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11:40 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 …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Anti-Romney/Koch Brothers Demonstration Is An Epic Failure  —  David Koch held a fundraiser for Mitt Romney this afternoon at his home on Long Island.  At this point in the election cycle, that's how the candidates are spending much of their time-attending fundraisers.
Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Two arrested trying to crash Romney fundraiser, police say  —  Police and Secret Service agents guard the Long Island beachfront property of billionaire David H. Koch as protesters demonstrate against a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  It was one of three Romney fundraisers Sunday.
Discussion: Wonkette and The Gateway Pundit
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Gibbs, Democrats hit Romney over offshore bank accounts  —  Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs ripped Mitt Romney on Monday for his personal finances.  —  Gibbs, who now acts as a campaign strategist for President Obama, said Romney's personal finances are relevant to his ability to deal with reforming the tax code.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Romney Donor Says ‘Lower Income’ People 'Don't Understand What's Going On'
Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Protesters raise cloud of sand as Romney raises $3 million in N.Y.
Discussion: odd time signatures
Tim Mak / Politico:   Report: Mitt Romney protesters crash into cop boat
CNN:
TRENDING: Protesters demonstrate outside of Koch fund-raiser for Romney
Digby / digbysblog.blogspot.co.uk:
Our betters, fretting in the Hamptons
Discussion: Addicting Info
Sheldon Alberts / The Hill:
Hill Poll: Majority feel Obama has changed country for worse  —  Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it's changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.  —  A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent …
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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.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Seeks 2013 Tax Cuts Within Limits  —  WASHINGTON — With a torpid job market and a fragile economy threatening his re-election chances, President Obama is changing the subject to tax fairness, calling for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for people making less than $250,000.
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Push Extension of Middle-Class Tax Cuts
Discussion: Wizbang
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP unnerved by Democrats' candid camera techniques  —  Politicians recognize they give up a degree of privacy when they run for office.  —  But Democrats are testing the outer limits of that understanding with a practice that raises questions about when campaign tracking becomes something more like stalking.
Eric Holder / CNN:
CNN Poll: Was politics behind Holder contempt vote?  —  Washington (CNN) - Most Americans approve of the decision by the House of Representatives to censure Attorney General Eric Holder, but a new national poll also indicates that a majority of the public thinks that House Republicans …
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Politico:
Dems face month of perilous votes
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Discord at Supreme Court is deep, and personal  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) Discord at the Supreme Court is deep and personal after Chief Justice John Roberts' surprise decision to side with the liberal justices in upholding a large portion of the president's health care plan.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
View Photo Gallery — The Supreme Court gets political …
Discussion: Law Blog
Arthur C. Brooks / New York Times:
Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals  —  WHO is happier about life — liberals or conservatives?  The answer might seem straightforward.  After all, there is an entire academic literature in the social sciences dedicated to showing conservatives as naturally authoritarian, dogmatic …
Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
Donald Trump gets ‘statesman of year’ award  —  Real estate mogul.  Political pundit.  “Apprentice” host.  Birther.  Sometime presidential candidate teaser.  —  Also: “Statesman.”  —  That's the latest title to be bestowed upon Donald Trump when he receives the 2012 “Statesman of the Year” …
Discussion: Mediaite and msnbc.com
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama campaign raises $71 million in June  —  In an email to donors, the Obama campaign announces that it has raised $71 million in June.  —  From Chief Operating Officer Ann Marie Habershaw: … To recap, that's a $35 million gap between Mitt Romney and Obama in June …
Barney Jopson / Financial Times:
Amazon ‘robo-pricing’ sparks fears  —  High-speed trading tools pioneered in the stock market are increasingly driving price movements on Amazon as sellers use them to undercut and outwit each other.  —  Prices change as often as every 15 minutes as some of the 2m sellers on the site join …
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
E.J. Dionne Jr.  —  An economics of national pride  —  The path to the White House passes through the blue-collar communities in Ohio where President Obama campaigned last week — and the middle-class suburbs of Colorado where he did well four years ago.  —  The two states illustrate …
 
 
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