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12:20 PM 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 …
Kurt Schlichter / Washington Examiner:
Sunday Reflection: Protestors should try occupying reality for real change  —  Right now, idealistic young Americans are gathered together to fight injustice and build a better world.  —  Sure, they're a little dirty, and maybe some of their language is a bit rough, but they've left behind family …
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 …
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Times Square Is Now Occupied
Discussion: The Mahablog
Karla Adam / Washington Post:
Occupy Wall Street protests go global
ZIP / Weasel Zippers:
American Nazi Party Declares Its Full Support For Occupy Wall Street's “Courage” …
Terence Chea / Associated Press:
Rupert Murdoch heckled at Calif. education forum
Discussion: Mediaite and Gawker
New York Post:
Con Ed says it will evict Ground Zero mosque unless developer pays $1.7 million in back rent  —  Pay up or get out.  —  Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we'll terminate your lease and take back our property.
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Long Ties to Koch Brothers Key to Cain's Campaign  —  Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation's capital.  But Cain's economic ideas, support and organization have close ties …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In California, Going All Out to Bid Adieu to Foie Gras  —  LOS ANGELES — A line up of people streamed into an unmarked, dimly lighted storefront on Fairfax Avenue as night fell Friday, on a mash-up Los Angeles block catering to religious Jews and hungry hipsters.  Before long, a smattering of protesters arrived.
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Cain: People Will Demand 999 Even Though It Raises Their Taxes  —  2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain has risen in the polls recently, and his 999 tax plan was the star of the GOP primary debate last week (with the number nine warranting 85 different mentions).
A.Killough / CNN:
Rep. Lewis reflects on MLK's impact  —  Washington (CNN) - On the morning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication, a longtime Georgia congressman and the last surviving speaker from the March on Washington said King was not only a instrumental figure in American culture—but in him, as well.
Discussion: The Politico
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
Where Did Global Warming Go?  —  Elisabeth Rosenthal is a reporter and blogger on environmental issues for The New York Times.  —  IN 2008, both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Barack Obama and John McCain, warned about man-made global warming and supported legislation to curb emissions.
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 …
New York Times:
Romney, Perry and Cain Open Wide Financial Lead Over Field  —  A stark financial divide is opening up between two groups of Republican candidates for president, with the top candidates together bringing in tens of millions of dollars in their bids for the presidency and a second tier struggling …
Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Top-tier Cain pulls in second-tier cash
Anthony York / Los Angeles Times:
California Medical Assn. calls for legalization of marijuana  —  The doctor group questions the medical value of pot and acknowledges some health risk from its use but urges it be regulated like alcohol.  A law enforcement official harshly criticizes the new stance.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
The Huffington Post:
Iraq Withdrawal: U.S. Abandoning Plans To Keep Troops In Country … Iraq War , Iraq , Military , Obama , Obama Administration , U.S. Military , Department Of Defense , Iraq Troops , Pentagon , World News  —  BAGHDAD — The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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.
Blake Hounshell / FP Passport:
Rush Limbaugh on Lord's Resistance Army: “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians”
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Washington Post:
D.C. marchers rally for jobs and justice
Anthony Martin / Examiner:
Big media outlets ignore subpoena of entire top tier of Obama Administration
John Naughton / Guardian:
Steven Pinker: fighting talk from the prophet of peace
 Earlier Items: 
Morgen / Verum Serum:
Video: Occupy Portland Protesters Sing “F*ck the USA”
Discussion: and Power Line
Marooned In Marin:
Al Shaprton & Unions' Rally For Obama's “Jobs” Bill Masquerades As MLK Memorial
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alex Quade / The Daily Caller:
Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11
Discussion: Hot Air