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4:15 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.  —  WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond: Fourteen Were Arrested
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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
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.
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.
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.
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Lech Walesa and Al Gore support Wall Street protests; Tea Party leader endorses bailed-out bank abuses
Discussion: CNN
Jake Tapper / 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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Agence France Presse:
Obama sends 100 troops to fight rebels in central Africa
Discussion: National Review
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Obama sends troops to Africa to help fight Lord's Resistance Army guerrilla group
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama orders 100 troops to Uganda
Discussion: 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 …
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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 …
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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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 …
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.
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Senate Republicans present Obama with counteroffer on jobs
CNN:
Parts of Alabama immigration law blocked by federal appeals court  —  (CNN) — A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of parts of a controversial immigration enforcement law in Alabama.  —  The injunction issued Friday from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta came …
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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 …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Issa subpoenas WH aide in Fast & Furious probe
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
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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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Romney raises $14.2 million in third quarter
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:
Narayana Kocherlakota: If At First You Fail, Then Fail Fail Again  —  If you're walking down the street and then you fall into a giant hole, and then you climb 10 percent of the way up the hole, you have two choices.  One is to keep climbing until you're not in the hole anymore.
Discussion: Bloomberg and TheMoneyIllusion
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 …
 
 
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Our health-care productivity problem, in one chart
Michel Rose / Reuters:
Students storm Goldman Sachs building in Milan
Discussion: The Lede, Salon.com and New York Times
Michael Isikoff / msnbc.com:
Sources: Would-be assassin linked elite Iran military unit to drug trade
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Jawa Report
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Rep. Waters: Scrap the supercommittee
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
A.Killough / CNN:
TRENDING: Huntsman to boycott presidential debate in Nevada
Nando Di Fino / Mediaite:
The Rapture Is Now Set For Oct. 21; Harold Camping Relevant For One More Week
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Herman Cain for Senate? The Inside Story of His First Insurgent Campaign
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Many economic sectors don't have much more room to fall
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
‘Crowdsource’ This: Emails Expose #OccupyWallStreet Conspiracy to ‘Destabalize’ Global Markets, Governments
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Paul airs anti-abortion ad in Iowa
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Professor of Philip Garber, N.J. Stutterer, Defends Actions
Discussion: Althouse, Associated Press and Gawker