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10:55 AM ET, October 21, 2011

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Josh Saul / New York Post:
Angry Manhattan residents lambast Zuccotti Park protesters  —  Infuriated lower Manhattan residents went ballistic on Zuccotti Park protesters at a chaotic Community Board 1 meeting tonight while blasting politicians for allowing the siege to continue without any end in sight.
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Alex Klein / New York Magazine:
The Organizers vs. the Organized in Zuccotti Park  —  All occupiers are equal — but some occupiers are more equal than others.  In wind-whipped Zuccotti Park, new divisions and hierarchies are threatening to upend Occupy Wall Street and its leaderless collective.
Tim Mak / The Politico:
New Yorkers rage over ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors  —  Dowtown New Yorkers furious with the continued presence of the Occupy Wall Street protesters vented angrily at a community board meeting Thursday, according to reports.  —  The desire to complain about the demonstrators was so widespread …
Discussion: myfoxny.com and NY1.com
San Francisco Chronicle:
Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza  —  (10-20) 22:43 PDT OAKLAND — Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete …
Discussion: Hot Air and JammieWearingFool
Darla Mercado / InvestmentNews:
Advisers split on Occupy Wall Street
Discussion: Business Insider and ThinkProgress
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Psychic Claims He Predicted Exact Date And Time Of Occupy Wall Street Beginning...And He Has Proof!
Jerold S. Kayden / New York Times:
Meet Me at the Plaza  —  AN unintended but potentially significant …
The Huffington Post:
Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, 'You're Headed For A One-Term Presidency' … In one of the most hotly-anticipated biographies of the year, “Steve Jobs,” author Walter Isaacson reveals that the Apple CEO offered to design political ads for President Obama's 2012 campaign despite …
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Tim Mak / The Politico:
Did Steve Jobs warn Obama?  —  Steve Jobs told President Barack Obama he was “headed for a one-term presidency,” citing the U.S.'s competitive disadvantages with China and a “crippled” education system, a new biography of former Apple CEO indicates.  —  “You're headed for a one-term presidency …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Mj Lee / The Politico:   Gov. Brewer: Obama ‘lectured me’
Ginger Rough / Arizona Republic:
Brewer skewers Obama, critics on immigration in book
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Climate Skeptics Take Another Hit  —  Physicists are notorious for believing that other scientists are mathematically incompetent.  And University of California-Berkeley physicist Richard Muller is notorious for believing that conventional wisdom is often wrong.  For example, the conventional wisdom about climate change.
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The Hill:
Senate blocks new Obama jobs bill  —  For the second time in two weeks, Senate Republicans voted in unison to block “jobs” legislation, which the Obama administration and Senate Democratic leaders have made central to their agenda.  —  The majority of Democrats then blocked a second “jobs” measure offered by Republicans.
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Senate blocks money for teachers, firefighters  —  Nine days after President Obama's $447 billion jobs package was blocked in the U.S. Senate, one of the plan's key components — which would provide $35 billion to states and local governments to hire teachers and first responders — suffered the same fate late Thursday.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Political Mojo
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Obama's Jobs Bill, Now Piecemeal, Nears Senate Fight Over Aid to States  —  WASHINGTON — For the second time in 10 days, the Senate moved Thursday toward a showdown over Democratic efforts to take up a jobs bill championed by President Obama.  —  This time, the bill has been narrowed …
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio's compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show  —  During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) frequently repeated a compelling version of his family's history that had special resonance in South Florida.  He was the son of exiles, he told audiences …
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Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Did the Washington Post embellish Marco Rubio's ‘embellishments’?  —  The Washington Post just released this interesting story headlined “Marco Rubio's compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show.”  The paper flagged a clear inaccuracy in his official Senate biography that states …
The Politico:
The art of the cheap shot  —  It's hard to dispute that Rick Perry's he-hired-an-illegal-immigrant attack on Mitt Romney was a cheap shot.  —  It's even harder to dispute that it worked beautifully.  —  Put aside the fact that Perry's broadside was recycled, and barely relevant to the debate.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Party of Pollution  —  Last month President Obama finally unveiled …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Yet More Debates Added to Calendar
ABCNEWS:
Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland  —  Vice president Joe Biden, left, and Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive announces that the company will produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles at the former General Motors Boxwood Plant, Oct. 27, 2009, in Wilmington, Del. (Rob Carr/AP Photo)
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Andrew / Fantastical Andrew Fox:
Fisker Karma: Solyndra on Wheels?
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart On GOP Reaction To Gaddafi's Death: ‘What The F*ck Is Wrong With You?’  —  Thursday night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled the big headline of the day: The death of Muammar Gaddafi... Specifically, the right's reaction to the former dictator's passing.
Discussion: The Raw Story
New York Post:
Florida banker's wife left family to join Wall Street protesters  —  A married mother of four from Florida ditched her family to become part of the raggedy mob in Zuccotti Park — keeping the park clean by day and keeping herself warm at night with the help of a young waiter from Brooklyn.
Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Public down on economy, Obama cures  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The extreme funk that settled over the country during the summer has eased slightly, but Americans remain gloomy about the economy and more than half say President Barack Obama does not inspire confidence about a recovery.
Discussion: Reuters
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thesouthern.com:
Poll: Obama tops GOP rivals in Illinois
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Has the US Defense Department killed a million Americans since 2001?  —  I've spent the day at a workshop on benefit-cost analysis where a lot of discussion is on valuing policies that reduce risks to life of various kinds.  US policy, for better or worse, is focused on the idea of Value of a Statistical Life.
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Texas Reduces Weekend Meals for Prisoners  —  HOUSTON — Texas prison officials last month ended the decades-old practice of serving last meals to inmates about to be executed after one man ordered an elaborate feast of hamburgers, pizza and chicken-fried steaks that he did not eat.
Des Moines Register:
Romney noncommittal on subsidies  —  Mitt Romney declined Thursday to commit to specific federal measures to support farmers or ethanol producers.  —  The former Massachusetts governor told community leaders here that he values the role of agriculture, but that he would need to study …
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Is Poised for More Easing  —  Federal Reserve officials are starting to build a case for a new program of buying mortgage-backed securities to boost the ailing economy, though they appear unlikely to move swiftly.  —  The idea would be to target any new efforts by the central bank …
Discussion: FT Alphaville and Business Insider
 
 
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Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
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