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5:05 PM ET, October 3, 2012

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Patterico's Pontifications:
Newly Unearthed Obama Video: “Rich people are all for nonviolence.  Why wouldn't they be?  They've got what they want."  —  In the wake of the Daily Caller's release of President Obama cheering Rev. Wright and invoking the race card in various ways, our friend Morgen Richmond decided …
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Fret Over Obama Tape Resurrection  —  A video lights up the conservative media.  An effective hit, or a distraction for the GOP nominee on his big night?  —  DENVER — Tuesday night's Drudge-led revival of a 2007 Barack Obama speech offered satisfaction to a core of conservatives …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Big shifts on role of government  —  Denver (CNN) - Hours before the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, a showdown that will focus on domestic issues, a new national survey indicates that Americans have undergone some major changes …
CNN:
Conservative media coordinates on release of old Obama video  —  (CNN) - On the eve of the first presidential debate, conservative media outlets seized on footage of a five-year-old, widely covered speech by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, who argued at the time that the federal …
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 …
David Weigel / Slate:
About That New, Secret Obama Tape...  On June 5, 2007, Tucker Carlson told viewers of his MSNBC show — Tucker, which was a really underrated show, actually — that struggling presidential candidate Barack Obama had given a shockingly race-tinged speech.  —  “Barack was talking about a quiet riot today,” said Carlson.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Drudge hype falls flat  —  DENVER, Colo. — One night before the first presidential debate, conservatives Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson hyped footage of a five-year-old speech by then-Sen. Barack Obama, widely covered at the time, in which the presidential candidate suggested …
Little Green Footballs:
Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller Doesn't Even Blink, Just Keeps Hyping Absurd ‘BOMBSHELL’ Video
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Akin's Campaign Stands By Claim Of Abortions On Women Who “Are Not Actually Pregnant”  —  Cites “ample evidence” of doctors deceiving women into thinking they're pregnant.  Another detour in to women's health in the still-competitive Missouri race.  —  Image by Jeff Roberson / AP
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Rasmussen Reports:
Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 51%, Akin (R) 45%
Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
New Todd Akin Videos Reveal His Dystopian Nightmare Vision of America
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Sen. McCaskill raises $5.8M, expands lead
Discussion: Politico, The Fix and Hotline On Call
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
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Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
A Mitt Romney rebound?  —  Maybe there are second chances in presidential campaigns.  —  And Mitt Romney's could just be on the horizon, but any potential comeback will be triggered largely by whether he can turn the first debate tonight in his favor.  —  According to Mike Allen's Playbook …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Romney's 'you didn't build that' attack: An epic FAIL  —  Others have touched on this already, but it really deserves highlighting here, too.  Check this out, from the new NBC/WSJ poll: … Romney built much of his convention around Obama's “you didn't build that” comments, but only 32 percent were impacted negatively by them.
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Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Polls Show Romney's 47 Percent Moment Breaking Through, 'You Didn't Build That' Fizzling
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Sensitive documents left behind at American mission in Libya  —  BENGHAZI, Libya — More than three weeks after attacks in this city killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, sensitive documents remained only loosely secured in the remains of the U.S. mission here on Wednesday …
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Washington Post:
Libyans say few questions being asked about attack
BBC:
Turkey hits targets inside Syria after border deaths  —  Akcakale has been fired on several times over the past few weeks  —  Turkey says it has fired artillery against targets inside Syria after Syrian shells killed five people in a Turkish border town.  —  The Turkish military shelled …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
First Debate Often Helps Challenger in Polls  —  Conventional wisdom holds that the first presidential debate offers an especially good opportunity for the challenging candidate, who for the first time gets to stand on a literal public stage, and a proverbial level playing field, with the incumbent president.
BBC:
Iran police break up protests over currency crisis  —  Many shops in the central bazaar have closed in sympathy with the demonstrators  —  Riot police in Iran have broken up several protests in the capital over sharp falls in the currency, the rial.  —  Traders protested outside the central bank …
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Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times:
Clashes and Protest Over Iran Currency Plunge Hit Tehran
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Complicity in Duplicity?  —  A woman named Rice in a top administration job, ambitious to move up to secretary of state, hitting the Sunday talk shows to aggressively promote a Middle East narrative that's good for the president but destined to crumble under scrutiny.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Russ Buettner / New York Times:
N.Y. City Subpoenas Ken Burns Film on '89 Jogger Rape  —  In a new movie, the documentary filmmaker Ken Burns explores the lives of the men who were convicted, and later exonerated, in the racially charged 1989 Central Park jogger rape case.  —  Now lawyers for New York City want to explore …
Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: President Obama Considered Putting Osama bin Laden on Trial if Taken Alive … In an adaptation from his new book, The Finish—first reported for Vanity Fair—magazine contributing editor Mark Bowden reveals that President Obama intended to put Osama bin Laden on trial …
M.L. Nestel / The Daily:
Restaurant worker goes wide-eyed for Mitt at Denver Chipotle  —  The eyes have it for Marty Arps, right, as he meets Mitt Romney at a Chipotle restaurant in Denver.  —  Call the Secret Service, Mitt Romney just got photo-bombed.  —  A restaurant manager at a Chipotle in Denver …
BuzzFeed:
The Ugliest Campaign In America  —  A plan to keep it civil has backfired badly in Massachusetts.  Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren can't keep their hands clean.  —  LOWELL, Mass. — The poison that runs through this state's Senate race seemed to spill over into the traffic Tuesday night …
Discussion: AEIdeas
Laura Baum / Wesleyan Media Project:
Obama Dominates Advertising in Key States  —  President Holds Advantage in 14 of 15 Top Markets;  —  Only 7.8 Percent of Presidential Ads Positive; FCC electronic disclosure leaves out more than 50% of federal ads  —  (MIDDLETOWN, CT) Oct. 3, 2012 - In the three-week period since …
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Guardian
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Is unlimited growth a thing of the past?  —  Might growth be ending?  This is a heretical question.  Yet an expert on productivity, Robert Gordon of Northwestern university, has raised it in a provocative paper.  In this, he challenges the conventional view of economists that “economic growth ... will continue indefinitely.”
Discussion: AEIdeas
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: This Race Has Just Begun  —  The most recent RealClearPolitics average of the national polls shows President Obama holding a 3.1 point lead over Mitt Romney, 49.1 to 46.0.  Additionally, his net job approval rating is now back to about even, 48.8 approve to 48.5 disapprove.
Callum Borchers / Boston Globe:
Mitt Romney would honor deportation exemptions issued to young illegal immigrants under President Obama's executive action but would not grant new ones  —  Mitt Romney would not revoke temporary deportation exemptions granted to young illegal immigrants under an executive action by President Obama …
Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Dangerous Game of Playing It Safe  —  The Republican needs to tap into voters' sense of urgency.  Simply being Not Obama isn't enough.  —  For his Wednesday-night debate with President Obama, Mitt Romney has been advised to be tough but affable.  He should put his warm and caring side …
Politico:
Romney floats deduction cap  —  Mitt Romney floated the idea of a $17,000 limit on itemized tax deductions Tuesday night — and is likely to get a quick lesson in the risks of providing details about his tax plans.  —  While a $17,000 limit would hit hardest on people in the highest tax brackets …
 
 
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
You're Not in the Debate Minor Leagues Now, Mitt
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Robert O'Harrow Jr / Washington Post:
DHS ‘fusion centers’ portrayed as pools of ineptitude, civil liberties intrusions
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Check the Math: Romney's Tax Plan Doesn't Raise Middle Class Taxes
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NPR:
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