue Dogs: More Bark Than Bite (The Washington Independent)
  • Republican Sen. Bob Corker wants to compromise on health care reform? (WaPo)
  • Maybe California’s legislature actually can do something! (NYT)
  • What’s Obama going to say in that health care speech next week? (WaPo)
  • A new Israeli government TV ad compares children of intermarriage to kidnapping victims (The American Prospect)

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