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4:25 AM ET, October 27, 2011


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Susan Saulny / New York Times:
As Cain Promotes His Management Skills, Ex-Aides Tell of Campaign in Chaos  —  If Herman Cain feels his management skills are up to any challenge, some of his former staff members think he should have started with the disorder in his own campaign.  —  Mr. Cain has hardly shown up in New Hampshire …
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and The Page
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: GOP Primary Voters Get on the Cain Train  —  Herman Cain takes the lead in the Republican presidential nomination contest as GOP voters continue to deny Mitt Romney clear front-runner status.  —  A Fox News poll released Wednesday shows support for Cain has quadrupled among GOP primary voters since late August.
Discussion: American Power, The Page and Hot Air
David Weigel / Slate:
Newt's Not Here, Man  —  Cain and Gingrich are making the wrong campaign moves, and winning.  Why?  —  Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich at the CNN Republican presidential debate  —  Photographs by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.  —  On Nov. 5, with just five non-holiday Saturdays left till the Iowa caucuses …
Discussion: Public Policy Polling
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Poll: Romney at or tied for top spot in first 4 states to vote  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney is on the top or tied for the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in new surveys in the first four states to vote in next year's primary and caucus calendar.
A.Killough / CNN:
Poll: Romney & Cain on top in Arizona
Herman Cain / The Daily Beast:
Cain's Tax Delinquency
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Carville: 'I'm worried' for the general election
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and The Daily Caller
Kerry Wills / NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall Street protester who was pepper-sprayed finds romance with fellow demonstrator  —  Occupy Wall Street protester Kaylee Dedrick is still furious over getting pepper-sprayed by a cop - but the blinding sting wasn't all bad.  —  It sparked a romance with a fellow protester who came to her aid.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in ‘Occupy’ Movement  —  The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
When in doubt, blame ACORN
Discussion: Mediaite, Gothamist and Balloon Juice
CBS News:
“Occupy” waste, noise test neighbors' patience
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Supercommittee Dems push for stimulus to be part of deficit deal  —  Democrats on the congressional supercommittee this week presented Republicans with a plan to cut the deficit that included billions of dollars in stimulus spending, aides told The Hill.  —  In a private meeting …
Exclusive: Democrats seek up to $3 trillion savings
Discussion: PJ Media and Campaign 2012
The Huffington Post:
Medicare Eligibility Age Increase Not Part Of Dems' Super Committee Presentation
Discussion: Guardian and Daily Kos
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Congressional Democrats offer $3 trillion debt deal
A.Killough / CNN:
GOP rejects Dems offer in ‘super committee,’ negotiations ‘deadlocked’ over taxes
Discussion: Business Insider and Daily Kos
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes  —  Scott Olsen, 24, in hospital with fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile in Oakland  —  An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Iraq vet in critical condition after Oakland protest  —  (10-26) 17:29 PDT OAKLAND — Protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement plan to rally again in downtown Oakland at 6 p.m. tonight, with some saying they will try to retake the encampment outside City Hall that police dismantled early Tuesday.
Daily Mail:
The thermal images that prove 90% of tents in the Occupy camp in London are left EMPTY overnight  —  These are the damning images that prove the anti-capitalist protest that has closed St Paul's Cathedral is all but deserted at night.  —  Footage from a thermal imaging camera taken late …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Paul Ryan Is Living in a Fantasy Land Older Than Ayn Rand  —  Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you today's worst paragraph in political rhetoric, courtesy of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Dickens), in an appearance at the Heritage Foundation, which must be like seeing The Beatles at The Cavern in Liverpool, back in the day.
Robert Cox / Talk of the Sound:
Chelsea Clinton Mulls Congressional Run from New York State; 18th District in Westchester County Considered Likely Choice  —  Talk of the Sound has learned that Chelsea Clinton may run for Congress next year.  —  Clinton has been approached by “the right people” in the New York Democratic Party, according to one source in Albany.
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:   Team Lowey Squashes Chelsea Clinton Story (Updated x 4: Now With More Squashing)
Blogger Bob / The TSA Blog:
