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11:15 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.
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.
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 …
A.Killough / CNN:
Santorum: Republicans ‘ignore some realities’ on economy
Robinson / nation.foxnews.com:
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Gets Bloody
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Fox News:
Crowd Marches on Brooklyn Bridge After Day of Escalating Violence at ‘Occupy’ Protests in NYC
Discussion: OWS Exposed
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
For SEIU, Obama and Occupy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
The Politico:
Obama's ‘lazy’ remark catches fire
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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Ann Coulter / Townhall.com:
If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When
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 …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: 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
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 …
Mary Jo Pitzl / Arizona Republic:
Court orders reinstatement of redistricting official  —  The Arizona Supreme Court Thursday evening reinstated the chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, rebuffing Gov. Jan Brewer⊃1;s unprecedented action earlier this month.  —  The ruling came less than three hours …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
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.
Felix Salmon:
Charts of the day, corporate income-tax edition  —  This is a chart of corporate income tax as a percentage of total corporate profits, and it's the main thing you should bear in mind when people start saying that the US corporate income tax is too high.  And while you're at it …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Spending's ascending — with or without a budget sequester  —  Born during what is mistakenly called the debt-ceiling “debacle” last summer, the congressional supercommittee may die without agreeing to a 10-year, $1.2 trillion (at least) deficit-reduction plan.  This is not properly labeled a failure.
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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Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Democrats and Republicans both want to cut taxes. Deficit hawks don't.
Katrina Trinko / National Review:
Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’
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G-A-Y / Good As You:
Maggie Gallagher: Gays ‘want to rip Genesis out of our Bibles’
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Romney Camp Mum On Role Of Undisclosed Adviser Who Advocates State Secrets
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