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6:20 PM ET, October 22, 2011

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New York Post:
Neighbors ‘not surprised’ ‘hippie’ left family to join Wall Street protesters  —  By BOBBY MARTINEZ in DeLand, Fla., and LIZ SADLER in New York  —  The Florida mom who ditched her banker husband and four kids to live in Zuccotti Park squalor is a hippie homemaker whose neighbors are horrified …
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Matt Yglesias / The New Republic:
How Occupy Wall Street Is a Rational Response to a System That's Failed  —  The basic economic premise of modern American liberalism, as I understand it, is that with appropriate regulation and taxation a market economy can be made broadly beneficial to the overwhelming majority of citizens.
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 …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
How the Obama administration bungled the Iraq withdrawal negotiations  —  The Obama administration is claiming it always intended to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this year, in line with the president's announcement today, but in fact several parts of the administration appeared …
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New York Times:
Despite Difficult Talks, U.S. and Iraq Had Expected Some American Troops to Stay
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Iraq rejects US request to maintain bases after troop withdrawal
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org 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.”
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” …
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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 …
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.
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A.Killough / CNN:
Nevada reschedules caucus for February 4
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
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 and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Wall St. Protest Isn't Like Ours, Tea Party Says
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Public Parks Should Be Occupied  —  Lurking at the end of an article about how McPherson Square is a more friendly tent camp cite than Freedom Plaza, Lydia DePillis offers a more provocative point: … New York City doesn't have this problem, but Washington, DC and some other American cities …
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Lydia DePillis / Housing Complex:   Want to Hold A Revolution? Don't Do it In Freedom Plaza.
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 …
Telegraph:
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
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.
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