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10:40 AM ET, October 19, 2012

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CNN:
Comedic relief: Obama, Romney bring on the jokes at annual dinner  —  New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were within arm's length for the second time this week, as they shared the stage at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner Thursday and delivered feisty quips at each other's expense.
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NBC Politics:
Campaigns take a break for a night of laughs
Discussion: The Other McCain and First Read
CNN:
Republicans point to early vote gains in Ohio
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Gallup vs. the World  —  Our regularly scheduled forecast update for Wednesday slipped through the cracks.  The FiveThirtyEight forecast was not much changed based on Wednesday's polls, however, with Barack Obama's chances of winning the Electoral College increasing incrementally to 65.7 percent from 64.8 percent.
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First Read:
Polls: Obama holds his lead in Iowa, Wisconsin  —  With fewer than three weeks until Election Day, new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls show President Barack Obama maintaining his lead over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin.
Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
Romney Runs Up Lead in Gallup Poll
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.S. description of Benghazi attacks, at first cautious, changed after 3 days  —  Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 |  WASHINGTON — In the first 48 hours after the deadly Sept. 11 attacks …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
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Kimberly Dozier / Mercury News:
CIA found militant links a day after Libya attack  —  WASHINGTON—The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Wall Street Journal:
Early Uncertainty on Libya Account  —  WASHINGTON—The night before Susan Rice went public with the administration's assessment that the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Libya grew out of a spontaneous demonstration against an anti-Muslim video, intelligence analysts were receiving new information …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Parsing Obama on Guantanamo  —  What exactly did President Barack Obama mean when he suggested Thursday that Congress needs to do more to establish a “legal architecture” to govern aspects of the war on terror?  —  “One thing we have got to do is put a legal architecture in place …
Discussion: emptywheel and Lawfare
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama on Benghazi attack: 'When four Americans get killed, it's not optimal'
Andy Sullivan / Reuters:
Obama talks Libya and Biden's swimsuit on “Daily Show”
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S.  —  BENGHAZI, Libya — Just days after President Obama vowed to hunt down and bring to justice those responsible for the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic compound here, Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of those considered a ringleader …
Orlando Sentinel:
Our pick for president: Romney  —  (Rainier Ehrhardt, Getty Images / October 11, 2012)  —  Two days after his lackluster first debate performance, President Barack Obama's re-election hopes got a timely boost.  The government's monthly jobless report for September showed …
Juan Carlos Chavez / MiamiHerald.com:
Fidel Castro suffered a stroke, Venezuelan doctor says  —  A Naples doctor said former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is near ‘a neurovegetative state’ after suffering a stroke.  —  JCCHAVEZ@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM  —  Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and his state …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Snow Job on Jobs  —  Mitt Romney talks a lot about jobs.  But does he have a plan to create any?  —  You can defend President Obama's jobs record — recovery from a severe financial crisis is always difficult, and especially so when the opposition party does its best to block every policy initiative you propose.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Chicago / WGN Radio:
Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion  —  Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth used the final face-to-face meeting of their campaign Thursday night to stress differences over the future of Medicare, a program she said should be a “guarantee” but one he said “would end as we know it” unless reformed.
Mary Katharine Ham / Hot Air:
Video: Let's ask young Obama supporters what they think about Benghazi  —  I can't resist this delicious piece of video from an Obama rally at a Ohio university from our friends at Revealing Politics.  The way Kelly Maher tells it, this endeavor started innocently as a project to determine whether rank …
Borys Krawczeniuk / The Times-Tribune:
Casey finds himself in tight race; Pa. in play for president  —  What once seemed inconceivable to Democrats now has shifted into the realm of the possible.  —  U.S. Sen. Bob Casey could lose his re-election bid and a Democratic presidential candidate, President Barack Obama, could lose Pennsylvania for the first time since 1988.
Ken Kolker / WOOD-TV:
Volt no jolt: LG Chem employees idle  —  Factory has yet to ship out a single battery  —  HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Workers at LG Chem, a $300 million lithium-ion battery plant heavily funded by taxpayers, tell Target 8 that they have so little work to do that they spend hours playing cards and board games …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senate Candidate Admits To Owning Stock In Companies That Do Business With Iran  —  Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson (R) acknowledged during a debate on Thursday that he recently sold stock in a company that did business with Iran, only after news reports highlighted his interests in the companies.
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania … A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website.  —  Susquehanna Polling and Research provided …
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
How to Beat Obama on Foreign Policy  —  Does President Barack Obama have the next, and final, debate in the bag?  Politico's Mike Allen said yesterday that the town-hall debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16 represented “Governor Romney's last, best chance, because the next debate is foreign policy, where President Obama is strong.”
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Sarah Parnass / ABCNEWS:
Biden Says GOP Has ‘Bullets ... Aimed at You,’ Confuses Afghanistan and Iran
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Newsweek CEO: Dumping Print ‘Liberates Us’  —  Plans to Charge $24.99 For an Annual Digital-Only Subscription  —  There's been a deathwatch for the print edition of Newsweek ever since IAC CEO Barry Diller hinted in July that print would go away or be scaled back in 2013.
Katherine Mangan / Wired Campus:
Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law  —  Coursera offers free, online courses to people around the world, but if you live in Minnesota, company officials are urging you to log off or head for the border.  —  The state's Office of Higher Education has informed …
 
 
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Maryland leans toward historic embrace of same-sex marriage in vote next month
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Romney Spokesperson Mocks MSNBC For Paying Men More Than Women, Andrea Mitchell Agrees
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Inspector General's Report Contradicts Secret Service on Prostitution Scandal
Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Ann Romney: Mormon missions and U.S. military are ‘different ways of serving’
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Chris Tomlinson / Associated Press:
Judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner suit
Discussion: The Raw Story and The PJ Tatler
Mark Levin / Facebook:
I HAVE NO QUESTION OBAMA USES BINDERS OR THE EQUIVALENT TOO
Ayelet Waldman / Marie Claire:
Is This Really Goodbye?