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7:00 AM ET, November 3, 2011


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Richard Miniter / National Security:
Cain Says Perry Camp Behind Sex Harassment Leak  —  Was the recent attack on Herman Cain's presidential campaign a professional hit job?  Absolutely, says Herman Cain.  And he says he knows just where to look for the guy who did it: At 815 Slaters Lane in Alexandria, Virginia …
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks  —  Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.
Jerry Bohnen /
Oklahoma Consultant Claims He Witnessed Cain Harassment  —  Predicts end of Cain Presidential campaign if woman is allowed to talk publicly.
David Frum / FrumForum:
The Coming Herman Cain Culture War  —  It's only a matter of time before the Herman Cain sexual harassment settlement is unsealed.  The exact nature of the charges against Cain will be revealed.  They will most likely turn out to be very ambiguous: banter, innuendo, etc.  —  At that point, here's what will happen:
The Caucus:
Woman Who Accused Cain Won't Go Public, Lawyer Says  —  8:40 p.m. |  Updated Joel P. Bennett, the lawyer for one of the women who has made accusations against Mr. Cain, said that his client had decided not to go public or to make a public statement herself in an effort to shield herself …
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Perry camp denies leaking explosive Cain story  —  Rick Perry's presidential campaign says it is “absolutely not” responsible for leaking the fact that Herman Cain was accused of sexual misconduct while head of the National Restaurant Association to Politico, which broke the explosive story Sunday night.
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Cain to Review Links to a Nonprofit  —  An outside lawyer will review allegations that Herman Cain's presidential campaign accepted tens of thousands of dollars in goods and services from a tax-exempt organization founded by his chief of staff, a spokesman for the candidate said Wednesday.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Caucus
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Cain campaign: Time for a moneybomb?
Discussion: Business Insider
The Politico:
Herman Cain confronts more harassment allegations
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Cain accuses former adviser Curt Anderson
Is Herman Cain Finished?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Regarding Herman Cain: It's Not Racism. It's Opposition Research.
Ballot Box:
Cain blames Perry as new sexual harassment allegations surface
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Washington Post and CNN
Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
British military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears  —  British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability  —  Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action …
Ian Drury / Daily Mail:
UK and U.S. ‘draw up joint plan to attack Iran’: Evidence of nuclear programme raises tension in Middle East  —  The UK and U.S. are drawing up plans to attack Iran amid growing tensions in the Middle East, it was claimed last night.  —  Barack Obama and David Cameron are preparing for war …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Israel Matzav
Emma Hurd / Sky News:
Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran
Julian Borger / Guardian:   Iran's nuclear activity under scrutiny as evidence of weapons threat emerges
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama rips Republicans for House vote on ‘In God We Trust’ motto  —  President Obama invoked God on Wednesday as he criticized Congress for voting on commemorative coins and a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions.
Agence France Presse:
Obama: God backs jobs plan
Discussion: The Raw Story
Russell Berman / The Hill:
‘Are you kidding me?’ Boehner says US not better off under Obama
Michelle Malkin:
Live from Occupy Oakland: Window smashing, vandalism, and more; charter buses to port, Teamsters in the house; port shut down, trucks overrun; Update: Tear gas, riot police, fire, firecrackers at midnight Pacific time  —  Scroll for updates...midnight...riot police finally show up...Mayor Jean Quan begs protesters to “call” her...
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Occupy protesters claim victory at shipping port
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Andrew Grossman / Metropolis:
Man Arrested in Sex Assaults at Occupy Wall Street  —  An Occupy Wall Street participant was arrested Tuesday in connection with two sexual assaults at Zuccotti Park, according to a law enforcement official.  —  Police arrested Tonye Iketubosin, a 26-year-old Crown Heights man …
Climate Guest Blogger / ThinkProgress:
Score Another Victory for Scientists, Michael Mann and the Freedom of Inquiry … by Chris Mooney, in a DeSmogBlog cross-post  —  Yesterday in a Virginia courtroom, Michael Mann—who is quickly becoming the Galileo of climate science—triumphed over the conservative American Tradition Institute …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Mercedes hits 2 Occupy Oakland protesters  —  (11-02) 21:35 PDT OAKLAND — A car struck two Occupy Oakland protesters tonight as they marched with a crowd along Broadway, and an angry mob surrounded the car as emergency workers tended to the injured.  —  The driver, who was not identified …
The Hill:
Obama administration mulled Solyndra bailout days before company's demise  —  As California solar panel maker Solyndra teetered on the brink of financial collapse, Obama administration officials weighed and rejected a last-ditch plan to keep the ccompany afloat.
Discussion: Reuters and The Politico
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Picture of the Day: Men's Wearhouse Stands With Occupy Wall Street  —  You're gonna like the way you look protesting income disparity in Oakland; this Men's Wearhouse store guarantees it.  —  Occupy Oakland has called for a city-wide strike and rally on Wednesday to protest income inequality …
DMartyr / The Jawa Report:
Tea Party Versus #Occupy Checklist  —  I made this checklist to compare the Tea Party to the #Occupy crowds.  All conduct listed can be confirmed at the links listed or by simple Google searches.  — 209789.php  — 2011/10/28/occupywallstreet-the-rap- sheet-so-far/
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Anonymous retreats from Mexico drug cartel confrontation  —  Threats to begin unmasking members of Zetas reined back as cartel rumoured to be hiring own security specialists for physical retaliation - as others question whether Anonymous member was ever kidnapped in Veracruz
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
House Republicans make cross-party pitch to embolden debt ‘supercommittee’
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New York Times:
Georgia Men Held in Plot to Attack Government
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Israel Should Be a U.S. Campaign Issue
Rush Limbaugh:
Deciphering the Sad-Sack Story of a Classical Studies Scholar
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Embarrassed and disgusted
Discussion: Riehl World View
Robert Hiltz / Montreal Gazette:
Canada axes voluntary funding to UNESCO
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Discussion: Business Insider and Firedoglake
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The One Question You Should Never Ask Chris Matthews
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Firebombed French Paper Is No Free Speech Martyr