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4:05 PM ET, July 12, 2012


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The Boston Globe:
Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated  —  Firm's 2002 filings identify him as CEO, though he said he left in 1999  —  Nine SEC filings submitted by four different business entities after February 1999 describe Romney as Bain boss.  —  Government documents filed …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Sorry, Mitt Romney, You Can't Be Chairman, CEO, And President Of A Company And Not Be Responsible For What It Does...  Today's bombshell report by the Boston Globe that Mitt Romney may have remained in charge of Bain Capital for three years after he claimed to have left has the potential to destroy Romney's credibility.
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
EXCLUSIVE: Romney Invested Millions in Chinese Firm That Profited on US Outsourcing  —  The GOP candidate decries China poaching US jobs.  But at Bain he held a large stake in a Chinese company that did just that.  —  Last month, Mitt Romney's campaign got into a dustup with the Washington Post …
Dylan Byers / Politico: Romney ‘would be guilty of a federal felony’ by claiming 1999 departure  —  Earlier this month, stated that if Mitt Romney had not left Bain Capital in 1999, he “would be guilty of a federal felony by certifying on federal financial disclosure forms …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and The Daily Dish
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney the Race Baiter at the NAACP  —  With his incendiary speech to the NAACP, Mitt crossed an ugly line.  No longer simply spineless and disingenuous, he's now become a race-mongering pyromaniac.  Plus Mansfield Frazier on Romney's diversity problem.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Romney camp: Globe story ‘inaccurate’  —  The Mitt Romney campaign is pushing back against today's Boston Globe report which found that, according to SEC filings, Romney served as CEO at Bain Capital until 2002, despite saying that he left in 1999.  —  “The article is not accurate,” …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Mitt Romney's Wealth Costs Him With One in Five Voters  —  One in five independents say it makes them less likely to vote for him  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Three-quarters of registered voters say the fact that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is worth more than $200 million makes …
Obama Campaign: Romney A Liar, Potential Criminal  —  Cutter turns the rhetorical volume way up.  —  Image by Eric Kayne / Getty Images  —  Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter suggested that Mitt Romney may be a criminal on a conference call with reporters this morning …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want More Free Stuff From The Government Vote Obama  —  There has been a lot of speculation today about Mitt Romney's motivation for giving a speech to the annual NAACP Convention, and trashing Obamacare in the process.  Romney himself said he “expected” …
Dylan Byers / Politico: ‘Little new’ in Globe story  — is standing by their assessment that Mitt Romney did not actively manage Bain Capital after February 1999, despite today's Boston Globe report that he was CEO there until 2002.  —  “We see little new in the Globe piece.
Romney team disputes report he misled on Bain departure date  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is shooting down a new Boston Globe report Thursday that claims the former private equity CEO remained at his firm, Bain Capital, for three years longer than he claims.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
New Romney Ad Calls Obama Liar, Dishonest
John Aravosis / US Politics:
Romney may have committed felony lying about role with Bain
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Balloon Juice
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Globe admits credit ‘mistake’ in Bain story
Discussion: ThinkProgress and News Desk
Caroline Winter / Business Week:
How the Mormons Make Money  —  (Updated with magazine version.  Removes an earlier reference to a Twitter account that is not Thomas S. Monson's official account.)  —  Late last March the Mormon Church completed an ambitious project: a megamall.  Built for roughly $2 billion …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Bloomberg Businessweek's Mormon cover
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
David Catanese / Politico:
Poll: Cruz up on Dewhurst in Texas  —  The Republican pollster that signaled Dick Lugar's demise and Deb Fischer's late surge is now flagging an upset in the making in the Texas Senate race.  —  Tea party favorite Ted Cruz is leading Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 47 percent to 38 percent in the GOP runoff …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Cruz leads in Texas runoff
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama Holds Lead, Romney Trails on Most Issues  —  Record Negatives for Supreme Court Driven by GOP Discontent  —  OVERVIEW  —  Despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney.
Obama Isn't Working:
The Obama Campaign's Top Ten Lies & Exaggerations  —  “We knew when President Obama was elected he had no experience, but at least we thought he'd tell us the truth.  President Obama's campaign has spent millions of dollars on television spreading distortions and falsehoods about Governor Romney's record.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:   Barack Obama, Liar
Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China  —  They are the pride of America — Team U.S.A. — and for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in London, they'll be proudly wearing red, white and blue, from beret to blazer.  —  The classic American style — shown in an image above …
Andy Man / A Voice for Men:
The state of play for men: Domestic Violence  —  Myth: Domestic violence is a crime largely perpetrated by aggressive men against women.  —  Summary: Men under report incidents of domestic violence targeted at them, and society downplays the scale of male suffering, and in many cases, refuses to acknowledge that it exists at all.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Obama's Absence The Talk Of NAACP Convention  —  “I don't think there's anyone around the president who's really, truly from the black community,” complains Chambliss.  —  A video of President Barack Obama is shown before Vice President Joe Biden addressed the NAACP annual convention, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Houston.
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Shrinking Majority  —  He won 9.5 million more votes than McCain.  That won't happen again.  —  Elections are about numbers, and right now the president's are bad.  To understand why, consider 2008 as a reference point.  That year, Barack Obama received 69,456,897 votes to John McCain's 59,934,814.
Discussion: Wake up America and Hot Air
Todd S. Purdum / Vanity Fair:
An Age-Old Ruse  —  That's the way Mitt Romney, back in 1994, described putting one's assets in a so-called blind trust.  But it's 2012, and the ruse looks pretty serviceable.  —  Never mind that Mitt Romney has an estimated net worth as high as $250 million, or that some of it has been invested …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Jay Carney sneers at reporter's request for Obama's college records … Popular in Politics  —  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney derided a reporter today for asking whether President Obama would release his college records in the campaign, to serve as an example of transparency.
Paul Heintz / Blurt:
At Brock Fundraiser, Maine Gov. Paul LePage Doubles Down on “Gestapo” Comment (AUDIO)  —  Updated below: Maine Democratic Party chair questions LePage's fitness for office; Vermont Dem chair says Brock should condemn remarks.  —  Following a fundraiser for Vermont Republican gubernatorial …
Raymond Ibrahim / Gatestone Institute:
Sodomy “For the Sake of Islam” … Not only did the original “underwear bomber” Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri hide explosives in his rectum to assassinate Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayef—they met in 2009 after the 22-year-old holy warrior “feigned repentance for his jihadi views” …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
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