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8:25 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 …
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.
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
Attorney: Multiple instances of sexual harassment by Herman Cain  —  An attorney for a former employee of the National Restaurant Assn. affirmed today his client filed a written complaint against Herman Cain in 1999 for “a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances.”
Discussion: US Politics
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Herman Cain allegation: Accuser breaks silence  —  One of the women who has accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said through her attorney Friday that she stands by her claims, but she declined to reveal her identity or detail the nature of the “inappropriate behavior” and “unwanted advances” …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
BREAKING: Cain accuser won't go public
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
Herman Cain and innuendos
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog and Instapundit
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 …
Peter Overby / NPR:
Cain Has Long Ties To Koch Brothers-Linked Group … Republican Herman Cain, facing allegations of sexual harassment, returns Friday to a familiar, and presumably friendly, venue — the annual convention of Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group founded by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch.
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Cain: ‘I Am The Koch Brothers’ Brother From Another Mother'
Discussion: The New Republic and DeSmogBlog
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
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
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
White House counsel says GOP's subpoena is ‘unprecedented’  —  The White House blasted House Republicans Friday for subpoenaing internal documents related to the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee, calling the move “unprecedented and unnecessary.”  —  White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler …
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
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
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 …
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: Hot Air, Danger Room and 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 …
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
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
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.
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.
Kevin Fasick / New York Post:
Deranged homeless man goes on violent rampage in Zuccotti Park  —  This is the new face of Zuccotti Park!  —  A deranged homeless man who has been squatting among the Occupy Wall Street protesters in lower Manhattan went on a violent, early-morning rampage yesterday, cursing incoherently and kicking down tents.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Developer with shotgun scared off Oakland rioters  —  OAKLAND — Oakland developer Phil Tagami is used to working behind the scenes to broker some of the biggest deals in town.  Late Wednesday, he was using different persuasive skills - holding a loaded shotgun to scare away rioters trying to get into a downtown building.
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Geoffrey T. Smith / Wall Street Journal:
‘Bucket’ List: G-20 Panel Names Top Global Banks
Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
U.S. Approaches $15 Trillion Debt Limit
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Politicons
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
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Huckabee defends Romney on abortion
Discussion: Washington Post, Hullabaloo and Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Bleak Portrait of Poverty Is Off the Mark, Experts Say
Capitol Confidential / Big Government:
Democrat Blanche Lincoln Turns on Obama Over Small Business Regs
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
State Department training Islamic political parties in Egypt
Nolongerquivering / NO LONGER QIVERING:
Corpses Don't Rebel: A former follower of Michael Pearl's “To Train Up A Child” reacts to the death of Hana Williams
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Katy Stech / Wall Street Journal:
Dippin' Dots Files for Bankruptcy