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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Herman Cain now recalls ‘couple of other’ items in accuser's complaint  —  Herman Cain once again revised his account of the sexual harassment allegations he battled in the 1990s, saying in a TV interview he recalled there were additional “ridiculous” items in his accuser's complaint, beyond the single incident he detailed Monday.
Discussion: Fox News and Taegan Goddard's …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Santorum strategist urges Cain to come clean on harassment allegations  —  Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's presidential campaign is calling on Herman Cain to offer a more detailed explanation of the sexual harassment allegations made against him during his time as the head of the National Restaurant Association.
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Cain raised $250,000 on Monday amid sexual harassment claims
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Cain details gesture that led to sex accusation
Justin Sink / The Hill:   As more details emerge, some Republicans rise to Cain's defense
Rush Limbaugh:
We Should Not be Surprised by the Left's Racist Hit Job on Herman Cain
New York Post:
Occupy ‘ball’ street  —  It's the Autumn of Love!  —  Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for STD and HIV testing after getting their freak on in '60s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources told The Post yesterday.  —  “Last week was free love,” …
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Eman El-Shenawi / Alarabiya.net English:
Tunisians poke fun at Obama in assault on his Facebook page
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
Matt Dinger / Daily Oklahoman:
Occupy OKC participant found dead in tent at Kerr Park
DealBook:
Regulators Investigating MF Global for Missing Money  —  Updated  —  Federal regulators have discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars in customer money has gone missing from MF Global in recent days, prompting an investigation into the brokerage firm, which is run by Jon S. Corzine …
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Wow, Jon Corzine — Way To Fly Your Company Into A Mountain  —  Well, this one's right up there with the most spectacular CEO disasters ever.  —  Yesterday, 18 months after Jon Corzine took over the helm of MF Global with the goal of building it into a real investment bank, he flew the company into a mountain.
CNNMoney.com:
MF Global files for bankruptcy protection
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Europe Markets Drop on News of Greek Referendum  —  ATHENS — European markets slid dramatically on Tuesday after Prime Minister George A. Papandreou stunned the continent's leaders with a surprise announcement late Monday that his government would hold a referendum on a new aid package for Greece.
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Richard J. Goldstone / New York Times:
Israel and the Apartheid Slander  —  THE Palestinian Authority's request for full United Nations membership has put hope for any two-state solution under increasing pressure.  The need for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians has never been greater.
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Equality Matters:
Chick-Fil-A Donated Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2009  —  Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A became embroiled in a controversy surrounding its donations to anti-gay groups.  Though Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy denied having an “agenda against anyone,” an Equality Matters investigation discovered …
Investor's Business Daily:
Smoking-Gun Document Ties Policy To Housing Crisis  —  President Obama says the Occupy Wall Street protests show a “broad-based frustration” among Americans with the financial sector, which continues to kick against regulatory reforms three years after the financial crisis.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Virginia County GOP Emails Picture Of Obama With Bullet Hole In His Head  —  Yesterday was Halloween, a day for children to take candy and (apparently) for the Loudon County, Virginia GOP to take a shot at President Obama.  As the blog Too Conservative reported, the Loudon Republican committee sent out a …
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Anita Kumar / Washington Post:
Va Republican party condemns Loudoun GOP e-mail with an image of Obama shot in the head
Dan Fitzpatrick / Wall Street Journal:
BofA Calls Off Debit-Fee Plan  —  Bank of America Corp. is dropping its plan to charge customers $5 a month for making purchases with their debit cards, a person familiar with the situation said.  —  The move is a dramatic retreat following decisions by several rivals in recent days to drop customer tests of the new fees.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Wrong Inequality  —  We live in a polarizing society, so perhaps it's inevitable that our experience of inequality should be polarized, too.  —  In the first place, there is what you might call Blue Inequality.  This is the kind experienced in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston …
Philip Caulfield / NY Daily News:
Shorter University in Ga. requires employees to sign pledge saying they are not gay  —  Employees who don't sign new ‘personal lifestyle pledge’ risk getting fired  —  Facebook photo of Shorter University.  Shorter University is making its employees sign a “lifestyle statement” that pledges that they reject homosexuality.
Stephen Gray / PinkNews.co.uk:
Commonwealth nations react to “ex-colonial” British aid threat  —  Homosexuality is illegal in many Commonwealth countries (Picture: Strebe)  —  Britain has been accused of bullying the Commonwealth nations as it calls into question aid structures for countries with anti-gay laws.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
The Rage of the Almost-Elite  —  Kenneth Anderson has written a long blog post on the origins of the Occupy Wall Street.  I expect that many people will find a lot to disagree with in it.  I expect I may agree with some of those disagreements — I am still processing what I think.
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
C-SPAN delivers: Announces full live coverage of Saturday's Herman Cain-Newt Gingrich debate  —  Last week, you no doubt recall, we wrote here about the Lincoln-Douglas style debate that Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich agreed to have in Texas this coming Saturday evening.
Discussion: GOP 12
Kevin Derby / Sunshine State News:
Carrying Water for Obama, Hilda Solis Picks a Fight with the Tea Party  —  With the team behind President Barack Obama targeting the Sunshine State in their bid for a second term in 2012, the White House sent U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to speak to the Florida Democratic Convention on Saturday.
The Huffington Post:
Clintons Stay At Dorothy Rodham's Sickbed Late Into The Night … WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent much of Monday night together at George Washington University Hospital, where Sec. Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, is being treated for an undisclosed illness.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The Caucus and NO QUARTER
Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
Bullet train project nearly triples in cost — $98.5 billion — from earlier projections  —  Faster than a speeding bullet train, the cost of the state's massive high-speed rail project has zoomed to nearly $100 billion — triple the estimate given to voters and more than enough to run the entire state government for a year.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The conservative case for Mitt Romney  —  It has been Mitt Romney's successful strategy to keep a low profile, emerging periodically for fluent debate performances, while the conservative meteors streak and fade.  Every week that an untested rival surges, dominates the news and then stumbles …
Offbeat news:
Camping sorry for failed apocalypse predictions  —  In this photo from Sunday, May 22, 2011, Christian radio host Harold Camping speaks outside of his home in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Sprinkle Lab, Brandon Tauszik)  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Religious broadcaster Harold Camping …
Discussion: Gawker and Joe. My. God.
 
 
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Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Huntsman buys City Creek condo
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. revises its strategy for ending the Afghan war
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Cain damage control adds fuel to fire
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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
White House staff lose weight, credit first lady
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American Enterprise Institute:
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