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12:40 PM ET, October 25, 2011

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Rick Perry / Wall Street Journal:
My Tax and Spending Reform Plan  —  Individuals will have the option of paying a 20% flat-rate income tax and I'll cap spending at 18% of GDP.  —  The folks in Washington might not like to hear it, but the plain truth is the U.S. government spends too much.
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John Harwood / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Rick Perry  —  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is seeking to jump-start his Republican presidential campaign by proposing a new tax system: a 20 percent flat rate on individual and corporate income, down from the current 35 percent top rate, and elimination of existing taxes on estates, capital gains and dividends.
The Politico:
Rick Perry readies assault on Mitt Romney  —  The Rick Perry relaunch has finally arrived.  —  After weeks battling questions about how he plans to salvage his listing presidential bid, the Texas governor has finally started spelling out an answer.  It involves opening his $15 million campaign war chest …
Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
Rick Perry's Miraculous Tax Plan  —  Huzzah!  Rick Perry's new tax plan is out: … In addition, Perry is going to lower the corporate tax rate, move to a territorial tax system, pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, ban earmarks, freeze federal hiring and salaries through 2020 …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Perry campaign calls on Romney to release tax returns  —  An aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry called on his main rival, former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney, to make public his tax returns today, something Romney has steadily refused to do.  —  “Governor Perry has always released his tax returns …
Jason Embry / Austin American-Statesman:
First Reading: Details of Perry's tax proposal
NationalJournal.com:
Perry Proposes 20 Percent Flat Tax
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Sen. DeMint meeting with Rick Perry
Discussion: CNN
San Francisco Chronicle:
Cops arrest Occupy Oakland protesters  —  (10-25) 05:58 PDT OAKLAND — Oakland police arrested dozens of people at a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.
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Mercury News:
Police arrest protesters, tear down Occupy Oakland tent city  —  Early Tuesday, the city began ousting protesters who have camped out for two weeks at the Occupy Oakland tent city on Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.  Police started assembling around the tent city at 14th Street and Broadway at about 3 a.m.
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story:
Watch live: ‘Occupy Oakland’ attacked by police
David Weigel / Slate:
Herman Cain's Amazing Campaign Ad … - Saletan: Bachmann Thinks Our Military Was in Iraq Not To Liberate It but To Own It - The President of ASU on Rick Scott's Stupid Idea To Cut Funding for Liberal Arts Education - My Seven Beliefs About Tim Tebow: 1) He Is Not a Viable NFL Quarterback …
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Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
New Cain ad showing chief of staff smoking cigarette catches attention
Discussion: CNN, CBS News and Guardian
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Answering the Cain question
Discussion: The Caucus and The Maddow Blog
CBS News:
Herman Cain tops Mitt Romney in latest CBS/NYT poll  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts …
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Allison Kopicki / The Caucus:
Most Republican Primary Voters Remain Uncommitted  —  A large majority of Republican primary voters have yet to make up their minds about the candidate they would like to see as their party's nominee for president in 2012, with the nation's first nominating contests just two months away.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Biden complains after dust-up with reporter  —  Joe Biden's office has complained to the Senate press gallery about a confrontation the vice president had with a conservative journalist last week on Capitol Hill.  —  Biden aides asked whether Senate rules were broken in the wake …
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Perry On Why He Went Birther: 'It's A Good Issue To Keep Alive'  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) flirted with birtherism over the weekend, telling PARADE Magazine that he didn't “have a definitive answer” on whether President Obama was born in the U.S., even though he believes he was.
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Arlette Saenz / ABCNEWS:
Rick Perry Doubles Down on Birther Issue
Discussion: USA Today and The Raw Story
Quinnipiac University:
Opposition To Ohio's SB 5 Grows, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Women, Union Members Push Kasich Deeper In Hole  —  Ohio voters support 57 - 32 percent the repeal of SB 5, the centerpiece of Gov. John Kasich's legislative program, as the margin against the governor's measure has almost doubled …
Stephen Castle / New York Times:
European Finance Ministers Call Off Pre-Summit Meeting  —  BRUSSELS — A meeting of European Union finance ministers that was to precede the second gathering in a week of European leaders was abruptly canceled on Tuesday, raising questions about prospects for a comprehensive deal to resolve Europe's debt crisis.
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Guy Dinmore / Financial Times:
Berlusconi faces the ultimate downgrade
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE and Paul Krugman
Joseph E. Gagnon / RealTime Economic Issues Watch:
The Last Bullet  —  US policymakers are running out of options to solve our massive unemployment problem and get the economy growing again.  The Administration's jobs bill faces resistance in Congress.  The best option that can be implemented without a vote of Congress is to work through …
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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Obama's celebrity-rich L.A. tour causes traffic jams  —  President Obama's fundraising swing through Los Angeles made for a tougher afternoon commute for some motorists on Monday.  —  The traffic problems were most intense in Hancock Park and Mid-City, with east-west commuters facing some delays.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign won't be as ‘sexy’ as last time
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Obama defies base, hires Wall Street lobbyist for re-election campaign  —  President Barack Obama's new senior campaign adviser is a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, and has the potential to damage the president's aspirations to appeal to the protesters currently “occupying” New York City's Zuccotti Park.
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
NPR host's husband joins Obama campaign
Sarah Kunin / ABCNEWS:
Jon Huntsman Vies for ‘The Colbert Bump’  —  With poor poll percentages and even worse fundraising numbers, there's no denying that these days Jon Huntsman could use a little public relations pick-me-up.  —  On Monday, the former governor swapped out the New Hampshire house party circuit …
Discussion: The Politico, GOP 12 and Campaign 2012
n+1:
Monday Night Urgent OWS Message  —  UPDATE (12:44 AM): Crisis averted: tonight at the General Assembly, the working group of drummers, Pulse, in a spirit of conciliation and generosity, brought forward a proposal to limit their drumming from 12 to 2 and 4 to 6 PM only.
C.J. Ciaramella / The Daily Caller:
Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule  —  A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don't exist.
 
 
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Phillip Longman / Washington Monthly:
The Cure  —  The politics of debt have gotten so insane …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
A 53% Surge in Poverty Rate Is Reshaping Suburbs
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times
CanadianBusiness.com:
Rule for Neb. counselors still mired in gay debate
Discussion: ThinkProgress and AKSARBENT
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
Constitutional Law Prof Blog
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
M.T.A. Tries to Reduce Total Trash Hauled Away by Train
 Earlier Items: 
Gregory Simmons / ABCNEWS:
The Unforgiven: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Says Florida Must Pay the Price for Moving Primary
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses and Hot Air
Financial Times:
Hard line adopted on Greek debt loss
Victor Davis Hanson / Works and Days:
Rage On—and on and on...  Occupy Wall Street?
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
California Rep. Laura Richardson may face ethics inquiry
Discussion: Don Surber
Tracy Connor / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall Street sympathizer creates 'I'm Getting Arrested' app to help protesters