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12:15 AM ET, November 10, 2011

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Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Bully: Limbaugh Repeatedly Attacks Cain Accuser's 13-Year-Old Son  —  Using the power of his top-rated, nationally syndicated Clear Channel radio show, Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday repeatedly turned his AM wrath on a schoolboy and portrayed the 13 year-old as a villain in the Herman Cain sexual harassment saga.
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Herman Cain PAC:
Herman Cain Accuser Karen Kraushaar works for Obama and she's ugly  —  Ew, gross!  Who the hell does this ugly b1tch think she's fooling?  —  Just to be clear, Karen Kraushaar is the one on the left.  —  Via The Daily...
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
UPDATED: Male Persuasion: HOAX Herman Cain Website Calls One of His Accusers an ‘Ugly Bitch’  —  UPDATE: It now emerges that this website is a hoax.  Shuksan Tahoma at DKos has the details.  We apologize to our readers.  —  Here's Team Herman Cain's defense of their boss …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Booman Tribune
David Weigel / Slate:
Mark Block: Schmuck or Liar? … - Manjoo: Google+ Is a Disaster, and It's Doomed  — Michael Jackson's Personal Physician Was Convicted in His Death.  How Do You Get Your Own Doctor?  - White House Scraps “Christmas Tree Tax,” Even Though It Was Growers Who Wanted It
David French / National Review:
The Fundamental Injustice of Old Allegations
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The Other McCain and GOP 12
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Cain placed Google ads alongside scandal-related search results
Discussion: CNN
ESPN:
Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier out  —  Both football coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier are out at Penn State in the wake of a disturbing child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.  —  Paterno said in a statement Wednesday he would retire after the season …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Scared Monkeys
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Mark Viera / New York Times:
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Is Fired
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Personal Foul at Penn State
Discussion: Mediaite, Don Surber and Althouse
Alexander Burns / Reuters:
Rick Perry crashes, Cain cheered at GOP debate  —  ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Rick Perry comeback hit a potentially disastrous snag Wednesday night, as the Texas governor again froze on the debate stage — this time, while attempting to list three federal agencies he'd eliminate as president.
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Richard Adams / Guardian:
GOP debate in Michigan - as it happened
Rasmussen Reports:
Florida Primary: Cain 30%, Romney 24%, Gingrich 19%
Discussion: Hot Air and Riptide 2.0
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Debate crowd cheers Cain in face of sexual harassment claims
Discussion: CNN
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Gingrich Rises in Polls But Has Major Obstacles to Nomination
Paul Krugman:
This Is The Way The Euro Ends  —  This is the way the euro ends.  —  This is the way the euro ends.  —  Not with a bang but with bunga-bunga.  —  Seriously, with Italian 10-years now well above 7 percent, we're now in territory where all the vicious circles get into gear …
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Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Thinking through the unthinkable
Discussion: Finance
John Quiggin / New York Times:
Euro Crisis's Enabler: The Central Bank
Discussion: Firedoglake and Washington Post
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Obama Administration to Delay New 15-Cent Christmas Tree ‘Fee’  —  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, sources tell ABC News.  The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009 …
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Urban Infidel:
Occupy Wall Street: Zucotti Square Day 53 & Counting - The Crazy Has Set In  —  So much has been said about this movement, it has no discernible point, it smells, it's violent, it has rapes, arson, assault, vandalism, theft and psychotics running the place along with a growing rap sheet, so I wasn't sure what else I could find.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Zombie:
Fresh anti-Semitic videos coming out of Occupy Wall Street  —  Urban Infidel, the independent New York blogger who made a splash with her earlier Occupy Wall Street coverage, re-visited Zuccotti Park yesterday and with practically no effort captured on video the kind of conversations …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Perry struggles to name third government agency he promised to close  —  Rick Perry promised during Wednesday's GOP debate to close three government agencies when he became president — but he couldn't name all three.  —  The Texas governor repeatedly failed to name the third agency after multiple attempts …
Discussion: CNN
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Zeke Miller / Business Insider:
PERRY DEBATE DISASTER: This Is The Moment That Officially Killed His Campaign — For Good
Conn Carroll / Campaign 2012:
NLRB lawyer: “We screwed up the U.S. economy”  —  New documents obtained by Judicial Watch show acting National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Lafe Solomon joking that the NLRB's suit against Boeing would kill jobs in South Carolina.  Commenting on a Planet Labor article whose headline …
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Senator threatened labor board before Boeing complaint
Discussion: The Politico
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Perry implodes; Update: Campaign is over, says top fundraiser  —  Via Business Insider.  A few choice quotes.  Larry Sabato: … Rich Lowry: … Mona Charen: … He's down to 4.9 percent now on InTrade; before the debate he was at 9.3 percent.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Dem lawmaker would be fine with supercommittee failure, automatic cuts  —  A Democratic legislator said it would be fine with him if the supercommittee failed to reach agreement and steep, automatic cuts to domestic and defense spending happened.  —  “I hope that they cannot reach an agreement …
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Jim Newell / Gawker:
Insane Congressman Joe Walsh Screams at His Constituents
Discussion: Mediaite and Indecision Forever
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Koch Brother Front Group Americans For Prosperity Pushes Smear Campaign Against Me  —  Levi Russell, Americans for Prosperity Director of Public Affairs, contributed to a blog post calling Lee a “liar.”  Russell, however, erroneously quoted the conversation and has refused to issue a correction.
Craig Whitlockand Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Remains of war dead dumped in landfill  —  The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of some dead troops' body parts by burning them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, a practice that officials have since abandoned in favor of burying the remains at sea.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Mediaite
Reuters:
Exclusive: French, Germans explore idea of core euro zone  —  (Reuters) - German and French officials have discussed plans for a radical overhaul of the European Union that would involve establishing a more integrated and potentially smaller euro zone, EU sources say.
 
 
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Chris Rock, the Obama supporter
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America and China must crush Germany into submission
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