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12:10 PM ET, September 15, 2011


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James Carville / CNN:
What should the White House do?  Panic!  —  Editor's note: James Carville is a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN, appearing frequently on CNN's “The Situation Room” as well as other programs on all CNN networks.  Carville remains active in Democratic politics and is a party fundraiser.
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
W.H. emails reveal media-fixated Solyndra
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Hill
Quinnipiac University:
PERRY BLOSSOMS AS BACHMANN WILTS IN VIRGINIA GOP RACE, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; ROMNEY, PERRY BOTH NECK AND NECK WITH OBAMA  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the presidential choice of Virginia Republicans 25 - 19 percent, with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann …
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Perry Supported By Republicans, Views Rejected  —  Republicans give Rick Perry frontrunner status in their party's presidential primary race even as warning signs flash over his ability to win support in the general election.  —  The Texas governor is the preferred choice of 26 percent …
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Romney gives state GOP convention cold shoulder
Discussion: GOP 12
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama's Jobs Bill  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party.  Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill …
The Politico:
Pass the bill, Obama says 90 times  —  Think the message is getting through to Congress?  In five speeches over a week, President Obama has said “pass this bill” or some variant of it 90 times.  —  That's 18 times in his speech to Congress, 18 times at the University of Richmond …
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Rob Bluey / The Heritage Foundation:
Conservative Nabs Naming Rights to ‘American Jobs Act’ After Obama Delay
Janet Maslin / New York Times:
Books of The Times: Joe McGinniss's ‘The Rogue,’ on Sarah Palin - Review  —  On May 22, 2010, Joe McGinniss moved into a strategically well-situated house in Wasilla, Alaska.  It was next door to the home of former Gov. Sarah Palin and her family, but that understates the highly exploitable proximity of the two places.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Seeing Ripple in Jewish Vote  —  WASHINGTON — Not since Jimmy Carter in 1980 has a Democrat running for president failed to win a lopsided majority of the Jewish vote.  This has been true during times of peace or war, and even when there has been deep acrimony between the White House and the Israeli government.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama and the Jews, part 941
Behind Turner's Win: Jewish Voters Opposed to Gay Marriage
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra  —  In my recent speech in Iowa, some eyebrows were raised when I took on our government's enormous economic problems caused by crony capitalism.  As if on cue, just days later President Obama selected someone who exemplifies …
Washington Examiner:
GOP field takes aim at crony capitalism — finally
Discussion: Hit & Run
Adam Shah / Media Matters for America:
UPDATED: Right-Wing Lip Readers Take Michelle Obama Derangement Syndrome To A Whole New Level  —  UPDATE: Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama, made the following statement about these attacks: … Before today, when the right-wing media made up quotations …
Frank Quaratiello / Boston Herald:
Report: ‘Romneycare’ a jobs killer  —  Study finds Bay State lost thousands of jobs  —  The Bay State's controversial 2006 universal health-care plan — also known as “Romneycare” — has cost Massachusetts more than 18,000 jobs, according to an exclusive blockbuster study that could provide ammo …
Orin S. Kerr / Wall Street Journal:
Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony?  —  Congress contemplates draconian punishment for Internet lies.  —  Imagine that President Obama could order the arrest of anyone who broke a promise on the Internet.  So you could be jailed for lying about your age or weight on an Internet dating site.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
New Jobless Claims: 428K  —  Bad news: … Exacerbating the problem is the rise in headline inflation: … This is bad because the folks that want Austerity Now! get to yell Inflation!  The reality is that core inflation is 2% due to slack demand.  But energy and food prices go up more because demand for these items is inelastic.
Discussion: New York Times
U.S. Jobless Claims Rose to Highest Since June
Fox News:
Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming  —  The global warming theory left him out in the cold.  —  Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday …
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Pirate's Cove
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
Exclusive: Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Who Endorsed Obama Dissents! …
Sam Hananel / Associated Press:
House to vote on bill targeting Boeing labor case  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to pass a measure that would undermine the government's high-profile labor case against Boeing Co. by curtailing the National Labor Relations Board's enforcement power.
Mj Lee / The Politico:
House to vote on NLRB bill
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses
Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of the Internet  —  As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama's campaign team has set up a new Web site,, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
In Battle Over Job Creation Ideas, GOP Offers Deregulation Of Pythons  —  “I have had it with these mother f***ing regulations on these mother f***ing snakes!”  —  Yesterday, taking their anti-regulatory zeal to absurd new heights, House Republicans claimed that a proposed rule …
Poll: Republicans Blamed Most for Ineffectiveness  —  A majority of Americans are angry and frustrated with elected officials, and more than four in 10 have given up hope in Washington's ability to help them get through the economic slump.  —  “It's the bickering that I can't stand …
Discussion: Wonkette, The Politico and Mother Jones
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Obama green-tech program that backed Solyndra struggles to create jobs  —  View Photo Gallery —  President Obama announced a new Advanced Manufacturing Partnership that will bring together manufacturing companies, universities and the government to help create high-tech products …
Deborah Ball / Wall Street Journal:
UBS Hit by $2 Billion in Unauthorized Trades  —  ZURICH—UBS AG was rocked early Thursday by its disclosure that a rogue trader racked up about $2 billion in losses, an announcement that came hours after British police arrested a man on suspicion of fraud.  —  A person familiar with the matter …
Time / Swampland:
Rick Perry Exclusive: The GOP's Fiery Front-Runner on His Rise, Record and Rhetoric  —  The hard-charging governor commands a Texas-sized lead in the polls.  In an interview with TIME's Richard Stengel and Mark Halperin, Perry defends his controversial résumé and explains …
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My Plan to Revive Economic Growth
The Independent:
Johann Hari: A personal apology
Richard A. Oppel Jr / The Caucus:
Making the Grade? Perry Says He Didn't
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New York Times:
Islamists' Growing Sway Raises Questions for Libya
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Study: Fewer voters tune in to live TV
James Pindell / WMUR Political Scoop:
Sources: Lynch Will Not Seek Re-Election
Wall Street Journal:
A Blue-State Bailout in Disguise
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Barack Obama's blue-state blues
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FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’
FBI seizes items at home of former top aide to Gov. Walker
Mariano Castillo / CNN:
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users
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