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9:35 AM ET, November 17, 2011

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NY Daily News:
Zuccotti Park protester Nkrumah Tinsley arrested after threatening to burn down city  —  Urges Molotov coctail strike on Macy's  —  Nkrumah Tinsley was busted after his rant went viral on YouTube.  —  A protester was arrested in Zuccotti Park Wednesday after he threatened to fire bomb the city …
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NY Daily News:
Occupy Wall Street protesters vow to wear suits, blend in and get revenge for the Zuccotti Park raid  —  ‘Day of action’ includes a sneak attack on the stock market  —  Protesters will storm Wall Street camouflaged in business suits Thursday morning.  —  Occupy Wall Street hoped to show …
CBS News:
Wall Street on guard for Occupy day of action  —  Mounted New York police officers are seen near the front of the New York Stock Exchange Nov. 17, 2011, in New York.  (WCBS-TV)  —  Occupy Wall Street Protests  —  NEW YORK - Two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy movement …
Discussion: The Reaction
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
San Francisco police arrest 100 in Bank of America protest
Discussion: Nation Now, Guardian and L.A. NOW
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Occupy Wall Street Favor Fading
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
What Occupy Wall Street Has Taught Me
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.
Paul Duggan / Washington Post:
White House shooting suspect arrested in Pa.
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
EXCLUSIVE: Perry challenges Pelosi to debate  —  Rick Perry sent a letter today to Nancy Pelosi, challenging her to a public debate next week.  —  Perry, in the letter:  —  “I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.
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Ian Swanson / Ballot Box:
Perry challenges Pelosi to debate part-time Congress plan  —  Rick Perry has challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to debate him next week about his plan for a part-time Congress.  —  In a letter to Pelosi (D-Calif.) obtained by The Hill, the Texas governor wrote …
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
So Much Happening in New Rick Perry Ad, Except for One Verb  —  A while back, I argued that Rick Perry made good television ads, and his newest spot-"Lazy"-is no exception.  But it is also, in the tradition of the best political advertising, inaccurate, fanciful and grammatically adventurous.
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
GOP supercommittee members' tax plan gives party an identity crisis  —  Growing Republican support for raising taxes to help reduce the deficit has prompted a GOP identity crisis, sparking a clash within the party over whether to abandon its bedrock anti-tax doctrine.
Discussion: Daily Kos and US Politics
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Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Defusing the trigger won't be easy  —  (J. Scott Applewhite - AP) It's not exaggerating to say that the entire theory of the supercommittee rests on the presumed fear of the trigger.  If the two parties fear the trigger, they have a reason to make a deal.  If they don't fear the trigger …
David Weigel / Slate:
Supercommittee Republicans Get Ready to Fail
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
GOP leader bucks party on taxes
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Cain: It's Not ‘Practical’ To Attack Iran Because It Has Mountains  —  Herman Cain has had a bad week when it comes to foreign policy — or rather, a bad entire campaign.  But one of Cain's most embarrassing foreign policy moments came this week after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked him if he agreed with President Obama on Libya.
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Thomas Walkom / Toronto Star:
Canada faces grim choice over nuclear showdown in Iran  —  As the nuclear crisis over Iran heats up, Canada is veering toward a dangerous place.  —  Israel is again contemplating a military attack on Iran to prevent its developing atomic weapons.  This time it's not clear …
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 …
David Weigel / Slate:
Fox Poll: GOP Voters Rush to Newt, Trust Him With Nukes  —  ROCHESTER, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan.
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Gingrich and Romney Top GOP Nominee Picks
Richard S. Dunham / Rick Perry 2012 Campaign …:
Perry funds dry up after gaffes and dip in polls  —  2,994  —  WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign fundraising has gone into a tailspin as a result of poor debate performances and plunging poll numbers, jeopardizing his position as the best-funded Republican presidential candidate of 2012.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Outside the Beltway
A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans becoming less optimistic about future  —  Washington (CNN) - Americans have typically been optimists about the future, but when it comes to how things are going in the country, a new national survey suggests that may no longer be the case.
Discussion: Reuters and Taegan Goddard's …
Keith Laing / The Hill:
GOP lawmakers say nation not safer after decade with TSA  —  Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) want to give the Transportation Security Administration a series of drastic reforms for its birthday this week.  —  Days before the 10th anniversary of the TSA's founding …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Joy Behar To Leave HLN At End Of Year  —  EXCLUSIVE: I have learned that Joy Behar will leave HLN at the end of the year.  Behar, who has hosted her primetime talk show on the CNN sibling since 2009, is in the final year of her contract there.  She has done well on HLN …
Discussion: Inside TV and TVbytheNumbers
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 …
Kathleen Sebelius / White House.gov Blog:
President Obama: Congratulations to Everyone Taking Part in Today's Great American Smokeout  —  Today, Americans from across the country are making plans to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.  And this morning, we released a video …
Discussion: The Politico and Fox News
Daily Mail:
Climate change episode of Frozen Planet won't be shown in the U.S. as viewers don't believe in global warming  —  An episode of the BBC's Frozen Planet documentary series that looks at climate change has been scrapped in the U.S., where many are hostile to the idea of global warming.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with ‘suppression laws’  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) on Wednesday night said Republican governors and legislatures are purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Re-election Strategy Is Tied to a Shift on Smog  —  WASHINGTON — The summons from the president came without warning the Thursday before Labor Day.  As she was driven the four blocks to the White House, Lisa P. Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, suspected that the news would not be good.
Discussion: Hotline On Call and ThinkProgress
 
 
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Guardian:
Osborne to miss deficit target as UK economy stalls and unemployment rises
Discussion: US Politics
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John Dodge / CBS Chicago:
Man Arrested For Child Porn ‘No Longer Welcome’ At Occupy Chicago