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1:25 AM ET, November 22, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
On trail, new Newt Gingrich looks like old one
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Gawker
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Ashley Parker / The Caucus:   Romney's First Television Ad Attacks Obama on Economy
Ashley Parker / New York Times:   Romney Heats Up Campaign in New Hampshire With an Ad Attacking Obama
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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Stan Collender / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
Grover Norquist Was The Super Committee's Lex Luthor, And Other Stories
Discussion: Political Mojo
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.
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Dominic Holden / The Stranger …:
Pregnant Woman Blasted with Pepper Spray by SPD Says She Miscarried (Updated)
Associated Press:
University president vows pepper spraying probe
Discussion: The Agonist
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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Charles Riley / CNNMoney.com:
Gingrich: CBO a ‘reactionary socialist institution’  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Look out budget wonks, Newt Gingrich is comin' for you.  —  The former Speaker of the House labeled the Congressional Budget Office a “reactionary socialist institution” during a speech on Social Security reform in New Hampshire on Monday.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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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.
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 …
Discussion: Riptide 2.0 and US Politics
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Ken Dilanian / Los Angeles Times:
CIA forced to curb spying in Lebanon
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
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Supercommittee's failure pushes Bush tax cuts to forefront of 2012 campaign  —  The imminent failure of the congressional deficit “supercommittee,” which had a chance to settle the nation's tax policy for the next decade, would thrust the much-contested Bush tax cuts into the forefront of next year's presidential campaign.
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Bachmann's Iowa Campaign Chair Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Lead To Object Marriage  —  A candidate with a long and ferocious anti-gay record as Michele Bachmann needs a campaign chairman with a similar history of activism against gay rights.  Last week, Bachmann's campaign announced …
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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 …
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.
Sean Higgins / Capital Hill:
Ex-Solyndra Staff To Get $13,000 Each In TAA Federal Aid  —  The Labor Department today announced that it had approved Trade Adjustment Assistance for the former employees of the bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra.  —  That means all of the firm's 1,100 ex-employees are eligible for federal aid packages …
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
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.
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
 
 
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David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama, GOP agree on veterans' jobs tax credits
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DealBook:
MF Global Trustee Says Shortfall Could Exceed $1.2 Billion
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Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
China Bends to U.S. Complaint on Solar Panels but Plans Retaliation
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Andrew Dalton / SFist:
Occupy Oakland Hosts Gay Porn Movie Shoot
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Wynton Hall / Big Government:
George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus Then Invested in Companies Benefiting
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Eli Clifton / ThinkProgress:
Santorum: ‘All The People Who Live In The West Bank Are Israelis’
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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:
Republicans vow to undo Pentagon cuts after supercommittee fails
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