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2:25 PM 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.
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Gibbs, Democrats hit Romney over offshore bank accounts
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Tim Mak / Politico:   Report: Mitt Romney protesters crash into cop boat
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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Tamara Keith / NPR:
GOP To Make 31st Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Act
Discussion: ThinkProgress and 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 …
Emily Ramshaw / The Texas Tribune:
Perry: TX Won't Implement Key Elements of Health Reform … Texas will not expand Medicaid or establish a health insurance exchange, two major tenets of the federal health reform that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month, Gov. Rick Perry said in an early morning announcement.
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Rick Perry / CNN:
Perry: Texas will stand against ‘Obamacare’  —  (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday the Lone Star State will not execute major parts of the Affordable Care Act, the controversial federal health care law recently upheld by the Supreme Court.  —  “I will not be party to socializing healthcare …
Discussion: Politico
Kathryn Smith / Politico:   Rick Perry rejects health care exchanges, Medicaid expansion
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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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
CNN poll shows majority approves of Holder contempt vote
Discussion: Washington Post and hogewash
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 …
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Arthur C. Brooks / Wall Street Journal:
America Already Is Europe
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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 …
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Outraised In June By $35 Million
Discussion: USA Today and Donklephant
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
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Obama's Administration Killed a 16-Year-Old American and Didn't Say Anything About It.  This Is Justice?  —  Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was 16 on the day he was killed.  “I tried every legal means to stop the targeted killing of my son,” says his grandfather Nasser al-Awlaki, the father of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
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Tom Junod / Esquire:
The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama
Discussion: Mother Jones
Stacey Singer / Palm Beach Post:
Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret  —  State rushes closure of its only TB hospital in Lantana  —  Lilla Charline Burkhalter, 60, comes to the Clara White center for breakfast most mornings.  It was here, in the soup kitchen, that a man with active, coughing TB was recently identified …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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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” …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House to back anti-bullying grants  —  The House is expected to approve legislation as early as Monday that would provide grant money to states to fight bullying at schools.  —  “It is time for us to stand together and stop bullying,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), the sponsor of the bill.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Cumulus: Limbaugh boycott cost ‘millions’  —  Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey said yesterday that the advertiser boycott against Rush Limbaugh cost his company millions of dollars in revenue for the first two quarters of the year.  —  “It hit us pretty hard,” Dickey said during a call with financial analysts yesterday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Warren banks $8.6 million in second-quarter fundraising  —  Elizabeth Warren raised $8.6 million in the second quarter, her campaign announced Monday, offering further evidence of the Massachusetts candidate's fundraising prowess.  —  Warren's total outpaced her first-quarter haul by $1.7 million, and has $13.5 million cash on hand.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
 
 
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Dan Rather / Gawker:
The Newsroom's Third Episode Is Something ‘Every American Should See and Ponder’
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Thomas B. Edsall / Campaign Stops:
The Hollowing Out  —  It has become a campaign ritual.
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Building the free-market case against big business
Discussion: Power Line
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Tom Daschle / Politico:
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