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11:05 PM ET, October 17, 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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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.
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Occupy Wall Street protesters to confront Obama on trip
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Rick Hampson / USA Today:   Poll: Washington to blame more than Wall Street for economy
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’
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.
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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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 …
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
McCain to Obama: Your bus is ugly
Discussion: Hot Air, Fox News and Mediaite
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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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Support Is Broader Than It Seems  —  Mitt Romney is caught in one of those classic bad news-good news situations.  The bad news is that he seems stuck in the polls, winning something like a quarter of the Republican presidential primary vote.  —  The good news is that he has held …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairman says Cain's electrified fence proposal no joking matter
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
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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Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Ron Paul proposes $1T in specific budget cuts
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.
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 …
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.
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.
 
 
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