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10:45 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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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.
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Romney raises $18.25M; Gingrich in debt  —  GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is raising money today from Americans in London, hoping to add to his already fat campaign account.  —  Romney is reporting today that he raised $18.25 million in the second fundraising quarter and has $12.6 million in the bank.
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Reaction
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.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Romney raised over $18M in second quarter
Discussion: Ballot Box, FrumForum and Fox Nation
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
WMUR poll shows no bump for Jon Huntsman
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
Invoke the 14th — and end the debt standoff  —  On its current course, the United States is four weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time in its history.  If that happens, businesses will fail.  Financial institutions will fail.  Home values will decline.  Mortgage rates will skyrocket.
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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
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 …
Sara Just / ABCNEWS:
No Deal Yet: Obama Wants Long-Term Debt Fix
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and The Politico
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
What became of ‘repeal and replace’?  —  When they took control of the House, Republicans could barely stop talking about their plans to “repeal and replace” the health care reform law.  —  Six months later, they hardly talk publicly about those plans at all.  And they're nowhere close to “replacing” the law.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:   Fast pace in House leads to lawmaker mistakes, confusion on votes
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
N.Y.C civil terror trial for Somali  —  In a move that has angered some congressional Republicans, a Somali man accused of having ties to two terrorist groups - who was secretly interrogated for months aboard a U.S. Navy ship - will be prosecuted in civilian court in New York by the Justice Department, the Obama administration said.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
U.S. indicts Somali on terrorism charges
Discussion: The Agonist
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 …
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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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
The 2012 Horse Whisperers  —  Who's giving foreign-policy advice to the crop of GOP front-runners?  —  Michele Bachmann: The Tea Party's new hawk  —  Despite all of Bachmann's Tea Party credentials, she's not looking like an isolationist when it comes to foreign policy.
Discussion: GOP 12
Orlando Sentinel:
Casey Anthony not guilty of murder  —  Casey Anthony could be a free woman Thursday after being found not guilty of murder, manslaughter and aggravated child abuse  —  Casey Anthony, center, is overcome with emotion along with her defense team following her acquittal of murder charges …
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Fox News:
Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Better Lives for Mexicans Cut Allure of Going North  —  AGUA NEGRA, Mexico — The extraordinary Mexican migration that delivered millions of illegal immigrants to the United States over the past 30 years has sputtered to a trickle, and research points to a surprising cause …
Discussion: Swampland and The Business Insider
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.
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Rep. McCotter's union ties to be tested  —  Labor is keeping a close eye on Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) to see whether he disavows his pro-union record as he campaigns for the White House.  —  McCotter is among a small group of Republicans on Capitol Hill who have a history of supporting the labor movement.
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
New York Times:
Brawl Erupts During Impeachment Talks in Afghan Parliament  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Members of the Afghan Parliament came to blows Tuesday as a majority for the first time began to discuss impeaching President Hamid Karzai, signaling the near-total breakdown of relations between the Parliament …
Discussion: The Nation and FrumForum
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
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.
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
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
Advice for a Young Blogger: How to get a million or less hits on your blog over some unspecified period of time, maybe  —  Received: … Oh.  I'm sorry.  Wrong email. … C, here are my top 10 rules on the delicate topic of blogging.  —  10. Always link to stories on blogs around …
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
 
 
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
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Guardian:
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Robert K. Lifton / The Huffington Post:
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