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7:00 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) - 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 …
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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George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Perry Backs Wife's ‘Brutalized’ Remark
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
Discussion: Hot Air and Moral Low Ground
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: Gawker
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Unprecedented  —  I've covered the sex abuse scandal in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church for a long time, but I can't say I ever expected to see a bishop actually indicted for covering up abuse, let alone a diocese.  —  Today, Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City pleaded not guilty …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Kansas City Star:
Bishop Finn, diocese indicted  —  A Jackson County grand jury has indicted Bishop Robert Finn on a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse.  —  The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph also was charged with failure to report.  —  The charges, announced at a news conference today …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Gothamist
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 …
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
Corey Kilgannon / City Room:
Opposite Sides of the Protest Come Together, Briefly
Discussion: Verum Serum and The Right Sphere
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 …
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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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cain to join boycott of Nevada caucus
Discussion: CNN
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
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
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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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 …
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.”
 
 
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Free exchange:
Hitting our limits?  —  ROGER PIELKE, JR. posts a chart …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Boston Globe:
Brown dismisses plagiarism flap as ‘silly’
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Politico
CNNMoney.com:
Regulation: Not the job killer GOP says
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Biden on a Beer Can: Obama Campaign Hawks VP-Themed Koozie
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Bradley Horowitz / The Official Google Blog:
A fall sweep  —  We aspire to build great products …
Julie Mason / The Politico:
Obama's MLK moment
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
One More Note on ‘False Equivalence’ and the Filibuster
Washington Examiner:
Obama wants a government bank to fund more Solyndras
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 Earlier Items: 
Free exchange:
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Our health-care productivity problem, in one chart
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
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
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
“Generic” Republican Continues to Lead Obama in 2012 Vote
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Rabbit-Hole Economics  —  Reading the transcript of Tuesday's …