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Jesse / CBS New York:
Violence Breaks Out During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ March Toward New York Stock Exchange  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Shortly after protesters learned they'd be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, violence broke out Friday morning as a group marched away from it.  —  Photos: Protesters, Police Clash |
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Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
[UPDATE] HIV Positive Protester Says Cop Who Punched Him Should Get Tested  —  [UPDATE BELOW] 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.
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:
Crowds and officers thin as morning turns to afternoon at Occupy Denver protest
City Room:
Cleanup of Zuccotti Park Is Postponed
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Lech Walesa and Al Gore support Wall Street protests; Tea Party leader endorses bailed-out bank abuses
Discussion: CNN
A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: 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.
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
McCain to Perry: Get some rest  —  (CNN) — Sen. John McCain has some advice for Gov. Rick Perry ahead of Tuesday's CNN Republican debate: Get some rest.  —  “Every time I made a serious mistake politically - and I've made them - it's been when I'm tired,” McCain said in an interview Friday on CNN's …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Huntsman campaign nearly broke as GOP campaign heats up  —  (CNN) - Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign is verging on broke after burning through more than $4 million since the former Utah governor entered the race for the Republican nomination in June.  —  The Huntsman campaign …
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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Cain to join boycott of Nevada caucus
Luis Martinez / ABCNEWS:
Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Help Combat Lord's Resistance Army  —  Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” - meaning capture or kill …
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New York Times:
U.S. Advisers to Aid in Fight Against Lord's Resistance Army
Discussion: The Lede, The Agonist and Althouse
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama orders 100 troops to Uganda
Discussion: Reuters
New York Times:
Kansas City Bishop Indicted in Reporting of Abuse by Priest  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Roman Catholic bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Robert Finn, and the diocese he leads have been indicted by a county grand jury on a charge of failure to report suspected child abuse in the case of a priest …
Discussion: Rod Dreher and Gawker
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Unprecedented  —  I've covered the sex abuse scandal …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Kansas City Star:
Bishop Finn, diocese indicted
Discussion: The Raw Story and Gothamist
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law … WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president's signature health overhaul law - a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.
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Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
Health-Law Program Dropped
Brett Norman / The Politico:
Setback for long-term insurance plan
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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 …
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 …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Economist: Senate GOP jobs plan wouldn't help economy in short term, and could even hurt  —  Yesterday, Senate Republicans released an economic plan called the “Jobs Through Growth Act.”  Senator Rand Paul said it would create five million jobs without specifying a time frame.
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Repealing health reform via reconciliation?  Not so fast.  —  Gov. Mitt Romney doubled down on his commitment to make health reform repeal a first order of business during this week's Republican debate.  As previously promised, he would issue all 50 states health reform waivers on Day 1.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Don't Count On Senate Procedure To Save The Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Eschaton
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Clint Eastwood as VP?  George H.W. Bush Considered It  —  George H.W. Bush, left, and Clint Eastwood are shown in these 1988 file photos.  —  George H.W. Bush, trailing Democrat Michael Dukakis in the heat of the 1988 presidential campaign, briefly but seriously considered Hollywood …
Steven Rattner / Steve Rattner:
The Irony of Lake Orion  —  President Obama is visiting the General Motors plant at Lake Orion today with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to celebrate both the passage of the South Korean free trade agreement and also the evident success of his auto rescue program.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama takes victory lap with auto industry
Discussion: The Politico and Salon
CBS News:
“Grenade-walking” part of “Gunwalker” scandal  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  There's a new twist in the government's “gunwalking” scandal involving an even more dangerous weapon: grenades.  —  “Gunwalking” subpoena for AG Holder imminent  —  CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson …
CNNMoney.com:
Regulation: Not the job killer GOP says  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Want to help the economy and create jobs?  Well, roll back those government regulations!  It's a talking point trumpeted by nearly every Republican politician.  But would less regulation really spur hiring?
Washington Examiner:
Obama wants a government bank to fund more Solyndras  —  Now that Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Jim Webb, D-Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., have either voted against President Obama's American Jobs Act, or said they would if it came up for final passage …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Boston Globe:
Brown dismisses plagiarism flap as ‘silly’  —  WASHINGTON - Senator Scott Brown today dismissed questions about how Elizabeth Dole's words about her childhood ended up being attributed to him on his own website, saying the issue was “getting a little silly.”
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Daily Kos and The Politico
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
Lesson of Perry's candidacy: Think before you run
Discussion: National Review, ABCNEWS and Rod Dreher
Free exchange:
Hitting our limits?  —  ROGER PIELKE, JR. posts a chart …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Corey Kilgannon / City Room:
Opposite Sides of the Protest Come Together, Briefly
Discussion: Verum Serum and The Right Sphere
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Biden on a Beer Can: Obama Campaign Hawks VP-Themed Koozie
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Julie Mason / The Politico:
Obama's MLK moment
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
One More Note on ‘False Equivalence’ and the Filibuster
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
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Discussion: Bloomberg and TheMoneyIllusion
Michel Rose / Reuters:
Students storm Goldman Sachs building in Milan
Discussion: Salon.com, The Lede and New York Times
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Perry Backs Wife's ‘Brutalized’ Remark
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Rabbit-Hole Economics  —  Reading the transcript of Tuesday's …