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8:05 PM ET, September 25, 2011


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Sarah Maslin Nir / City Room:
Video Appears to Show Wall Street Protesters Being Pepper-Sprayed  —  The above video, posted by, captures a confrontation on Saturday between the police and several protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement.  —  In slow motion, and with annotation explaining what is happening …
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women  —  ABC News' Olivia Katrandjian reports:  —  Video posted by the group Occupy Wall St from the eighth day of protests against corporations show police using Tasers and mace to control the crowd …
NY Daily News:
Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during ‘inequality’ march  —  Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent.  —  Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting “shame, shame” walked between Zuccotti Park …
Ron Fournier / Hotline On Call:
Romney trounces Perry in Michigan straw poll; Rubio the pick for VP  —  MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. - In a rout, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney trounced Rick Perry and the rest of the GOP field to win the National Journal Hotline/National Association of Home Builders Straw Poll …
Washington Examiner:
York: How Cain won Florida
Cain upsets Perry in Florida Republican straw poll
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
No Surprise Here, Romney Wins Michigan Straw Poll
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Santa Fe Is Not The Future  —  It sort of seems like falling communication costs should reduce the need for people to crowd together, so I can see why people say things like this: … That's not an insane piece of idle speculation, but like David Frum I don't understand how it survives contact …
Discussion: Eschaton
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Tysons Corner: The building of an American city
Discussion: FrumForum
Mark S. Smith / Associated Press:
Obama Tells Blacks to ‘Stop Complainin’ and Fight  —  In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.  —  And though he didn't say it directly, for a second term, too.
Discussion: Don Surber
CBS News:
Owners of Make us an offer  —  A screen grab of, the website of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party.  They say they have been flooded with offers to buy their domain name.  (  —  The three members of the Canadian band The Tea Party could be in for a very big pay day.
Michael Kazin / New York Times:
Whatever Happened to the American Left?  —  Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown, a co-editor of Dissent and the author of “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation.”  —  SOMETIMES, attention should be paid to the absence of news.  America's economic miseries continue …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
Andy Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin Book Debuts Bomb … Despite massive publicity, two new books chronicling the Sarah Palin soap opera—The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin by veteran political writer Joe McGinnis and Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Justice After Troy Davis  —  IT'S easy to see why the case of Troy Davis, the Georgia man executed last week for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer, became a cause célèbre for death penalty opponents.  Davis was identified as the shooter by witnesses who later claimed to have been coerced by investigators.
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Small Donors Are Slow to Return to the Obama Fold  —  They were once among President Obama's most loyal supporters and a potent symbol of his political brand: voters of moderate means who dug deep for the candidate and his message of hope and change, sending him $10 or $25 or $50 every few weeks or months.
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
In Arizona, Complaints That an Accent Can Hinder a Teacher's Career  —  PHOENIX — When Guadalupe V. Aguayo puts her hand to her heart, faces the American flag in the corner of her classroom and leads her second-graders in the Pledge of Allegiance, she says some of the words — like allegiance …
Full transcript of Netanyahu speech at UN General Assembly  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 66th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' speech.  —  Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand …
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Daniel Bice / JSOnline:
Governor's spokesman granted immunity
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
David Plouffe Defends Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan; Sen. Lindsey Graham on Foreign Policy Challenges
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Campaign 2012
Evan McMorris-Santoro /
TPM2012  —  Welcome To The P5, Home Of The Telepromptered Obama Teleprompter Joke
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Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Obama 2012 campaign's Operation Vote focuses on ethnic minorities, core liberals
Discussion: US Politics and State of the Union
William Galston / The New Republic:
Left Behind: How Democrats Are Losing the Political Center