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3:40 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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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
New ThinkProgress ‘Ad’: Romney Says 'Let Us Just Raise Your Taxes Some More'*  —  Yesterday, Mitt Romney released his first campaign ad, which quotes President Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.”  But those weren't Obama's words; he was quoting a strategist for Sen. John McCain in 2008.
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 …
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:   Six Issues to Watch for at Tonight's Republican Debate
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:   Mitt Romney attack ad misleadingly quotes Obama
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Gingrich and Romney seesaw in SC, NH
Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
In Defending Dishonest Ad, Romney Campaign Stunningly Claims Obama Won't Talk About The Economy
Discussion: The American Prospect
CNN:
Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words
Prof. Phil Jones / Watts Up With That?:
Climategate 2.0 emails - They're real and they're spectacular!  —  UPDATE: 8:20 AM PST These emails have not been verified yet, and this story was posted by one of my moderating staff while I was asleep.  Until such time they are verified, tread lightly because without knowing what is behind …
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Jeff Id / The Air Vent:
Climategate 2.0  —  UEA Responds - And it's the expected BS.  Out of context before we put them in context.  I suppose that if you aren't a certified UEA climatologist, you can't read.  I guess I'm probably not welcome at climate school there.  Thanks to WUWT again for the link. … From WUWT
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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Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Tony Rezko sentenced to 10-1/2 years in kickback scheme
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko sentenced to more than 10 years in prison
Discussion: Big Government and Michelle Malkin
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Obama heckled by protesters at New Hampshire speech  —  President Obama was heckled on Tuesday during an appearance at a New Hampshire high school.  —  Obama had traveled north to the Granite State, which holds the nation's first presidential primary, to discuss the economy and his proposal to extend a current payroll tax cut.
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ABCNEWS:
Obama New Hampshire Jobs Speech Interrupted By Occupy Protesters  —  The Occupy movement followed President Obama to New Hampshire today, where protestors interrupted his jobs speech at a high school in Manchester.  —  Speaking at Manchester High School Central the President was interrupted shortly …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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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Wall Street Journal:
Thank You, Grover Norquist  —  The super committee's failure is rooted in a clash of visions.  —  So it's all Grover Norquist's fault.  Democrats and the media are singing in unison that the reason Congress's antideficit super committee has failed is because of the conservative activist's magical antitax spell over Republicans.
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Toomey: Dems Rejected Compromise, Demanded $1 Trillion Tax Hike
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
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Despite attacks, Dems standing by Occupy Wall Street  —  For weeks now, Republicans have attacked Democrats for voicing support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, in particular faulting the DCCC for standing up for them.  And the incidents of violence and excess have led some neutral commentators …
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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.
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Bloomberg's got some advice for Obama  —  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday there is only one option for President Barack Obama in the wake of the supercommitte's failure: Announce he will veto any extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.  —  “All the president has to do …
Discussion: PolitickerNY and Weasel Zippers
Paul Krugman:
Taxing Job Creators  —  Mark Thoma sends us to the new Journal of Economic Perspectives paper (pdf) on optimal taxes by Peter Diamond and Emmanuel Saez.  It's a tough read (I'm still working on it myself), but there's one discussion that I think helps make a useful point about current political debate.
Andy Martino / NY Daily News:
Source: MLB adds “sexual orientation” wording to CBA  —  Major League Baseball, which saw Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in 1947, today will announce incremental progress in another civil rights issue.  The new Collective Bargaining Agreement adds “sexual orientation” …
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and ThinkProgress
Reuters:
U.S. Economic Growth Is Revised Down to 2 Percent  —  The United States economy grew at a slightly slower pace than previously estimated in the third quarter, but weak inventory accumulation amid sturdy consumer spending strengthened analysts' views that output would pick up in the current quarter.
 
 
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Harry Reid / USA Today:
Republicans never found the courage
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Gingrich Announces National Security Team
New York Post:
They didn't fail - they succeeded in doing nothing
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Inside Obama Campaign Headquarters: Confident Urgency and an Empty Keg
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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