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10:30 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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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  —  What's next?  The Santorum Surge?  The Huntsman Hiccup?  Why Newt Gingrich would be a godsend to the Democrats.  —  What are we to make of the ascension of Newt Gingrich?  —  Perhaps the day has finally, belatedly …
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 …
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
CNN:
Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Defense spending likely to dominate next GOP presidential debate
Discussion: CNN
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
Romney's First Television Ad Attacks Obama on Economy
Discussion: ABCNEWS, msnbc.com and The Politico
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
On trail, new Newt Gingrich looks like old one
Discussion: CNN
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Frances Martel / Mediaite:   Michael Moore: UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident ‘Resonates’ With The World Like Tienanmen Square
Ian Awesome / OneAngryQueer:
Pregnant Occupier Alleges Police Brutality Resulted In Miscarriage
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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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Supercommittee failure gives parties election ammunition
Discussion: The Politico
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
No, ‘both sides’ aren't equally to blame for supercommittee failure
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
Foreclosure Firm Steven J. Baum to Close Down  —  A law firm that had become a lightning rod in the controversy over mortgage-foreclosure practices has shut down, costing 89 employees their jobs.  —  The Steven J. Baum P.C. law firm, which has offices in Amherst, N.Y., and Westbury on Long Island …
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Kyle Leighton / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
SLIDESHOW: The Homeless-themed Halloween Party
Discussion: Gawker and Talking Points Memo
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Rush: First Lady Booed for ‘Uppityism’  —  On Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited Homestead Miami speedway to serve as ceremonial grand marshals of the Ford 400, where some in the crowd booed them.  —  The White House downplayed the incident today …
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
As Layoffs Rise, Stock Buybacks Consume Cash  —  When Pfizer cut its research budget this year and laid off 1,100 employees, it was not because the company needed to save money.  —  In fact, the drug maker had so much cash left over, it decided to buy back an additional $5 billion worth …
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The consequences of presidential weakness  —  One thing that Republicans and Democrats seem able to agree upon is that President Obama's shocking absence from any part in the supercommittee talks nearly assured its failure.  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) blames Obama.
 
 
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City Room:
CUNY Students Protesting Tuition Increase Clash With Police
Discussion: Gothamist and Jammie Wearing Fools
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
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
GOP presidential field in DC as Obama touts jobs plan in Granite State
 Earlier Items: 
Wynton Hall / Big Government:
George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus Then Invested in Companies Benefiting
Discussion: Don Surber
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
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Poll: ‘Occupy’ movement fails to capture Americans' interest
 

 
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