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8:05 AM ET, July 28, 2010

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Martin Finucane / Boston Globe:
Mass. Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College  —  The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote.
Anna Gorman / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. union members, activists to caravan to Arizona to protest immigration law  —  More than 550 people representing 32 unions plan to travel in 11 buses for a rally at the state Capitol and a vigil with local groups on the day the law is set to take effect.
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Fox News:
Arizona Hotels Thriving Despite Boycotts Over Immigration Law  —  Signs set up by opponents of the Arizona immigration law are seen at the Arizona capitol July 26 in Phoenix.  (AP Photo)  —  Arizona's tourism industry has a target on its back, but the widespread boycotts over the state's immigration law might not be hitting the mark.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and 24Ahead
Michelle Malkin:
Open-borders/SEIU caravan to Arizona: You read it here first
Discussion: Diggers Realm
The Hill:
Schumer promises flurry of votes on Disclose Act until passage  —  Sen. Charles Schumer, the sponsor of the stalled campaign finance bill, promised Tuesday that Democrats would hold round-after-round of votes on it until it passes.  —  Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke to reporters following …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Yet again, it all turns on Olympia Snowe
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:   Senate Republican ranks hold against campaign bill
New York Times:
On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay  —  The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected, a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how fast the government should scale back its response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
House and Senate Address Gulf Oil Spill Issues
Discussion: The Politico
The Huffington Post:
Rendell: Obama Could Face Primary Challenge Over Afghanistan (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell predicted on Tuesday that if the president escalates America's military involvement in Afghanistan he could very well face a primary challenger in 2012.
Discussion: Hot Air and American Power
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Dan / Riehl World View:
Clintonista Rendell: Obama May Be Primaried In 2012
Discussion: Vox Popoli
GayPatriot:
My Apology to Shirley Sherrod — Withdrawn  —  Last week, I jumped the gun (as did many others) in taking what was a complex story and boiling it down to an video clip without its proper context.  I apologized to my readers and to Shirley Sherrod.  —  I hereby withdraw the apology to Mrs. Sherrod.
Ian Welsh:
Netroots Schizo  —  I had a good time in Vegas, so I didn't spend a huge amount of time at NN, but I did spend enough time to take in the mood, and it was schizophrenic.  About half the people there are some combination of angry, disappointed and bitter with Democrats in general and Obama in particular.
Discussion: TalkLeft
ABCNEWS:
House Democrats Buck President Obama on Afghanistan  —  President Needs Help From Republicans to Pass War Funding Measure  —  President Obama is facing something of a Democratic revolt against the war in Afghanistan — a revolt dramatically on display today as the House debated a $33 billion bill to fund the war.
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David Rogers / The Politico:
Congress clears war funding
Discussion: At War, The Hill, CNN, MyDD and The Page
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Who's the Extremist?  —  As a progressive, I tend to think the Republican Party is much more ideologically extreme than the Democratic Party.  There are many reasons, some of which may be more legitimate than others.  But it turns out that my opinion isn't representative.
WSJ Blogs - WSJ:
Obama, Boehner Argue Over Tax Cuts  —  President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader John Boehner got into a cordial but firm standoff at the White House today over the fate of former President George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy, according to aides.
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Curtis Dubay / The Foundry:
New Calculator Shows How Much More Taxes Will You Pay Next Year
Discussion: Right Wing News
Ezra Klein:
How to end the filibuster with 51 votes  —  If you can't manage the 60 votes to overcome a filibuster, you can't manage the 67 votes to change the rules and end the filibuster.  At least in theory.  —  But in practice, there's another path open to the Senate's growing ranks of reformers …
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Hoyer: “Drain the swamp” not my line  —  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday noted that it was Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), not him, who promised to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington.  —  Pelosi famously vowed in 2006 to “drain the swamp” …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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CNN:
Former GOP House Speaker sounds off on midterms
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Reuters
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Ex-Washington Post blogger David Weigel joins Slate  —  Journalist David Weigel, who resigned from the Washington Post last month following a leaked email controversy, is joining Slate as a political reporter.  —  “I'm thrilled to be joining Slate, thrilled to be working with writers I've read …
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
GM Volt's price induces some sticker shock  —  The long-anticipated Chevrolet Volt, General Motors' electric car, will cost $41,000, the company announced Tuesday, leaving consumers to decide whether its environmental appeal is worth a price far above that of similarly sized conventional autos.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Instapundit
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Head of Capitol Visitors Center gets fired  —  The head of the Capitol Visitor Center has been fired, sources told The Hill on Tuesday.  —  Terrie Rouse was fired from her position as the chief executive officer for the multi-million dollar Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
On Walking Away: Is Strategic Default All That's Left to Stressed Homeowners?  —  Near the end of our foreclosure panel, we finally got into the meat of the situation: what it will take given a government unwilling to do more for struggling borrowers to actually reset the broken housing market.
