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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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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.
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movement continues to grow, the response from the movement's targets has gradually changed: contemptuous dismissal has been replaced by whining.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.")
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
The Hill Poll: Voters say Washington is worse than Wall Street  —  In the minds of likely voters, Washington, not Wall Street, is primarily to blame for the financial crisis and the subsequent recession.  —  That is the key finding of this week's The Hill poll, which comes …
Melissa Grace / NY Daily News:
Dismiss all charges or we will clog up courts, lawyers for Occupy Wall Street protesters say
Discussion: Firedoglake and Business Insider
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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A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans say minds are not made up  —  Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - One day before a CNN Western Republican presidential debate, a new national survey indicates that Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are essentially tied for the lead in the race for the GOP nomination, with Rick Perry dropping to a distant third.
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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Santorum calls SNL sketch ‘bullying’  —  Rick Santorum criticized a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at his anti-gay marriage views and trailing poll numbers as “bullying” in an interview this weekend.  —  SNL, in a send-up of last week's Bloomberg/Washington Post debate …
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
Trump didn't know he was in Bachmann town hall ‘till you told me’
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Pew: Media not in love with Obama
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.
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
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Washington Wire
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Ron Paul's Economic Plan: Cut 5 Cabinet Agencies, Cut Taxes, Cut President's Pay  —  GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul will unveil his economic plan Monday afternoon, calling for a lower corporate tax rate, cutting spending by $1 trillion during his first year in office …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What are those OWS people so angry about?  —  Almost every day brings a new story about massive corporate profits and another showing extreme economic suffering  —  One of the most revealing aspects of the rapidly growing OccupyWallStreet protest movement has been the bewilderment …
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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.
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 …
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.”
Scott Lemieux / TAPPED:
The Action Against the LRA Does Not Increase Presidential Authority  —  David Dayen objects to the Obama administration's decision to send 100 American troops as part of an effort to hunt down war criminal Joseph Kony.  The action, according to Dayen, “furthers a long, slow decline whereby …
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Activists React to President Sending Troops to Africa
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.
A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Record high say Obama's policies will fail  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama's job approval rating is holding steady, but a record high six out of ten Americans think his policies will fail, according to a new national survey.  —  A CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday indicates …
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 …
National Review:
Bold, Brash, and Wrong  —  Herman Cain deserves credit for proposing a tax-reform plan that is specific, promotes economic growth, and has captured the imagination of conservatives nationwide.  His 9-9-9 plan builds on the insight that one of the chief defects of the current tax code is its bias toward consumption over savings.
2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  In His Prior Life, Herman Cain Fought Stricter Drunk Driving Laws  —  While leading the National Restaurant Association, Herman Cain served as the industry's lobbyist-in-chief, leading the charge against laws that could harm the food service business.
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.
Discussion: Power Line, Hit & Run and Hot Air
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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