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1:50 PM 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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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  —  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.  But some of the toughest criticism …
Z. Byron Wolf / Politics:
Rick Perry, Galileo and Global Warming  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry clung to his skepticism of climate change science in Wednesday's Republican presidential debate when he was asked if he believes man-made climate change is happening.  —  “The science is not settled on this.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Fact checking the GOP debate at the Reagan library
Discussion: Verum Serum and Daily Kos
Shikha Dalmia / Hit & Run:
Social Security is Not a Ponzi Scheme, Mr. Perry
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Fireworks between Perry and Romney erupt early in debate
Washington Examiner:
Perry comes out strong, but faces grave danger
msnbc.com:   First thoughts: Slugfest in Simi
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
REPUBLICANS CHEER DEATH PENALTY at Reagan Library Debate (Video)
Discussion: Freedom's Lighthouse
Lisa Fernandez / Mercury News:
FBI agents executing search warrant at Solyndra  —  Just days after the company filed for bankruptcy protection, federal agents swarmed around the Solyndra facilities in Fremont to execute a search warrant.  —  FBI agents were joined by officials from the Department of Energy's Office …
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RJ Middleton / NBC Bay Area:
FBI at Solyndra Headquarters
San Francisco Chronicle:
FBI serves search warrants at Solyndra
ABCNEWS:   FBI agents executed search warrants on Thursday at the headquarters …
Sam Baker / Healthwatch:
Appeals court shoots down Virginia's healthcare challenge  —  A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed one of the highest-profile challenges to President Obama's healthcare reform law.  —  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
Court rejects health law challenges  —  A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out two challenges to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on procedural grounds.  —  Delivering a two-pronged win to the Obama administration, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said Virginia has no right …
Discussion: National Review and The Page
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Majority Votes To Uphold The Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to Obama jobs speech  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), struggling to maintain visibility as a Republican presidential candidate, will rebut President Obama's jobs speech to Congress on Thursday, her congressional office said.
Yahoo! News:
Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR  —  LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.
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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Paul Needham / The Huffington Post:
‘Reason To Believe’: Joe Scarborough Releases Powerful Antiwar Song … For all the similarities between America's war in Vietnam and those in Iraq and Afghanistan, this past decade's wars have not yielded the singular pop-cultural response that the earlier quagmire did.
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Rising Fears of Recession  —  If history is a guide, the odds that the American economy is falling into a double-dip recession have risen sharply in recent weeks and may even have reached 50 percent.  —  Economies have a strong self-reinforcing nature.  When people are optimistic, they spend …
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
Google just got ZAGAT Rated!  —  “Did you know there's a place in Menlo Park near the Safeway that has a 27 food rating?” one of my friends asked me that about two years ago, and I was struck because I immediately knew what it meant.  Food rating... 30 point scale... Zagat.  And the place... had to be good.
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.
Speaker:
Speaker Boehner to Host Private-Sector Job Creators in House Gallery for President Obama's Address  —  Speaker's Guests Include More than a Dozen Job Creators Who Have Run Into Government Barriers in Their Efforts to Create New American Jobs  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) …
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.
 
 
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
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Discussion: The Politico
CNN:
Haley rules out Huntsman endorsement
Discussion: The Hill, GOP 12 and The Page
Michelle Malkin:
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The Politico:
At Reagan debate, Jon Huntsman wins a prize nobody wants
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Doctor Fees Major Factor in Health Costs, Study Says
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Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Mogul Plans Another Run, to Succeed Lieberman
First Read / msnbc.com:
Who do you think won the Republican debate at the Reagan library?
Tim Mak / Reuters:
Dick Cheney: Hillary Clinton should challenge Barack Obama
Sheri Jennings / Associated Press:
‘4:44’ Film Billed as Wake-up Call to Humanity
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