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12:30 AM ET, September 12, 2012


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Tamim Elyan / Reuters:
Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls  —  (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad.
Byron Tau / Politico:
White House disavows Cairo apology  —  The White House is disavowing a statement from its own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.  —  “The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government …
U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement  —  The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.  Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 …
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
The Movie So Offensive That Egyptians Just Stormed the U.S. Embassy Over It  —  Terry Jones, the Florida Koran-burner, is helping to promote a movie vilifying Egypt's Muslims, and the Egyptian media got ahold of some clips.  —  Right now, protesters in Cairo are gathered at the U.S. embassy compound …
American dies in Libya protests  —  Rallies were also held outside the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo  —  A US official has been killed and others wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, security officials say.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Washington Post:
Protesters attack U.S. Embassy in Cairo, consulate in Libya
UPDATED: Mob sets fire to US consulate in Benghazi: witness
Discussion: Reuters and The Other McCain
Egyptians protest at US embassy over ‘insulting’ film
Discussion: Hit & Run
Nina Shea / National Review:
U.S. Embassy Favors Religious Feelings over Free Speech, Attacked Anyway
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama calls Netanyahu  —  After a day of back and forth accusations between aides over a supposed snub, President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday.  —  “The two leaders discussed the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, and our close cooperation on Iran and other security issues.
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Netanyahu To Obama: ‘Wait For What?  Wait Until When?’  —  WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making it clear that Israel will not wait to take out Iranian nuclear facilities.  —  In heated comments toward the United States, the Israeli prime minister …
New York Times:
Israeli Leader Sharpens Call on U.S. to Set Limits on Iran
Vanity Fair:
MSNBC's Hot Ticket  —  By Douglas Brinkley Photograph by Mark Seliger  —  Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, photographed at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in New York City.  —  Five years ago this month, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski began co-hosting MSNBC's savvy, caffeinated Morning Joe …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Scarborough: ‘I have no plans to run in 2016’
Ann Romney Declines Invitation To Value Voters Summit  —  After program confusion, the campaign confirms she declined the invitation.  Avoiding a risk of turning the popular spouse into a divisive figure.  (Updated.)  —  Image by Evan Vucci / AP  —  ABOARD THE ROMNEY PLANE …
Romney Has Given Two Version Of His 9/11 Experience  —  Romney's description of his 9/11 experience in a speech today differs in one detail from his recollection in his 2002 memoir.  A Romney spokesman did not respond to a BuzzFeed request of clarification of how Romney learned of the attacks.
Jim VandeHei / Reuters:
GOP to Mitt Romney: You're so vague  —  Leading conservatives are offering blunt advice to Mitt Romney: Quit ducking details, start engaging in a real and specific war of ideas with President Barack Obama — or lose.  —  Here's just a sampling of the past 24 hours:
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
How Mitt Romney Is Losing The Debate Expectations Game
Dylan Matthews / Washington Post:
How much do Chicago teachers make?  —  From left, students Labaron Scott, 10, Jalen Reed, 9, and Christian Robinson, 9, show support for Chicago teachers.  (Reuters)  —  Monday, I passed along the Chicago Public Schools' estimate of the mean teacher salary, which is $74,839.
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Bill Clinton's explanation tour begins  —  MIAMI - Professor Bill Clinton's explaining stuff tour began here with a sober dissertation on the 2012 election.  —  Speaking from notes but without a prepared text, Clinton delivered a 41-minute tour through President Barack Obama's track record …
Bill Clinton / CNN:
Clinton calls young people to the polls in support of Obama
Discussion: Politico
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Colorado Secretary of State Gives Up On Voter Purge  —  Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) has decided not to pursue a voter purge he initiated by sending letters asking almost 4,000 voters to prove their citizenship.  After 482 people responded with proof and almost 90 percent …
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Romney's Insensitivity To LGBT People: 'I Didn't Know You Had Families'  —  Boston Spirit magazine has dug a bit deeper into Mitt Romney's past interactions with LGBT people, particularly during his time as governor.  Many of these stories are known: his firing of two state employees ostensibly …
Sam Fellman / Navy Times:
Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets  —  On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans.  Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.
Margot Roosevelt / Reuters:
Southern whites troubled by Romney's wealth, religion  —  (Reuters) - Sheryl Harris, a voluble 52-year-old with a Virginia drawl, voted twice for George W. Bush.  Raised Baptist, she is convinced — despite all evidence to the contrary — that President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is Muslim.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Florida Sheriff Jokes About Using His Political Opponents As Target Practice  —  By some accounts, Sheriff Larry Campbell has the run of Leon County, Florida — population 277,971.  One resident of the area told ThinkProgress that Campbell once got in a bar fight, had his buddies arrest …
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