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11:15 PM ET, November 5, 2011


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Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
Occupy protest turns violent outside Washington Convention Center  —  Occupy DC protesters tried to force entry into the Washington Convention Center on Friday, where Americans for Prosperity is hosting their “Defending the American Dream Summit.”  The protesters also formed roadblocks …
Tina Dupuy / Crooks and Liars:
Exclusive Video: #OccupyDC Protesters Hit by Driver...Who Police Let Go  —  On Friday night I was covering the protest of the Americans for Prosperity conference at the Washington DC Convention Center.  It started off with a march from McPherson Square, the location of the Occupation, down K Street to the convention center.
New York Post:
‘Occupy DC’ trio run over outside conservative conference  —  WASHINGTON — “Occupy D.C.” protesters blocked the streets around a convention center in Washington, D.C., late Friday where a conservative conference was being held.  —  About 500 protesters gathered outside …
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Did a Social Security story go too far?  —  If I ever had doubts that Social Security is the proverbial third rail of American politics, they were dispelled this week by readers who criticized a front-page story last Sunday on the subject by Post economic policy reporter Lori Montgomery.
WAPO Ombudsman Defends Hit Job on Social Security  —  If there were ever any doubts that “Fox on 15th Street” was a fitting label for the Washington Post, Patrick Pexton, the paper's ombudsman removed them with his defense of the Post's front page piece on Social Security last Sunday.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
C-SPAN Recent Events:
Cain, Gingrich Debate Lincoln-Douglas Style  —  WASHINGTON, DC  —  GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich engage in a 90 minute debate hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC.  There is no moderator and the two candidates discuss and respond to each other's positions on domestic policy in The Woodlands, TX.
New York Post:
Zuccotti protesters put up women-only tent to prevent sexual assaults  —  It's a safe house from the sex fiends.  —  Zuccotti Park has become so overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night that organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent yesterday to keep the sickos away.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
It's Not 1980 Anymore … —William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust  —  For every American conservative, not once but whenever he wants it, it's always the evening of November 4, 1980, the instant when we knew Ronald Reagan, the man who gave the speech in the lost cause of 1964 …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Oz Rosenberg / Haaretz:
Ultra-Orthodox spitting attacks on Old City clergymen becoming daily  —  Clergymen in the Armenian Church in Jerusalem say they are victims of harassment, from senior cardinals to priesthood students; when they do complain, the police don't usually find the perpetrators.
Discussion: Rod Dreher
CBS News:
Andy Rooney dead at 92  —  Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery.
New York Times:
Andy Rooney, Mainstay on ‘60 Minutes’, Dead at 92
Discussion: Mashable!
CBS News:
Andy Rooney dead at 92
Boston Herald:
Hub to Occupy: Shape up or ship out  —  City officials are vowing to keep the heat on derelict protest-crashers at Occupy Boston, while some demonstrators are calling for drug dealers and lawbreakers to hit the road.  —  “We are looking to get our act together,” said Mike Ippolito …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
To Fix Housing, See the Data  —  In Miami recently, I met up with Laurie Goodman, a senior managing director of Amherst Securities.  I'd been trying to meet her ever since I'd read an article that she had written in March entitled “The Case for Principal Reductions.”  But our schedules never seemed to mesh.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Greg Lippmann Calls for Mortgage Forgiveness After Winning Subprime Wagers
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
Assaults raise concerns about crime at Occupy L.A.  —  One woman is charged with setting someone's clothes on fire and another woman is accused of hitting a man with a tent pole, focusing attention on the encampment's future.  —  A man who calls himself “San Diego” warms his hands …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Verum Serum
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