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11:05 AM ET, November 22, 2011

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Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: First Romney TV Ad Falsely Presents McCain Campaign Quote As Obama's  —  The Romney campaign's very first television ad, released this evening, dishonestly presents a 2008 McCain campaign quote as the words of President Obama.  The ad features a voice-over of Obama saying …
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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Gingrich Announces National Security Team  —  Former CIA director R. James Woolsey and Robert McFarlane, national security adviser to President Reagan, have joined Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign as members of his national security advisory team.  —  They're the best known of the 10 men …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Quinnipiac University:
Gingrich On Top Of GOP Pack As Cain Fades, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Romney Ties Obama In One-On-One Matchup  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich more than doubles his share of the Republican presidential vote to lead the presidential pack with 26 percent and in a head …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Gingrich and Romney seesaw in SC, NH  —  There's no doubt the Newt Gingrich surge is real, and it's apparently spreading to South Carolina - with new private polling showing the former House Speaker leading Mitt Romney and Herman Cain, another southerner, by a 2-to-1 margin.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Paul Begala / The Daily Beast:
Newt Gingrich Would Be a Godsend to the Democrats
CNN:
Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words
A.Killough / CNN:
Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
Romney's First Television Ad Attacks Obama on Economy
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Defense spending likely to dominate next GOP presidential debate
Discussion: CNN
Dominic Holden / The Stranger …:
Pregnant Woman Blasted with Pepper Spray by SPD Says She Miscarried (Updated)  —  Posted at 3:55 p.m. and updated below with an interview with Jennifer Fox.  —  One of Occupy Seattle's outspoken activists who blogs under the name Ian Awesome has a post up this afternoon about the pregnant woman …
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
OWS Following the Woodstock to Altamont Trajectory  —  Numerous observers have pointed out how the media and liberals (sorry for the redundancy) lavished sympathy on Occupy Wall Street until it became untenable to continue, after which they began to airbrush their previous encomia.
Frances Martel / Mediaite:   Michael Moore: UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident ‘Resonates’ With The World Like Tienanmen Square
Elizabeth Flock / Washington Post:
Occupy Wall Street protesters finish journey from Zuccotti Park to D.C.
Ian Awesome / OneAngryQueer:
Pregnant Occupier Alleges Police Brutality Resulted In Miscarriage
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Poll: ‘Occupy’ movement fails to capture Americans' interest
New York Post:
They didn't fail - they succeeded in doing nothing  —  The “supercommittee” has failed, or so we're told.  This group of six Democrats and six Republicans from the House and Senate couldn't come up with $1.5 trillion in spending cuts and tax hikes to circumvent automatic draconian cuts to federal spending …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The consequences of presidential weakness
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Supercommittee failure gives parties election ammunition
Discussion: The Politico
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don't Watch Any News: Study … Fox News , Fox News Fairleigh Dickinson , Fox News Less Informed , Fox News Less Informed Study , Fox News Study , Fox News Viewers , Fox News Viewers Know Less , Fox News Viewers Less Informed , Media News
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David Taintor / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  The poll — which asked New Jerseyans where they find news …
Discussion: Mediaite, Gawker and The Stranger …
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp  —  Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.  —  Jim Lafferty, who has been negotiating with city officials on behalf of Occupy L.A., addresses protesters.  (Robert Lachman, Los Angeles Times / November 21, 2011)
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sarah Palin Got Scolded by Roger Ailes for Not Announcing Her Non-Candidacy on Fox News  —  Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers — but it infuriated Roger Ailes.  The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself.
Joel Gehrke / Campaign 2012:
German press irked by US, pushes WH on debt  —  In an apparent suggestion of United States hypocrisy on debt issues, a journalist in the German media challenged White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on the role of the United States in responding to the European debt crisis.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Doug Ross
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The White House:
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 11/21/2011
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Inside Obama Campaign Headquarters: Confident Urgency and an Empty Keg  —  ABC News' Devin Dwyer and Michael Falcone report:  —  CHICAGO - On a recent Friday afternoon, the 2012-themed ping pong, foosball, and air hockey tables sit idle inside President Obama's 50,000-square-foot re-election headquarters.
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
CNBC:
Economic Growth Just 2%, Well Below Earlier Estimate  —  The U.S. economy grew more slowly than previously estimated in the third quarter, but weak inventory accumulation amid sturdy consumer spending supported views output would pick up in the current quarter.
Dan Fitzpatrick / Wall Street Journal:
BofA Warned to Get Stronger  —  Bank of America Corp.'s board has been told that the company could face a public enforcement action if regulators aren't satisfied with recent steps taken to strengthen the bank, said people familiar with the situation.  —  The nation's second-largest lender …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Oil tax breaks safe as supercommittee flops  —  State of play: The collapse of the deficit supercommittee means oil companies fighting to preserve billions of dollars in tax breaks can once again breathe easy.  —  Many Democrats had sought to kill the tax subsidies as part …
Harry Reid / USA Today:
Republicans never found the courage  —  The American people are tired of their elected leaders listening to the extreme voices in their party instead of the voices of reason.  I am disappointed that Republicans never found the courage to ignore Tea Party extremists and millionaire lobbyists …
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Perry: I would impose no-fly zone over Syria  —  In an appearance on Fox News Monday evening, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he would impose a unilateral U.S. no-fly zone over Syria in an effort to force regime change there.  —  Perry's statement came in response to questions from columnist Charles Krauthammer …
 
 
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Associated Press:
Ex-Blagojevich fundraiser Rezko to be sentenced, after 2008 trial exposed pay-to-play culture
Discussion: TalkLeft and LobbyComply
New York Times:
Separating You and Me?  4.74 Degrees  —  The world is even smaller than you thought.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Moons  —  In 1951, Samuel Lubell invented the concept …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Balloon Juice
City Room:
CUNY Students Protesting Tuition Increase Clash With Police
Discussion: Gothamist and Jammie Wearing Fools
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
As Layoffs Rise, Stock Buybacks Consume Cash
Shushannah Walshe / Associated Press:
On the Iowa Trail with Rick Santorum: A Day with the GOP's Hardest Working Candidate
New York Times:
In Jose Pimentel Terror Case, F.B.I. Worries Over Informer
Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg:
Buffett-Ducking Billionaires Avoid Reporting Cash Gains to IRS
 Earlier Items: 
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
GOP presidential field in DC as Obama touts jobs plan in Granite State
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Rush: First Lady Booed for ‘Uppityism’
Steve Marble / L.A. NOW:
Teen in gay-student slaying case agrees to 21-year prison term
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
No, Congress did not declare pizza a vegetable