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1:25 PM ET, November 4, 2011

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Jon Cohen / Washington Post:
Cain rises in Post-ABC poll despite scandal; most Republicans dismiss allegations  —  Businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are running nearly even atop the field of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama, Romney Tied Nationally and in Swing States  —  Romney fares better vs. Obama than Perry, Cain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Registered voters nationally and in 12 key swing states are evenly divided in their preferences for president in the 2012 election between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
The Politico:
Sources reveal new details about Cain allegation  —  The details put a woman's account even more sharply at odds with Cain's.
Peter H. Stone / iWatch News:
Koch-related group is reviewing financial transactions with Cain aide's charity  —  GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain Carolyn Kaster/AP  —  The conservative grassroots goliath, Americans for Prosperity, has confirmed that it had financial transactions with at least one charity …
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
Herman Cain and innuendos
Discussion: American Spectator
Timothy Egan / Opinionator:
Political Class Clowns
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Woman Said to Have Felt Hostility at Work After Complaining About Cain
Nia-Malika Henderson / Washington Post:
Cain camp considering legal action against Politico
Reuters:
Herman Cain allegation: Sources reveal new details
Jana Winter / Fox News:
ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests  —  Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York — operating as New York Communities for Change — have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Palin slams ‘entitled’ Occupy Wall Street protesters  —  Sarah Palin blasted the Occupy Wall Street protest movement on Thursday night for wanting the same thing they protest: A government bailout.  —  “The nation's dividing line today is how you answer this question: Are you entitled to other people's money?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Sarah Palin: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ wants a bailout
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite, more at Mediagazer »
Associated Press:
Palin: Wall Street protesters seeking bailout
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Raw Story
DealBook:
As Regulators Pressed Changes, Corzine Pushed Back, and Won  —  Months before MF Global teetered on the brink, federal regulators were seeking to rein in the types of risky trades that contributed to the firm's collapse.  But they faced opposition from an influential opponent: Jon S. Corzine …
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Peter Lattman / DealBook:
Corzine Is Said to Hire Criminal Lawyer  —  Jon S. Corzine has hired Andrew J. Levander, a leading white-collar criminal defense lawyer, according to three people briefed on the matter, as the former New Jersey governor deals with fallout from the collapse of MF Global, the brokerage firm he has run since last year.
Discussion: Business Insider and The PJ Tatler
Kevin Fasick / New York Post:
Deranged homeless man goes on violent rampage in Zuccotti Park  —  This is the new face of Zuccotti Park!  —  A deranged homeless man who has been squatting among the Occupy Wall Street protesters in lower Manhattan went on a violent, early-morning rampage yesterday, cursing incoherently and kicking down tents.
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Developer with shotgun scared off Oakland rioters  —  OAKLAND — Oakland developer Phil Tagami is used to working behind the scenes to broker some of the biggest deals in town.  Late Wednesday, he was using different persuasive skills - holding a loaded shotgun to scare away rioters trying to get into a downtown building.
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Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Jobs report hints at some improvement  —  (Reuters) - U.S. employment rose less than expected in October, but a drop in the jobless rate to a six-month low of 9.0 percent and upward revisions to prior months' job gains pointed to a strengthening labor market.
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Associated Press:
Economy generates 80,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate falls to 9 pct.
CBS Denver:
Moore Lashes Out At CBS4 Over Wealth Questions  —  Filmmaker Visits Occupy Denver Protesters  —  DENVER (CBS4) - Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore joined a growing crowd at the “Occupy” Denver protest Thursday evening, but his encounter with CBS4 left him fuming when he was asked …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and OWS Exposed
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Oligarchy, American Style  —  Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office.  And you know what that means: It's time to roll out the obfuscators!  —  Anyone who has tracked this issue over time knows what I mean.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Tightens Drone Rules  —  The Central Intelligence Agency has made a series of secret concessions in its drone campaign after military and diplomatic officials complained large strikes were damaging the fragile U.S. relationship with Pakistan.  —  The covert drones are credited …
Richard Kim / The Nation:
The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street  —  This article appeared in the November 21, 2011 edition of The Nation.  —  Recommended by  — First Page - |  - Web Letter (0) - |  - Write a Letter - |  - Take Action - |  - Subscribe Now  —  A few years ago, Joe Therrien …
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Rick Santorum to talk moral values in Iowa  —  At his Iowa campaign headquarters on Friday, Rick Santorum will kick off a series of three speeches on moral and cultural policies he'd pursue as president.  —  Part of Santorum's “Faith, Family and Freedom” tour, the speech will address topics meant …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Can Santorum move up?  —  On Friday in Iowa, Republican …
Discussion: TBogg
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Saying Life Begins at Conception Is ‘Extreme and Radical’  —  (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is “an extreme and radical step.”
JSOnline:
Assembly committee votes to allow concealed guns  —  By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — Assembly Republicans voted Thursday morning to allow concealed guns on the body's floor and in its public viewing galleries.  —  The policy passed 5-3 on a party line vote.
Ezra Klein / New York Review of Books:
Obama's Flunking Economy: The Real Cause  —  Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President  —  Harper, 515 pp., $29.99  —  Ron Suskind's Confidence Men is not a calm first draft of history.  It is not an impartial or unbiased look at the Obama administration's first two years.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Biased BBC
Nancy Cordes / CBS News:
Boehner: Debt deal will include new tax revenues  —  House Speaker John Boehner addressed one of the biggest sticking points for the 12 member Congressional “supercommittee” today, acknowledging that any bipartisan agreement will need to include some new tax revenue.
 
 
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The Hamilton Project:
Unemployment and Earnings Losses: The Long-Term Impacts of The Great Recession on American Workers
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Senate blocks $60 billion infrastructure plan, another part of Obama jobs bill
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Romney Hints at Medicare Reform Strategy
Jennifer Martinez / The Politico:
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
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