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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.
Harry Siegel / NY Daily News:
How Bloomberg and Kelly's aggressive crackdown at Zuccotti Park will backfire
Michael / Occupy Wall Street Library:
State of Seized Library
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems criticize eviction of Occupy protesters
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, msnbc.com, GOP 12 and The Page
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Keeps Getting Better
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
ABCNEWS:
DC Gun Suspect May Be Obama Threat
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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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.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats gain upper hand in deficit-reduction negotiations
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Prairie Weather
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
GOP leaders preparing rank-and-file for deal on new tax revenues
Discussion: New York Times and RedState
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.
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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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 …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Endorsing Obama, SEIU says president for 99%  —  (CNN) - One of the nation's largest labor unions gave an early endorsement to Pres. Barack Obama Wednesday, using lingo from the Occupy movement to describe the incumbent president as standing with the 99%, rather than millionaires and corporations in the 1%.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:   SEIU endorses Obama for reelection
NBC Chicago:
Teacher Masturbated in Class: Police  —  Investigators said they believe Paul LaDuke may have engaged in activity several times in the last decade  —  A teacher at a northwest suburban Christian school has been charged with with sexual exploitation of a child for allegedly masturbating during class …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Stephen Baxter / Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Santa Cruz officials not expected to dismantle Occupy camp Wednesday  —  SANTA CRUZ — Even if a judge rules Wednesday that the Occupy Santa Cruz campsite is a public nuisance, Santa Cruz leaders said they don't plan to dismantle the camp that day.  —  Instead, they said the injunction …
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Eeww... Gross! Ringworm Outbreak at Occupy Santa Cruz (Video)
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.
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
 
 
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