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8:40 AM ET, September 23, 2011

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goproud.org:
Rick Santorum Owes Gay Soldier an Apology  —  For Immediate Release  —  Joint Statement of Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the Board and Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director  —  (Washington, D.C.) - “Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform, and he owes Stephen Hill …
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Audience Members At Fox News Debate Boo Gay Soldier (VIDEO)  —  ORLANDO, FL — Members of the crowd gathered for the Fox News/YouTube debate booed a video of a gay soldier in Iraq who asked if the nine presidential candidates on stage would work to “circumvent” the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Republican Debate Crowd Boos Steven Hill, Gay Soldier Serving In Iraq  —  At Thursday night's Fox News/Google Republican Presidential Debate, the crowd was once again the star of an ugly moment.  Moderator Megyn Kelly introduced a question via Youtube from Stephen Hill, a soldier who's currently serving in Iraq.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Gay soldier booed at GOP debate, candidates stay mum  —  Some members of the GOP debate audience booed a gay soldier who asked via video whether the Republican candidates would reinstitute the recently repealed “don't ask, don't tell” policy of banning openly gay soldiers.
Discussion: The Politico
Michelle Malkin:
Video: Perry's cringe-worthiest debate moment  —  This is a gimme.  Seriously.  —  I mentioned Rick Perry's DREAM Act debate blunder in my round-up post.  —  It gets second place.  —  The cringe-worthiest moment, by a hair, was when Perry botched what should have been his most potent attack on Mitt Romney's chronic flip-flopping.
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
N.H. poll shocker: Perry falls, Romney surges as does Jon Huntsman  —  Well, here are a couple of — no, make that several — new wrinkles in the Republican presidential contest in New Hampshire:  —  With the next televised debate tonight in Florida on Fox News, a new poll of likely …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh On Gary Johnson Joke: 'Guess I've Become Show Prep For The GOP Debates' … NEW YORK — Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson brought down the house at Thursday night's Fox News/ Google debate when he joked about how his “next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration.”
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Rush Limbaugh:
“Mr. Boehner, Tear Down This Bridge”
Discussion: BizzyBlog and The Daily Caller
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
GOP Ups Ante Big Time In Government Shutdown Fight  —  We should know tonight whether Congress is in genuinely the throes of another government shutdown fight, or whether Democrats and Republicans will figure out a way to avoid their impulses.  —  Instead of cutting a deal with Democrats …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Firedoglake and Daily Kos
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House approves stopgap funding, Reid says Senate will block
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner chastises conservatives: You voted to spend more money
Discussion: TPMDC, The Politico, Daily Kos and Guardian
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Tweeters pan Republican debaters, debate technology  —  With Fox News partnering with Google for Thursday night's debate, the emphasis was on interactivity that seemed custom-made to appeal to Twitter users.  According to Google, more than 18,000 questions were submitted to the Fox News YouTube channel to be considered for the debate.
Discussion: YID With LID
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:   Johnson touts his penchant for vetoes in GOP debate
Steve Jones / Telegraph:
CERN scientists ‘break the speed of light’  —  Scientists said on Thursday they recorded particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's fundamental laws of the universe.  —  Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers …
Discussion: Don Surber and Vox Popoli
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Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured
Hotline On Call:
Dem Poll: Obama Dragging Down His Own Party  —  One of the Democratic party's leading pollsters released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground districts today painting an ominous picture for Congressional Democrats in 2012.  The poll shows Democratic House candidates faring worse …
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:
Fancy last supper requests off the menu on Texas death row  —  (Reuters) - The Texas prison system abolished on Thursday the time-honored tradition of offering an opulent last meal to condemned inmates before their executions, saying they will get standard prison fare instead.
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
Majority in U.S. Continues to Distrust the Media, Perceive Bias  —  More perceive liberal bias than conservative bias  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The majority of Americans still do not have confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.
Discussion: Big Journalism and Weasel Zippers
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Health Care Law: Obama Administration Returns to Court  —  Lawyers for the Obama administration will once again head to court to defend the health care reform law, this time from challengers who argue it violates their religious freedom.  —  The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Healthwatch
Trang Do / WAFF-TV:
Derrick Mason executed at Holman Prison  —  Derrick Mason has been executed by lethal injection for the 1994 robbery and murder of a Huntsville convenience store clerk.  The execution took place at Holman prison in Atmore, he was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m Thursday.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Social Contract  —  This week President Obama said the obvious: that wealthy Americans, many of whom pay remarkably little in taxes, should bear part of the cost of reducing the long-run budget deficit.  And Republicans like Representative Paul Ryan responded with shrieks of “class warfare.”
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Bill Clinton: Netanyahu killed the peace process  —  Who's to blame for the continued failure of the Middle East peace process?  Former President Bill Clinton said today that it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — whose government moved the goalposts upon taking power …
Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
David Cameron: world on brink of new economic crisis  —  The world stands on the brink of a new economic crisis that would leave countries like Britain “staring down the barrel”, David Cameron has warned.  —  David Cameron said that Western politicians must show more ‘leadership’
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
Jill Jones / L.A. NOW:
Obama's Westside campaign office vandalized  —  Los Angeles police were investigating a Thursday night incident in which someone shot BB-gun pellets and threw an object into President Obama's Westside campaign office, authorities said.  —  The incident was reported at 7:25 p.m. at the office …
Discussion: The Politico and Business Insider
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Bill Clinton Weighs In On Troy Davis Execution … Bill Clinton , Capital Punishment , Death Penalty , Video , Clinton Global Initiative , Troy Davis Case , Bill Clinton Capital Punishment , Bill Clinton Death Penalty , Bill Clinton Troy Davis , Troy Davis , Troy Davis Execution , Troy Davis Execution Date , Politics News
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Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Night They Killed Troy Davis
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Colorlines
Fox News:
TRANSCRIPT: Fox News-Google GOP Debate  —  This is a rush transcript from the Fox News-Google GOP Presidential debate on September 22, 2011 at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  BRET BAIER, ANCHOR …
Patti Domm / CNBC:
Market Insider  —  Global Meltdown: Investors Are Dumping Nearly Everything  —  With no solution in sight for Europe and new fears of a global recession, investors dumped stocks and commodities and ran to the safety of U.S. Treasurys.  —  Treasury yields , as a result …
Jason Grotto / Chicago Tribune:
One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader a $158,000 city pension  —  Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions.  But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration.
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Tax Morass  —  Barack Obama and his perpetually angry Democratic “base” are the outliers on comprehensive tax reform.  —  Barack Obama has a remarkable habit of dumping the responsibility for solving massive fiscal and political problems on someone else.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and New York Magazine
 
 
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Journalistdee / CNN:
Senate clears trade assistance bill
Discussion: The Politico
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Santorum: Honoring God Is Essential To National Security
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Censure briefly forgotten as House leaders honor Rep. Charles Rangel
Discussion: The Politico
Eli Clifton / ThinkProgress:
Clinton: ‘There Is Not A Single Solitary Example’ Of A Country That Has Succeeded With A Tea Party Philosophy
Rob Moritz / Arkansas News:
Missing moon rock found among Clinton's papers
Discussion: Politics, The Politico and Reuters
 Earlier Items: 
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Is Irish Austerity Paying Dividends?
Larry Flynt / TMZ.com:
Gunning for Rick Perry
David Lat / Above the Law:
Judicial Diva Gone Wild? Chief Judge Jones Tells Judge Dennis to ‘Shut Up’
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY
Scott McPherson / Advocate:
MAP: Which Countries Enlist Gay Soldiers?
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Obama and Perry, geese and ganders
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Joe. My. God.