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11:25 PM ET, September 16, 2011

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Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Uptick in Texas Jobless Rate Puts Perry on the Spot  —  The unemployment rate in Texas rose a bit in August to 8.5%, its highest rate since 1987. … That leaves the Lone Star State in the middle of the pack nationally, but it's jobless rate remains below the national rate of 9.1%.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Perry on TARP support: No 'Ma'am'  —  After an appearance in Newton, Iowa today, Rick Perry denied to an unidentified woman that he'd ever supported the 2008 bank bailout known as TARP.  —  “No Ma'am,” he told her.  —  “I thought I saw a letter where you had written encouraging the support of TARP legislation,” he persisted.
First Read / msnbc.com:
Latest Texas jobs figures shows net jobs loss, unemployment highest in 24 years
Steve Deace:
Rick Perry vs. Rick Perry
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Big Hoss  —  You could tell Rick Perry was going to be a …
Discussion: Gallup and Rasmussen Reports
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Trump calls Rick Perry ‘Jim’
Discussion: CNN, GOP 12 and Washington Post
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Rick Perry tells Iowans that Romneycare cost them
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Obama's approval rating drops to all-time low; Public split on jobs plan  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto  —  As concerns about the struggling U.S. economy grow, a new CBS News/New York poll finds …
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Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Poll: Perry leads pack in Republican presidential race  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto  —  Just a month after jumping into the race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry already leads a crowded field of Republicans vying …
Discussion: The Page and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
Obama's Support Is Slipping, Poll Finds, But His Jobs Plan Is Well Received
Discussion: Blue Mass Group
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama team pushes back against suggestions the president is in trouble
New York Times:
Abbas Says He Will Seek Palestinian State at the Security Council  —  JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, announced Friday that he would seek membership for a state of Palestine from the United Nations Security Council next week, putting him on a collision course with Israel …
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Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Tries to Look Beyond Palestinian Bid at UN
Discussion: The Politico
Rick Perry / Wall Street Journal:
The U.S. Must Support Israel At the U.N.
Wall Street Journal:
It Wasn't Really an Upset  —  Another Democratic loss, another message to Obama.  This one may come too late.  —  An upset is a surprise.  The loss of Anthony Weiner's former seat to the Republicans was not a surprise.  It was the latest in a long string of referendums on the president's leadership.
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New York Post:
Weiner gets 'brush'off  —  By S.A. MILLER in Washington and CARL CAMPANILE in NY  —  Scrub out the stench of Weiner!  —  Newly sworn-in Republican Rep. Bob Turner's family ordered a thorough cleaning of the House office space he inherited from his disgraced predecessor, Anthony Weiner …
Robert Shrum / The Week Magazine:
The Democrats' self-defeating crybaby chorus
Discussion: The Page
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Sinners In The Hand Of An Angry Columnist  —  I was pretty surprised to see Ezra Klein recommend the conclusion of David Brooks' latest column: … That something along these lines has become something like the conventional wisdom in Washington is, to me, maddening.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Planning Fallacy  —  When the Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman was a young man, he led a committee to write a new part of the curriculum for Israeli high schools.  The committee worked for a year, and Kahneman asked his colleagues how long they thought the rest of the project would take.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A dose of reality for the HPV debate  —  If Republican presidential candidates want to debate sexual health and hygiene, it would be nice if they displayed more collective knowledge and judgment than your average eighth-grade family-life class.  During the Tampa debate, a viewer longed for a blunt …
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CNN:   Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout
David Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court halts Texas execution  —  Justices act on an emergency appeal for a murderer sentenced to die after jurors were told he posed a greater danger because he is black.  Gov. Rick Perry and state judges had refused to intervene.  —  Duane Edward Buck, 48, was sentenced to die …
Discussion: Nation Now, Firedoglake and Truthdig
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Los Angeles Times:
The law and Justice Clarence Thomas
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and The BLT
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Documents show Solyndra sought second government loan guarantee for $469 million  —  Failed solar panel maker Solyndra's Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that seven months after the Obama administration's Department of Energy approved a $535 million federal loan guarantee …
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Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Loan Was Solyndra's Undoing
New York Post:
Devout taxi drivers allowed to veto strip-club roof ads  —  The great religious war, waged on top of yellow cabs, has ended.  —  Devout Muslim hacks — who were crouched behind their steering wheels in shame while driving with ads for strip clubs atop their taxis — won a major victory yesterday in their war on roof smut.
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Noah Rosenberg / New York Times:
Some Cabbies Given Right to Say No to Racy Ads
Discussion: Althouse and Gothamist
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Republican leaders assess Obama jobs plan in memo to members  —  House Republican leaders assessed President Obama's jobs plan Friday in a memo to their rank and file, and they found plenty of proposals to criticize.  —  The leaders cited trade agreements and incentives for small businesses …
Discussion: The Politico
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
You Don't Make Social Security More Solvent By Eliminating Its Funding Base  —  Television hosts who like to ask Republican Party members politically charges questions about Social Security (you know who you are) really ought to take 10-20 minutes to think about how Social Security works …
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Popularity Prompts Buyer's Remorse  —  The most popular national political figure in America today is one who was rejected by her own party three years ago: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  —  Nearly two-thirds of Americans hold a favorable view of her and one-third are suffering …
NY Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs  —  Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs.  —  “We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs,” Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show.
CBS Denver:
2 Men Accused Of Taking Dead Friend Out For Night On The Town  —  DENVER (CBS4) - Two men are facing charges in a crime that has family members shocked.  —  They are accused of putting their deceased friend into a car and then heading out for a night of bar hopping.  —  Jeffrey Jarrett died last month.
Glenn Kessler / Associated Press:
John Boehner's misfire on pending federal regulations  —  “At this moment, the Executive Branch has 219 new rules in the works that will cost our economy at least $100 million.  That means under the current Washington agenda, our economy is poised to take a hit from the government of at least $100 million — 219 times.”
Joshua Green / Business Week:
Teaparty.com Could Make a Rock Band Rich  —  Political operatives may pay top dollar for the domain name, owned by a Canadian rock band that pioneered a style called “Moroccan roll”  —  There's no hotter name in politics right now than the Tea Party.  But anyone seized with a desire …
Discussion: Mediaite and Ballot Box
 
 
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Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post:
Extended Unemployment Benefits Not Turning Jobless Into Slackers: Study
New York Post:
Muslims defy outdoor prayer ban in France
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Wow: Ford ad blasts bailouts — and perhaps more
Brad Plumer / Washington Post:
EPA delays its greenhouse-gas rules. Not a big deal — or is it?
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Rogue's Gallery
Discussion: interfluidity and DealBook
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Tina Daunt / Hollywood Reporter:
Disappointed Hollywood Giving Obama Cold Shoulder
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Free to Die