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1:45 AM ET, October 3, 2012

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Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Exclusive: In heated '07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds 'don't care' about New Orleans [VIDEO]  —  In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Is This The Video Drudge Is Teasing?  —  It's from an Obama speech at Hampton University.  It has been online since 2007, and was widely circulated in the conservative blogosphere at the time.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  The YouTube clip above is not complete.
BuzzFeed:
Romney Campaign Denies Involvement In Obama Video  —  Gitcho unsure of whether the speech being touted in conservative media contains anything newsworthy.  —  DENVER, Colo. — As conservative media buzzes about newly resurfaced footage of then-Senator Barack Obama delivering a 2007 speech …
Discussion: Mediaite and Business Insider
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
In New ‘Bombshell’ Video, Obama Criticizes Federal Response To Hurricane Katrina  —  All day, the right-wing media have teased an “explosive” new video that exposes the “real” Barack Obama.  The video turned out to be a speech from June 2007 at Hampton University, which was widely reported at the time.
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
Joe Biden: Sex symbol?  —  He's No. 2 on the ticket, but No. 1 in their hearts.  —  Women born before the Baby Boom generation seem to have a collective crush on a handsome vice presidential candidate with piercing blue eyes and a wide smile who likes to talk about government benefits for seniors.
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Catherine Rampell / Economix:
The Math on the Romney-Ryan Tax Plan  —  On Fox News Sunday, Paul Ryan said that he didn't have time to explain the math behind his tax proposal.  Fortunately I have a few minutes to spare, so I thought I'd pitch in.  —  Mr. Ryan and Mitt Romney have proposed a tax plan that would lower everyone's tax rates by 20 percent.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Mitt Romney Floats $17,000 Limit On Tax Deductions  —  Under pressure to provide more details about his tax reform proposal, Mitt Romney floated an idea Tuesday to help fill a revenue hole in his plan.  —  “As an option you could say everybody's going to get up to a $17,000 deduction …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
Romney Talks Tax Break Before Debate  —  On the eve of his first debate with President Obama, Mitt Romney indicated that he was considering a uniform deduction for most tax payers - $17,000 was the figure mentioned - as a way to pay for his proposed reform, which includes $5 trillion in across-the-board cuts.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters  —  (CNN) - The latest national survey of likely Latino voters shows President Barack Obama retaining a big lead over rival Mitt Romney in the key voting demographic, matching the level of support he received from Latinos in 2008.
Joe Biden / CNN:
Romney camp seizes on ‘stunning admission’ by Biden
Joe Biden / CNN:
Air Force Two aborts landing twice in one day
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
How To Easily Prevent The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ From Hurting Middle Class Families
Discussion: Firedoglake
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
White House Has No Comment on House GOPers' Assertions that Libyan Mission Requested Security Prior to 9/11/12 Attack  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on an assertion by the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that requests from diplomats …
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Con Coughlin / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Did the White House order a cover-up over the murder of Libya's US Ambassador?
Discussion: protein wisdom
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Bombed Twice in Run-Up to 9/11 Anniversary
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Campaign: ‘Vote Like Your Lady Parts Depend On It’  —  This is posted on an Obama campaign website:  —  “Vote like your lady parts depend on it,” the text in the image says.  Underneath, the text reads: “Because they kinda do.”  —  UPDATE: The image has been removed from the Obama website.
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Obama, Romney Tied Among Likely Voters  —  President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square off in their first presidential debate, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.
Robert Costa / National Review:
Ringside with Romney  —  When Mitt Romney takes the stage on Wednesday at the University of Denver, he will undoubtedly be prepared.  The question is whether he will execute.  Romney advisers expect their candidate to be fluid and precise on the issues.  They don't expect him to make a …
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Talking Points Memo:
Advisers Say Romney Will Show Empathy In Debate
Hans von Spakovsky / The Heritage Foundation:
Voter ID: Court Upholds Pennsylvania Law  —  93-year-old Viviette Applewhite holds up the free voter ID she obtained in Philadelphia.  —  A Pennsylvania trial court upheld the state's new voter ID law today but ordered that voters without ID would still be able to vote in the upcoming election …
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Eric Kleefeld / Talking Points Memo:
Democrat Targets West's Military Career In Brutal TV Ad  —  Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy struck back on Tuesday at Rep. Allen West (R-FL), after West ran an ad about Murphy's arrest in 2003 bar-fight.  In response, Murphy went after a key event for West in 2003 — when his military career was ended.
Wall Street Journal:
Poll Shows Slim Obama Lead  —  As Debates Begin, President Gains With Hispanic Voters, Romney With Men  —  President Barack Obama heads into the first presidential debate with a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News nationwide poll that illustrates each candidate's strengths …
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BuzzFeed:
Shhh: Reporters Can't Talk About The Secret, Fun Mitt Romney  —  Off the record, he's loose as a goose and sort of endearing.  “We can't show a side of him that exists,” complains a member of his press corps.  —  Romney laughs as he hands out beef jerky to the press on his campaign plane.
Wall Street Journal:
Why We Are So Rude Online  —  Online Browsing Lowers Self-Control and Is Linked To Higher Debt, Weight  —  Jennifer Bristol recently lost one of her oldest friends—thanks to a Facebook fight about pit bulls.  —  The trouble started when she posted a newspaper article asserting that pit bulls …
Larry Celona / New York Post:
Diallo cop gets his gun back, 13 years after slay  —  One of the four cops involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed Bronx immigrant Amadou Diallo finally got his NYPD gun back yesterday — more than 13 years after the 41-bullet debacle that rocked the city.
Discussion: New York Times and Gothamist
 
 
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John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Why News Coverage of the Debate May Matter More than the Debate
Dave Levinthal / Politico:
Crossroads groups swamp airwaves
Discussion: CNN
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Netanyahu Appears to Be Shifting Israel's Iran Policy Toward More Sanctions
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Beth Reinhard / NationalJournal.com:
Defying Gravity  —  The numbers say Obama should be losing.
Discussion: American Prospect
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Readers Won't Benefit if Times Bans the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’
Discussion: Guardian, Poynter and Weasel Zippers
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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Eric Cantor Says In Debate ‘Not True’ He Voted For Sequester That He Voted For
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
The Atlantic Online:
The Painful Truth About Affirmative Action
Discussion: Althouse
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
A pollster under oath
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Stop Pagination Now  —  Why websites should not make you click …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
New Polls Raise Chance of Electoral College Tie
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Can Romney turn this contest around?