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12:55 AM ET, September 9, 2012


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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.
Erik Wasson / Ballot Box:
Poll: Obama opens up four-point lead on Romney nationally  —  President Obama's post-convention bounce has grown in a new Gallup poll released Saturday.  —  Gallup's daily tracking poll has Obama at 49 percent support among registered voters to GOP candidate Mitt Romney's 45 percent.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and CNN
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sept. 7: Polls Find Hints of Obama Convention Bounce
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Inside story of Obama's struggle to keep Congress from controlling outcome of debt ceiling crisis  —  President Obama summoned the top four congressional leaders to the White House on Saturday morning, July 23, 2011.  The night before, House Speaker John A. Boehner had withdrawn from negotiations …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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’
Discussion: CNN
Obama reelection message hits Florida
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.
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
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 …
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, Politico and Weasel Zippers
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.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Noise vs. Knowledge: America's Longest Presidential Campaign  —  Following American presidential elections intelligently is a tricky thing to do.  No spectacle anywhere in the world gets as much attention as the world's longest and most grueling marathon.  After all, the US president …
Mortimer Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Those Jobless Numbers Are Even Worse Than They Look  —  Still above 8%—and closer to 19% in a truer accounting.  Here's a plan for improvement.  —  Don't be fooled by the headline unemployment number of 8.1% announced on Friday.  The reason the number dropped to 8.1% from 8.3% in July …
Discussion: Power Line
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
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The Huffington Post:
Obama Speech Ratings Down From '08, But Top Romney
Discussion: Applesauce
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Defying Canon and Civil Laws, Church Failed to Stop a Priest
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Romney WILL play in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania