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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/24/2012

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Makes sense. “Mitt Romney’s campaign on Tuesday launched a rhetorical broadside against President Obama for his debate-night zinger on the future of the Navy, hoping to use the comment to sink the president’s chances in a pair of key swing states. . . . Republicans believe the comments could become a political liability for the president, particularly in the critical battleground states of Florida and Virginia, which are home to major shipyards.”

Sensing some despair? “That the Obama camp is even talking about losing Ohio is a stunning turn of events.

Nonsense. The White House claims it didn’t know right away it was terrorism. “Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show. The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.”

Makes perfect sense that President Obama’s favorability rating is dropping like a stone. His rhetoric is tasteless and mean-spirited. “President Barack Obama evaluated his debate performance on Tuesday, the morning after his last showdown with Gov. Mitt Romney, and ramped up his ‘Romnesia’ rhetoric, saying Romney’s performance Monday night put him at ‘stage three.’” Considering Ann Romney is a cancer survivor, this is especially grotesque.

If Obama had any sense he’d realize that we may not be at war with Iran, but Iran is at war with us. “In Cyberattack on Saudi Firm, U.S. Sees Iran Firing Back.”

It defies common sense. Why should anyone care about divorce papers peddled by, of all people, Donald Trump? Naturally, Politico is panting in anticipation.

Coming to their senses. Without profits the stock market’s QE3 bubble is deflating. “In just a few days, American corporations have doused months of euphoria for stock investors. Companies from Google Inc. and Caterpillar Inc. to DuPont Co. and United Parcel Service Inc. have disappointed investors with lackluster earnings or forecasts, fueling fears the global economic recovery isn’t as robust as once thought.”

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