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10:40 AM ET, November 9, 2011

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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Cain aide wrongly insists they've ‘confirmed’ accuser's son works for POLITICO  —  Herman Cain campaign manager Mark Block, in an appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News just now, insisted that a relative of the second woman to publicly accuse the candidate of sexual harassment in the 1990s works at POLITICO.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain's accuser works for Politico?  —  I did not know that.  He's, er ... not thinking of Josh Kraushaar, is he? … Josh Kraushaar is tweeting in disbelief tonight: … Could a man who accused Rick Perry on national television of a “despicable” …
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Accuser filed complaint in next job  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home …
James V. Grimaldi / Washington Post:
Karen Kraushaar now wants to go public with other women with allegations against Herman Cain  —  One of the women who accused GOP presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s said she wants to go public — now that her name has been revealed — and hold a joint news conference …
The Caucus:
A Second Accuser Goes Public Against Cain
New York Times:
Herman Cain Denies Harassment Accusations; Second Woman Speaks Out
Jeff Biggers / The Huffington Post:
Arizona Topples Senate President Russell Pearce, SB 1070 Immigration Law Architect, in Historic Recall Vote  —  Arizona , Jan Brewer , President Obama , Tea Party , Jerry Lewis , Randy Parraz , Citizens For a Better Arizona , Immigration Reform , Russell Pearce , Sb 1070 , Politics News
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
A Very Good Night for Democrats  —  In state elections across the country Tuesday, voters rejected Republican attempts to pursue a far right-wing agenda  —  Democrats had a very good election night on Tuesday.  —  Their cherished causes prevailed, they kept their statehouses …
Discussion: The Reaction
Arizona Republic:
Russell Pearce on verge of historic loss in recall  —  Russell Pearce, one of the most influential state politicians in the nation and a powerful voice on illegal immigration, was on the verge of losing his Senate seat in Tuesday's unprecedented recall election.
Amanda J. Crawford / Bloomberg:   Arizona Senate's Immigration-Law Author Pearce Loses in Recall Election
David S. Addington / The Heritage Foundation:
Obama Couldn't Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax  —  President Obama's Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.
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Michael Doyle / MiamiHerald.com:   Christmas tree farmers hope ads will stem growth of artificial trees
Washington Post:
Va. elections: GOP Senate takeover hangs on 86 votes  —  Virginia Democrats' hopes of maintaining their party's hold on the Commonwealth's upper house were very much in doubt late Tuesday, hinging on a razor-thin count in a single Senate district.  —  When the ballot-counting ended for the night …
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Big win for Democrats in Ohio and an abortion surprise in Mississippi
Discussion: Firedoglake, theGrio and Feministe
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ amendment fails in Mississippi  —  A constitutional amendment that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person failed on the ballot in Mississippi on Tuesday, dealing the so-called “personhood” movement another blow.  —  Amendment 26 supporter Sandy Comer puts …
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Ginger Gibson / The Politico:
Election results 2011: Democrats do well
Discussion: Daily Kos and CNN
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Mississippi voters reject controversial ‘personhood’ initiative
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Bloomberg defends New York's Occupy protesters  —  Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City on Wednesday, saying that his city has not had the “the kinds of things you see in other cities where people are running in the streets and destroying commerce.”
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Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Poll shows most see deepening wealth gap
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Generators Back
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Why Gingrich Could Win  —  Herman Cain's prospects were good until this week brought accusatory testimony from a woman who showed up in person, with detail.  —  Newt Gingrich's rise in the polls—from near zero to the third slot in several polls—should come as no surprise to people …
Associated Press:
Ohio Voters Reject Republican-Backed Union Limits  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment.
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Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
House Republican lawmakers want out of Norquist tax pledge  —  Grover Norquist's grip on the House Republican Conference is loosening.  —  A growing number of GOP lawmakers have disavowed Norquist's pledge against supporting tax increases in recent days, telling The Hill they no longer feel bound …
Discussion: The Politico
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Melts Down, Screams At Constituents: ‘Dont Blame Banks!...I Am Tired Of Hearing That Crap!’  —  Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) erupts at a constituent who asked about the bank lobby  —  Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is known for his anti-Obama rhetoric on cable television and his inability to pay his child support payments.
Sarah Gantz / San Francisco Examiner:
Occupy Oakland makes $20K deposit at Wells Fargo  —  Last week, one or more Occupy Oakland protesters smashed the windows of a Wells Fargo branch.  —  This week, the group's general assembly agreed — in a near-unanimous vote Monday — to temporarily place $20,000 of the group's money …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Right Wing News
Leslie Williams / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Man found dead in Occupy New Orleans encampment  —  A 53-year-old man was found dead Tuesday inside a tent pitched at the Occupy New Orleans encampment at Duncan Plaza across from City Hall.  He appears to have been living in the tent inside the occupation zone, said John Gagliano …
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Republicans offer tax deal to break debt impasse; Democrats dismiss it  —  Congressional Republicans have offered to increase tax revenue by nearly $300 billion over the next decade through an overhaul of the tax code, a significant concession aimed at breaking a long-standing impasse in negotiations over the federal debt.
Peter Orszag / Bloomberg:
About Peter Orszag  —  Orszag: Winds of Change Blow Away College Degree  —  Many parents in the U.S. are legitimately concerned about the prospects for their college-age children.  After all, today's students face three overlapping challenges: a long-term structural shift …
Discussion: Washington Post
Univision News Tumblr:
Univision News poll: Obama holds advantage with Latino voters, leaving GOP with uphill battle  —  President Obama leads his chief GOP rivals by two-to-one margins among Latino voters, according to a new Univision News/Latino Decisions poll.  But it's far from certain that Latinos will turn …
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Page
New York Times:
Italy's Debt Crisis Deepens Despite Berlusconi's Pledge to Quit  —  ROME — Italy's financial crisis deepened on Wednesday despite a pledge by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign once Parliament passes austerity measures demanded by the European Union.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Guardian and Washington Post
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Financial Times:
Berlusconi pledge fails to calm markets
Discussion: Brad DeLong and Mercury Rising
 
 
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