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9:55 AM ET, November 18, 2011

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CBS New York:
OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’  As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They were caught in the middle of madness.  —  Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday.
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
James O'Keefe's plans derailed by infighting, lack of funding  —  After pulling off the brazen hidden camera sting credited with bringing down the liberal organizing group ACORN, James O'Keefe dreamt up an even bolder plan: to build a permanent undercover video operation that would expose institutions of the American left.
Fox News:
Crowd Marches on Brooklyn Bridge After Day of Escalating Violence at ‘Occupy’ Protests in NYC  —  Demonstrations in New York City continued with nightfall, as thousands of “Occupy” protesters massed at a downtown plaza and then peacefully marched across the Brooklyn Bridge …
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Cara Buckley / New York Times:
Protesters Clash With Police in Lower Manhattan  —  Nearly a thousand protesters took to the streets of Lower Manhattan on Thursday, clashing with the police and tossing aside metal barricades to converge again on Zuccotti Park after failing in an attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange.
Reuters:
Authorities foil NY protest bid to shut Wall Street
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Untouchable: Is the GOP Field Afraid to Criticize Newt Gingrich in Debates?  —  The former House Speaker is the only candidate yet to be attacked at the seven debates conducted since Rick Perry joined the GOP field  —  With increased media scrutiny on new GOP presidential co-frontrunner …
Discussion: GOP 12
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Gingrich think tank collected millions from health-care industry
Sarah B. Boxer / CBS News:
Herman Cain says OWS out to “destroy” America  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both used unusually harsh language to denounce the Occupy Wall Street movement as the left-wing insurgency celebrated its second-month anniversary with a series of protests in cities across the country.
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Los Angeles Times:
Tea party activists remain wary of Romney
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
For SEIU, Obama and Occupy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mary Jo Pitzl / Arizona Republic:
Court orders reinstatement of redistricting official  —  The Arizona Supreme Court Thursday evening reinstated the chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, rebuffing Gov. Jan Brewer⊃1;s unprecedented action earlier this month.  —  The ruling came less than three hours …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
In win for Democrats, Arizona redistricting commissioner reinstated  —  Arizona's Supreme Court reinstated the independent redistricting commissioner Republicans had voted to remove, giving Democrats a win for both short-term political messaging and for drawing the House redistricting map for the next decade.
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Failure Is Good  —  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's a complete turkey!  It's the supercommittee!  —  By next Wednesday, the so-called supercommittee, a bipartisan group of legislators, is supposed to reach an agreement on how to reduce future deficits.
Ashley Perks / The Hill:
Republicans want Obama to break the supercommittee's logjam  —  Republicans are calling for President Obama to jump into the deficit-reduction talks gripping Washington, reflecting the widespread view that the congressional supercommittee is now headed for a failure.
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Sarah Palin / Wall Street Journal:
How Congress Occupied Wall Street  —  Politicians who arrive in Washington as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires.  Why?  —  Mark Twain famously wrote, “There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”  Peter Schweizer's new book, “Throw Them All Out …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Bachmann gives students a 101 on issues, then gets lectured  —  Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With the air of a college instructor, Michele Bachmann essentially gave college students a Conservative 101 on the economy, national and foreign affairs and other important issues on Thursday in Iowa.
Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Obama never secretly killed the public option.  It's a myth.  —  Did Obama secretly kill the public option?  —  The question is still an important one for many liberals.  The claim lives on to this day, and is still seen as perhaps the clearest evidence from Obama's first term …
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Jonathan Bernstein / A plain blog about politics:
The NYT Should Be Ashamed of Itself (Again)
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Elizabeth Warren won't sign off on Occupy Harvard  —  U.S. Senate hopeful and Harvard Law prof Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed she laid the “intellectual foundation” for the Occupy Wall Street movement, is jilting the anti-corporate proteges in her own Ivy League yard, refusing to sign a petition in support of Occupy Harvard.
ESPN:
Syracuse's Bernie Fine placed on leave  —  Two former Syracuse University ball boys say they were molested by associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, starting in the late 1970s and continuing into the 1990s.  —  Police in Syracuse said they have opened an investigation into the allegations.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Secret Service confirms Cain protection  —  Washington (CNN) - Presidential candidate Herman Cain will receive protection from the United States Secret Service, the agency confirms to CNN.  —  Cain will be the first candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination …
The Politico:
Jack Abramoff pleads with Dems for his domain name  —  Jack Abramoff wants his name back.  But House Democrats own it and they are going to keep it.  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee owns the rights to the Web domain name “jackabramoff.com,” having secured it in 2006.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Jessica Guido / NBC Chicago:
Controversial Professor Bill Ayers Speaks With Occupy Chicago Protesters  —  Former Weather Underground group member teaches non-violence to protesters  —  Controversial activist, professor and author Bill Ayers was videotaped recently giving advice about non-violent protesting to Occupy Chicago protesters.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Forty Republicans call for resignation of Eric Holder, Obama's attorney general  —  Forty Republicans sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday pushing him to ask for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation.  —  The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) …
Rolling Stone:
Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts  —  Had a quick piece of news I wanted to call attention to, in light of the recent developments at Zuccotti Park.  For all of those who say the protesters have it wrong, and don't really have a cause worth causing public unrest over …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Political Mojo
Paul Krugman:
Demand, Demand, Demand  —  Calculated Risk sends us to two papers by Amir Sufi and Atif Mian using county-level data to investigate the causes of the recession.  Their work strongly supports the balance-sheet view: a fall in demand from highly indebted households is the big story …
 
 
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Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
The Culture War Over Europe's Money
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Herman Cain Meltdown
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