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2:10 PM ET, October 16, 2012

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Elise Labott / CNN:
Clinton: ‘I take responsibility’ for security ahead of Benghazi attack  —  Lima, Peru (CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the buck stops with her when it comes to who is to blame for security ahead of a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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mccain.senate.gov:
U.S. Senator John McCain - Arizona  —  Filter by:  —  STATEMENT BY SENATORS McCAIN, GRAHAM AND AYOTTE ON SECRETARY CLINTON'S COMMENTS THIS EVENING ON BENGHAZI ATTACK  —  Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) …
Wall Street Journal:
The Wizard of Obama  —  The president didn't just lose a debate.  He lost an entire image of genius and control.  —  After President Reagan's listless performance in the first presidential debate of 1984 raised speculation that he was too old for the job, the Gipper took command in the second debate.
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
FNC's Wendell Goler just interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …
Quinnipiac University:
Release Detail  —  October 16, 2012 - Romney Closing In On Obama In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Casey-Smith Senate Race Too Close To Call  —  Watch Video: Assistant Director Tim Malloy discusses poll results  —  Clip Information and Download:  —  FLV File - For Website (1920x1080 / 50.8MB)
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Kos / Daily Kos:
Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation poll: Romney's best numbers of the week  —  Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos & SEIU.  10/12-14.  Likely voters.  MoE ±2.5% (10/4-7 results) … Obama 46 (47)  —  Romney 50 (49)  —  At a time when other polls are moving back in the president's direction …
Howard Berkes / NPR:
Poll: Romney Near Landslide In Rural Swing Counties  —  As Mitt Romney and President Obama get ready for their second debate, a new bipartisan survey shows a surge for Romney in a key voter group following their first debate Oct. 3.  —  The random cell phone and landline poll …
New York Magazine:
Bill & Hillary Forever  —  But after Obama sealed the nomination, his attitude toward the Clintons shifted to a sharp differentiation.  His rancor toward Hillary evaporated: Obama needed her support, wanted her on his side, and was willing to work for it.  But Obama saw no benefit in kissing 42's ring, let alone his ass.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Former Aide on Obama: 'Stunning that He's in Politics, Because He Really Doesn't Like People'  —  Neera Tanden, a former aide to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, had this to say about the relationship of the two presidents: … It's a revealing statement from Tanden, who …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Bloomberg:
Electric Car Battery Maker A123 Systems Files Bankruptcy  —  A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), a maker of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, filed for bankruptcy after failing to make a debt payment that was due yesterday.  —  The company listed assets of $459.8 million and debt …
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Mark Salter / Real Clear Politics:
Romney Holds Advantage Tonight, Regardless of Format  —  The first thing to know about a “town-hall-style” presidential debate is that it bears as much resemblance to an actual campaign town-hall event as a marble statue does to its animated subject.  —  Real town halls are usually unscripted …
Discussion: National Review
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Bruce Bartlett / Economix:
Romney's Tax Plan and Economic Growth  —  Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul.  He is the author of “The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform - Why We Need It and What It Will Take.”
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Michael R. Strain / The Atlantic Online:
Romney's Tax Plan Doesn't Add Up—But It Deserves a Second Look
Discussion: The Daily Beast and protein wisdom
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
State Department official: Negotiations to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan starting soon  —  Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday.
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Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:   NATO outlines Afghan postwar plan
CNN:
High court allows early voting in Ohio  —  (CNN) - The United States Supreme Court has given the green light to early voting in Ohio in the three days prior to November's election.  —  The brief, one sentence order from the court Tuesday is a setback for Republican leaders in the state …
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Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
Is the Supreme Court About To Swing Another Presidential Election?
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's ‘new math’ for jobs plan doesn't add up  —  “Let me tell you how I will create 12 million jobs when President Obama couldn't.  First, my energy independence policy means more than 3 million new jobs, many of them in manufacturing.  My tax reform plan to lower rates …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Paul Ryan Can't Lose  —  On a Monday night in late September, Paul Ryan sat on the edge of a couch in his suite at the Cincinnatian Hotel, his left fist clenched so tightly around the neck of his bottle of Miller Lite that I could see the veins bulging in his hands.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Marbury
Bloomberg:
Sorry, U.S. Recoveries Really Aren't Different  —  Five years after the onset of the 2007 subprime financial crisis, U.S. gross domestic product per capita remains below its initial level.  Unemployment, though down from its peak, is still about 8 percent.  Rather than the V- shaped recovery …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Reinhart & Rogoff Explain Everything . . .
Discussion: FT Alphaville
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Fake Celebrity Account Fools Drudge, Crashes Twitter With Endorsement  —  If you were on Twitter last night, you might have noticed that the notorious “fail whale” made its unwelcome appearance for a while: Twitter was over capacity, and now we know why:  —  Drudge Report posted a headline …
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Paul Joseph Watson / Infowars:
New Threats to Riot if Obama Loses Election
H. Ross Perot Sr / Des Moines Register:
H. Ross Perot: We can't afford Obama  —  Our country faces a momentous choice.  The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course.  At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms.  —  That is why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president.
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Democrats Aren't Real Catholics, Says Kansas Senate Candidate  —  A candidate for State Senate in Kansas believes that Catholics, and Christians more broadly, who support Democrats cannot be true believers in Christ.  Republican Steve Fitzgerald, challenging incumbent Catholic Democrat Kelly Kultala …
Warren Cole Smith / worldmag.com:
King's crisis  —  About 2,000 people gathered on Sept. 28 at First Baptist North in Spartanburg, S.C., to hear high-profile Christians speak on defending the faith and applying a Christian worldview to their lives.  Among the speakers: Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell, and—keynote speaker for the evening …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Religion Dispatches
Valerie Strauss / The Answer Sheet:
French president pushing homework ban as part of ed reforms  —  How do you think this would go over in the United States?  French President François Hollande has said he will end homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the country's education system.  —  And the reason he wants to ban homework?
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Oct. 15: Distracted by Polling Noise  —  Monday was an orderly day in the polls.  —  National polls showed a modestly favorable trend for President Obama, allowing him to gain slightly in our forecast.  (Mr. Obama's chances of winning the Electoral College are now 66.0 percent …
 
 
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Could the Media Turn on Obama?
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Wall Street Journal:
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit Resigns
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Election-Year Stakes Overshadow Nuances of Libya Investigation
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Romney adviser plays down Pennsylvania and Michigan polls
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Quick, Hide the BlackBerry, It's Too Uncool
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Koch Industries Warns 45,000 Employees Of ‘Consequences’ If They Don't Vote For Republicans
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Drop the Ball, Get a Timeout
Bob Cusack / Ballot Box:
Professors donate to Obama, opine about election in the news
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Lanny Davis / The Hill:
Advice to President Obama for Tuesday night's debate
Discussion: PJ Media
Associated Press:
Ex-Sen. George McGovern, who lost presidency to Nixon in historic landslide, in hospice care
Felicia Sonmez / Election 2012:
Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’