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10:45 AM ET, November 16, 2011

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Morgen / Verum Serum:
OWS Protester: In a Few Days You're Going to See What a Molotov Cocktail Can Do to Macy's  —  Just in time for the Thanksgiving Day parade!  The headlined quote comes at about a minute in, but there is plenty more of the sort of “non-violent” talk OWS has become known for leading up to this point.
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Better Late Than Never  —  After almost two months, Mayor Bloomberg finally cleans Obamaville.  —  After loitering for nearly two months, New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally took action overnight, clearing out so-called protesters who had turned Zuccotti Park, a privately owned …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems criticize eviction of Occupy protesters
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
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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Clea Benson / Bloomberg:
Gingrich Said Paid by Freddie Mac to Win Allies
Thomas Tobin / NBC Washington DC:
Bullet hits White House Window  —  Round of Ammunition Stopped by Ballistic Glass  —  The Secret Service is investigating how a bullet hit an exterior window of the White House.  A round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass.  The Secret Service also tells News4 …
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Pierre Thomas / Yahoo! News:
DC Shooting Suspect Could Be Threat to Obama, Police Say  —  ABC News has learned authorities are increasingly concerned that a man sought in connection with a bizarre shooting incident on the Washington Mall last week may pose a threat to President Obama.  —  The Secret Service now suspects …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:   White House opposes GOP-led balanced budget amendment
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid: Grover Norquist Is Thwarting Super Committee … WASHINGTON — A new wave of pessimism colored super committee talks on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist for meddling with the panel's progress and suggested that the American public “impeach” him.
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Brian Beutler / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Top GOPer On Super Committee Says No New Revenue, Games Out Strategy If Panel Fails  —  It's hard to see how the Super Committee can possibly reach a consensus by this time next week after Republican co-chair Jeb Hensarling's appearance on CNBC Tuesday night.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats gain upper hand in deficit-reduction negotiations
Discussion: New York Times and Prairie Weather
The Politico:
Supercommittee on the brink  —  It's one week from a drop-dead moment …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
The Democrats' peculiar negotiating strategy
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hullabaloo
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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Allentown Morning Call / Morning Call:
McQueary on alleged rape: ‘I did stop it,’ did have discussions with police  —  2011 file photo of Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver coach Mike McQueary.  McQueary is seen here during Penn State action against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field.  (HOWARD SMITH / US PRESSWIRE / November 15, 2011)
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Gingrich scores best vs. Obama among voters today  —  WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich is the strongest Republican candidate when matched head to head against Democratic President Barack Obama, according to a McClatchy-Marist Poll released Tuesday.  —  The former speaker of the House …
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Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Loses to Romney in New Hampshire Poll  —  Driven down by economic forces, President Barack Obama is running poorly in New Hampshire, a state he carried in 2008 and one that has been a swing state in recent presidential elections.  —  Obama trails Republican Mitt Romney among likely …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Hill
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Cain's Fall, Gingrich's Rise Result in Tie for High Intensity Score
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 …
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Republicans Lose Way by Misreading Bush History: Ramesh Ponnuru
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Oh.  Homeland security AND the FBI  —  “If you build it” update: … Obviously unconfirmed, but in light of what the Oakland mayor said this morning, certainly not unlikely.  —  I'm not surprised by this, but I am curious as to how they are going to justify the federal government's interest?
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Tilt Toward Favoring Repeal of Healthcare Law  —  Nation is divided on whether ensuring health coverage is the government's responsibility  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Given a choice, 47% of Americans favor repealing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while 42% want it kept in place.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Politico
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Some Troops to Stay in Iraq as Trainers, Top Officer Says  —  WASHINGTON — Some United States forces will remain as military trainers on 10 bases in Iraq even after an end-of-year deadline for all American troops to be out of the country, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff …
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Charles Hoskinson / The Politico:
Leon Panetta defends Obama on Iraq
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog and CNN
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Four Enduring Truths of American Elections  —  We are just a few weeks from the first primaries and caucuses, when Republican voters will begin choosing a nominee.  In light of this, I'd like to offer some advice for their consideration — specifically, four enduring truths …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Herman Cain's Libya stumble: How much damage did he do?  —  It was the silence heard around the political world.  —  Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain talks to reporters before greeting supporters at a fund raising event before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers …
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The Right Scoop:
Rush defends Herman Cain over collective bargaining and Libya
Discussion: msnbc.com and Hot Air
 
 
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Joel Gehrke / Campaign 2012:
CSPAN requests televised Obamacare oral arguments
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Obama administration quietly bracing for debt supercommittee failure
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John Mackey / Wall Street Journal:
To Increase Jobs, Increase Economic Freedom
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Somali militant bashes Kenya-Israel security pact
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Judge wins election despite money and ethics troubles
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John McWhorter / The New Republic:
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