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12:30 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 …
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 …
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.
Gaddafi is dead, NTC claims - live updates  —  • Libyan PM confirms death of former dictator  —  • Pictures and video show body in the streets  —  • Final pro-Gaddafi stronghold Sirte falls to NTC  —  • Nato to meet tomorrow to consider ending mission
Libyan forces ‘capture Gaddafi’  —  The BBC's Caroline Hawley in Tripoli: “We've heard quite a lot of celebratory gunfire” (Still shoto shows NTC troops celebrating the capture of Sirte)  —  Commanders for Libya's transitional authorities say they have captured ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Libya live: Muammar Gaddafi ‘killed’ as Sirte falls  —  Live rolling coverage from Libya as rebels claim to have killed ousted dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, following the fall of his stronghold Sirte.  —  Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi … 13:44 Official confirmation from NATO on an attack …
Mackenzie Weinger / Reuters:
Muammar Qadhafi is dead, Libyan Prime Minister says
Discussion: This Just In, CNN and Associated Press
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Hillary Clinton and Hamid Karzai chuckle over Herman Cain  —  Secretary of State Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai put international diplomacy aside Thursday during their meeting in Kabul to have a few laughs at Herman Cain's expense.  —  According to the Associated Press …
Joshua Green / Business Week:
Herman Cain: Mine.  Mine.  Mine  —  The GOP contender has used charisma, and the seductive power of simplicity, to become a front-runner in the Presidential race.  But what exactly is he running for?  —  Cain takes his message to a crowd in Bartlett, Tenn., on Oct. 14  —  Karen Pulfer Focht/ZUMA Press/Corbis
Kirit Radia / ABCNEWS:   Hillary Clinton Mocks Herman Cain
Ryan Cooper / Washington Monthly:
Herman Cain and Health Care for Small Business
Discussion: TalkLeft and Political Mojo
Associated Press:
Clinton, Karzai chuckle over Herman Cain
Discussion: and The Daily Caller
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Herman Cain Tells Piers Morgan That He Is Anti-Abortion, Yet Pro-Choice?  —  Tonight, Herman Cain sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan to discuss his stance on a variety of issues.  And it would appear that, where abortion is concerned, Cain is “anti-abortion in all cases,” yet “pro-choice.”
Nia-Malika Henderson / Washington Post:
Herman Cain on abortion: Pro-choice and pro-life?
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Cain: My abortion position not ‘directive’ to the nation
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Vox Popoli
Christina Boyle / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall St. protesters' rights in good hands as legal minds step up to offer their support  —  Hundreds of attorneys, law students and other legal minds are volunteering their skills to protect the rights of protesters in the Occupy movement, according to the National Lawyers Guild.
Discussion: The Reaction
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Obama still flush with cash from financial sector despite frosty relations
The Politico:
Barney Frank supports protesters, raises Wall St. cash
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Romney campaign pulls Web video mocking Perry's debate performances  —  Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Thursday removed a Web video mocking rival Rick Perry at CNN's request, according to a Romney spokesman.  —  The video was released Wednesday night on the Romney campaign's anti-Perry site,
Discussion: CNN
Guy Benson /
Misfire: Romney Ad Targets Rick Perry's Jobs Record
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Davidswanson / War Is A Crime .org:
NPR Gets Radio Host Fired for Occupying  —  National Public Radio on Wednesday discovered that a woman named Lisa Simeone who [produced] hosted a show about opera called “World of Opera” had been participating in a nonviolent occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., organized by
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.
Wage Statistics for 2010  —  Enter another year?  —  Year must be after 1989  —  The national average wage index (AWI) is based on compensation (wages, tips, and the like) subject to Federal income taxes, as reported by employers on Forms W-2.  Beginning with the AWI for 1991 …
David Cay Johnston:
First look at US pay data, it's awful
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Goolsbee flunks ‘cash for clunkers’  —  Former Obama administration economic advisor Austan Goolsbee said Thursday that if given a second chance he wouldn't have backed the “cash for clunkers” program or the home buyer tax credit passed in 2009 to stave off further economic distress.
Jason Mattera / Human Events:
All Huffy, Joe Biden Stands By Rape Reference to GOP  —  Vice President Joe Biden now says he didn't make a reference to rape, and got testy with HUMAN EVENTS when we asked if he would like to retract his comments that the number of sexual assaults would increase if Republicans don't sign on to Barack Obama's latest “jobs” proposal.
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Foreigners' Sweetener: Buy House, Get a Visa  —  The reeling housing market has come to this: To shore it up, two Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S.
Ron Scherer / CNBC:
A Long, Steep Drop for Americans' Standard of Living  —  Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet?  You'd be right about that.  The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The GOP's ludicrous claim about their jobs bill  —  “The entire plan will not add one penny to the federal debt, while creating 5 million new jobs.”  —  “Paul said the bill would create 5 million new jobs—although he did not offer a specific time frame.”  —  Politicians love to make claims …
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Michael Doyle / Capitol Alert:
Dennis Cardoza announces retirement from Congress
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hotline On Call
Peter Hermann / Baltimore Sun:
‘Occupy’ memo could discourage victims from reporting assaults
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Occupy the Classroom  —  Occupy Wall Street is shining …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Post
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi's silent treatment shows breaks with President Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
Pat Buchanan: Blacks Have Lost The American Identity They Had During Segregation
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Eschaton
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Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Comments on Immigration Alienate Some Hispanics
Louise Boyle / Daily Mail:
'You're all going to die... Allahu Akbar!': …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Verum Serum
Karina Bland / Arizona Republic:
Latest chapter for Gabrielle Giffords: Narrating her audio memoir
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Supercommittee's lack of progress on debt reduction raises alarms on Hill