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12:00 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.
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
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.
Discussion: The Page and
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Debate crowd cheers Cain in face of sexual harassment claims
Discussion: CNN
Rasmussen Reports:
Florida Primary: Cain 30%, Romney 24%, Gingrich 19%
Discussion: Hot Air and Riptide 2.0
Richard Adams / Guardian:
GOP debate in Michigan - live coverage
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Gingrich Rises in Polls But Has Major Obstacles to Nomination
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
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Personal Foul at Penn State
Discussion: Mediaite, Don Surber and Althouse
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Senator threatened labor board before Boeing complaint
Discussion: The Politico
Jim Newell / Gawker:
Insane Congressman Joe Walsh Screams at His Constituents
Discussion: Mediaite and Indecision Forever
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Shrinking the presidency back down to size  —  (Andrew Harrer - Bloomberg) In his response to my recent New York Review of Books essay, Conor Friedersdorf laments what he sees as a defense of President Obama's record that ignores his intervention in Libya, or his record on civil liberties.
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Cain Lost in the Labyrinth  —  Cain's authenticity versus Obama's metrosexual cool  —  'Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here," is the placard that Herman Cain must have read last week when he descended into the Sexual Harassment Inferno, from which he has not yet emerged.
Rolling Stone:
How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich  —  The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent  —  The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment …
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American Mustache Institute:
AMI Rescinds Cain Endorsement Amidst Allegations
Discussion: Wonkette
Clemson University:
Clemson Palmetto Poll finds GOP voters uncommitted in presidential race
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Page
David Heinzmann / Chicago Tribune:
Cain suggests accuser's finances are motive for allegation
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
Chris Rock, the Obama supporter
Discussion: Big Hollywood
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Finance:
America and China must crush Germany into submission
Discussion: Vox Popoli
The Atlas Project:
Atlas Analysis: What Happened in Ohio
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New York Times:
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Virginia elections may be a warning sign for Obama
Tyler Durden /
Barclays Says Italy Is Finished: “Mathematically Beyond Point Of No Return”