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Sep 11, 2011

Rudd could save Labor, poll shows: The Australian Capital Circle

Capital Circle Newsletter
Rudd could save Labor, poll shows
 
As Labor debates asylum seeker policy, Julia Gillard has taken another hit in the polls which show  Kevin Rudd would revive the ALP.

Julia Gillard is meeting with her senior ministers this morning. Cabinet is expected to sign off on changes that would give the Immigration Minister discretion to declare another country suitable to send asylum seekers to (report), allowing the Malaysian asylum seeker deal to go ahead. The Labor left has also met early this morning to discuss the Malaysia deal. And Caucus will meet at 9am to discuss the revived the deal. Left convenor Senator Doug Cameron is promising a fiery caucus meeting, arguing: "My view is I will continue to push the position of the national platform''. But Ms Gillard is expected to secure the support of the Right for the deal. NSW state secretary Sam Dastyari is backing Ms Gillard (report).
The stoush comes as a Fairfax/Nielsen poll shows today replacing Ms Gillard with Kevin Rudd would give Labor an election-winning lead. Michelle Grattan reports : Labor's two-party vote, steady on 42-58 per cent from last month, would jump to 52-48 per cent under Mr Rudd. The former prime minister is preferred by 44 per cent of voters as ALP leader, more than twice Ms Gillard's 19 per cent support.
Tony Abbott is in Canberra. Shadow cabinet meets this morning ahead of parliament sitting.
Ten years ago the world changed after the September 11 attacks. Yesterday the world remembered. The newspaper front pages of September 12, 2001 reflect the horror and confusion of that day.
The Australian
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Howard, September 11 and Newspoll
Sunday will be the tenth anniversary of September 11 2001. What happened on that day changed many things in the world including, perhaps,…
 
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Stocks set to slide as gloom gathers: The Australian Business Briefing


Stocks set to slide as gloom gathers
Stocks set to slide as global gloom gathers Matt Chambers AUSTRALIAN stocks are likely to slump today, as world markets grow increasingly fearful about the eurozone debt crisis and US problems.
$A dumped on Europe worries
Australian dollar THE Australian dollar was down nearly US2 cents, after rumours of a Greek default and the resignation of a senior European banker.
Virgin executive tipped for Tiger
Tiger Airways Steve Creedy TIGER Airways is believed to have appointed a former Virgin Blue executive as its new Australian boss.
Banks back altering retail guarantee
banks Teresa Ooi THE major Australian banks have welcomed Labor's decision to cut the retail deposit guarantee from $1 million to $250,000.
Gas rush may spur huge rise in prices
Coal-seam gas Matt Chambers QUEENSLAND is predicting its burgeoning coal-seam gas export industry could triple the price of southern states' domestic gas.
Low productivity the 'top challenge'
factory Mitchell Bingemann LABOUR productivity is at its second-lowest level in 15 years.
Service key to minnow's growth
Service key to minnow's growth among predators Tracy Lee WHEN Michael Malone started his relationship with the internet, most people associated it with spies or computer nerds.
Retailers want early review of laws
Retailers join call for early review of workplace laws Annabel Hepworth SHOPPING centres have urged the government to commission an immediate review into the Fair Work Act.
Financial Markets
$A dumped on Europe worries
Australian dollar THE Australian dollar was down nearly US2 cents, after rumours of a Greek default and the resignation of a senior European banker.
Merkel shaky as crisis deepens
Banks back altering retail guarantee
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Gas rush may spur huge rise in prices
Coal-seam gas Matt Chambers QUEENSLAND is predicting its burgeoning coal-seam gas export industry could triple the price of southern states' domestic gas.
Barnett threat to Griffin exports
Asian power surge to see no let-up
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Nearly 80 U.S. troops injured in Taliban bombing: The Washington Post News Alert

News Alert: NATO: Nearly 80 U.S. troops injured in Taliban bombing
September 11, 2011

Nearly 80 U.S. troops were wounded and two Afghan civilians were killed in a Taliban truck bombing Saturday night outside a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, AP reported.

