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9:40 AM ET, July 6, 2011

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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million  —  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney talks with reporters outside Allentown Metal Works in Allentown, Pa., last week.  (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney raised $18.25 million …
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WMUR:
Romney Holds Sizable Lead In Poll; Bachmann Jumps To 2nd  —  Romney Still Leads In Hypothetical Race With Obama  —  DURHAM, N.H. — Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney continues to lead a field of Republican presidential candidates, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
WMUR poll shows no bump for Jon Huntsman  —  It was possible to dismiss the recent Suffolk University poll showing Jon Huntsman in low single digits, but today's WMUR poll solidifies it - the former Utah governor got no discernible bounce from his rollout.  —  As of now, Michele Bachmann …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Romney leads in NH poll; Bachmann creeping up
Discussion: The Note and CNN
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Senate postpones Libya authorization bill to focus on debt  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) canceled a vote on legislation authorizing U.S. military action in Libya after facing pressure from GOP lawmakers, who warned they would vote the measure down in order to focus on budget matters.
Discussion: americanthinker.com and FrumForum
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New York Times:
Obama Summons G.O.P. and Democratic Leaders for Deficit Reduction Talks  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama stepped up pressure on Congressional Republicans on Tuesday to agree to a broad deficit-cutting deal, pledging to put popular entitlement programs like Medicare on the table in return …
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
Invoke the 14th — and end the debt standoff
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Obama calls lawmakers to White House in effort to break debt stalemate
Sara Just / ABCNEWS:
No Deal Yet: President Rejects Short-Term Debt Fix
Discussion: CNN, Hit & Run, The Politico and The Note
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich raises $2M, reveals significant debt  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will report raising approximately $2 million in the second fundraising quarter of the year and ending the month of June with $225,000 in the bank, POLITICO has learned.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama plays small ball on policy  —  President Barack Obama swept into office as the anti-Bill Clinton, even saying at one point that he wasn't sent to Washington to “do school uniforms” — political shorthand for the former president's downsized ambitions against a Republican Congress.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
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Twitter Blog:
Twitter Town Hall  —  Tomorrow at 2pm Eastern Time, the White House will hold its first Twitter Town Hall, and United States President Barack Obama will answer Twitter users' questions about the American economy — live at askobama.twitter.com.  —  On Twitter you can find real-time conversations …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Fast pace in House leads to lawmaker mistakes, confusion on votes  —  The rapid-fire succession of floor votes in the House this year has triggered lawmaker confusion and mistakes.  —  With dozens of votes stacked in a lengthy series on recent bills, a number of House lawmakers have cast the wrong votes.
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Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
What became of ‘repeal and replace’?
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
U.S. indicts Somali on terrorism charges  —  The U.S. military secretly captured a terrorism suspect in the Gulf of Aden in April and detained him for more than two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship before flying him to New York City on Tuesday and indicting him on federal terrorism charges.
Discussion: The Agonist
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Power Line:
WHY CLIMATE CHANGE HAS BECOME THE “DEAD PARROT SKETCH” OF AMERICAN POLITICS  —  For years now the climate campaign and the politicized science community has been complaining that it has a “communications problem,” which can be solved if only they shout louder, or get the human car alarm former …
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Fox News:
Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter  —  BREAKING: A Florida jury has acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.  —  Anthony, 25, wept after the clerk read the verdict, which jurors reached after less than 11 hours of deliberation over two days.
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Michael Cieply / New York Times:
For Film Graduates, an Altered Job Picture  —  LOS ANGELES — One after another, touring groups of prospective students and their parents stopped late last month to pose for pictures around a bronze Douglas Fairbanks, who wields his sword in a courtyard fountain here at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Gawker
New York Times:
Strauss-Kahn Lawyers and Prosecution Set Meeting to Discuss Dismissal or Plea Deal  —  Manhattan prosecutors are scheduled to meet on Wednesday with the lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to discuss whether the sexual assault case against him can be resolved through a dismissal or a plea agreement …
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Andy Newman / City Room:
Strauss-Kahn Accuser Files Libel Suit Against N.Y. Post
Guardian:
Families of 7/7 victims ‘were targets of phone hacking’  —  New revelation deepens crisis at News of the World after it emerges that officers will review child murder cases  —  The phone-hacking crisis enveloping the News of the World intensified on Tuesday night after it emerged …
Reid J. Epstein / Reuters:
Supreme Court to decide on Mexican's execution  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has until Thursday to intervene before Texas is scheduled to put to death a convicted murderer and rapist from Mexico whose execution could place the U.S. in violation of a 38-year international treaty.
