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9:45 AM ET, November 14, 2011


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Bill Carter / New York Times:
Chelsea Clinton to Report for NBC  —  NBC is to announce on Monday morning that it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News.  —  The appointment is immediate.  Ms. Clinton will show up at the news division offices oon Monday morning, said Steve Capus …
The Politico:
Some Democrats refuse to back President Obama  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman was treated like an outcast back in 2008 when he broke from the Senate Democratic Caucus and openly opposed Barack Obama's bid for the White House.  —  Asked last week if he'd back Obama in 2012, the Connecticut independent said, “I don't know what I'm going to do.”
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Mr President, it's time to panic  —  A few weeks ago, James Carville, the legendary manager of Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign, had a choice word of advice for Barack Obama: “panic”.  The president was heading to disaster in 2012 with the same crew of advisers that had led him up this blind alley.
Discussion: Washington Post
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Capitol Gains  —  Are members of Congress guilty of insider trading—and does it matter?  —  IN 1995, WHEN Alan Ziobrowski was an associate professor of finance at Lander University, in South Carolina, he found himself at home one night watching “one of those 60 Minutes-type shows.”
CBS News:
Congress: Trading stock on inside information?
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Deficit Panel Seeks to Defer Details on Raising Taxes  —  WASHINGTON — With a little over a week left to reach a deal, members of the Congressional deficit reduction panel are looking for an escape hatch that would let them strike an accord on revenue levels but delay until next year tough decisions about exactly how to raise taxes.
Karl Vick / Time:
Intel Source: Israel Behind Deadly Explosion at Iran Missile Base  —  Smoke rises from an explosion at a Revolutionary Guard ammunition depot outside Tehran, which, according to Iranian officials, killed at least 15 people on Nov. 12, 2011  —  Israeli newspapers on Sunday were thick with innuendo …
US blog: Mossad behind Iran blast
Discussion: Israel Matzav and The PJ Tatler
Wynton Hall / Big Government:
REVEALED: Nancy Pelosi Blocked Credit Card Reform While Investing Millions in Exclusive Visa Stock Offering  —  Former Speaker of the House-and current Minority Leader-Nancy Pelosi apparently bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bachmann Says CBS News E-Mail Shows Bias  —  It is not exactly a state secret that the news media tend to lavish more coverage on perceived front-runners in presidential campaigns.  —  But CBS News's political director, John Dickerson, made the mistake of saying basically that in an e-mail …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Republicans return to the torture ‘debate’
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“It gets a little lonely over here in Siberia from time to time” …
Mark Schultz / Raleigh News & Observer:
Police arrest Chapel Hill ‘Occupy’ protesters  —  KATELYN FERRAL - KATELYN.FERRAL@NEWSOBSERVER.COM  —  Police brandishing guns and assault rifles entered a vacant Franklin Street car dealership and arrested a group of demonstrators who had taken over the building Saturday night.
Brad Johnson / ThinkProgress:
Wielding Assault Rifles, Police Arrest Chapel Hill Occupiers Of Building Left Derelict By Developer
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
Foes: Elizabeth Warren bombs on Iran  —  GOP blasts candidate's ‘troubling’ stance on nukes  —  Hawkish Republicans opened fire on Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren yesterday, after the Harvard Law professor called for a “nuanced” response to Iran's purported nuclear weapons program.
Hossein Jaseb / Reuters:   Iran says has detected Duqu computer virus
Molly Hottle / Oregonian:
3 men claiming to be Occupy Portland protesters arrested in Marion County for possession of explosives  —  Marion County authorities arrested three men, who claimed to be Occupy Portland protesters, during a traffic stop after officers found fireworks and marijuana inside.
New York Post:
Ex-cop boots OWS heckler from congressman's swearing-in  —  Meet New York's newest hero.  —  Kevin Hiltunen, a former NYPD officer, yesterday grabbed an Occupy Wall Street demonstrator by the collar and dragged him out of a Queens school where he'd been heckling US Rep. Bob Turner at the congressman's swearing-in ceremony.
Wall Street Journal:
The EPA's Reliability Cover-Up  —  Why did the agency erase its own doubts about the U.S. electrical grid?  —  Some 830,000 Connecticut customers are only now having their power restored after a snowstorm knocked out the state's grid last month—but the Environmental Protection Agency continues …
Dominic Holden / The Stranger …:
Occupy Seattle Disrupts Pro-Occupy Wall Street Forum, Drives Away Supporters  — Occupy Seattle: How to lose friends and alienate people.  —  No sooner had the panel finished opening remarks last night than a woman scampered up onto stage and yelled, “Mic check!”
Discussion: Rod Dreher
Nia-Malika Henderson / Washington Post:
Gloria Cain speaks out about sexual harassment allegations  —  In her first televised interview ever, Gloria Cain, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, sat down with her husband and said that the allegations of sexual harassment against him don't square with the man she knows.
Insight: U.S. readies defenses against Europe spillover  —  (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up attempts to safeguard its financial system from a worsening of Europe's debt crisis, joining nations in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere in trying to build firewalls.
A.G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Hispanics Reviving Faded Towns on the Plains  —  ULYSSES, Kan. — Change can be unsettling in a small town.  But not long ago in this quiet farming community, with its familiar skyline of grain elevators and church steeples, the owner of a new restaurant decided to acknowledge the community's diversity …
Eric Dash / New York Times:
Banks Quietly Ramping Up Costs to Consumers  —  Even as Bank of America and other major lenders back away from charging customers to use their debit cards, many banks have been quietly imposing other new fees.  —  Need to replace a lost debit card?  Bank of America now charges $5 — or $20 for rush delivery.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Prairie Weather
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Portland police arrest over 50 as protest camps cleared
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Verum Serum
Mark Murray /
GOP support for Perry plummets after debate flub
Discussion: Hot Air
Katie Roiphe / New York Times:
In Favor of Dirty Jokes and Risqué Remarks
Jia Lynn Yang / Washington Post:
Does government regulation really kill jobs? Economists say overall effect minimal.
James Hohmann / The Politico:
Battleground Poll: Economy drags on Obama
Discussion: Reuters and Business Insider
Luke Rosiak / Washington Times:
Fundraisers show little cash for Cain
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
 Earlier Items: 
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Supercommittee needs to ‘bite the bullet,’ says President Obama
Discussion: The Politico
Patricia Leigh Brown / New York Times:
Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California
Discussion: Jezebel, Gawker and Calculated Risk
Candice M. Giove / New York Post:
Gay-pride parades in Bx. foe's building
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Debates take toll on Republican field
Jane M. Von Bergen /
Families say Sandusky had free rein
Discussion: Rod Dreher
Daniel Foster / National Review:
Will on Wife's New Job at Perry Campaign
Discussion: Outside the Beltway