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8:40 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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Pat Dollard and USA Today
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Losing Their Immunity  —  As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues …
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
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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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.
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.
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
Trump didn't know he was in Bachmann town hall ‘till you told me’  —  The business mogul will take part in the tele-town hall with Bachmann on Monday night.  —  Business mogul Donald Trump said he is honored to be hosting a town-hall-style conference call with Republican presidential candidate …
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 …
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.
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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Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: 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, Fox News and Mediaite
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A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Record high say Obama's policies will fail
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Larry O'Connor / Big Government:
Was President Obama Really Sitting in Front of an Assembly Line in this Video?  —  President Obama delivered his weekly address to the nation from Detroit, Michigan this week after visiting workers at a GM assembly plant.  When the video hit at Breitbart.tv, our tip box suddenly became …
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 …
 
 
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