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8:15 PM ET, October 15, 2011

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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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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?
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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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD  —  The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month.  And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters' moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access …
Terence Chea / Associated Press:
Rupert Murdoch heckled at Calif. education forum
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
Linette Lopez / Business Insider:
Here Are Occupy Wall Street's Plans For A National Convention That Could Change The Face Of America
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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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  —  The Obama administration is knocking down a report that all but a small security force will be pulled from Iraq by the end of the year, saying instead that discussions are still ongoing.  —  The Associated Press reported Saturday afternoon that just 160 troops attached …
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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Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Top-tier Cain pulls in second-tier cash  —  Newly minted GOP front-runner Herman Cain lags the other top-tier presidential candidates in newly released third-quarter filings, putting his campaign in jeopardy.  —  The former restaurant industry executive raised $2.6 million …
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
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.
New York Times:
Around the World, Protests Against Economic Policies  —  ROME — In dozens of cities around the world on Saturday, people took to the streets, clutching placards and chanting slogans as part of a planned day of protests against the financial system.  —  In Rome, a protest thick with tension spread over several miles.
Discussion: Guardian, Hullabaloo and Gothamist
 
 
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Alex Quade / The Daily Caller:
Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11
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N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care
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