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12:20 AM ET, November 23, 2011

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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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Richard Black / BBC:
‘New release’ of climate emails  —  The writer appears to argue that combating climate change will create poverty  —  What appears to be a new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit has been released.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
It Figures... UC Davis Students AGREED to Be Pepper Sprayed Before Incident (Video) ...Update: UC Davis Pepper Spray Massacre Victims Giggled & Smiled Describing Torture  —  For the record...  The UC Davis students who were holding the illegal protest on campus last weekend were warned …
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David Taintor / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Fox News On UC Davis Pepper Spraying: 'It's A Food Product, Essentially'  —  On Monday night, O'Reilly Factor host Bill O'Reilly and Fox News host Megyn Kelly sat down to discuss what really happened at UC Davis on Friday and whether campus police acted appropriately in showering …
Mr Patch W. Adams / The P/Oed Patriot:
UC Davis Protesters AGREED To Being Pepper Sprayed By Police  —  There has been a display of outrage over the last several days at the fact the Police at UC Davis pepper sprayed some Occupy protesters while they were voluntarily sitting on the ground locked arm and arm.  —  Here is that video:
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.
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Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Mitt Romney: Says Barack Obama said, “If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.”  —  The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire!  Mitt Romney ad charges Obama said, 'If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose'  —  On the eve of a presidential trip to New Hampshire on Nov. 22 …
Gail Gitcho / Mitt Romney for President …:
TABLES TURNED  —  Three years ago, candidate Barack Obama mocked …
Discussion: Washington Post
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney's first TV ad draws flak from Obama campaign for misleading use of president's words (video)
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Mitt Romney attack ad misleadingly quotes Obama
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Truthdig
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Michele Bachmann's Entrance On Jimmy Fallon?  The Fishbone Song ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch'  —  Earlier this morning, our own Nando Di Fino critiqued Michele Bachmann's appearance on last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by saying that that the first half of her segment, when she discussed …
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ABCNEWS:
Bachmann Mocked Amid Talk-Show Yuks  —  The drummer for the house band on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” apologized sort of for his decision to play “Lyin' Ass Bitch” when Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared on the talk show Monday night.  —  “The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
GOP debate: Newt Gingrich beats back immigration critique  —  Ascendant Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivered an unapologetic defense of his views on immigration Tuesday night, declaring in a foreign policy debate that the GOP should not adopt a platform on immigration that …
Discussion: New York Times and The Page
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Quinnipiac University:
Gingrich On Top Of GOP Pack As Cain Fades, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama struggling in Pennsylvania
Discussion: USA Today and ABCNEWS
Jeremy Peters / The Caucus:
Huckabee to Hold G.O.P. Candidate Forum
Discussion: Gallup, Hot Air and GOP 12
A.Killough / CNN:
Live Blog: CNN Republican National Security Debate  —  Washington, D.C. (CNN) - The CNN Political Ticker is live blogging the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C. Check here for live updates throughout the event and be sure to follow @PoliticalTicker, @CNNPolitics and use #CNNDebate.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Gateway Pundit
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ThinkProgress:
CNN National Security Debate Live-Blog
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:   Tonight's Debate: Six Issues to Watch
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
Discussion: The Raw Story
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
Obama Heckled In New Hampshire By Occupy Wall Street Supporters
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Helen Jung / Oregonian:
Gov. John Kitzhaber stops executions in Oregon, calls system ‘compromised and inequitable’  —  SALEM — Gov. John Kitzhaber announced today he will not allow the execution of Gary Haugen — or any death row inmate — to take place while he is in office.  —  The death penalty is morally wrong and unjustly administered, Kitzhaber said.
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William Yardley / New York Times:
Oregon Executions to Be Blocked by Gov. Kitzhaber
A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Romney names possible running mate  —  (CNN) - GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Monday dropped a name for a possible running mate should he secure his party's nomination.  —  “There are probably 15 names of people, including (New Hampshire Sen.) Kelly Ayotte,” Romney said in an interview on Fox News.
Discussion: The Politico, Hot Air and RedState
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
A complicated Romney family  —  Part of Mitt Romney's political persona is his perfect family: His oft-mentioned marriage of 40 years, his five handsome, successful sons and their photogenic families.  Like much with Romney, it's an asset that is on the edge of being a liability …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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 …
Center for American Progress:
The Path to 270  —  Demographics Versus Economics in the 2012 Presidential Election  —  Changing demographics and the perceived and real state of the economy will play a huge role in determining the presidential winner when voters head to the polls in 2012.  —  SOURCE: AP/ Pat Sullivan
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
The Huntsman Dilemma  —  After spending $800,000-plus on media over the last several months, Our Destiny PAC, the pro-Jon Huntsman political action committee, plans to spend an additional $650,000 on new television ads for the New Hampshire primary.  If Huntsman were a viable contender, this might make sense.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Charlie Spiering / Campaign 2012:
DHS issues Turkey fryer warning  —  Follow on Twitter:Follow @charliespiering  —  The Department of Homeland Security is taking any threat seriously during the Thanksgiving holiday, including the ominous threat to our national security posed by turkey fryers.
The Atlantic Online:
Nearing the End of the Iraq War  —  With one month left until American troops are scheduled to completely withdraw from Iraq, the draw-down process is in full gear, but the future for a still-recovering, still-violent Iraq remains uncertain.  Since coalition forces first invaded Iraq in March 2003 …
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Why Republicans like Simpson-Bowles  —  I get at this a bit in today's column, but one of the curious things about the GOP's interest in Simpson-Bowles is that Simpson-Bowles has more in tax revenue and more in defense cuts than anything President Obama has proposed.
Journalism.org:
BIGGEST WEEK YET FOR OCCUPY WALL STREET COVERAGE  —  A series of police crackdowns resulted in the biggest week of Occupy Wall Street media coverage since the protests began two months ago.  And for the second week in a row, the stunning sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University registered as the No. 2 story in the nation.
 
 
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Jeremy Herb / Ballot Box:
Huntsman, Romney trade jabs over Afghanistan drawdown
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
What is the U.S.'s role in a changing world?
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Jason Clayworth / Iowa Caucuses:
The Family Leader narrows endorsement to four possibilities: Gingrich, Bachmann, Santorum and Perry
Discussion: GOP 12 and National Review
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Why the SuperCommitee Needed to Fail
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Ratings Shrink President's List for Judgeships
Discussion: Althouse and The Volokh Conspiracy
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Jon Huntsman / CNN:
Bring U.S. military in line with new reality
The Politico:
Supercommittee meltdown: Behind the scenes
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Andy Martino / NY Daily News:
Source: MLB adds “sexual orientation” wording to CBA
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and ThinkProgress
Paul Krugman:
Taxing Job Creators
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egypt Military Is Jeered Over Proposed Handover Deal
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp