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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

* Ron Suskind continues to defend removing some of the context around Anita Dunn’s quote suggesting a hostile White House work environment towards women.

The excised quote is in italics: “I said if it weren’t for the president, this place would be in court for a hostile workplace.”

* Kevin Drum asks: Why did Suskind leave out that part of the quote?

* Good: DailyKos launches a campaign designed to pressure the deficit supercommittee to allow its proposals to be scored by the CBO for their impact on jobs.

Incredibly, not even Democrats on the supercommittee have been willing to publicly endorse this idea thus far.

* John Dickerson on why Obama may follow through this time on his newly aggressive approach: He may have no other choice.

* Steve Benen tallies up the slowly emerging cracks in the GOP opposition to raising taxes on the rich. Democrats thinking of running from Obama’s proposal really should take note.

* Takedown of the day: Jonathan Cohn’s graceful skewering of David Brooks.

* I didn’t realize the 2012 GOP hopefuls were campaigning quite this aggressively on the promise to roll back Wall Street reform, another measure of the anti-regulatory zeal of the GOP primary electorate.

* The real “class warfare” of the last 30 years has been waged on behalf of the wealthy against middle-class Americans, and now that term is being applied to calls for a slight reversal of that trend.

* Joan McCarter looks at the numbers underlying another key polling disconnect: The public generally approves of the GOP more on the deficit, but prefers Obama’s actual deficit reduction policies.

* A PLO official describes Rick Perry as a “racist” after Perry’s speech today accusing Obama of “giving equal standing to the grievances of Israelis and Palestinians.”

* Glenn Greenwald on Jose Padilla and our justice system. (Link fixed.)

* And Ed O’Keefe on how don’t ask don’t tell ended in quiet and personal ways for those who had labored under it for so long.

What else is happening?

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