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4:00 PM ET, October 17, 2011

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Quinnipiac University:
New Yorkers Back Wall St. Protesters 3 - 1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stay As Long As You Want, Even Republicans Say  —  By a 67 - 23 percent margin, New York City voters agree with the views of the Wall Street protesters and say 87 - 10 percent that it is “okay that they are protesting …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Losing Their Immunity  —  As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, the response from the movement's targets has gradually changed: contemptuous dismissal has been replaced by whining.  (A reader of my blog suggests that we start calling our ruling class the “kvetchocracy.")
Dana Loesch / Big Journalism:
Journolist 2.0: Occupy Wall Street Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message  —  Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Geography of Occupying Wall Street (And Everywhere Else)  —  The nascent movement known as Occupy Wall Street had its largest single day of protests on Saturday.  And a funny thing happened: most of the action was far from Wall Street itself.  —  No, I don't mean at Zuccotti Park — which is not, technically, on Wall Street.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
The Hill Poll: Voters say Washington is worse than Wall Street  —  In the minds of likely voters, Washington, not Wall Street, is primarily to blame for the financial crisis and the subsequent recession.  —  That is the key finding of this week's The Hill poll, which comes …
New York Times:
10 Questions for William Daley
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Great news: OWS now endorsed by both Communist and Nazi Parties
A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans say minds are not made up  —  Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - One day before a CNN Western Republican presidential debate, a new national survey indicates that Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are essentially tied for the lead in the race for the GOP nomination, with Rick Perry dropping to a distant third.
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Journalism.org:
THE MEDIA PRIMARY  —  HOW NEWS MEDIA AND BLOGS HAVE EYED THE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS DURING THE FIRST PH ASE OF THE 2012 RACE  —  In the first months of the race for president, that weeding out period before citizens ever vote or caucus, Texas Governor Rick Perry has received the most coverage …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Santorum calls SNL sketch ‘bullying’  —  Rick Santorum criticized a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at his anti-gay marriage views and trailing poll numbers as “bullying” in an interview this weekend.  —  SNL, in a send-up of last week's Bloomberg/Washington Post debate …
The Politico:
Mitt Romney: Too unloved to be inevitable?  —  Mitt Romney has won every Republican presidential debate.  He has outraised all of his primary opponents.  Polls show he's the most competitive candidate against President Barack Obama.  —  And most Republicans still don't want to nominate him.
David M. Drucker / Roll Call:
DeMint May Endorse Romney  —  Mitt Romney is the favorite to receive Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) much-sought-after endorsement in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.  —  DeMint, who endorsed the former Massachusetts governor in 2008 …
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Jim DeMint-Mitt Romney story a ‘fabrication,’ spokesmen say
Discussion: RedState
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama blasts, mocks Senate GOP  —  President Obama launched a three-day bus tour through two states critical to his 2012 reelection campaign by kicking Senate Republicans for blocking his jobs bill, saying he is breaking up his plan because “maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing at once.”
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Teachers to come first in jobs vote
Discussion: Open Congress
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What are those OWS people so angry about?  —  Almost every day brings a new story about massive corporate profits and another showing extreme economic suffering  —  One of the most revealing aspects of the rapidly growing OccupyWallStreet protest movement has been the bewilderment …
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Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Ron Paul to propose $1T in specific budget cuts  —  Ron Paul's opinions about cutting the budget are well-known, but on Monday, he'll get specific: the Texas congressman will lay out a budget blueprint for deep and far-reaching cuts to federal spending, including the elimination …
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Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Ron Paul's Economic Plan: Cut 5 Cabinet Agencies, Cut Taxes, Cut President's Pay
Discussion: americanthinker.com
El Marco / Looking at the Left:
Neo-Cannibals, Deadbeats, Dopers and Democrats Occupy Denver  —  Back with a Vengeance, Evicted Protesters Take the Streets  —  “Occupy Denver” returned to the streets with a vengeance Saturday after being expelled, having their camp forcibly removed from Veterans' Park by police at 4 a.m. Friday morning.
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Targeting a Few, Crucial States  —  President Barack Obama starts a three-day bus trip Monday through North Carolina and Virginia that brings fresh attention to the kinds of voters he will rely on as he works to assemble a majority next year in the Electoral College.
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Richard Wolf / USA Today:
White House insists Obama's next bus tour isn't political
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
BREAKING: An IPCC backchannel ‘cloud’ was apparently established to hide IPCC deliberations from FOIA.  —  By Christopher Horner, CEI.org for WUWT  —  Although this is seedy and unlawful at any time, it also goes in the ‘bad timing’ file.  Or it's good timing, depending on one's perspective.
Gallup:
U.S. Unemployment Down Sharply in Early October  —  Not seasonally adjusted, unemployment falls from 8.7% at the end of Sept. to 8.3% in mid-Oct.  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 8.3% in mid-October — down sharply from 8.7% at the end of September and 9.2% at the end of August.
 
 
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
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