FOX NEWS: Thousands of protesters defied Iran's highest authority Saturday and marched on waiting security forces that fought back with baton charges, tear gas and water cannons . . . READ MORE
L.A.TIMES/AUSTIN STATESMAN: A huge swath of downtown Tehran erupted in fiery chaos Saturday . . . riot police shot into the air after they roughed up a young woman and attracted the ire of protesters. A middle-age man could be seen staggering along the sidewalk near Tehran University with blood dripping from his face. . . . READ MORE
VIDEO: CLASH ON TEHRAN STREETS
OBAMA SEEKS 'MOOD OF THE HOUR'
WASHINGTON POST: U.S. officials say Obama is intent on calibrating his comments to the mood of the hour. They say he is seeking to avoid having the demonstrators accused of being American stooges . . . trying to preserve the possibility of negotiating directly with the Iranian government . . . READ MORE
MOUSAVI: 'DEAR MR. PRESIDENT . . .'
LETTER TO OBAMA: In the name of the Iranian people, we want you to know that when you recently made the statement "Achmadinejad or Mousavi? Two of a kind," we consider this as a grave and deep insult . . . READ MORE
- ROGER COHEN, NY TIMES: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, had used his Friday sermon to declare high noon in Tehran, warning of “bloodshed and chaos” if protests over a disputed election persisted. He got both on Saturday — and saw the hitherto sacrosanct authority of his office challenged as never before since the 1979 revolution birthed the Islamic Republic . . . READ MORE
- REUEL MARC GERECHT, WEEKLY STANDARD: Since the end of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), which almost destroyed the Islamic Republic and forged the reputation and character of then-Prime Minister Mousavi, most Iranians have been exhausted revolutionaries. More like sheep than foot-soldiers of a dynamic faith, Iranians have largely veered away from confronting their increasingly unpopular rulers . . . READ MORE
- JENNIFER RUBIN, COMMENTARY: To say then that there is no difference between Mousavi and Ahmadinejad now that a revolution is underway reflects a stubborn refusal to see what is unfolding . . . a battle for the future of Iran . . . READ MORE