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7:35 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.
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 …
Discussion: The Politico and The Crawdad Hole
Skschust / CBS New York:
NYPD: 250 Arrests Made, 7 Officers Hurt During Occupy Wall Street ‘Day Of Action’
Discussion: Pat Dollard
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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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.
A.Killough / CNN:
Gingrich contrasts tea party, ‘Occupy’ protesters  —  (CNN) - As hundreds of “Occupy” demonstrators across the country take to the streets on the movement's so-called “Day of Action,” GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich came out in full support of cities cracking down on the protesters.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
For SEIU, Obama and Occupy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Andy Newman / City Room:
Clashes and More Than 240 Arrests Mark Protest's ‘Day of Action’
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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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
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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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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Herman Cain Meltdown
Discussion: The Politico and ABCNEWS
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)
Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: 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 …
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ABCNEWS:
Herman Cain to Get Secret Service Protection, Nancy Pelosi Ribs Perry, The Bubble Primary; The PM Note
Emily Schultheis / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney vs. DNC FOIA wars, round two  —  In response to the Romney campaign's Freedom of Information Act earlier today to highlight the ties between Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and President Obama, the Democratic National Committee is filing a FOIA request of its own …
Discussion: CNN
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Metro:
Before leaving governor's office in 2006, Mitt Romney's staff eliminated e-mail records
Katrina Trinko / National Review:
Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml:
Watch Nigel Farage Dance On The Euro's Grave  —  Nigel Farage needs no introduction: the famous Euroskeptic is one of very few men who has had the temerity to question, often in an abnormally high decibel fashion, the stupidity of the Eurozone leaders from day one.
Discussion: The Other McCain
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.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Seiu New / SEIU.org:
N17: Bridge Actions Cross The Country  —  We're declaring an Economic Emergency for the 99%.  —  Despite months of demands by our community, despite millions of people out of work calling for change, Congress and the Wall Street banks continue to maintain the status quo, enriching themselves at the expense of the rest of us.
 
 
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Saeed Shah / Guardian:
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Democracy Now:
Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Israel's Secret Iran Attack Plan: Electronic Warfare
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
The Culture War Over Europe's Money
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Raise Our Taxes, Please by David Atkins
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Ex-MI5 head backs calls to legalise drugs
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