None of the injuries to Americans were life-threatening, NATO said.

http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/F490YD/S38F5P/V8IJIE/LZJKI5/QID93/UP/h

For more information, visit washingtonpost.com


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TOP NEWS

Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games

By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
A collection of tax deductions, write-offs and credits makes video game development one of the most highly subsidized businesses in the United States, a tax professor says.

Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege

By ETHAN BRONNER
Israel is grappling with a radically transformed Middle East where it believes its options are limited and poor.

Hit Hard by 9/11, a Piece of Queens Struggles to Let Go

By ANNE BARNARD
The terrorist attacks scythed through generations of firefighters and Wall Street traders in the largely Irish-Catholic neighborhoods on the Rockaway peninsula. Also, the neighborhood's Muslim bagel man; and the connection between the 9/11 families and wounded American soldiers.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I'm caught off guard more often than I would like today, that it's still such a powerful shock. That whole surrealness, it just hits you again - like, did that really happen? "
ELLEN MORAN, whose brother John, a New York City firefighter, was killed on Sept. 11, 2001.


U.S.
The Reckoning

Video: The World Trade Center As It Was

From building plans and archival images, we reconstruct the twin towers the way they stood before the attacks.
Opinion
Video My Op-Ed Moment

9/11: A Decade Later

For the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Op-Ed contributors reflect on what they wrote after the attacks.
WORLD

After Attack on Embassy, Egypt Vows a Tougher Stance on Protests

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
A mob attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo has raised concerns about whether Egypt's transitional government can maintain law and order.

Facing Resistance, Rebel Assault on Key Qaddafi Loyalists' Stronghold Slows

By ROD NORDLAND
A rebel push to take the loyalist holdout of Bani Walid stalled on Saturday after encountering resistance from the defenders.

Yemen Forces Are Said to Be at Taken City

By LAURA KASINOF
Local news reports said the armed forces had entered Zinjibar, which has been under the control of Islamic militants since late May.
U.S.

Court Case Asks if 'Big Brother' Is Spelled GPS

By ADAM LIPTAK
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on a case about GPS surveillance that had some judges alluding to Orwell's "1984."

In Shanksville, Thousands Gather to Honor Flight 93 Victims

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
In Shanksville, Pa., a new marble wall of names was dedicated at the site where passengers and crew who fought back against terrorists died.

United Flight Attendants Gather to Mourn 5 Colleagues

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
A group stood in uniform near their friends' inscriptions on the Wall of Names in Shanksville, Pa., to pray and reminisce.
POLITICS

Democrats Fret Aloud Over Obama's Chances

By MICHAEL BARBARO, JEFF ZELENY and MONICA DAVEY
Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said that their concern about President Obama's vulnerability in 2012 has intensified as the economy has displayed fresh signs of weakness.

From Firebrand to a Bit of a Grump, a 'Hippie Mayor' Evolves

By DIRK JOHNSON
Paul Soglin, a Vietnam war protester first elected mayor of Madison, Wis., in 1973 and now mayor again, has changed a lot since the early days. And so has Madison.

G.O.P. Is Cautious in Jobs Response

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Congressional Republicans who have spent the balance of the year criticizing the Obama administration are shifting to a more restrained approach as they ponder how to respond to the president's jobs plan.
BUSINESS

On Campus, It's One Big Commercial

By NATASHA SINGER
Companies are marketing themselves on college campuses as never before, often employing students themselves to take the messages to their peers.

Is Manufacturing Falling Off the Radar?

By LOUIS UCHITELLE
As companies move production overseas and as other industries grow faster, manufacturing is accounting for a smaller share of the economy. And the nation has no distinct plan for the sector's future.

