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9:10 PM ET, October 20, 2011

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Rania El Gamal / Reuters:
Gaddafi captured and wounded near Sirte: NTC official  —  (Reuters) - Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs near his hometown of Sirte at dawn on Thursday, National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid said.  —  Majid reported the capture …
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Kareem Fahim / New York Times:
Qaddafi Is Dead, Libyan Officials Say  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after rebels toppled his regime two months ago in the Arab Spring's most tumultuous uprising, was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges …
Aljazeera:
Muammar Gaddafi killed in gun battle  —  NTC military chief says toppled leader died of wounds following capture near his hometown of Sirte.  —  Abdul Hakim Belhaj, a NTC military chief, has confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi has died of his wounds after being captured near Sirte.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
For Obama, Some Vindication of His Much-Criticized Approach to War  —  WASHINGTON — For President Obama, the image of a bloodied Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi offers vindication, however harrowing, of his intervention in Libya, where a reluctant commander in chief put strict limits …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Where Is Mitt Romney on Libya?  —  Have you had any difficulty discerning Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's precise position on the US involvement in the NATO mission in Libya?  —  The one consistency has been criticism of President Obama.  —  But beyond that, he's seemed a bit all over the Libyan map.
The Daily Beast:
When Condi Met Gaddafi  —  In an exclusive excerpt from Condoleezza Rice's new memoir, ‘No Higher Honor,’ the former secretary of state tells all about her meeting with the recently killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi: his obsession with her, his WMD stockpile—and the infamous ‘tent.’
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney aide on Libya: Credit to the Libyans, not Obama
Discussion: ABCNEWS and New York Times
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio's compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show  —  During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) frequently repeated a compelling version of his family's history that had special resonance in South Florida.  He was the son of exiles, he told audiences …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The GOP's ‘Thank America Last’ crowd
Discussion: Political Mojo and The Mahablog
Marco Rubio / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio's compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Alex Leary / MiamiHerald.com:
Activists known as ‘birthers,’ who still question President …
Rasmussen Reports:
Iowa: Cain 28% Romney 21% Paul 10%  —  Reflecting national trends, businessman Herman Cain has now jumped to the front of the Republican pack in Iowa.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa caucus-goers shows that Cain is in front with 28% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 21%.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama struggling in Ohio
The Politico:
The art of the cheap shot
Discussion: CNN and Opinion L.A.
Jerold S. Kayden / New York Times:
Meet Me at the Plaza  —  AN unintended but potentially significant benefit emerging from the Occupy Wall Street movement is the spotlight that the protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park have cast on the city's privately owned public spaces.  —  Since 1961, the City Planning Commission …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
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Murray Weiss / DNAinfo.com:
Pepper Spray Cop Anthony Bologna Feels ‘Tortured’ by Incident, Sources Say
Reuters:
Gaddafi's death - who pulled the trigger?  —  (Reuters) - Disturbing images of a blood-stained and shaken Muammar Gaddafi being jostled by angry fighters quickly circulated around the world after the Libyan dictator's dramatic death near his home town of Sirte.
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Mirror.co.uk:
Gaddafi dead picture: Colonel Gaddafi photo appears to prove Libya dictator is dead
Hotline On Call:
Announcing Retirement, Dem Congressman Bashes Obama  —  Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., announced his retirement from Congress this afternoon — and he issued a scathing parting shot at President Obama's track record on his way out.  —  In a statement explaining his decision, Cardoza …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi's silent treatment shows breaks with President Obama
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Are Herman Cain's 15 minutes finally over?  —  Last night, Herman Cain made a big splash when he backed into pro-choice language on abortion last night on CNN — apparently by accident — when he said he is personally fully against abortion but doesn't think that the government should tell women what to do.
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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Herman Cain Tells Piers Morgan That He Is Anti-Abortion, Yet Pro-Choice?
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Herman Cain lands Steve Grubbs in Iowa
Discussion: Race 4 2012
The Huffington Post:
Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, 'You're Headed For A One-Term Presidency' … In one of the most hotly-anticipated biographies of the year, “Steve Jobs,” author Walter Isaacson reveals that the Apple CEO offered to design political ads for President Obama's 2012 campaign despite …
David Cay Johnston:
First look at US pay data, it's awful  —  Anyone who wants to understand the enduring nature of Occupy Wall Street and similar protests across the country need only look at the first official data on 2010 paychecks, which the U.S. government posted on the Internet on Wednesday.
