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8:25 AM ET, October 17, 2011


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Ryan Jones / Israel Today:
Israelis worried by anti-Semitic flavor of ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protests  —  A growing number of Israelis and foreign Jewish groups are expressing concern over the anti-Semitic flavor of some of the “Occupy Wall St.” economic protests in the US.  —  From the 13th century expulsion of Englands Jews …
Meredith Hoffman / New York Times:
Occupy Wall Street Trying to Settle on Demands  —  In a quiet corner across the street from Zuccotti Park, a cluster of 25 solemn-faced protesters struggled one night to give Occupy Wall Street what critics have found to be most lacking.  —  “We absolutely need demands,” said Shawn Redden, 35, an earnest history teacher in the group.
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 …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Herman Cain nailed “Meet the Press.”
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Herman Cain defends 9-9-9 proposal, says ‘most people will pay less’ in taxes
Discussion: CNN, Daniel W. Drezner and Power Line
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Long Ties to Koch Brothers Key to Cain's Campaign
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Cain: People Will Demand 999 Even Though It Raises Their Taxes
The Politico:
Mitt Romney: Too unloved to be inevitable?  —  Mitt Romney has won every Republican presidential debate.  He has outraised all of his primary opponents.  Polls show he's the most competitive candidate against President Barack Obama.  —  And most Republicans still don't want to nominate him.
Discussion: GOP 12 and ABCNEWS
Janet Hook / Washington Wire:
Gingrich: Romney's Rockefeller Problem  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a new take on Mitt Romney's challenge in cementing his status as frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.  It's not that he's a flip flopper.  It's not that he's a Mormon.  It's his Nelson Rockefeller problem.
Discussion: Hot Air and MyFox Boston
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Obama Strategist David Axelrod Slams Mitt Romney for Changing Positions
Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Electorate unsure of Romney's ‘core principles’
Discussion: ABCNEWS
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
The Exasperation of the Democratic Billionaire  —  Real-estate and newspaper mogul Mortimer Zuckerman voted for Obama but began seeing trouble as soon as the stimulus went into the pockets of municipal unions.  —  New York  —  'It's as if he doesn't like people," says real-estate mogul …
Discussion: Don Surber and Hullabaloo
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
What's Up, Spock?  —  He might be a famous Vulcan, but Zachary Quinto has no problem being fully human.  —  Last year, when Zachary Quinto was starring in the Signature Theatre's restaging of Angels in America, he would find himself at Cafe Mogador, near the place where he was staying in the East Village …
New York Times:
Big Cash Edge Powers Obama in Drive for '12  —  President Obama is exploiting his early lead in campaign fund-raising to bankroll a sprawling grass-roots organization and information technology apparatus in critical general election battlegrounds.  He is doing so even as the Republican …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Video: Communist Party U.S.A. Spokesman Gets Overwhelming Applause from Occupy Chicago  —  Last night during the tent city construction at Occupy Chicago on Michigan Ave, John Bachtell, a spokesperson from the national board of the Communist Party U.S.A., addressed the angry mob of nearly 3000.
Porn hackers hit ‘Sesame Street’ YouTube page  —  (CNN) — Hackers appeared to have commandeered the YouTube page of the venerable “Sesame Street” children's show Sunday, reprogramming the page with content brought to you by the letter “X.”  —  The show page was taken offline Sunday afternoon …
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
America's ‘Primal Scream’  —  IT'S fascinating that many Americans intuitively understood the outrage and frustration that drove Egyptians to protest at Tahrir Square, but don't comprehend similar resentments that drive disgruntled fellow citizens to “occupy Wall Street.”
Dana Loesch / Big Journalism:
Journolist 2.0: OccupyDC Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message  —  Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement.
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Hollywood Republicans still undecided
Associated Press:
Tunisia Islamists set for big election gains
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
For Romney, a Role of Faith and Authority
Discussion: Power Line and Ben Smith's Blog
The Independent:
Revealed: Fox's best man and his ties to Iran's opposition
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
President Obama is returning to the road this week to press Congress …
Wall Street Journal:
74 Arrested as Protesters ‘Occupy’ Times Square
Discussion: Verum Serum
 Earlier Items: 
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
Where Did Global Warming Go?  —  Elisabeth Rosenthal is a reporter …
Anthony Martin / Examiner:
Big media outlets ignore subpoena of entire top tier of Obama Administration