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11:35 AM ET, November 17, 2011

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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 and Associated Press
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Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
What Occupy Wall Street Has Taught Me
Opinionator:
Lightning Round  —  David Brooks: Gail, there have been a lot …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
The Politico:
Obama's ‘lazy’ remark catches fire  —  A video clip of President Barack Obama calling America “a little bit lazy” is quickly becoming a focus of Republican campaigns, and GOP operatives say it will get plenty of play not only on the presidential battlefield but also in down-ballot congressional races.
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David Weigel / Slate:
No, President Obama Didn't “Call Americans Lazy”  —  Rick Perry puts out a new ad that's supposed to show how good he is at taking on Barack Obama.  I think it's a little weird that Perry is somehow looking a TV while standing outside, but whatever, let's allow it.  —  Okay, one problem.
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
California Republicans favor Romney, poll finds
SEIU.org:
SEIU Endorses Barack Obama
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.
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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.
Ian Swanson / Ballot Box:
Perry challenges Pelosi to debate part-time Congress plan
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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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 …
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
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.
Washington Examiner:
Gingrich made big bucks pushing corporate welfare  —  Newt Gingrich spent the last decade being paid by big business to convince conservatives to support big-government policies that would profit his clients.  —  Gingrich's consulting firm racked up $1.6 million in fees …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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New York Times:
Gingrich on Defensive Over Freddie Mac Fees
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
As Graduates Move Back Home, Economy Feels the Pain  —  Like most of her friends, Hollis Romanelli graduated from college last May and promptly moved back in with her parents.  —  As a result, she didn't pay rent — or a broker's fee or renters' insurance, for that matter.
John / Verum Serum:
Just Like the Tea Party: A List of Occupy Mayhem Sorted by Type  —  Rather than just an unordered list, I was thinking it might be helpful to categorize the mayhem by type.  — Arson  — Occupy Fort Collins - Member arrested, $10 million in damage  — Occupy Portland - Member arrested for throwing Molotov Cocktail
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Feuding Hurts G.O.P.'s Hopes to Win Senate  —  WASHINGTON — In a chamber of ample egos and matching oratory, Senator Bob Casey, the Pennsylvania Democrat, is understatement defined, his excitement most often registered by some extra eyebrow activity.  —  His low-radar personality …
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Conservative celebs mostly not yet committed for 2012  —  Celebrities on the right are largely staying on the sidelines in the 2012 presidential race, while liberals in Hollywood are lining up behind President Obama's reelection bid.  —  In many ways, the conventional wisdom of the left …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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.
James Q. Lynch / KCRG-TV:
ISU/Gazette/KCRG Poll: GOP Caucus Still Anyone's Game  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — With fewer than 50 days until Iowa's first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, the race appears to be up for grabs based on the results of an Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of likely caucus-goers.
Dylan Byers / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney emerges  —  Mitt Romney, who ran a Google-sponsored live-stream trial with Fox News on Tuesday, will return to the network today for an interview on Your World with Neil Cavuto.  The two appearances are Romney's first on Fox since October 7, and may signal an effort to calm the charges …
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
VP's closed-door transparency chat  —  Spot the irony in Vice President Biden's schedule today, from the White House's daily guidance:  —  “At 1:00 PM, the Vice President will attend a meeting of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Chuck Marr / Off the Charts Blog:
CBO Ranks “Repatriation Holiday” Dead Last in Job Creation  —  Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf told the Senate Budget Committee yesterday that, of 13 policy options for creating jobs, increased unemployment benefits ranks first in terms of jobs created per dollars of federal cost.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Political Mojo
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Motoring Into the Motor City: Introducing HuffPost Detroit  —  Today marks the rollout of our latest local section: HuffPost Detroit, fresh off the assembly line.  —  We motor into the Motor City with a clear editorial mission: to provide an alternative to the knee-jerk narrative the national media love to tell about Detroit.
Discussion: Poynter
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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ThinkProgress:
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Deportation Cases of Illegal Immigrants to Be Reviewed
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Sessions presses Holder on Justice Kagan's involvement with health law
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with ‘suppression laws’
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Dakin Campbell / Bloomberg:
U.S. Banks Face Contagion Risk From European Debt
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GOP lawmakers say nation not safer after decade with TSA
Kathleen Sebelius / White House.gov Blog:
President Obama: Congratulations to Everyone Taking Part in Today's Great American Smokeout
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Discussion: Reuters and Taegan Goddard's …
Ted Marzilli / YouGov - BrandIndex:
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Wall Street Journal:
Benetton Retries Provocation
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Joy Behar To Leave HLN At End Of Year
Discussion: Inside TV and TVbytheNumbers
Daily Mail:
Climate change episode of Frozen Planet won't be shown in the U.S. as viewers don't believe in global warming
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Jonathan Gruber, a key intellectual architect of President Obama's …