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9:00 PM ET, October 15, 2011

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Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Times Square Is Now Occupied  —  Hundreds of people from Occupy Wall Street have flooded Times Square, in a major escalation by demonstrators.  Here's a picture of the protests there:  —  Watch a livestream of the events in Times Square here.
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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.
ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
American Nazi Party Declares Its Full Support For Occupy Wall Street's “Courage” …
Terence Chea / Associated Press:
Rupert Murdoch heckled at Calif. education forum
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
Karla Adam / Washington Post:
Occupy Wall Street protests go global
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Rush Limbaugh Endorses The Lord's Resistance Army  —  I don't have a really strong view on whether or not it's advisable to dispatch a small number of US combat troops to help fight the Lord's Resistance Army.  My instinct is to be skeptical.  I want to see less military intervention, not more.
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
White House Starts a Mini-War in Africa  —  Joseph Kony Wanted Poster (image: Enough Project)  —  I guess Leon Panetta's admonition against reducing the US military presence had some foreknowledge.  The President, in a letter to Congress, just acknowledged that he deployed approximately 100 combat forces …
Blake Hounshell / FP Passport:
Rush Limbaugh on Lord's Resistance Army: “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians”  —  Photo: A former abductee of the Lord's Resistance Army  —  Yesterday, when President Obama announced that the United States would be sending 100 special operations forces to help Uganda battle the Lord's Resistance Army …
Discussion: CNN and American Power
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Obama Sending Troops Against the Lord's Resistance Army?
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Will Herman Cain's Sunday sit-down be the new GOP 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 …
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Edward Wyatt / The Caucus:
Cain Proposes Electrified Border Fence  —  Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country's border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.
Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Top-tier Cain pulls in second-tier cash
Associated Press:
US abandons plans to keep troops in Iraq next year  —  BAGHDAD (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline.  —  A senior administration official in Washington confirmed Saturday …
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The Politico:   W.H. rebuts Iraq troops report
Andrew / Statistical Modeling …:
The most clueless political column ever—I think this Easterbrook dude has the journalistic equivalent of “tenure”  —  I don't know when I've seen political writing quote so misinformed as this.  It's a bizarre mixture of cliches, non-sequitors, and outright mistakes.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Weasel Zippers
Marooned In Marin:
Al Shaprton & Unions' Rally For Obama's “Jobs” Bill Masquerades As MLK Memorial  —  I went down to the Washington Monument this morning to check out the big Al Sharpton / big labor unions “Resist We Much” rally, which was essentially a Support Obama's [Jobs ]Tax Increases Bill masquerading …
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.
 
 
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New York Times:
Around the World, Protests Against Economic Policies
Discussion: Guardian, Gothamist and Hullabaloo
Alex Quade / The Daily Caller:
Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11
Discussion: Hot Air
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N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care
Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's foreign policy failings
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Meredith Shiner / Roll Call:
Pelosi Left Out of Leaders Meeting on Super Committee