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4:30 PM ET, July 18, 2012

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How The Romney Campaign Decided To Take The Gloves Off  —  Surrogates will bring up cocaine, Fast and Furious, and ties to Blagojevich, one aide says.  What Romneyland is thinking.  —  Image by Win McNamee / Getty Images  —  IRWIN, Penn.  — Standing before hundreds of roaring partisans …
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Latino Decisions:
New poll: After SB1070 decision Obama widens lead over Romney among Latinos  —  Latino Decisions released new national poll of Latino registered voters showing Barack Obama winning 70% of the Latino vote compared to 22% for Mitt Romney.  The poll, commissioned by the Center …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
“Vetting” Genie Out of the Bottle  —  I don't want to over-react to John Sunnunu's bizarre outburst yesterday, or put too much weight on McKay Coppins' report today that it represented a Romney campaign decision to “take the gloves off” and go nuclear on the president.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Is Team Romney Becoming Unhinged?  —  It's beginning to look like John Sununu's Day of Rage yesterday wasn't an outlier for the Romney campaign but a sign of things to come.  Here's McKay Coppins' report on where Team Romney seems to be going: … So it's the Obama campaign's “ruthless” …
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Romney campaign's attacks on Obama play on ‘birther’ fears  —  Mitt Romney says the Obama administration resembles foreign governments, and a chief surrogate for the GOP candidate says the president needs to ‘learn how to be an American.’  —  IRWIN, Pa. — In remarks that played …
CNN:
Another day on the trail: Dancing horses, cronyism
Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog:
DEAD ANDY BREITBART IS NOW ROMNEY'S TOP CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST
Alexander Burnsand Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Conservative elites club Mitt Romney
Christopher Kolk / People.com:
Anthony Weiner Shares a Family Photo  —  What's next for former New York congressman Anthony Weiner?  Baby's first birthday, of course.  —  “I'm very happy in my present life,” Weiner, 47, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.  “The only next dramatic steps I'm planning on are Jordan's first …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Bachmann: Letter on Clinton aide was ‘distorted’  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said a letter she and colleagues sent about an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “being distorted.”  —  She issued the statement shortly after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor …
Discussion: Politico and Wonkette
United States Senator John McCain:
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Zach Carter / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Taxes For 2010 Not Fully Disclosed … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Politics, Taxes , Video, Mitt Romney Tax Returns, Mitt Romney Taxes, Election 2012, Fbar, Mitt Romney 2012, Mitt Romney Taxes 2010, Politics News
Haaretz:
7 reported killed in terror attack against Israelis in Bulgaria  —  Haaretz brings you minute-by-minute updates on the deadly attack; Israeli rescue services en route to country; Terror attack occurs on 18th anniversary of attack on Jewish community in Buenos Aires.
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Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Adelson to DCCC: Retract your “Chinese prostitution money” comments or I'll sue  —  In a scathing letter to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Sheldon Adelson's lawyer accused the organization of “maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp” and demanded the DCCC either retract and apologize or be sued.
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Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:   Memo to Dem press secretary: Probably best not to imply GOP billionaire is a pimp
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
White House: Obama's plate too full for Jobs Council  —  President Barack Obama has not met for six months with the CEOs and others on his Jobs Council in part because he's simply been too busy, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.  —  “There's no specific reason …
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
4 Pinocchios for an unproven Romney claim of ‘crony capitalism’  —  “I am ashamed to say that we're seeing our President hand out money to the businesses of campaign contributors, when he gave money, $500 million in loans to a company called Fisker that makes high end electric cars, and they make the cars now in Finland.
Discussion: msnbc.com
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New York Times:
Blast Kills Core Syrian Security Officials  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — An explosion that Syria state television called a suicide bomb attack killed at least three top aides to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Wednesday including the defense minister and Mr. Assad's powerful brother-in-law.
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
A Brief Reminder: Suicide Bombing is Not a Hopeful Sign
Discussion: National Review
Thomas M. Defrank / NY Daily News:
Medal-winner in Mitt Romney veep stakes won't be known until after Olympic Games  —  Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty head list of likely running mates  —  WASHINGTON — Kicking the vice presidential sweepstakes into overdrive, Mitt Romney Tuesday announced …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
George W. Bush: Romney ‘can do well without me’
Discussion: CNN
James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
The chart that shows just how much reelection trouble Obama is in  —  A daisy chain of political disaster seems to be forming for President Obama, says political analyst Dan Clifton at Strategas Research.  Clifton suggests that “there seems to be a relationship between consumer confidence and whether a president gets reelected.
Discussion: Washington Post
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Likely Voter Polls: Mitt Romney's Hidden Edge? … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Video, Mitt Romney Polls, Obama Romney Polls, Likely Voters, Mitt Romney 2012, Polls 2012, Pollster Analysis, Presidential Polls, Politics News
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Oops!... Obama's Top Bundler Jonathan Lavine Was In Charge of Bain During GST Steel Layoffs  —  Obama and top campaign bundler Jonathan Lavine from Bain Capital.  —  The Obama campaign blamed Governor Mitt Romney for the demise of GST Steel company in a video they released in May.  The plant closed in 2001.
Discussion: American Power and National Review
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama lead in New Mexico declining  —  PPP's newest New Mexico poll finds the race for President there getting a lot more competitive.  Barack Obama continues to lead but his advantage is down to 5 points at 49-44, a far cry from the leads of 14 and 15 points he had on our previous two polls of the state.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
CFPB probe into Capital One credit card marketing results in $140 million consumer refund  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its first public enforcement action with an order requiring Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A. to refund approximately $140 million …
Brennan Center for Justice:
The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification  —  PUBLICATIONS  —  Ten states now have unprecedented restrictive voter ID laws.  Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin all require citizens to produce specific types …
 
 
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Who else, Mr. President? … When President Barack Obama hauled off …
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