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Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Mitt Romney pulls in $6 million at Beverly Hills fundraiser  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives in Los Angeles during what is primarily a fundraising swing through California.  (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press / September 22, 2012)
Mark Felsenthal / Reuters:
Obama offers himself up as ‘eye candy’ on ‘The View’  —  * President aims to connect with women, a key voting block  —  * Obama says problems in economy won't be solved overnight  —  President Barack Obama on Monday sought to woo women voters at a taping of the daytime talk show “The View …
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama's ‘60 Minutes’ wipeout  —  Once is a bad day, but twice in a row should worry Democrats.  President Obama followed his gaffe-ridden Univision interview with an outing on Sunday on “60 Minutes” that is destined to wind up in a series of Mitt Romney ads.
Jared A. Favole / Washington Wire:
On ‘The View,’ Obama Discusses Mideast Unrest
Discussion: Swampland
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama: ‘No doubt’ attack on US Consulate in Libya was terrorism
Discussion: Politico, Weasel Zippers and CNN
Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
White House defends position on Israel, Iran
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Israel Matzav
Nancy Cordes / CBS News:
For Obama, diplomacy gets back seat to campaign
Discussion: Fox News
Darren Samuelsohn / Reuters:
Veterans retreating from Barack Obama  —  President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they'd prefer a new commander in chief.  —  The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served …
Discussion: Power Line and Weasel Zippers
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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The GOP Wasted 4 Years on the Wrong Critique of Obama's Foreign Policy  —  The president enjoys a huge lead over Mitt Romney on national-security issues, and conservatives don't even understand why.  —  Reuters  —  Speaking at the RNC, Clint Eastwood turned to invisible Barack Obama …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Ryan says under Obama, Middle East looks like ‘1979 Tehran’  —  Paul Ryan delivered a blistering speech against President Obama on foreign policy Monday, saying because of the president's policies, the Middle East looks like Tehran during the mob protests on the U.S. embassy in 1979.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street  —  A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City …
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CNN:
Piers Morgan sits down with Iranian President Ahmadinejad
Discussion: Politico
Jay Solomon / Washington Wire:
Ahmadinejad Asks: Where Is Salman Rushdie Now?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
BuzzFeed:   Occupy Wall Street Is Not Meeting With Ahmadinejad
BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Reporter To “F**k Off” And “Have A Good Life”  —  As the State Department's story about what happened in Benghazi crumbles, Clinton's personal spokesperson, Philippe Reines, loses his temper.  “Have a good day.  And by good day I mean F**k Off.”  —  Clinton and Reines in China in 2010.
Terrence Dopp / Political Capital:
Christie on Romney: If Election Were Tomorrow ‘That Would Be a Problem’  —  Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images  —  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.  —  Republican Mitt Romney has been forced to take a more aggressive tack …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Mediaite
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Mark Thompson / The League of Ordinary Gentlemen:
No, Elizabeth Warren Did Not Engage in the Unauthorized Practice of Law  —  At Legal In.sur.rec.tion, Professor Jacobson contends that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senate candidate, liberal firebrand, and Harvard law professor, has engaged or appears to have engaged in the unauthorized practice …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Elizabeth Warren's law license problem  —  The debate last Thursday night between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren covered ground mostly known to voters.  —  But there was one subject most people watching probably did not know about, Elizabeth Warren's private legal representation …
Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:   ELIZABETH WARREN ADMITS SHE IS NOT LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Conservatives Embrace Alternate Polling Reality  —  Dean Chambers, founder of unskewedpolls.com, has reweighted national polling data based on Rasmussen partisan trends.  His results give Romney a wide lead.  —  Via: unskewedpolls.com  —  Republicans have taken their complaints …
Orlando Sentinel:
State Rep. Mike Horner ends campaign after being named in racketeering, prostitution case  —  State Rep. Mike Horner of Kissimmee ended his re-election campaign today after being named as a client in a racketeering and prostitution case.  —  Horner, a two-term Republican …
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MiamiHerald.com:
State Rep. Mike Horner resigns after being linked to brothel in Orange County
Discussion: Vodkapundit
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Statistical State of the Presidential Race  —  With fewer than 45 days left in the presidential campaign, it's no longer a cliché to say that every week counts.  And there are a few polling-related themes we'll be watching especially closely this week.
BuzzFeed:
Paul Ryan: Cayman Islands “The Place You Hide Your Money”  —  Democrats often hit Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for having an offshore bank account in the Cayman Islands.  In 2010, during a speech to the Chamber of Commerce, his running mate Paul Ryan called the Cayman Islands …
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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline.  They're Old Wall Posts.  —  Updated.  Some Facebook users were alarmed this morning when it appeared that private messages written in 2009 and earlier were showing up on viewable Timelines as messages “Posted by friends.”
Alan Jacobs / The American Conservative:
Ancient (and Modern) Ignorance  —  I suppose the thing I most enjoy about religion commentary in the New York Times is the serenity of its ignorance.  All sorts of NYT writers just say stuff about religion, without much caring whether any of it is true.  A lovely recent example is this column …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Opinionator
Josh Lehner / Oregon Office of Economic Analysis:
Checking in on Financial Crises Recoveries  —  Seeing that it has been a year since the update to Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff's great work on financial crises, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on how the U.S. is doing relative to these other historical crises.
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Todd Akin: Constituents Who Want My Attention Should ‘Write Me A Decent Check’  —  Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) Senate campaign has struggled to rebound after his claim that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape” led to a drop in fundraising and GOP establishment support.
Kenneth T. Walsh / US News:
Gary Johnson Sues To Get Into Presidential Debates  —  Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has filed a lawsuit to win a spot in the presidential debates that start in Denver on Oct. 3.  —  It's unlikely that he will succeed, but Johnson argues that the private Commission on Presidential Debates …
Discussion: Newsy and Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Aaron Rupar / The Blotter:
Rep. Mary Franson on homosexuality: ‘I personally do not believe it is normal behavior’ [VIDEO]
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Presidential Relationship Horoscopes
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Axelrod Admits Obama Doesn't Have a Plan to Keep Social Security from Going Bankrupt
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Fox News:
Transcript of Obama on ‘60 Minutes’
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Al Gore to do ‘dirty weather report’
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Willie Geist to Co-Host Third Hour of ‘Today’
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign to change message
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
Mitt and the threat of abandonment
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Beast:
President Obama: The Democrats' Ronald Reagan