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12:00 PM 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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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 …
Harry Siegel / NY Daily News:
How Bloomberg and Kelly's aggressive crackdown at Zuccotti Park will backfire  —  Occupy Wall Street was waning, but now it has fresh life  —  Cops and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators battling in lower Manhattan at Zuccotti Park Tuesday.  —  Ironically enough, Mayor Bloomberg's early-morning eviction …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems criticize eviction of Occupy protesters
Michael / Occupy Wall Street Library:
State of Seized Library
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:
Discussion: The Hill, GOP 12 and The Page
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 …
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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 …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:   White House opposes GOP-led balanced budget amendment
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  —  A new email from Mike McQueary, obtained by The Patriot-News, describes in greater detail what he saw when he allegedly witnessed a boy being assaulted by Jerry Sandusky in 2002.
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)
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.
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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 …
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.
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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.
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, Hot Air and The Hill
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Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Gingrich scores best vs. Obama among voters today
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
SEIU endorses Obama for reelection
Discussion: CNN
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 …
BBC:
Obama visit: Australia agrees US Marine deployment plan  —  Julia Gillard and Barack Obama announce details of the new military arrangement  —  Australia has agreed to host a full US Marine task force in the coming years, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced at a news conference with US President Barack Obama in Canberra.
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New York Times:
As U.S. Looks to Asia, It Sees China Everywhere
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?
 
 
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NBC Chicago:
Teacher Masturbated in Class: Police
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Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Romney Leads in New Hampshire Where Voters Can Deliver Surprises
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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