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9:35 PM ET, November 16, 2011

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Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’  —  Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
An Occupy shooter?  —  If confirmed, this will likely be a much, much bigger image problem than the reports of crime in Occupy encampments:  —  Authorities suspect [Oscar Ramiro] Ortega-Hernandez] had been in the area for weeks, coming back and forth to the Washington Mall.
Mark Segraves / WTOP.com:
Suspect arrested in White House shooting  —  WASHINGTON - The Secret Service says the man wanted in connection with Friday's shooting near the White House has been taken into custody.  —  Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was arrested at the Hampton Inn in Indiana, Pa. at about 12:35 p.m. Wednesday …
Ryan J. Reilly / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
SLIDESHOW: Occupy D.C. Encampment  —  Protestor Ralph Wittenberg told TPM on Tuesday evening that authorities came through “searching for a so-called terrorist who shot at the White House, with no warrant, they went into everybody's tents.”  —  A person handling media requests for Occupy DC confirmed …
Paul Duggan / Washington Post:
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez arrested after shots fired near White House
Discussion: msnbc.com
Bloomberg:
Gingrich Said to Be Paid at Least $1.6 Million by Freddie Mac  —  Newt Gingrich made between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with mortgage company Freddie Mac, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.  —  The total amount is significantly larger …
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O.Kay Henderson:
Newt responds to $1.6 M Freddie Mac payment (audio)  —  GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich answered questions about this Bloomberg News story for about three minutes this morning.  Gingrich called it a fee for “strategic advice.”  Here is the key part of the exchange with reporters:
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Keeps Getting Better
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Jonathan Gruber, a key intellectual architect of President Obama's overhaul of the American health care system, is a little frustrated.  —  “I'm frustrated that the future of the American health care system rests in the hands of one or two of these unelected people who might make the decision based …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Former Romney adviser accuses him of ‘lying’ about Romneycare
Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
Cain took campaign on wild ride through Wisconsin  —  By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel  —  Aboard the Herman Cain Bus - It was a crazy, surreal, potentially disastrous day inside the Cain for President Campaign.  —  Or maybe it was a perfectly normal one.
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Cain: It's Not ‘Practical’ To Attack Iran Because It Has Mountains
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Gingrich says ticket of Gingrich-Cain could happen in 2012  —  Newt Gingrich said a Gingrich-Hermain Cain ticket would be “a real possibility” if he won the Republican presidential nomination.  —  Speaking in an interview with Newsmax magazine, in response to the prospect of a Gingrich-Cain ticket …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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NewsMax.com:
Newt: Gingrich/Cain Ticket ‘A Real Possibility’
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Occupy Wall Street Favor Fading  —  The Occupy Wall Street movement is not wearing well with voters across the country.  Only 33% now say that they are supportive of its goals, compared to 45% who say they oppose them.  That represents an 11 point shift in the wrong direction …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: ‘Supercommittee’ sabotage  —  Six days left for the supercommittee, and it's not looking good.  On CNBC last night, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Republican co-chair of the committee, said he and his colleagues had “gone as far as we feel we can go” on taxes, and that …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Supercommittee Republicans Get Ready to Fail
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Reid dials up the pressure in debate over terrorism detainees, defense funding
Discussion: The Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Another ObamaCare Glitch  —  Congress made a legal mistake while rushing through the health law.  Now it's come back to haunt the administration.  —  Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over.  That's because the law has a major glitch that threatens its basic functioning.
Bloomberg:
JPMorgan, Goldman Keep Italy Risk in Dark  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), among the world's biggest traders of credit derivatives, disclosed to shareholders that they have sold protection on more than $5 trillion of debt globally.
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Bloomberg:
About William Cohan  —  Tiny Rule Change at Heart of MF Global Failure: William D. Cohan
Discussion: Eschaton
Laura Hibbard / The Huffington Post:
Julio Artuz, 15-Year-Old Special Needs Student, Records Teacher Verbally Abusing Him (VIDEO) … Bullying , Video , Anti Bulling Laws , Anti-Bullying , Bullying Caught On Tape , Bullying In Schools , High School , High School Bullying , School Bullying , Special Needs Students , Teachers Bullying Students , Education News
Discussion: Gawker
New York Times:
Paterno Turns Home Over to Wife for $1  —  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno transferred full ownership of his house to his wife, Sue, for $1 in July, less than four months before a sexual abuse scandal engulfed his Penn State football program and the university.
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Sara Ganim / PennLive.com:
Mike McQueary says he stopped attack on child and told PSU police of Sandusky sex abuse allegations
John Dodge / CBS Chicago:
Man Arrested For Child Porn ‘No Longer Welcome’ At Occupy Chicago  —  CHICAGO (CBS) — A man involved with the “Occupy Chicago” movement has been charged with child pornography.  —  Robert Reitz, 21, of the 2000 block of South Canalport Avenue, was arrested Monday in the 100 block …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
GOP leader bucks party on taxes  —  The third-ranking Senate Republican argued Wednesday that Republicans on the supercommittee need to offer more revenues if the deficit panel hopes to balance the country's books.  —  The comment from Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), who is leaving …
Wynton Hall / Big Government:
Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s ‘Green’ Company Scored $1.4 Billion Taxpayer Bailout  —  President John F. Kennedy's nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Candidates' Gaffes Dismay Some Republicans  —  The Republican presidential candidates have served comedians a full platter of laughs this year — a steady diet of gaffes, misstatements, puzzled looks and long, awkward pauses.  —  To a remarkable degree, the candidates have turned …
Renee Dudley / The Post and Courier, Charleston SC:
Cancer center's Santa gets boot  —  It's not even December, but Santa has already been fired from Charleston's Hollings Cancer Center.  —  For each of the past two years, hospital volunteer Frank Cloyes spent one day as St. Nick, spreading good cheer and snacks to patients sitting through chemotherapy treatments.
Kate Sheppard / MoJo Articles:
Scott Walker's New Jobs Plan: Abstinence-Only Education  —  Step 1: Wisconsin Republicans repeal the state's comprehensive sex education law.  Step 2: ???  Step 3: Jobs!  —  Post Comment  —  Wisconsin is facing a jobs crisis.  The state's official unemployment rate, down to 7.1 percent in January …
Shiv Malik / Guardian:
Young jobseekers told to work without pay or lose unemployment benefits  —  People taking up work experience places - providing up to 30 hours a week of unpaid labour - face losing benefits if they quit  —  Job scheme internships: tell us your story  —  Britain's young unemployed …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Eschaton
Bill McGuire / ABCNEWS:
U.S. Debt Tops $15 Trillion Mark Today  —  Don't look now, members of the “supercommittee” battling the national debt, but the amount the U.S. owes topped the $15 trillion mark Wednesday afternoon.  —  That's a lot of George Washingtons, as you can see here live at USdebtclock.org.
 
 
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Jgalloway / Political Insider:
A House Democrat to sponsor personhood amendment
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Gingrich and Romney Top GOP Nominee Picks
Business Wire:
Bank of America Features Malcolm Gladwell in Speaker Series for Local Small Business Owners
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Administration officials double as Obama campaign speakers
Discussion: Truthdig and Business Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Huntsman: Rest of GOP field was ‘in favor of basically defaulting’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Ron Paul: 'Maybe there's a concerted effort' to quiet his policy views
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
A Fund-Raiser for Liu Is Arrested on Fraud Charges
NBC Chicago:
Teacher Masturbated in Class: Police
Discussion: CBS Chicago and The Raw Story