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12:30 AM ET, October 18, 2011

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Quinnipiac University:
New Yorkers Back Wall St. Protesters 3 - 1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stay As Long As You Want, Even Republicans Say  —  By a 67 - 23 percent margin, New York City voters agree with the views of the Wall Street protesters and say 87 - 10 percent that it is “okay that they are protesting …
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Mj Lee / The Politico:
Donald Trump: Obama should put a stop to Occupy Wall Street protests  —  The Obama administration has allowed the Occupy Wall Street protests go on for too long, Donald Trump suggested on Monday.  —  “I do think that government maybe is letting this go a little bit too far,” Trump said on Fox News Monday morning.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Rolling Stone:
Why Occupy Wall Street Is Bigger Than Left vs. Right  —  I was surprised, amused and annoyed all at once when I found out yesterday that some moron-provocateur linked to notorious right-wing cybergoon Andrew Breitbart had infiltrated  —  a series of private e-mail lists …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Geography of Occupying Wall Street (And Everywhere Else)  —  The nascent movement known as Occupy Wall Street had its largest single day of protests on Saturday.  And a funny thing happened: most of the action was far from Wall Street itself.  —  No, I don't mean at Zuccotti Park — which is not, technically, on Wall Street.
Douglas Schoen / Wall Street Journal:
Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd  —  In interviews, protesters show that they are leftists out of step with most American voters.  Yet Democrats are embracing them anyway.  —  President Obama and the Democratic leadership are making a critical error in embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement …
Taft Wireback / News-Record.com:
Occupy protesters look for new campsite  —  GREENSBORO — The neophyte Occupy Greensboro movement has a secure downtown campsite through Friday and is hunting another location to continue its protest for the long haul.  —  A day after staging a 600-person march through town protesting financial inequities …
Rick Hampson / USA Today:   Poll: Washington to blame more than Wall Street for economy
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Occupy Wall Street protesters to confront Obama on trip
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Melissa Grace / NY Daily News:
Dismiss all charges or we will clog up courts, lawyers for Occupy Wall Street protesters say
Journalism.org:
THE MEDIA PRIMARY  —  HOW NEWS MEDIA AND BLOGS HAVE EYED THE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS DURING THE FIRST PH ASE OF THE 2012 RACE  —  In the first months of the race for president, that weeding out period before citizens ever vote or caucus, Texas Governor Rick Perry has received the most coverage …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
So much for the ‘liberal’ media  —  It's simply taken as a given in Republican circles that President Obama enjoys favorable coverage from major media outlets.  This is generally pretty hard to believe among non-conservatives, but it's helpful to take this out of the realm of perception and into more quantifiable analysis.
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
Trump didn't know he was in Bachmann town hall ‘till you told me’
Larry O'Connor / Big Government:
White House Denies **Was President Obama Really Sitting in Front of an Assembly Line in this Video?  —  UPDATE: The White House has responded to our inquiry and they deny that this week's weekly address video was shot in front of a green screen.  They also explained that the production line …
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Obama opposes repeal of healthcare program suspended last week  —  President Obama is against repealing the health law's long-term care CLASS Act and might veto Republican efforts to do so, an administration official tells The Hill, despite the government's announcement Friday that the program was dead in the water.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
New healthcare fight is joined as administration's 2010 law implodes
Discussion: The Politico
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use  —  Liberals and those 18 to 29 most in favor; Americans 65 and older most opposed  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A record-high 50% of Americans now say the use of marijuana should be made legal, up from 46% last year.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
“Christopher Columbus Was the First Zionist”  —  Someone leaked a batch of emails that have been exchanged by leaders of the Occupy Wall Street group.  I've only dipped into them briefly, but some are pretty entertaining.  This thread reminded me of my days as a leftist …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Good News!  No, Really!  —  Bored by the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street?  Fed up (Fed Up!) with the presidential Race to the Bottom?  Depressed by the warning signs of the next Depression?  —  I bring relief.  Like Nurse Jackie scavenging in the medicine chest …
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
McCain to Obama: Your bus is ugly  —  (CNN) - Sen. John McCain -a politician who has seen his share of campaign buses- had harsh words Monday for Pres. Barack Obama's choice of election transportation.  —  “I must say again I have never seen an uglier bus than a Canadian one,” …
Discussion: Hot Air, Mediaite and Fox News
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A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Record high say Obama's policies will fail
Tim Mak / The Politico:
David Axelrod: Herman Cain not a serious contender  —  David Axlerod took a swing at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain Monday, saying that he thought Cain's 9-9-9 proposal would hurt the poor and the middle class.  —  The senior Obama adviser called Cain an “intruiging personality” …
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Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Support Is Broader Than It Seems
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Herman Cain Claimed That A ‘Liberal Court’ Killed Jesus  —  Herman Cain Thinks This Guy Was The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Of His Era  —  Daily Kos's bernardpliers recalls a Herman Cain column from December 2010 where the GOP presidential primary candidate appears to complain that Jesus was killed by liberals.
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
The Austerity Myth: Federal Spending Up 5% This Year  —  When Republicans took control of the House in January, they pledged to make deep cuts in federal spending, and in April they succeeded in passing a bill advertised as cutting $38 billion from fiscal 2011's budget.
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Obama: GOP Wants “Dirtier Air, Dirtier Water, Less People With Health Insurance”  —  “My plan says we're going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work,” President Obama said at a campaign event today.  “Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans …
 
 
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