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9:10 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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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 Times is on the scene and reporter Maeve Reston caught up with a donor on her way into one of the events.
Digby / digbysblog.blogspot.co.uk:   Our betters, fretting in the Hamptons
CNN:
TRENDING: Protesters demonstrate outside of Koch fund-raiser for Romney
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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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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Bill Plante / CBS News:
Obama draws battle lines over middle-class tax cuts  —  CBS News has confirmed that President Obama will call on Congress Monday to pass a temporary, one-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for people who make less than $250,000 a year.  —  The tax cuts are set to expire on January 1.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama to call for one-year extension of some Bush-era tax rates  —  President Obama will call for a one-year extension of the Bush-era tax rates for people who earn less than $250,000 per year.  —  Obama will make the announcement at an event in the East Room on Monday, the White House confirmed to The Hill.
Jessica Yellin / CNN:
Obama to call for Bush tax cut extensions for those making less than $250,000
Discussion: Business Insider and The Hill
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 …
Discussion: Politico
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.
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.
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 …
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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John Roberts / Fox News:
DNC, RNC chairs debate economy; key lawmakers on effort to repeal ObamaCare
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Cuomo's Father Speaks of Presidential Future for Son  —  ALBANY — Mario M. Cuomo never ran for president, but he seems to be warming to the idea that his son might.  —  One recent Saturday, Mr. Cuomo, the former governor, showed up at his former residence, the Executive Mansion …
 
 
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