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6:35 PM ET, September 8, 2012


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Sam Wang / Princeton Election Consortium:
The GOP convention negative bounce: a final look  —  (Greetings, readers of Political Wire, Andrew Sullivan, Reddit, DailyKos, ...)  —  Soon, post-DNC state polls will begin to arrive.  So here is the best glimpse we are going to get of the negative post-GOP-convention bounce.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Joe Walsh To Sandra Fluke: ‘Get A Job’ (VIDEO)  —  Add freshman tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) to the list of Republicans attacking Sandra Fluke after her appearance at the Democratic National Convention.  —  At a campaign stop Saturday in Addison, IL, Walsh, who faces a tough reelection battle …
Mark Steyn / National Review:
A Nation of Sandra Flukes  —  According to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, invited to address the Democratic convention and the nation, America faces a stark choice this November.  “During this campaign, we've heard about two profoundly different futures that could await women in this country …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Romney: ‘I will not take God out of our platform’  —  Mitt Romney weighed in for the first time on the Democratic platform initially removing the word “God,” saying that was something he would never do.  —  Romney began a campaign appearance in Virginia Beach, Va. on Saturday by reciting …
Carolyn Kaster / ABCNEWS:
Joe Biden Challenges Press to ‘Fact Check Me’  —  ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Vice President Joe Biden extended an invitation to the media to check the veracity of his claims on Medicare, telling the press to “fact check me.”  —  “What they're proposing, and this is a fact.
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Defying Canon and Civil Laws, Church Failed to Stop a Priest  —  On the surface, the Rev. Shawn Ratigan was just the kind of dynamic new priest that any Roman Catholic bishop would have been happy to put in a parish.  He rode a motorcycle, organized summer mission trips to Guatemala …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Surprise!  HHS pilot program to send 2 million poor seniors from Medicare into ... “voucher” programs  —  I know that every campaign promise Barack Obama makes has an expiration date ... but this is ridiculous.  The confetti is barely off the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte …
Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:
DARPA's Cheetah Bot Breaks Human, Robot Speed Records  —  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boston Dynamics have unleashed a legged robot that's even faster than Olympic champion Usain Bolt.  —  The Cheetah recently broke its own land speed record of 18 mph …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama jokes Bill Clinton should be named ‘secretary of explaining stuff’  —  President Obama on Saturday hammed it up over former President Clinton's popular convention speech, joking that it overshadowed his own acceptance speech.  —  At a St. Petersburg, Fla. rally, Obama noted that Clinton “made the case as only he can.”
The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Applesauce
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sept. 7: Polls Find Hints of Obama Convention Bounce  —  The three national tracking polls that were published on Friday all moved toward President Obama, probably reflecting momentum from the Democratic convention.  —  In the Gallup national tracking poll, Mr. Obama moved into a three-point lead …
Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
Are Republicans Fooling Themselves?  —  Overall, the Democrats put on an effective show.  With the possible exception of the McGovern convention, this was the most left-leaning Democratic gathering in memory.  Some of that may have been counterproductive, particularly on social issues.
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
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Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Christian pastor jailed in Iran for 3 years is freed, watchdog group says
Obama reelection message hits Florida
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Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Post-Convention Ad Crush to Get Even Heavier