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President Obama will travel to Hawaii, stopping in San Diego for the UNC-MSU game on the USS Carl Vinson (Politico)
Defense of Marriage Act repeal clears committee, but is doomed in the Senate (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sen. Marco Rubio didn’t suffer a drop in approval ratings after Washington Post attack story on his parents’ story (National Journal)
Congress will vote on Balanced Budget Amendments this month (New York Times)
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” racks up $400 million in sales on its first day (USA Today)
Give Rick Perry credit for not taking himself too seriously:
On the main site:
The Harlem Hellfighters, by Roger Kaplan: Setting the stage for Armistice Day — which became Veterans Day.
The Veterans’ Jobs Crisis, by W. James Antle, III: Those willing to give all don’t necessarily get jobs.
Iran on Nuclear Threshold, by Jed Babbin: We told you so, and now there’s only one response — and it isn’t Ron Paul’s.
Hip, Hip, Hooray, It’s Rhodesia Independence Day! by H. W. Crocker, III: Ian Smith lived to see all his worst predictions come true.
Beyond Thunderdome, by Bill Zeiser: This weekend, apocalyptic violence goes mainstream. Finally.
Decent Exposure, by Jay D. Homnick: Meet the hero of Penn State.
Jerry Brown Starts to Get It Right, by Peter Hannaford: Finally he’s proposed a public pension reform plan that goes in the right direction.
Kings of the Mountains, by George H. Wittman: An obscure little mountain clan is quickly becoming the most powerful anti-government force in Afghanistan.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online