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2:05 PM ET, October 14, 2011

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Jesse / CBS New York:
Violence Breaks Out During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ March Toward New York Stock Exchange  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Just a short while after protesters learned they'd be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, violence broke out as a group marched away from it.
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City Room:
Cleanup of Zuccotti Park Is Postponed  —  The cleanup of the Lower Manhattan park that has been occupied by protesters for nearly a month was postponed Friday shortly before it was supposed to begin, averting a feared showdown between the police and demonstrators who had vowed to resist any efforts to evict them from their encampment.
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Geithner: Action against Wall St. coming  —  U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner suggested Friday that a new round of “dramatic enforcement actions” against Wall Street wrongdoing is coming.  —  “Stay tuned for that,” Geithner said.  —  Asked on CNBC about the Occupy Wall Street …
Denver Post:
The Colorado State Patrol said 23 people were arrested as police in riot gear moved into the Occupy Denver camp in front of the Colorado Capitol early this morning to dismantle tents and remove debris.  —  The initial order to disperse came shortly before 3 a.m., but arrests weren't made until after 6 a.m.
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Lech Walesa and Al Gore support Wall Street protests; Tea Party leader endorses bailed-out bank abuses  —  Great news for the real America.  One of history's great leaders for jobs, workers and freedom is now supporting the Occupy Wall Street protest.  Lech Walesa has now weighed in, big time, for the good guys.
Discussion: CNN
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Reuters's Dizzying Changes to Its Soros-Occupy Wall Street Story  —  Because of a “technical glitch” and an editor's mistake, Reuters published a story that alleged that George Soros was the secret backer of the Occupy Wall Street protests because he gave money to a group that gave money …
New York Post:
Protesters march on Wall St. after park cleanup postponed, get into scuffle with cops
City Room:
Facing Eviction, Protesters Begin Park Cleanup
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Plates Shifting  —  I don't want to make too much of this.  But something finally dawned on me when I saw the news today that a group of Republican senators were introducing what they called a “real” American jobs bill.  Then today Speaker Boehner spoke to President Obama and volubly denied …
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Barack Obama calls John Boehner, gets earful  —  President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Thursday to congratulate him for passing three trade agreements — but ended up getting an earful on the jobs debate.  —  According to an unusually detailed account released …
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
John Boehner's committees hit $18M mark
Discussion: The Hill and The Page
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
“Generic” Republican Continues to Lead Obama in 2012 Vote  —  Lead is 46% to 38% among registered voters  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. registered voters, by 46% to 38%, continue to say they are more likely to vote for the Republican presidential candidate than for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
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A.Killough / CNN:
Anita Perry blames Obama for son's job loss
Discussion: The Hill
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Perry Backs Wife's ‘Brutalized’ Remark
MyFox Boston:
Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents  —  BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters.  —  The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice …
Patrick Hynes / New Hampshire Journal:
Poll: Romney rocking, Cain creeping, Gingrich gaining  —  Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to strengthen his commanding position in the New Hampshire presidential primary contest but faces opposition from some surprising challengers, says a new survey conducted by Magellan Strategies on behalf of NH Journal.
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USA Today:
Obama raised $70M during the summer, outpaces GOP rivals
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and ABCNEWS
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Romney raises $14.2 million in third quarter
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Don't Count On Senate Procedure To Save The Affordable Care Act  —  Sarah Kliff has a wise post noting that contra Mitt Romney, the workings of the budget reconciliation process won't really let him repeal the Affordable Care Act over the objections of a Democratic filibuster.
Discussion: Washington Post and Eschaton
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Rabbit-Hole Economics  —  Reading the transcript of Tuesday's Republican debate on the economy is, for anyone who has actually been following economic events these past few years, like falling down a rabbit hole.  Suddenly, you find yourself in a fantasy world where nothing looks or behaves the way it does in real life.
A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Huntsman to boycott presidential debate  —  Las Vegas (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Friday he was skipping next week's Western Republican Presidential Debate out of deference to New Hampshire, which is locked in a political scheduling fight with Nevada.
CBS News:
“Unusual” meeting between US, Iran over plot  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Thursday that officials at the “highest levels” of the Iranian government must be held accountable for a brazen and bizarre plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil …
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Michael Isikoff / msnbc.com:
Sources: Would-be assassin linked elite Iran military unit to drug trade
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Jawa Report
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
‘Crowdsource’ This: Emails Expose #OccupyWallStreet Conspiracy to ‘Destabalize’ Global Markets, Governments … In keeping with the new media notion of crowdsourcing-enthusiastically embraced by the mainstream media when trawling through Sarah Palin's emails-Big Government …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
WMUR:
Poll Shows Little Support For Repealing Same-Sex Marriage  —  Voters More Likely To Support Candidate Who Opposes Repeal Of Law  —  DURHAM, N.H. — A new poll shows strong support for allowing same-sex marriage to continue in New Hampshire.  —  Republicans in the state Legislature …
 
 
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Rep. Waters: Scrap the supercommittee
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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
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Discussion: Althouse, Associated Press and Gawker
Pajamas Media:
More Anti-Semitism at Occupy Los Angeles
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