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10:40 AM ET, October 17, 2011

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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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Wall Street Journal:
Obama Targeting a Few, Crucial States  —  President Barack Obama starts a three-day bus trip Monday through North Carolina and Virginia that brings fresh attention to the kinds of voters he will rely on as he works to assemble a majority next year in the Electoral College.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
The Obama bus trip: A political guide  —  President Barack Obama's summer Midwestern bus trek was about reconnecting with disaffected independents, but the North Carolina and Virginia road trip that starts Monday is a more narrowly targeted exercise in 2012 politics.
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For The Interests Of The 99%  —  The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement.
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.
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David M. Drucker / Roll Call:
DeMint May Endorse Romney  —  Mitt Romney is the favorite to receive Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) much-sought-after endorsement in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.  —  DeMint, who endorsed the former Massachusetts governor in 2008 …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Jim DeMint-Mitt Romney story a ‘fabrication,’ spokesmen say  —  Spokesman for Sen. Jim DeMint emails to take strong exception to the Roll Call story I posted earlier, which suggested the South Carolinian is likely to endorse Mitt Romney for president.  —  “That story is a fabrication …
Discussion: Erick's blog
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Losing Their Immunity  —  As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, the response from the movement's targets has gradually changed: contemptuous dismissal has been replaced by whining.  (A reader of my blog suggests that we start calling our ruling class the “kvetchocracy.")
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Ryan Jones / Israel Today:
Israelis worried by anti-Semitic flavor of ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protests
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:   The Hill Poll: Voters say Washington is worse than Wall Street
Bloomberg:
Wall Street Protests Spread to Four Continents  —  British police sealed off routes to the London Stock Exchange and Italian officers conducted nationwide raids following protests against economic inequality on four continents.  —  Officers carrying batons and gas sprays manned steel barriers close …
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Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Obama extends support for protesters
Caroline Davies / Guardian:
Anti-bank protesters camp out at St Paul's
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Raw Story
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.
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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
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.
El Marco / Looking at the Left:
Neo-Cannibals, Deadbeats, Dopers and Democrats Occupy Denver  —  Back with a Vengeance, Evicted Protesters Take the Streets  —  “Occupy Denver” returned to the streets with a vengeance Saturday after being expelled, having their camp forcibly removed from Veterans' Park by police at 4 a.m. Friday morning.
John Doyle / NY Daily News:
Protecting Lady Liberty: Airport-type security screening finds Statue of Liberty tourists well-armed  —  Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses - just tell them to leave their switchblades, their blackjacks and their brass knuckles at home.  —  The Statue of Liberty is attracting …
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
BREAKING: An IPCC backchannel ‘cloud’ was apparently established to hide IPCC deliberations from FOIA.  —  By Christopher Horner, CEI.org for WUWT  —  Although this is seedy and unlawful at any time, it also goes in the ‘bad timing’ file.  Or it's good timing, depending on one's perspective.
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: Taegan Goddard's … and ABCNEWS
CNN:
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 …
 
 
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Reuters:
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Hollywood Republicans still undecided
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Janet Hook / Washington Wire:
Gingrich: Romney's Rockefeller Problem
Discussion: Hot Air and MyFox Boston
The Independent:
Revealed: Fox's best man and his ties to Iran's opposition