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10:20 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 …
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 …
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Cain: People Will Demand 999 Even Though It Raises Their Taxes
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Herman Cain defends 9-9-9 proposal, says ‘most people will pay less’ in taxes
Discussion: Althouse and Power Line
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
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
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.
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Obama Strategist David Axelrod Slams Mitt Romney for Changing Positions  —  Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod slammed Mitt Romney for changing positions on major issues throughout his political career, questioning the “core principles” of the presumptive front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.
Discussion: CNN, The Daily Caller and The Politico
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Electorate unsure of Romney's ‘core principles’
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Los Angeles Times:
Financial filings show differences in Perry and Romney efforts
Discussion: State of the Union and CNN
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.”
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
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: American Power and CNN
The Independent:
Revealed: Fox's best man and his ties to Iran's opposition  —  An IoS Investigation: The murky world of Adam Werritty: Self-styled adviser ‘had links to Mossad’.  —  Adam Werritty, the man at the centre of the Liam Fox cash-for-access scandal, has been involved in an audacious plot …
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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
Anthony Martin / Examiner:
Big media outlets ignore subpoena of entire top tier of Obama Administration
 Earlier Items: 
John Naughton / Guardian:
Steven Pinker: fighting talk from the prophet of peace
The Huffington Post:
Iraq Withdrawal: U.S. Abandoning Plans To Keep Troops In Country
Discussion: Firedoglake
Kurt Schlichter / Washington Examiner:
Sunday Reflection: Protestors should try occupying reality for real change
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In California, Going All Out to Bid Adieu to Foie Gras