September 22nd, 2011
08:48 AM ET
Despite a last-minute appeal to the Supreme Court and a protest outside the White House yesterday, Troy Davis was executed last night for killing an off-duty police officer in Savannah, Georgia. Until the end Davis maintained his innocence, and his final words included a plea to the victim’s family that he was not the murderer.
CNN Wires has a great wrap up of the national debate around the Davis case here. [CNN Wire]
Back in Washington, we all thought the threat of a government shutdown had passed with last year’s tax cut compromise and this summer’s debt ceiling increase. But it looks like a shutdown might be looming large once again, as the House of Representatives rejected a bill to fund the government yesterday despite the support of Republican leadership.
House rejects government funding bill as shutdown looms [Chicago Tribune]
Here are some other stories the White House may be reading:
Newsmaker: Abbas presses Palestinian case with new defiance [Reuters]
U.S., China, Germany slumps hammer stocks [Reuters]
Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obama’s U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it [JTA]
Poll: Rick Perry surges as Obama’s approval ratings nose-dive [Miami Herald]
Mitt Romney Has Some Down-to-Earth Tastes, He’d Like You to Know [New York Times]
Mixed impact on consumers from Fed's 'Twist' [Forbes]