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10:15 AM ET, October 21, 2011

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Josh Saul / New York Post:
Angry Manhattan residents lambast Zuccotti Park protesters  —  Infuriated lower Manhattan residents went ballistic on Zuccotti Park protesters at a chaotic Community Board 1 meeting tonight while blasting politicians for allowing the siege to continue without any end in sight.
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Alex Klein / New York Magazine:
The Organizers vs. the Organized in Zuccotti Park  —  All occupiers are equal — but some occupiers are more equal than others.  In wind-whipped Zuccotti Park, new divisions and hierarchies are threatening to upend Occupy Wall Street and its leaderless collective.
Tim Mak / The Politico:
New Yorkers rage over ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors
Discussion: myfoxny.com and NY1.com
Jerold S. Kayden / New York Times:
Meet Me at the Plaza  —  AN unintended but potentially significant …
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 …
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Tim Mak / The Politico:
Did Steve Jobs warn Obama?  —  Steve Jobs told President Barack Obama he was “headed for a one-term presidency,” citing the U.S.'s competitive disadvantages with China and a “crippled” education system, a new biography of former Apple CEO indicates.  —  “You're headed for a one-term presidency …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Climate Skeptics Take Another Hit  —  Physicists are notorious for believing that other scientists are mathematically incompetent.  And University of California-Berkeley physicist Richard Muller is notorious for believing that conventional wisdom is often wrong.  For example, the conventional wisdom about climate change.
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Obama's Jobs Bill, Now Piecemeal, Nears Senate Fight Over Aid to States  —  WASHINGTON — For the second time in 10 days, the Senate moved Thursday toward a showdown over Democratic efforts to take up a jobs bill championed by President Obama.  —  This time, the bill has been narrowed …
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The Hill:
Senate blocks new Obama jobs bill  —  For the second time in two weeks, Senate Republicans voted in unison to block “jobs” legislation, which the Obama administration and Senate Democratic leaders have made central to their agenda.  —  The majority of Democrats then blocked a second “jobs” measure offered by Republicans.
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Senate blocks money for teachers, firefighters  —  Nine days after President Obama's $447 billion jobs package was blocked in the U.S. Senate, one of the plan's key components — which would provide $35 billion to states and local governments to hire teachers and first responders — suffered the same fate late Thursday.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Political Mojo
Associated Press:
Senate Votes Down Trimmed Version of Obama's Jobs Bill  —  WASHINGTON - Despite a campaign-style push this week by President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday scuttled pared-back jobs legislation aimed at helping state and local governments avoid layoffs of teachers and firefighters.
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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Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Did the Washington Post embellish Marco Rubio's ‘embellishments’?  —  The Washington Post just released this interesting story headlined “Marco Rubio's compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show.”  The paper flagged a clear inaccuracy in his official Senate biography that states …
Marco Rubio / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio's compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show
Discussion: National Review
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Party of Pollution  —  Last month President Obama finally unveiled a serious economic stimulus plan — far short of what I'd like to see, but a step in the right direction.  Republicans, predictably, have blocked it.  But the new plan, combined with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations …
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Yet More Debates Added to Calendar
W. James Antle III / The Politico:
What GOP foreign policy debate?
Discussion: ABCNEWS
ABCNEWS:
Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland  —  Vice president Joe Biden, left, and Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive announces that the company will produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles at the former General Motors Boxwood Plant, Oct. 27, 2009, in Wilmington, Del. (Rob Carr/AP Photo)
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Andrew / Fantastical Andrew Fox:
Fisker Karma: Solyndra on Wheels?
Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Public down on economy, Obama cures  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The extreme funk that settled over the country during the summer has eased slightly, but Americans remain gloomy about the economy and more than half say President Barack Obama does not inspire confidence about a recovery.
Discussion: Reuters
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thesouthern.com:
Poll: Obama tops GOP rivals in Illinois
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama's numbers down even in Hawaii
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber:
Has the US Defense Department killed a million Americans since 2001?  —  I've spent the day at a workshop on benefit-cost analysis where a lot of discussion is on valuing policies that reduce risks to life of various kinds.  US policy, for better or worse, is focused on the idea of Value of a Statistical Life.
New York Times:
Violent End to an Era as Qaddafi Dies in Libya  —  MISURATA, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's last moments Thursday were as violent as the uprising that overthrew him.  —  In a cellphone video that went viral on the Internet, the deposed Libyan leader is seen splayed on the hood of a truck …
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza  —  (10-20) 22:43 PDT OAKLAND — Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete …
Discussion: Hot Air and JammieWearingFool
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Job Approval Average Slides to New Low in 11th Quarter  —  Prior low was 45% in his seventh quarter  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama's 11th quarter in office was the worst of his administration, based on his quarterly average job approval ratings.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Don Surber
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Psychic Claims He Predicted Exact Date And Time Of Occupy Wall Street Beginning...And He Has Proof!  —  Now this is spooky.  A Kansas City psychic is claiming that, back in January, he predicted the date and time — down to the minute! — that the Wall Street protests would begin.
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Alastair Gale / Korea Real Time:
Occupy Wall Street Gets Pyongyang's Backing
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Well, Good for WDAV  —  According to this update just now, the classical music public radio station WDAV, in North Carolina, will not dismiss Lisa Simeone from her role as a freelance (ie, non-employee) host of an opera (ie, non-political) program carried by NPR, just because she has also been a spokesperson for the Occupy DC movement.
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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart On GOP Reaction To Gaddafi's Death: ‘What The F*ck Is Wrong With You?’
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Associated Press:
Number of gay couples who adopt tripled over last decade
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Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Is Poised for More Easing
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Ari Berman / The Nation:
How the Austerity Class Rules Washington
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Reuters:
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