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10:55 PM ET, November 4, 2011


 Top Items: 
Jon Cohen / Washington Post:
Cain rises in Post-ABC poll despite scandal; most Republicans dismiss allegations  —  Businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are running nearly even atop the field of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
Cain Accuser Won't Go Public  —  In Friday afternoon media availability, lawyer for Cain accuser says the Georgian made “a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances” towards his client. … National Restaurant Association confirms allegations:
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
Attorney: Multiple instances of sexual harassment by Herman Cain
Discussion: US Politics
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Herman Cain allegation: Accuser breaks silence
Kevinliptak / CNN:
BREAKING: Cain accuser won't go public
Fox News:
White House Fires Back at ‘Overbroad’ Subpoena on Solyndra Documents  —  The White House on Friday all but refused to turn over the documents House Republicans have subpoenaed on bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, firing off a letter saying the request would put an “unreasonable burden …
Philip Klein / Campaign 2012:   WH rejects subpoena request for Solyndra docs
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
White House counsel says GOP's subpoena is ‘unprecedented’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
W.H. to House: Solyndra subpoenas seek too much
Discussion: National Review
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Solyndra subpoena sent to the White House
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Deadbeat Rep. Joe Walsh, Who Owes $100k In Child Support, Receives ‘Pro-Family’ Award From Family Research Council  —  In July, the press learned that Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea Party freshman in Congress, owed $117,000 in unpaid child support to his ex-wife.
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Rep. Walsh lauded by group for being pro-family, though accused of owing child support  —  Republican Rep. Joe Walsh was the only Illinois congressman to be named a “True Blue” member of Congress for “unwavering support of the family” by the Family Research Council Action committee Thursday.
CBS Denver:
Moore Lashes Out At CBS4 Over Wealth Questions  —  Filmmaker Visits Occupy Denver Protesters  —  DENVER (CBS4) - Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore joined a growing crowd at the “Occupy” Denver protest Thursday evening, but his encounter with CBS4 left him fuming when he was asked …
The Atlantic Online:
The Ally From Hell  —  Pakistan lies.  It hosted Osama bin Laden (knowingly or not).  Its government is barely functional.  It hates the democracy next door.  It is home to both radical jihadists and a large and growing nuclear arsenal (which it fears the U.S. will seize).
Discussion: Danger Room, Political Mojo and Hot Air
The Politico:
More on POLITICO  —  Yaaawwwnnn...give it up, Politico.  Your Dan Rather-esque hatchet job is falling apart and you've been exposed as the DNC boot licking liberals you truly are.  The American people aren't falling for it.  You've devolved into a complete laughing stock.
Discussion: Reuters and Daily Kos
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Cain: ‘I Am The Koch Brothers’ Brother From Another Mother'  —  Herman Cain may be the billionaire Koch brothers' favorite presidential candidate, with strong ties between his campaign and the wealthy conservative patrons, and Cain hasn't been shy about about showing his love for the pair.
Ezra Klein / New York Review of Books:
Obama's Flunking Economy: The Real Cause  —  Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President  —  Harper, 515 pp., $29.99  —  Ron Suskind's Confidence Men is not a calm first draft of history.  It is not an impartial or unbiased look at the Obama administration's first two years.
Discussion: Biased BBC and The Atlantic Online
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Barack Obama's Fatal Error: Monetary Policy
Discussion: Political Mojo
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes  —  Kayvan Sabehgi in intensive care with a lacerated spleen after protests in Oakland, a week after Scott Olsen was hurt.  He says police beat him with batons  —  A second Iraq war veteran has suffered serious injuries …
Zachary M. Seward / Metropolis:
Occupy Wall Street Pays $8,000 for a Home on the Web  —  Occupy Wall Street, seeking a more formal Web presence for the coterie of protesters who have set up camp in downtown Manhattan, is acquiring the domain name for $8,000, according to parties on both sides of the transaction.
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Traders From Chicago Board Of Trade Dump McDonald's Applications On Occupy Chicago Protesters  —  In the middle of an Occupy Chicago teach-in this week, traders at the Chicago Board of Trade dumped several sheets of paper on top of the heads of protesters below.
