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September 2012

@abulsme Updates from 2012-09-09 (UTC)

  • Reading – Mow Yard. Drop Off Kids. Take a Drive on Mars. (Brooks Barnes) #
  • Reading – Amazon Decides To Let Users Opt-Out of Ads on the New Kindle Fires After All (Eric Limer) #
  • Reading – Could foreign policy actually affect the 2012 presidential election? (Daniel W. Drezner) #
  • Reading – Curiosity snaps a self-portrait from the surface of Mars (Chris Welch) #
  • Reading – Twitter’s Mac client is probably over (Marco Arment) #
  • Reading – Obama is Apparently a Tougher Negotiator Than You Think (Kevin Drum) #
  • Reading – Is It a Bounce? (Josh Marshall) #
  • RT @ppppolls: We started 5 state polls- some public, some private- and a national poll last night. What they’re looking like: 2008 #
  • RT @LarrySabato: Now Gallup, Ipsos/Reuters, Rasmussen have shown small Obama convo bounce. It’s “real”–except bounces usually fade. #
  • RT @LarrySabato: Romney got no bounce–just like Kerry in ’04. Dems have been hoping ’12 is like ’04 in reverse (Obama=Bush). #
  • RT @fivethirtyeight: It looks to me like O has been running ~7-9 points ahead of R since the Clinton speech to have gained ground so quickly #
  • RT @BenjySarlin: So Romney now running against Ryan’s own Medicare cuts, own debt ceiling deal — why did he pick him again? #
  • MT @mattyglesias: All our probs solved RT @brianbeutler: Compromise emblazon “In God We Trust, I Swear!” on a trillion dollar platinum coin. #
  • RT @BenjySarlin: Seeing a lot of similar sentiment, but can’t shake feeling this month is going to be extraordinarily ugly for the campaign #
  • RT @BenjySarlin: Not hard to see Paul Ryan in 3 years running on how Romney wouldn’t let GOP truly campaign on his ideas #
  • MT @7im: Romney could have chosen a gov & run against dc dysfunction instead he tapped paul ryan and is now running against his running mate #
  • RT @fivethirtyeight: 90% of the time, people overinterpret the movement in polls but I think the opposite is happening now. #
  • RT @fivethirtyeight: Sometimes the election is won or lost at the conventions and this looks like it could be one of those years. #
  • Reading – Sept. 8: Conventions May Put Obama in Front-Runner’s Position (Nate Silver) #
  • Reading – State of the race: Advantage, Obama (Jim VanDehei & Mike Allen) #
  • RT @wyethwire: 4 years ago this week, Lehman Brothers collapsed, kicking off the Great Recession #uppers #
  • RT @BenjySarlin: This Romney Meet the Press interview is all over the place. Sound like campaign is still rebooting. #
  • MT @samsteinhp: “if the Rep Party cannot win in this environment it has to get out of politics and find another line of work” — George Will #
  • RT @ppppolls: Plan is to have Ohio results between 9 and 10 tonight- looks like Obama leads there by more than 2008 margin of victory #
  • Reading – An 8-Point Convention Bounce for Obama? (Robert Wright) #
  • Reading – The Algorithmic Copyright Cops: Streaming Video’s Robotic Overlords (Geeta Dayal) #
  • Reading – Mitt Romney Unveils Yet Another Secret Plan (Kevin Drum) #
  • Reading – Copyright’s Robot Wars Heat Up as Algorithms Block Live-Streams (Kurt Opsahl & Parker Higgens) #
  • Reading – The GOP convention negative bounce: a final look (Sam Wang) #
  • Finished recording this week’s CC with Ivan a few minutes ago. Will try to get it out sooner than Friday, but Alex just woke up, so… #
  • MT @FHQ: .@DrewLinzer Hoping for race to tighten if only see how robust these models are. As is not different from avgs #
  • MT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Obama camp: “The president believes as much that god should be taken off a coin as he does that aliens will attack FL.” #
  • MT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Gallup also had Carter up by 8 in late October… RT @DRUDGE_REPORT GALLUP HAD CARTER UP 4 PTS OVER REAGAN IN SEPT 1980… #
  • Reading – Saving YouTube From the Choking Web of Rights (Lauren Weinstein) #
  • RT @ppppolls: My question for #tcot Do you think Soros is funding the Rasmussen and Gallup bounces or just the PPP one? #
  • Reading – The Bounce Has Arrived (Nate Cohn) #
  • MT @Taniel: Politico reports GOP internals have O up high singledigits in Ohio. Confirms @DavidShuster report that O internals had him up 9% #
  • Reading – Obama Asks 7-Year-Old for his Birth Certificate (Connor Simpson) #
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: This is amazing. Pizza shop owner gives president a big hug. #
  • RT @elisefoley: What on earth are Biden ( and Obama ( doing today? #
  • Watching – This Will Make You Cry of the Day (Cheezburger) #
  • EC Update for Sun Sep 9 done. No polls added. No changes. #
  • Reading – Will Defecting From the GOP Help Ron Paul’s Supporters Take It Over? (Robin Koerner) #
  • MT @jbplainblog: RT @taniel: Election has begun: Already 2 voters have returned absentee ballots in North Carolina! #
  • Reading – 2012 Early Voting Statistics (Michael McDonald) #
  • Reading – Obama’s Biggest Lead Over Romney Since March (Simon Jackman) #
  • Reading – The Bounce Matters (Nate Cohn) #