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2:50 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 …
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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 …
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
John DiStaso / unionleader.com:
Primary Status: Cain a ‘no-show’ for NH Union Leader interview
Discussion: The Other McCain
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cain cancels meeting with Manchester Union Leader ed board
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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 …
NY Daily News:
Zuccotti Park protester Nkrumah Tinsley arrested after threatening to burn down city
CBS News:
Wall Street on guard for Occupy day of action
Discussion: The Reaction and Associated Press
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.
Dylan Byers / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney emerges  —  Mitt Romney, who ran a Google-sponsored …
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, Weasel Zippers and ABCNEWS
David Weigel / Slate:
No, President Obama Didn't “Call Americans Lazy”
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 …
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 and TIME Ideas
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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
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 …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Leaders say they're not ready to take over supercommittee talks  —  Congressional leaders said they have yet to take over deadlocked supercommittee discussions that are going nowhere fast.  —  The lingering stalemate has prompted suggestions that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) …
Discussion: The Politico
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi to supercommittee Republicans: Tax the rich to avoid defense cuts
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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
Ali Gharib / ThinkProgress:
Romney Camp Mum On Role Of Undisclosed Adviser Who Advocates State Secrets  —  Unannounced Romney adviser Gabriel Schoenfeld  —  On Oct. 6, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced an exhaustive list of foreign policy advisers.  One adviser told Foreign Policy …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
What Republicans Were Talking About a Quarter Century Ago  —  Old C-Span footage reveals a party trying to find a constituency beyond whites, grappling with changing cultural mores, and fearing the media  —  On C-Span there's an impressive archive of old videos that are as boring as you'd expect …
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
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
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.
 
 
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Nevada Attorney General Robo-Signing Indictments
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Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
Police clear Occupy Cal encampment
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Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Post Hoc Fallacy
Discussion: Sky Dancing
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Video: ‘Foggy foreign policy’ and Herman Cain's Cuba-policy crickets moment
Tim Mak / The Politico:
ACLU boss: We're like the tea party
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
‘Patriotic millionaires’ demand higher taxes, but unwilling to pay up [VIDEO]
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
VP's closed-door transparency chat
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Re-election Strategy Is Tied to a Shift on Smog
Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’