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10:30 AM ET, November 12, 2011


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Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
Facts show Fannie, Freddie led mortgage market to the collapse  —  “We are delighted to participate in this historic event, and we are particularly proud that a substantial portion of the $8 billion commitment will directly benefit lower income Americans,” Countrywide Financial President Angelo Mozilo …
Discussion: Power Line
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
White House delivers Solyndra documents, 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: Hot Air, The Politico and CNN
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 …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama warns he'll block attempt to avoid debt deal triggers
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
One Occupy protester arrested at conservative conference in Denver  —  Both Tina Korbe and I are attending the FreedomWorks BlogCon 2011, where a handful of Occupy Denver protesters started a protest in the lobby.  That prompted a loud counterprotest from the attendees here, and one arrest of an Occupier.
Elpresidente / Peoples Press Collective:
Occupy Denver attempts to Occupy #BlogCon11: Video and Photos … NOTICE:  — Comments Do Not Necessarily Reflect The Views Of People'S Press Collective Or Its Content Contributors.  — Posting Comments At People'S Press Collective Is A Privilege, Not A Right.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
AN OPEN LETTER TO OCCUPY OAKLAND FROM THE OAKLAND POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION  —  On behalf of the 645 Oakland police officers we represent, this letter comes to you out of duty to protect the Oakland community and its citizens.  —  Oakland police officers are the 99% and we understand and sympathize with your message.
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.
Eli Clifton / ThinkProgress:
On Veterans Day, State Rep. Rick Womick (R-TN) Calls For Purging Muslims From The Military  —  ThinkProgress filed this report from the “Preserving Freedom Conference” in Nashville, TN.  —  State Rep. Rick Womick (R-TN) speaks to ThinkProgress at an anti-Muslim conference in Tennessee
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.
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama touts rare bipartisan effort on veterans' jobs bill  —  In his weekly address, President Obama celebrated a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington that aims to help veterans find work.  —  A bill that would boost unemployment services for veterans and eliminate a widely hated tax rule …
Discussion: The Politico and ABCNEWS
Adam Kilgore / Washington Post:
Wilson Ramos rescued, safe in Venezuela  —  Wilson Ramos has been rescued in Venezuela and is with the police on his way back home, his agent, Gustavo Mercano, said in a phone conversation.  The Interior Minster called to tell the family at roughly 10 minutes before 10 p.m. East Coast time.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, WJLA-TV and DCist
Jack Shenker / Guardian:
Egyptian pyramid closes briefly over 11/11/11 rumour mill  —  Giza's Great Pyramid, according to reports, target of new age or masonic events to mark not so rare calendrical moment  —  It has stood tall for over 4,500 years, withstanding wars, freak weather events and even the occasional revolution.
Discussion: Mediaite, Informed Comment and Truthdig
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: Gawker and Daily Kos
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Police arrest EDL members to ‘avert planned attack’ in London  —  Three bailed and 176 released without charge after reports of threats to attack Occupy protesters outside St Paul's  —  Police arrested 179 members of the English Defence League after reports of repeated threats …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Boing Boing
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?
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.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Anita Hill has ‘no comment’ on Cain  —  Anita Hill refused to comment directly on the Herman Cain sexual harassment charges but said she felt “gratified” that a more mature discussion about the issue could take place in 2011.  —  Speaking as a member of Time magazine's Person of the Year panel earlier …
Discussion: CNN
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Cain on Camera Joking About Anita Hill
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 …
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Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Michelle to Serve as NASCAR Grand Marshal
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Dan Beucke / Business Week:
Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising
Jesse / CBS New York:
Police Investigate Anti-Semitic Arson, Vandalism In Midwood; Neighbor Captures Spree On Video
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Atrios / Eschaton:
No, Tax Expenditures Will Never Go Away
Discussion: Hullabaloo and ThinkProgress
Elizabeth Mendes / Gallup:
Employer-Based Health Insurance Continues to Trend Down
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Gingrich attacks Romney with ‘faint praise’
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Burlington Free Press:
Future of Occupy Burlington encampment uncertain after police clear City Hall Park to investigate man's death
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Stevens on His ‘Most Unpopular Opinion’
New York Times:
Sovereign Debt Turns Sour in Euro Zone
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Gingrich Says God Forgave Him
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
James O'Keefe Is Capitalizing on the Cult of Journalistic Objectivity
Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
Corporations Hate Regulation, Until They Love It