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12:40 AM ET, September 17, 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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Steve Deace:
Rick Perry vs. Rick Perry  —  On Friday morning, our very own Rebekah Maxwell got an opportunity to do something few in the media have had the chance to do at one of Rick Perry's presidential campaign stops — ask him a serious question about his own record.
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses
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
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Big Hoss  —  You could tell Rick Perry was going to be a …
Discussion: Rasmussen Reports
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Rick Perry tells Iowans that Romneycare cost them
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Trump calls Rick Perry ‘Jim’
Discussion: CNN, GOP 12 and Washington Post
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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New York Times:
Obama's Support Is Slipping, Poll Finds, But His Jobs Plan Is Well Received  —  President Obama's support is eroding among elements of his base and a yearlong effort to recapture the political center has failed to attract independent voters, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll …
Discussion: Politisite and Blue Mass Group
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: Weasel Zippers and The Page
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
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
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 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 …
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
A Ponzi scheme that should be fixed
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.
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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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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Nia-Malika Henderson / Washington Post:
Book: Women in Obama White House felt excluded and ignored
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Does Obama Really Believe He's Still Popular?
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama's a flop in states he flipped in 2008
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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?
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Disappointed Hollywood Giving Obama Cold Shoulder
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Popularity Prompts Buyer's Remorse
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Free to Die