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11:05 AM ET, September 22, 2011

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The Politico:
Vote shows Boehner's lack of control  —  House Republicans tried a fresh strategy Wednesday night: Go it alone on a spending bill.  —  The result was an embarrassing setback.  —  Wednesday night's rank-and-file rebuke of GOP leadership — with 48 Republicans bolting on a temporary spending bill …
Discussion: Hot Air, Opinion L.A. and Balloon Juice
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
GOP House leaders rebuked on spending  —  The surprise defeat in the House Wednesday of a special funding measure to keep the federal government functioning past Sept. 30 was a sharp rebuke of the GOP leadership that controls the chamber and a testament to the fragility of the majority itself.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Shutdown?  House votes to reject short-term spending measure  —  The House on Wednesday afternoon surprised Republican leaders by rejecting a temporary spending bill allowing the government to operate through November 18.  —  The defeat was due to strenuous objections from Democrats …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
House GOP flubs vote, inches closer to shutdown
New York Times:
In a Rebuke, House Rejects Spending Bill
Discussion: Daily Kos
Kim Severson / New York Times:
Davis Is Executed in Georgia  —  Protesters outside the prison after Troy Davis was executed on Wednesday night.  Reporters who witnessed his death said Mr. Davis remained defiant about his innocence until the end.  More Photos »  —  JACKSON, Ga. — Proclaiming his innocence …
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Ann Coulter / Official:
COP-KILLER IS MEDIA'S LATEST BABY SEAL  —  For decades, liberals tried persuading Americans to abolish the death penalty, using their usual argument: hysterical sobbing.  —  Only when the media began lying about innocent people being executed did support for the death penalty begin to waver …
Associated Press:
Troy Davis executed, supporters cry injustice
Ed Kilgore / The New Republic:
Florida Will Decide the GOP Nominee.  Who Has the Upper Hand There?  —  When Rick Perry lays down his head on Saturday night, he's going to be one tired Texan.  By then, the consensus GOP front-runner will have endured a 48-hour gauntlet of events in Orlando, Florida, including …
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Handicapping the GOP Debate  —  The candidate with the best economic platform likely will prevail.  —  As Republicans gather in Florida for Thursday's Fox News-Google presidential debate in Orlando, the contest remains very fluid, raising the stakes (and hopes) for all nine candidates.
Discussion: The Hill, Politics and Hot Air
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Mitt Romney strong in New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman gaining
Discussion: CNN and Ricochet Conversation Feed
Anne Bayefsky / Weekly Standard:
Palestine Logo Suggests Elimination of Israel  —  The logo of “the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations” - on their website and on top of their official statements at the U.N. - shows the Palestinian Authority's claim to a Palestine that stretches throughout …
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Steve Clemons / The Atlantic Online:
Obama Tells Palestinians to Stay in Back of Bus
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Ehud Olmert / New York Times:
Peace Now, or Never  —  AS the United Nations General Assembly opens …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Fox News:
Fox News-Google Debate Draws Nearly 20,000 Viewer Questions  —  With online submissions now closed for Thursday's Fox News-Google debate, more than 18,000 questions and 100,000 votes have been offered via text and videos on YouTube.  —  About a dozen of the questions will be delivered …
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Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Perry, Romney feud on Social Security
Discussion: The Politico
Susan Page / USA Today:
Interview: Romney doubts Perry's ability to win, govern
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:
Solyndra employees: Company suffered from mismanagement, heavy spending  —  Former employees of Solyndra, the shuttered solar company that exhausted half a billion dollars of taxpayer money, said they saw questionable spending by management almost as soon as a federal agency approved …
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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Stimulus could haunt Sheriff Biden
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘The underlying social contract’  —  This clip of Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail in Massachusetts is making the rounds today, and for good reason.  First-time candidates don't usually articulate a progressive economic message quite this well.  (via Thers)
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Tiffany Gabbay / TheBlaze.com:
ELIZABETH WARREN ON CLASS WARFARE: ‘THERE IS NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY WHO GOT RICH ON HIS OWN’
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Mediaite
Publications:
Who Benefited from Job Growth In Texas?  —  A Look at Employment Gains for Immigrants and the Native-Born, 2007 to 2011  —  Steven A. Camarota is the Director of Research and Ashley Monique Webster a demographerat the Center for Immigration Studies.  —  Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) …
Jenna Chandler / San Juan Capistrano Patch:
Reeve Explains ‘Muhammad’ as Dog's Name  —  Naming his dog Muhammad, and later announcing it during a public meeting, was not meant to be disparaging to Muslims, San Juan Capistrano Councilman Derek Reeve said Tuesday.  —  In offering the first explanation of why he chose the name …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Paul Krugman:
Millionaires, The Middle Class, and Taxes — Actual Numbers  —  Further to this post about whether the Obama/Boo-Fay — sorry, Obama/ Buffett with two t's - claim is true: the Tax Policy Center has new numbers about the distribution of average tax rates by income class.
Discussion: Economist's View
Mj Lee / The Politico:
DNC chair: Jews will vote for Obama  —  The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party will own the Jewish vote in 2012.  —  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on Thursday pushed back hard against the claim that Democrats recently lost …
Discussion: CNN
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Grassley: Fire the $16-muffin buyer  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley said Thursday unless “heads roll” at the Department of Justice following revelations of extravagant spending on conferences that included $16 muffins, the scandal will not change the way government agencies use taxpayer money.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Associated Press
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Census: Recession taking toll on young adults  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the recession's lost generation.  —  In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock.
 
 
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jamesB / Media Matters for America:
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Andrew Ferguson / Wall Street Journal:
Shovel-Ready Shibboleths  —  We will use revenues to create millions …
Discussion: National Review
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Look Out Below, Post FOMC Version
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Matthew Saltmarsh / New York Times:
Wall Street Joins Global Stock Plunge After Fed Move
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Public Said to Be Misled on Use of the Patriot Act
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Tennessean.com:
Nashville paramedic suspended for anti-gay postings
Washington Examiner:
Soros turns up in Obama's LightSquared imbroglio
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William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into ‘Fast and Furious’
Discussion: Hot Air, CBS News and The Politico
Jacob Sullum / Reason:
The Broken Planet Fallacy
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Hit & Run
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Rangel's portrait to be unveiled on Capitol Hill
JSOnline:
Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline