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1:45 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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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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A.Killough / CNN:
Santorum: Republicans ‘ignore some realities’ on economy  —  Coralville, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, one of the more conservative White House contenders in the race, told a crowd of Iowans on Thursday that he is “not a big fan” of the Occupy Movement that began …
Discussion: Ballot Box and Weasel Zippers
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
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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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 …
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: Associated Press and The Reaction
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 …
Discussion: GOP 12, TIME Ideas and Capital New York
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Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Not Just Freddie Mac: Newt Gingrich's Long History Of Influence Peddling For His Corporate Clients
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Newt Gingrich, on the rise, says, 'Hopefully, I'm going to be more disciplined'
Washington Examiner:
Gingrich made big bucks pushing corporate welfare
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Timothy Egan / Campaign Stops:
Professor of Profits  —  As a young graduate student pursuing …
msnbc.com:
PressPass: Abramoff asks if Gingrich can survive
DPA / Haaretz:
Iranian students form human shield near nuclear site amid fears of Israeli attack  —  Protesters chant ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America’ in demonstration near Isfahan uranium conversion plant in central Iran.  —  Hundreds of students on Tuesday formed a human chain around …
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Thomas Walkom / Toronto Star:
Canada faces grim choice over nuclear showdown in Iran
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The A La Carte Mirage  —  Persistent rumors that Apple will make a more aggressive move into the television market once again seem to have people musing about à la carte television in a way that I doesn't think makes sense.  “I have 400 cable channels available to me right …
Discussion: Eschaton
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Baseline Games  —  Here's the thing you should keep in mind about the long-term deficit.  Under current law, the Bush tax cuts will expire.  They will expire unless a majority of House members and 60 senators and the president of the United States agree to extend them.
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
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
What Occupy Wall Street Has Taught Me  —  #Occupywallstreet , Hard Times: Lost On Long Island , Occupy Wall Street , Occupy Wall Street Protest , Occupy Wall Street Protests , Politics News  —  Have you seen Hard Times: Lost on Long Island?  The film won the Audience Award/Best Documentary …
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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.
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.
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
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 …
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 …
 
 
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