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2:50 AM ET, October 19, 2011


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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Obama: Occupy Wall Street ‘Not That Different’ From Tea Party Protests  —  President Obama, who has become a target of the Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the country, today embraced the economic frustration voiced on the streets and said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that his vision …
Alex Klein / New York Magazine:
Are You Smarter Than a Wall Street Occupier?  —  Over the past month, the crusaders at Zuccotti Park have braved the elements, tussled with police, and stood their ground against Mayor Bloomberg.  But how much do the protesters actually know about the economic system that they're fighting to change?
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Doug Schoen Grossly Misrepresents His Own Poll Results To Smear Occupy Wall Street  —  In this morning's Wall Street Journal, Doug Schoen reports on the results of a poll he conducted of Occupy Wall Street protesters.  Here is the nut graph:
Steve Zeitchik / 24 Frames:
Will Nolan's ‘Dark Knight Rises’ occupy Wall Street?  —  “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan's third film in the Batman trilogy, has been shooting in Los Angeles in recent weeks.  But the Christian Bale-led production is now set to make a trip to New York and could be heading to a fraught locale: the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Obama on ‘Fast and Furious’: ‘People Who Have Screwed Up Will Be Held Accountable’  —  As the Justice Department investigates how U.S. guns were allowed to flow illicitly into Mexico under the watchful eyes of federal agents, President Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News that …
Charlie Spiering / Campaign 2012:
Christie equates Occupy Wall Street with Tea Party
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama nixes parley with ‘Occupy’ activists
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Barney Frank To Occupy Wall Street: Where Were You During The Last Midterms?
Discussion: THEROOT.COM and
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Occupying children's minds: 'Radical children's literature' at Wall Street protests
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Occupy Wall Street Is Not Anti-Semitic
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Immigration sparks war of words between Romney, Perry at GOP debate  —  In an already testy debate, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry got into an all-out squabble over Romney's use of a lawn-mowing company that had hired undocumented immigrants in the past.  —  “Those people that hire illegals ought …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Candidates go all-in for Las Vegas debate  —  Las Vegas (CNN) - Former Godfather's Pizza executive Herman Cain was at the center of a pile-on Tuesday night at the presidential debate hosted by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference, as his GOP rivals took turns picking apart his …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Debate rivals pile on Romney in Vegas  —  LAS VEGAS — Mitt Romney found himself under a fierce assault from his primary opponents for the first time in the 2012 race during Tuesday night's GOP debate, with multiple rivals assailing him over his record on health care.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
New Herman Cain Super PAC launched during debate
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Huntsman called Cooper ahead of debate
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Herman Cain: Sure, I can see myself releasing everyone at Gitmo in exchange for one U.S. POW; Update: I misspoke, says Cain  —  Via Greg Hengler and Guy Benson, if this answer doesn't destroy him, nothing will.  I get the sense watching it that he's so unsure of how to answer …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
David Brooks Does Not Get the Moral Norm of Being Broke  —  It's Tuesday, and David Brooks is happy — nay, ecstatic — that all of you out there are using your encroaching poverty to rediscover your moral compass.  He calls it — and I am not kidding here — The Great Restoration …
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
An architect of Cain's 9-9-9 plan says he should drop sales tax  —  Superstar WaPo blogger Jen Rubin is not a fan of Herman Cain's tax plan and its VATastic aspect: … A few thoughts here: a) I come down on the side that the Europe has embraced value-added taxes to fund its love of big government …
Howard Gleckman / TaxVox:
Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Would Cut Taxes for the Rich, Raise Taxes for Almost Everyone Else
Derek Hunter / Big Government:
OccupyBaltimore Discourages Sexual Assault Victims From Contacting Police, Offers Counseling for Perpetrators  —  I was in downtown Baltimore Monday morning taking care of some business, so I thought I'd stroll a block over and check out the “Occupy Baltimore” crowd.  Well, the word “crowd” might be an overstatement.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Financial Times:
French warning to euro summit  —  By Hugh Carnegy in Paris, Peter Spiegel in Brussels and David Oakley in London  —  France warned on Tuesday that European unity would be at risk if eurozone leaders failed to take bold action to tackle its sovereign debt crisis at a crucial summit this weekend.
David Gow / Guardian:
France and Germany ready to agree €2tn euro rescue fund
Carolyn Kaster / Investor's Business Daily:
Obama's stolen teleprompter recovered, national silence averted  —  First, the bad news: They recovered President Obama's teleprompter.  —  So, anybody going to his speeches on the current Darth Vader armored bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia is still going to get the full 22-minute monty about how he's there to listen.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Laura Geller / WWBT-TV:
Thieves steal truck with President's equipment
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
The Effects of the Great Recession on Central Bank Doctrine and Practice  —  The financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, together with the associated deep recession, was a historic event—historic in the sense that its severity and economic consequences were enormous, but also in the sense that …
CBS Cleveland:
‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) - An “Occupy Cleveland” protester tells police she was raped in her tent over the weekend.  —  Cleveland police are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident Saturday at the “Occupy Cleveland” …
KOMO News:
Man accused of exposing self to children arrested  —  SEATTLE — A man accused of exposing himself to children at least five times across Seattle was arrested early Tuesday morning.  —  Seattle police say he was taken into custody at his Kenmore residence around 1 a.m.
Robert Jeffress / Washington Post:
Why a candidate's faith matters  —  Hearing Mitt Romney's surrogate Bill Bennett refer to me as a bigot and Jon Huntsman call me a “moron” last week after my controversial comments on Mormonism, amid calls for civility and tolerance in public discourse, reminds me of the exclamation: “We will not tolerate intolerance!”
Discussion: Booman Tribune and CNN
Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March  —  We take from the rich and give to the poor.  —  ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #15  —  Alright you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,  —  We're living through a magical moment ... #OCCUPYWALLSTREET has catalyzed into an international insurgency for democracy …
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