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In what could only be defined as a free fall for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, polling firm War Room Logistics released a new poll of Florida Republicans after Perry’s poor debate performance in Orlando last week. In short, he tanked.

Perry dropped from being tied with Romney at 25 percent apiece in a pre-debate poll from the same firm ten days ago to having 9 percent support from the the Florida GOP. Romney moved up slightly and Cain essentially took support from Perry on his way to second place.

In today’s Campaign In 100 Seconds, TPM’s Benjy Sarlin breaks down just how the former governor of Alaska threw it all away.


Progressives are hoping that if Republicans won't listen to President Obama on the Buffett Rule, then maybe they'll listen to President Reagan.

The Center for American Progress unearthed video of Reagan making the case in 1985 for closing tax loopholes on the rich in strikingly similar terms to Obama, even leading an audience to cheers over the idea to tax millionaires at the same rate as bus drivers. Obama is currently promoting a plan to reform the tax code in order to prevent a billionaire like Warren Buffett from paying less than their secretary.

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Two business magnates met in New York on Monday afternoon, as Herman Cain became the latest GOP candidate to press the flesh with Donald Trump.

Speaking to Fox News ahead of the meeting, Trump praised Cain, the former CEO of the Godfather's Pizza chain. "I mean, Herman Cain started with very little and look where he's come and he's doing really well in the polls. I think he's done a really terrific job. I look forward to meeting him," he said. "He just seems like a really nice guy and a good character to me."

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The Occupy Wall Street protests have reached their third week in New York, but new demonstrations are popping up across the country in cities like Los Angeles and Chicago, the AP reports.

Updated 12:52 pm ET, Monday, October 3

Another week, another legal headache for the world's largest social network. Make that at least two legal headaches, to be exact: One regarding the name of Facebook's new crown-jewel feature, "Timeline," and the other more serious allegation about its tracking habits.

Facebook's buzzed-about new profile design, "Timeline," unveiled at the f8 developers conference on September 22, has come under fire from a Chicago company with the same name., which bills itself as "the first web site that enables people like you to collaboratively record, discover and share history," filed a trademark infringement suit against Facebook on Thursday in the Chicago office of the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois, requesting a temporary restraining order to prevent Facebook from rolling out its new feature.

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For a CIA operative, Raymond Davis sure has trouble keeping a low profile.

Earlier this year Davis sparked a diplomatic standoff after shooting two men dead on the streets of Lahore, Pakistan.

Now Davis -- who was freed in March after two months in Pakistani custody only after a deal was reached to pay $2.34 million in 'blood money' to the victims' families -- on Saturday was arrested after a scuffle outside an Einstein Bagels south of Denver, the Associated Press reports.

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