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11:50 PM ET, October 15, 2011

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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 …
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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.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Obama plans to turn anti-Wall Street anger on Mitt Romney, Republicans  —  President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at Wall Street into a central tenet of their reelection strategy.  —  The move comes as the Occupy Wall Street protests gain momentum across the country …
ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
American Nazi Party Declares Its Full Support For Occupy Wall Street's “Courage” And “Dedication” To “Fighting Judeo-Capitalist Bankers”......  There has certainly been no shortage of vile anti-Semitism at the Occupy Wall Street protests.  —  The “Occupy Wall Street” Movement — WhiteHonor (I'm not linking to it)
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.
Karla Adam / Washington Post:
Occupy Wall Street protests go global  —  LONDON — Linking up with the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York, tens of thousands of people around the world took to the streets Saturday to reiterate their anger at the global financial system, corporate greed and government cutbacks.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Terence Chea / Associated Press:
Rupert Murdoch heckled at Calif. education forum
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Wall Street protests go global; riots in Rome
Discussion: Boing Boing
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”
Discussion: CNN and Rush Limbaugh
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Obama Sending Troops Against the Lord's Resistance Army?
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.
Ken Layne / Wonkette:
NYPD Arrests Woman For Closing Her Citibank Account (VIDEO)  —  Be patient through the first 90 seconds — haha, attention span of a gnat! — because a remarkable little drama unfolds with protesters inside the Citibank branch communicating with protesters outside, all very reserved …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
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
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 …
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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
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.
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 …
 
 
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