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4:50 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.  —  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 …
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.
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Lech Walesa and Al Gore support Wall Street protests; Tea Party leader endorses bailed-out bank abuses
Discussion: CNN
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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Agence France Presse:
Obama sends 100 troops to fight rebels in central Africa  —  WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama said Friday he is sending 100 combat troops to central Africa to help and advise forces battling Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of rape, murder and kidnapping.
Discussion: National Review
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama orders 100 troops to Uganda
Discussion: Reuters
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Obama sends troops to Africa to help fight Lord's Resistance Army guerrilla group
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 …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama takes Detroit victory lap
Discussion: The Politico and Salon
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.
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Denver Post:
Crowds and officers thin as morning turns to afternoon at Occupy Denver protest  —  After 23 people were arrested at the Occupy Denver camp in front of the Colorado Capitol this morning, things were much calmer along Broadway through lunch.  —  Fewer than 30 people stood holding signs …
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
‘Occupy’ protesters take to streets
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 …
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
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
Free exchange:
Things could actually get a lot worse  —  NEIL IRWIN has written a piece in the Washington Post today on the case for optimistic pessimism.  Things are now so bad, he writes, that they're unlikely to get much worse.  There's a narrative within the piece that seems right to me: essentially …
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Washington Post:
Many economic sectors don't have much more room to fall
Discussion: Business Insider
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
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.
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: Associated Press and Gawker
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.
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
Obama wants a government bank to fund more Solyndras
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House votes to blunt EPA rules on coal ash
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Alison Fitzgerald / Bloomberg:
Cain's Sales Tax Would Hurt Consumer Spending ‘For Some Years’
Discussion: Business Insider
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Our health-care productivity problem, in one chart
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Clint Eastwood as VP? George H.W. Bush Considered It
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
Discussion: The Lede, Salon.com and New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
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
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
‘Crowdsource’ This: Emails Expose #OccupyWallStreet Conspiracy to ‘Destabalize’ Global Markets, Governments
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Professor of Philip Garber, N.J. Stutterer, Defends Actions