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6:30 PM ET, November 20, 2011

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Candice M. Giove / New York Post:
Occupy Wall Street protesters stay at $700-a-night hotel  —  Hell no, we won't go — unless we get goose down pillows.  —  A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
SUPERCOMMITTEE PLANS TO ADMIT FAILURE MONDAY, LIKELY WITH TERSE STATEMENT: ‘This marriage is over’ — ALL 12 MEMBERS HAVEN'T MET IN WEEKS: Hail Mary offers continue today — Biden bday  —  BACKSTAGE - HOW THE SUPERCOMMITTEE FLUNKED: The supercommittee last met Nov. 1 - three weeks ago!
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ABCNEWS:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Discussion: CNN and Lynn Sweet
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
GOP candidates court conservative Christians in Iowa
Jamie Klatell / Ballot Box:
Social issues take center stage for GOP candidates in Iowa
Discussion: The Politico, Hot Air and CNN
Detroit Free Press:
Return of the Reagan Democrats?  Blue-collar voters in Macomb County bolting for the GOP, Free Press poll finds  —  WASHINGTON — Are the so-called Reagan Democrats rising up again in Macomb County, this time to take down President Barack Obama?  —  Three years ago, Obama won blue-collar Macomb …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Gingrich brushes off Freddie, leads Republican race: poll  —  (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has roared into the lead of the Republican nominating race, brushing off concerns about his work for a troubled housing company, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
Stephanie Baer / The Daily Californian:
Man throws aluminum water bottle at UC Berkeley student's face  —  A man threw an aluminum water bottle at a UC Berkeley student Thursday evening on campus, causing minor injuries to the victim's face.  —  At about 5:09 p.m., the female student was approached by a man at …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
Yet New York Times Fail: Ross Douthat Department  —  Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?  —  Ross Douthat: … (1) The democratically-elected representatives of the Greek and the Italian people voted to change the prime minister.  They can do that.  That is part of their democratic process.
Discussion: Eschaton
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Conspiracies, Coups and Currencies
CNN:
California campus police on leave after pepper-spraying  —  Are you there?  Send photos to Open Story  —  (CNN) — The University of California at Davis has placed two police officers on administrative leave after video of them pepper-spraying non-violent protesters at point-blank range sparked outrage at school officials.
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Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Too Much Violence and Pepper Spray at the OWS Protests
David Segal / New York Times:
After Law School, Associates Learn to Be Lawyers  —  PHILADELPHIA — The lesson today — the ins and outs of closing a deal — seems lifted from Corporate Lawyering 101.  —  “How do you get a merger done?” asks Scott B. Connolly, an attorney.  —  There is silence from three well-dressed people …
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Akhil Reed Amar / Slate:
Paying Students To Quit Law School
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
CNN:
Aides: ‘Super Committee’ likely to announce failure to reach debt deal  —  Washington (CNN) — Members of the “super committee” charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.
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Bloomberg:
Kyl Expresses Doubt Supercommittee Will Reach Deficit Agreement
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Supercommittee slows to a standstill
Reuters:
Center-right wins Spain election  —  (Reuters) - The opposition People's Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain's election on Sunday as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations.  —  The Socialists conceded a humiliating defeat …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
New York Post:
Occupy protester busted with handgun and ammo, in more arrests at Zuccotti  —  The Occupy Wall Street protest could have been one bad temper away from turning lethal.  —  Cops busted a man from Youngstown, Ohio this weekend for driving around the OWS protest and Lower Manhattan with an unregistered gun.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Ron Paul: ‘Flawed’ US policies led to 9/11  —  Ron Paul said that American policymakers were at least partially at fault for the country being attacked on 9/11 during a discussion of foreign policy on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday.  —  Paul argued that the American military presence in Saudi Arabia …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and CNN
Glen Owen / Daily Mail:
BINNED: Anti-litter poster that was an ‘insult to Muslims’  —  A Labour council was at the centre of a race row last night after printing a leaflet targeted at Muslims that invoked the name of Allah in urging them to stop littering the streets.  —  Bradford City Council was accused …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
 
 
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Super Committee Members on Debt Deal Prospects
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New York Times:
Violent Clashes in Cairo Continue Into a Second Day
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Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Was George Will influenced by his wife's work for the GOP?
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