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3:30 PM ET, October 29, 2011

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Joe Nocera / New York Times:
What the Costumes Reveal  —  On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party.  The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes.
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters  —  Fights are erupting among Occupy Wall Street protesters, so much so that one corner of Zuccotti Park has emerged where protesters say they won't go for fear of their safety, the New York Daily News is reporting.
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Melanie Trottman / Wall Street Journal:   Unions Look to Protesters for Future Supporters
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Occupy Wall St. Sanctioned for Public Masturbation
Scott Powers / Orlando Sentinel:
GOP getting in way of change, Biden tells Democrats, teachers union  —  (Jacob Langston, Orlando Sentinel / October 28, 2011)  —  Vice President Joe Biden turned a dinner speech to Florida Democrats at Walt Disney World into a pep rally Friday night, blasting Republicans as obstructionists …
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Ben Geman / Ballot Box:
Biden: 'We can't win without Florida'  —  Vice President Biden said Friday that President Obama cannot be reelected without again winning Florida, a pivotal swing state that carries 29 electoral votes.  —  The comments, in a speech at the Florida Democratic Party convention …
Sam Baker / The Hill:
On jobs, Obama presses Congress with 'we can't wait' message
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Politico
New York Times:
13 Americans Among Those Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 13 American soldiers were among more than 20 people killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored NATO shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, a Western military official confirmed.
New York Times:
Officers Unleash Anger at Ticket-Fixing Arraignments in the Bronx  —  A three-year investigation into the police's habit of fixing traffic and parking tickets in the Bronx ended in the unsealing of indictments on Friday and a stunning display of vitriol by hundreds of off-duty officers …
Richard Weir / Boston Herald:
Station's users rail vs. Occupy  —  Commuters upset over dirty ‘mess’  —  + Recent Articles + Recent Blog Entries + Email + Bio  —  Commuters and merchants in South Station say they are fed up with Occupy Boston squatters who are hogging electrical outlets and taking sponge baths in bathroom sinks …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and OWS Exposed
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
MSNBC Analyst: GOP Sees Herman Cain as a ‘Black Man Who Knows His Place’  —  On Martin Bashir's television program this afternoon, Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney said that Republicans are supporting Herman Cain because of his race:  —  “One of the things about Herman Cain is …
Scott Shane / New York Times:
West Sees Libya as Ripe at Last for Businesses  —  WASHINGTON — The guns in Libya have barely quieted, and NATO's military assistance to the rebellion that toppled Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi will not end officially until Monday.  But a new invasion force is already plotting its own landing on the shores of Tripoli.
Greg Otto / WTOP.com:
‘Jersey Shore’ mastermind casting reality show for politicos  —  WASHINGTON - There is a cliché that has been part of D.C. banter for a number of years: “Politics is showbiz for ugly people.”  —  Doron Ofir, the casting director behind a number of reality TV juggernauts, says he has never heard of it.
Discussion: DCist, Hot Air and Mediaite
George Will / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate  —  The Republican presidential dynamic — various candidates rise and recede; Mitt Romney remains at about 25 percent support — is peculiar because conservatives correctly believe that it is important to defeat Barack Obama but unimportant that Romney be president.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Report of Justice Dept.'s $16 Muffin Greatly Exaggerated  —  WASHINGTON — The office of the Justice Department inspector general on Friday retracted its much publicized claim that the agency had spent $16 per breakfast muffin at a conference.  And it expressed regret for the …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
IG admits: There were no $16 muffins
 
 
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An American Teenager in Yemen: Paying for the Sins of His Father?
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Courtesy of Lady Liberty and iOwnTheWorld, here's a rant somebody's …
Discussion: Wake up America
Christopher White / Public Discourse:
Seven Billion Strong, and Counting
Discussion: Power Line
Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
ATF gunwalker update: Eric Holder to testify on Fast and Furious
Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: Bachmann accuses Perry camp of ‘stealth’ political attack
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and HotAirPundit
 Earlier Items: 
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Google glitch suggests “Romney can't win”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
A.Killough / CNN:
Huntsman daughters spoof Cain's smoking ad
Discussion: Fox News, Gawker and The Raw Story
Reuters:
Bank of America revamping debit card fees
Natasha Vargas-Cooper / The Awl:
The Night Occupy Los Angeles Tore Itself In Two
Discussion: Verum Serum and The Raw Story
James Pindell / WMUR Political Scoop:
EXCLUSIVE: Romney Snatches Major Social Conservative Endorsement From Perry