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2:10 PM ET, September 4, 2012


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Sheldon Alberts / The Hill:
Hill Poll: Voters say second term undeserved, country is worse off  —  A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.  —  Fifty-two percent of likely voters …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Democrats Say U.S. Is Better Off Than Four Years Ago  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A day after fumbling a predictable and straightforward question posed by Mitt Romney last week — are Americans better off than they were four years ago — the Obama campaign provided a response on Monday …
Florida Republicans hammer Crist for switch
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Florida GOP goes up against Crist
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Los Angeles Times:
For Democrats, jubilant days of 2008 are distant memory
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Boston Herald:
Indian delegates seek sit-down with Elizabeth Warren  —  Tribal activist:'Shame on her'  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Elizabeth Warren can't escape her Cherokee heritage controversy even at this gathering of loyal Democrats, as a contingent of skeptical American Indian delegates …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Video: Unaccountable - Elizabeth Warren and the Cherokee  —  Wednesday night Elizabeth Warren will introduce Bill Clinton, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention.  —  Warren has claimed internet fame for her famous “no one got rich on his own” speech which was the foundation for Obama's …
David Catanese / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren DNC speech: Charlotte star, Massachusetts underdog
Discussion: Power Line
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
If You Think Obama's First Term Was Bad, Imagine a Second  —  Ben Feller of the Associated Press asked President Barack Obama a good question recently.  If Obama wins re-election, Feller said, Republicans are still likely to have a majority in the House.  “How is that any different from what we have now?
Discussion: Mother Jones and National Review
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
'64 or Bust  —  In a Bloomberg column, Ramesh Ponnuru makes an argument for Mitt Romney's election that you are going to hear a lot more of soon: it's the only way that partisan gridlock in Washington can be broken.  The basic theory is that Republicans will not change from their current …
Tim Mak / Politico:
Paul Ryan: Obama didn't close the plant  —  Rep. Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he wasn't suggesting that President Barack Obama was responsible for the closure of an auto plant in Janesville, Wis., during his convention speech last week.  —  “What they are trying to suggest is that I said Barack Obama …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Paul Ryan: Janesville story was about 'Obama's broken promises'
Discussion: CNN
Paul Krugman:
The Fire Last Time  —  Dean Baker has exactly the right metaphor for journalists asking the really dumb “are you better off” question: … Obama came to office in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s.  The question should be how well he dealt with that crisis …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Democratic platform again seeks Guantanamo closure  —  The 2012 Democratic Party platform released Monday night reaffirms President Barack Obama's unfulfilled pledge to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, but backs away from a 2008 plank suggesting that terror suspects are entitled to a day in court.
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:
Democratic platform focuses on fixing the economy
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Taylor Marsh and Advocate
Daily Mail:
Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena  —  Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party's nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
11 News Anchor Dianne Derby Interviews President Obama  —  11 News Interview President Obama & Romney Sr. Campaign Advisor  —  It's President Obama's second trip to Colorado within a week and I had a chance to ask him a few questions before he took the stage at CU-Boulder.
David Hill / Washington Times:
Bedbugs an increasing concern at DNC hotels  —  Charlotte seeing an uptick in pest reports  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — You think incumbent politicians are hard to get rid of?  Try bedbugs.  —  The blood-sucking insects have made a resurgence in recent years, including reports of them at nine …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Moe Lane
John Fund / National Review:
The Crack Hotels of the DNC … I can't speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC.  National Review was assigned to two Knights Inn properties.
Daniel J. Mitchell /
Johnny Depp Flees France Over Tax Hikes  —  I'm a bad person.  I know it's not nice to take joy in the misery of others, but I can't help but smile when I see a story about bad news in France.  —  In my defense, this is not because of hostility to French people, who have always been friendly to me.
Discussion: Riehl World News
Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Pro-Obama Super PAC Announces Best Fundraising Month  —  The top outside-money group supporting President Obama raised $10 million in August, logging its best fundraising month yet.  —  The super PAC known as Priorities USA Action confirmed the total to ABC this morning.
Nicholas Confessore / The Caucus:
Priorities USA Action Reports Record Monthly Donations
Discussion: Ballot Box
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Virgil Goode makes presidential ballot in Virginia  —  Former congressman Virgil Goode Jr. has qualified for the presidential ballot in Virginia, the State Board of Elections ruled Tuesday morning, adding a potential obstacle to Republican Mitt Romney's hopes of winning the pivotal state.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Election 2012
Andrew Cain / Richmond Times-Dispatch:   Va. GOP challenges ballot petitions of Goode, Libertarian
Business Week:
Exclusive: How Karl Rove's Super PAC Plays the Senate  —  On Thursday, Aug. 30, the final day of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove gave a breakfast briefing to a group of about 70 of the Republican Party's most influential donors.  As Bloomberg Businessweek reported …
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senate Candidate Supports Life Sentences For Rape Victims Who Obtain Abortions  —  Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND), the candidate for Senate from North Dakota, once voted for a bill that would have made any woman who obtained an abortion guilty of a homicide crime — even if it were in the case of rape or incest.
Mike Zapler / Politico:
Debt to hit $16 trillion as DNC kicks off  —  Bad timing for Democrats: The gross national debt is set to hit $16 trillion Tuesday as the party's convention gets underway, and Republicans are pouncing.  —  “This is a grim landmark for the United States,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) …
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Paul Campos / Salon:
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Zach Gorelick / The Daily Caller:
Sex, drugs and ‘Occupy’: Nighttime in Charlotte
Discussion: FishbowlDC and The Jawa Report
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Nelson leads by 7 in Florida Senate race
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Looking Back Four Years, Voters Have Short Memories
Discussion: The Caucus and Daily Kos
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
Africa's Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy
Discussion: MOTHERBOARD, World and Prairie Weather
Marc Ambinder / GQ:
Exclusive: GQ Reveals Paul Ryan's Secret Service Code Name!
Discussion: The Hill