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3:00 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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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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Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:   ELIZABETH WARREN ADMITS SHE IS NOT LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
James Hohmann / Politico:
President Obama pulls ahead of Mitt Romney  —  President Barack Obama has opened a national lead in a tight race that's been static for much of the year.  —  A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters finds little good news for Mitt Romney but a race that remains competitive.
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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 …
David Morgan / Reuters:
Analysis: For Romney, some troubling signs among older voters  —  (Reuters) - Even before his running mate was booed by a lobbying group for older Americans on Friday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was losing support among such voters, whose backing is crucial to his hopes of winning the November 6 election.
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Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
Ryan: 'We're going to beat him'  —  By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel  —  Talking at length about a Republican campaign that has been feverishly second-guessed, Paul Ryan professed all will be well in the end.  —  “We're going to beat him,” he said of President Barack Obama.
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Swing-State Voters Trust Obama More to Address Medicare
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.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney, On 60 Minutes, Cites Emergency Room As Health Care Option For Uninsured … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitt Romney, Video, Mitt Romney Health Care, Mitt Romney 60 Minutes, Mitt Romney Health Insurance, Mitt Romney Healthcare, Mitt Romney Uninsured, Romney 60 Minutes, Romneycare, Politics News
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Sy Mukherjee / ThinkProgress:   Romney's Advice To The Uninsured: Go To The ER
Rachel Weiner / Election 2012:
Romney: Uninsured have emergency rooms
Discussion: Washington Post and Hullabaloo
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.
Thomas B. Edsall / Campaign Stops:
What's Wrong With Pennsylvania?  —  On June 30, 2011, an enthusiastic Mitt Romney arrived here in the heart of the Lehigh Valley determined to make Pennsylvania a presidential battleground state.  —  Standing before the closed Allentown Metal Works, Romney told reporters …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign to change message  —  Mitt Romney's campaign on Monday said it would debut a new “change in message” that looked not just to criticize President Obama's record, but to paint a contrast for voters of the next four years.  —  “We are talking not only on the president's performance …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Election 2012
Rasmussen Reports:
23% Blame Middle East Protests on Anti-Islamic Video  —  Most voters think the recent protests at U.S. embassies in the Middle East were pre-planned and not a reaction to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube.  They also believe overwhelmingly that terrorists are likely to have been involved in the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya.
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Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Jewish Dems warn Netanyahu to stay out of US presidential election
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
CNN:
Romney campaign pounces on Obama national security comments
Anna Palmer / Politico:
Mitt Romney's transition efforts intensifying  —  Mitt Romney's campaign may be struggling, but his transition operation is moving full steam ahead.  —  The GOP presidential candidate's Washington team is intensifying its efforts, moving into official office space and holding meetings on Capitol Hill.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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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 …
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.
E.J. Schultz / AdAge:
Ad Age Picks the Top 10 Female Ad Icons of All Time  —  From the Morton Salt Umbrella Girl to Progressive's Flo, We Choose the Most Memorable Women of the Last 100 Years … Morton Salt Umbrella Girl  —  This venerable ad icon was originally an afterthought, one of three substitute ideas …
Discussion: Shakesville and Althouse
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
Mitt and the threat of abandonment  —  Romney might face the same indignity — abandonment — as the last Republican to challenge an incumbent, Bob Dole  —  On Sunday's “Meet the Press,” David Brooks and Joe Scarborough took turns criticizing Mitt Romney's messaging and strategy.
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 …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Mediaite
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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)
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
Voting laws may disenfranchise 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens: study  —  (Reuters) - New voting laws in 23 of the 50 states could keep more than 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens from registering and voting, a new study said on Sunday, a number so large it could affect the outcome of the November 6 election.
 
 
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Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Transcript: Mitt Romney Talks to ABC News About Obama Foreign Policy, Campaign Reset
Discussion: Election 2012
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Day Parade: Blasphemy, Dawah and prayers en masse in the street “takbir!” “Allahu akbar”
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and Blazing Cat Fur
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
Never mind all those badgers - we've got to save the Cleggster
Discussion: Spectator, Guardian and The Daily Beast
Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Satanic Video  —  THE alchemy of modern media works with amazing speed.
Jay Cost / New York Post:
Inside the ‘poll-ercoaster’
Discussion: Moe Lane
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Tough new ad shows Sen. Brown going on offense in Mass. Senate race
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Pelosi objects to ‘mute button’ ad
 Earlier Items: 
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Emmys 2012: Julianne Moore Credits Tina Fey and Katie Couric for Sarah Palin Scrutiny
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up 6 in Colorado  —  PPP's newest Colorado poll finds …
Discussion: KDVR.com and weaskamerica.com
Darrel Rowland / The Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio Newspaper Poll: Despite ad blitz, Brown ahead
Discussion: CNN, Hotline On Call and Plain Dealer
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
JFK Tapes: New Insight Into White House Tensions During Cuban Missile Crisis
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
NEWS FLASH  —  TOP ROMNEY ADVISER: 'WE ARE A NATION …