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9:00 PM ET, October 13, 2011

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David Moore / Wall Street Journal:
The Panhandler and the President  —  I do not recall another president whose negative drumbeat about large segments of the population has been so relentless.  —  Walking down New York's 55th Street near Park Avenue last Friday evening, our group of seven men in suits and ties was approached by a panhandler asking for money.
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Reuters:
Who's behind the Wall St. protests?  —  (Reuters) - Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world's richest men.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
An unintentionally amusing take from Wall Street  —  David Moore is the CEO of Wall Street holdings company, and he has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today reflecting on a recent run-in with a panhandler.  As best as I can tell, the op-ed is not a parody.
Discussion: Wonkette
Felix Salmon:
On George Soros, Occupy Wall Street, and Reuters  —  Wouldn't it be ironic if Occupy Wall Street — the soi-disant “99%” — were being secretly funded by billionaire Davos Man George Soros, exemplar of the 1%?  Well, no, it wouldn't, actually.  As Noreen Malone points out, lots of the 1% have …
New York Post:
Wall St. protesters will not be allowed to bring sleeping bags, tents back into park  —  The party's over!  —  The city's top cop said today that the Occupy Wall Street protesters who clear out of Zuccotti Park tomorrow so their filthy makeshift campsite can get a much-needed cleaning …
Occupy Wall Street:
OccupyWallStreet  —  Tell Bloomberg: Don't Foreclose the Occupation. Join us at 6AM FRIDAY for non-violent eviction defense.  —  Please take a minute to read this, and please take action and spread the word far and wide.  —  Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum, with occupation actions now happening in cities across the world.
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
CHART: Americans Support Occupy Wall Street, Oppose Tea Party  —  The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that Americans support the Occupy Wall Street protests by a two-to-one margin (37 percent in favor, 18 percent opposed) while more Americans view the Tea Party negatively (28 percent in favor, 41 percent opposed).
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Is Occupy Wall Street overblown?
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Morning Plum  —  * Americans favor Occupy Wall Street far …
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: The Notice Of Rules That May Be Used To Shut Down Occupy Wall Street
Discussion: CNN and Shakesville
J.J. Gould / The Atlantic Online:
OWS: What the Media Can't See About America's First Web-Era Movement
Discussion: Althouse and The New Republic
Colby Hall / Mediaite:   Bill Clinton To David Letterman: Occupy Wall Street Needs To Be For Something
John Rossomando / The Daily Caller:
Paul Ryan ‘loves’ Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan  —  House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan says he “loves” presidential candidate Herman Cain's signature “9-9-9″ tax plan.  —  Ryan told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview that Cain's plan shows the GOP presidential campaign season …
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Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
There is no such thing as the 9-9-9 tax  —  Let's get something straight: There is no 9-9-9 plan.  Not, at least, in the sense that most people think there is.  —  Herman Cain has not proposed three entirely separate taxes — one a 9 percent corporate income tax, another a 9 percent consumption tax …
The Huffington Post:
Herman Cain 999 Plan: Did It Come From SimCity? … WASHINGTON — In Herman Cain's America, the tax code would be very, very simple: The corporate income tax rate would be 9 percent, the personal income tax rate would be 9 percent and the national sales tax rate would be 9 percent.
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Norquist: Cain 9-9-9 plan more dangerous than current code
Discussion: streiff's blog
Scott Galupo / US News:
The Tea Party Was Just a Giant Temper Tantrum  —  Is former Gov. Mitt Romney a better campaigner than I thought—or are his closest rivals just that pathetic?  —  As things stand now, the former Massachusetts governor will enjoy an astonishingly painless pivot into the general election.
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Ross Douthat:
Romney the Inexorable  —  I spent last night's Republican debate trying to imagine scenarios where Mitt Romney loses the G.O.P. nomination for president.  Rick Perry gets bitten by a radioactive Lincoln-Douglas debate champion and develops a sudden facility for public argument?
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Pres. Obama to Ed Henry: 'I didn't know you were the spokesman for Mitt Romney'
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Alex Altman / Time:
TIME Poll: Obama Leads Head-to-Head Match-Ups with Republican Rivals
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Barbour says wife would vote for Cain if primary was held today
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Dem: House GOP ‘misogynist’ for bringing up abortion bill  —  Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Thursday charged House Republicans of misogynous motives in bringing up a bill that seeks to limit federal funding for abortion.  —  “What my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are attempting …
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Nicholas Ballasy / The Daily Caller:
Jackson, Jr: Obama should ‘declare a national emergency,’ add jobs with ‘extra-constitutional’ action  —  Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Calls for Iran Sanctions Following Alleged Plot  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday vowed to push for what he called the “toughest sanctions” to punish Iranian officials whom he accused of complicity in a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Reps. Conyers, Lewis balk at Obama's position on Iran
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Raising Eyebrows  —  IT wasn't quite the slip-up (or slip-down, as it were) most people expect during a presidential campaign, but whatever happened to Ron Paul's eyebrows at Tuesday's night debate certainly caught some viewers' attention.  —  For those of you not yet riveted by the Republican race …
Martin S. Feldstein / New York Times:
How to Stop the Drop in Home Values  —  HOMES are the primary form of wealth for most Americans.  Since the housing bubble burst in 2006, the wealth of American homeowners has fallen by some $9 trillion, or nearly 40 percent.  In the 12 months ending in June, house values fell by more than $1 trillion, or 8 percent.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
John McCain's ideas will save billions and billions of jobs  —  The beauty of the conservatives' “uncertainty” argument — that businesses aren't creating jobs because of the uncertainty created by Obama policies — is that you can always raise the bar on it indefinitely.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and US Politics
2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  A Taxing Situation: Why The GOP Is Advocating A Tax Increase On The Middle Class  —  You can almost always count on Republican presidential candidates to be united in their opposition to more taxes for the rich.  But this time around, the 2012 field is standing lockstep behind …
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is Not A Conservative  —  The reason is simple: Romney is not a conservative.  He's not, folks.  You can argue with me all day long on that, but he isn't.  What he has going for him is that he's not Obama and that he is doing incredibly well in the debates because he's done it a long time.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Gibson Guitar CEO warns that jobs may be sent overseas in aftermath of DOJ raid  —  In August the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law which bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood.
 
 
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Jake Dobkin / Gothamist:
This Just In: Mayor Bloomberg Shows Up At Occupy Wall Street
Jessie Van Berkel / postcrescent.com:
Test run of new state voter ID law in Madison led to lines and voter confusion
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Mark Krikorian / National Review:
Romney's Been ‘Pre-Disastered’
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
New York Times Plans Staff Reductions
Tom Williams / ABCNEWS:
Fact Check! Herman Cain's Ice Cream Meltdown
Discussion: Washington Wire
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
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