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
GRAPH: Contrary To GOP Claims, U.S. Has Second Lowest Corporate Taxes In The Developed World  —  During negotiations regarding raising the nation's debt limit, congressional Republicans have defended tax loopholes for corporations, claiming that America has a high corporate tax rate that is stifling economic growth and job creation.
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Treasury announces $10 billion in TARP profit from banks  —  The federal government has reaped a $10 billion profit on bank loans made under the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).  —  The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that the government had pulled in another $1.7 billion in proceeds stemming from TARP loans.
Discussion: FrumForum
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the Disappointing Comeback  —  Two years ago, officials said, the worst recession since the Great Depression ended.  The stumbling recovery has also proven to be the worst since the economic disaster of the 1930s.  —  Across a wide range of measures—employment growth, unemployment levels …
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
'That's racist' as a punch line  —  A phrase once considered one of the most serious accusations possible has become a gag line.  —  A scene from “30 Rock.”  Hannibal Buress, a comedian and writer for NBC's television program says “That's racist” works in comedy because it pushes buttons.  (NBC)
Discussion: Pajamas Media and American Glob
Matt Buedel / Journal Star:
Police, firefighters shot with fireworks at Taft Homes ‘riot’  —  PEORIA — A large-scale illegal fireworks display in a housing complex adjacent to the state's largest Fourth of July celebration turned into what police termed a near-riot Monday as tens of thousands of revelers tried to filter out of Downtown.
Discussion: Fox Nation
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
DNC boss, president at odds on Cuba policy  —  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), tapped by President Obama to head the Democratic National Committee, is a hard-liner on Cuba, which means the chairwoman of the organization intent on reelecting the president disagrees with Obama …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Daily Beast Plays The David Duke Card  —  Democrats must be in trouble if The Daily Beast is running a headline White Supremacist Stampede, with this opening line: … Ah yes, the David Duke card gets played.  —  Duke is an anti-Semitic kook who is far more likely in recent years …
Jeff Dunetz / YID With LID:
Why Gallup's Analysis of Jewish Voters is Dishonest  —  There it was in bold Gallup-type headlines. … The problem with the headline is that it is Dishonest.  —  Assuming the overall Jewish American approval numbers are correct, they gave President Barack Obama a 60% job approval rating in June …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Susan Donaldson James / ABCNEWS:
Post-Traumatic Stress Cure: Writer Stages Her Own Rape  —  Mac McClelland, a civil rights reporter who has seen the impact of sexual violence around the globe, couldn't shake the image of Sybille, a woman who said she had been raped at gunpoint and mutilated in the aftermath of Haiti's catastrophic 2010 earthquake.
 
 
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Weapons prove Iranian role in Iraq, U.S. says
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Guardian:
Activists' plan to break Gaza blockade with aid flotilla is sunk
Max Boot / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. foreign policy: In praise of nation-building
Robert K. Lifton / The Huffington Post:
Zionism at Risk  —  I am a Zionist.  Like most Jews living …
Discussion: Elder of Ziyon
Ashby Jones / Wall Street Journal:
Latinos Join the Electoral Land Grab
Fox News:
Obama Campaign Rejects Claim Biden May Be Replaced by Cuomo on 2012 Ticket
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Randy Kennedy / ArtsBeat:
Cy Twombly, Idiosyncratic Painter, Dies at 83
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Duncan Hunter: Ronald Reagan ‘Would Never Be Elected Today’ Because He's A ‘Moderate/Former Liberal’
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Ohio GOP Weakens Election Law By Allowing Poll Workers To Refuse To Inform Voters Where They Can Vote
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