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10:55 PM ET, September 25, 2012


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Sen. Scott Brown staffers caught on video chanting Indian war whoops, making tomahawk chops  —  Rally video surfaces after campaigns release ads about Warren's heritage  —  Brown staffers caught chanting Indian war whoops  —  Staffers for Sen. Scott Brown chanted Indian “war whoops” …
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
In Massachusetts, Brown Attacks Warren's Character
Discussion: Hot Air, BBC and Daily Kos
Eric Kleefeld / Talking Points Memo:   Warren Ad: Scott Brown ‘Attacking My Family’ On Native American Claims
Boston Herald:
Miner: Elizabeth Warren's biz ‘hypocritical’
What we learned from our interview with Mitt Romney  —  Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - If there's one thing we learned from Mitt Romney during the course of CNN's interview with the GOP nominee in Ohio Tuesday, it's that he plans to aggressively stay on the attack against President Barack Obama in the final six weeks of the campaign.
Discussion: Hot Air
Washington Post:
Post polls: Obama has lead in Ohio, edge in Fla., hampering Romney path to victory
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama ad: Romney ‘47 percent’ remark attacked ‘hard-working people’
Discussion: Politico
Congressman Allen West / Facebook:
The President continues to offer up apologies....When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide...  In his speech today to the United Nations, President Obama stated six times that the attacks across the Islamic world are attributed to a silly video.
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Allen West to U.N.: U.S. ‘Angel of Death’  —  Florida Rep. Allen West ripped President Barack Obama's United Nations speech Tuesday, saying he would have told the U.N. that America would be an “Angel of Death” that wreaks “havoc and destruction” on anyone who attacks the U.S.
New York Times:
Obama's Speech to the United Nations General Assembly — Text
Washington Post:
President Obama's 2012 address to U.N. General Assembly (Full text)
New York Post:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Woman defaces ‘anti-jihad’ ad in Times Square station  —  Cops busted a lone protester — angry with subway ads equating enemies of Israel as “savages” — as she spray-painted over one of the controversial signs today.  —  A Post camera crew captured the bizarre conflict …
New York Post:
Anti-Muslim posters spark subway fears  —  The NYPD ramped up security at 10 subway stations yesterday after the MTA was forced to install a controversial ad campaign branding enemies of Israel “savages,” sources told The Post.  —  The 46- by 30-inch ads — which the MTA unsuccessfully tried to block …
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Demands Return Of Unionized NFL Referees: ‘It Is Time To Get The Real Refs’  —  The Green Bay Packers lost on a controversial last-second play that was ruled incorrectly by scab officials Monday night, leading Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (also from Wisconsin) …
Steve Benen / Associated Press:
Scott Walker discovers the value of union workers
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Madonna strips for Obama, offers profanity-laced endorsement  —  Madonna offered a profanity-laced endorsement of President Obama at her concert Monday night, which involved the singer stripping down to her underwear to reveal the president's name written on her body.
Kia Makarechi / The Huffington Post:
Madonna: Obama Is ‘A Black Muslim In The White House,’ Deserves Votes (VIDEO)
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Conservative Mind  —  When I joined the staff of National Review as a lowly associate in 1984, the magazine, and the conservative movement itself, was a fusion of two different mentalities.  —  On the one side, there were the economic conservatives.  These were people that anybody …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Brooks Misses the Boat
Howard Fineman / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama Floating Like A Butterfly: Countdown Day 43 … Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012 , 2012 Countdown , Barack Obama Floating Like a Butterfly , Obama Cassius Clay , Obama Floats Like a Butterfly , Obama Floats Like a Butterfly Stings Like a Bee , Obama Muhammad Ali , Obama Sting Like a Bee , Politics News
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jim Romenesko:
Yes, I *would* vote for Obama or Romney  —  What happened here?  I asked Round Rock (TX) Leader editor Brad Stutzman.  “Usually we just have a yes or not question and we forgot to plug in the names,” he explained over the phone.  “Romney got the larger number here [in the online poll].”
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Hit & Run
Alex Pareene / Salon:
The website where Mitt Romney's winning in a landslide  —  At UnSkewed Polls, “liberal media bias” is removed from every survey that shows Obama ahead.  Guess who wins?  —  I present, the best new website on the political Internet.  UnSkewed Polls finally removes the …
Tiffany Hsu / Los Angeles Times:
Bacon, pork shortage ‘now unavoidable,’ industry group says  —  LA Times Columnist David Lazarus discusses details of the U.S. bacon shortage  —  Might want to get your fill of ham this year, because “a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable,” according to an industry trade group.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Romney Says Obama Did Not Raise Taxes ‘In His First Four Years’  —  Mitt Romney has argued for months that President Obama raised taxes on middle class Americans and small businesses during his first term.  But during a rally in Ohio on Tuesday, the GOP presidential candidate inadvertently undermined …
Discussion: Election 2012 and Mediaite
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sept. 24: Deep Red Polling Mystery  —  The FiveThirtyEight forecast was essentially unchanged on Monday, with Barack Obama holding a 77.7 percent chance of winning the Electoral College.  —  Mr. Obama received a number of strong-looking state polls on Monday, including some from firms that had him with mixed numbers before.
Maggie Haberman / Reuters:
Obama and Romney's Clinton love-fest  —  NEW YORK — President Barack Obama praised Bill Clinton as a national “treasure” and Mitt Romney joked about his own “bounce” from the former president as the 2012 contestants today made dueling appearances at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Discussion: Marbury
Associated Press:
Romney Says Clinton Can ‘Do a Man a Lot of Good’
Discussion: Politico and
Noel Sheppard /
CNN's Acosta to Romney: ‘If You Somehow Win,’ How Would You 'Assure Blacks You'd Be Their President Also?'  —  CNN's Jim Acosta on Tuesday's Situation Room asked what many will think was a truly offensive question.  —  “If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president …
Discussion: Instapundit and The Gateway Pundit
Victoria McGrane / Washington Wire:
Seven Zingers in Sheila Bair's New Book  —  Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair demonstrates a talent for crafting a withering turn of phrase in her new book as noted earlier in Washington Wire.  Here is a brief list of some of her top zingers.  — Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner …
Discussion: Calculated Risk
Jonathan Liu / The Conference Board:
Consumer Confidence Survey® … The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Increases in September.  Index Improves Nine Points.  —  The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in August, improved in September.  The Index now stands at 70.3 (1985=100), up from 61.3 in August.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
‘Every Person Is Afraid of the Drones’: The Strikes' Effect on Life in Pakistan  —  Interviews with the civilians terrorized daily by American foreign policy  —  Tribesmen sit with Sadaullah Khan, a man from Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, who says he lost both legs and one eye in a 2009 drone strike on his house.
Discussion:, Guardian and The Agonist
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Hunger on the Rise in Spain
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Shakesville and Gawker
Washington Post:
SAT reading scores hit a four-decade low
John Paul Stevens / New York Review of Books:
Should We Have a New Constitutional Convention?
Vladimir Putin / Telegraph:
France set to ban the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from official documents
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Adam C. Smith / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
Herald-Tribune runs seriously ugly and false anti-Obama ad
Discussion: Riptide 2.0 and Mother Jones
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Ralph Nader: Obama's a ‘war criminal’
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Mitt Romney Was Joking About Airplane Windows