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1:35 PM ET, November 22, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
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
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:   New ThinkProgress ‘Ad’: Romney Says 'Let Us Just Raise Your Taxes Some More'*
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Gingrich and Romney seesaw in SC, NH
CNN:
Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words
Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
In Defending Dishonest Ad, Romney Campaign Stunningly Claims Obama Won't Talk About The Economy
Discussion: The American Prospect
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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 march from Zuccotti Park to D.C.: My trip with the protesters
Tammy Webber / Associated Press:
Blago adviser Rezko sentenced to 7 more years … CHICAGO (AP) — A former top fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose trial exposed Illinois' pay-to-play political culture, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 1/2 years in prison but will get credit for time he has already served.
Discussion: The Hill and Taegan Goddard's …
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Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Former Obama fundraiser sentenced  —  Tony Rezko, former fundraiser and friend of President Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison Tuesday for corruption.  —  Rezko, 56, has already served about 44 months of the 126 month sentence …
Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Tony Rezko sentenced to 10-1/2 years in kickback scheme  —  A federal judge sentenced Tony Rezko to 10 1/2 years in prison Tuesday, describing his actions under Rod Blagojevich's tenure as “selfish and corrupt.”  —  Rezko, 56, has already served about 44 months.  His daughter burst into tears at hearing the sentence.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Associated Press:
Ex-Blagojevich fundraiser Rezko to be sentenced, after 2008 trial exposed pay-to-play culture
Discussion: TalkLeft and LobbyComply
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The ‘third force’ Brooks has been waiting for  —  David Brooks seems discouraged by the era of political “stagnation,” but I have good news for him. … Brooks gets one part of this horribly wrong.  Dems on the super-committee did more than “flirt with spending cuts” …
Discussion: driftglass
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Moons  —  In 1951, Samuel Lubell invented the concept of the political solar system.  At any moment, he wrote, there is a Sun Party (the majority party, which drives the agenda) and a Moon Party (the minority party, which shines by reflecting the solar rays).
Tallbloke / tallbloke's talkshop:
Breaking news: FOIA 2011 has arrived !  —  Our old friend ‘Foia’ dropped an interesting comment on the Ian Wilson thread at 9.28am GMT today.  —  Downloading now, check it out at your own peril, I don't know what's in it yet:  —  UPDATE 10.34am GMT  —  OK, it's genuine, and as far as I can tell, virus free.
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Toomey: Dems Rejected Compromise, Demanded $1 Trillion Tax Hike  —  On November 7, Republican senator Pat Toomey proposed a compromise on taxes to members of the supercommittee tasked with cutting the deficit.  “There was a moment there, a 24-hour period, when several Democrats expressed …
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Wall Street Journal:
Thank You, Grover Norquist
Jeb Hensarling / Wall Street Journal:
Why the Super Committee Failed
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.
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Daniel Indiviglio / The Atlantic Online:
Growth Revised Down to 2%—Should We Be Worried?
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: Gawker, Mediaite 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)
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.
 
 
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Michael Powell / New York Times:
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Michelangelo Signorile / The Huffington Post:
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Harry Reid / USA Today:
Republicans never found the courage
New York Times:
Separating You and Me?  4.74 Degrees  —  The world is even smaller than you thought.
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New York Post:
They didn't fail - they succeeded in doing nothing
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The consequences of presidential weakness
Charles Riley / CNNMoney.com:
Gingrich: CBO a ‘reactionary socialist institution’