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8:20 PM ET, November 9, 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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David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Male Persuasion: Herman Cain's Website Calls One of His Accusers an ‘Ugly Bitch’  —  Here's Team Herman Cain's defense of their boss: He couldn't possibly have sexually harassed his second accuser, Karen Kraushaar, because she's an “ugly bitch”.  —  And they're sooooo funny, too, “clarifying” …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Accuser filed complaint in next job
David French / National Review:
The Fundamental Injustice of Old Allegations
Discussion: The Other McCain, ABCNEWS and GOP 12
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Cain placed Google ads alongside scandal-related search results
Discussion: CNN
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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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama administration proposes 15-cent Christmas tree tax
Discussion: CNN, Business Insider and CBS Minnesota
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  —  Will the eurozone survive?  The leaders of France and Germany have now raised this question, for the case of Greece.  If policymakers had understood two decades ago what they know now, they would never have launched the single currency.
Discussion: Finance
John Quiggin / New York Times:
Euro Crisis's Enabler: The Central Bank
Discussion: Firedoglake and Washington Post
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up big in Ohio  —  One person who should be feeling particularly good about last night's election results in Ohio is Barack Obama.  On our weekend poll, which got the final result of Issue 2 correct to within a point, Obama led all of his Republican opponents in the state by margins ranging from 9-17 points.
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Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Why Gingrich Could Win  —  Herman Cain's prospects were good until …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Durbin, breaking with Dems, applauds GOP offer on taxes as a breakthrough  —  Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) diverged from Democratic colleagues Wednesday and applauded the Republican offer to raise $300 billion in new taxes as part of a deficit-reduction deal.
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
A Very Good Night for Democrats  —  In state elections across …
Discussion: The Reaction
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
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Personal Foul at Penn State
Discussion: Don Surber, Mediaite and Althouse
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Jim Newell / Gawker:
Insane Congressman Joe Walsh Screams at His Constituents
Discussion: Mediaite and Indecision Forever
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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Wall Street Journal:
Generation Jobless: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay  —  Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering.  Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.
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Kenneth Anderson / The Volokh Conspiracy:   Reforming Higher Education: Incentives, STEM Majors, and Liberal Arts Majors — the Education versus Credential Tradeoff
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
David Gregory: No “Grand Wizard” In GOP To Force Cain Out  —  On Wednesday's “Today” show, host of NBC's “Meet the Press” David Gregory says there is no “Grand Wizard” right now in the GOP to “force” Cain out of the primary.  Transcript below: Ann Curry, NBC News: “He's not stepping down …
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Urban Infidel:
Occupy Wall Street: Zucotti Square Day 41 & 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Fiona Harvey / Guardian:
World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns  —  If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will ‘lose for ever’ the chance to avoid dangerous climate change  —  The world is likely to build so many new fossil-fuelled power stations …
Max Read / Gawker:
Pressured to Name Leader, Occupy Denver Elects Dog  —  Denver Mayor Michael Hancock insisted that his city's occupation name a leader in order “to deal with City and State officials.”  And he got his wish!  Occupy Denver has elected Shelby, a border collie, as its leader.  Long live Shelby!
 
 
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Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Cain Lost in the Labyrinth
David Heinzmann / Chicago Tribune:
Cain suggests accuser's finances are motive for allegation
Carlos Santoscoy / On Top Magazine Headlines:
Campaign To Win Gay Marriage In Maine Secures Sufficient Signatures
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
CBC News:
Sole Occupy Whitehorse camper to leave due to winter
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and National Review
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
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney campaign: Personhood a state call
Rasmussen Reports:
Florida Primary: Cain 30%, Romney 24%, Gingrich 19%
Discussion: Hot Air and Riptide 2.0
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
At Scene of Wall St. Protest, Rising Concerns About Crime
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Oscar Show Scrambling to Replace Eddie Murphy and Producer
Discussion: msnbc.com and Gawker
Daniel Gros / voxeu.org:
What is holding Italy back?  —  As Italy's debt crisis enters …
Discussion: Political Mojo
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Virginia elections may be a warning sign for Obama
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:
Obama has lot to learn
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Mitt Romney's Perfect Storm
Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml:
Barclays Says Italy Is Finished: “Mathematically Beyond Point Of No Return”
Discussion: New York Times and Washington Post
 

 
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