California Lawmakers Give Amazon Tax Reprieve

By DAVID STREITFELD
California lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a compromise bill giving Amazon.com a one-year reprieve from having to collect a sales tax from its customers in the state.
TECHNOLOGY
Unboxed

In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column

By STEVE LOHR
Using more than a decade of research, a start-up company is taking computer-generated news articles to a more sophisticated level.
Novelties

Remote Control, With a Wave of a Hand

By ANNE EISENBERG
By studying the electrical fields all around us, researchers are exploring how human gestures could someday control various kinds of electronic devices.

Where Fashion Gazes at Itself

By KAYLEEN SCHAEFER
Tumblr has become an important image-driven platform to fashion photographers, brands and bloggers, who have made it an integral part of their online lives.
SPORTS

In a Show of Power, a Joyful Williams Storms Into the Final

By KAREN CROUSE
Serena Williams, a three-time champion, radiated joy Saturday night after advancing to her first Open final since 2008 with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

Djokovic Rallies From Two-Set Deficit to Beat Federer

By HARVEY ARATON
Novak Djokovic dug himself out of a two-set deficit to reach the final against Rafael Nadal.

For Sanchez, a Season to Become a Presence, Not Merely Present

By BEN SHPIGEL
As Mark Sanchez enters his third season as the Jets' quarterback, he will be expected to become more of a leading asset on offense.
ARTS

No More Desk Potatoes?

By BILL CARTER
The late-night television landscape is undergoing what may be a long-term shift complicated by changing viewing habits, the rise of social media and the high cost of production.

Hands-On Brand Name Composer For a Ballet

By JON PARELES
Paul McCartney and Peter Martins's new ballet, "Ocean's Kingdom," will have its debut at City Ballet later this month.

Juggling a Comedy Series About Juggling Life's Tasks

By DAVE ITZKOFF
In NBC's new series "Up All Night," Maya Rudolph plays the childless boss of a new mother trying to balance her job and her life at home. In her own life, Ms. Rudolph balances her career with her husband and three children.
NEW YORK / REGION

Sweeping Security Effort Planned for 9/11 Events

By AL BAKER and SCOTT SHANE
An intense campaign was under way to ensure the safety of the president - and everyone else - who planned to attend events to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks.

Susquehanna Floodwaters Recede, but the Threat Remains

By SUSAN SAULNY and ELIZABETH A. HARRIS
After days of record-breaking floods in parts of New York and Pennsylvania, water levels dropped Saturday by as much as six inches an hour in some places, officials said.

With Studio Space, Musicians Get Sneakers

By JOHN LELAND
With the recording industry on life support, who in New York still wants to be a musician? And where can an aspiring band member record free? Converse has an offer few refuse.
MAGAZINE

My Unfinished 9/11 Business

By BILL KELLER
A hard look at why I wanted war.

A Free-for-All on a Decade of War

By SCOTT MALCOMSON
From the Times Magazine, a post-9/11 debate on what has been learned and where our conclusions might take us.

Behind the Scenes With the Creator of 'Downton Abbey'

By ALEX WITCHEL
Julian Fellowes's upstairs-downstairs period drama is a hit in England. Who knew American audiences would be enamored of the old class system, too?
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Loss and Hope

As a nation, we can work to retrieve the compassion that surged after 9/11.
Editorial

Europe's Fiscal Fantasies

There is no time to waste. A debt and banking meltdown in Europe this fall could fracture the euro and drag the world into renewed recession.
Editorial

No Job, No Insurance, No Health Care

Millions of Americans who have lost their jobs have lost their health insurance too. Congress needs to help them until major health reforms take effect.
SUNDAY REVIEW
Opinion

And Hate Begat Hate

By AHMED RASHID
The wave of anti-Americanism is rising in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, even among many who once admired the United States.
Op-Ed Columnist

Sleeping Barry Awakes

By MAUREEN DOWD
Welcome to Opposite Day in Washington: The president is fierce and the House Republicans are compromising.
Op-Ed Columnist

Getting Back to a Grand Bargain

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
President Obama made the first step with his jobs speech. Will Republicans respond in kind?
ON THIS DAY
On Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York, causing the 110-story twin towers to collapse. Another hijacked airliner hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.