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8:20 PM ET, September 23, 2012

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CNN:
Obama: I bear ‘full responsibility for everything’  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama discussed his frustration with gridlock in Washington, saying his “biggest disappointment” in his nearly four years in office has been the failure to oversee change in the nation's political climate.
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Robert Gibbs / CNN:
Gibbs: Romney has advantage in debates  —  (CNN) - A senior Obama campaign adviser said Mitt Romney has a leg up on President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential debates.  —  “Mitt Romney I think has an advantage, because he's been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year,” Gibbs said Sunday on Fox News.
Amie Parnes / Ballot Box:
RNC chair: ‘Not the best week’ for Romney
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
Mitt Romney Calls U.S.A. a ‘Foreign Country’ in His Tax Returns  —  Maybe Mitt Romney thinks he lives in Switzerland?  —  When the former Massachusetts governor released his official 2011 tax return Friday, he (or whoever actually filled out the form) appeared to have mistakenly referred to the United States as a foreign country.
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Graham: Election about economy, not Romney's tax returns
Discussion: CNN
Daily Mail:
More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes as miserable economy takes its toll  —  Suicide is a bigger killer than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.  —  The number of people dying from suicide has drastically increased, while car accident deaths haven lessened …
Discussion: Babalú Blog
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Kathleen Geier / Washington Monthly:
Suicide is now the leading cause of injury-related death in America, and the economy may be to blame  —  An extremely disturbing new study published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that suicides have replaced car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S …
Mike Allen / Politico:
State Department: CNN ‘indefensible’ on late ambassador Christopher Stevens's diary  —  The State Department - in a harsh, detailed statement - is accusing CNN of an “indefensible” invasion of the privacy of Christopher Stevens, the late U.S. ambassador to Libya, after finding his seven-page journal in the consulate where he was killed.
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Associated Press:
US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Christopher Stevens' diary
Discussion: protein wisdom and Althouse
Henry J. Gomez / Plain Dealer:
President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 5 percentage points in Ohio Newspaper Poll  —  President Barack Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in the race for battleground Ohio, a poll commissioned by The Plain Dealer and the state's other major newspapers shows.
Reuters:
Iran readies domestic Internet system, blocks Google  —  (Reuters) - Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Obama Campaign's Flag Poster No Longer Appears In Store  —  An Obama for America flag print that was released last week no longer appears in the campaign stores.  —  The item, known as “Our Strips: Flag Poster” redesigned the American flag using the Obama for America logo.
Discussion: Power Line
James Glanz / New York Times:
The Cloud Factories: Data Centers Waste Vast Amounts of Energy, Belying Industry Image  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jeff Rothschild's machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately.  They were about to melt.  —  The company had been packing a 40-by-60-foot rental space …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sept. 22: Little Agreement Among Pollsters on ‘Enthusiasm Gap’  —  Saturday brought a light volume of polling data, and the FiveThirtyEight forecast was not much changed.  Barack Obama's chances of winning the Electoral College are 77.5 percent, according to the model, slightly improved from 76.9 percent in Friday's forecast.
Discussion: Booman Tribune, UPI and Prairie Weather
New York Post:
Shalom & welcome to NYC, A'jad!  —  Feel the love, Mahmoud — and taste the gefilte fish.  —  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived last night at the Warwick Hotel in Midtown in advance of his annual hate-spewing address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday — and The Post tried to deliver him a gift fit for a despot.
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
 
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BuzzFeed:
Report: Rick Perry Aides Battled Gay Rumor With Lawsuit Threat
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Sarah Jones / PoliticusUSA:
Ann Romney Cancels Interviews After Stop It Controversy
Jay Root / New York Times:
How Perry Lost His Edge in Bid to Be President
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gawker and Gothamist
Ynetnews:
Silwan woman tries to stab officer ‘over anti-Islam film’
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 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
AMID GOP UNEASE, ROMNEY TURNS EYE TO SWING STATES
Discussion: Riehl World News
Jo Becker / New York Times:
Ralph Reed Hopes to Nudge Mitt Romney to a Victory
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Bill Clinton has ‘no earthly idea’ whether Hillary will run in 2016
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
As NBC News reports, if you count early voting and absentee voting …