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9:55 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  —  JACKSON, Ga. - Strapped to a gurney in Georgia's death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail.  Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail's son and brother watched in silence.
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
New York Times:
In a Rebuke, House Rejects Spending Bill
Discussion: Daily Kos
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Battle Over Disaster Relief Foils Stopgap Spending Bill
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
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 …
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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
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Mitt Romney strong in New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman gaining
Discussion: CNN
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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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) …
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
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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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
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Interview: Romney doubts Perry's ability to win, govern
Discussion: National Review
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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The White House:
Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today.  I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart …
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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.
Matthew Saltmarsh / New York Times:
Global Stocks Tumble After Grim Forecast by the Fed  —  LONDON — European and Asian stocks tumbled Thursday following the United States Federal Reserve's grim assessment of the American economy, while weak data from the euro zone added to fears about another recession.
 
 
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Public Said to Be Misled on Use of the Patriot Act
Discussion: emptywheel and Prairie Weather
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
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Hit & Run
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
William Booth / Washington Post:
35 bodies dumped in Mexican city as president begins effort to woo tourists
 Earlier Items: 
JSOnline:
Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Obama's favorability numbers start to drop among African Americans
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Trouble With Businessmen
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
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