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1:20 PM ET, September 23, 2011

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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 …
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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.
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 …
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:
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.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Gay soldier booed at GOP debate, candidates stay mum
Discussion: NPR, The Politico and Gay Politics
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Special Editorial: Yikes  —  THE WEEKLY STANDARD's official reaction to last night's Republican presidential debate: Yikes.  —  Reading the reactions of thoughtful commentators after the stage emptied, talking with conservative policy types and GOP political operatives later last evening and this morning, we know we're not alone.
Discussion: The Page and Hit & Run
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Romney: Opposing illegal immigration requires ‘a heart and a brain’
Discussion: CNN
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
Discussion: Washington Post, Cold Fury and Hot Air
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Senate likely to reject House-passed spending bill; shutdown still possible  —  Washington lurched toward another potential government shutdown crisis Friday, as the House approved by a 219-203 vote a GOP-authored short-term funding measure designed to keep the government running through Nov. 18 …
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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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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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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 …
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Solyndra executives repeatedly invoke the Fifth  —  Solyndra executives repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment this morning as House lawmakers pressed them to answer questions about the company's financial collapse and any hopes of repaying their $535 million federal loan guarantee.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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New York Times:
The Palestinians' Bid  —  Last year, President Obama's speech to the United Nations was full of promise and determination to advance Palestinian statehood through negotiations with Israel.  This year, his address was about lowering expectations and a dispiriting realpolitik as the president spoke of how …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
House liberal breaks with Obama on UN vote
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
The Daily Beast:
Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs  —  While Obama publicly pressured Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians over settlements, he secretly sold Jerusalem deep-penetrating bombs it had long sought.  Eli Lake previews an exclusive story appearing in Monday's Newsweek.
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 …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of ‘the Intercontinental Railroad’ … That's what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge.  —  A railroad between continents?
Tempie / Ranting Professor:
I bet you didn't know this about selling silver coins for cash  —  There are numerous alternatives to locate a gold purchaser when browsing for the ideal hard cash for gold in California to promote your gold jewelry or silver and platinum.  Nonetheless, in buy to discover the buyer …
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Herman Cain Won the Debate  —  Good Lord this was the worst debate I think I've ever watched.  —  The audio was terrible.  When the audience clapped the sound of the candidates faded away.  The charts and polling was silly.  Too many bells and whistles and too damn many candidates on the stage.
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 …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Dead federal retirees are paid $120 million annually, report says  —  The federal government pays out millions of dollars to dead people each year — including deceased retired federal workers, according to a new report.  —  In the past five years, the Office of Personnel Management …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Mitch Daniels: Obama not a socialist  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) disagreed with several of the GOP White House contenders, saying President Obama is not a socialist.  —  During Thursday night's GOP debate, most of the candidates described the president that way.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
John Mearsheimer Endorses a Hitler Apologist and Holocaust Revisionist  —  Gilad Atzmon is a jazz saxophonist who lives in London and who has a side gig disseminating the wildest sort of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.  He is an ex-Israeli and a self-proclaimed “self-hater” …
Discussion: Via Meadia and Adam Holland
ProPublica:
The Hidden Hands in Redistricting: Corporations and Other Powerful Interests  —  by Olga Pierce , Jeff Larson and Lois Beckett  —  Their names suggest selfless dedication to democracy.  Fair Districts Mass. Protect Your Vote.  The Center for a Better New Jersey.
 
 
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Sam Dillon / New York Times:
Obama to Waive Parts of No Child Left Behind
Discussion: Washington Post and Flypaper
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Paul Ryan to lead RNC fundraising efforts against President Obama
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Geithner slams China's intellectual property policies
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Ahmadinejad Essentially Tells Wolf Blitzer: 'Iran Isn't Gay, But Maybe You Are!'
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DOJ: No full severance for 'don't ask' service members
Discussion: Associated Press
Andrew Harmon / Advocate:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Becomes First Republican to Cosponsor DOMA Repeal
Discussion: The Hill and Ben Smith's Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Tax Morass
Patti Domm / CNBC:
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