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8:00 PM ET, December 1, 2011

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ABCNEWS:
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.
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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.
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Mitt Romney preps Newt Gingrich attack  —  Mitt Romney's campaign advisers insist they're no more scared of Newt Gingrich than the candidates who've surged before — but they're already rolling out a playbook that show they know the latest alarm isn't a drill.
Nmcalvanah / Florida Democracy 2012:
Christie: Gingrich Has Never Run Anything  —  With Newt Gingrich's popularity growing in Florida, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to South Florida today to campaign for Mitt Romney and dismissed the former House speaker as the “newest flavor of the two weeks.”
Discussion: Opinion L.A. and Los Angeles Times
Dylan Byers / Ben Smith's Blog:
Fox's temptation: Newt  —  As Newtmentum continues to build, some members of Washington's chattering class are beginning to wonder whether Fox News chairman Roger Ailes might throw his network's weight behind former contributor Gingrich — a move that would deal a powerful blow to Mitt Romney …
John Gizzi / Human Events:
Top Romney Aide Calls Gingrich Evil
Erin McPike / Real Clear Politics:
Gingrich Instructs Team Not to Attack Romney
Discussion: Pat Dollard, GOP 12 and Hot Air
O.Kay Henderson:
Harkin: Gingrich as GOP nominee would be “heaven sent” (audio)
Discussion: The Hill
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
Chris Christie Slams Newt Gingrich
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gingrich's hand ‘always six inches from the self-destruct button’
Joshua Altman / Ballot Box:
Santorum attacks Gingrich, calls himself 'solid, consistent conservative"
Discussion: CNN
John DiStaso / unionleader.com:
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 …
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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.
msnbc.com:
Cain gave affair accuser money without wife's consent
CNN:
Cain's wife not aware of friendship with Ginger White
Discussion: The Politico
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 …
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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.
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.
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Judson Berger / Fox News:
Amnesty International Under Fire for Demanding Bush's Arrest During Trip to Africa
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner calls on Obama to help Congress alter automatic cuts  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday called on President Obama to intercede in the growing push to change the automatic spending cuts to military and domestic programs triggered by the congressional supercommittee's failure to strike a deficit-reduction deal.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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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.
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Rick Perry 2012 video: 'I'm Rick Perry and...what's that line again?'  —  Rick Perry is heading to Jay Leno's couch tonight, and he's making the most of it - airing this campaign ad in Iowa, in which he takes on his own “oops” moment from the CNBC debate in which he couldn't remember the third agency he'd cut …
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.
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The White House:
Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event
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 …
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Emily Schultheis / The Politico:   Students hit by voter ID restrictions
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: Verum Serum
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 …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Islamists Say They Have Mandate in Egypt Voting  —  CAIRO — Islamists claimed a decisive victory on Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt's first Parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Dear Ta-Nehisi  —  Dreher weighs in on the popular IQ and race thread: … TNC's final thoughts on the subject, which are difficult to excerpt and should be read in full, are here.  They deserve a final response from me.  —  Let me first suggest he is conflating two separate issues.
 
 
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Sins of the Parents  —  In the current race to the bottom …
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