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10:00 PM ET, September 15, 2011

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James Carville / CNN:
What should the White House do?  Panic!  —  Editor's note: James Carville is a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN, appearing frequently on CNN's “The Situation Room” as well as other programs on all CNN networks.  Carville remains active in Democratic politics and is a party fundraiser.
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama to highlight ‘urgent’ bridge repair in Boehner's home state  —  President Obama will promote his jobs bill at a bridge important to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) district next week, the White House announced Thursday.  —  The White House said that Obama would visit …
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
New congressman jumps the gun on first floor speech  —  The newly elected Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) jumped the gun slightly on his first floor speech after being introduced in the House on Thursday.  —  Turner started to thank his colleagues without first being recognized to speak by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Mj Lee / The Politico:
New Gallup: Obama slips with Jews
Walter Shapiro / The New Republic:
Idiot Box: And the Winner of the Fox News Primary Is...  It was a self-inflicted, eye-glazing marathon—50 hours in late August spent watching a full sampling of the Fox News lineup.  Looking back, it seems like a nine-day hallucination of strident voices, blonde hair, and more pitchmen hawking gold coins …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Former President Carter has kind words for Romney, Bachmann  —  Former President Jimmy Carter had some kind words for two Republicans vying to become president —Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann— but he said nobody is likely to beat President Obama in 2012.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Quinnipiac University:
PERRY BLOSSOMS AS BACHMANN WILTS IN VIRGINIA GOP RACE, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; ROMNEY …
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Perry Supported By Republicans, Views Rejected
Kyle Adams / Real Clear Politics:
Poll: Perry Leads GOP Field in Florida
Time / Swampland:
Rick Perry Exclusive: The GOP's Fiery Front-Runner on His Rise, Record and Rhetoric  —  The hard-charging governor commands a Texas-sized lead in the polls.  In an interview with TIME's Richard Stengel and Mark Halperin, Perry defends his controversial résumé and explains …
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John Ellis / Business Insider:
Perry Is Failing The First Test(s)  —  Had Texas Governor Rick Perry performed better in the two most recent GOP presidential candidates' debates, he'd be well on his way to the 2012 nomination.  —  Yesterday, tellingly, he was in Virginia at the late Jerry Falwell's Liberty College shoring …
Michelle Malkin:
Yes, cancer sucks. But...
The Atlantic Cities:
Dallas + Austin + Houston + San Antonio = ‘Texas Miracle’
Discussion: Mother Jones
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
House Clears Bill Restricting N.L.R.B.  —  WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve a G.O.P.-backed bill that would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from continuing to pursue its effort to block Boeing from operating a new $750 million aircraft assembly line in South Carolina.
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Dave Jamieson / The Huffington Post:
NLRB Boeing Case: Bill To Weaken Labor Board Passed By House Republicans
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Janet Maslin / New York Times:
Books of The Times: Joe McGinniss's ‘The Rogue,’ on Sarah Palin - Review  —  On May 22, 2010, Joe McGinniss moved into a strategically well-situated house in Wasilla, Alaska.  It was next door to the home of former Gov. Sarah Palin and her family, but that understates the highly exploitable proximity of the two places.
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
White House initially denies rep.'s request to attend Medal of Honor event  —  The White House initially denied a request by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) to attend a Medal of Honor ceremony for a fellow Marine Corps and Afghanistan war veteran, a congressional source said.
Discussion: theblogprof and Weasel Zippers
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Luis Martinez / Politics:
Dakota Meyer, Marine Medal of Honor Recipient, Says He's No Hero
Nicholas Ballasy / The Daily Caller:
Barry Manilow on Ron Paul: ‘I agree with just about everything he says’  —  Grammy award-winning musician Barry Manilow told The Daily Caller that he agrees with “just about everything” 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul says, calling him a “solid” contender for the highest office in the land.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Mediaite
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Roderick Long / Bleeding Heart Libertarians:
The Libertarian Three-Step Program
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Fox News:
Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming  —  The global warming theory left him out in the cold.  —  Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday …
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
But Black People Govern Like This ...  Via Angry Black Lady, I know Michael Moore and Bill Maher think this is a great line: … But it really isn't.  In fact, it's racist, and Michael Moore would do well to stop repeating it.  It really is no better than the Kenyan anti-colonial bit, and in fact is good deal worse.
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Skeptical Dems get W.H. jobs pitch  —  Top White House advisers took their sales pitch of President Barack Obama's jobs plan to a skeptical audience Thursday afternoon: Senate Democrats, many of whom have already been openly critical of the $447 billion plan.
Discussion: CNN
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David Cohen / The Daily Caller:
‘American Jobs Act’: Gohmert's inspired act of plagiarism
M.S. / Democracy in America:
Why Solyndra's loan guarantees were in the stimulus bill  —  MEGAN MCARDLE writes that the Department of Energy's Solyndra loan guarantee fiasco probably isn't evidence of corruption due to the involvement of Democratic fundraisers.  Rather, it's evidence that the way the government evaluated projects …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Obama green-tech program that backed Solyndra struggles to create jobs
CBS Los Angeles:
LA Porn Studio Begins Construction On ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Underground Bunker … San Fernando Valley-based porn studio Pink Visual said the bunker is envisioned as “far more than a mere bomb shelter or subterranean survivalist enclave”, complete with a digital studio, gun racks and a rotating hydraulic stage.
New York Post:
Bam's terrible risk  —  Do President Obama's advisers realize they've got him frittering away the last political asset he has left?  —  As unpopular as the president's policies — and especially his results — have proved, a majority of Americans still like and, somehow, even trust him personally.
Discussion: National Review and Cold Fury
CBS News:
Supreme Court asked to halt Texas execution  —  HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court just hours before the man's scheduled execution.  —  Forty-eight-year-old Duane Buck is scheduled for lethal injection Thursday evening …
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
VIDEO: Liberty University Students Call It ‘Un-Christian’ To Allow People To Die Because They Lack Health Insurance  —  ThinkProgress filed this report from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  —  The most distasteful moment in Monday's Republican presidential debate …
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
Professors offer more than $10,000 for proof that Bachmann's story about HPV is true  —  Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's story about a woman who claimed that her daughter suffered “mental retardation” after receiving a vaccine against HPV could fetch the woman's family thousands of dollars.
Adam Shah / Media Matters for America:
UPDATED: Right-Wing Lip Readers Take Michelle Obama Derangement Syndrome To A Whole New Level  —  UPDATE: Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama, made the following statement about these attacks: … Before today, when the right-wing media made up quotations …
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
Obama sticker led cops to shooting suspect  —  A paroled killer's “Obama” bumper sticker was the break that helped cops nab the man accused of the cold-blooded murder of a Tedeschi's convenience store clerk, jurors in Edward Corliss' murder trial learned yesterday.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
 
 
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Fox News:
Solyndra Not Sole Firm to Hit Rock Bottom Despite Stimulus Funding
Discussion: Hit & Run and Weasel Zippers
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Romney says record consistent on health care
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Associated Press:
First lady makes headway calling for healthy foods
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Senate Resoundingly Defeats Rand Paul Plan, Passes Disaster Relief Package
Dennis Overbye / New York Times:
NASA's Kepler Telescope Finds Planet Orbiting Two Stars
Discussion: Wonkette
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Three Years After Lehman Bros. Collapsed, Republicans Refuse To Implement Wall Street Reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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