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11:55 AM ET, July 11, 2012

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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you ‘in almost every way’  —  Mitt Romney will tell the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.”  —  “If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy …
Discussion: CNN and The Hinterland Gazette
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Adam Serwer / Mother Jones:
Mitt Romney's Long, Troubled History With the NAACP  —  The GOP presidential candidate is speaking to the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Wednesday.  Here's what you need to know about their relationship.  —  Mitt Romney deserves a bit of credit for his decision to address …
Mj Lee / Politico:
Sarah Palin: Mitt Romney needs to set ‘hair on fire’  —  Sarah Palin warned Tuesday that Mitt Romney must do more to energize conservatives before Election Day, saying the Republican presidential candidate should light the base's “hair on fire.”  —  “Romney, he has said before that he doesn't want to have to light his hair on fire.
New York Times:
Mr. Romney's Financial Black Hole  —  Paying taxes forthrightly has long been a matter of civic pride for most American politicians, a demonstration of honesty and of a willingness to share in society's burdens.  Since the Watergate era, presidential candidates have released several years of tax returns …
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Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
While Romney Is Poked, Tax Forms Are Tricky for Democrats, Too
Discussion: CNN
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Republican Senator On Romney: 'It's Really American To Avoid Paying Taxes'
Discussion: Shakesville
nbcnewyork.com:
DNA from Sarah Fox Murder Scene Linked to Chain Used in Occupy Wall Street Protest  —  DNA evidence collected from the murder scene of Sarah Fox in 2004 has just been linked to DNA off a chain left behind by Occupy Wall Street protesters at a subway station in March
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New York Times:
DNA Said to Link Occupy Wall St. Protest and 2004 Killing  —  DNA recovered from a chain at the site of an Occupy Wall Street protest in March has been matched with DNA linked to the unsolved killing of a Juilliard student in 2004, law enforcement officials familiar with the case said on Tuesday.
New York Post:   OWS shock in unsolved '04 Sarah slay
Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times:
San Bernardino seeks bankruptcy protection  —  San Bernardino, facing the possibility of missing payroll, becomes California's third city in weeks to authorize a bankruptcy filing.  —  San Bernardino is the third California city to seek bankruptcy protection in recent weeks.
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Associated Press:
Southern California city of San Bernardino votes to declare bankruptcy  —  SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. - As recently as last month, no city in California had opted for bankruptcy since 2008, and no U.S. city of more than 200,000 people had ever chosen bankruptcy.
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
In 2009, Americans paid lowest tax rates in 30 years to federal government  —  Americans paid the lowest tax rates in 30 years to the federal government in 2009, in part because of tax cuts President Obama sought to combat the Great Recession, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.
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Politico:
Jesse Jackson Jr. mystery deepens  —  The mystery surrounding Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. deepened on Tuesday as speculation swirled around the Illinois Democrat's health and political future.  —  Democratic sources say Jackson — who has not been on Capitol Hill since June 10 …
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Chicago Tribune:
Gutierrez says Jackson Jr. should tell voters what's wrong
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Chicagoist
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Questions mount over Jackson Jr.'s absence
Discussion: Hot Air
CNN:
Poll data shows ad strategy is working, super PAC says  —  (CNN) - A major super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection argues in a campaign memorandum released Wednesday that recent polling shows their advertising strategies are working.  —  Priorities USA Action …
Discussion: Politico
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Midwest, West Most Competitive Regions in 2012 U.S. Election
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Politico
Mike Allen / Politico:
Marco Rubio: Obama ‘naive’ about Chavez  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) issued a harsh statement on Wednesday condemning comments that President Barack Obama made about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as “alarmingly naïve.”  —  In an interview at the White House on Monday …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Patricia Mazzei / Naked Politics:
Obama to Miami anchor: Hugo Chávez has not posed ‘serious’ national security threat  —  Oscar Haza, a well known Miami Spanish-language broadcast journalist and anchor, scored an interview this week in Washington with President Barack Obama in which Obama said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez …
Associated Press:
High-powered lesbians launch first-of-its-kind super PAC to champion women's, gay rights  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, her politically active family's sole Democrat, and a sister with three brothers, Laura Ricketts is comfortable being the odd woman out.
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
LPAC, Lesbian Super PAC, Launches With Backing Of Billie Jean King And Jane Lynch
Discussion: Advocate and The Raw Story
Judson Berger / Fox News:
Closure of Border Patrol stations across four states triggers alarm  —  The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID  —  Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  What did media need in order to attend?
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Milos Forman / New York Times:
Obama the Socialist?  Not Even Close  —  WHEN I was asked to direct “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” my friends warned me not to go anywhere near it.  —  The story is so American, they argued, that I, an immigrant fresh off the boat, could not do it justice.  They were surprised when I explained why I wanted to make the film.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Bush Speechwriter Gerson Unable to Read Speeches  —  Michael Gerson is a former speechwriter for George W. Bush turned Washington Post columnist, from which perch he has spent the entirety of the Obama administration gleefully predicting a downward spiral into ruin and dysfunction reminiscent of, well, George W. Bush.
Discussion: The Reaction and Washington Post
John Steele Gordon / Wall Street Journal:
Air Conditioning, Blessed Invention  —  Willis Carrier changed the world for the better—though making Washington, D.C. livable in summer doesn't help the cause of limited government.  —  Many people claim to disdain technology, but in last week's deadly heat wave they were probably doing their disdaining in an air-conditioned room.
Abraham Riesman / MOTHERBOARD:
Crossdressing, Compression and Colliders: The First Photo on the Web  —  The first photographic image ever uploaded to the Web was a Photoshop disaster.  It was created to sell something, and featured attractive women in a come-hither pose.  —  In short, photo-uploading was born …
Discussion: The Verge
Politico:
Southern governors secede from Medicaid  —  House Republicans are lining up to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, but GOP governors in the South have a real plan to gut the law.  —  Govs. Rick Perry in Texas and Rick Scott in Florida have both said they won't expand Medicaid …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
The Scariest Chart in Europe Just Got Even Scarier  —  In March this year, for the first time on record, more than half of the young people in Spain and Greece were counted as unemployed by the OECD, which provided the chart above.  Three months later, the situation is still getting worse.
Discussion: Democracy in America
 
 
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Obama Stimulus Program Sent Jobs Abroad, GOP Says
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Eduardo Porter / New York Times:
The Spreading Scourge of Corporate Corruption
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BBC:
Spain plans sweeping budget cuts
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Ann Saphir / Reuters:
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Timothy Geithner, David Axelrod soothe Hill Democrats
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Center for American Progress:
Do Schools Challenge Our Students?
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Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Palin: Romney won't pick someone like me for Veep
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Les Christie / CNNMoney.com:
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Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Exclusive: Romney to host fundraiser in Jerusalem
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