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1:10 PM 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 …
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
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.
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 …
CNN:
Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
OWS Following the Woodstock to Altamont Trajectory
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
Jeff Id / The Air Vent:
Climategate 2.0  —  UPDATE3: 9:25 AM PST - Having read a number of emails, and seeing this quote from Mike Mann in the Guardian: … I'm going to conclude they are the real deal.  I've posted a BitTorrent link to the file below.  One big difference between Climategate 1 and 2 is that in 1 …
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Tallbloke / tallbloke's talkshop:
Breaking news: FOIA 2011 has arrived !
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).
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The ‘third force’ Brooks has been waiting for
Discussion: driftglass
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 …
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?
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.
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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
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.
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 …
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Reporters Meet the Fists of the Law  —  In the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street eviction from Zuccotti Park, a mayoral aide e-mailed reporters.  —  The aide, Stu Loeser, said that he had heard of journalists “supposedly” wearing police press badges who “allegedly encountered problems on the streets of New York.”
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 …
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
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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Michelangelo Signorile / The Huffington Post:
Expanding the Conversation  —  Gay Voices HuffPost …
Discussion: Poliglot
New York Times:
Separating You and Me?  4.74 Degrees  —  The world is even smaller than you thought.
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Perry: I would impose no-fly zone over Syria
 Earlier Items: 
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
GOP presidential field in DC as Obama touts jobs plan in Granite State
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The consequences of presidential weakness
Charles Riley / CNNMoney.com:
Gingrich: CBO a ‘reactionary socialist institution’