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1:25 PM ET, November 19, 2011

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Producer Rob / CBS Sacramento:
Police Defend Use Of Force On ‘Occupy UC Davis’  —  DAVIS (CBS13) - Law enforcement officials defended the tactics used Friday to dismantle an encampment set up by “Occupy Wall Street” sympathizers on the UC Davis quad, a raid that drew accusations of excessive force from students …
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Sacramento Bee:
10 Occupy protesters arrested at UC Davis quad  —  A confrontation between police and Occupy protesters at UC Davis ended Friday afternoon with the arrest of 10 students after police officers used pepper spray to force protesters from an encampment in the campus quad, according to protest supporters and a campus spokeswoman.
Crank / UCDavis Bicycle Barricade:
Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi  —  I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis.  I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies.  I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service.
ABL / Balloon Juice:
Police Pepper Spray #OWS Student Protestors Directly in their Faces at Occupy Davis  —  This is horrifying and brilliant all at once.  —  Today at Occupy Davis, a police officer approached a group of students sitting in a line peacefully on the ground, walked up and down the line …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATE) … Video , Linda P.B. Katehi , Pepper Spray , University Of California , University Of California Davis , Occupy Davis , Occupy Wall Street , Occupy Wall Street Protest , Police , Police Brutality , Protests , Business News
The Aggie:
Protesters face off with UC Davis campus police
Discussion: The Stranger … and Balloon Juice
Up with Chris Hayes / msnbc.com:
Exclusive: Lobbying Firm's Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street (VIDEO)  —  (crossposted from MSNBC's “Open Channel” blog)  —  A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians …
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Newt: Fire the janitors, hire kids to clean schools  —  Via POLITICO's Reid Epstein, Newt Gingrich tonight said at an address at Harvard that child work laws “entrap” poor children into poverty - and suggested that a better way to handle failing schools is to fire the janitors, hire the local students and let them get paid for upkeep.
Financial Times:
Investors move to price in euro split  —  The eurozone infection this week moved decisively from the periphery of the continent to its core.  —  Many investors are no longer just fretting about the possibility of a default here or there.  They are now starting to worry about the chances of the euro itself breaking up.
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New York Times:
Lenders Flee Debt of European Nations and Banks
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Aspects of Gingrich divorce story distorted  —  For almost as long as Newt Gingrich has been in public life, an unflattering story has shadowed him: That as a rising young Republican congressman from Georgia, Gingrich ended his first marriage by serving his wife with divorce papers while she lay in a hospital bed dying of cancer.
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
‘Obama Classic’ to feature NBA stars  —  It's still possible to see NBA All Stars in action this year — if you're willing to cough up cash for the Obama Victory Fund.  —  With extra time on their hands because of pro basketball's lockout, super hoopsters Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh …
New York Times:
‘Near Poor’: Not Quite in Poverty, but Still Struggling  —  WASHINGTON — They drive cars, but seldom new ones.  They earn paychecks, but not big ones.  Many own homes.  Most pay taxes.  Half are married, and nearly half live in the suburbs.  None are poor, but many describe themselves as barely scraping by.
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Newt Gingrich: It all comes down to ‘Mitt & me’  —  A surging Newt Gingrich said he's bracing for searing political attacks from all sides now that he's the latest front-runner in the cutthroat Republican bid for president — and he predicted the GOP nomination will come down to him and Mitt Romney.
OBEY GIANT:
Occupy HOPE  —  This image represents my support for the Occupy movement, a grassroots movement spawned to stand up against corruption, imbalance of power, and failure of our democracy to represent and help average Americans.  On the other hand, as flawed as the system is …
Jennifer Griffin / Fox News:
Panetta Warns Israel on Consequences of Iran Military Strike  —  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said ahead of a meeting Friday with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that he would warn his Israeli counterpart about the global economic consequences of a military strike on Iran's nuclear program …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Herman Cain says Taliban holds sway in Libya  —  Herman Cain suggested in Florida Friday that he believes elements of the Taliban are involved in the new Libyan government.  —  In an Orlando press conference, Cain defended himself from criticism over the meandering, incoherent answer …
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Cain Flubs Libya Again, Claims ‘Taliban’ Has Taken Control
Reuters:
Libya: Seif al-Islam Qadhafi captured  —  TRIPOLI, Libya - Muammar Qadhafi's son Seif al-Islam was captured in a southern Libyan city along with two of his aides who were trying to smuggle him out of the country, a militia commander said on Saturday.  —  Bashir al-Tlayeb of the Zintan brigades …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Deadline Near, Deal on Deficit Remains Elusive  —  WASHINGTON — Just 72 hours before a deadline to present Congress with a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the nation's deficit, members of a joint Congressional committee remained at a deep impasse on Friday after Democrats rejected …
 
 
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Richard W. Stevenson / The Caucus:
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Santorum: Americans Should Suffer
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Fred Backus / CBS News:
Poll: Public supports medical marijuana, but not full pot legalization
Discussion: Hit & Run
Fortune:
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Obama outpaces GOP rivals — and his own 2008 results — in small donations
Eugenie Samuel Reich / Nature:
Quantum theorem shakes foundations
Discussion: Political Mojo
New York Times:
Charity Founded by Sandusky Makes Plans to Fold
Discussion: msnbc.com
Rebecca Traister / New York Times:
Heaven Is a Place Called Elizabeth Warren
Meredith Dake / Breitbart.tv:
OccupyPortland Man Places Small Child Between Himself And Police
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Weasel Zippers