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11:40 PM ET, October 17, 2012

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn't answer  —  Kerry Ladka stood before President Obama at last night's town hall-style debate and asked the question that would touch off an onstage verbal brawl and, later, an intense national discussion.  Here's how it went:
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Candy Crowley's Debate Moderation Exemplifies Why Americans Do Not Trust Their Media  —  On Monday, I wrote that it would be wrong to prejudge CNN host Candy Crowley before she turned in her performance as a debate moderator.  Just the week prior, ABC reporter Martha Raddatz was preemptively criticized …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:   CNN Explains  —  TMZ says it has obtained an email …
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
CROWLEY'S FALSE FACT CHECK SAVES PRESIDENT, DERAILS DEBATE - UPDATE: CROWLEY BACKTRACKS
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Ryan presses Obama on ‘act of terror’ remark
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nbcnewyork.com:
Suspected Terrorist Arrested for Alleged Plot to Attack Federal Reserve in NYC  —  The plot was a sting operation monitored by the FBI and NYPD  —  This file photo of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows Federal Reserve police patrolling the building at 33 Liberty St.
New York Times:
Man Accused of Plot to Blow Up Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Discussion: FP Passport
FBI:
Joint Terrorism Task Force Arrests Man in Lower Manhattan After He Attempted to Bomb New York Federal Reserve Bank
This Just In:
Man arrested in plot to blow up Federal Reserve bank in New York
Discussion: CNN
Mike Elk / Working In These Times:
In Conference Call, Romney Urged Businesses To Tell Their Employees How to Vote  —  In a June 6, 2012 conference call posted on the anti-union National Federation of Independent Business's website, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney instructed employers to tell their employees how to vote in the upcoming election.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Leaked Audio Captures Romney Asking Employers To Tell Their Employees How To Vote  —  Newly-discovered audio from a conference call in June captures Mitt Romney asking business owners to urge their employees to vote for him.  —  Romney, speaking on a call to the very conservative National Federation …
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
In full-page newspaper ad, 13 Iowa voters apologize for supporting Obama in 2008  —  A full-page Mitt Romney campaign ad in today's Cedar Rapids Gazette takes the form of an open letter from 13 Iowans who say they voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but regret their choice and won't do so again in 2012.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: ‘He Was Opposed To It At The Time’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitt Romney, Video, 2012 Debate, Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter, Obama Women, Politics News, Presidential Debate, Binders Full Of Women, Ledbetter Act, Lilly Ledbetter Act …
New York Times:
Campaigns Raise Focus on Women for Final Weeks
Discussion: Hot Air, ABCNEWS and Business Insider
Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
Obama Mocks Romney in Iowa Over ‘Binders’
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
nbcnewyork.com:
Jeremy Epstein, First Questioner in Debate, Says He's No Longer Undecided  —  The 20-year-old college student asked whether he will be able to get a job when he graduates  —  The Long Island college student who asked President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney the first question …
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:   Debate questioner voting for Obama
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Bloomberg Jumps Into '12 Races With New ‘Super PAC’  —  Seeking to reshape a national political debate he finds frustratingly superficial, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York is plunging into the 2012 campaign in its final weeks, creating his own “super PAC” to direct millions of dollars …
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Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Reaping the Whirlwind  —  On reading the transcript and listening to the audio of last week's Supreme Court argument in the University of Texas affirmative action case, my primary reaction was one of embarrassment — for the court and also for Texas.  —  First the court.
Major Garrett / NationalJournal.com:
The Four Ls and Four States: What's Next in the Obama-Romney Duel  —  From now until the third and final presidential debate, and quite probably even after that, President Obama and Mitt Romney will fight on the ground, over the airwaves, and in social media over the four Ls and four swing states.
Discussion: National Review
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Steven Shepard / NationalJournal.com:
Poll: Race Tied in Wisconsin  —  A new poll released Wednesday shows President Obama and Mitt Romney tied in Wisconsin  —  , erasing the significant lead that Obama had built following the Democratic convention and putting the state's 10 electoral votes firmly in play.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Marquette Law School Poll finds presidential and Senate races tied in Wisconsin
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
At Last Night's Debate: Romney Told 31 Myths In 41 Minutes  —  But at his second encounter with Obama in New York, the GOP presidential candidate — who has run a post-truth campaign from day one — outdid himself and crammed 31 myths in 41 minutes:  —  1) “I want to make sure we keep our Pell grant program growing.
Blue Texan / Crooks and Liars:
Romney Bizarrely Claims Automatic Weapons Are ‘Illegal’ in the US  —  This is truly one of the strangest claims I've ever seen a presidential candidate make during a debate. … This is right up there with Ford's “Eastern Europe” gaffe.  —  What the hell is Romney talking about?
Irin Carmon / Salon:
Wage-gap debate questioner Katherine Fenton “absolutely not” a feminist  —  The 24-year-old teacher who asked about workplace inequality during the debate claims she's still undecided  —  It took roughly 30 seconds after she asked about the wage gap last night for the right …
BuzzFeed:
Google: Obama Won The Debate  —  And everyone's searching for “binders full of women.”  —  View Entire List ›
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
After an Outburst on Twitter, The Times Reinforces Its Social Media Guidelines  —  Updated Below  —  Last week, I wrote about the insulting and profane Twitter messages by Andrew Goldman, a freelance writer at The Times, to the author Jennifer Weiner.  At the end of that post …
Helen Carter / Guardian:
Police Taser blind man mistaking his white stick for a samurai sword  —  The IPPC is investigating an incident in Chorley, where an innocent person was struck by a 50,000-volt stun gun  —  An innocent blind man was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser by police after they mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Gawker and Samizdata.net
Tim Vetscher / ABC15 Arizona:
Maricopa County Elections Department admits error on date of general election on voter ID cards  —  PHOENIX, AZ - The Maricopa County Elections Department mistakenly listed the wrong date of the upcoming general election on an official government document.  —  The error appears on a document containing a voter ID card.
 
 
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Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
$2.5 million in negative ads aims to ‘bury Duckworth’, source says
Ari Berman / thenation.com/blogs/163253:
Another Loss for Voter Suppression: Pre-Election Early Voting Upheld in Ohio
Discussion: Newsy, ACLU and The Huffington Post
Julianne Hing / Colorlines:
Who Are Those “Gangbangers” Obama's So Proud of Deporting?
Discussion: Firedoglake and Mother Jones
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Women in Swing States Have Gender-Specific Priorities
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Matches Record Ratings With Debate Coverage, Rivaling Palin-Biden in 2008
Discussion: Hot Air and The Political Carnival
Byron Tau / Politico:
Biden says he gets ‘four to six hours’ of face time with Obama
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Gallup: Romney's lead among likely voters expands to six points
Discussion: Hot Air
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Total Eclipse  —  Anyone with a sense of history has probably …
Discussion: Grist and Mother Jones
Dick Morris / Fox News:
Romney won the second debate
Discussion: The Daily Beast
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Michelle Obama Broke Agreed Upon Rules, Clapped At Debate