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10:05 AM ET, September 22, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Troy Davis executed, supporters cry injustice
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Handicapping the GOP Debate  —  The candidate with the best economic platform likely will prevail.  —  As Republicans gather in Florida for Thursday's Fox News-Google presidential debate in Orlando, the contest remains very fluid, raising the stakes (and hopes) for all nine candidates.
Discussion: The Hill, Politics and Hot Air
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Fox News:
Fox News-Google Debate Draws Nearly 20,000 Viewer Questions  —  With online submissions now closed for Thursday's Fox News-Google debate, more than 18,000 questions and 100,000 votes have been offered via text and videos on YouTube.  —  About a dozen of the questions will be delivered …
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Perry, Romney feud on Social Security
Discussion: The Politico
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Mitt Romney strong in New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman gaining
Discussion: CNN
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Rick Perry: Mitt Romney is ‘Obama lite’
Discussion: CNN and Connecting.the.Dots
Susan Page / USA Today:
Interview: Romney doubts Perry's ability to win, govern
Discussion: National Review
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: Opinion L.A. and Balloon Juice
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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 …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
GOP House leaders rebuked on spending  —  The surprise defeat in the House Wednesday of a special funding measure to keep the federal government functioning past Sept. 30 was a sharp rebuke of the GOP leadership that controls the chamber and a testament to the fragility of the majority itself.
New York Times:
In a Rebuke, House Rejects Spending Bill
Discussion: Daily Kos
Anne Bayefsky / Weekly Standard:
Palestine Logo Suggests Elimination of Israel  —  The logo of “the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations” - on their website and on top of their official statements at the U.N. - shows the Palestinian Authority's claim to a Palestine that stretches throughout …
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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 …
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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Stimulus could haunt Sheriff Biden
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Publications:
Who Benefited from Job Growth In Texas?  —  A Look at Employment Gains for Immigrants and the Native-Born, 2007 to 2011  —  Steven A. Camarota is the Director of Research and Ashley Monique Webster a demographerat the Center for Immigration Studies.  —  Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) …
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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Washington Examiner:
Soros turns up in Obama's LightSquared imbroglio  —  Investor George Soros speaks during a program hosted by the New America Foundation September 13, 2006 in Washington, DC.  “Soros-funded groups — Free Press, Media Access Project, the New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge …
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and National Review
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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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Census: Recession taking toll on young adults  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the recession's lost generation.  —  In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock.
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 …
 
 
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Matthew Saltmarsh / New York Times:
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
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Tennessean.com:
Nashville paramedic suspended for anti-gay postings
William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into ‘Fast and Furious’
Discussion: Hot Air, The Politico and CBS News
Jacob Sullum / Reason:
The Broken Planet Fallacy
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Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Rangel's portrait to be unveiled on Capitol Hill
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Study: Preserving defense capacity ‘imperative’ as DOD budgets shrink
Discussion: The Politico
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35 bodies dumped in Mexican city as president begins effort to woo tourists
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Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
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