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2:50 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.
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 …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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.
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
HIV Positive Protester Says Cop Who Punched Him Should Get Tested  —  During the chaotic Occupy Wall Street march through the financial district this morning, we witnessed a protester on William Street get punched in the face by a police officer, seemingly without provocation.
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 …
City Room:
Facing Eviction, Protesters Begin Park Cleanup
A.Killough / CNN:
Anita Perry blames Obama for son's job loss  —  Pendleton, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry's wife Anita said Friday that she could sympathize with the plight of the unemployed because her son was forced to resign his job to take a more active role on his father's presidential campaign.
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Perry Backs Wife's ‘Brutalized’ Remark
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 …
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
MyFox Boston:
Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents  —  BOSTON (FOX 25 / - 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.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Romney raises $14.2 million in third quarter
USA Today:
Obama raised $70M during the summer, outpaces GOP rivals
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and ABCNEWS
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.
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
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
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Praising ‘Let Women Die’ Bill, GOP Rep Says ‘Nobody Has Ever Fought More For The Rights Of Woman Than I Have’  —  Foregoing any interest in getting America back to work, House Republicans continued their campaign against women's health yesterday by passing the “Protect Life Act.”
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.
Michael Isikoff /
Sources: Would-be assassin linked elite Iran military unit to drug trade  —  NBC News National Investigative Correspondent  —  The Texas suspect charged in the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States claimed in recorded conversations that his Iranian handlers …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Jawa Report
Brian Lawson / Breaking News from The Huntsville Times:
Federal appeals court blocks 2 more sections of immigration law, leaves rest intact  —  ATLANTA, Georgia — The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the parts of Alabama's immigration law that require proof of lawful residency in the U.S. and track immigration information about newly enrolled students.
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
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CBS News:
“Grenade-walking” part of “Gunwalker” scandal
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Narayana Kocherlakota: If At First You Fail, Then Fail Fail Again
Discussion: Bloomberg and TheMoneyIllusion
Michel Rose / Reuters:
Students storm Goldman Sachs building in Milan
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Rep. Waters: Scrap the supercommittee
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
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Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Many economic sectors don't have much more room to fall
Discussion: Business Insider and US Politics
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Paul airs anti-abortion ad in Iowa
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Senate Republicans present Obama with counteroffer on jobs
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Professor of Philip Garber, N.J. Stutterer, Defends Actions
Discussion: Althouse, Associated Press and Gawker
Pajamas Media:
More Anti-Semitism at Occupy Los Angeles
Lindsay Murdoch / Sydney Morning Herald:
Islamic sex guide says wives meet only 10% of husbands' desires