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2:20 PM ET, November 17, 2011

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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 …
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CBS News:
Wall Street on guard for Occupy day of action
Discussion: Associated Press and The Reaction
NY Daily News:
Zuccotti Park protester Nkrumah Tinsley arrested after threatening to burn down city
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
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 …
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.
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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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 …
Discussion: Hot Air and Taegan Goddard's …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
DNC fights back: Obama never called Americans ‘lazy’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Washington Examiner:
Gingrich made big bucks pushing corporate welfare
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and The Daily Caller
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Newt Gingrich, on the rise, says, 'Hopefully, I'm going to be more disciplined'
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Herman Cain snubs Union Leader in N.H.  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Herman Cain blew off his Union Leader interview here Thursday, snubbing a newspaper with the state's largest circulation and a history of shaping Republican races in this first-primary state.  —  The Cain campaign's last-minute decision …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Herman Cain Cancels Interview After Making Unusual Requests [UPDATE]
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cain cancels meeting with Manchester Union Leader ed board
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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 …
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.
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi to supercommittee Republicans: Tax the rich to avoid defense cuts  —  If Republicans wish to avoid defense cuts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned Thursday, they should agree with Democrats to tax the rich.  —  The California Democrat accused Republicans of feeling more bound …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Leaders say they're not ready to take over supercommittee talks
Discussion: The Politico
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 …
Discussion: The Politico, GLAAD, Guardian and Law Blog
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
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.
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
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
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?
 
 
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Romney emerges  —  Mitt Romney, who ran a Google-sponsored …
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Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’