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12:45 AM ET, December 1, 2011

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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Newt Gingrich Said What?  —  Recalling a speech where Newt Gingrich proposed abolishing tenure at state universities, I decided to go through the news archives for other examples of bold, intriguing ideas that went nowhere.  There is no doubt that Newt Gingrich is one of the most creative and energetic thinkers in the Republican Party.
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Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Ron Paul Ad Blasts Newt Gingrich for ‘Serial Hypocrisy’  —  Texas Rep. Ron Paul is tearing into Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich with a new web ad that ranks among the most scathing of the year.  —  Hitting similar themes that the Democrats used earlier this week …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Gingrich up big in Florida and Montana  —  Newt Gingrich's momentum is continuing to build, and he now leads Mitt Romney by over 25 points in both Florida and Montana.  —  In Florida Gingrich is at 47% to 17% for Romney, 15% for Herman Cain, 5% for Ron Paul, 4% for Michele Bachmann …
A.Killough / CNN:
Romney: Obama will ‘cower’ from debating his record
Discussion: The Politico and Ballot Box
Washington Examiner:
Conservatives should think twice about Newt
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog and Instapundit
New York Times:
Gingrich Gave Push to Clients, Not Just Ideas
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Shockingly, Morning Joe Transcript Actually Worth Five Minutes of Your Time  —  But only five minutes.  —  Down on Obama, and that includes the liberals, who are beginning to get as distracted and depressed as he is, over the burden of having to spin his failures.  —  Video at the link, but here's some good parts.
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Tina Brown: Obama 'Doesn't Like His Job'  —  Recently on Morning Joe it was Jon Meacham suggesting that Barack Obama doesn't particularly like people and was in the wrong line of work.  Today it was Tina Brown's turn, opining that PBO doesn't dig his gig.  —  Discussing PBO's ever-paltrier …
Steve Marble / L.A. NOW:
Occupy L.A.: 30 tons of debris left behind at City Hall tent city  —  Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment — everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters …
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TheAustralian:
A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Tehran  —  SHEERA FRENKEL - … AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack.
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Stocks Surge After Central Banks' Action on Debt Crisis  —  A move announced by central bankers on Wednesday to contain the European debt crisis resulted in euphoria in global stock markets, but it also prompted skeptics to wonder: will this time be different?
Discussion: The Talking Dog and msnbc.com
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
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Wall Street Journal:
Blame It on Berlin  —  The euro bailout caucus wants the Germans to write a blank check.
Nick Schulz / Los Angeles Times:
Three inconvenient truths for Occupy Wall Street  —  Occupy Wall Street needs to recognize some realities about what drives income inequality.  —  Occupy Wall street demonstrators lock arms as they block Broad street near the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan on Nov. 17.  (Mike Segar / Reuters)
Discussion: normblog
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Matt Flegenheimer / City Room:   Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama's Visit
Bill Estep / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Pike church takes stand against interracial couples  —  A small Pike County church has voted not to accept interracial couples as members or let them take part in some worship activities.  —  The decision has caused sharp reaction and disapproval in the Eastern Kentucky county.
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Angela Sparkman / WKYT-TV:
Pike County church bans interracial couples from membership
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Barney the bully: Congressman Frank's other legacy  —  The morning after his retirement announcement, Rep. Barney Frank scored an interview on NBC's “Today” show, gaining the opportunity to act as an elder statesman in front of a TV audience of millions.  Instead, the Massachusetts Democrat chose to quarrel with the interviewer.
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer Wonders How Many Men Died Of AIDS Because Of Barney Frank
Hunter Walker / PolitickerNY:
Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’  —  In a speech at MIT last night to discuss the packed sweepstakes to build a tech campus in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg said he prefers City Hall to the White House.  Almost immediately after Mayor Bloomberg dampened recent speculation he's eyeing a White House bid …
Thomas Lane / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Bachmann: I Would Close Our (Non-Existent) Embassy In Iran  —  Michele Bachmann has had her fair share of foreign policy stumbles, but she just hit a whole new level.  —  According to a tweet from NBC News' Jamie Novogrod, Bachmann responded to the recent raiding of the British embassy …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Republican leaders warn rank and file: Don't blow our advantage on taxes  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans support extending the payroll-tax cut but that “there's no debate” about whether the measure should be paid for.  —  “We're going to continue …
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Scott Wong / The Politico:
Fed salary freeze to cover payroll tax cut
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Enterprise Blog
Ryan Young / WSB-TV:
Movers, deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman  —  ATLANTA, Ga. —  A 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter were just moments from being evicted from their home Tuesday, when sheriff's deputies and the moving company hired by the bank decided not to go through with the action.
Discussion: The Raw Story, msnbc.com and Gawker
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Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Movers And Sheriff's Deputies Refuse Bank's Order To Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
Obama Admin Seals Records of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Implicated in Fast and Furious  —  And to think that Attorney General Eric Holder is getting testy about congressional calls for his resignation.  After all, the Justice Department has nothing to hide, right?
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William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
‘Fast and Furious’ Whistleblowers Struggle Six Months After Testifying Against ATF Program
Josh Kraushaar / 2012 Decoded:
Dem Recruit Attacks GOP Congressman for Backing Obama  —  Here's a telling sign of how much President Obama's fortunes have changed since 2008 — a leading Democratic Congressional recruit is now attacking a Republican congressman for supporting the president.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Here's to Potty-Mouthing, and the Real Lesson for All of Us  —  It is very clear that Emma Sullivan of Shawnee Mission East High School is a late-charging entrant for Person of the Year at the blog here.  If there was ever any doubt, it was erased when Ruth Marcus, an “opinion writer” …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Perry Warns Uncooperative Federal Workers: I'll ‘Reassign Them To Some Really God-Awful Place’ (VIDEO) … Elections 2012 , Rick Perry , Video , Rick Perry 2012 , Rick Perry Epa , Rick Perry Federal Bureaucrats , Rick Perry For President , Rick Perry New Hampshire , Politics News
David Roberts / Ex-Gay Watch:
Exclusive: Secret Conference Held to ‘Save Exodus International’ from Ruin  —  Exodus President Alan Chambers called a meeting together this past November 16.  The subject was quite simply how to keep Exodus International from social and financial oblivion.
New York Post:
Obama's city visit, Rockefeller tree tourists create traffic ‘nightmare’  —  Is he gone yet?  —  President Obama's fund-raising foray into Manhattan today created enough gridlock to make Congress envious — at almost the exact moment that thousands of tourists jammed into Rockefeller Center to watch the Christmas tree-lighting.
Susan Saulny / The Caucus:
Cain Pledges to Stay in Race  —  Herman Cain addressed supporters at a campaign stop in Ohio on Wednesday.  —  10:54 p.m. |  Updated The full report of this article is available here.  —  DAYTON, Ohio — A buoyant and defiant Herman Cain took the stage in a hotel ballroom on Wednesday morning …
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Study Of Intelligence, Ctd
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
DOD to offer sneak peek at budget
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Fars News Agency:
Iran to Expel All British Diplomats, Staff in Hours
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Parents Who Abducted Their 8 Children Say They Feared Adoption Plans
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Labor board approves controversial union election rule in 2-1 vote
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Tiffany Hsu / Money & Company:
Toys with McDonald's Happy Meals will cost a dime in San Francisco
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Paul Bedard / US News:
Declassified Memo Hinted of 1941 Hawaii Attack
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
msnbc.com:
Foreclosure fraud whistleblower found dead
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: While defending himself, Perry steps in it again
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Herman Cain's campaign a study in ineptitude
 

 
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