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3:50 PM ET, October 11, 2011


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Harry M. Reid / Washington Post:
Trying to restore Senate comity  —  Democrats have one overriding objective this Congress: to create jobs and get our economy back on track.  But our Republican colleagues are so dead set on preventing Democrats from passing job-creating legislation that they have been willing to abuse …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Dems scramble to save face on jobs bill  —  Democratic leaders in the Senate are scrambling to avoid defections on President Obama's jobs package, which appears headed for defeat on Tuesday.  —  A lack of Democratic unity on the president's bill would be embarrassing for the White House …
The Politico:
Obama jobs bill may not get 51 in Senate  —  President Barack Obama's jobs plan is at risk of getting less than 51 votes Tuesday evening in the Senate as a handful of politically vulnerable moderates hold out on the president's signature economic proposal.  —  Adding to the uncertainty …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
If moderate Dems vote No on jobs bill, they're only hurting themselves  —  Top pollster Stanley Greenberg is not shy about criticizing the White House when he thinks it's warranted, and his opinion is widely respected by Democrats in Congress.  So if Greenberg tells moderate Senate Democrats …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Shaheen likely to miss Jobs Act vote
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
White House braces for Senate defeat of Obama's $447B jobs bill
First Read /
First Thoughts: Do-or-die time for Perry
U.S. Says Iran-Tied Terror Plot in Washington, D.C. Disrupted  —  FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a “significant terrorist act in the United States” tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today.  —  The officials said the plot included the assassination …
Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Who Really Owns The NYPD?  Turns Out It's Not Such A Rhetorical Question  —  I wrote last week about the multi-million dollar contribution to the NYPD from JPChase, but it turns out the corporate influence goes much deeper than that.  Pam Martens, an activist who successfully sued the NYPD …
Occupy Wall Street... mansions  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Occupy Wall Street is on the move ... uptown.  —  Why uptown?  Because that's where the rich folks live!  —  Organizers are planning a march on Tuesday that will visit the homes of JP Morgan Chase ( JPM, Fortune 500) CEO Jamie Dimon …
Suzy Khimm / Washington Post:
Conservatives launch “We are the 53 percent” to criticize 99 percenters
Fox News:
Wall Street Protesters Plan ‘Millionaires March’ to Tycoons' New York City Homes
Discussion: Firedoglake, Mediaite and ThinkProgress
Steve Jordon / Omaha World-Herald:
Cain: The Godfather's years  —  Godfather's Pizza of Omaha started with rapid growth, head-spinning profits and a $300 million buyout.  —  But then profits crashed.  Franchise holders were in revolt, complaining that they had been abandoned, weathering three different presidents in four months.
The Politico:
Herman Cain: 'I'm going after Romney' at debate  —  In a radio interview just now, Herman Cain previewed his Tuesday night debate plan: “I'm going after Romney.”  —  “I'm not going after Perry.  I don't need to go after Perry,” Cain said, per POLITICO's Juana Summers.
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Five Things to Watch for in the G.O.P. Debate
Fox News:
Christie to Endorse Romney Ahead of GOP Debate  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, just one week after definitively announcing he will not run for president in the 2012 race, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for the job Tuesday afternoon, Fox News has learned.  —  The event is set to take place …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Chris Christie to endorse Mitt Romney
Washington Post:
Eric Holder, Obama's albatross  —  President Obama says that he has “complete confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder.  That's good news for Republicans.  Pick almost any unnecessary, losing battle in Obama's first term, and his hapless attorney general is at the center of it.
NBC Washington:
Capitol Police Arrest Protesters Inside Senate Office Building  —  Protesters stopped after unfurling banners inside Hart building.  —  Capitol Police moved swiftly to stop protesters unfurling banners at a U.S. Senate office building in Washington, D.C.  —  Members of the Occupy DC protest …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Debbie Siegelbaum / The Hill:
Six protesters arrested at Senate Hart Building
Discussion: TPMDC
Boston Globe:
Boston police move in on protesters on Greenway, scores arrested  —  Boston police moved in and began arresting scores of Occupy Boston protesters who refused to leave a large part of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway early this morning.  —  At 1:20 a.m., the first riot police officers lined up on Atlantic Avenue.
Neil W. McCabe / Human Events:
SunPower: Twice As Bad As Solyndra, Twice As Bad For Obama  —  Congressman's son lobbied for failing solar panel company … How did a failing California solar company, buffeted by short sellers and shareholder lawsuits, receive a $1.2 billion federal loan guarantee for a photovoltaic …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Robert Costa / National Review:
Behind Bachmann's Slide  —  On August 13, as dusk settled upon Iowa State University, Michele Bachmann hopped onto a makeshift stepstool beside her bus.  Her supporters crowded close, pressing against a flimsy rope.  Bachmann, clad in an ivory-colored suit and pearls, raised both arms.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Individualists In The Marine Corps  —  Erick Erickson and Josh Trevino are, I'm told, the geniuses behind the dimwitted concept of countering the 99 Percent Movement with an effort to divide the country between the 53 percent of the population that has net federal income tax liability …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Rudy Giuliani: I'm not running in 2012  —  In other news on doors shutting, Rudy Giuliani announced at a Long Island Association event just now that he's not running for president.  —  Asked by the group's president Kevin Law about reports that he had sent messages to New Hampshire supporters …
David DeCamp / St. Petersburg Times:
Dozens show up at Pinellas County Commission meeting to talk fluoride  —  UPDATE: The commission spent two hours hearing from supporters and opponents with polarized views.  —  Commissioners failed to agree whether to revisit the vote, call for a referendum or stick with the decision.
Bill Daley / NBC Chicago:
One-On-One With Rahm's Replacement  —  He's the White House Chief of Staff — just steps from the Oval Office, brought in as the successful banker and attorney to give the Obama team a different image.  —  Bill Daley is also best friends with the man who held the pressure cooker White House job before him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Suzanna Andrews / Vanity Fair:
The Woman Who Knew Too Much  —  Millions of Americans hoped President Obama would nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the consumer financial watchdog agency she had created.  Instead, she was pushed aside.  As Warren kicks off her run for Scott Brown's Senate seat in Massachusetts …
Discussion: techPresident and Shakesville
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The not-so-super committee  —  In news that should surprise absolutely no one, it appears the Murray/Hensarling super-committee isn't even close to reaching any kind of deal. … Remember all of those predictions that said the super-committee would fail because Republicans would never …
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Bill Pugliano / ABCNEWS:
Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
About Virginia Postrel  —  Virginia Postrel writes about commerce …
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Rick Scott to Liberal Arts Majors: Drop Dead
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
States Adding Drug Test as Hurdle for Welfare
Discussion: Via Meadia and The BLT
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
FBI's Osama bin Laden poster used my face, says Spanish pol
Discussion: Guardian
Elisa Roche / Daily Express:
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
What Washington should have done to create jobs
Robert Greenwald / The Huffington Post:
To David Koch: Will You Be My Guest in Arkansas?
Discussion: Speakeasy, Hullabaloo and The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
This Time, It Really Is Different  —  The title of the white paper is …
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Americans in Poll Back Taxing Rich to Reduce Deficit
Brad Wilmouth / blogs:
Tony Bennett: Obama is America's ‘Greatest Accomplishment,’ Not Sure if Fighting Hitler ‘Justified’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Pawlenty, portrait, both emerge into limelight
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
David R. Henderson / Wall Street Journal:
A Nobel for Non-Keynesians