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10:35 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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A.Killough / CNN:
Gingrich contrasts tea party, ‘Occupy’ protesters  —  (CNN) - As hundreds of “Occupy” demonstrators across the country take to the streets on the movement's so-called “Day of Action,” GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich came out in full support of cities cracking down on the protesters.
Andy Newman / City Room:
Clashes and More Than 240 Arrests Mark Protest's ‘Day of Action’  —  Two months after it began in New York, Occupy Wall Street carried out a “Day of Action” on Thursday featuring an attempt to delay the opening of the New York Stock Exchange, demonstrations on the subways …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
James O'Keefe's plans derailed by infighting, lack of funding  —  After pulling off the brazen hidden camera sting credited with bringing down the liberal organizing group ACORN, James O'Keefe dreamt up an even bolder plan: to build a permanent undercover video operation that would expose institutions of the American left.
Robinson / nation.foxnews.com:
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Gets Bloody
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
For SEIU, Obama and Occupy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
A.Killough / CNN:
Santorum: Republicans ‘ignore some realities’ on economy
Discussion: Ballot Box, Weasel Zippers and ABCNEWS
The Politico:
Obama's ‘lazy’ remark catches fire
Fox News:
Crowd Marches on Brooklyn Bridge After Day of Escalating Violence at ‘Occupy’ Protests in NYC
Discussion: OWS Exposed
Wall Street Journal:
Protesters Clash With Police
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Herman Cain Cancels Interview After Making Unusual Requests [UPDATE] … 2012 Election , Herman Cain , Newspapers , Video , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Hermain Cain 2012 , The Backstory , Union Leader , Media News  —  UPDATE: The Cain campaign has now canceled its interview with the Union Leader …
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Moderate Voice
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Herman Cain Meltdown  —  The hits keep on coming for the businessman and onetime GOP front-runner, who seems determined to go down in flames  —  The Herman Cain implosion is under way.  —  Once the Republican front-runner, Cain now seems to be self-destructing before our very eyes.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Herman Cain: ‘Who knows every detail of every country on the planet?’
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air and National Review
A.Killough / CNN:
Cain: How do you say that in ‘Cuban?’
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Stranger …
Metro:
Before leaving governor's office in 2006, Mitt Romney's staff eliminated e-mail records  —  Ex-governor's aides say they did nothing wrong  —  Just before Mitt Romney left the Massachusetts governor's office and first ran for president, 11 of his top aides purchased their state-issued computer hard drives …
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Emily Schultheis / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney vs. DNC FOIA wars, round two
Discussion: CNN
Rasmussen Reports:
Iowa: Gingrich 32%, Romney 19%, Cain 13%  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has already picked up steam among Republican primary voters nationwide, and now he jumps to the front of the GOP pack among caucus-goers in Iowa.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey …
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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.
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Obama never secretly killed the public option.  It's a myth.  —  Did Obama secretly kill the public option?  —  The question is still an important one for many liberals.  The claim lives on to this day, and is still seen as perhaps the clearest evidence from Obama's first term …
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Jonathan Bernstein / A plain blog about politics:
The NYT Should Be Ashamed of Itself (Again)  —  Drew Westen is the Worst Thing in the New York Times.  Hands down.  —  Yes, I have a running item complaining about Matt Bai, but as I've said he also, at least when he's reporting, has serious value added: he's actually quite good at the reporting side …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Idaho Man Threatened Obama, Officials Say  —  WASHINGTON — Federal authorities on Thursday charged a 21-year-old Idaho man with attempting to assassinate President Obama — saying he had told one friend that the president was “the Antichrist” and that he “needed to kill him,” according to a complaint filed in federal court.
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Secret Service confirms Cain protection  —  Washington (CNN) - Presidential candidate Herman Cain will receive protection from the United States Secret Service, the agency confirms to CNN.  —  Cain will be the first candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination …
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ABCNEWS:
Herman Cain to Get Secret Service Protection, Nancy Pelosi Ribs Perry, The Bubble Primary; The PM Note
Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
Prop. 8 sponsors are legally entitled to defend measure, court rules  —  The California Supreme Court decided Thursday that the sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures are entitled to defend them in court when the state refuses to do so, a ruling likely to spur federal courts …
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Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
Prop. 8: Bottom of the Ninth
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Democrats and Republicans both want to cut taxes.  Deficit hawks don't.  —  The conventional wisdom on the supercommittee is that Republicans and Democrats are bedeviled by their inability to agree on taxes.  Republicans have proposed $300 billion in new revenues.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Baseline Games  —  Here's the thing you should keep in mind about the long-term deficit.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Bachmann gives students a 101 on issues, then gets lectured  —  Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With the air of a college instructor, Michele Bachmann essentially gave college students a Conservative 101 on the economy, national and foreign affairs and other important issues on Thursday in Iowa.
Thereisnospoon / Hullabaloo:
Raise Our Taxes, Please by David Atkins  —  Raise Our Taxes, Please  —  The Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength are making headlines lately.  Here they are giving testimony to Congress:  —  They also suggested that Grover Norquist move to Somalia where he belongs:
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Paul Krugman:
Demand, Demand, Demand  —  Calculated Risk sends us to two papers by Amir Sufi and Atif Mian using county-level data to investigate the causes of the recession.  Their work strongly supports the balance-sheet view: a fall in demand from highly indebted households is the big story …
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Elizabeth Warren won't sign off on Occupy Harvard  —  U.S. Senate hopeful and Harvard Law prof Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed she laid the “intellectual foundation” for the Occupy Wall Street movement, is jilting the anti-corporate proteges in her own Ivy League yard, refusing to sign a petition in support of Occupy Harvard.
 
 
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Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
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