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5:40 PM ET, October 26, 2011

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Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Romney rushes to clarify to comments on union bargaining bill  —  FAIRFAX, Va. — Mitt Romney sought to overturn his controversial comment on unions Wednesday, saying he supports Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) “110 percent” in limiting collective bargaining power.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Romney's ‘huge freaking deal’  —  At this point in the morning yesterday, it looked like the biggest political screw-up of the day would be Rick Perry's latest Birther flirtations.  As it turns out, though as ridiculous as this was, it was eclipsed rather easily.
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Poll: Romney at or tied for top spot in first 4 states to vote
Discussion: The Hill and Business Insider
Michael Brendan Dougherty / Business Insider:
Mitt Romney Got Used As A Pawn In An Ohio State GOP Civil War Yesterday
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Mitt Romney: Actually, I do support Ohio law
Discussion: Hot Air and New York Magazine
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Rick Perry: Obama is an American citizen  —  ST PETE BEACH - Texas governor Rick Perry clarified Wednesday that he has no doubt that Barack Obama was born in the U.S., saying that he was only kidding around when he voiced doubts in a TV interview earlier this week.
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Bay News 9:
Rick Perry: No doubt President Obama an American citizen
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS, The Raw Story and GOP 12
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Huntsman: ‘I Cringe’ When Perry Goes Birther; ‘Nonsensical Talk’ Will Drive Away Independents
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Post
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 …
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New York Post:
Rikers cons flood Zuccotti for free eats  —  Newly sprung ex-cons and vagrants rousted from other parks are crashing the Occupy Wall Street protest, where gourmet meals are free and boozy, drug­fueled parties are on tap, the movement's leaders griped yesterday.
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Zuccotti Park to Lose All-Night Drum Circle, Gain Portable Toilets
Discussion: CBS New York and JammieWearingFool
The Lede:
Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Protesters in Oakland  —  Last Updated 9:48 a.m. Riot police in Oakland dispersed hundreds of protesters with tear gas on Tuesday night as crowds tried to re-enter a plaza outside of City Hall that the authorities had cleared of an encampment earlier in the day.
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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 …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
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A.Killough / CNN:
GOP rejects Dems offer in ‘super committee,’ negotiations ‘deadlocked’ over taxes
Discussion: Business Insider
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Congressional Democrats offer $3 trillion debt deal
Discussion: Shakesville
Bloomberg:
Obama Wrote Fewer Rules Than Bush, Cost More  —  President Barack Obama's “tsunami” of new government regulations looks more like a summer swell.  —  Obama's White House has approved fewer regulations than his predecessor George W. Bush at this same point in their tenures …
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Ryan: Obama ‘sowing social unrest’  —  House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will take direct aim at President Barack Obama in a speech Wednesday morning, accusing him of “preying on the emotions of fear, envy and resentment” as he travels the country to sell his jobs plan.
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Naftali Bendavid / Washington Wire:
Paul Ryan Slams Obama Over Economy, ‘Divisive Rhetoric’
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama education chief: student loan reform to address income inequality  —  President Obama's education reform efforts will address growing income inequality in the U.S., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.  —  Speaking on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday …
Discussion: The Politico
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Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Obama Speeds Up Aid for College Students: How Will It Help You?
Discussion: Wonkette and Daily Kos
Quinnipiac University:
Pizza Magnate Leads GOP Presidential Pack In Ohio, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Romney Stalled As Perry Vanishes  —  Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain has jumped to the front of the line among GOP presidential contenders with 28 percent support among Ohio Republicans.
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.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Top Earners Doubled Share of Nation's Income, C.B.O. Says  —  WASHINGTON — The top 1 percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation's income over the last three decades, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, in a new report likely to figure prominently …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Health care cases set for Nov. 10  —  The Supreme Court will take its first look at the challenges to the new federal health care law at its Conference on Thursday, November 10.  Five of the six pending petitions (the sixth is not ready yet) were distributed to the Justices' chambers on Wednesday …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
OWS Supporter Michael Moore Lies on National Television About His Wealth: No I'm Not Worth Millions  —  Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore is so hell-bent on being a leader of the Occupy Wall Street movement that he's willing to lie about his wealth on national television.
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Congressional approval at all-time low of 9%, according to new CBS News/New York Times poll  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  Approval ratings for Congress dropped into single digits this month …
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.
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Contributions To Rick Perry From Big Donors' Children Raise Questions … Elections 2012 , Gop , Rick Perry , Video , President Barack Obama , Barry Smitherman , Donations , Political Contributions , Slidepollajax , Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — The last week of August was a very generous …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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Inappropriate Note Author Identified and Removed From Screening
Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
U.S. may miss year-end goal for Keystone oil line
Discussion: Guardian and ThinkProgress
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney's energy-project past
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Fundraising With A Solyndra Lobbyist
Discussion: RedState
James Livingston / New York Times:
It's Consumer Spending, Stupid
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Rangel wants wealth redistribution, says rich didn't sacrifice for war
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena DHS over deportations
Discussion: The Politico
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Carville: 'I'm worried' for the general election
Discussion: CNN, The PJ Tatler and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Copying: It's A Good Thing
Darrel Rowland / The Columbus Dispatch:
Poll: Issue 2 sinking
Herman Cain / The Daily Beast:
Leno Goes Easy on Obama
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
As the Data Show, There's a Reason the Wall Street Protesters Chose New York
Susan Walsh / ABCNEWS:
Obama: If We Lose in 2012, Government Will Tell People 'You're on Your Own'