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8:20 AM ET, July 25, 2012


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Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
Mitt Romney would restore ‘Anglo-Saxon’ relations between Britain and America  —  Mitt Romney would restore “Anglo-Saxon” understanding to the special relationship between the US and Britain, and return Sir Winston Churchill's bust to the White House, according to advisers.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Romney Adviser Says Obama Doesn't ‘Fully Appreciate’ Our ‘Anglo-Saxon Heritage’  —  An adviser to Mitt Romney told a London paper that Obama has not been an effective partner for Britain because he doesn't “fully appreciate” America's “Anglo-Saxon heritage.”
Daniel Horowitz / dhorowitz3's blog:
Republican Supporters of a Democrat Senate  —  In recent years, GOP establishment figures have accused the Tea Party of thwarting a Republican majority in the Senate by nominating conservatives whom they believe are unelectable.  One would expect them do elicit a commensurate degree of outrage …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Democrats catch major typo in Republicans' deregulation bill  —  House Democrats on Tuesday caught an error in a GOP deregulation bill that is aimed at only allowing new regulations to be issued once the unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, but unwittingly refers to the employment rate.
Discussion: Politico
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
GOP Rep. Don Young endorses Democrat in Hawaii Senate race  —  Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has endorsed Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in her Senate bid, a surprising move since the seat could be in play for Republicans this fall.  —  Young praises Hirono for working across the aisle in the lighthearted web ad …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem leaders voice support for assault weapons ban, other reforms
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Medicaid Expansion Ruling Blunts Health Law's Effect  —  WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the Supreme Court decision on President Obama's health care overhaul would probably lead to an increase in the number of uninsured and a modest reduction in the cost …
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
Deloitte: One in 10 U.S. Employers to Drop Health Coverage
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and The PJ Tatler
Mark Murray /
NBC/WSJ poll: Negative campaign takes toll on candidates; Obama up six points  —  According to a new NBC-WSJ poll the negative campaigning has taken its toll on both candidates but more people said they didn't like Romney personally.  President Obama was viewed negatively by 43 percent …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Keeps Lead as Voter Anxiety Rises
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Obama gets personal on Planned Parenthood  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — President Barack Obama got personal with his stump speech Tuesday.  —  “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood.  I think that's a bad idea,” Obama said to about 950 donors at the Oregon Convention Center …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Romney Adviser Bolton Backs Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt  —  Today on Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney's radio show, Mitt Romney foreign policy adviser John Bolton defended Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) call for the U.S. government to investigate suggestions …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Congressman Calls McCain ‘Numb Nuts’ For Criticizing Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt
Discussion: Wonkette and The Raw Story
Jason Seher / The Page:
The Romney Prepared Text  —  Here are his remarks at the VFW national convention in Reno.  Thank you.  Commander Richard DeNoyer, I appreciate the introduction, and I'm proud to see a combat veteran from Massachusetts serving as National Commander of the VFW.
Fox News Insider:
TRANSCRIPT: Mitt Romney's Remarks at VFW National Convention
Discussion: Wired, Hot Air and
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Iran nuclear facilities ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC malware  —  In 2010, Iran's nuclear facilities were infiltrated by Stuxnet, the centrifuge-wrecking malware allegedly cooked up by the US government.  Now they seem to have been hit again by a bizarre attack forcing nuclear plant workstations …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Mediaite
Jeff Oravitz / CBS DC:
James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health  —  WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant.  —  PHOTOS: James Holmes First Court Appearance
Clayton Cramer's Blog:
You Didn't Build That Massacre...Someone Else Did It For You
Oprah Winfrey attacked for ‘ignorant’ India special  —  Winfrey visited the Taj Majal during her week-long visit to India, her first trip to the country  —  Oprah Winfrey has been criticised after the broadcast of a two-part TV special about her trip to India in January.
Joe Trippi / Fox News:
Why Gary Johnson could cost Obama or Romney a win in 2012  —  Back in May, when Americans Elect, the group formed to put a bipartisan third party ticket on the 2012 presidential ballot, closed shop, everyone stopped talking about whether a third party candidate would enter the race in 2012 …
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Greenland's ‘Extreme Melt Event’  —  During a five-day period earlier this month, 97 percent of the surface of Greenland's ice sheet thawed.  —  When NASA scientist Son Nghiem was analyzing data from the Oceansat-2 satellite last week, he noticed that an unusual amount of Greenland's surface …
Discussion: Guardian, Newsy and World News
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Moves Closer to Action  —  Central Bank Prepares Steps to Spur the Economy Unless the Recovery Picks Up  —  Federal Reserve officials, impatient with the economy's sluggish growth and high unemployment, are moving closer to taking new steps to spur activity and hiring.
Romney Advisor Who Hit Obama On Leaks Was Involved In Scooter Libby Scandal  —  Special advisor Eric Edelman sent out a statement today attacking the White House over national security leaks.  Not the ideal point man: Edelman was the first to suggest leaking info about Joe Wilson's CIA-sponsored trip …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
New Obama Ad Was Filmed In the West Wing  —  President Obama's newest campaign commercial was filmed inside the West Wing of the White House, an act that campaign finance experts and good government groups generally agreed was legal if not particularly commendable.
Discussion:, The Caucus, Hot Air and ABCNEWS
Dennis Romero / The Informer:
Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in L.A. Per City Council Vote  —  The L.A. City Council today voted to put an end to the city's infamous and numerous marijuana dispensaries, citing neighborhood concerns and court rulings that have questioned a city's right to regulate the retailers.
Discussion: Guardian, Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
More on Milk  —  Not surprisingly, experiences like mine with dairy, outlined in my column of two weeks ago, are more common than unusual, at least according to the roughly 1,300 comments and e-mails we received since then.  In them, people outlined their experiences with dairy and health problems …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Daily Mail / Associated Press:
Shocking Taliban propaganda video captures the moments leading up to massive suicide bombing …
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Democrats make emotional plea for gun control
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Conservatives call on Obama to establish ‘safe zones’ in Syria
Discussion: The Huffington Post
David Brooks / New York Times:
More Treatment Programs  —  Early in the morning of Sept. 4 …
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
‘Fox And Friends’ To Little Girls: Did The Government Help You Start Lemonade Stand? (VIDEO)
Discussion: TBogg and Crooks and Liars
Zack Colman / E2-Wire:
Obama administration announces solar energy projects
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Greg Hengler /
Victim's Brother To MSNBC: The Families Won't “Politicize This” For Your Gun Restriction Agenda
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Wells Tower / GQ:
Desperately Seeking Mitt
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Guardian and Wonkette
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
The Myth of the Libertarian Internet
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Eschaton
The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham
Discussion: Daily Kos and Business Insider