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10:25 AM ET, September 8, 2011

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New York Times:
Romney and Perry Clash, Drawing Lines in G.O.P. Sand  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The fight for the Republican presidential nomination began narrowing into an intense and ideological battle at a debate here Wednesday night, with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Mitt Romney sharply clashing over Social Security …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Fireworks between Perry and Romney erupt early in debate  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) began sparring over their respective jobs records less than 10 minutes into Wednesday's Republican presidential debate.  —  The highly-anticipated fight between Romney …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney adviser: Perry ‘has lost’  —  Mitt Romney's campaign leapt just now on Rick Perry's restatement of his view that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme” and that promising to maintain it in its current form is a “monstrous lie.”  —  “PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD EXIST,” read the headline of Romney's press release.
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
How Rick Perry Won the Debate  —  The most intellectually interesting portion of tonight's Republican presidential debate occurred in its opening moments, when Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred over their states' record of job creation.  Perry cited his states record of creating jobs.
New York Times:
Attacking the Democrats, but Not Always Getting It Right  —  This is article is by John M. Broder, Nicholas Confessore and Jackie Calmes  —  During more than an hour and 45 minutes of intense debate on Wednesday night, the Republican presidential candidates did not shy away from exchanging blows with each other.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
REPUBLICANS CHEER DEATH PENALTY at Reagan Library Debate (Video)  —  Republicans Cheer Death Penalty-  —  Republicans cheered the death penalty tonight at the GOP debate at the Reagan Library.  They cheered again when Governor Rick Perry defended his state's laws.  —  Brian Williams: Governor Perry a question about Texas.
Discussion: Freedom's Lighthouse
Z. Byron Wolf / Politics:
Rick Perry, Galileo and Global Warming
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Third GOP Debate
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Perry begins to show his hand on Social Security
Reuters:
New jobless claims rise to 414,000 last week  —  A man and woman enter a job fair at the Phoenix Workforce Connection in Phoenix, Arizona August 30, 2011.  REUTERS/Joshua Lott  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. jobless claims rose unexpectedly last week, further evidence of a weak labor market …
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Bob Willis / Bloomberg:
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Rose  —  Claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign the labor market is struggling to gain traction more than two years after the recession ended.  —  Jobless claims rose by 2,000 to 414,000 in the week ended Sept. 3, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Why liberals fear the ‘Lochner’ decision  —  Liberal certitudes continue to dissolve, the most recent solvent being a robust new defense of a 1905 Supreme Court decision that liberals have long reviled — and misrepresented.  To understand why the court correctly decided Lochner v. New York …
Tim Mak / Reuters:
Dick Cheney: Hillary Clinton should challenge Barack Obama  —  Go for it, Hillary!  —  That was former Vice President Dick Cheney's advice to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - take on Barack Obama in 2012.  —  “I think it would be good for the country [for Clinton to run for president] …
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Jonathan Karl / Politics:
Dick Cheney Tells Republican Presidential Candidates To Watch Their Mouths
Brad Friedman / MoJo Articles:
Audio: Chris Christie Lets Loose at Secret Koch Brothers Confab  —  In our exclusive recordings, David Koch introduces the New Jersey governor as “my kind of guy” and “a true political hero.”  —  Post Comment … On the morning of June 26, Chris Christie, New Jersey's flamboyant …
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Beth DeFalco / Associated Press:
NJ gov met with oil exec before gas pact pullout
Sheri Jennings / Associated Press:
‘4:44’ Film Billed as Wake-up Call to Humanity  —  Abel Ferrara made his new film “4:44 Last Day on Earth” to serve as a wake-up call to humanity over impending ecological disasters.  —  The movie, by the director of 1992's “Bad Lieutenant,” focuses largely on one couple …
Discussion: Right Wing News
Michael J. Boskin / Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Presidency by the Numbers  —  The president constantly reminds us that he was dealt a difficult hand.  But the evidence is overwhelming that he played it poorly.  —  When it comes to the economy, presidents, like quarterbacks, often get more credit or blame than they deserve.
Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:
Gallup:Obama approval among Hispanics hits new low  —  President Obama's approval rating among Hispanics hit a new monthly low at 48 percent in August, according to Gallup, another troubling sign as he heads into next year's election.  —  In 2008, Obama blew out Sen. John McCain …
Discussion: Gallup and nation.foxnews.com
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New York Times:
The Republican Debate at the Reagan Library  —  The following is a transcript of the 2012 Republican presidential debate on Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif., as transcribed by Roll Call.  —  SPEAKERS: REP. RON PAUL, R-TEXAS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE  —  GOV. RICK PERRY, R-TEXAS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
CBS New York:
Battle For Weiner's Seat In Congress Turns Into Referendum On Obama Policies  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The gloves are off.  —  The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.  —  It's as much a referendum on President Barack Obama's policies …
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Thomas Kaplan / City Room:
In Race for Weiner's Seat, $75,000 From Foes of Same-Sex Marriage
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
Confronting Disappointment  —  On Friday afternoon, as brave and committed activists continued their non-violent civil disobedience outside the White House in protest of the tar sands pipeline that would lead to a massive increase in global warming pollution, President Obama ordered the EPA …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Schumer: Some Republicans ‘want the economy to actually fail’  —  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday morning that he believed Republicans in Congress would rather see President Obama defeated than economic improvement that would benefit the country as a whole.  —  “I think that is true.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Buffalo News:
Gun buyback for kids?  It's about toys . . . and pizza  —  This was a different kind of gun buyback program.  —  The guns being bought back from the streets weren't 9 mm handguns or Glocks.  Instead, they were Nerf guns or toy pistols.  —  And they weren't being bought with cash.
Spiegel Online:
Crime  —  Related articles, background features and opinions about this topic.  —  Suspicious Chemicals  —  Two Terror Suspects Arrested in Berlin  —  Berlin police outside an Islamic cultural center in Berlin's Wedding district.  —  Police in Berlin arrested two terror suspects on Thursday …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Mike Levine / Fox News:
Holder Denies Prior Knowledge of ‘Fast and Furious’  —  The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners.
First Read / msnbc.com:
Who do you think won the Republican debate at the Reagan library?  —  {"contentId":"7658608","totalVotes":"11 4732"}  —  Who do you think won the GOP debate?  —  Results  —  Total of 114,732 votes  —  Ron Paul  —  49.5%  —  (56,759 votes)  —  Mitt Romney  —  17.5%  —  (20,132 votes)
Discussion: Don Surber and Towleroad News #gay
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
MSNBC's Chris Matthews Demands To Know Why Rick Santorum Didn't Bring Up Gay Marriage At GOP Debate  —  Last night's GOP presidential debate didn't touch on social issues, but that didn't stop MSNBC's Chris Matthews from demanding to know why Rick Santorum — who has spent weeks arguing …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
 
 
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