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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’
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
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
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'
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.
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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 …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Herman Cain Cancels Interview After Making Unusual Requests [UPDATE]
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 …
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
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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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cain cancels meeting with Manchester Union Leader ed board
Discussion: Ben Smith's 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
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.
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 and Guardian
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:
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
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:
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?
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.
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.
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Post Hoc Fallacy  —  Wednesday's Washington Post deserves some kind of perverse award for advocacy journalism—in this case, for advocating the proposition that dire economic consequences will ensue if the congressional Super Committee fails to cut a deal for drastic deficit reduction.
Discussion: Sky Dancing
 
 
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