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1:40 PM ET, October 15, 2011

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New York Times:
In Private Conversation, Wall Street Is More Critical of Protesters  —  Publicly, bankers say they understand the anger at Wall Street — but believe they are misunderstood by the protesters camped on their doorstep.  —  But when they speak privately, it is often a different story.
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Linette Lopez / Business Insider:
Here Are Occupy Wall Street's Plans For A National Convention That Could Change The Face Of America  —  It's in the works.  A massive Occupy Wall Street gathering with delegates from all over the country.  And if these plans are carried out, Occupy Wall Street will be a major force to be reckoned with on Election Day 2012.
Rush Limbaugh:
Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians  —  RUSH: President Obama has deployed troops to another war, in Africa, ladies and gentlemen.  Jacob Tapper, ABC News, is reporting that Obama has sent 100 US troops to Uganda to help combat Lord's Resistance Army.
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Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Obama Sending Troops Against the Lord's Resistance Army?  —  The pseudo-Christian terror cult has enslaved 66,000 children in its 20-year campaign across several countries in Central Africa, but it poses no threat to the U.S. or its interests  —  A young girl balances a jerrycan …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
The White House:
Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate Regarding the Lord's Resistance Army  —  TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE
New York Times:
U.S. Advisers to Aid in Fight Against Lord's Resistance Army  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama said Friday that he had ordered the deployment of 100 armed military advisers to central Africa to help regional forces combat the Lord's Resistance Army, a notorious renegade group that has terrorized villagers …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Long-Term Care Program Cut From Health Law  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday that it was scrapping a long-term care insurance program created by the new health care law because it was too costly and would not work.  —  Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services …
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N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care
Brett Norman / The Politico:
Setback for long-term insurance plan
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law
Discussion: Wake up America
Julie Mason / The Politico:
Daley: Press ‘carry water’ for pols  —  President Obama's remark to Ed Henry of Fox News on Thursday that, “I didn't know you were the spokesperson for Mitt Romney” set off heated discussions this week around the White House briefing room.  —  Henry declined comment on the matter.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Will Herman Cain's Sunday sit-down be a front-runner's star turn?  —  Herman Cain's presidential bid faces a big test Sunday as the newly minted front-runner takes center-stage on NBC's “Meet the Press.”  —  The appearance will mark the first time he has appeared on one of the Sunday morning shows since he became a top-tier contender.
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's foreign policy failings  —  FOREIGN POLICY has played a marginal role so far in the Republican presidential contest, squeezed to the side during debates focused on the U.S. economy and by social issues such as immigration.  What the candidates have said has sometimes been confusing …
Washington Examiner:
Lesson of Perry's candidacy: Think before you run  —  What's wrong with Rick Perry?  How did the successful, well-liked, long-term governor of one of America's largest states enter the Republican presidential primary race with great fanfare, zoom to the top of the polls, and then slide almost as quickly back into the pack?
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
W.H. won't share Solyndra BB emails  —  President Barack Obama won't be sharing his BlackBerry messages with House investigators seeking communications about Solyndra, the White House told Hill Republicans on Friday.  —  White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told House Energy …
Discussion: The Page
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
On Solyndra: President's Blackberry Off Limits
Discussion: Hot Air, Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
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
 
 
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Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Court claims some of Abramoff's book profits
Meredith Shiner / Roll Call:
Pelosi Left Out of Leaders Meeting on Super Committee
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
First Read / msnbc.com:
Forget Iowa, Cain takes campaign to Tennessee
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Treasury announces 2011 deficit is second highest in history
Kevinliptak / CNN:
McCain to Perry: Get some rest
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Free exchange:
Hitting our limits?  —  ROGER PIELKE, JR. posts a chart …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Boston Globe:
Brown dismisses plagiarism flap as ‘silly’
Discussion: Daily Kos and ABCNEWS
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Biden on a Beer Can: Obama Campaign Hawks VP-Themed Koozie
Julie Mason / The Politico:
Obama's MLK moment
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
One More Note on ‘False Equivalence’ and the Filibuster
Discussion: Political Mojo
Free exchange:
Things could actually get a lot worse
Discussion: ThinkProgress