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12:55 PM ET, October 17, 2011

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Dana Loesch / Big Journalism:
Journolist 2.0: Occupy Wall Street 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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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movement continues to grow, the response from the movement's targets has gradually changed: contemptuous dismissal has been replaced by whining.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.")
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.
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Obama extends support for protesters
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
MLK's Daughter: My Father Would Have Supported The 99 Percent Movement
Discussion: NPR and Alan Colmes' Liberaland
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:   The Hill Poll: Voters say Washington is worse than Wall Street
Ryan Jones / Israel Today:
Israelis worried by anti-Semitic flavor of ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protests
Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For The Interests Of The 99%
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 …
A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans say minds are not made up
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Jim DeMint-Mitt Romney story a ‘fabrication,’ spokesmen say
Discussion: RedState
Tim Mak / The Politico:
David Axelrod: Herman Cain not a serious contender
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Don Surber
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama blasts, mocks Senate GOP  —  President Obama launched a three-day bus tour through two states critical to his 2012 reelection campaign by kicking Senate Republicans for blocking his jobs bill, saying he is breaking up his plan because “maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing at once.”
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and Weasel Zippers
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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.
Fox News:
Obama Heads Out on Bus Tour to Sell Jobs Plan Amid Anger at Corporate America
Discussion: Pat Dollard
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.
Madeleine Morgenstern / TheBlaze.com:
BLAZE EXCLUSIVE: TX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MADE TO RECITE MEXICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  —  Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment …
Discussion: Hot Air and Vox Popoli
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.
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.
Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Ron Paul to propose $1T in specific budget cuts  —  Ron Paul's opinions about cutting the budget are well-known, but on Monday, he'll get specific: the Texas congressman will lay out a budget blueprint for deep and far-reaching cuts to federal spending, including the elimination …
Discussion: Hit & Run and National Review
Evan McMorris-Santoro / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Democratic Group Targets GOP With #OWS-Friendly Message (VIDEO)  —  Looks like the Democratic political machine is taking another step closer to the thousands across the country in the streets as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  —  The House Majority PAC …
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 …
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 …
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Investors Want Murdoch Out As News Corp. Chair  —  Investors in News Corporation, the scandal-plagued parent company of Fox News owned by Rupert Murdoch, are calling for a shake-up ahead of the company's annual meeting in Los Angeles later this week that includes removing Murdoch as CEO …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing  —  SEATTLE — Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores.  Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers.  —  Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form.
 
 
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