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5:15 PM ET, September 8, 2011

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Ron Paul Debate: Rick Perry Physically Grabs Him, Points at His Face  —  During the Sept. 7 Republican debate, Ron Paul clashed with fellow Texan Rick Perry once again.  —  This time, things got physical.  —  During a commercial break, Perry walked up to Paul's podium, physically grabbed Paul's wrist …
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Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Rick Santelli to Tom Friedman: 'You're idiotic'  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate, stuck to his claim that Social Security in its current form is a so-called Ponzi scheme during last night's presidential debate.  The media are getting a lot of mileage out of sound bite.
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 …
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.
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Eric Cantor weighs in on Rick Perry's ‘Ponzi’ rhetoric  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Thursday offered Texas Gov. Rick Perry a softer way to describe Social Security, instead of calling it a Ponzi scheme.  —  The Virginia Republican, speaking to a group of reporters at a lunch organized …
Discussion: GOP 12
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 …
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Rove ‘surprised’ by Perry's criticism of him at Republican debate
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Fact checking the GOP debate at the Reagan library
Shikha Dalmia / Hit & Run:
Social Security is Not a Ponzi Scheme, Mr. Perry
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 …
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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) …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Majority Votes To Uphold The Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Daily Kos
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Fourth Circuit Court Throws Out Lawsuit Against Affordable Care Act
Discussion: ACS Blog and Balloon Juice
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Health care challenge rejected
Discussion: Hot Air
San Francisco Chronicle:
FBI serves search warrants at Solyndra  —  (09-08) 09:35 PDT FREMONT — FBI agents served search warrants this morning at Solyndra, the Fremont solar company that abruptly closed last week, two years after receiving more than $500 million in federal stimulus money, an agency official said.
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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 …
RJ Middleton / NBC Bay Area:
FBI at Solyndra Headquarters
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Why They Cheered  —  Capital punishment brings out the worst in the liberal elite.  —  (Note: We're working on an assignment, so today's column is abbreviated.  We return tomorrow at the usual length.)  —  Perhaps the most striking statement at last night's Republican presidential debate came …
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David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama brings guests to jobs speech  —  This is turning into a State of the Union-like event.  —  The White House has announced that nearly two-dozen guests will sit with first lady Michelle Obama to watch President Obama deliver his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama invites representatives from business, labor to jobs speech
Discussion: CNN
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
White House releases talking points to liberals ahead of speech
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.
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Maxine Waters to Obama on unemployment: Iowans or blacks?  —  Just hours before President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on his jobs plan, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is demanding the nation's first African-American president prove he cares as much about unemployed blacks as he does about Iowa's swing voters.
Discussion: Campaign 2012
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The Politico:
A big, bold jobs plan
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.
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president's 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.
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.
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 …
Sami Aboudi / Reuters:
Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza: Erdogan  —  (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday it would escort aid ships to Gaza and would not allow a repetition of last year's Israeli raid that killed nine Turks, setting the stage for a potential naval confrontation with its former ally.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jessica Taylor / Hotline On Call:
DCCC Drops A Half-Million To Save Weiner Seat  —  From National Journal:  —  PICTURES: Pols and Wonks Who Went to Hollywood  —  INSIDERS POLL: Dems Hold on to Hope  —  Perry: Powerful but Unpolished  —  Democrats are showing the clearest sign yet of concern ahead of next Tuesday's special election …
 
 
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Caroline Baum / Bloomberg:
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The Politico:
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Tim Mak / Reuters:
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