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8:35 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 …
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
Full 2007 Video of Obama Emerges of Then-Senator Obama Claiming Federal Discrimination Against New Orleans  —  On the eve of the first presidential debate, the conservative website The Daily Caller Tuesday circulated previously unreported clips of a five-year-old speech in which then-Senator …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
In New ‘Bombshell’ Video, Obama Criticizes Federal Response To Hurricane Katrina
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Paul Ryan: 30 Percent ‘Want Their Welfare State,’ 70 Percent ‘Want The American Dream’ (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Paul Ryan, Video, 30 Percent, We Are The 47 Percent, We Are The 47 Percent, We Are The 47 Percent, Mitt Romney 2012 …
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.
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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Joe Biden / CNN:
Air Force Two aborts landing twice in one day
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters
Joe Biden / CNN:
Romney camp seizes on ‘stunning admission’ by Biden
Discussion: Politico and The PJ Tatler
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Biden: Middle class ‘has been buried the last four years’
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.
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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
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
How To Easily Prevent The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ From Hurting Middle Class Families
Discussion: Firedoglake
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary to Issa: You should reserve judgment about Benghazi until ... November; Update: Feds received “about a dozen” intel reports pointing to terrorism within hours of attack  —  Via Powerline, I think this is her version of a compromise.  Deep down, she'd prefer that he held off until November 2016.
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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
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
White House Has No Comment on House GOPers' Assertions that Libyan Mission Requested Security Prior to 9/11/12 Attack
Obama for America:
Because they kinda do. … ABOUT  —  This is the Obama 2012 campaign's official home on Tumblr.  Have a story, photo, or video you'd like to share here?  Go ahead and submit it today.
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Domenico Montanaro / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Obama holds lead in Ohio; statistical tie in Va., Fla.  —  Slideshow: On the campaign trail  —  In the final push in the 2012 presidential election, candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama make their last appeals to voters.  —  Launch slideshow
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Roanoke College:
Roanoke College Poll: Obama opens significant lead over Romney; Kaine outpolls Allen in Senate race
Discussion: The Argo Journal
Dave Levinthal / Politico:
Crossroads groups swamp airwaves  —  The Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC and Crossroads GPS non-profit group spent more than $20 million in late September on TV and radio ads attacking President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.  —  The Crossroads ad buys are part …
Discussion: CNN
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Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Super PAC Barrage Coming To House Races Across The Country
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Wire
Shaun Waterman / Washington Times:
New software uses smartphone camera for spying  —  Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed malicious software that can remotely seize control of the camera on an infected smartphone and employ it to spy on the phone's user.  —  The malware, dubbed “PlaceRaider …
David Crary / Associated Press:
Record number of gays seeking seats in Congress  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats.  Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a record number of gays vying to win seats in the next Congress …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Politico
Fars News Agency:
Iran's President Mocks Netanyahu's Bomb Diagram  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bomb diagram, saying that it was an insult to participants at the UN session.  —  “He had drawn an infantile diagram which was more an insult …
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.
Talking Points Memo:
Advisers Say Romney Will Show Empathy In Debate  —  The Romney campaign believes their candidate needs to show empathy with Americans' economic troubles in the first presidential debate Wednesday, advisers to Mitt Romney told National Review.  In debate prep, Romney has practiced coming across …
Discussion: Hot Air, Daily Kos and The Impolitic
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Wary of Israel, Iran Is Said to Err in Strikes
Jerry Seinfeld / New York Times:
Jerry Seinfeld (Really!) Riffs About ... Something
Larry Celona / New York Post:
Diallo cop gets his gun back, 13 years after slay
Discussion: New York Times and Gothamist
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Why News Coverage of the Debate May Matter More than the Debate
Wall Street Journal:
Poll Shows Slim Obama Lead
Discussion: The Fix
Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Presidential debate: Protests planned for Denver
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
 

 
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