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5:35 PM ET, October 26, 2012


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Jennifer Griffin / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say  —  Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later …
Bob Owens / The PJ Tatler:
AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire (Updated)  —  If you don't get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American: … There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.
Eric Kleefeld / Talking Points Memo:
Ronald Reagan Made A ‘First Time’ Voting Joke 32 Years Before Lena Dunham Did  —  Some conservative were outraged Thursday, when the Obama campaign posted a Web ad starring Lena Dunham, creator of the TV show “Girls,” in which she speaks about her “first time” voting, using innuendo to compare it to a girl losing her virginity.
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
OBAMA CAMPAIGN TO GIRLS: HAVE SEX WITH VOTE FOR O  —  This afternoon, the Obama campaign released its latest ad from a celebrity.  This one was from Lena Dunham, 26-year-old creator of HBO's raunchy series Girls.  It's an astoundingly tasteless ad comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity.
Erick Erickson / The Atlantic Wire:
Conservatives Get All Hot and Bothered Over Obama's Suggestive New Ad  —  President Obama teamed up with the most divisive 26-year-old in the world to make a suggestive ad encouraging young people to vote, but it seems to have upset some old conservative men on Twitter.
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Cheap Tricks and One Night Stands
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and Pundit & Pundette
Jason Samenow / Washington Post:
Hurricane Sandy may be unprecedented in East Coast storm history  —  European model simulation for Hurricane Sandy - on its approach to the mid-Atlantic - with a minimum pressure of 934 mb.  ( With computer models locked in on the eventuality of a punishing blow for East Coast …
New York Times:
Forecasters Predict East Coast Landfall for Storm
Bob King / Reuters:
Election in Sandy's shadow
Discussion: CNN and Associated Press
Brian McNoldy / Washington Post:
Hurricane Sandy on collision course with mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Discussion: The Fix and Election 2012
Christopher Collins- / Examiner:
Clinton asked for more security in Benghazi, Obama said no  —  Last night, it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered …
Jason Howerton /
JOE BIDEN TO FATHER OF FORMER NAVY SEAL KILLED IN BENGHAZI: ‘DID YOUR SON ALWAYS HAVE BALLS THE SIZE OF CUE BALLS?’ … The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn't even look him in the eye …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Father of Slain Former SEAL, New Report, Raise Questions About Response to Benghazi Attack*
Discussion: Fox News Insider
Richard Pollock / Washington Examiner:
Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama
Discussion: Betsy's Page and The Right Scoop
Romney Campaign Exaggerates Size Of Nevada Event With Altered Image  —  At best, the official Romney Instagram account posted a really bad panorama.  —  Zeke Miller  —  a half hour ago  —  61 responses
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama 50%-Romney 46% in Ohio  —  (CNN) - With a week and a half to go until Election Day, a new poll indicates the race for arguably the most important battleground state remains very close.  —  According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and GOP 12
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Romney economic speech at company that received stimulus funds
Discussion: Politico and The Maddow Blog
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Dem's amendment would give 29 more electoral votes to popular vote winner  —  The head of the House Democratic campaign arm this week proposed a Constitutional amendment that would give the winner of the popular vote in the presidential race an additional 29 electoral votes.
Rasmussen Reports:
A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen
Molly Waldron / Local News:
Senator Harry Reid hospitalized after crash in Las Vegas  —  Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Senator Harry Reid was hospitalized after a crash on Interstate 15 Friday.  —  The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on I-15 northbound near Sahara, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
2012 U.S. Electorate Looks Like 2008  —  Composition of electorate by race, age, gender essentially the same  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The composition of the electorate for the 2012 presidential election is looking quite similar to what it was in 2008 as well as 2004, according to an analysis …
Sky News:
Berlusconi's Memorable Quotes  —  Some see Silvio Berlusconi as a man with a great sense of humour - others say he has illusions of grandeur.  Here are some of his most memorable quotes from recent years...  :: He once compared himself to Jesus Christ.  “I am the Jesus Christ of politics,” he apparently told supporters in Rome.
Sara Rossi / Reuters:
Italy's Berlusconi sentenced to jail for tax fraud
Discussion: and Taylor Marsh
Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to four years in jail
Josh Hicks / Washington Post:
Obama's ‘Tonight Show’ remark: Planned Parenthood provides mammograms  —  “You've got issues like Planned Parenthood, where that organization provides millions of women cervical-cancer screenings, mammograms, all kinds of basic health care.”  —  President Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show” …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney's Closing Argument  —  At speech today in Ames, Iowa, Romney will make the case for “Big Change,” because “We cannot afford four more years like the last four years.”  —  Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, John Rich (2nd L), Big Kenny (L) and Meatloaf (R) as they sing …
Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
Romney Makes Closing Argument At Firm That Benefited From Stimulus Funds
Discussion: Daily Kos
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2012 (advance estimate)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2012 …
David Barboza / New York Times:
Family of Wen Jiabao Holds a Hidden Fortune in China  —  BEIJING — The mother of China's prime minister was a schoolteacher in northern China.  His father was ordered to tend pigs in one of Mao's political campaigns.  And during childhood, “my family was extremely poor,” the prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said in a speech last year.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama offers to walk dog, wash car to get a deal with Congress  —  President Obama said he'll do whatever it takes to work with Congress to get a bipartisan deficit and debt reduction deal done in a possible second Obama term.  —  “I'll wash John Boehner's car, I'll walk Mitch McConnell's dog …
Discussion: Mediaite and Jammie Wearing Fools
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Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Remote U.S. base at core of secret operations
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
‘Fiscal cliff’ already hampering U.S. economy, report says
Discussion: Wonkblog and Power Line
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
President Obama's 11th-hour strategy shift
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Transcript of 1944 Bretton Woods Conference Found at Treasury
British ExxonMobil oil chief ‘assassinated’ in Brussels street
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Jon Cohen / The Fix:
Post-ABC tracking poll: Romney 49, Obama 48 — the power of campaign contacts
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Obama's fanciful claim that Congress ‘proposed’ the sequester
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Scott Travis / The Huffington Post:
College Tuition Should Vary By Degree, Florida State Task Force Says
David Brooks / New York Times:
What Moderation Means  —  Over the past month, Mitt Romney …
Philip Rucker / Election 2012:
Meat Loaf endorses Romney in Ohio
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Sununu walks back Powell jab