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11:50 PM ET, October 26, 2011


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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 …
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.
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.
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: The Page and The Caucus
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: GOP Primary Voters Get on the Cain Train
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Hot Air
Quinnipiac University:
Pizza Magnate Leads GOP Presidential Pack In Ohio, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Romney Stalled As Perry Vanishes
A.Killough / CNN:
Poll: Romney & Cain on top in Arizona
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
When in doubt, blame ACORN
Discussion: 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
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
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
Using the Word ‘Obamacare’ for Political Gain
The Huffington Post:
Medicare Eligibility Age Increase Not Part Of Dems' Super Committee Presentation
Discussion: Guardian and Daily Kos
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.
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.
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)
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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.
Discussion: Grasping Reality … and TBogg
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 …
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.
Michael Brendan Dougherty / Business Insider:
Mitt Romney Got Used As A Pawn In An Ohio State GOP Civil War Yesterday
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.
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.
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Perry Looks Warily at Upcoming Debates
Discussion: The Politico and Political Mojo
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.
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.
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Frank J. Fleming / New York Post:
Why we must lose the darn 1 percent
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
White House hits Ryan, McConnell for practicing the ‘politics of division’
Cato Institute:
William Niskanen, Former Reagan Economist and Cato Board Chair, Dead at 78
Discussion: Power Line, Hit & Run and Chicago Boyz
Budget Committee:
Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy and 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
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Obama ‘looking at’ pipeline project
Discussion: Firedoglake and Guardian
 Earlier Items: 
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
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Rangel wants wealth redistribution, says rich didn't sacrifice for war

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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

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