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7:20 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
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
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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N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
Four Nations, Four Lessons
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 …
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
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.
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 …
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
‘America Is Hated Around The World’ Because Of Obama's Foreign Policy, Ahmadinejad Tells Fareed Zakaria  —  In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said America was hated around the world and should re-examine their policies.
Discussion: Global Public Square
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Graham: Obama's Iraq, Afghan policies ‘being run out of Chicago’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that key foreign policy decisions by the Obama administration are being made for political reasons.  —  “I would argue Iraq and Afghanistan is being run out of Chicago, not Washington …
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Clinton warns Iran not to ‘miscalculate’ U.S. post-withdrawal commitment to Iraq
Discussion: ABCNEWS
 
 
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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
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
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Did The Post story do right by the Koch brothers?
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
McConnell: Layoffs a ‘local’ problem
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Ohio GOP Straw Poll Gives Ron Paul A Majority
David Brody / The Brody File:
Brody File Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Calls Herman Cain The “Psychological Frontrunner” for GOP Nomination
Kathleen Hennessey / Los Angeles Times:
Republicans in Congress are in a quandary on jobs
Discussion: Hullabaloo
John DiStaso / unionleader.com:
Sununu to endorse Romney for President