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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 and Associated Press
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
What Occupy Wall Street Has Taught Me
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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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
DNC fights back: Obama never called Americans ‘lazy’  —  The Democratic National Committee pushed back in a new Web ad Thursday, a response to attacks by Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry over President Obama's use of the word “lazy.”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
Kathleen Sebelius / White House.gov Blog:
President Obama: Congratulations to Everyone Taking Part in Today's Great American Smokeout
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Not Just Freddie Mac: Newt Gingrich's Long History Of Influence Peddling For His Corporate Clients  —  Caught flatfooted in the CNBC debate when a moderator asked about his past work for Freddie Mac, Newt Gingrich has since twisted and turned, making up every excuse under the sun to obscure …
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Washington Examiner:
Gingrich made big bucks pushing corporate welfare
Discussion: The Daily Caller
msnbc.com:
PressPass: Abramoff asks if Gingrich can survive
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Newt Gingrich, on the rise, says, 'Hopefully, I'm going to be more disciplined'
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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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.
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
California Republicans favor Romney, poll finds
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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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 …
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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.
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Ian Swanson / Ballot Box:
Perry challenges Pelosi to debate part-time Congress plan
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.
Boston Globe:
Romney staffers wiped out records in '06  —  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, and the Romney administration's e-mails …
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.
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 Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Hensarling says GOP ‘Waiting for Democrats’ to Produce Super Counteroffer  —  As the bipartisan Super Committee charged with forming a deficit reduction plan struggles to find a path toward a deal, the GOP co-chair of the 12-member panel says that he will not negotiate against himself and that Republicans are …
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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
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cain cancels meeting with Manchester Union Leader ed board  —  Herman Cain has cancelled an editorial board meeting with the influential Manchester Union Leader in a dispute over scheduling.  —  Cain's campaign requested that the 10 a.m. meeting be shortened from a scheduled hour to just 20 minutes …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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 …
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.
 
 
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Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
‘Patriotic millionaires’ demand higher taxes, but unwilling to pay up [VIDEO]
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Matt Negrin / The Politico:
VP's closed-door transparency chat
ThinkProgress:
ROMNEY FLASHBACK: Homosexuality Is ‘Perverse’ And ‘Reprehensible’
 Earlier Items: 
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Deportation Cases of Illegal Immigrants to Be Reviewed
Discussion: www.thetakeaway.org
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’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Keith Laing / The Hill:
GOP lawmakers say nation not safer after decade with TSA
A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans becoming less optimistic about future
Discussion: Reuters
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Jonathan Gruber, a key intellectual architect of President Obama's …