Discussion: Rortybomb and Calculated Risk
Monica Davey / New York Times:
From Blagojevich Lawyer, Final Argument With Drama  —  CHICAGO — Rod R. Blagojevich has never been one for understatement, so it seemed fitting on Tuesday when a defense lawyer in his corruption case offered a final argument peppered with whispers, shouts, gasps, sarcasm and slang …
Megan Chuchmach / ABCNEWS:
Al Qaeda No. 2 Threatens More U.S. Attacks  —  Ayman Al-Zawahiri Also Mentions Times Square Attack in Audio Message  —  Al Qaeda's second in command Ayman Al-Zawahiri has surfaced again, this time threatening more attacks against the U.S. and the West.  —  “Oh American people …
Discussion: Political Byline
New York Post:
Rep. Barney Frank causes scene demanding discount  —  Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday.  Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville …
Joseph Sohm / Newsweek:
Why Some Republicans Want to ‘Restore’ the 13th Amendment  —  No, it's not about slavery; like so much of our politics these days, it's about Barack Obama.  —  If there is an aspect of the human condition that is unaddressed by the platform of the Republican Party of Iowa …
Discussion: Moe Lane and Guardian
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
In Study, 2 Economists Say Intervention Helped Avert a 2nd Depression  —  WASHINGTON — Like a mantra, officials from both the Bush and Obama administrations have trumpeted how the government's sweeping interventions to prop up the economy since 2008 helped avert a second Depression.
Discussion: Economix and Calculated Risk
Donovan Slack / Boston Globe:
Sen. Kerry to pay $500K tax on yacht  —  Senator John Kerry said today he will voluntarily cut a check to the state of Massachusetts for some $500,000 in sales tax for a yacht he purchased in Rhode Island earlier this year.  —  “We've reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Trip to Test Wall Street Relations  —  President Barack Obama heads to New York City on Wednesday for a pair of high-dollar fund-raisers—a tough task given the many Wall Street executives who are put off by his rhetoric and policies.  —  Mr. Obama raised a record $15 million …
Discussion: Time and The Page
The Politico:
Two women to face off for Okla. gov.  —  Republican Rep. Mary Fallin and Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins won their gubernatorial primaries Tuesday evening, ensuring that Oklahoma will elect its first female governor in November.  —  Fallin enters the fall campaign as the favorite …
Discussion: The Fix and The Page
New York Times:
House Approves Money for Wars, but Rift Deepens  —  WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives agreed on Tuesday to provide $59 billion to continue financing America's two wars, but the vote showed deepening divisions and anxiety among Democrats over the course of the nearly nine-year-old conflict in Afghanistan.
 
 
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Guardian:
Cameron calls Gaza strip a ‘prison camp’
Newsdesk / Blagojevich on Trial:
Blago's lawyer calls ex-governor foolish but not corrupt
Discussion: TalkLeft
Raw Story:
Barge crashes into oil well in Gulf of Mexico, new oil leak reported
Discussion: The Reaction
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Rep. King calls Wikileaks ‘treason,’ demands prosecution
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Fox News:
Obama Missing Historic Boy Scout Jamboree for Fundraisers, ‘View’ Taping
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
CBO: Risk of crisis growing with higher debt levels
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Robbie Brown / New York Times:
18 States and D.C. Are Race to the Top Finalists
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
Oliver Stone apologises for claim Hitler was a 'scapegoat …
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Birther Radio Host Confronts Ken Buck, Who Refuses To Apologize …
KATU-TV:
Gore interviewed by Portland detectives
Discussion: CNN and TPMMuckraker