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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Newsdome: Oops, Rick Perry did it again

>> At the ninth GOP debate, Rick Perry could not recall the third agency he'd like to reform, stammering over it for nearly a minute until saying, "Oops." Well, there goes Perry's presidential campaign. It takes a lot to be too stupid for the Republican nominee, but somehow Perry did it. (YouTube)

>> Lucas Papademos is officially the new Prime Minister of Greece, taking over from George Papandreou after he revoked the bailout referendum. The 64-year-old former vice-president of the European Central Bank now has to get the debt-ridden country out of the red. Good luck, Lucas, you're gonna need it. (BBC News)

>> Alabama's Jefferson County, home of "economic powerhouse" (cough) city of Birmingham, declared bankruptcy in a last-ditch attempt to restructure its $3.14 billion debt. It's the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. And true with everything in life: at least we're not Alabama. (Reuters)

>> While Occupy Wall Street acts as a leaderless group, the finance committee, which oversees over $450,000 in donations, has many leaders with code names like Bre the Knife, Pete the Heat and Bobby Bailout. Bobby Bailout was my codename! (NY Mag)

>> And finally: Thousands of Penn State University students rioted around campus last night protesting the firing of football coach Joe Paterno, even overturning a TV news van. Paterno was sacked after covering up charges that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused at least eight young boys. Screw Occupy Wall Street, there's more important things to protest, like FOOTBALL! (Reuters)

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