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10:20 PM ET, October 22, 2011


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Alyssa Newcomb / ABCNEWS:
Occupy Wall Street Protester Scales 70-foot Statue  —  A 21-year-old Occupy Wall Street demonstrator caused quite the ruckus early this morning, when he scaled a 70-foot sculpture in New York's Zuccotti Park, refusing to come down until Mayor Michael Bloomberg resigned.
Adam Andrzejewski / Big Government:
Lech Walesa Not Attending #OccupyWallStreet in New York After Discovering Hard-Left Organizers  —  The Polish champion of freedom and liberty, founder of Solidarity, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, and first President of modern Poland Lech Walesa had been rumored to possibly be traveling …
Noel Sheppard / blogs:
Maher: If You Showed Michelle Malkin Obama's Resume Without Saying Who It Was She'd ‘Name Her Vibrator “Obama”’  —  Bill Maher on his HBO program Friday said, “If you just presented the Republicans with Obama's resume and didn't say who it was, they would erect statues to this guy.”
Paul Richter / Los Angeles Times:
As Libya takes stock, Moammar Kadafi's hidden riches astound  —  New estimates of the former leader's assets — more than $200 billion — are called ‘staggering.’ If they prove true, he would rank among the world's most rapacious leaders.  —  A revolutionary fighter exits the drainage pipe …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
The Ugliness Started With Bork  —  On Oct. 23, 1987 — 24 years ago on Sunday — Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court was voted down by the Senate.  All but two Democrats voted “nay.”  —  The rejection of a Supreme Court nominee is unusual but not unheard of (see Clement Haynsworth Jr.).
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
The Daily Beast:
Herman Cain's Numerology Fixation  —  As the former Godfather's Pizza CEO continues his rise in the presidential race, Michelle Cottle wonders when the candidate's peculiar obsession with supernatural signs and signals is going to become a subject of interest.  —  Raise your hand if you have a favorite number.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Brett Zongker / The Huffington Post:
‘World Of Opera’ Dumped By NPR Because Host Participated In Occupy DC Protest … Npr , National Public Radio , Lisa Simeone , Occupy Dc , Occupy Wall Street , Wdav , World Of Opera , Media News  —  WASHINGTON — NPR will no longer distribute the member station-produced program “World of Opera” …
Davidswanson / War Is A Crime .org:
Unable to Get Simeone Fired, NPR Drops “World of Opera”  —  Yesterday, NPR's PR flack was haranguing me on the phone about how NPR had nothing to do with getting Lisa Simeone fired from an independent program called Soundprint.  This was despite NPR having gone public with its concerns over Simeone's …
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Tea Party Activist Christine O'Donnell Donates to Romney, Says Movement Isn't Being Fair to Him  —  Christine O'Donnell, the former Republican Senate candidate and a Tea Party favorite during the 2010 election, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that she has not only given money …
Discussion: Hot Air
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Nevada helps resolve calendar chaos  —  Finally conceding defeat to New Hampshire in the Republican calendar stare-down, Nevada's GOP on Saturday voted to move its caucus date from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4.  —  New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner is now expected to set his state's first-in-the-nation primary for Jan. 10.
The Hill:
Silicon Valley makes a big investment in Obama's reelection  —  Silicon Valley is lining up behind President Obama's reelection bid, donating more money to his campaign than to any of his Republican rivals.  —  Computer and Internet companies have donated more than $1.2 million …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Blog of Rights:
“We Don't Need a Warrant, We're ICE”  —  On the night of October 20, 2010, Angel Enrique and Jesus Antonio were in bed in their small, two-bedroom apartment in the Clairmont complex in Nashville.  The doors and windows were all shut and locked.  Suddenly there was a loud banging at the door and voices shouting “Police!” and “Policia!”
Discussion: TalkLeft and Boing Boing
New York Times:
Despite Difficult Talks, U.S. and Iraq Had Expected Some American Troops to Stay  —  BAGHDAD — President Obama's announcement on Friday that all American troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year was an occasion for celebration for many, but some top American military officials were dismayed …
St Paul's Cathedral announces closure due to ‘Occupy’ protesters  —  It seemed a gesture of Christian tolerance when a clergyman at St Paul's Cathedral told police to allow anti-capitalist protesters camped outside to continue their demonstration.  —  But the alliance appeared …
Discussion: Power Line
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Nicholas Ballasy / The Daily Caller:
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
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