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4:30 PM ET, October 15, 2011

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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
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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.
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 …
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.
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Obama Sending Troops Against the Lord's Resistance Army?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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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Terence Chea / Associated Press:
Rupert Murdoch heckled at Calif. education forum  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement heckled News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch during a speech at an education forum Friday, accusing the media mogul of trying to profit from public education.
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Other McCain and 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 …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Wall Street protests go global; riots in Rome  —  (Reuters) - Demonstrators rallied Saturday across the world to accuse bankers and politicians of wrecking economies, but only in Rome did the global “day of rage” erupt into violence.  —  Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement …
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
Alex Quade / The Daily Caller:
Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11  —  It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan.  —  All at once the world's attention focused on an iconic photo …
Discussion: Hot Air
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 and Weasel Zippers
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
On Solyndra: President's Blackberry Off Limits
Discussion: Hot Air and Pat Dollard
 
 
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Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Court claims some of Abramoff's book profits
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Meredith Shiner / Roll Call:
Pelosi Left Out of Leaders Meeting on Super Committee
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Forget Iowa, Cain takes campaign to Tennessee
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