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7:55 PM ET, October 23, 2012


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Doug / RADAR:
Trumped-Up Charges?  Republicans Rejected Man's Claims That Obama Sold Cocaine In College  —  A man claiming to be a close pal to President Obama during college made contact with Republican operatives recently, ready to go public with claims that Obama used and sold cocaine in college, is reporting exclusively.
Steven Ertelt /
Letter Shows Michelle Obama Backing Partial-Birth Abortion
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Romney Says He's Winning — It's a Bluff  —  In recent days, the vibe emanating from Mitt Romney's campaign has grown downright giddy.  Despite a lack of any evident positive momentum over the last week — indeed, in the face of a slight decline from its post-Denver high …
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Reality vs. “Reality”  —  Today may be the most important single day of the campaign.  Obama won the debate.  Everyone this side of Charles Krauthammer agrees that Romney was general and platitudinous and not that engaged.  That makes two out of three.  You might think that would mean momentum.
Discussion: and Hullabaloo
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Oct. 22: Ohio Has 50-50 Chance of Deciding Election  —  The supposition that Ohio is the most important state in presidential elections is not always true.  The decisive state in the 2000 election, of course, was Florida.  (Al Gore also could have won by carrying New Hampshire or Missouri …
Charlie Cook / The Atlantic Online:
Despite a Strong Debate Campaign, Romney's Path to 270 Remains Steep  —  National polls show a tight race, but the campaign has stabilized and the map still favors Obama.  —  Getty Images  —  While not quite a Luddite, I do find myself averse to any more technology than is necessary to get through life and do my job.
Discussion: New York Times
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
Obama line about horses, bayonets fails fact-check  —  In a debate exchange Monday night that set Twitter on fire, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney crossed swords over the kinds of equipment and materials the U.S. military uses for modern warfare.
Fred Barbash / Reuters:
Republicans surprised at Obama comment on spending cuts
Julian E. Barnes / Washington Wire:
Not to Be a Stickler on Bayonets, But ...
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Obama super-PAC debuts new ad targeting Romney's Bain tenure  —  Priorities USA, the super-PAC supporting President Obama, released a new ad Tuesday slamming GOP challenger Mitt Romney over his tenure at private equity giant Bain Capital.  —  The ad features former workers who lost their jobs after Bain took over their company.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Taylor Marsh
BBC poll: Rest of world favours Obama  —  A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  —  An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine
Discussion: Politico and Ballot Box
New York Times:
The Final Debate  —  Mitt Romney has nothing really coherent or substantive to say about domestic policy, but at least he can sound energetic and confident about it.  On foreign policy, the subject of Monday night's final presidential debate, he had little coherent to say and often sounded completely lost.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Nothing Is Foreign to the Liar Willard Romney Anymore: A Report from the Flippy-Floppy Final Debate of 2012
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Romney gaffe: 'Syria is Iran's route to the sea'
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Voter tells Biden he's a ‘good guy’ but bad VP  —  TOLEDO, Ohio — Vice President Joe Biden got an earful from a voter during an unscripted moment at Schmucker's Restaurant here in Ohio.  —  Making an unexpected stop after a campaign rally, Biden stopped in the diner …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:   Ohio Man to Biden: ‘Enjoy’ Your ‘Last Couple of Months’ as Vice President
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The myth of the myth of apologies  —  President Obama is right that fact-checkers routinely declare it to be a “myth” that he has apologized for America.  The fact-checkers are wrong, however.  The variance from reality is so great on this one that you realize how potent is the information bubble …
John Cook / Gawker:
2008 Called.  It Wants to Know What Happened to Barack Obama.  —  One of the many little thrills of being a part of the Obama campaign four years ago was a deep and abiding sense that, finally, a political leader had come along who could live up to our highest aspirations.
