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5:20 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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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
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Herman Cain: ‘Who knows every detail of every country on the planet?’  —  That's the rhetorical question Herman Cain asked a crowd in Nashua this afternoon, POLITICO's Reid Epstein emails.  —  Cain trotted out the line in a riff about his now-infamous Libya answer.
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air and National Review
news.iastate.edu:
Cain top choice in new ISU/Gazette/KCRG Poll, but voters have not made up their minds  —  AMES, Iowa — With fewer than two months before the Iowa Caucuses, a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of 1,256 registered Iowa voters finds Herman Cain leading Republican presidential candidates …
Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM SLIDESHOW: Meet The 2012 GOPers — Herman Cain  —  Susan Archer of ABC News reports that Cain declared at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire: “We need a leader, not a reader.”  —  Corroborating the reports that this is something Cain...actually...said, Steve Peoples of the Associated Press …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Herman Cain Meltdown
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Laura Weisman / Rick Perry 2012 Campaign for President:
Cain ducks N.H. interview, says we need ‘a leader, not a reader’
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Herman Cain snubs Union Leader in N.H.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
James Q. Lynch / KCRG-TV:
ISU/Gazette/KCRG Poll: GOP Caucus Still Anyone's Game
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Cain cancels meeting with Manchester Union Leader ed board
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.
Ann Coulter / Townhall.com:
If Not Romney, Who?  If Not Now, When  —  So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich.  This is going to be fantastic.  —  In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton's impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts …
Joe Mandak / Associated Press:
Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate Obama  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Idaho man accused of firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff.  —  Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho …
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John / Verum Serum:
Occupy San Diego Has A Moment of Solidarity for the White House Shooter...Wait, What?  —  Click here to view the embedded video.  —  I understand a moment of silence for the White House, but why would you offer a moment of solidarity, i.e. unity, with the shooter?
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Man charged with trying to assassinate President Obama
Discussion: The Hill
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Obama never secretly killed the public option. It's a myth.
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”
A.Killough / CNN:
Santorum: Republicans ‘ignore some realities’ on economy
Discussion: Ballot Box, Weasel Zippers and ABCNEWS
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
DNC fights back: Obama never called Americans ‘lazy’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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 …
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 …
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City Room:
Protesters and Officers Clash Near Wall Street and in Zuccotti Park  —  A protester, Michael Hammond of Brooklyn, was among those arrested Thursday morning.  —  Updated, 11:28 a.m. |  Hundreds of protesters from Zuccotti Park clashed with the police as they tried to reach the New York Stock Exchange …
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.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Baseline Games  —  Here's the thing you should keep in mind about the long-term deficit.
Discussion: Washington Post and Brad DeLong
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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Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
CBO on the Stimulus: “A net negative effect on the growth of GDP over 10 years.”  —  NRO's Andrew Stiles flags this exchange from Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf's testimony before the Senate Budget Committee ealier this week:  —  The quote that matters starts around 1:25 …
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Chuck Marr / Off the Charts Blog:
CBO Ranks “Repatriation Holiday” Dead Last in Job Creation
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Video: ‘Foggy foreign policy’ and Herman Cain's Cuba-policy crickets moment  —  Returning to the state that made him a rising star seven weeks ago, Herman Cain stumps this morning in South Florida as a different candidate, nagged by questions about his foreign-policy expertise and his handling of sexual-harassment allegations.
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A.Killough / CNN:
Cain: How do you say that in ‘Cuban?’
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 and Campaign 2012
 
 
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