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11:15 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
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
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
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
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
Tiffany Gabbay / TheBlaze.com:
ELIZABETH WARREN ON CLASS WARFARE: ‘THERE IS NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY WHO GOT RICH ON HIS OWN’  —  Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren, who is now seeking to challenge Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts, is definitely not shy in voicing her views on class warfare …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Mediaite
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Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Conservatives Stop New Boehner CR That Permitted Funding for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Palestinian Authority  —  (CNSNews.com) - The Republican leadership tried to pass a continuing resolution through the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon that would have permitted funding …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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) …
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
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
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
Washington Examiner:
Soros turns up in Obama's LightSquared imbroglio  —  Investor George Soros speaks during a program hosted by the New America Foundation September 13, 2006 in Washington, DC.  “Soros-funded groups — Free Press, Media Access Project, the New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge …
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and National Review
 
 
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Dave Levinthal / The Politico:
BP is back — and spilling cash
Discussion: ThinkProgress
jamesB / Media Matters for America:
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Andrew Ferguson / Wall Street Journal:
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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
Discussion: emptywheel and Prairie Weather
Tennessean.com:
Nashville paramedic suspended for anti-gay postings
 Earlier Items: 
William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into ‘Fast and Furious’
Discussion: Hot Air, CBS News and The Politico
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