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9:55 AM ET, October 3, 2012

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Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Exclusive: In heated '07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds 'don't care' about New Orleans [VIDEO]  —  In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Is This The Video Drudge Is Teasing?  —  It's from an Obama speech at Hampton University.  It has been online since 2007, and was widely circulated in the conservative blogosphere at the time.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  The YouTube clip above is not complete.
Dan / Riehl World News:
Obama's incredibly weak response to newly released audio  —  From a report by Jake Tapper at ABC.  Given how much time they had to prepare, you'd think Team Obama could craft something akin to a response to the newly reported video.  —  Evidently all they can do is be non-responsive and go on the attack.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Obama campaign: Video touted on Drudge Report a ‘desperate attack’  —  The Obama campaign called a video touted by conservative news aggregator Drudge Report as a potentially explosive development in the election a “transparent attempt to change the subject” from Mitt Romney's comments, made by his “allies.”
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
Full 2007 Video of Obama Emerges of Then-Senator Obama Claiming Federal Discrimination Against New Orleans  —  On the eve of the first presidential debate, the conservative website The Daily Caller Tuesday circulated previously unreported clips of a five-year-old speech in which then-Senator …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
In New ‘Bombshell’ Video, Obama Criticizes Federal Response To Hurricane Katrina  —  All day, the right-wing media have teased an “explosive” new video that exposes the “real” Barack Obama.  The video turned out to be a speech from June 2007 at Hampton University, which was widely reported at the time.
BuzzFeed:
Romney Campaign Denies Involvement In Obama Video  —  Gitcho unsure of whether the speech being touted in conservative media contains anything newsworthy.  —  DENVER, Colo. — As conservative media buzzes about newly resurfaced footage of then-Senator Barack Obama delivering a 2007 speech …
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Exclusive: In heated '07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds 'don't care' about New Orleans [VIDEO] … As the speech continues, Obama makes repeated and all-but-explicit appeals to racial solidarity, referring to “our” people and “our neighborhoods,” as distinct from the white majority.
Discussion: Power Line, theGrio and Instapundit
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Paul Ryan: 30 Percent ‘Want Their Welfare State,’ 70 Percent ‘Want The American Dream’ (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Paul Ryan, Video, 30 Percent, We Are The 47 Percent, We Are The 47 Percent, We Are The 47 Percent, Mitt Romney 2012 …
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Big shifts on role of government  —  Denver (CNN) - Hours before the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, a showdown that will focus on domestic issues, a new national survey indicates that Americans have undergone some major changes …
Discussion: Politico
Mike Allen / Politico:   DEBATE DAY! 34 days to Nov. 6, 90 days to fiscal cliff …
Joe Biden / CNN:
Air Force Two aborts landing twice in one day
Discussion: New York Magazine and Politico
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters
Reuters:
U.S. had early indications Libya attack tied to organized militants  —  (Reuters) - Within hours of last month's attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, President Barack Obama's administration received about a dozen intelligence reports suggesting militants connected to al Qaeda …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary to Issa: You should reserve judgment about Benghazi until ... November; Update: Feds received “about a dozen” intel reports pointing to terrorism within hours of attack  —  Via Powerline, I think this is her version of a compromise.  Deep down, she'd prefer that he held off until November 2016.
Con Coughlin / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Did the White House order a cover-up over the murder of Libya's US Ambassador?
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
White House Has No Comment on House GOPers' Assertions that Libyan Mission Requested Security Prior to 9/11/12 Attack
Domenico Montanaro / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Obama holds lead in Ohio; statistical tie in Va., Fla.  —  Slideshow: On the campaign trail  —  In the final push in the 2012 presidential election, candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama make their last appeals to voters.  —  Launch slideshow
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Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Obama, Romney Tied Among Likely Voters  —  President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square off in their first presidential debate, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.
Catherine Rampell / Economix:
The Math on the Romney-Ryan Tax Plan  —  On Fox News Sunday, Paul Ryan said that he didn't have time to explain the math behind his tax proposal.  Fortunately I have a few minutes to spare, so I thought I'd pitch in.  —  Mr. Ryan and Mitt Romney have proposed a tax plan that would lower everyone's tax rates by 20 percent.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Mitt Romney Floats $17,000 Limit On Tax Deductions
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
How To Easily Prevent The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ From Hurting Middle Class Families
Discussion: Firedoglake
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Wary of Israel, Iran Is Said to Err in Strikes  —  The Iranian military was so apprehensive about the threat of an Israeli airstrike on its nuclear installations in 2007 and 2008 that it mistakenly fired on civilian airliners and, in one instance, on one of its own military aircraft …
Shaun Waterman / Washington Times:
New software uses smartphone camera for spying  —  Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed malicious software that can remotely seize control of the camera on an infected smartphone and employ it to spy on the phone's user.  —  The malware, dubbed “PlaceRaider …
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: This Race Has Just Begun  —  The most recent RealClearPolitics average of the national polls shows President Obama holding a 3.3 point lead over Mitt Romney, 49.1 to 45.1.  Additionally, his net job approval rating is now back to about even, 48.8 approve to 48.5 disapprove.
Discussion: American Thinker
David Crary / Associated Press:
Record number of gays seeking seats in Congress  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats.  Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a record number of gays vying to win seats in the next Congress …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Politico
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Mitt's ‘W’ problem  —  DENVER — It's a matter of when, not if, President Barack Obama turns to Mitt Romney at the first face-off here Wednesday night and repeats some variation of the same line the president and his campaign have used all year: Mitt, electing you would mean a return …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
 
 
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Tom Holbrook / The Numbers:
Debate Expectations
Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
The '07 Obama Video  —  So here's Obama proudly advertising …
Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Super PAC Barrage Coming To House Races Across The Country
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Wire
Jerry Seinfeld / New York Times:
Jerry Seinfeld (Really!) Riffs About ... Something
Larry Celona / New York Post:
Diallo cop gets his gun back, 13 years after slay
Discussion: New York Times and Gothamist
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Why News Coverage of the Debate May Matter More than the Debate
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Poll Shows Slim Obama Lead
Discussion: Washington Wire and The Fix
BuzzFeed:
Shhh: Reporters Can't Talk About The Secret, Fun Mitt Romney
The Atlantic Online:
The Painful Truth About Affirmative Action
Discussion: Althouse
Obama for America:
Because they kinda do.