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1:10 PM ET, September 22, 2011

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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 …
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John Hawkins / The Huffington Post:
Why Do Liberals Have Such a Soft Spot for Cop Killers Like Troy Davis?  —  Mumia Abu-Jamal killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.  Leonard Peltier murdered FBI agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams.  Liberals enthusiastically supported both of them.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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 …
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 …
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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.
Andrew Taylor / Business Week:
House disaster vote sets up showdown with Senate
Discussion: The Reaction
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama Stumps for Jobs Bill in GOP Leaders' Turf
Discussion: The Politico and msnbc.com
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
House GOP flubs vote, inches closer to shutdown
Discussion: Right Wing News and Pirate's Cove
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
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.
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USA Today:
Romney discusses Perry, Palin and the polls  —  Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was interviewed by phone Wednesday by USA TODAY's Susan Page.  Questions and answers have been edited for space and clarity.  —  Q: Does Gov. Perry's position on Social Security …
Ed Kilgore / The New Republic:   Florida Will Decide the GOP Nominee. Who Has the Upper Hand There?
Susan Page / USA Today:
Interview: Romney doubts Perry's ability to win, govern
Discussion: National Review
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
The Great $16 Muffin Myth  —  I've been reading all day about the $16 muffins the Department of Justice served at one of its conferences, and I finally got curious about this.  Is it really true?  So I went to the DOJ Inspector General's website, got the report, andsearched for “muffin.”
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Sen. Grassley Says Heads Should ‘Roll’ Over Non-Existent $16 Muffin Scandal
Discussion: Hit & Run and CNN
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Grassley: Fire the $16-muffin buyer
Discussion: Associated Press
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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Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Republicans Decrying ‘Job Killing’ Green Energy Agenda Have Sought Green Jobs For Their Own Districts
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Class warfare, Elizabeth Warren style  —  This must-watch clip of Elizabeth Warren aggressively rebutting the GOP's “class warfare” charge is burning up the internet, and once you watch it, you'll understand why:  —  Warren's camp tells me the event took place in Andover, Massachusetts last month …
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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
Tim Mak / Reuters:
Bill Clinton: Rick Perry's like Israeli ‘militants’  —  Former president Bill Clinton suggested Thursday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was ideologically in line with “militant subgroups in Israel” and was too willing to let the Jewish state do whatever it wants.
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Rick Perry Rewrites His Own History Again, Claims He Never Considered Secession
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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) …
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.
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Whitman Expected to Get HP CEO Nod After Markets Close (and Not for the Interim Either)  —  Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is poised to be named the new CEO of Hewlett-Packard later today after the markets are closed, said multiple sources close to the situation.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Internal email says controversial CLASS health office to close  —  The Obama administration is closing down the office charged with putting in place one of the most controversial provisions of the healthcare reform law, the long-term-care program's actuary writes in an email obtained by The Hill.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Chris Bertram / Crooked Timber:
Contradictory beliefs  —  It isn't a good thing to have contradictory beliefs.  Since I've notice what appear to be such beliefs in myself recently, I thought I'd share, both because I guess that there are others out there who also have them, and in the hope that Crooked Timber's community …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Unfogged
 
 
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Ian / CBS Los Angeles:
KNX 1070 EXCLUSIVE: Feds Probe Possible Arabic-Type Markings On Southwest Jets
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Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax
Discussion: Don Surber
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In tropical paradise, U.S. drones meant revenue
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Ted Haggard Appearing On Celebrity Wife Swap With Gary Busey
Robert Burns / ABCNEWS:
Mullen: Pakistanis Export Violence to Afghanistan
Discussion: The Politico
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
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Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Conservatives Stop New Boehner CR That Permitted Funding for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Palestinian Authority
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 Earlier Items: 
jamesB / Media Matters for America:
REPORT: Economists Shut Out Of Debt-Ceiling Debate
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
Washington Examiner:
Soros turns up in Obama's LightSquared imbroglio