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FROM THE BLOGS:

Did Obama blow it on sequestration?
The Obama camp is backpedaling after the president's declaration, in the debates, that sequestration "would not happen" — an effort to avoid the backlash that should occur if the cuts do go in place, according to Hot Air's Ed Morrissey.

What would more backbone with Russia involve?
The American Conservative's Daniel Larison predicts that further antagonistic policies toward Russia would follow under a Romney administration.

What if Romney inherits Obama's killer drone fleet?
The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf argues that Romney's policies will likely mirror Obama's in drone warfare.

America lost in the last presidential debate
The Huffington Post's William Astore says
that the United States will strive to remain the moral authority of the world by expanding its already enormous military-industrial complex.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:


Cantor delivers GOP's closing indictment against Obama's 'imperial presidency'
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released a report titled “The Imperial Presidency” that summed up all the failures of the Obama administration, The Hill's Erik Wasson and Elise Viebeck report.

Google pours millions into lobbying as decision on antitrust case looms

Google has spent record-high amounts on lobbying to dissuade federal regulators from suing the company over antitrust allegations, The Hill's Brendan Sasso reports.

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