Inappropriate Note Author Identified and Removed From Screening  —  Earlier this week, a passenger found a highly inappropriate note scrawled on a “Notice of Inspection” that TSA places in checked bags if they are required to be searched.  She tweeted a photo of what she found and we soon learned of the incident.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rubin dismisses Erickson's ‘anti-Semitic screed’  —  RedState's and CNN's Erick Erickson wrote today, in response to my profile today of the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, that her politics might be better described as “Likud” than conservative, drawing a sharp response from Rubin to me this evening.
Michael Brendan Dougherty / Business Insider:
Mitt Romney Got Used As A Pawn In An Ohio State GOP Civil War Yesterday  —  Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney was used as a pawn in a feud between two Republican bigshots in Ohio yesterday, a political operative tells us.  —  The incident led to an awkward public statement by Romney that caused a firestorm this morning.
Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Romney rushes to clarify to comments on union bargaining bill
Topline Results of Oct. 20-25, 2011, CNN/TIME/ORC Poll  —  FLORIDA  —  BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH 401 REGISTERED REPUBLICANS — SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5 PERCENTAGE PTS.  —  If the Republican presidential primary were held today, please tell me which of the following people you would be most likely to support.
Paul Glastris / Washington Monthly:
What Happens in the Campaign Stays in the Campaign  —  Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious  —  The 2012 presidential race is entering what might be called the “full public colonoscopy” phase, when the press really begins digging into every nook and cranny of the leading candidates' public …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Patrick Poole / PJ Media:
BREAKING: Homeland Security Adviser Allegedly Leaked Intel to Attack Rick Perry  —  PLAYING POLITICS WITH NATIONAL SECURITY?  BREAKING: Homeland Security Adviser Allegedly Leaked Intel to Attack Rick Perry.  —  HOW'S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN' OUT FOR YA?  (CONT'D): New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Wisconsin Recall Prospects Dimming  —  Scott Walker's approval numbers are continuing to improve, making the prospect of recalling him look much tougher for Democrats than it did during the spring.  —  Walker's still not popular- 47% of voters approve of him, compared to 51% who disapprove.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Rick Perry aide says yes to Michigan debate, but maybe not beyond  —  Rick Perry, who made clear during his Bill O'Reilly interview last night that he finds the debate formats geared toward promoting a fight, is going to the No. 9 one after that - but is a question mark for some of the glut of face-offs after that.
Dave Levinthal / The Politico:
Ex-FEC chief: Lift money limits  —  The United States should take a cue from the Commonwealth of Virginia — or the Cayman Islands, for that matter — and simply do away with limits on campaign contributions, former Federal Election Commission Chairman Michael Toner says.
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Penny Starr / CNSNews:
Napolitano: Jailed Illegals Will Get Phone Number to Report Civil Rights Violations
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jillian Berman / The Huffington Post:
BofA CEO Brian Moynihan ‘Incensed’ People Don't Recognize ‘How Much Good’ His Employees Do
Discussion: Bloomberg
Euro summit: Leaders locked in talks on debt crisis
Discussion: News Desk and Truthdig
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
White House hits Ryan, McConnell for practicing the ‘politics of division’
Jason M. Volack / ABCNEWS:
Ron Paul's Economic Plan Gets His Rivals Talking
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Tie in Nevada  —  After trailing by as much as 13 points earlier …
Discussion: Las Vegas Sun Blogs
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Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Obama ‘looking at’ pipeline project
Discussion: Firedoglake and Guardian
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
Using the Word ‘Obamacare’ for Political Gain
David Weigel / Slate:
Book Your Tickets to Toledo, Mainstream Media
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Inside Herman Cain's new foreign policy team
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Contributions To Rick Perry From Big Donors' Children Raise Questions
Discussion: Daily Kos
James Livingston / New York Times:
It's Consumer Spending, Stupid
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Rick Perry: Obama is an American citizen

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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: WBD is no longer pursuing a merger with Paramount, Skydance is doing due diligence, and Comcast is exploring commercial partnerships with Paramount

Sara Fischer / Axios:
The FT launches a venture arm to invest in media and tech startups, starting with $1M for Charter, a media and insights company focused on the workplace

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Netflix confirms that it has started removing Apple iTunes billing for longtime subscribers, and now requires them to pay directly on its website

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