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10:10 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.
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Obama widens lead over Romney despite jobs data: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, picking up support following the Democratic National Convention, widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sept. 7: Polls Find Hints of Obama Convention Bounce
The Huffington Post:
Obama Speech Ratings Down From '08, But Top Romney
Discussion: Applesauce
Erik Wasson / Ballot Box:
Romney: GOP leaders, Obama made ‘mistake’ agreeing to sequester  —  GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in an interview on NBC's “Meet the Press” airing Sunday criticizes GOP leaders, including his own running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), for agreeing to the August 2011 debt-ceiling deal.
Discussion: CNN
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.”
Discussion: CNN
Obama reelection message hits Florida
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 …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Is This Election Close?  —  For a long time I have been predicting that Mitt Romney would get the Republican nomination, and that he would then win the general election.  I have said that the election will be reasonably close-demographic realities dictate that all national elections …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Double-Minded Republicans
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama tells ‘birther’ joke, asks young boy if he has birth certificate  —  President Obama poked fun at conspiracy theories which question whether he was born in the United States during a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday.  —  The president made a stop at a local sports bar …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify Will Launch A Browser-Based Version  —  If you're wondering why the Spotify desktop software has hardly been updated in a year, it's because the company is preparing to launch a completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming music service, multiple sources confirm.
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
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama: 'You'll Love Me Even More'  —  President Obama, speaking last night in Iowa, told an audience member that she'd “love [him] even more” after hearing the fourth part of his plan:  —  AUDIENCE MEMBER: “We love you, Obama!”  —  THE PRESIDENT: “I love you back.
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Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Official Dispute Delays Opening Of 9/11 Museum
Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Christian pastor jailed in Iran for 3 years is freed, watchdog group says
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Defying Canon and Civil Laws, Church Failed to Stop a Priest
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Romney WILL play in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Post-Convention Ad Crush to Get Even Heavier