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5:30 AM ET, October 20, 2012

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Salt Lake Tribune:
Too many Mitts  —  Obama has earned another term  —  Nowhere has Mitt Romney's pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah.  The Republican nominee's political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan governorship of a Democratic state …
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Issa's Benghazi document dump exposes several Libyans working with the U.S.  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) compromised the identities of several Libyans working with the U.S. government and placed their lives in danger when he released reams of State Department …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
About that Gallup poll: Is Romney really up by 7?  And will Obama win the election anyway?  —  According to Real Clear Politics, Mitt Romney is, on average, up by one point in the polls.  According to both Nate Silver and InTrade, President Obama has a better-than-60-percent chance of winning the election.
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Judged Winner of Second Debate
Daily Mail:
'My son is not very optimal - he is very dead': Mother of diplomat killed in Benghazi attack slams Obama's comment on raid  —  The mother of an American diplomat killed during a terrorist raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has hit out at Barack Obama for describing the attack as ‘not optimal’ …
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Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
THE NUMBER OF OBAMA SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE 9/11 BENGHAZI ATTACK WILL TERRIFY YOU
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Diagnoses Mitt With “Romnesia”  —  “He's changing up so much, we've got to name this condition that he's going through—I think it's called ‘Romnesia,’” Obama said in Virginia today.  “If you've got Romnesia, here's the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions”  —  From the Obama campaign:
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Jonathan H. Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
When Fact Checkers Have Trouble with Facts
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Mitt suffers from ‘Romnesia’
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Tu Stultus Es / The Onion:
The Onion Endorses John Edwards For President  —  Choosing who should be entrusted to lead our nation's government is not a responsibility that should be taken lightly, and never has that maxim been truer than in this current election cycle.  Our economy is stagnant, our culture is dangerously stratified …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
John Gizzi / Human Events:
LEE IACOCCA ENDORSES ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT  —  RESIZE:  —  After a lifetime of voting for and supporting Democrats — and even declining appointment to the U.S. Senate from a Democratic governor — Lee Iacocca Thursday endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota  —  Honorable mentions go to New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber's online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers' groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal.
Matt Sledge / The Huffington Post:
Scott Brown Supporter From Ad Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘D*****bag,’ Obama A ‘Muslim’ On Facebook … FOLLOW:  —  Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, Elections 2012, Video, Elizabeth Warren Asbestos, Massachusetts Senate Race, Scott Brown Ad, Scott-Brown-Asbestos, Politics News
Brian Bakst / Associated Press:
Lauding Obama, Clinton Cites ‘Impatient’ Americans  —  Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that President Barack Obama is facing a tough re-election race because “impatient” Americans haven't fully recognized an economy on the mend.  —  Campaigning for Obama in Green Bay, Wis. …
Discussion: CNN
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: Close contest for Florida's 29 electoral votes  —  (CNN) - Three days before the final presidential debate, a new survey in the biggest of the battleground states indicates the race for the White House is basically tied.  —  According to a CNN/ORC International poll conducted Wednesday …
Tarini Parti / Politico:
RNC has $83M in bank  —  The Democratic National Committee was unable to keep up with the Republican National Committee's fundraising again in September, despite taking out $10.5 million in loans.  —  The DNC raised $20.3 million in September, including the loans, and only $3.7 million …
Bob Secter / Chicago Tribune:
Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments  —  Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life.
Reuters:
Secular politician killed in southern Tunisia clashes  —  TUNIS - Clashes between Islamists and secular opponents in the southern Tunisian town of Tataouine on Thursday left a secular politician dead, a local official and resident said.  —  The violence broke out during a march organized …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
John Ingold / Denver Post:
Vandals spray-paint swastikas on Obama campaign office in Conifer  —  Vandals struck an Obama campaign office in Conifer overnight, spray-painting swastikas onto the side of the building.  —  Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said a deputy went to the office in Conifer on Friday morning to take a report of vandalism.
Kasie Hunt / Associated Press:
Romney Says Obama Playing ‘Silly Word Games’  —  Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of engaging in “petty attacks and silly word games” just 18 days before the election.  —  Romney on Friday rallied a raucous crowd in Daytona Beach, Fla., saying Obama was running a small campaign.
Discussion: Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Impact of States' Voter Laws Can Be Difficult to Identify  —  Voters in more than two dozen states next month will be asked to provide some form of identification before casting a ballot.  How many Americans who would otherwise vote will be turned away or won't turn up at all remains a hotly contested number.
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
Man Aiding G.O.P. Voter Registration Drive Is Charged  —  A Republican Party effort to register voters in advance of next month's presidential election became the focal point of new controversy Friday when the authorities in Virginia charged a voter registration supervisor …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Former Obama advisor: Our foreign policy is a mess — especially in the Middle East  —  With the last of the three presidential debates taking place in just three days, and with Barack Obama on his heels in polling after the first two, one would expect Obama allies to come out of the woodwork …
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA seeks to expand drone fleet, officials say
 
 
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
CEOs warn Obama, Congress to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney leads by 1 point in Iowa and New Hampshire
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. might be heading back to Mayo Clinic
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Ahead of Election, Obama Stops Releasing ‘Stimulus’ Reports
Catherine Rampell / Economix:
You Don't Work as Hard as You Say You Do  —  Americans tend …
Discussion: Wonkblog
Aaron Blake / The Fix:
Unemployment rate drops in 41 states, including most swing states
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Roger Ailes Signs Up for Another 4 Years at Fox News
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Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Romney Enlists General Behind Iraq Debacle as Key Military Adviser
Wall Street Journal:
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David Brooks / New York Times:
A Sad Green Story
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Ground Game: Advantage Obama?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Volt no jolt: LG Chem employees idle