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9:55 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 …
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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.
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 …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Herman Cain, Outlier  —  Herman Cain, the Georgia businessman who has never held elected office, is tied for the lead in national polls of Republican voters — or perhaps even slightly ahead of Mitt Romney, as he was in Tuesday night's New York Times/CBS News poll.
Mj Lee / The Politico:
James Carville: Cain aide ‘drunk or stoned’
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Economic Growth Accelerates  —  U.S. economic growth accelerated this summer as consumers and businesses boosted spending, allaying at least for now concerns of a slide back toward recession.  —  Separately, new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week yet remained elevated …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
GDP: good expectations for growth
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Post:
Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders  —  The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday — because they're angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.
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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.
Alex Leary / St. Petersburg Times:
Adviser: Connie Mack to enter U.S. Senate race  —  U.S. Rep. Connie Mack unexpectedly signaled late Wednesday that he will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, apparently convinced other candidates cannot defeat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.  —  “He's getting in the race,” adviser David James said in an e-mail.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats are increasingly calling it a ‘Republican Congress’  —  President Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill are increasingly referring to the Congress as “Republican” even though their party controls one-half of the unpopular institution.  —  Obama and his allies have started to deploy the phrase …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Democrats seek up to $3 trillion savings
Discussion: Firedoglake, PJ Media and Campaign 2012
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.
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Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes
New York Times:
Europe Agrees to Basics of Plan to Resolve Euro Crisis  —  BRUSSELS — European leaders, in a significant step toward resolving the euro zone financial crisis, early Thursday morning obtained an agreement from banks to take a 50 percent loss on the face value of their Greek debt.
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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.
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.
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.
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Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:   Team Lowey Squashes Chelsea Clinton Story (Updated x 4: Now With More Squashing)
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Crony Capitalism Comes Home  —  Whenever I write about Occupy Wall Street, some readers ask me if the protesters really are half-naked Communists aiming to bring down the American economic system when they're not doing drugs or having sex in public.  —  The answer is no. That alarmist view …
Swampland:
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.
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Alex Altman / Swampland:
CNN/TIME Poll: Romney Leads Republican Rivals in First Four Primary States
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses and Burkablog
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.
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
7 reasons why Obama is wrong on income inequality  —  As if ordered up directly by the Obama White House and Occupy Wall Street, the Congressional Budget Office has produced a timely report looking at income inequality.  The CBO found that between between 1979 and 2007 …
 
 
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William Niskanen, Former Reagan Economist and Cato Board Chair, Dead at 78
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Mideast deal that could have been
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James Q. Lynch / Eastern Iowa Government:
Iowa Senate 18 candidates disagree on role of government
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Adrian Croft / Reuters:
Taliban commanders say Pakistan intelligence helps them
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Obama Taps Taxpayers For Student Stimulus
The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Student-Loan Order Saves the Average Grad Less Than $10 a Month
Discussion: msnbc.com
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Second Democrat says he'll support repeal of CLASS health program
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Gay troops to file suit challenging Defense of Marriage Act
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Black Support for Obama Is Steady and Strong
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Prairie Weather
Penny Starr / CNSNews:
Napolitano: Jailed Illegals Will Get Phone Number to Report Civil Rights Violations
Jillian Berman / The Huffington Post:
BofA CEO Brian Moynihan ‘Incensed’ People Don't Recognize ‘How Much Good’ His Employees Do
Discussion: Bloomberg
Paul Glastris / Washington Monthly:
What Happens in the Campaign Stays in the Campaign
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dave Levinthal / The Politico:
Ex-FEC chief: Lift money limits
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Wisconsin Recall Prospects Dimming
 

 
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
The hangover from the Hollywood strikes has lasted longer than anyone anticipated, as studios, networks, and streaming services simply aren't buying as much

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

John Koblin / New York Times:
Antenna: ~25% of subscribers to US streaming video services, or 29M+ users, canceled 3+ of them in the past 2 years, as they increasingly jump between services

 
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