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5:50 PM ET, October 16, 2011


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The Caucus:
Cain Says His Deadly Fence Plan Was ‘a Joke’  —  Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  —  At two campaign rallies in Tennessee on Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that part of his immigration policy would be to build …
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).
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 …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Herman Cain defends 9-9-9 proposal, says ‘most people will pay less’ in taxes  —  GOP candidate Herman Cain struggled Sunday to push back increasing criticism that his 9-9-9 tax reform plan would hurt low-income and middle-class Americans.  —  “Some people will pay more,” …
Discussion: Power Line and Althouse
Los Angeles Times:
Financial filings show differences in Perry and Romney efforts  —  Both campaigns rely on big-dollar donors, but Romney has been spending much more on staffing and direct mail.  —  Rick Perry, left, and Mitt Romney, right, are raising far more money than their rivals in the Republican presidential campaign.
Discussion: State of the Union and CNN
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Obama Strategist David Axelrod Slams Mitt Romney for Changing Positions
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Electorate unsure of Romney's ‘core principles’
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama: King would have backed ‘Occupy Wall Street’  —  Drawing parallels between civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. and his own leadership challenges, President Obama on Sunday dedicated a memorial to King on the National Mall by saying King would have sympathized with activists demanding social justice from Wall Street.
A.Killough / CNN:
Rep. Lewis reflects on MLK's impact
Discussion: The Politico
Washington Post:
D.C. marchers rally for jobs and justice
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 …
Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune:
175 Chicago protesters arrested after being told to leave Grant Park  —  Chicago police arrested about 175 Occupy Chicago protestors in Congress Plaza just after 1 a.m. Sunday, about 90 minutes after police issued their first warning that the group was violating municipal code.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama wants $35 billion for teachers, first-responders first  —  President Obama is returning to the road this week to press Congress to start passing the American Jobs Act, beginning with $35 billion for states to put teachers and first-responders to work.  —  But White House officials …
Discussion: CNN and American Power
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.
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.
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
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The Independent:
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Paul Bentley / Daily Mail:
Did you REALLY think the British were going to blast you, Mrs O? …
Wall Street Journal:
74 Arrested as Protesters ‘Occupy’ Times Square
Discussion: Verum Serum
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Huckabee jokes: Stop Issue 2 opponents from voting
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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The Huffington Post:
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