Debbie Siegelbaum / The Hill:
FBI investigating assassination threat against Rep. Schilling  —  The FBI and Capitol Police are investigating an online threat made against Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) offering a $75,000 reward for his assassination.  —  Schilling learned of the threat in an email alert Tuesday night, according to his spokeswoman, Andrea Pivarunas.
Associated Press:
Public radio host fired from show after NPR questions her involvement in DC protest  —  WASHINGTON — A freelance broadcaster who works for music and documentary programs has been fired from a job after NPR questioned her involvement in a Washington protest.
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Well, Good for WDAV
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Tale Of Two Presidents  —  A reader writes: … And this time, the Arab world loves us as well.  —  To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he'd be on Mount Rushmore by now.
Washington Wire:
Perry Campaign Chartered a Plane Used in Drug-Smuggling Ring  —  The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their private jets, has another ticklish plane problem. … For a campaign swing that started late last month …
David Kestenbaum / NPR:
What If We Paid Off The Debt?  The Secret Government Report  —  Planet Money has obtained a secret government report outlining what once looked like a potential crisis: The possibility that the U.S. government might pay off its entire debt.  —  It sounds ridiculous today.
Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
Illegal Immigration and the Left  —  Ryan Bonneville writes that there's really nothing Barack Obama can do to placate the right-wing illegal immigration crowd.  No matter what he does, it will never be enough.  Then this: … Well, the reason I don't have a big problem …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Crooked Timber
Spencerackerman / Attackerman:
The Post-Gadhafi Journalism You Will Read In The Next 72 Hours  —  1. Why Gadhafi's Death Vindicates “Leading From Behind” (Tom Friedman)  —  2. Gadhafi's Death Shows The U.S. Was Never Really “Leading From Behind” (Anne-Marie Slaughter)  —  3. There Is Still More To Do In Libya (Any Washington Post op-ed)
Pema Levy / TAPPED:
In Defense of Rachel Maddow  —  After Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C., last year, Rachel Maddow convinced Stewart to sit down with her for over an hour to discuss politics and the media.  She dedicated her entire show that night to the interview.
Doug MacDiarmid / KLFY-TV:
Law Bans Cash for Second Hand Transactions  —  Cold hard cash.  It's good everywhere you go, right?  You can use it to pay for anything.  —  But that's not the case here in Louisiana now.  It's a law that was passed during this year's busy legislative session.
The Right Sphere:
OccupyWallStreet Protesters Go On Private Property And Threaten To Disrupt Business  —  Here's something you never saw at a Tea Party event, rally, or gathering.  —  I'm actually amazed that this guy left that restaurant with a full mouth of teeth.  The guy at the end of the video …
Discussion: The Right Scoop
McKinsey Quarterly:
Understanding the Second Great Contraction: An interview with Kenneth Rogoff  —  The economist and coauthor of This Time Is Different explains what history can teach us about the global downturn and why climbing out of it is still rife with risks.  —  Continued economic stagnation in Europe …
 
 
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Paul Ryan: Obama ‘preying on emotions of fear, resentment and anger’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama's numbers down even in Hawaii
Discussion: Don Surber and JammieWearingFool
Steve Eder / Deal Journal:
John Paulson Is Losing Sleep
Discussion: Business Insider and Mogulite
The Politico:
ActBlue to begin listing super PACs …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Qadhafi death ‘victory’ for Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Darren Goode / The Politico:
Sen. Jim DeMint aims to overturn inhaler ban
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Goldman / New York Times:
Reed Hastings Knows He Messed Up
Discussion: Mogulite
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Oh, This Is Good  —  So, we've been doing the Carter-Obama theme for quite a while here.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Andrew Breitbart / Big Journalism:
Source: ABC Reporter's Life Allegedly Threatened at Occupy Oakland; ‘We Shoot White Bitches Like You Around Here’
Michael M. Grynbaum / City Room:
2 Taxi Medallions Sell for $1 Million Each
Discussion: ANIMAL, New York Magazine and Gothamist
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The GOP's ludicrous claim about their jobs bill
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Foreigners' Sweetener: Buy House, Get a Visa