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12:40 AM ET, July 26, 2012

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Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Movie massacre suspect sent chilling notebook to psychiatrist before attack  —  Three days after he allegedly shot up a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and injuring scores, suspect James Holmes appeared in court, where he seemed disheveled and disoriented.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Romney Falsely Claims Colorado Gunman Obtained Weapons Illegally  —  Mitt Romney revealed that he is unfamiliar with the details of the largest mass shooting in American history, during an interview with NBC's Brian Williams.  The former Massachusetts governor claimed that alleged gunman in the Aurora …
msnbc.com:
Romney talks with NBC's Brian Williams in exclusive interview  —  In a wide ranging interview NBC's Brian Williams asked Republican presidential candidate about a number of topics including gun control in the wake of the Aurora shootings.  —  In an exclusive interview with NBC's Brian Williams …
Hal Dardick / Chicago Tribune:
Alderman to Chick-fil-A: No deal  —  Moreno tries to block restaurant that opposes gay marriage from opening in his Northwest Side ward … A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A's plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain's top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:   Rahm: Chick-fil-A disrespects us
Alyssa Newcomb / ABCNEWS:
Chicago Latest to Oppose Chick-Fil-A
First Read / msnbc.com:
NBC exclusive: Romney talks with Brian Williams  —  “Political implications, legal implications are something which will be sorted out down the road,” Romney told NBC's Brian Williams during an exclusive interview here in London.  “But I don't happen to believe that America needs new gun laws.
Discussion: Washington Post and ThinkProgress
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Brendan Farrington / MiamiHerald.com:
Jeb Bush wants Rubio for VP
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Romney camp denies “Anglo-Saxon heritage” comment
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Obama has no patience for 'you didn't build that' attacks  —  SEATTLE - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he's losing his patience over the Republican attacks aimed at his “you didn't build that” comment.  —  “I have to tell you, I generally have patience with what the other side says about me …
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BuzzFeed:
Democrats Plan To Go Nuclear On Romney “You Didn't Build This” Attack  —  In a memo, DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse outlines aggressive response to “BS” Romney claim.  —  Image by JAMES GLOVER / Reuters  —  DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse outlined an all-out response …
Adam C. Smith / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
Jacksonville's Democratic mayor won't back Barack Obama
Discussion: GOP 12 and Florida Times Union
Brian Beutler / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Senate Dems Jam House Republicans, Pass Bush Tax-Cut Extension For Middle Class  —  Senate Democrats have accomplished a feat they were unable to muster back in 2009 and 2010, when they had a much larger majority: On Wednesday, they passed a bill to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone's first $250,000 in income.
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Conservatives urge Cantor to push spending fight into 2013
Discussion: Politico
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg:
Billionaires May Win As Democrats Split Over Estate Tax
Discussion: ThinkProgress and cbpp.org
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  House GOP Flirts With Government Shutdown Over ‘Obamacare’
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Battle for Ballot Integrity in Pennsylvania  —  Pennsylvania is, for the moment, ground zero in the battle over voter fraud.  In March, Pennsylvania's legislature enacted a law that requires identification for voting.  The ACLU has sued to enjoin enforcement of the law …
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Daniel Denvir / Philadelphia City Paper:
A whopping 43 percent of Philly voters may not have voter ID, according to new data  —  The number of Pennsylvanians who might not have the photo identification necessary to vote this November has more than doubled: at least 1,636,168 registered voters, or 20 percent of Pennsylvania voters …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democratic Voting Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2004, 2008  —  Republicans more enthusiastic than in 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Democrats are significantly less likely now (39%) than they were in the summers of 2004 and 2008 to say they are “more enthusiastic about voting than usual” in the coming presidential election.
Reid Cherlin / GQ:
“We Do Absolutely Anything They Ask”: How the NRA's Grading System Keeps Congress on Lockdown  —  Mere hours after we woke up to the horrendous, terrifying news of the Aurora shooting, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took to the airwaves to criticize the candidates for their relative silence on gun policy.
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Michael Van Sickler / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
Romney campaign has  —  TAMPA — Two local business owners the Mitt Romney campaign tapped on Wednesday to speak out against President Barack Obama and government interference couldn't have been more contradictory choices to speak out on the topic.  —  The point of the 11 a.m. news conference …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   Small Businessmen Push Back Against Obama
WTVD-TV:   Local business owners: ‘We built this’
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Presidential debate formats announced  —  The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the formats for the 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates, each of which will be 90-minutes long.  Moderators will be selected in August.  —  First presidential debate: October 3 …
Discussion: CBS News, CNN and Shakesville
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Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:
Fall Presidential Debate Schedule Set
Discussion: Hot Air
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
The Story So Far  —  History may someday settle on one of the competing and contradictory narratives now running rampant within the virtual Beltway to explain the decision by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to save the Affordable Care Act.  Since that day seems far off, here in quick summary are the emerging story lines.
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Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of ‘Leak’
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Wire
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Tina Brown seeks to calm Newsweek staff  —  Newsweek & Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown sought to calm her staff today following remarks from majority owner Barry Diller suggesting that the magazine could cease publication of its print edition as early as this year.
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Hollywood Reporter:
Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?  —  The director of “Targets” says: “People go to a movie to have a good time, and they get killed. ...  It makes me sick that I made a movie about it.” … People go to a movie to have a good time, and they get killed.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania  —  PPP's newest Presidential polls in Michigan and Pennsylvania find Barack Obama with healthy leads in both states.  He's up by 14 points, 53-39, in Michigan and by 6 points, 49-43, in Pennsylvania.  We last looked at each of these states in May.
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Magazine
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Francis X. Donnelly / detroitnews.com:
Polls: Romney gaining in Michigan
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Romney-Bain contacts outlasted exit  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he had no active role in Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, after he exited in February 1999 to take over Salt Lake City's Winter Olympics bid.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
How I was Cory Booker'd into submission  —  “How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission” is the alternate title of “A Simple Desultory Philippic,” the jokey Paul Simon song that appears on Simon and Garfunkel's 1966 album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.  This year the Democrats …
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
John Celock / The Huffington Post:
John McCaherty, Missouri Lawmaker, Raffles Off AR15 Rifle … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Gun Control, Video, Dark Knight Shooting, Aurora Theater Shooting, John Mccaherty, Missouri Legislature, Missouri Politics, Missouri Republicans, Movie Theater Shooting, Theater Shooting, Politics News
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 
 
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Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Reliance on imports leaves U.S. vulnerable to disasters, report says
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Kenneth Anderson / Hoover Institution:
Why Does the UN Still Exist?
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Top Romney Foreign Policy Aide Refers To Russia As ‘The Soviet Union’
Wesley P. Hester / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms
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