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12:05 AM ET, October 17, 2011

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Cain Says His Deadly Fence Plan Was ‘a Joke’  —  Visit msnbc.com 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 …
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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 …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Herman Cain nailed “Meet the Press.”  —  In my opinion, and I was quite critical of Cain after the last debate.  Here's the transcript and video.  I'll add a few comments to this post soon.  —  ADDED: I thought David Gregory really lost his cool early on, as he was questioning Cain about 9-9-9.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Instapundit
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Herman Cain defends 9-9-9 proposal, says ‘most people will pay less’ in taxes
Discussion: Power Line
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Cain: People Will Demand 999 Even Though It Raises Their Taxes
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 …
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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
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 …
rebelpundit:
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 and The Daily Caller
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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
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
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.”
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
 
 
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Associated Press:
Tunisia Islamists set for big election gains
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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
Wall Street Journal:
74 Arrested as Protesters ‘Occupy’ Times Square
Discussion: Verum Serum
Rrichardson / MasonBuzz.com:
Huckabee jokes: Stop Issue 2 opponents from voting
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