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11:00 AM ET, October 15, 2011


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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.
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 …
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Obama Sending Troops Against the Lord's Resistance Army?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Obama Administration Cuts Long-Term Health Care from ACA  —  Obama signs the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.  How much will be left? (official White House photo by Pete Souza)  —  The Obama Administration announced that they will not implement the CLASS Act …
Brett Norman / The Politico:
Setback for long-term insurance plan
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
Health-Law Program Dropped
Discussion: MyFox Boston
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.
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.
Simone Wilson / The Informer:
Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street  —  A West Coast legend does his part.  —  ​Yup.  This just happened.  Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move …
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
[UPDATE] HIV Positive Protester Says Cop Who Punched Him Should Get Tested
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: CNBC and The Page
Kevinliptak / CNN:
On Solyndra: President's Blackberry Off Limits  —  Washington (CNN) - Congress isn't getting a glimpse of what's on President Barack Obama's Blackberry - or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.
Discussion: Hot Air, Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
U.S. Bishop Is Charged With Failing to Report Abuse  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bishop in the Roman Catholic Church has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church's sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese …
Kansas City Star:
Bishop Finn, diocese indicted
Discussion: The Raw Story and Gothamist
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Unprecedented  —  I've covered the sex abuse scandal …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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?
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Huntsman campaign nearly broke as GOP campaign heats up  —  (CNN) - Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign is verging on broke after burning through more than $4 million since the former Utah governor entered the race for the Republican nomination in June.  —  The Huntsman campaign …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: McCain to Perry: Get some rest
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Treasury announces 2011 deficit is second highest in history  —  The U.S budget deficit for fiscal year 2011 is $1.299 trillion, the second largest shortfall in history.  —  The nation only ran a larger deficit for the 2009 fiscal year, which included the dramatic collapse of financial markets …
John Del Signore / Gothamist:
[UPDATE] Video: NYPD Scooter Runs Over National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer  —  [UPDATES BELOW] Here is disturbing video of a legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild getting run over by an NYPD scooter during this morning's Occupy Wall Street march.  We're still trying to determine …
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
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
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Forget Iowa, Cain takes campaign to Tennessee
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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
Regulation: Not the job killer GOP says
Corey Kilgannon / City Room:
Opposite Sides of the Protest Come Together, Briefly
 Earlier Items: 
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Biden on a Beer Can: Obama Campaign Hawks VP-Themed Koozie
Discussion: Mediaite and Sister Toldjah
Julie Mason / The Politico:
Obama's MLK moment
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
One More Note on ‘False Equivalence’ and the Filibuster
Free exchange:
Things could actually get a lot worse
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Clint Eastwood as VP? George H.W. Bush Considered It
Michel Rose / Reuters:
Students storm Goldman Sachs building in Milan
Discussion: The Lede, New York Times and