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Perry ‘taken aback’ by debate crowd reaction  —  TAMPA, FL — The morning after a sometimes-rocky appearance in front of a Tea Party debate audience, Gov. Rick Perry said he was “taken aback” by cheers from some crowd members on a hypothetical question of whether a young man who decides …
Henry I. Miller / National Review:
Gardasil and the GOP  —  More than an hour into last night's debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann attacked Gov. Rick Perry on the HPV vaccination controversy — or more accurately pseudo-controversy.  It stems from an executive order issued by Perry in 2007 that required all Texas girls to receive Gardasil …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Bachmann: Gardasil causes “mental retardation”  —  Earlier today, I noted that Michele Bachmann finally scored points on Rick Perry by hitting him on his ties to Merck and linking that to the Gardasil mandate Perry imposed through executive order in Texas.  This is a fair point on Perry's record …
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Bachmann: I'm A-Goin' to Go Ahead and Push This Lunatic Vaccines=Autism Lie  —  Precious bodily fluids.  —  That's not just a throwaway movie line.  There is strain of “body paranoia,” for lack of a better term, that infects the public from time time; first it was fluoridation …
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Bachmann claims HPV vaccine might cause ‘mental retardation’
Marc Ambinder /
White House Already Spinning Feared New York Loss  —  The White House is girding for a political loss in the heart of New York on Tuesday.  They're also spinning up an explanation that won't entirely result in the blame landing on the low popularity of the president.
Andrew Stiles / National Review:
WH Pressured OMB on Solyndra Decision  —  The Washington Post uncovers more White House e-mails regarding the Solyndra loan scandal, and it's not pretty: … So clearly, as far as the Obama administration was concerned, the Solyndra loan was a done deal, and didn't much care for the opinions of the budget geeks at OMB.
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
In NY-9 special election, Dems race to stave off an upset  —  NEW YORK - Democrats here spent Tuesday in the final throes of a frantic, last-ditch effort to stave off a loss in the special election race to replace Anthony Weiner.  —  Democrat David Weprin, trailing Republican Bob Turner in multiple polls …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Politics
Ronald D. White / Money & Company:
Energy Department expects solar energy project to create 900 jobs
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
Jennifer Gould Keil / New York Post:
Weiner flees amid Dem panic over vote today
The Hill:
House GOP widening scope of Solyndra probe, wants answers from White House
Discussion: The Politico
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Social Security hurting Perry?  —  Americans strongly disagree with the statements Rick Perry made about Social Security in last week's Republican Presidential debate, and Barack Obama has nearly doubled his lead over Perry nationally in the span of just 3 weeks.
It's Perry vs. the 20th century
Discussion: CNN
Jaime Fuller / TAPPED:
Today in SAT Prep: Romney Is to Clinton as Perry Is to Obama
Ross Douthat:
Rick Perry as Howard Dean
U.S. Census Bureau News:
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010  —  Summary of Key Findings  —  The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different from the previous year.
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Michele Bachmann: U.S. Immigration ‘Worked Very, Very Well’ Under The Asian Exclusion Act  —  Under Bachmann's Immigration Policy, Lt. Hikaru Sulu Would Not Be Allowed In The United States  —  In 1924, Congress passed a package of immigration laws — including the National Origins Act …
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:   West to Bachmann: Everglades are off limits
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Obama's bill makes it illegal to discriminate against unemployed  —  President Obama's American Jobs Act, which he presented to Congress on Monday, would make it illegal for employers to run advertisements saying that they will not consider unemployed workers, or to refuse to consider or hire people because they are unemployed.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Would Sign Parts Of Jobs Bill, Push For Rest
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: 'We're not in a negotiation' on Obama $447B jobs package
Eric Kleefeld /
TPM2012  —  Elizabeth Warren Officially Launching Senate Campaign Against Scott Brown  —  Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren will officially launch her campaign for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts on Wednesday, challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown, a source close to Warren told TPM on Tuesday.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Wisconsin unions start feeding on each other  —  If you want a good measure of how deeply the collective bargaining bill in Wisconsin has disrupted public sector unions, there is no better example than the Wisconsins Education Association Council (WEAC).  —  Last month WEAC announced that it was laying off 40% of its staff.
Todd Gregory / Media Matters for America:
Shockingly Petty: News Corp. Outlets Attack Obama Over Paper Clip  —  In the annals of mindless partisan sniping, this may place at the top.  —  This morning, Fox & Friends joined the New York Post in attacking President Obama for using a paper clip.  Read that again: They attacked Obama for using a paper clip.
Discussion: Daily Kos, TPM LiveWire and Wonkette
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Connecting the Dots: How the Left Works  —  We wrote here and in several follow-up posts about the New York Times's outrageous front-page smear of Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Times reporter Eric Lichtblau falsely accused Issa of using his Congressional office to enrich himself.
Discussion: Nice Deb, The Hill and The Greenroom
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Indecent  —  The moment from last night that keeps haunting me:  —  Look: in some ways the honesty is refreshing.  Yes, failing to get your own health insurance creates an obvious free-rider problem, and this is at the heart of the health insurance debate.
Brad Plumer / Washington Post:
IMF: Austerity boosts unemployment, lowers paychecks  —  These past few years, the Republican line on job creation has been simple: Cut government spending, tame the deficit, and unemployment will fall.  Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not the day after, but soon.
Paul Krugman:
The Death of the Confidence Fairy
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Osama Bin Laden's Last Message to America: Beware Capitalism?  —  A day after Americans observed the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks by al Qaeda, a new video featuring the terror group's now-deceased leader surfaced in which Osama bin Laden warns the American people …
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Time for Germany to make its fateful choice  —  “Perhaps future historians will consider Maastricht a decisive step towards the emergence of a stable, European-wide power.  Yet there is another, darker possibility ... The effort to bind states together may lead, instead, to a huge increase in frictions among them.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Liberal Democrats announce jobs platform to the left of Obama's  —  Liberal House Democrats on Tuesday announced a jobs proposal to the left of President Obama's jobs package.  —  At a news conference, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Obama's proposal was a good start …
Terry L. Jones / Opinionator:
The Terrifying Tigers  —  Lt. Col. Charles de Choiseul was not a happy man.  It was September 1861, and de Choiseul, a well-educated French Creole, had been ordered to take temporary command of Maj. Chatham Roberdeau Wheat's First Special Battalion of Louisiana Infantry while Wheat recovered …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jse / CBS San Francisco:
San Francisco Explores ‘Bird-Safe’ Building Standards  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - Legislation in San Francisco designed to prevent birds from deadly accidents involving high-rise windows has passed a Board of Supervisors committee and will be presented to the full board.
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Discussion: The Politico
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
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What Job ‘Training’ Teaches? Bad Work Habits
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Shebshi / the Heartland:
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