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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Morning Bits

Did he lie or shoot first and aim later? “Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Sunday that President Obama needs to set the record straight on what happened in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. . . . ‘The president needs to go on TV and set this right. It can’t be about the election. It has to be about an American ambassador who was killed,’ Rogers said. ‘He needs to be out front and leading on this issue. He shouldn’t wait until after November.’”

Did he have “time for Whoopi Goldberg” but not for world leaders?” Chris Wallace grills Robert Gibbs on Obama’s preference for fluff campaign appearance over doing his day job.

Did he come to praise or to bury him? “Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who moved from criticizing President Barack Obama’s Israel policy to campaigning for Obama after a White House charm offensive, suggested Sunday that he supports Obama primarily because he thinks the president will be reelected.”

Did Bill Clinton, responding to Hillary’s 2016 plans, give us a hint or does he just not talk much with his wife? “I have no earthly idea what she’ll decide to do.”

Did the Fed throw Obama a lifeline or set him him up for a fall? “A bevy of economic reports, including durable goods orders, will grab attention, particularly after the Federal Reserve unveiled its plan on September 13 for a third round of aggressive stimulus to help revive the flagging U.S. economy. While the action ignited a rally in stocks, analysts have worried that it may suggest the U.S. economy is in worse shape than many had feared.”

Did sanctions really “work” or just give Iran more time? “A senior commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved, Iranian state television reported Sunday. The comments by Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Guard’s aerospace division, came amid tension over Iran’s nuclear program and Israel’s suggestion that it might unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities to scuttle what the United States and its allies believe are efforts to build a bomb. Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.”

Did he decide to play golf or do “The View” instead? “‘Meet The Press’ host David Gregory turned his bully pulpit on President Barack Obama this morning, reminding viewers that the president has yet to take him up on a ‘long-standing invitation’ for an interview, two weeks after Mitt Romney sat down with Gregory at campaign headquarters in Boston.”

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