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9:10 AM ET, September 17, 2011

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Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Obama's approval rating drops to all-time low; Public split on jobs plan  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto  —  As concerns about the struggling U.S. economy grow, a new CBS News/New York poll finds …
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New York Times:
Obama's Support Is Slipping, Poll Finds, But His Jobs Plan Is Well Received  —  President Obama's support is eroding among elements of his base and a yearlong effort to recapture the political center has failed to attract independent voters, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll …
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Poll: Perry leads pack in Republican presidential race  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto  —  Just a month after jumping into the race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry already leads a crowded field of Republicans vying …
Discussion: The Page and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
Abbas Says He Will Seek Palestinian State at the Security Council  —  JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, announced Friday that he would seek membership for a state of Palestine from the United Nations Security Council next week, putting him on a collision course with Israel …
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Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Tries to Look Beyond Palestinian Bid at UN
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and The Daily Caller
Nancy Pelosi / democrats.foreignaffairs.house.gov:
Hoyer, Pelosi, Berman, Lowey, House Democrats Send Letter Calling on Heads of State to Oppose …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Sinners In The Hand Of An Angry Columnist  —  I was pretty surprised to see Ezra Klein recommend the conclusion of David Brooks' latest column: … That something along these lines has become something like the conventional wisdom in Washington is, to me, maddening.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Planning Fallacy  —  When the Nobel Prize-winning psychologist …
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Uptick in Texas Jobless Rate Puts Perry on the Spot  —  The unemployment rate in Texas rose a bit in August to 8.5%, its highest rate since 1987. … That leaves the Lone Star State in the middle of the pack nationally, but it's jobless rate remains below the national rate of 9.1%.
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Latest Texas jobs figures shows net jobs loss, unemployment highest in 24 years
Rich Lowry / National Review:   The Big Hoss  —  You could tell Rick Perry was going to be a …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Trump calls Rick Perry ‘Jim’
Discussion: GOP 12, CNN and Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
It Wasn't Really an Upset  —  Another Democratic loss, another message to Obama.  This one may come too late.  —  An upset is a surprise.  The loss of Anthony Weiner's former seat to the Republicans was not a surprise.  It was the latest in a long string of referendums on the president's leadership.
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Robert Shrum / The Week Magazine:
The Democrats' self-defeating crybaby chorus
Discussion: The Page
Steve Deace:
Rick Perry vs. Rick Perry  —  On Friday morning, our very own Rebekah Maxwell got an opportunity to do something few in the media have had the chance to do at one of Rick Perry's presidential campaign stops — ask him a serious question about his own record.
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel and Iowa Caucuses
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Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Rick Perry tells Iowans that Romneycare cost them
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama asks Americans to read, judge his jobs plan for themselves  —  President Obama launched another wave in his assault on Congress over his jobs bill Saturday, using his weekly radio address to urge Americans contact their representatives in support of the legislation.
Discussion: The Politico
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A dose of reality for the HPV debate  —  If Republican presidential candidates want to debate sexual health and hygiene, it would be nice if they displayed more collective knowledge and judgment than your average eighth-grade family-life class.  During the Tampa debate, a viewer longed for a blunt …
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CNN:   Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Documents show Solyndra sought second government loan guarantee for $469 million  —  Failed solar panel maker Solyndra's Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that seven months after the Obama administration's Department of Energy approved a $535 million federal loan guarantee …
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Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Loan Was Solyndra's Undoing
Edward Harrison / Felix Salmon:
Why didn't the Fed release a statement on the dollar liquidity bailout?  —  Felix here.  I'm about to head out of town for a couple of weeks, on a mini European tour.  I'll try to check in occasionally, but I'm not sure how often that'll be, so I'm experimenting with guest postings.
New York Post:
Devout taxi drivers allowed to veto strip-club roof ads  —  The great religious war, waged on top of yellow cabs, has ended.  —  Devout Muslim hacks — who were crouched behind their steering wheels in shame while driving with ads for strip clubs atop their taxis — won a major victory yesterday in their war on roof smut.
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Noah Rosenberg / New York Times:
Some Cabbies Given Right to Say No to Racy Ads
Discussion: Althouse and Gothamist
Nia-Malika Henderson / Washington Post:
Book: Women in Obama White House felt excluded and ignored  —  A new book claims that the Obama White House is a boys' club marred by rampant infighting that has hindered the administration's economic policy and left top female advisers feeling excluded from key conversations.
Joshua Green / Business Week:
Teaparty.com Could Make a Rock Band Rich  —  Political operatives may pay top dollar for the domain name, owned by a Canadian rock band that pioneered a style called “Moroccan roll”  —  There's no hotter name in politics right now than the Tea Party.  But anyone seized with a desire …
Discussion: Mediaite and Ballot Box
David Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court halts Texas execution  —  Justices act on an emergency appeal for a murderer sentenced to die after jurors were told he posed a greater danger because he is black.  Gov. Rick Perry and state judges had refused to intervene.  —  Duane Edward Buck, 48, was sentenced to die …
Discussion: Nation Now, Firedoglake and Truthdig
 
 
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Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama's a flop in states he flipped in 2008
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Republican leaders assess Obama jobs plan in memo to members
Discussion: The Politico
Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post:
Extended Unemployment Benefits Not Turning Jobless Into Slackers: Study
New York Post:
Muslims defy outdoor prayer ban in France
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Wow: Ford ad blasts bailouts — and perhaps more
Brad Plumer / Washington Post:
EPA delays its greenhouse-gas rules. Not a big deal — or is it?
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Republican E-Verify Bill Faces Growing Internal Opposition
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Tina Daunt / Hollywood Reporter:
Disappointed Hollywood Giving Obama Cold Shoulder
Glenn Kessler / Associated Press:
John Boehner's misfire on pending federal regulations
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
A Ponzi scheme that should be fixed