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11:15 PM ET, November 11, 2011


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CBS News:
Poll: Cain tops 3-way race with Romney, Gingrich  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich's support continues to slowly grow …
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Romney retakes lead in GOP race, Gingrich moves to second  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential race is being shaken up again, with Mitt Romney retaking the lead, Newt Gingrich surging into second place, and Herman Cain dropping to third place, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll released Friday.
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Mitt Romney: Cancel the coronation — how conservatives can defeat him  —  For those who believe the current commentariat consensus that Mitt Romney should be coronated as the inevitable Republican nominee, consider the excellent story by Alicia Cohn in The Hill about conservatives uniting to defeat Romney …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Gingrich attacks Romney with ‘faint praise’
Discussion: Hot Air
Daniel Strauss / Ballot Box:
Poll: Gingrich jumps to second place, Cain drops to third while Romney leads
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
White House delivers Solyndra docs, rebuffs full GOP subpoena  —  The White House on Friday rejected House Republicans' subpoena for all internal communications related to the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee, instead providing 135 pages of documents that administration officials say meet the …
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama warns he'll block attempt to avoid debt deal triggers  —  President Obama has warned leaders of the supercommittee he will not accept any effort to turn off a mechanism enforcing spending cuts if the panel fails to reach a deal to reduce the deficit.  —  In a Friday phone call …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Obama urges supercommittee leaders to reach deal; warns against undoing consequences of failing to reach accord  —  President Obama called the Democratic and Republican chairmen of Congress's special deficit reduction supercommittee Friday and urged them to reach a deal …
Eamon Javers / CNBC:
Congress Members Took Part in Insider Trading: Abramoff  —  As many as a dozen members of Congress and their aides took part in insider trading based on foreknowledge of market moving information on Capitol Hill, disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff told CNBC in an interview.
Paul V. Kane / New York Times:
To Save Our Economy, Ditch Taiwan  —  WITH a single bold act, President Obama could correct the country's course, help assure his re-election, and preserve our children's future.  —  He needs to redefine America's mindset about national security away from the old defense mentality …
Garret Ellison /
Senate candidate Clark Durant: 'I am Debbie Stabenow's worst nightmare'  —  GRAND RAPIDS — U.S. Senate candidate Clark Durant told a group of students at Calvin College on Thursday that he had “three comments” he wanted to make about Rick Perry's foot-in-mouth performance in last night's GOP debate at Oakland University.
David Frum / FrumForum:
My Questions for the Next GOP Debate  —  Had I been on the panel for Wednesday's economics debate, I'd have opened with the question: “Are taxes lower or higher today than on the day President Obama was sworn into office?”  Just for fun.  —  CBS and National Journal asked me among others …
John McWhorter / The New Republic:
Herman Cain Played the Race Card, But Liberals Are the Ones Who Dealt It  —  Let us imagine for a moment that a woman came forth claiming that Barack Obama had sexually harassed her fifteen years ago.  What would the reaction be from liberal partisans, and assorted other supporters?
Jo Becker / New York Times:
Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Governor, Couldn't Discuss Inquiry  —  For months, Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania had reason to suspect a sexual abuse scandal was going to explode at Penn State University.  He also had no way to talk about it, or to prepare for it.
Jpye / United Liberty:
Occutards show up at BlogCon (more video below)  —  As was anticipated, Occupy Denver showed up at BlogCon, though a little earlier than expected.  A handful of them tried to force their way into the conference, but they were turned away; but not before engaging some of us.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
James O'Keefe Is Capitalizing on the Cult of Journalistic Objectivity  —  His latest sting is yet more evidence that pretending reporters have no opinions or biases is no longer tenable  —  Here's how Brooke Gladstone, host of the NPR show On the Media, summed up one obligation of professional journalists …
Discussion: Rod Dreher
Pat Reavy / KSL-TV:
Man found dead in Pioneer Park, Occupy SLC ordered to leave both camps  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Hours after a man was found dead inside a tent at Pioneer Park, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank announced Friday he could no longer allow camping in the park or anywhere in the city.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Occupy Oakland campers defy city demand to leave  —  (11-11) 18:39 PST OAKLAND — One day after a man was shot and killed outside the Occupy Oakland encampment, activists said the killing was not connected to their settlement and vowed to remain despite a city demand that they leave immediately.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Gingrich Says God Forgave Him  —  Newt Gingrich told the Christian Broadcast Network that he sought God's “forgiveness” for his extramarital affairs.  —  Said Gingrich: “There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country …
Hollywood Reporter:
Jay-Z Selling Occupy Wall Street T-Shirts; No Plans to Share Profits With Protestors … Jay-Z is releasing a new line of T-shirts in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday via his Rocawear clothing label, but he doesn't plan to share any of the profits with the protesters.
Quinnipiac University:
Mack Attack Sweeps Florida GOP Senate Pack, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rubio Untouched By Family History Challenge  —  By tossing his hat into the ring, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has transformed the campaign for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, putting him far ahead of the field …
Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
Corporations Hate Regulation, Until They Love It  —  The “Volcker rule” is a simple thing.  Basically, it says that if you're a bank that takes deposits and benefits from federal deposit insurance, you can't also make risky trades that might blow up your bank and cost the taxpayers a bundle.
Dylan Byers / Ben Smith's Blog:
Occupy Wall Street is winning  —  Whatever the objectives of protesters involved in Occupy Wall Street, they have succeeded in engaging the country in a conversation about income inequality.  —  A quick search of the news—including print articles, web stories and broadcast transcripts …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jesse / CBS New York:
Police Investigate Anti-Semitic Arson, Vandalism In Midwood; Neighbor Captures Spree On Video  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was shock and outrage in Brooklyn on Friday after several cars were torched and numerous examples of anti-Semitic vandalism took place in Midwood.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Reggie Love / Associated Press:
Panetta sounds warning on military action against Iran over its growing nuclear ambitions  —  WASHINGTON — Military action against Iran could have unintended consequences, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday, sounding the administration's strongest reservations about a strike since …
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Michelle to Serve as NASCAR Grand Marshal  —  The White House is dispatching Michelle Obama to serve as Grand Marshal of the Nov. 20 season-ending NASCAR Ford 400, a move that seems clearly designed to woo NASCAR voters while also burnishing the first lady's credentials as a regular gal.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Atrios / Eschaton:
No, Tax Expenditures Will Never Go Away  —  And it's important to recognize that.  It's why people like me are a bit more fond of, say, the mortgage interest deduction than we otherwise would be.  It's because it's a goody that not-super-rich people actually get.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and ThinkProgress
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Dan Beucke / Business Week:
Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising
Elizabeth Mendes / Gallup:
Employer-Based Health Insurance Continues to Trend Down
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Reuters
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Romney eyes vouchers for veterans
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Stevens on His ‘Most Unpopular Opinion’
Discussion: Law Blog and The Volokh Conspiracy
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Explaining to Mitch McConnell why better isn't worse
Discussion: Angry Bear
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