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5:50 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
Discussion: Alan Colmes' Liberaland and Gawker
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.
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
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.
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
How To Easily Prevent The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ From Hurting Middle Class Families
Discussion: Firedoglake
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Clinton promises answers on Benghazi attack  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa (R-CA) Tuesday afternoon to pledge the State Department's full cooperation with Congress in getting to the bottom of the Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed Amb.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary to Issa: You should reserve judgment about Benghazi until ... November; Update …
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
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
House: U.S. Embassy in Libya asked for extra security, request denied
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
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’
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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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.
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
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
Discussion: Hot Air, Daily Kos and The Impolitic
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.
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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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.
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 …
 
 
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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
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters
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
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The Atlantic Online:
The Painful Truth About Affirmative Action
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