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9:25 AM ET, November 18, 2011

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CBS New York:
OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’  As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They were caught in the middle of madness.  —  Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday.
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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.
Reuters:
Authorities foil NY protest bid to shut Wall Street
Fox News:
Crowd Marches on Brooklyn Bridge After Day of Escalating Violence at ‘Occupy’ Protests in NYC  —  Demonstrations in New York City continued with nightfall, as thousands of “Occupy” protesters massed at a downtown plaza and then peacefully marched across the Brooklyn Bridge …
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Rolling Stone:
Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Political Mojo
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
For SEIU, Obama and Occupy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ashley Perks / The Hill:
Republicans want Obama to break the supercommittee's logjam  —  Republicans are calling for President Obama to jump into the deficit-reduction talks gripping Washington, reflecting the widespread view that the congressional supercommittee is now headed for a failure.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Failure Is Good  —  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's a complete turkey!  It's the supercommittee!  —  By next Wednesday, the so-called supercommittee, a bipartisan group of legislators, is supposed to reach an agreement on how to reduce future deficits.
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 …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
In win for Democrats, Arizona redistricting commissioner reinstated  —  Arizona's Supreme Court reinstated the independent redistricting commissioner Republicans had voted to remove, giving Democrats a win for both short-term political messaging and for drawing the House redistricting map for the next decade.
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Untouchable: Is the GOP Field Afraid to Criticize Newt Gingrich in Debates?  —  The former House Speaker is the only candidate yet to be attacked at the seven debates conducted since Rick Perry joined the GOP field  —  With increased media scrutiny on new GOP presidential co-frontrunner …
Discussion: GOP 12
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Sarah B. Boxer / CBS News:
Herman Cain says OWS out to “destroy” America  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both used unusually harsh language to denounce the Occupy Wall Street movement as the left-wing insurgency celebrated its second-month anniversary with a series of protests in cities across the country.
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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)
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
Sarah Palin / Wall Street Journal:
How Congress Occupied Wall Street  —  Politicians who arrive in Washington as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires.  Why?  —  Mark Twain famously wrote, “There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”  Peter Schweizer's new book, “Throw Them All Out …
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.
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.
ESPN:
Syracuse's Bernie Fine placed on leave  —  Two former Syracuse University ball boys say they were molested by associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, starting in the late 1970s and continuing into the 1990s.  —  Police in Syracuse said they have opened an investigation into the allegations.
Emily Schultheis / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney vs. DNC FOIA wars, round two  —  In response to the Romney campaign's Freedom of Information Act earlier today to highlight the ties between Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and President Obama, the Democratic National Committee is filing a FOIA request of its own …
Discussion: CNN
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Metro:
Before leaving governor's office in 2006, Mitt Romney's staff eliminated e-mail records
Jessica Guido / NBC Chicago:
Controversial Professor Bill Ayers Speaks With Occupy Chicago Protesters  —  Former Weather Underground group member teaches non-violence to protesters  —  Controversial activist, professor and author Bill Ayers was videotaped recently giving advice about non-violent protesting to Occupy Chicago protesters.
 
 
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
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