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11:00 PM ET, December 1, 2011


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Gingrich Tells ABC News: 'I'm Going to Be The Nominee'  —  WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — A very confident New Gingrich asserted to ABC News Thursday afternoon that he will be the Republican presidential nominee.  —  “I'm going to be the nominee,” the former Speaker told ABC News.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Florida shows perils of Gingrich for GOP  —  If the Newt surge persists over the next few months the biggest winner is going to be Barack Obama.  We can see that pretty clearly in our newest Florida poll.  —  If Mitt Romney's the Republican nominee, Obama's in a lot of trouble in the Sunshine State.
Nick Kalman / Fox News:
Newt: Poor Children Have “No Habits of Working”  —  GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich defended his stance against certain child labor laws during a campaign stop in Iowa Thursday, saying that children born into poverty aren't accustomed to working unless it involves crime.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Gingrich: Poor kids have bad work habits 'unless it's illegal'  —  GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that “really poor children” have bad work habits and no knowledge of how to make an income “unless it's illegal.”  —  Doubling down on his argument that children …
Discussion: DISSENTING JUSTICE and Daily Kos
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Newt Gingrich's disgusting remarks about ‘really poor children’  —  Newt Gingrich, the know-it-all former Speaker of the House who now rides atop the polls for the Republican nomination for president, has been shooting his mouth off lately.  He called himself a celebrity who makes $60,000 a speech.
Nmcalvanah / Florida Democracy 2012:
Christie: Gingrich Has Never Run Anything
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Opinion L.A.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
Chris Christie Slams Newt Gingrich
John Gizzi / Human Events:
Top Romney Aide Calls Gingrich Evil
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Mitt Romney preps Newt Gingrich attack
Erin McPike / Real Clear Politics:
Gingrich Instructs Team Not to Attack Romney
Discussion: Pat Dollard and GOP 12
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gingrich's hand ‘always six inches from the self-destruct button’
O.Kay Henderson:
Harkin: Gingrich as GOP nominee would be “heaven sent” (audio)
Discussion: The Hill
John DiStaso /
Cain: Wife didn't know about friendship, ‘financial assistance’ to Ginger White  —  MANCHESTER - Herman Cain acknowledged Thursday that he repeatedly gave Ginger White money to help her with “month-to-month bills and expenses” without telling his wife.  —  In fact, the embattled presidential candidate …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Cain accuser's phone records sought  —  At least 70 messages reportedly exchanged recently between White, Cain cellphones  —  Just days before coming forward with allegations of a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, Ginger White was repeatedly having contact with the presidential candidate, according to her cellphone records.
Cain's wife not aware of friendship with Ginger White
Discussion: The Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Google Eyes Amazon on Shipping  —  In a potential strike against Inc., Google Inc. is in talks with major retailers and shippers to create a service that lets consumers shop for goods on the Web and receive orders within a day for a low fee, according to people familiar with the matter.
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — The Republican Governor's Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build.  But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up …
Byron Tau / The Politico:
Group calls for Bush arrest  —  Amnesty International is calling for the arrest of former President George W. Bush while he is travelling overseas in Africa.  —  The human rights group issued a statement Thursday calling for the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia to take the former president into custody.
Judson Berger / Fox News:
Amnesty International Under Fire for Demanding Bush's Arrest During Trip to Africa
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John E. Kramer /
Cancer Patients Win Bone Marrow Legal Fight Against U.S. Attorney General  —  Cancer Patients in California and Elsewhere May Now Offer Modest Compensation for Bone Marrow Donors  —  Nearly 3,000 Americans Die Each Year Waiting to Find a Bone Marrow Donor Match, Minorities Hit Hardest by Lack of Donors
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
Associated Press:
Court says some bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning law that made compensation a crime
Andy Stern / Wall Street Journal:
China's Superior Economic Model  —  The free-market fundamentalist economic model is being thrown onto the trash heap of history.  —  Andy Grove, the founder and chairman of Intel, provocatively wrote in Businessweek last year that, “Our fundamental economic beliefs, which we have elevated …
Nick Hanauer / Bloomberg:
Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators: Nick Hanauer  —  It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are raised on the rich, job creation will stop.  —  Trouble is, sometimes the things that we know to be true are dead wrong.
Pew Hispanic Center:
Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood  —  OVERVIEW  —  Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the United States have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children …
Jason Noble / Iowa Caucuses:
Michele Bachmann debates same-sex rights with high-school students in Waverly  —  Waverly, Ia.  - Amidst a breezy appearance before an enthusiastic crowd at pizza restaurant here, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann debated two high school students over whether civil rights included the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post:
Suskind's Confidence Men Raises Questions About Obama's Credibility  —  Barack Obama , Larry Summers , Bill Daley , Gene Sperling , Peter Orszag , Robert Rubin , Tim Geithner , White House Economic Team , Confidence Men , Jack Lew , Ron Suskind , Politics News
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Verum Serum
CBS Washington:
New Gun Company Advertisement Compares Obama to Hitler, Stalin  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS Washington) — A gun company advertisement that warns of impending gun control compares President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.  —  The USAAmmo ad shows side-by-side pictures of Obama with Hitler …
Discussion: American Glob
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The unintended consequences of racial preferences  —  The Supreme Court faces a discomfiting decision.  If it chooses, as it should, to hear a case concerning racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas, the court will confront evidence of its complicity in harming …
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
New Hampshire GOP Speaker Discourages Students From Voting Because They'll Vote ‘Liberal’  —  New Hampshire Speaker William O'Brien (R)  —  As ThinkProgress has been reporting, the slew of unnecessary voter ID laws passed by Republicans in many states this year are a transparent attempt …
Emily Schultheis / The Politico:   Students hit by voter ID restrictions
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The strange GOP embrace of Simpson-Bowles  —  The Republican National Committee today sent out what has to be the strangest press release I've seen in a long while.  The RNC, in turns out, is outraged that President Obama hasn't embraced the Simpson-Bowles debt-reduction plan.
Bowles?  Simpson?  —  One Year Ago, Obama's Fiscal Commission Finished …
Discussion: Swampland
Joel Gehrke / Campaign 2012:
Obama: My kids will succeed, even if USA doesn't  —  President Obama believes that Republican leadership of the country would ruin the United States as a land of opportunity, but he's (justifiably) confident that his daughters will have plenty of opportunities, no matter what.
The White House:
Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Rep. Ryan: Calculate the true cost of Energy Dept. loan guarantees
Discussion: The Politico and NBC Chicago
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Gingrich Backed Freddie Mac in 2007 Interview
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 Earlier Items: 
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
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Ed Blaguszewski / University of Massachusetts Amherst:
In High-Profile Matchup, UMass Amherst Poll Finds Elizabeth Warren in Dead Heat with Incumbent Sen. Scott Brown
Discussion: Firedoglake and CNN
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Sins of the Parents  —  In the current race to the bottom …
Discussion: Daily Kos and ImmigrationProf Blog