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9:05 AM ET, July 19, 2012

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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
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Abby Huntsman / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Never Thought He'd Have To Release Tax Returns: Bain Sources … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Video, Mitt Romney Bain Capital, Mitt Romney Tax Returns, Mitt Romney Taxes, Bain Capital, Mitt Romney 2012, Mitt Romney Quit, Politics News
CNN:
Why won't Romney release more tax returns?  —  Editor's note: Edward D. Kleinbard is a professor at Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California.  He is the former chief of staff of Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation.  Peter C. Canellos, a lawyer, is former chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section.
Discussion: Slate, Guardian and Towleroad News #gay
Tarini Partiand Scott Wong / Politico:
Dems look to keep heat on Romney over tax returns
Discussion: CNN, Riehl World View and ABCNEWS
Sahil Kapur / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Top Dems Push Bill Requiring Candidates To Disclose Offshore Tax Havens
Discussion: Examiner and ThinkProgress
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Frank Rich on the National Circus: Mitt Can't Wait Out His Tax Storm
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Salon
New York Times:
Economic Fears Hurting Obama, Poll Indicates  —  Declining confidence in the nation's economic prospects appears to be the most powerful force influencing voters as the presidential election gears up, undercutting key areas of support for President Obama and helping give his Republican challenger …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Poll: Romney tied with Obama in Virginia  —  A new survey shows Mitt Romney tied with President Barack Obama in the battleground state of Virginia, exciting news for a Republican challenger who has consistently trailed in recent polling of the state.  —  The survey, released Thursday …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama lead in New Mexico declining
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Morgan Freeman gives $1 million to Obama super PAC  —  Actor Morgan Freeman is the newest seven-figure donor to the Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, POLITICO has confirmed.  —  In a statement, Freeman lauded both the president's record and Priorities USA for its role in the 2012 campaign.
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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Edward Rollins / Fox News:
Bachmann's former campaign chief — shame on you, Michele  —  I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades.  There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me.  I have to say that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's outrageous and false charges against a top aide …
Discussion: Politico and ThinkProgress
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New York Times:
Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Israelis on Tourist Bus in Bulgaria  —  BURGAS, Bulgaria — The attack on a tour bus carrying Israeli vacationers outside the airport here was carried out by a suicide bomber carrying a fake American identification, officials said on Thursday.
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New York Times:
Explosion on Bulgaria Tour Bus Kills at Least Five Israelis
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News poll: Voters pick Condi Rice as Romney running mate  —  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the top choice as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate among both American voters overall as well as among Republicans.  —  Thirty percent of voters would like to see Rice …
Discussion: Politico and Hit & Run
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Jason Zengerle / GQ:   Wanna Be Veep? Okay, but This Is Going to Hurt
BuzzFeed:
Olympics Documents, Intro Described Romney As Bain CEO  —  Mitt Romney has spent much of the last week arguing that, despite some public records, he was effectively gone from Bain Capital in February 1999.  But in February 2000, Romney was introduced as the “founder and CEO of Capital” …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mack says Smith not a real journalist  —  The war between Rep. Connie Mack and Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith continued today when the Republican representative told Smith to his face that he wasn't a real journalist.  —  As my colleage Charlie Mahtesian has reported …
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and Naked Politics
Boston Herald:
Mr. Smooth: Deval Patrick eyes road fixes for Michelle Obama  —  Deval Patrick's office personally asked town officials to dispatch road crews this week to fill potholes near his Berkshires mansion to pave the way for a smooth ride for first lady Michelle Obama when she hits the Bay State …
Discussion: Politico and Jammie Wearing Fools
Hubble Smith / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Amonix closes North Las Vegas solar plant after 14 months, heavy federal subsidies  —  The Amonix solar manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, heavily financed under an Obama administration energy initiative, has closed its 214,000-square-foot facility 14 months after it opened.
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
DNC Regrets Offending Ann Romney, No More Horse Videos  —  It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now the Democratic National Committee is offering an apology of sorts to Ann Romney.  —  At issue is a DNC video featuring footage of Ann Romney's dancing show horse.
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Obama Campaign Detectives Hunt For Foreclosed Florida Voters  —  By day, Lynnette Acosta, a 34-year- old mother of two, is an information-technology manager in Orlando, Florida.  By night, she's a sleuth for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, scouring for potential voters.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Political Capital
Kit Chellel / Bloomberg:
Apple Must Publish Notice That Samsung Didn'T Copy IPad In U.K.  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was ordered by a judge to publish a notice on its U.K. website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. didn't copy designs for the iPad.
Discussion: Guardian, TechCrunch, Techdirt, Mashable! and BBC
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Schumer urges Justice Department to drop Apple e-books suit  —  In a Wall Street Journal op-ed posted Tuesday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) urges the Justice Department to drop its antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a group of e-book publishers.  —  Schumer argues that the lawsuit will pave …
Bill Mears / CNN:
Scalia: Criticism of Supreme Court's health care ruling ‘offends me’  —  (CNN) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia downplayed reports of personal and ideological rifts stemming from the recent landmark health care reform ruling, telling CNN in an exclusive interview “it offends me” …
Discussion: Business Insider
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Waxman has a race on his hands  —  Henry Waxman hasn't faced a tough campaign since Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Beatles topped the Billboard charts.  —  This year, the powerful Los Angeles congressman believes, could be different.  —  Running in a drastically redrawn district …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
Governor Brown signs California high-speed rail bill, calls critics ‘NIMBYs,’ ‘fearful men’  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With his most public cheerleading yet for California's bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed the $8 billion bill to kick off high-speed rail construction and showed …
Discussion: Hit & Run
 
 
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Denis Dison / Gay Politics:
“It Gets Better” producers turn lenses to LGBT politics
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Families of Americans killed by drones file suit
Discussion: Jihad Watch, Weasel Zippers and Wired
Jessica Mason / YouTube Blog:
Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 18, 2012
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and New York Magazine
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Romney camp: ‘Not true’ he paid $0 in taxes
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
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Hunter Walker / Politicker:
Former Navy SEAL Launches PAC To Fight Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and Atlas Shrugs
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
Matthews: Obama Is The Perfect Man
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Meg Handley / US News:
For the First Time, Canadians Now Richer Than Americans
James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
The chart that shows just how much reelection trouble Obama is in
Discussion: Washington Post