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8:25 PM ET, November 21, 2011

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A.Killough / CNN:
Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling  —  Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich tops the list in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new national survey.  —  And a CNN/ORC International Poll released on the eve of a CNN presidential debate focusing heavily …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney, Gingrich Now Top Choices for GOP Nomination  —  Gingrich's support on the rise this month  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans are most likely to name Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as their first choice for their party's 2012 presidential nomination, with Herman Cain close behind.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
On trail, new Newt Gingrich looks like old one
Discussion: CNN
Washington Examiner:
Newt Gingrich was a lobbyist, plain and simple
Charles Riley / CNNMoney.com:   Gingrich: CBO a ‘reactionary socialist institution’
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Gingrich Calls the CBO a “Reactionary Socialist Institution”
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Ron Paul is surging, an Iowa and New Hampshire front-runner and powerful third-party possibility
Discussion: CNN
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
No, ‘both sides’ aren't equally to blame for supercommittee failure  —  Here's why the supercommittee is failing, in one sentence: Democrats wanted the rich to pay more in taxes towards deficit reduction, and Republicans wanted the rich to pay less in taxes towards deficit reduction.
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New York Times:
Deficit Deal Fell Apart After Seeming Agreement
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Supercommittee announces failure in effort to tame debt
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Poll: ‘Occupy’ movement fails to capture Americans' interest  —  A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows that the “Occupy” movement has failed to capture the attention of a majority of Americans, indicating either ambivalence toward it or lack of interest.  —  The poll finds that 56% of Americans surveyed …
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Support for “Occupy” Unchanged, but More Criticize Approach  —  Majority remains noncommittal toward the movement and uncertain about its goals  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans have grown a bit more critical over the past month of the methods used by Occupy Wall Street protesters; however …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Raw Story
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Artist Behind Iconic ‘HOPE’ Poster Makes New One For Occupy Wall Street
David Frum / New York Magazine:
When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?  —  Some of my Republican friends ask if I've gone crazy.  I say: Look in the mirror.  —  It's a very strange experience to have your friends think you've gone crazy.  Some will tell you so.  Others will indulgently humor you.  Still others will avoid you.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Boehner blames Obama for failure of supercommittee to reach a deal  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming President Obama for the failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting the federal deficit.  —  The Speaker's office sent out a memo Monday morning …
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Stan Collender / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
Grover Norquist Was The Super Committee's Lex Luthor, And Other Stories
Discussion: Political Mojo
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
Herman Cain and the Holy Land Experience  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — By the time Herman Cain took the stage, Jesus had already been crucified, resurrected and returned to Earth to collect the faithful once that day.  —  Cain made a campaign stop Friday at The Holy Land Experience …
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Ken Dilanian / Los Angeles Times:
CIA forced to curb spying in Lebanon
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Romney Admits He Destroyed Government Records To Keep Them From Political Opponents  —  Last week, a Boston Globe investigation uncovered that former Gov. Mitt Romney's administration destroyed emails, purchased hard drives, and otherwise obliterated all digital records of his time as governor of Massachusetts.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
When Did Liberals Become So Unreasonable?  —  If every Democratic president disappoints, maybe there's something wrong with our expectations.  Tough love from a fellow traveler.  —  “The disappointment and disillusionment with President Clinton are widespread.”  —Bob Herbert, New York Times, 1993
Sara Ganim / PennLive.com:
Alleged Jerry Sandusky victim leaves school because of bullying, counselor says  —  Victim One, the first known alleged victim of abuse by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, had to leave his school in the middle of his senior year because of bullying, his counselor said Sunday.
Nick Summers / The Daily Beast:
Bloomberg's Plan for World Domination  —  With an army of reporters and wonky information services, the media company is expanding from Wall Street to Washington, Where it hopes to control—even more.  —  Bloomberg was everywhere, like Bloomberg likes to be.
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Bloomberg rebukes Obama over collapse of debt talks
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
No, Congress did not declare pizza a vegetable  —  There are many ways for Congress to frustrate the American people.  A high-profile failure to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit, for example.  But declaring pizza sauce a vegetable?  That, it turns out, might work even better.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
This Is the Pepper Spray Police Used on UC Davis Protesters (Updated)  —  We're awaiting confirmation from UC-Davis police, but after examining photos and videos of the incident, this is what we believe campus police used against the Occupy Wall Street protesters at UC Davis this weekend.  It's nasty.
Tina Dupuy / The Atlantic Online:
The Occupy Movement's Woman Problem  —  Women may be the 51%, but the Occupy camps and General Assemblies look as gender-imbalanced as Congress  —  “I'm called ‘that white bitch who gets everything she wants’ at the GA's,” says Elise Whitaker, 21, adopting a bit of a defiant posture.
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
What Killed JFK  —  The hate that ended his presidency is eerily familiar.  —  Thanksgiving week is a milestone for Barack Obama, but not one that many are likely to commemorate.  The president who seemed poised to inherit John F. Kennedy's mantle—in the eyes of Kennedy's last surviving child …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
The ‘Dump Obama’ movement has begun; Guess who'd replace him?  —  Faced with peanut-sized Jimmy Carter poll numbers, disturbing big-donor reluctance, unacceptable unemployment and depressing economic forecasts, President Obama heads back on the road tomorrow to do what he always does when in trouble:
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Steve Marble / L.A. NOW:
Teen in gay-student slaying case agrees to 21-year prison term
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Charles Hoskinson / The Politico:
Buck McKeon vows to repeal Pentagon cuts if supercommittee fails
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Daily Kos
Ginger Gibson / The Politico:
Bush gave Bachmann fashion advice
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Brian Vastag / Washington Post:
Congress kills request for National Climate Service
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