@jonkarl - Moderator-cam. @martharaddatz checks out the debate stage. pic.twitter.com/8diNdZsS
Barack Obama Wants a Second Go at Romney - In an interview with Diane Sawyer, the president admitted he had a "bad night" last week and said he can't wait for next Tuesday.
He's determined to win. Will he win, Sawyer asked? "Yes," said Obama.
Choice quotes -
On Romney and abortion - "Four weeks before an election, he is trying to cloud the question" on abortion rights, Obama said, "because he understands that most women think they can make their own health care decisions."
On recovering from last week - "This was one event. We've got four weeks to go. Nobody is going to be fighting harder than I am," Obama told Sawyer, aiming to reassure his base. "What they need is to make sure they tune in on Tuesday next week."
The full write-up of Sawyer's interview with Obama from Devin Dwyer - http://abcn.ws/Rg5tj7
Earlier in the Day Obama Said He Was 'Too Polite' Last Week - http://abcn.ws/ReHkcH
Benghazi Hearing - Security Officer on State Department Blocking Requests: "For Me the Taliban Is Inside the Building" - http://abcn.ws/Rgiar6 Tapper asks Carney if the President Shot First and Aimed Later - http://abcn.ws/SQuOCe More on the Benghazi Security Debacle - http://abcn.ws/SRbYoc
Vice Presidential Debate: 5 Most Infamous Veeps - Dick Cheney isn't the only VP who shot a guy - We're looking at you, Aaron Burr - http://abcn.ws/UQRTQP (Jilian Fama)
Apparently "Sassy" Big Bird Costumes are Hot This Year. - http://abcn.ws/ThlDVG
"Mitt Romney is holding a rally at Rob Portman's haunted hotel on Saturday yhoo.it/O3sh5c " - Tweet From Yahoo!s Chris Moody (who has owned the haunted hotel beat).
Ryan Says He and Romney are Unified on Abortion - http://abcn.ws/Rg9VhS
Romney Drops SEAL Story After Mother Complains- Mitt Romney's campaign said today he will stop citing his meeting with a former Navy Seal killed in last month's terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya after the victim's mother protested his use of her son's death. http://abcn.ws/RPFqyv (Michael Falcone and Emily Friedman)
Court Blocks S.C. Voter ID Law for 2012, But Clears It For the Future-A federal court in Washington today blocked South Carolina's Voter ID law from going into effect for the 2012 elections, but said it could go into effect for future elections. http://abcn.ws/URKtNs (Ariane de Vogue)
Romney Says Ohio Ads Could Give Him High Blood Pressure-Mitt Romney said the barrage of political advertisements on television in Ohio would give him high blood pressure if he had to watch them every day. http://abcn.ws/RPJr60 (Emily Friedman)
Florida Gov. Scott Accidentally Cites Phone-Sex Hotline in Meeting-An honest mistake led to a racy recording after Florida Gov. Rick Scott misread the toll-free number for his state's Health Department during a cabinet meeting Tuesday, rattling off the digits for a phone-sex hotline instead. http://abcn.ws/URBKL6 (Amy Bingham)
Obama Camp Claims Romney Hides Abortion Stance-The Obama campaign today accused Mitt Romney of "trying to hide his real position" on abortion in an effort to woo women voters in the closing weeks of the campaign. http://abcn.ws/URmwG2 (Devin Dwyer)
The Grieving Widow Behind Romney's Personal Story-Jane Horton began crying on the other end of the phone when she learned that Mitt Romney had been using the story of her husband, Chris Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan, as a part of his stump speech. http://abcn.ws/PWEi8D (Emily Friedman)