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10:20 AM ET, December 1, 2011

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James Hohmann / The Politico:
Gingrich meets with Trump Monday—Club for Growth hits Thompson—Romney gets 29 Missouri endorsements—Cain talking to wife Friday—Cuccinelli running for governor—Gingrich opens an Iowa office  —  EXCLUSIVE - GINGRICH TREKS TO TRUMP TOWER MONDAY: Donald Trump is scheduled to host Newt Gingrich at Trump Tower next Monday.
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Gingrich latest candidate to visit Trump  —  (CNN) - The parade of Republican 2012 hopefuls continues to march past reality television host Donald Trump, with the latest frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, slated to pay the mogul a visit Monday.  —  The meeting will take place at Trump Tower in New York …
Discussion: The Hill and GOP 12
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Forget Newt's surge.  Romney is still the favorite.  —  Does the Newt Gingrich polling surge mean that Mitt Romney is finished, or at least in serious trouble?  No — in fact, Romney remains a heavy favorite in the race, regardless of what the current headlines lifted from those surveys might say.
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Ron Paul Ad Blasts Newt Gingrich for ‘Serial Hypocrisy’
Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
Romney to air Iowa ad, signaling play for caucuses
Discussion: The Page and GOP 12
A.Killough / CNN:
Romney: Obama will ‘cower’ from debating his record
Matt Flegenheimer / City Room:
Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama's Visit  —  Updated More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama.  —  Escorted by police vehicles as they helped snarl traffic across the Times Square area …
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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: Balloon Juice and normblog
Molly Hunter / ABCNEWS:
US Embassy in Iran?  Michele Bachmann's ‘Oops’ Moment  —  ABC News' Molly Hunter reports:  —  Did Michelle Bachmann have her “oops” moment?  —  In light of the British Foreign Ministry pulling all U.K. nationals out of the British embassy in Tehran after students stormed the building in protest …
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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 …
Jason Noble / Iowa Caucuses:
Michele Bachmann debates same-sex rights with high-school students in Waverly
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Islamists Claim Egypt's Mandate in Early 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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Islamists Hold Early Lead in Egypt Polls  —  CAIRO—Unofficial initial results from the first two days of Egypt's parliamentary elections pointed to a dominant showing for Islamist candidates, fulfilling most analysts' expectations that conservative religious politicians could have the upper hand …
Discussion: National Review and UN Dispatch
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
A Banker Speaks, With Regret  —  If you want to understand why the Occupy movement has found such traction, it helps to listen to a former banker like James Theckston.  He fully acknowledges that he and other bankers are mostly responsible for the country's housing mess.
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'
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Google rips Senate's online piracy bill: ‘This is what is wrong with Washington’  —  Google is exhorting senators to oppose an online piracy bill, arguing it would threaten national security, shackle the Internet with regulations and imperil free speech, according to a document obtained by The Hill.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Barack Obama and blue-collar Pennsylvania voters : Take 2  —  SCRANTON, Pa. — They were never a natural fit.  —  President Barack Obama lost white working-class voters in this Rust Belt state during the 2008 Democratic primary, after describing them as bitter people who “cling” to God and guns.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
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 …
Stephanie Simon / Wall Street Journal:
Richardson Feels New Heat  —  Grand Jury Looks at Whether Former Governor Arranged Payments to Woman  —  A federal grand jury is investigating former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson over possible campaign-finance violations stemming from his 2008 presidential run, including allegations …
Discussion: MyFox Boston and Hotline On Call
Jill / Return The Democratic Majority …:
OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  —  In response to this letter, written by former general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and current Investment Fund Manager at Omega Advisors …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Dealbreaker
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 …
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Stocks & Bonds: Markets Surge on Action By Several Central Banks  —  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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Holly Bailey / Yahoo! News:
Mike Huckabee won't endorse before Iowa-and maybe not at all  —  With Iowa's Republican presidential caucus up for grabs, all eyes have been on Mike Huckabee, the contest's 2008 GOP winner whose potential endorsement in the race would surely be a game changer for any of the aspiring presidential hopefuls.
Scott Horton / Harper's:
A Club of Liars, Demagogues, and Fools  —  The German newsweekly Spiegel takes the latest disclosures concerning Herman Cain and the rise of Newt Gingrich as an opportunity to offer a foreign bird's-eye view of the current Republican Party and the American media froth around it.  My translation:
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Guardian:
Warning over incomes as Britain goes on strike  —  Families with children will be worse off in 2016 than 14 years earlier, analysis of George Osborne's autumn statement finds  —  High inflation, cuts and the longest period of wage stagnation on record will see the spending power …
Discussion: News Desk and US Politics
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.
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Schumer: Democrats can gain Senate seats in 2012 election  —  Sen. Charles Schumer says the political landscape has shifted dramatically from the 2010 election and predicts that Senate Democrats will hold their majority and might even expand it next year.  —  In an interview with The Hill …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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: CANNONFIRE, WTRF-TV and Weasel Zippers
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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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Bachmann: Teaching Only Evolution Is ‘Censorship’
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
High-placed source: Allen West considering primary bid v. Tom Rooney
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Sins of the Parents  —  In the current race to the bottom …
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Obama, Congress restore horse-slaughter industry
Rolling Stone:
Federal Judge Pimp-Slaps the SEC Over Citigroup Settlement
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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
Discussion: The Politico
David Roberts / Ex-Gay Watch:
Exclusive: Secret Conference Held to ‘Save Exodus International’ from Ruin
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