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12:50 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.”
Discussion: Mediaite, Gawker and The Raw Story
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Obama gets personal on Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Obama to run ads pushing back on 'you didn't build that' (Updated)
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 …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
White House warns of $1,600 tax hike on 114M middle-class families
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem leaders voice support for assault weapons ban, other reforms
Discussion: Hot Air and The Raw Story
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Feinstein: Someone at White House is behind recent intel leaks
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senator Blasts Obama For Talking ‘Incessantly’ About The Middle Class
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Medicaid Expansion Ruling Blunts Health Law's Effect
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
Deloitte: One in 10 U.S. Employers to Drop Health Coverage
Daniel Horowitz / RedState:
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 …
John Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Republicans Endorse Democrats in Senate Races  —  With majority control of the Senate within reach for Republicans this November, one might presume that conservative party elders are doing everything within their power to elect GOP senators this fall.  You'd be wrong.
Discussion: Mediaite and Hotline On Call
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: Politico
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: The Raw Story and Wonkette
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 …
New York Post:
Bloomberg's gun-control idea: Cops go on strike  —  By GERRY SHIELDS in DC and BETH DEFALCO in NY  —  Mayor Bloomberg ramped up his gun-control rhetoric to a whole new level last night, saying he's surprised cops don't walk off their jobs until the public forces lawmakers to get guns off the streets.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Mayor Bloomberg Flirts With Violating the Taylor Law
Hoover Institution:
Will Banning Guns Prevent Another Aurora?
Discussion: Denver Post and National Review
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
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
Clayton Cramer's Blog:
You Didn't Build That Massacre...Someone Else Did It For You
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Althouse and American Prospect
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:, ABCNEWS, Hot Air and The Caucus
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: Mediaite
Christian Smith / Chronicle of Higher Education:
An Academic Auto-da-Fé  —  A sociologist whose data find fault with same-sex relationships is savaged by the progressive orthodoxy  —  Whoever said inquisitions and witch hunts were things of the past?  A big one is going on now.  The sociologist Mark Regnerus …
Greg Hengler /
Victim's Brother To MSNBC: The Families Won't “Politicize This” For Your Gun Restriction Agenda … Note how Michael Eric “Where's My (Black) Thesaurus” Dyson sets up the gun control question with a question about the “inspiring” appearance by The Doer Of All Good Things.  —  Sign-Up to receive Updates from TH
Discussion: Hot Air
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David Brooks / New York Times:
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: TBogg and Crooks and Liars
Zack Colman / E2-Wire:
Obama administration announces solar energy projects
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Wells Tower / GQ:
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Discussion: BuzzFeed, Guardian and Wonkette
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 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Republicans blast Pentagon for allowing military uniforms in gay pride parade
Discussion: ThinkProgress and TBogg
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
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