Discussion: Sky Dancing and Wake up America
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Obama's Sarkozy remark offends French  —  CANNES, France — President Obama came, he saw, he insulted.  —  “Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama's wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Cain Lurves the Race Card … DONATE Email Print Send to Instapaper  —  You want some race card?  Well here is some race card:  —  That's not messing around.  Note that this is not from the Cain campaign but from “Americans for Herman Cain,” a group created to support his candidacy.
Ben Howe / aglanon's blog:
EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Calls Republicans “Jack-Booted Thugs” [UPDATE: Nope, she didn't.]  —  [UPDATE (Moe Lane): Turns out that E&E/Greenwire completely took the quote out of context: EPA Director Jackson was sarcastically referring to her own employees with the jack-booted thugs comment.
OccupyWallSt News:
Occupy Wall Street: Improving Quality of Life for the 99%  —  The participants of Occupy Wall Street are working for a better quality of life for the 99%.  We are everyday Americans who want our voices and every voice to count in the political process.  We want policy that looks …
Discussion: Nation Now, City Room and Gothamist
Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
U.S. Approaches $15 Trillion Debt Limit  —  It will be the latest sobering economic milestone that few were hoping to see: The U.S. national debt - any day now - will soar above the $15 trillion mark.  —  As of this writing, the total debt is $14.97 trillion, so moving beyond the symbolic $15 trillion is a foregone conclusion.
As Regulators Pressed Changes, Corzine Pushed Back, and Won  —  Months before MF Global teetered on the brink, federal regulators were seeking to rein in the types of risky trades that contributed to the firm's collapse.  But they faced opposition from an influential opponent: Jon S. Corzine …
Toddstarnes / Fox News:
Obama Admin Opposes Prayer at WWII Memorial  —  Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
A Democratic convention tests a right-to-work state [UPDATED]  —  As the Democratic National Convention gets rolling in Charlotte, the tensions between the party's labor allies and North Carolina's fiercely anti-labor political and business leaders remains on the surface.
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Threat of the Day  —  This blog's seen a recent really unpleasant uptick in trolling and now, violent threats.  When I started posting some of the things people were saying on Twitter, Fast Company editor Nancy Miller suggested that bloggers start tweeting the harassment they get …
Discussion: .net and Feministe
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It's Just So Darn Hard)  —  LAST FALL, President Obama threw what was billed as the first White House Science Fair, a photo op in the gilt-mirrored State Dining Room.  He tested a steering wheel designed by middle schoolers to detect distracted driving and peeked inside a robot that plays soccer.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama, Romney Tied Nationally and in Swing States  —  Romney fares better vs. Obama than Perry, Cain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Registered voters nationally and in 12 key swing states are evenly divided in their preferences for president in the 2012 election between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
OpCartel Proceeds  —  The Anon who had been kidnapped last month by the Zetas has been released, although it appears that the Zetas concerned did not know that the individual was the Anon whose release had been demanded by those who instigated #OpCartel.  As such, no bargain has been fulfilled.
Discussion: World Now and
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Kieran Nicholson / Denver Post:
Fort Collins man arrested as arson suspect in $10 million downtown fire
Discussion: Coloradoan Online and Power Line
Geoffrey T. Smith / Wall Street Journal:
‘Bucket’ List: G-20 Panel Names Top Global Banks
MaryAnn Spoto / New Jersey Online:
N.J. judge says lawsuit to recognize gay marriage can go on
Jason Clayworth / Iowa Caucuses:
Iowa Poll: Many think Cain's 9-9-9 plan would help them
Michigan City Removes Streetlights In Desperate Budget Cut
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Associated Press
Elicia Dover / ABCNEWS:
Gingrich Cracks Double Digits in ABC-Post News Poll
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Huckabee defends Romney on abortion
Discussion: Washington Post, Hot Air and Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Bleak Portrait of Poverty Is Off the Mark, Experts Say
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: 2007 memo mentioned gun-walking probe
Capitol Confidential / Big Government:
Democrat Blanche Lincoln Turns on Obama Over Small Business Regs
Katy Stech / Wall Street Journal:
Dippin' Dots Tries to Avoid Meltdown