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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Morning Bits

So they called Mitt Romney liar. “Obama’s top advisers could see that Romney had deconstructed the narrative they’ve been telling since the summer. And they know that much of winning over the voters who will decide a swing state like Ohio depends on whether those men and women feel like they can trust Romney.”

And they called Mitt Romney out of touch. “When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him. But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.”

Obama called out. “Mitt Romney, speaking to a crowd of about 1,200 on a farm here in Van Meter, Iowa, criticized President Obama’s recent focus on Big Bird on the campaign trail. ‘You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird,’ he said. ‘I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs.’”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for new elections. “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for an early election after failing to agree on a budget with his coalition partners, saying the vote should be held “as soon as possible” for the good of the country.”

It is called a ‘bump.’ “Mitt Romney’s two-point lead over President Barack Obama in Gallup’s crucial new survey of likely voters is likely to get worse before (and if) it gets better for Obama. The lead is likely to expand because Gallup averages together the last seven days of poll result — and today’s results include two days of responses before last week’s presidential debate rocketed Romney back into contention.”

Once upon a time he was called robotic. “Recounting stories of people who have touched his life, an emotional Mitt Romney told an Iowa crowd Tuesday afternoon of the time he met one of the two former Navy SEALs killed in last month’s terror attack in Libya.”

He finally called one right. “Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office, though it appears only a fraction of that has made it to the family’s bank accounts, according to an Associated Press analysis. McCaskill’s Republican challenger, Rep. Todd Akin, says the federal payments should be a cause for concern among voters. He’s attempting to portray the Democratic senator’s family as a prime beneficiary of government largesse.”

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