Discussion: Guardian, The Caucus and Politico
Barack Obama RIPPED By Bayonet Company — We're Still Relevant, Dammit!  —  RIPPED By Bayonet Co.  —  We're Still Relevant!!!  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  President Barack Obama has offended the bayonet community ... TMZ has learned.  —  TMZ spoke with multiple people in the bayonet industry …
New York Times:
Transcript of the Third Presidential Debate  —  The following is a complete transcript of President Obama and Mitt Romney's remarks from the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., on Oct. 22, 2012.  (Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service).  —  BOB SCHIEFFER: Good evening …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Schieffer: 'I don't think I'll do it again'
Discussion: Mediaite and Poynter
Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
Sharmeka Moffitt, Louisiana Woman, Set On Fire And Confronted With ‘KKK’ Slur In Race-Related Attack (VIDEO) (UPDATED) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Kkk Attack, Louisiana Race Attack, Prayers For Sharmeka Moffitt, Sharmeka Moffitt, Sharmeka Moffitt Attack, Sharmeka Moffitt Fire …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Did the ‘Neocon Puppet Masters’ Get Outflanked by Romney?  —  I'm on the road, with only intermittent access to reader e-mail, so sorry for the delay, but I've gotten a bunch of questions (and assertions!) from Goldbloggers who are wondering if the neocons were somehow outflanked by Romney in last night's foreign policy debate.
Leigh Munsil / Politico:
Bob Woodward: Obama ‘mistaken’ on sequester  —  Bob Woodward says President Barack Obama got some of his facts wrong on sequester at Monday night's debate.  —  Woodward's book, “The Price of Politics,” has been the go-to fact check source for the president's answer, in which he claimed …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama: ‘Michelle and I Will Be Fine No Matter What Happens’ in the Election  —  In his latest fundraising email to supporters, President Barack Obama says, “Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens” in the election.  Instead, Obama's trying to win the contest “for our country and middle-class families.”
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Hot Air
Shaun Chaiyabhat /
Feds to probe possible voter fraud in Florida  —  Residents receiving false letters questioning citizenship, officials say … Officials in Florida have issued a statewide warning about a new trick trying to prevent voters from going to the polls.  —  Voters are getting letters that look …
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Indiana Planned Parenthood Ruling: Federal Appeals Court Says State Can't Cut Funding Over Abortions … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitch Daniels, Planned Parenthood, Health Care, Video, Chicago, Indiana, Indiana Planned Parenthood Ruling, Indiana-Planned-Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Funding …
Discussion: Addicting Info
Kenneth Quinnell /
Florida Leads Race to the Bottom on Unemployment Compensation  —  Americans faced with a tough economy face significant struggles when they lose their jobs.  Since the 1930s, workers who are without jobs through no fault of their own have had the safety net of the unemployment compensation program …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Wall Street Journal:
A Perfectly Plausible President  —  All Mitt needed to do was sound reasonable.  He succeeded.  —  Mitt Romney needed to pass the usual tests for Republican presidential candidates in his debate Monday night with President Obama.  —  There was the Ford test (alternatively known …
Daniel Yergin / Wall Street Journal:
The Real Stimulus: Low-Cost Natural Gas  —  The impact of the U.S. energy revolution is only beginning.  It is already providing a foundation for a domestic renaissance in manufacturing.  —  An unconventional oil and gas revolution is under way in the United States, but its full ramifications are only beginning to be understood.
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David McGrath Schwartz / Las Vegas Sun News:
Reid calls himself a ‘one-man wrecking crew’ aimed at Romney
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Joe Klein's sociopathic defense of drone killings of children | Glenn Greenwald
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Andy Sullivan / Reuters:
Obama debate win unlikely to shift race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: Ballot Box
Susan Davis / USA Today:
GOP has firm grasp on House, but Dems won't fold
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
What If Mitt Romney Inherits Obama's Killer Drone Fleet?
Michael Knox Beran / National Review:
Obama Unnerved — by Ohio?
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Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
MSNBC audience boos 9-year-old girl for saying she thinks Romney should win the election [VIDEO]
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Obama Unlikely to Get Big Debate Bounce, but a Small One Could Matter