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7:15 AM ET, November 13, 2011


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Marc A. Thiessen / National Review:
The Big Loser of the Night: CBS  —  If there was a loser on the debate stage tonight, it was CBS.  First, they scheduled their debate on a Saturday night between two major football games.  Then they decide to only broadcast the first hour of their 90-minute debate.  Then their Internet feed failed for the final 30 minutes.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The PJ Tatler
Bachmann, Paul Call Debate Moderators ‘Disgraceful’  —  SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Fireworks were few and far between at the GOP's foreign policy debate tonight, but if any issue provoked the ire of some candidates it was not each other but rather how CBS News' moderator Scott Pelley ran the event.
Discussion: Blog
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Foreign policy debate highlights differences within GOP field  —  The Republican presidential candidates finally found a way to draw stark contrasts with one another, revealing a surprising amount of divergence on the proper role for the U.S. in world affairs.
Discussion: CNN
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Huntsman plays to his strengths, goes after GOP rivals on foreign policy
Discussion: Reuters, The Reaction, The Hill and CNN
Zachary Abrahamson / The Politico:
Foreign policy drops from view in '12 race
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
U.S., EU pressure Netanyahu to scrap proposed bill against Israeli NGOs  —  EU ambassador to Israel, Andrew Standley, warns prime minister's national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror that passage of legislation could harm Israel's standing.  —  The European Union and the United States …
Adrian Blomfield / Telegraph:
Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions
Lee Moran / Daily Mail:
Is this the sexiest political ad campaign ever?  Putin's model army strikes again with raunchy video to get Russians voting  —  They've washed cars in skimpy outfits and torn their clothes off - all to promote the hardman of Russian politics, Vladimir Putin.
Discussion: Power Line
Charles Dharapak / ABCNEWS:
President Obama to CEOs: 'We've Been a Bit Lazy'  —  For the second time in as many months, President Obama has taken the nation that elected him president to task for its own lackadaisical economic performance on the global stage.  —  Obama told a group of CEOs today that the United States has gotten …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Obama, leaders set framework for Asia-Pacific trade agreement
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
An Elegy for Berlusconi, the Man Who Ruined Italy (Again)  —  The Economist has a great elegy for my favorite now deposed leader, Silvio Berlusconi.  If you gave me a list at the beginning of the year of Hosni Mubarak, Moammar Gadhafi and Berlusconi, I would have said that Berlusconi …
Kurt Schlichter / Big Government:
Lessons From the Battle of BlogCon 2011: The Occupiers Deserve Derision  —  The weirdos, losers and mutations who make up the Occupy movement showed the world their glass jaw when their Denver branch descended upon the FreedomWorks BlogCon 2011 new media convention on Friday.
Lindsey Boerma /
Cain: God Convinced Him to Run for President  —  Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain gestures during a speech at the Values Voter Summit in October  —  ATLANTA, Ga. - Herman Cain, whose campaign could use some redemption in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal …
Harry Esteve / Oregonian:
Occupy Portland: Several hundred protesters prepare for midnight eviction  —  Several hundred Occupy Portland demonstrators still in Chapman and Lownsdale squares Saturday night appeared ready to resist a 12:01 a.m. deadline to leave the parks or risk arrest.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Devil and Joe Paterno  —  WHEN I think about the sins of Joe Paterno, and the ignominious ending of his long and famous career, I think about Darío Castrillón Hoyos.  —  Castrillón is a Colombian, born in Medellín, who became a Catholic priest and then a bishop during …
Denver Post:
Denver police forcing Occupy Denver to move their property in Civic Center  —  Denver police forced stubborn protestors out of Civic Center park early this evening, using pepper spray and tearing down illegally pitched tents.  —  About half of the protesters had started to leave Lincoln Park …
CBS News:
Poll: Obama disapproval rating on economy at record high  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto  —  President Obama's ratings on the the most important issue for his re-election — the economy …
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
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