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10:05 PM ET, September 24, 2012

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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.
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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
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 …
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 …
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama: ‘No doubt’ attack on US Consulate in Libya was terrorism  —  NEW YORK - President Obama said Monday “there's no doubt” that the attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya earlier this month “wasn't just a mob action.”  —  In an interview with ABC's “The View,” Obama …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Weasel Zippers
Jared A. Favole / Washington Wire:
On ‘The View,’ Obama Discusses Mideast Unrest
Discussion: Swampland
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Romney Doesn't Understand Why You Can't Roll Down Windows On A Plane … On Monday, Mitt Romney offered a remedy to the problem that caused his wife's airplane to land prematurely last week: Allow passengers to roll down the airplane windows.  —  Ann Romney's plane was grounded Friday after the main cabin filled with smoke.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Macsmind
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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)
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.
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 …
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Mark Thompson / The League of Ordinary Gentlemen:   No, Elizabeth Warren Did Not Engage in the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:   ELIZABETH WARREN ADMITS SHE IS NOT LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
CNN:
Piers Morgan sits down with Iranian President Ahmadinejad  —  In an interview airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Piers Morgan Tonight, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed a wide-range of topics with host Piers Morgan including, the assassination of Ambassador Stevens and anti-American violence …
Discussion: Politico
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street
Jay Solomon / Washington Wire:
Ahmadinejad Asks: Where Is Salman Rushdie Now?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
BuzzFeed:
Occupy Wall Street Is Not Meeting With Ahmadinejad
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Mike Allen / Politico:
Sheldon Adelson: Inside the mind of the mega-donor  —  The Billion-Dollar Buy: About this series  —  Like never before, big dollars are having a big impact on politics and governance.  This series examines how the new wide-open fundraising landscape will affect the 2012 campaigns.
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Anna Palmer / Politico:
Mitt Romney's transition efforts intensifying
Terrence Dopp / Political Capital:
Christie on Romney: If Election Were Tomorrow ‘That Would Be a Problem’
Discussion: Mediaite
Politico:
GOP analysis: Mitt winning in middle  —  In early August, with our Republican analysis of the POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll, we wrote “... this election will remain close until the final weeks of the campaign.  There will be ups and downs for both campaigns throughout …
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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.
Alex Sanz / WPTV Newschannel 5:
Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction, sets out to revive American dream  —  MIAMI, Fla. — One year after the repeal of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) …
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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.”
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.
CBS News:
Campaign 2012: Obama vs. Romney  —  (CBS News) In separate interviews, the president and his challenger answer questions on topics of critical interest to America's voters — including the economy and jobs, healthcare, national security and the federal budget.
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Fox News:
Transcript of Obama on ‘60 Minutes’
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Beast:
President Obama: The Democrats' Ronald Reagan  —  With his first term behind him, Obama is poised to be as significant a president as Reagan—tackling the deficit, spearheading immigration reform, and jolting the GOP back to sanity.  —  As the fall has turned crisper, a second term for Barack Obama has gotten likelier.
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Puncturing Myths about the White Working Class  —  A new survey and report from the Public Religion and Research Institute—entitled “Beyond God and Guns”—is a valuable corrective to so many stereotypes of the white working class.  Particularly noteworthy in this report are the large …
 
 
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
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Chris Moody / Associated Press:
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Al Gore to do ‘dirty weather report’
Discussion: Green, Weasel Zippers and The Raw Story
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Willie Geist to Co-Host Third Hour of ‘Today’
BuzzFeed:
David Axelrod In 2005: Adding Three Trillion To The Deficit In Four Years Is “Madness”
Discussion: Battleground Watch
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign to change message
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
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