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10:40 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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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Audience Members Of GOP Debate Boo 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.
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 …
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.
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audience booed a gay soldier who asked via video whether the Republican candidates would reinstitute the recently repealed “don't ask, don't tell” policy of banning openly gay soldiers.
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
House approves spending measure opposed by Senate; shutdown possible  —  Washington lurched toward another potential government shutdown crisis Friday, as the House approved a Republican-authored short-term funding measure designed to keep government running through Nov. 18 that Democrats in the Senate immediately vowed to reject.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House approves stopgap funding, Reid says Senate will block  —  The House early Friday narrowly approved a stopgap spending measure to keep the federal government running into October, as Republican leaders secured the votes of conservatives who rejected a similar bill a day earlier.
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party House Republicans Sell Their Principles For Gimmicky $100 Million Cut  —  On Wednesday night, House Republicans failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government funded beyond Sept. 30, as 48 Republicans cut ranks with their leadership and voted against the measure …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
House Passes New Version of Stopgap Spending Bill
Discussion: The Caucus and msnbc.com
The Politico:
Funding bill passes; conflict looms
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Hill
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
GOP Ups Ante Big Time In Government Shutdown Fight
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Daily Kos and Firedoglake
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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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Perry: “I Don't Think You Have a Heart” If You Oppose In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:
Why I doubt Romney would repeal Obamacare
New York Times:
Republican Presidential Candidates Debate
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
N.H. poll shocker: Perry falls, Romney surges as does Jon Huntsman
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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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of ‘the Intercontinental Railroad’
Rush Limbaugh:
“Mr. Boehner, Tear Down This Bridge”
Discussion: BizzyBlog and The Daily Caller
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Obama Jobs Bill Might Not Help Touted Bridge
Arlette Saenz / Politics:
HPV Vaccine Fact Check: Perry Misstated Relationship With Dying Woman  —  Although Rick Perry said at a debate on Thursday that he was “lobbied” by a 31-year-old woman suffering from cervical cancer to require young girls to receive the HPV vaccine, he did not meet the cancer patient until …
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The Politico:
Texas toast?  Perry worries GOP  —  ORLANDO - The first line of Rick Perry's campaign obituary may have been drafted Thursday night: He got in too late.  —  It's not quite time for his camp to panic but in his third debate in a month - nearly as many as he's done in the entire decade he's served …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Seth McLaughlin / Washington Times:
Perry's support of tuition for children of illegals puts him in GOP crosshairs
Discussion: Right Wing News
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.”
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.
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Press Widely Criticized, But Trusted More than Other Information Sources  —  Views of the News Media: 1985-2011  —  OVERVIEW  —  Negative opinions about the performance of news organizations now equal or surpass all-time highs on nine of 12 core measures the Pew Research Center has been tracking since 1985.
Jacob Weisberg / Slate Magazine:
His book about Obama is as spurious as the ones he wrote about Bush.  —  As an editor, you develop a B.S. meter—an internal warning system that signals caution about journalism that doesn't feel trustworthy.  Sometimes it's a quote or incident that's too perfect —a feeling I always …
Discussion: Politics and Business Insider
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.
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 …
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.
Paul A. Gigot / Wall Street Journal:
Christie's Next Showcase  —  For a man who says he's not running for president, Chris Christie isn't keeping a low profile.  —  For a man who says he's not running for president, Chris Christie isn't keeping a low profile.  The New Jersey governor will give presidential tea-leaf readers another chance …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Associated Press
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
House liberal breaks with Obama on UN vote  —  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Friday that Obama is “wrong” to oppose the vote for Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.  —  “The key issue of statehood is something that we can do now …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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