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9:10 AM ET, October 24, 2011

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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Jobs Plan Stalled, Obama to Try New Economic Drive  —  WASHINGTON — With his jobs plan stymied in Congress by Republican opposition, President Obama on Monday will begin a series of executive-branch actions to confront housing, education and other economic problems over the coming months …
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Lawrence Summers / Financial Times:
Why the housing burden stalls America's economic recovery  —  The central irony of financial crisis is that while it is caused by too much confidence, too much borrowing and lending and too much spending, it can only be resolved with more confidence, more borrowing and lending, and more spending.
Discussion: Business Insider
Richard Spencer / Telegraph:
Libya's liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law  —  Libya's interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of the country.  —  Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman …
Wolfgang Münchau / Financial Times:
Europe is now leveraging for a catastrophe  —  It is time to prepare for the unthinkable: there is now a significant probability the euro will not survive in its current form.  This is not because I am predicting the failure by European leaders to agree a deal.  In fact, I believe they will.
Discussion: Paul Krugman and AMERICAN FUTURE
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Hole in Europe's Bucket  —  If it weren't so tragic, the current European crisis would be funny, in a gallows-humor sort of way.  For as one rescue plan after another falls flat, Europe's Very Serious People — who are, if such a thing is possible, even more pompous and self-regarding …
Discussion: Guardian
Alex Barker / Financial Times:
Banks must find €108bn in new capital
Discussion: Paul Krugman
CNN:
STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY  —  Interview With Secretary Clinton; Interview With Vice President Biden; Interview With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
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James Crugnale / Mediaite:
‘America Is Hated Around The World’ Because Of Obama's Foreign Policy, Ahmadinejad Tells Fareed Zakaria
Discussion: Global Public Square
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
McConnell: Layoffs a ‘local’ problem
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Maggie's Farm
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Jindal: Four.  More.  Years  —  Say, did you hear about the big election yesterday?  Well, if you're like the majority of the country, you probably weren't even aware anyone was voting on Saturday.  But for the politically addicted, you might have known that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was up for another term.
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Andrea Riquier / Bloomberg:
Louisiana's Jindal Wins Second Term as Governor in Open Primary
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Reuters:
U.S. rating likely to be downgraded again: Merrill  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will likely suffer the loss of its triple-A credit rating from another major rating agency by the end of this year due to concerns over the deficit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecasts.
Discussion: Firedoglake and US Politics
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama's efforts to aid homeowners, boost housing market fall far short of goals  —  It was a critical plan to jump-start the economy.  —  President Obama pledged at the beginning of his term to boost the nation's crippled housing market and help as many as 9 million homeowners avoid losing their homes to foreclosure.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Former members' campaigns alive, well and spending money  —  The disgraced lawmakers might be gone, but their campaigns live on.  —  The handful of members of Congress who have resigned amid scandal in recent years have maintained active campaign accounts, federal records show …
Wall Street Journal:
Google Speaks Truth to Power  —  About the growing regulatory state, even Google's Eric Schmidt—a big supporter of the Obama administration—now feels the need to tell it like it is.  —  Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, gave a remarkable interview this month to the Washington Post.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
More Jobs Predicted for Machines, Not People  —  A faltering economy explains much of the job shortage in America, but advancing technology has sharply magnified the effect, more so than is generally understood, according to two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Rick Perry Goes Birther: After Meeting With Trump, 'I Don't Know' If Obama's Birth Certificate Is Real  —  In April, in an effort to appease a vocal group of conspiracy theorists who believe President Obama was not born in the United States, Obama released his “long-form” birth certificate from Hawaii.
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PARADE Magazine:
Rick Perry Hates to Lose
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
Four Nations, Four Lessons
New York Times:
Abdel-Jalil Promises a Role for Islam in a New Libya  —  BENGHAZI, Libya — The leader of the transitional government declared to thousands of revelers in a sunlit square here on Sunday that Libya's revolution had ended, setting the country on the path to elections, and he vowed that the new government would be based on Islamic tenets.
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Associated Press:
Autopsy: Qaddafi was killed by shot to head
Discussion: FP Passport and Michelle Malkin
Meredith Dake / Breitbart.tv:
OccupyDayton Protester: ‘F*ck The Military, F*ck Your Flag, And F*ck The Police’  —  A citizen journalist was taking pictures of the destruction the “Occupy Dayton” protest caused to public property when he was approached by a group of demonstrators.  A protester became very hostile …
 
 
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Campaign: Cain raising $1 million a week in October
Discussion: GOP 12 and Business Insider
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Bonuses Worthy of Protest for Gannett and Tribune Executives
Robert Frank / Wall Street Journal:
The Wild Ride of the 1%  —  The once-stable incomes …
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes
Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Washington Post
Martin Feldstein / Wall Street Journal:
The Tax Reform Evidence From 1986
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Civil rights groups charge Obama with hypocrisy over Alabama immigration law
CNN:
Report: Death toll rises to 217 after massive earthquake in Turkey
Discussion: Gawker and Boing Boing
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Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Eurozone summit - despair and backbiting in the corridors of power
Discussion: Business Insider
Reuters:
About 130 arrested at Occupy Chicago protest
Discussion: Blogcritics
David Brody / The Brody File:
Brody File Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Calls Herman Cain The “Psychological Frontrunner” for GOP Nomination
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Graham: Obama's Iraq, Afghan policies ‘being run out of Chicago’