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12:05 AM ET, July 9, 2012

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Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Donors arrive at Hamptons fundraisers with advice for Mitt Romney  —  Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event June 27 in Sterling, Va. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)  —  EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - As protesters assembled on a beach in advance of Mitt Romney's evening event at the home …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Rumproast
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
It Must Have Been Grand  —  This weekend Team Romney held a round of big dollar fundraisers out in the Hamptons, where New York's rich and super-rich spend their weekends and summers.  And if the word went out not to conform to stereotype, well ... apparently no one got the word.
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Romney Donor Says ‘Lower Income’ People 'Don't Understand What's Going On'  —  Today, Mitt Romney is holding a series of fundraisers in the Hamptons, culminating with a huge event at the home of billionaire David Koch.  The LA Time in on the scene and reporter Maeve Reston caught up with a donor on her way into one of the events.
The Caucus:
Romney Donors Out in Force in Hamptons  —  EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - A woman in a blue chiffon dress poked her head out of a black Range Rover here on Sunday afternoon and yelled to an aide to Mitt Romney, “Is there a V.I.P. entrance.  We are V.I.P.”  —  No such entrance existed.
CNN:
TRENDING: Protesters demonstrate outside of Koch fund-raiser for Romney  —  Southampton, New York (CNN) - Some 200 protesters, according to local law enforcement officials, gathered Sunday near the residence of billionaire David Koch, who held a private fund-raiser attended by Mitt Romney at his home in Southampton.
Discussion: Power Line, Newsday and Politico
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Bill Kristol: Romney camp has reason to ‘worry’  —  Political analyst Bill Kristol on Sunday added to conservative criticism of Mitt Romney's campaign, saying it was a troubling sign that Obama was still ahead in the polls despite a still weak economy.  —  “President Obama has had three …
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Gibbs: ‘Nobody knows’ if Romney is a tax dodge
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Taylor Marsh
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
DNC chairwoman presses Romney to release additional tax returns
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Robert Gibbs / CNN:
Gibbs blasts Romney for overseas accounts
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Strong / Roll Call:
John Boehner: Voters Need Not Love Mitt Romney
Jonathan Krohn / Salon:
I was a right-wing child star  —  At 13, I gave a speech at CPAC.  Four years later, I renounced conservatives — and they attacked me for it  —  Four years ago, at the age of 13, I gave a speech at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference).  To be honest, I had no idea how big …
Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
On This Week, George Will Scoffs At Global Warming: 'It's Summer, Get Over It'  —  This is how broken, distorted and hackish our public political dialogue has become: George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist (his record for coasting on that one accomplishment continues) …
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
We're getting wildly differing assessments  —  The announcement of the Supreme Court's decision largely upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Thursday, June 28 precipitated a genuine media drama.  Millions tuned in to get the result in real time, and were rewarded …
Susan Page / USA Today:
Swing states poll: Amid barrage of ads, Obama has edge  —  When it comes to campaign ads in the presidential race, there are two Americas.  —  In most of the country, just about the only time campaign ads for the presidential candidates are on TV is when there's a news story about the ads.
Discussion: CNN and Business Insider
Mj Lee / Politico:
O'Malley: Romney's Swiss account is un-American  —  Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on Sunday that a presidential candidate with a Swiss bank account isn't someone who's concerned about building American bridges and jobs.  —  “President Obama isn't running against the Almighty, he's running against the alternative.
Brian Vastag / Washington Post:
U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren't there  —  Michelle Amaral wanted to be a brain scientist to help cure diseases.  She planned a traditional academic science career: PhD, university professorship and, eventually, her own lab.  —  But three years after earning a doctorate …
CNN:
Actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95  —  Ernest Borgnine died on Sunday, July 8, at age 95.  He's pictured here in 1973.  In his greatest acting achievement, he won an Academy Award for his role in 1955's “Marty.”  —  HIDE CAPTION  —  Borgnine through the years
Karen E. Crummy / Denver Post:
Census, registration paint picture of Colorado's unaffiliated voters  —  They are middle-income 46-year-olds.  Men slightly outnumber women.  Their exact racial and ethnic breakdown is unknown, but most live in cities that are predominantly white and non-Latino.
Discussion: Power Line and Politico
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Jeremiah Wright: We need control  —  President Barack Obama's former spiritual adviser spoke just a few miles from the White House on Sunday, and politics and controversy weren't far from what Rev. Jeremiah Wright had to say.  —  “As we celebrate the foundations of our future …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Weasel Zippers
Siobhan Hughes / Washington Wire:
Fight Renewed Over Bush Tax Cuts … Republicans and Democrats on Sunday squared off anew over extending the Bush tax cuts as lawmakers return to Washington after their July 4 recess.  —  Both sides are trying hard to win voters with their tax policies just four months ahead of the November elections.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
McConnell sees 50-50 chance of GOP winning back Senate majority
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, CNN and Politico
 
 
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Mhigginscbs / CBS Cleveland:
Man Who Introduced Obama At Rally Owes $500G To Former Employer
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Discord at Supreme Court is deep, and personal
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Laura Rubenfeld / BREITBART.COM:
LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION ENFORCES SHARIAH LAW
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Top Romney Surrogate Applauds Romney For Not Laying Out Specific Policies
Discussion: The Raw Story
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Party Led by Pro-Western Official Claims Lead in Libya
Travis Andersen / Boston Globe:
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez arrested on domestic assault charges
 Earlier Items: 
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
DNC chairwoman: Romney ‘most extreme’ on immigration
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Byron Tau / Politico:
McCain: How many more have to die in Syria?
Discussion: CNN
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Allen West: Social Security Benefits Are ‘A Form Of Modern 21st Century Slavery’
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
A Bruised Iceland Heals Amid Europe's Malaise
Tim McLaughlin / Reuters:
Congressman Barney Frank weds in same-sex marriage
Discussion: New York Magazine
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Organic Food Purists Worry About Big Companies' Influence
Maggie Habermanand Alexander Burns / Reuters:
The Gary Johnson factor
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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