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7:50 AM ET, September 22, 2011

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Colleen Curry / ABCNEWS:
Troy Davis Execution Delayed  —  Troy Davis' execution was delayed tonight as the Supreme Court weighed arguments by Davis' legal team and the state of Georgia over whether he deserves a stay.  —  At 7:05 p.m. tonight, five minutes after his scheduled death, Davis' supporters erupted in cheers …
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Kim Severson / New York Times:
Davis Is Executed in Georgia  —  Protesters outside the prison after Troy Davis was executed on Wednesday night.  Reporters who witnessed his death said Mr. Davis remained defiant about his innocence until the end.  More Photos »  —  JACKSON, Ga. — Proclaiming his innocence …
Ann Coulter / Official:
COP-KILLER IS MEDIA'S LATEST BABY SEAL  —  For decades, liberals tried persuading Americans to abolish the death penalty, using their usual argument: hysterical sobbing.  —  Only when the media began lying about innocent people being executed did support for the death penalty begin to waver …
New York Times:
A Grievous Wrong  —  Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Shutdown?  House votes to reject short-term spending measure  —  The House on Wednesday afternoon surprised Republican leaders by rejecting a temporary spending bill allowing the government to operate through November 18.  —  The defeat was due to strenuous objections from Democrats …
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The Politico:
Vote shows Boehner's lack of control  —  House Republicans tried a fresh strategy Wednesday night: Go it alone on a spending bill.  —  The result was an embarrassing setback.  —  Wednesday night's rank-and-file rebuke of GOP leadership — with 48 Republicans bolting on a temporary spending bill …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
House Dems Whip Against GOP Government Funding Bill Over Disaster Relief
Discussion: Firedoglake, Daily Kos and The Politico
David Rogers / The Politico:
House conservatives revolt on spending bill
Discussion: Opinion L.A.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Battle Over Disaster Relief Foils Stopgap Spending Bill
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Perry, Romney feud on Social Security  —  Rick Perry's and Mitt Romney's escalating feud over Social Security has set the stage for Thursday night's GOP presidential debate in Florida, whose unique demographics and influential political events have put it front and center in the presidential race.
Discussion: The Politico
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Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Rick Perry: Mitt Romney is ‘Obama-lite’  —  In his first one-on-one national TV interview since kicking off his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry referred to Mitt Romney as “Obama-lite” and charged that the former Massachusetts governor is blurring lines between Republicans and Democrats.
Discussion: CNN and Connecting.the.Dots
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘The underlying social contract’  —  This clip of Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail in Massachusetts is making the rounds today, and for good reason.  First-time candidates don't usually articulate a progressive economic message quite this well.  (via Thers)
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David Catanese / The Politico:
The Warren announcement bump
CBS Los Angeles:
OC Couple Threatened With $500-Per-Meeting Fines For Home Bible Study  —  MISSION VIEJO (CBS) — An Orange County couple has been ordered to stop holding a Bible study in their home on the grounds that the meeting violates a city ordinance as a “church” and not as a private gathering.
JSOnline:
Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline  —  By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - By the end of Thursday, the major state employee unions covering tens of thousands of workers will have effectively lost their official status.
Washington Post:
Solyndra employees: Company suffered from mismanagement, heavy spending  —  Former employees of Solyndra, the shuttered solar company that exhausted half a billion dollars of taxpayer money, said they saw questionable spending by management almost as soon as a federal agency approved …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
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Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Rangel's portrait to be unveiled on Capitol Hill  —  He may have been censured by his House colleagues, but Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) will have his visage permanently displayed on Capitol Hill.  —  The House Ways and Means Committee, which Rangel chaired until he lost his gavel following accusations …
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Mitt Romney strong in New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman gaining  —  Mitt Romney has maintained his decisive lead in New Hampshire while Jon Huntsman has begun to gain traction in a must-win state for both, according to a new Suffolk University/WHDH-TV survey.  —  In the poll of 400 likely Republican …
Discussion: CNN
Paul Krugman:
Millionaires, The Middle Class, and Taxes — Actual Numbers  —  Further to this post about whether the Obama/Boo-Fay — sorry, Obama/ Buffett with two t's - claim is true: the Tax Policy Center has new numbers about the distribution of average tax rates by income class.
Discussion: Economist's View
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Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Obama's favorability numbers start to drop among African Americans  —  New cracks have begun to show in President Obama's support amongst African Americans, who have been his strongest supporters.  Five months ago, 83 percent of African Americans held “strongly favorable” views of Obama …
Craig / Lead and Gold:
Why do journalists love twitter and hate blogging?  —  UPDATED:  —  Welcome Instapundit readers.  While you're here, why not check out the archives and blogroll?  And maybe add this blog to your RSS reader (pretty please?)  —  On this week's Reliable Sources Howard Kurtz had a brief …
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August indicates that economic growth remains slow.  Recent indicators point to continuing weakness in overall labor market conditions, and the unemployment rate remains elevated.
William Booth / Washington Post:
35 bodies dumped in Mexican city as president begins effort to woo tourists  —  MEXICO CITY — The timing couldn't have been worse.  —  As Mexican President Felipe Calderon was unveiling a new campaign and TV program Tuesday to draw wary tourists back to his country, a gang dumped 35 bodies …
 
 
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William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into ‘Fast and Furious’
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Jacob Sullum / Reason:
The Broken Planet Fallacy
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
New Perry Web ad slams Obama as ‘president zero’
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Study: Preserving defense capacity ‘imperative’ as DOD budgets shrink
Discussion: The Politico
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
In U.S., Slight Majority Now Blame Obama for U.S. Economy
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and USA Today
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
After Taking Millions In Wall Street Cash, Romney Appoints Wall Street Front Group Chairman As Policy Adviser
Discussion: The Politico
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Trouble With Businessmen
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Jason Grotto / Chicago Tribune:
Law gives huge pension perks to union leaders
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Elizabeth Mendes / Gallup:
In U.S., Significantly Fewer 18- to 25-Year-Olds Uninsured
 

 
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