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5:20 AM ET, October 26, 2011

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CNN:
Romney avoids weighing in on Ohio union fight  —  Terrace Park, Ohio (CNN) -Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped into the middle of the charged battle over organized labor in Ohio on Tuesday, but he avoided weighing in on the contentious legislation that would dramatically limit …
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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
“An Incredible Moment in Politics.”  Mitt Romney Won't Go There.  —  Hey Rick Perry, if you weren't trying to have fun with birtherism, this would probably be a much bigger media story today.  Peter Hamby over at CNN referred to it as “an incredible moment in politics.”
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Mr. Romney regrets  —  Over at Ricochet, Troy Senik draws attention …
CNN:
Perry takes sides in Ohio union fight after Romney dodges issue
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Where are the anti-Semites of Occupy Wall Street?  —  Reckless Jew that I am, I muscled my way into the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan despite multiple reports of virulent and conceivably lethal anti-Semitism.  Projecting an unvarnished Semitism, I circled the place …
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John Doyle / NY Daily News:
Three men wanted for threatening to kill a 24-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester  —  Three men are wanted for threatening to kill a 24-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester because she was pressing charges over an assault at the group's Zuccotti Park encampment.
The Daily Beast:
Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Warren?
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Rick Perry's worst nightmare: Jennifer Rubin  —  The Washington Post's official conservative blogger, Jennifer Rubin, has written 60 columns on the would-be conservative favorite, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, eight of them Tuesday.  —  Rubin tends to write long, for a blogger …
New York Times:
New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government  —  With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over the nation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with Americans' distrust of government at its highest level ever.
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CBS News:
Herman Cain tops Mitt Romney in latest CBS/NYT poll
Susan Walsh / ABCNEWS:
Obama: If We Lose in 2012, Government Will Tell People 'You're on Your Own'  —  At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
DealBook:
U.S. Expected to Charge Executive Tied to Galleon Case  —  Updated  —  Federal prosecutors are expected to file criminal charges on Wednesday against Rajat K. Gupta, the most prominent business executive ensnared in an aggressive insider trading investigation, according to people briefed on the case.
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Wall Street Journal:
Gupta to Face Criminal Charges  —  For decades, Rajat K. Gupta was the face of business success, leading global consulting giant McKinsey & Co. and serving on the boards of several prestigious American companies, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc.  —  Now, prosecutors say …
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Page
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
EXCLUSIVE: GOP governors blast birther gambit  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to delve back into birtherism — on CNBC and on the day he is rolling out an economic plan — has struck a nerve with responsible GOP officials and insiders.  Two prominent governors have now gone on record with Right Turn to express their displeasure.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
EXCLUSIVE: Jeb Bush denounces birtherism
CBO's Latest 10 Documents:
TRENDS IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME BETWEEN 1979 AND 2007  —  Text-only.  The full version of the summary may include tables, charts, and footnotes.  —  AFTER-TAX INCOME GREW MORE FOR HIGHEST-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS  —  After-tax income for the highest-income households grew more than it did for any other group.
insideBayArea:
Ousted protesters marching back to Frank Ogawa Plaza  —  OAKLAND — Hours after they were rousted from their tents and pushed out of Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, several hundred members of the Occupy Oakland movement began marching again in downtown Oakland, vowing to continue their protest.
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Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz blasts Perry's flat tax plan as ‘definition of insanity’  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wassserman Schultz slammed Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's tax plan, saying his flat tax proposal would benefit the wealthiest Americans at the expense …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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John Harwood / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Rick Perry
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Flat Tax Outpaces 9-9-9 in Poll, Notably Among Conservatives
Discussion: Daily Kos
Paul Krugman:
Say Anything  —  Over the last couple of days, I've been getting mail accusing me of consorting with Nazis.  My immediate reaction was, what the heck?  Then it clicked: the right wing is mounting a full-court press to portray Occupy Wall Street as an anti-Semitic movement, based, as far as I can tell, on one guy with a sign.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Newshoggers.com
Jim McElhatton / Washington Times:
State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama books  —  The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams from My Father” more than a decade after its release.
Peter Roff / US News:
Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics Over Election Loss  —  There's nothing quite like a politician scorned.  —  When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully.  No, he decided to get even.
Rolling Stone:
OWS's Beef: Wall Street Isn't Winning - It's Cheating  —  I was at an event on the Upper East Side last Friday night when I got to talking with a salesman in the media business.  The subject turned to Zucotti Park and Occupy Wall Street, and he was chuckling about something he'd heard on the news.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
White House backs Republican measure repealing 3% tax rule  —  The White House announced Tuesday that it supports passage of a House Republican bill intended to boost job creation and due up for a vote on Thursday.  —  The bill repeals a requirement that the federal government withhold 3 percent …
Discussion: The Politico
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Here We Go Again: Donald Trump Tells Greta He Is ‘Not A Major Believer’ In Obama's Birth Certificate  —  A long, long time ago, in early 2011, reality TV star and real estate personality Donald Trump comically became a frontrunner in Republican primary polls after questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
 
 
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