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1:20 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.
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.
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.
Tim Mak / The Politico:   Geithner: Action against Wall St. coming
Pajamas Media:
More Anti-Semitism at Occupy Los Angeles
City Room:
Facing Eviction, Protesters Begin Park Cleanup
New York Post:
Protesters march on Wall St. after park cleanup postponed, get into scuffle with cops
Felix Salmon:
On George Soros, Occupy Wall Street, and Reuters
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
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.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Paul airs anti-abortion ad in Iowa
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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Professor of Philip Garber, N.J. Stutterer, Defends Actions  —  Calling herself “the victim of a character assassination,” the college professor who asked a student with a severe stutter not to pose questions in class said that her actions were misinterpreted, and that she did not mean to silence him.
Discussion: Althouse, Associated Press and Gawker
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
Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
The Rapture Is Now Set For Oct. 21; Harold Camping Relevant For One More Week  —  Back in the spring, doomsday soothsayer Harold Camping had told the world that the Rapture would occur on May 21.  Billboards were erected across the country, a buzz generated over the prediction, and Camping became a bit of a celebrity.
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