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9:25 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.”
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 …
Super PAC uses Olympic ‘opening ceremony’ to hit Romney in ad  —  (CNN) - The super PAC backing President Barack Obama uses the Olympic “parade of nations” to mock Mitt Romney's reported overseas investment accounts in a television ad released Wednesday.  —  The minute-long ad from Priorities USA …
Tim Mak / Politico:
Scott Walker knocks Mitt Romney campaign  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized Mitt Romney's campaign Wednesday for being too cautious and for assuming the election could just be a referendum on the president.  —  “I think there's a lot of caution.  I think the mistake that they've …
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 …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
One More Time: CBO Thinks Obamacare *Reduces* Deficit
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
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People  —  Forget the Loaded Potato Skins.  Max Engling was surely the best thing to come out of an Indianapolis TGI Friday's, where he was waiting tables when a diner with ties to the modeling industry discovered him.  —  That's right — Engling …
Discussion: Hotline On Call and Mediaite
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
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
'We're Not Going to Protect You'  —  New York's mayor calls for a police insurrection.  —  Last night New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg made an extraordinarily dangerous and radical pronouncement.  He was appearing on CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” when the host asked him …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Keeps Lead as Voter Anxiety Rises  —  American voters are growing more polarized and locked in their views as they witness a presidential campaign that is boosting negative feelings about both candidates, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Tuesday shows.
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
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: Crooks and Liars and Wonkette
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Nanny Mike's next target a real boozy  —  The next city health-care crackdown: alcohol abuse.  —  Having attacked smoking, trans fats and sugary drinks, the Bloomberg administration is ramping up its campaign against alcohol abuse, The Post has learned.  —  The city Health Department …
Katie Glueck / Reuters:
Veep sheet: Gov. Bob McDonnell's name drop  —  Welcome to mid-week, and welcome back to the veep sheet.  Today, Mitt Romney is heading out for a foreign trip that includes stops in London for the Olympics, Israel and Poland.  But an interesting tidbit from closer to home emerged Tuesday …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, CNN and Des Moines Register
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
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
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
Forrest Wilder / The Texas Observer:
Washington Post Reporter Allows College Officials to Alter Story on Controversial Test  —  Reporter breaks journalistic convention by sharing entire drafts with ‘customers’ in University of Texas press office.  —  In February, Daniel de Vise, a reporter for the Washington Post …
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.
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Mogul's Latest Foray Courts Jews for the G.O.P.
Discussion: USA Today
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Moves Closer to Action
Daily Mail / Associated Press:
Shocking Taliban propaganda video captures the moments leading up to massive suicide bombing …
Discussion: Riehl World View and Atlas Shrugs
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
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
Dennis Romero / The Informer:
Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in L.A. Per City Council Vote
Discussion: Guardian, Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
Zack Colman / E2-Wire:
Obama administration announces solar energy projects
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Hengler /
Victim's Brother To MSNBC: The Families Won't “Politicize This” For Your Gun Restriction Agenda
Discussion: Hot Air
Wells Tower / GQ:
Desperately Seeking Mitt
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Guardian and Wonkette
Joe Trippi / Fox News:
Why Gary Johnson could cost Obama or Romney a win in 2012