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Rick Perry / Wall Street Journal:
My Tax and Spending Reform Plan  —  Individuals will have the option of paying a 20% flat-rate income tax and I'll cap spending at 18% of GDP.  —  The folks in Washington might not like to hear it, but the plain truth is the U.S. government spends too much.
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CBS News:
Herman Cain tops Mitt Romney in latest CBS/NYT poll  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts …
John Harwood / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Rick Perry  —  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is seeking to jump-start his Republican presidential campaign by proposing a new tax system: a 20 percent flat rate on individual and corporate income, down from the current 35 percent top rate, and elimination of existing taxes on estates, capital gains and dividends.
The Politico:
Rick Perry readies assault on Mitt Romney  —  The Rick Perry relaunch has finally arrived.  —  After weeks battling questions about how he plans to salvage his listing presidential bid, the Texas governor has finally started spelling out an answer.  It involves opening his $15 million campaign war chest …
Allison Kopicki / The Caucus:
Most Republican Primary Voters Remain Uncommitted  —  A large majority of Republican primary voters have yet to make up their minds about the candidate they would like to see as their party's nominee for president in 2012, with the nation's first nominating contests just two months away.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Perry says plan will ‘free’ Americans from lengthy tax code
Discussion: The Politico
Jason Embry / Austin American-Statesman:
First Reading: Details of Perry's tax proposal
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Perry campaign calls on Romney to release tax returns
Discussion: Daily Kos
NationalJournal.com:
Perry Proposes 20 Percent Flat Tax
San Francisco Chronicle:
Cops arrest Occupy Oakland protesters  —  (10-25) 05:58 PDT OAKLAND — Oakland police arrested dozens of people at a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.
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Mercury News:
Police arrest protesters, tear down Occupy Oakland tent city  —  Early Tuesday, the city began ousting protesters who have camped out for two weeks at the Occupy Oakland tent city on Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.  Police started assembling around the tent city at 14th Street and Broadway at about 3 a.m.
Discussion: Verum Serum
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story:
Watch live: ‘Occupy Oakland’ attacked by police  —  With additional reporting by Andrew Jones.  —  Hundreds of protesters at “Occupy Oakland” were facing arrest in the early hours of Tuesday morning as 100 or more police officers closed in on their location.
David Weigel / Slate:
Herman Cain's Amazing Campaign Ad … - Saletan: Bachmann Thinks Our Military Was in Iraq Not To Liberate It but To Own It - The President of ASU on Rick Scott's Stupid Idea To Cut Funding for Liberal Arts Education - My Seven Beliefs About Tim Tebow: 1) He Is Not a Viable NFL Quarterback …
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John Berman / ABCNEWS:
'It's a Phenomenon!' Why Herman Cain's Campaign is Smoking
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Campaign 2012
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
New Cain ad showing chief of staff smoking cigarette catches attention
Discussion: CBS News, CNN and Guardian
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Answering the Cain question
Discussion: The Caucus and The Maddow Blog
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Biden's office complains after dust-up with conservative reporter  —  Joe Biden's office has complained to the Senate press gallery about a confrontation the vice president had with a conservative journalist last week on Capitol Hill.  —  Biden aides asked whether Senate rules were broken …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
It's on: Republicans slam Elizabeth Warren for embracing Occupy Wall Street  —  Wow, this is going to be good: Occupy Wall Street is now officially an issue in what may be the highest-profile and most polarizing Senate race in the country.  —  National Republicans are now attacking Elizabeth Warren …
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Perry On Why He Went Birther: 'It's A Good Issue To Keep Alive'  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) flirted with birtherism over the weekend, telling PARADE Magazine that he didn't “have a definitive answer” on whether President Obama was born in the U.S., even though he believes he was.
Discussion: Business Insider and Daily Kos
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Arlette Saenz / ABCNEWS:
Rick Perry Doubles Down on Birther Issue
Discussion: USA Today and The Raw Story
Quinnipiac University:
Opposition To Ohio's SB 5 Grows, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Women, Union Members Push Kasich Deeper In Hole  —  Ohio voters support 57 - 32 percent the repeal of SB 5, the centerpiece of Gov. John Kasich's legislative program, as the margin against the governor's measure has almost doubled …
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Obama's celebrity-rich L.A. tour causes traffic jams  —  President Obama's fundraising swing through Los Angeles made for a tougher afternoon commute for some motorists on Monday.  —  The traffic problems were most intense in Hancock Park and Mid-City, with east-west commuters facing some delays.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign won't be as ‘sexy’ as last time
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
A 53% Surge in Poverty Rate Is Reshaping Suburbs  —  PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — The poor population in America's suburbs — long a symbol of a stable and prosperous American middle class — rose by more than half after 2000, forcing suburban communities across the country to re-evaluate their identities and how they serve their populations.
Joseph E. Gagnon / RealTime Economic Issues Watch:
The Last Bullet  —  US policymakers are running out of options to solve our massive unemployment problem and get the economy growing again.  The Administration's jobs bill faces resistance in Congress.  The best option that can be implemented without a vote of Congress is to work through …
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Photo: A mutant strain of NOM misrepresentation (Part 2)  —  Last night, I showed you how the National Organization For Marriage, staunch pro-DOMA warriors, are using a crowd shot from a rally in support of now-President Obama, staunch anti-DOMA voice, in order to beef up their reliably paltry rally pics.
Sarah Kunin / ABCNEWS:
Jon Huntsman Vies for ‘The Colbert Bump’  —  With poor poll percentages and even worse fundraising numbers, there's no denying that these days Jon Huntsman could use a little public relations pick-me-up.  —  On Monday, the former governor swapped out the New Hampshire house party circuit …
Discussion: GOP 12, The Politico and Campaign 2012
 
 
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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Of Course the Iraq War Would End in Iran's Empowerment
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TPM SLIDESHOW: Meeting and Greeting - Fall At The White House
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hullabaloo and Speaker
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Fighter Fallacy  —  The elemental question in American politics …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Prairie Weather
Guy Dinmore / Financial Times:
Berlusconi faces the ultimate downgrade
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE and Paul Krugman
Phillip Longman / Washington Monthly:
The Cure  —  The politics of debt have gotten so insane …
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Gregory Simmons / ABCNEWS:
The Unforgiven: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Says Florida Must Pay the Price for Moving Primary
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Victor Davis Hanson / Works and Days:
Rage On—and on and on...  Occupy Wall Street?
 

 
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