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3:30 PM ET, September 18, 2012

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David Corn / MoJo Articles:
SECRET VIDEO: On Israel, Romney Trashes Two-State Solution  —  At a private fundraiser, the GOP candidate calls Middle East peace “almost unthinkable” and says he would “kick the ball down the field.”  —  At the private fundraiser held May 17 where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney candidly spoke …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Note on Romney's Arrogant and Stupid Remarks  —  So we have in 2012 two presidential candidates who—when they thought they were speaking privately to their fellow 1 percenters—have shown contempt for fellow Americans.  —  Here's Barack Obama, on April 6, 2008, in San Francisco:
David Brooks / New York Times:
Thurston Howell Romney  —  In 1980, about 30 percent of Americans received some form of government benefits.  Today, as Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute has pointed out, about 49 percent do.  —  In 1960, government transfers to individuals totaled $24 billion.
Rush Limbaugh:
A Golden Opportunity for Mitt Romney  —  RUSH: I tell you, I really hope that Mother Jones pulls down that Romney video pretty fast.  Well, what he said about the Palestinians not wanting peace, that's got the media as riled up as anything.  The Palestinians are sacred to some people …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Althouse
Michael Walsh / National Review:
Mitt's Gettysburg Moment  —  Mitt Romney found himself in an unexpected place last night — in the public eye.  He ought to make the most of it.  —  Milk-Carton Mitt's surprise turn upon the stage — did you know he was running for president? — came courtesy of the currently unemployed …
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
WATCH: Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser  —  Mitt Romney wanted the full tape.  Here it is.  —  On Monday and Tuesday Mother Jones published exclusive video that captured Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a May 17 fundraiser, which was held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Romney's Comment  —  There are many problems with it starting with the fact, as has already been pointed out in here, that he jumbled together three different groups (the almost half of the country that's going to support Obama no matter what; the roughly half of households that get government benefits …
Discussion: American Prospect
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
How Jimmy Carter's Grandson Helped Leak the Secret Romney Fund-raiser Video  —  The damning video of Mitt Romney telling a room of wealthy donors how he really feels about the free-loading 47 percent of Americans “who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing …
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Romney “47 Percent” Fundraiser Host: Hedge Fund Manager Who Likes Sex Parties  —  When Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser dismissed all Barack Obama voters as moochers and victims—showing disdain for nearly half of the American electorate—he was speaking at the home of controversial private …
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
The Right Is Wrong to Pin Obama's Edge on Welfare State  —  A lot of conservatives are puzzled that polls show the presidential election is even close, let alone that most show Barack Obama ahead.  So convinced are they that Obama has failed that they think he ought to be out of the running.
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
OMG, you guys, it's all over! … I can see why Democrats are so offended.
Discussion: Guardian
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Romney's theory of the “taker class,” and why it matters
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Real Romney Captured on Tape Turns Out to Be a Sneering Plutocrat
Michael Barbaro / The Caucus:
How the Romney Campaign Scrambled to Respond to Secret Video
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
The Long Strange Leak Of Mitt Romney's 47% Video
Bloomberg:
Today, Mitt Romney Lost the Election
NBC's Michael Isikoff / First Read:
How the Romney video leaked: For Carters, it was personal
Discussion: Election 2012
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mitt: Palestinians Are the 47 Percent
Associated Press:
Egypt's general prosecutor refers 7 expat Copts and US pastor to trial for anti-Islam film  —  Associated Press - Egyptian protesters hurl stones at riot police in downtown Cairo, Egypt, early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, before police cleared the area after days of protests against a film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.
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Fox News:   Protester dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flag
Phil Vinter / Daily Mail:
Pakistani man dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flags at anti-Islam film rally
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Post Poll: Obama up 8 points over Romney in Virginia  —  President Obama continues to hold a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, a new Washington Post poll shows, buoyed by enthusiastic support rivaling what he marshaled in 2008 to snap the Democrats' four-decade losing streak in the state.
Sarah Chayes / Los Angeles Times:
‘Innocence of Muslims’ doesn't meet free-speech test  —  U.S. 1st Amendment rights distinguish between speech that is simply offensive and speech deliberately tailored to put lives and property at immediate risk.  —  A scene from the 14-minute video trailer for the film “Innocence of Muslims …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press  —  Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder's communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt …
Nate Silver / New York Times:
How to Solve the Swing-State Puzzle  —  When I first considered Barack Obama's re-election chances in this magazine, last November, he was about a 50-50 contender against the Republican field.  As I noted then, this was an unusual spot for a sitting president.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and GOP 12
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press:
Randy Newman writes new satirical, political song  —  Associated Press/Matt Sayles, File - FILE - This Feb. 27, 2011 file photo shows composer Randy Newman posing backstage with the Oscar for best original song for “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3” at the ...more
Chris Vanocur / KTVX-TV:
Howell says Hatch too old and may die in office  —  SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Orrin Hatch's Democratic opponent says the 78 year old U.S. Senator is too old to be reelected.  —  In a blunt fundraising letter sent out Sunday, Democrat Scott Howell repeatedly attacks the senator's age.
 
 
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Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
We Are All Welfare Queens Now  —  Thinking some more on Mitt …
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Chicago Tribune:
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Our President's Priorities  —  President Obama never heard …
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Seven US-resident Egyptians charged over ‘Innocence’ movie
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Iain Martin / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
The spectacular implosion of Mitt Romney means a no-choice US election
Muhammad Lila / ABCNEWS:
Afghanistan Suicide Attack: Group Claims Revenge for Anti-Islamic Movie
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Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Why Barack Obama is winning
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
Scalia was ‘furious’ at Roberts vote on healthcare law, says Toobin book