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5:10 PM ET, December 2, 2011

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Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:
Romney's the One  —  Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are increasingly resigned to Gov. Mitt Romney's winning the party's presidential nomination.  Every week he gets a few more endorsements from Republican officeholders.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Mitt vs. Newt  —  It's Iowa minus 32 days, and barring yet another resurrection (or event of similar improbability), it's Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich.  In a match race, here's the scorecard:  —  Romney has managed to weather the debates unscathed.  However, the brittleness he showed …
Erin McPike / Real Clear Politics:
Romney Declines Lincoln-Douglas Debate Against Gingrich  —  With the Republican presidential primary appearing to have narrowed into a two-man contest, Human Events and Red State moved quickly to lock down a date for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Fundamentally: Newt Gingrich's Favorite Word  —  By now, we've all become familiar with Newt Gingrich's habit of using a few choice adverbs to make the things he says sound just a bit more intelligent to his listeners. … But none of them are as vital to the Gingrich lexicon as fundamentally …
Discussion: Political Mojo
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Gingrich presidential run inspires fear and loathing in top GOP circles  —  Sure, Newt Gingrich is surging in the polls.  But the blunt truth about Newt is that the people who know him best and have worked with him in Washington want him nowhere near the White House or the top of the GOP ticket …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Gingrich's grim ground game
Hotline On Call:   Insiders Not Sold on Gingrich
David Weigel / Slate:
Absolution for Newt  —  How evangelicals are finding a way to support Gingrich.
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Santorum on Gingrich: ‘Humility is an important thing’
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Nixon's the one!  —  I take myself to be the average Republican primary voter.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and National Review
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment Situation Summary  —  Transmission of material in this release is embargoed USDL-11-1691 until 8:30 a.m. (EST) Friday, December 2, 2011  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378 * cpsinfo@bls.gov * www.bls.gov/cps
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Shobhana Chandra / Bloomberg:
U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%  —  Payroll gains in the U.S. picked up last month and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since March 2009, a decline augmented by the departure of Americans from the labor force.  —  Payrolls climbed 120,000 …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
8.6% Unemployment: The Good, the Bad, and the Mysterious in the Jobs Report  —  This was a very confusing report.  The unemployment rate fell dramatically in November.  But we're only adding 120,000 jobs a month.  How can both things be true at the same time?
Discussion: CNBC and US Politics
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Signs of Hope in Jobs Report; Unemployment Drops to 8.6%
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
The Household Survey: A Note on the December 2, 2011 Report
Discussion: Modeled Behavior and Angry Bear
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
November jobs report: 7 reasons why it's better but still terrible
Phil Izzo / Real Time Economics:
Why Did the Unemployment Rate Drop?
Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus:
Trump to Moderate Republican Debate  —  It's officially a reality television Republican primary now.  —  Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27.  —  “Our readers and the grass roots …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Huntsman skips Trump, will debate Gingrich in unmoderated format
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:
Huntsman to skip Iowa debate, plans NH town hall
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
Here's The Huntsman Campaign's Awesome RSVP To The Trump Debate
Allison Samuels / The Daily Beast:
Herman Cain's Marriage Shaken by Infidelity Charges  —  As the one-time GOP frontrunner meets up with his wife to discuss his political future, friends say fresh charges of infidelity reopened old wounds in his marriage.  —  In October, Herman Cain was having the time of his life, according to those who know him well.
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Washington Post:
Herman Cain nearing decision on candidacy  —  Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is inviting his top supporters and donors to Atlanta on Saturday for a meeting in which he will give them advance word of whether he intends to continue his campaign, sources close to the campaign said Friday.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Hot Air and Business Insider
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cain highlights female supporters on new website
Discussion: CNN
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
The Draghi Deal  —  If I understand the news coming out of Europe correctly, the new head of the European Central Bank is offering a simple deal: If fiscal policy becomes hawkish, monetary policy will be dovish.  In other words, as government spending is cut to put European governments …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and EconLog
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Conservatives craft bill to prevent IMF bailout of crumbling eurozone
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Killing the Euro  —  Can the euro be saved?  Not long ago …
Discussion: US Politics
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Christine Todd Whitman to Jon Huntsman: Run third party  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, who is leading a group trying to draft a third-party presidential candidate, is encouraging Jon Huntsman to make an independent bid for the White House.  —  “I would hope he would do it, frankly.
WJXT-TV:
Teen stopped at airport for design on purse  —  17-year-old missed flight to Jacksonville after agents inspected gun replica  —  A teenage girl's sense of style got her in trouble at the airport.  —  Vanessa Gibbs, 17, claims the Transportation Security Administration stopped …
Wall Street Journal:
GMAC, Massachusetts Trade Salvos in Mortgage Fight  —  GMAC Mortgage, the mortgage lender of Ally Financial Inc., is exiting the vast majority of its lending in Massachusetts a day after the state sued it and other lenders over its allegedly improper foreclosure practices, a decision the state's attorney general called an admission.
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Jenifer B. McKim / Boston Globe:
State sues big US lenders
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Nelson up double digits  —  Several Florida Senate polls conducted shortly after Connie Mack IV's entry into the race found a toss up contest, but PPP's newest look finds that any announcement bump Mack may have received has now receded.  Bill Nelson leads him by a 46-35 margin.
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Iowa Poll: Herman Cain support in Iowa takes nose dive  —  Herman Cain (David Purdy/Des Moines Register file photo)  —  Herman Cain's once-surging popularity in Iowa has plummeted in the wake of an allegation of a 13-year extramarital affair, leaving him at single-digit support with the Iowa caucuses just over a month away.
Metro:
First-grader accused of sexual harassment  —  A Boston elementary school is investigating a 7-year-old first-grader for sexual harassment after he struck another boy his age in the groin.  But the mother of the accused said her son was fending off the other child, who had choked him in an altercation on a school bus on Nov. 22.
 
 
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
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Cuddly puppies help law students de-stress before exams
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Gingrich Breaks from Some in Anti-Abortion Community on When Life Begins
Discussion: LifeNews.com and National Review
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Is Iran Already Under Attack?
Discussion: Harry's Place and Sister Toldjah
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Meathead Vote  —  For liberal baby boomers, it's always 1972.
Discussion: Don Surber and americanthinker.com
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Michele Bachman gets things straight on gay marriage
David Brooks / New York Times:
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
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