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9:10 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.
Sam Wang / Princeton Election Consortium:
The GOP convention negative bounce: a final look  —  (Greetings Political Wire, Andrew Sullivan, Reddit, Fark, & others.  For what our low-noise approach recommends for your Dem/GOP donation, click here.)  —  Soon, post-DNC state polls will begin to arrive.
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  The night before, House Speaker John A. Boehner had withdrawn from negotiations …
Erik Wasson / Ballot Box:
Romney: GOP leaders, Obama made ‘mistake’ agreeing to sequester
Discussion: CNN
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama jokes Bill Clinton should be named ‘secretary of explaining stuff’
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Maayana Miskin / Arutz Sheva:
Mass Arab Attack on Jewish Village  —  Hundreds of PA Arabs assault Jewish villagers in the Binyamin region, children cry as mob screams ‘slaughter the Jews.’  —  Hundreds of Palestinian Authority Arabs have been assaulting a Jewish village in the Binyamin region since Saturday afternoon, Tatzpit reports.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sept. 8: Conventions May Put Obama in Front-Runner's Position  —  On Friday, we began to see reasonably clear signs that President Obama would receive some kind of bounce in the polls from the Democratic convention.  —  Mr. Obama had another strong day in the polls on Saturday …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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 …
Christina D. Romer / New York Times:
Cutting the Deficit, With Compassion  —  ASIDE from the empty chair that Clint Eastwood debated, the main prop at the Republican convention was a debt clock, highlighting the federal deficit and the growing national debt.  The importance of dealing with the deficit will clearly be a major Republican theme this fall.
On ‘This Week’: GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan  —  Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign event at East Carolina University on Sept. 3, 2012 in Greenville, N.C. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)  —  As the general election season heads …
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.
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Mortimer Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Those Jobless Numbers Are Even Worse Than They Look
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Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
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Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Christian pastor jailed in Iran for 3 years is freed, watchdog group says
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