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9:05 AM ET, November 26, 2011

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Stacey Patton / Washington Post:
Why African Americans aren't embracing Occupy Wall Street  —  Occupy Wall Street might seem like a movement that would speak to black Americans.  After all, unemployment among African Americans is at 15 percent, vs. almost 8 percent for whites.  And between 2005 and 2009 …
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Doc / DocPop.org:
Occupy News Bin  —  Though I often disagree with the sentiments I hear by folks at Occupy Wall Street encampments, I strongly support their rights to say them peacefully.  So when I see so much footage of police using heavy handed tactics on non-violent protestors it not only makes me more sympathetic to OWS... it makes me feel sick.
Discussion: Mediaite
William Nottingham / L.A. NOW:
Villaraigosa, Beck start countdown to Occupy L.A. closure  —  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the shutdown of the Occupy L.A. encampment on City Hall grounds at 12:01 a.m. Monday, saying officials can no longer “maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment,” according to a statement issued Friday.
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Ian Lovett / New York Times:
Occupy Los Angeles to Be Evicted From City Hall Park
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
LAPD gives Occupy L.A. protesters Thanksgiving turkeys
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Ynetnews:
Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews  —  Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come  —  Arab hate: A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for a Long Standoff
Ian Lazaran / Conservatives4Palin:
We Now Have The Resources To Run The Palin Reconsider Television Ad In The Sioux City, Iowa Market Next Week  —  Your contributions have made it possible for us to run the Palin reconsider television ad next week in the Sioux City, Iowa market.  Thanks to everyone who chipped in to make it possible.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
O.K., Now Ron Paul  —  Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, now seems to have an outside chance of winning the Iowa caucus vote.  Not the presidential nomination.  It seems highly unlikely that the Republicans are going to give the nod to a guy who disapproves of the Patriot Act and marriage licenses.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
GQ thinks Ed Schultz is one of ‘The Least Influential People Alive’  —  Wow.  Is it that time of year all ready?  —  Well, yes it is.  When publishers come up with end of the year lists.  Here's one from the December GQ: the magazine's list of “The 25 least Influential People Alive” MSNBC's Ed Schultz comes in at #3.
Shams Momand / Reuters:
Pakistan stops NATO supplies after raid kills up to 28  —  (Reuters) - NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging U.S.-Pakistan relations, already deeply frayed, further into crisis.
Discussion: CNN and Balloon Juice
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Wicker, Times Journalist, Dies at 85  —  Tom Wicker, one of postwar America's most distinguished journalists, who wrote 20 books, covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for The New York Times and became the paper's Washington bureau chief and an iconoclastic political columnist …
Heather King / WITN:
NEW INFO: YouTube Video Shows Pepper Spray At Kinston Walmart … Chaos erupted at Walmart in Kinston on Black Friday.  An off-duty police officer ended up using pepper spray on a crowd and a former Kinston police officer was arrested.  —  A video of the incident has been posted on YouTube.
Naomi Wolf / Guardian:
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy |  Naomi Wolf  —  The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence.  Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality  —  US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Balloon Juice
Jared Janes / Monitor:
Aaron Peña to retire, says court-drawn map makes his district unwinnable  —  State Rep. Aaron Peña will retire at the end of this term rather than seek re-election under interim political maps for the Texas House of Representatives that stripped him of a district offering …
Discussion: Off the Kuff and Greg's Opinion
 
 
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
European Banks Frantically Trying To Dump $7 Trillion Of Crap Assets — But No One Will Buy Them
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Radley Balko / The Huffington Post:
Driven By Drug War Incentives, Cops Target Pot Smokers, Brush Off Victims Of Violent Crime
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Volokh Conspiracy
Jeremy Warner / Telegraph:
Death of a currency as eurogeddon approaches
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