The Afternoon News: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 | Sojourners

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011


TALKING POINTS MEMO: Santorum: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have A 'Legitimate Point'
Rick Santorum, the Republican candidate who is perhaps the most severe in his conservatism, is doing something that might surprise people: Cutting some slack to the Occupy Wall Street movement on the issues of the bailouts and economic inequality.
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FOX NEWS: 'Occupy' Protesters March On New York Stock Exchange
Displaced but still determined, The "Occupy Wall St." movement started anew Thursday with protesters -- yet far less than the anticipated 10,000 -- marching on the heart of Manhattan's Financial District, two days after cops rousted the ragtag bunch from their encampment in nearby Zuccotti Park.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Occupy Wall Street November 17: Journalists Arrested, Beaten By Police
As thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets on Thursday, journalists once again found themselves a target of police violence and arrests.
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THE LOS ANGELES: 'Orchestrated' Arrests In Downtown L.A. Protest, Police Say
In what police called an "orchestrated series of arrests," nearly 100 police in riot gear moved in to arrest 23 protesters who locked arms around tents in the middle of Figueroa Street to protest financial inequality.
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CNN: Deficit Talks Shift Toward Blame Game
A week before their deadline, Democrats and Republicans on a special joint deficit committee blamed each other for a failure to compromise on how to reform the tax code and entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
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THE WASHINGTON POST: GOP Supercommittee Members' Tax Plan Gives Party An Identity Crisis
Growing Republican support for raising taxes to help reduce the deficit has prompted a GOP identity crisis, sparking a clash within the party over whether to abandon its bedrock anti-tax doctrine.
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CHRISTIAN TODAY: Vatican Objects To Pope Kissing Imam Advert
An advert showing Pope Benedict XVI kissing an Egyptian imam has been pulled after strong protest from the Vatican. The digitally manipulated image shows the Pope kissing Mohammed Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand sheikh of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo.
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