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11:25 PM ET, September 24, 2012

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Darren Samuelsohn / Reuters:
Veterans retreating from Barack Obama  —  President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they'd prefer a new commander in chief.  —  The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served …
Discussion: Power Line and Weasel Zippers
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama's ‘60 Minutes’ wipeout  —  Once is a bad day, but twice in a row should worry Democrats.  President Obama followed his gaffe-ridden Univision interview with an outing on Sunday on “60 Minutes” that is destined to wind up in a series of Mitt Romney ads.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The GOP Wasted 4 Years on the Wrong Critique of Obama's Foreign Policy  —  The president enjoys a huge lead over Mitt Romney on national-security issues, and conservatives don't even understand why.  —  Reuters  —  Speaking at the RNC, Clint Eastwood turned to invisible Barack Obama …
Mark Felsenthal / Reuters:
Obama offers himself up as ‘eye candy’ on ‘The View’  —  * President aims to connect with women, a key voting block  —  * Obama says problems in economy won't be solved overnight  —  President Barack Obama on Monday sought to woo women voters at a taping of the daytime talk show “The View …
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama: ‘No doubt’ attack on US Consulate in Libya was terrorism  —  NEW YORK - President Obama said Monday “there's no doubt” that the attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya earlier this month “wasn't just a mob action.”  —  In an interview with ABC's “The View,” Obama …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Weasel Zippers
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Ryan says under Obama, Middle East looks like ‘1979 Tehran’
Discussion: CNN and The Other McCain
Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
White House defends position on Israel, Iran
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Israel Matzav
Jared A. Favole / Washington Wire:
On ‘The View,’ Obama Discusses Mideast Unrest
Discussion: Swampland
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Romney Doesn't Understand Why You Can't Roll Down Windows On A Plane … On Monday, Mitt Romney offered a remedy to the problem that caused his wife's airplane to land prematurely last week: Allow passengers to roll down the airplane windows.  —  Ann Romney's plane was grounded Friday after the main cabin filled with smoke.
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Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Mitt Romney pulls in $6 million at Beverly Hills fundraiser  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives in Los Angeles during what is primarily a fundraising swing through California.  (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press / September 22, 2012)
BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Reporter To “F**k Off” And “Have A Good Life”  —  As the State Department's story about what happened in Benghazi crumbles, Clinton's personal spokesperson, Philippe Reines, loses his temper.  “Have a good day.  And by good day I mean F**k Off.”  —  Clinton and Reines in China in 2010.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Elizabeth Warren's law license problem  —  The debate last Thursday night between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren covered ground mostly known to voters.  —  But there was one subject most people watching probably did not know about, Elizabeth Warren's private legal representation …
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Mark Thompson / The League of Ordinary Gentlemen:
No, Elizabeth Warren Did Not Engage in the Unauthorized Practice of Law  —  At Legal In.sur.rec.tion, Professor Jacobson contends that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senate candidate, liberal firebrand, and Harvard law professor, has engaged or appears to have engaged in the unauthorized practice …
Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:   ELIZABETH WARREN ADMITS SHE IS NOT LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street  —  A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City …
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CNN:
Piers Morgan sits down with Iranian President Ahmadinejad
Discussion: Politico
Jay Solomon / Washington Wire:
Ahmadinejad Asks: Where Is Salman Rushdie Now?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
BuzzFeed:
Occupy Wall Street Is Not Meeting With Ahmadinejad
Discussion: Mediaite
Terrence Dopp / Political Capital:
Christie on Romney: If Election Were Tomorrow ‘That Would Be a Problem’  —  Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images  —  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.  —  Republican Mitt Romney has been forced to take a more aggressive tack …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Conservatives Embrace Alternate Polling Reality  —  Dean Chambers, founder of unskewedpolls.com, has reweighted national polling data based on Rasmussen partisan trends.  His results give Romney a wide lead.  —  Via: unskewedpolls.com  —  Republicans have taken their complaints …
BuzzFeed:
Paul Ryan: Cayman Islands “The Place You Hide Your Money”  —  Democrats often hit Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for having an offshore bank account in the Cayman Islands.  In 2010, during a speech to the Chamber of Commerce, his running mate Paul Ryan called the Cayman Islands …
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Orlando Sentinel:
State Rep. Mike Horner ends campaign after being named in racketeering, prostitution case  —  State Rep. Mike Horner of Kissimmee ended his re-election campaign today after being named as a client in a racketeering and prostitution case.  —  Horner, a two-term Republican …
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MiamiHerald.com:
State Rep. Mike Horner resigns after being linked to brothel in Orange County
Discussion: Vodkapundit
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Statistical State of the Presidential Race  —  With fewer than 45 days left in the presidential campaign, it's no longer a cliché to say that every week counts.  And there are a few polling-related themes we'll be watching especially closely this week.
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Todd Akin: Constituents Who Want My Attention Should ‘Write Me A Decent Check’  —  Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) Senate campaign has struggled to rebound after his claim that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape” led to a drop in fundraising and GOP establishment support.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline.  They're Old Wall Posts.  —  Updated.  Some Facebook users were alarmed this morning when it appeared that private messages written in 2009 and earlier were showing up on viewable Timelines as messages “Posted by friends.”
Politico:
GOP analysis: Mitt winning in middle  —  In early August, with our Republican analysis of the POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll, we wrote “... this election will remain close until the final weeks of the campaign.  There will be ups and downs for both campaigns throughout …
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Josh Lehner / Oregon Office of Economic Analysis:
Checking in on Financial Crises Recoveries  —  Seeing that it has been a year since the update to Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff's great work on financial crises, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on how the U.S. is doing relative to these other historical crises.
 
 
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Kenneth T. Walsh / US News:
Gary Johnson Sues To Get Into Presidential Debates
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Nancy Cordes / CBS News:
For Obama, diplomacy gets back seat to campaign
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Mel Frykberg / Christian Science Monitor:
Libya's vow to rein in militias is immediately challenged (+video)
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
South Carolina: Laziness Not An Excuse Under Voter ID Law
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
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Willie Geist to Co-Host Third Hour of ‘Today’
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Romney campaign to change message
 

 
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