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3:43 AM ET, October 16, 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 …
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
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Right-Wing Rabble-Rouser Leaks Thousands of Occupy Wall Street Emails  —  Conservatives really have a hard-on for “infiltrating” Occupy Wall Street in an effort to discredit it.  Now a computer expert has leaked thousands of emails from Occupy Wall Street organizers and told us he's identified members …
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)
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.
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 and naked capitalism
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.
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.
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
White House Starts a Mini-War in Africa
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
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 …
Associated Press:
US abandons plans to keep troops in Iraq next year
Morgen / Verum Serum:
Video: Occupy Portland Protesters Sing “F*ck the USA”  —  Krugman's Army...of fools.  —  Click here to view the embedded video.  —  I think this pretty much sums up the real agenda of the Occupy movement.  If this is Krugman's Army, then this is their reveille.
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Will Herman Cain's Sunday sit-down be the new GOP front-runner's star turn?
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.
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