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7:20 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.
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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  —  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
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 …
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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: Politico
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem leaders voice support for assault weapons ban, other reforms
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Hot Air and The Raw Story
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
White House warns of $1,600 tax hike on 114M middle-class families
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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 / msnbc.com:
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 …
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.
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Fox News Insider:
TRANSCRIPT: Mitt Romney's Remarks at VFW National Convention
Discussion: Wired, Hot Air and democracyarsenal.org
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 …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Congressman Calls McCain ‘Numb Nuts’ For Criticizing Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt
Discussion: Wonkette and The Raw Story
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Democrats make emotional plea for gun control  —  Four Democratic lawmakers proposed a ban on high-capacity ammunition Tuesday, breaking with politicians from both parties who've steered clear of calling for gun control legislation in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. shootings.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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David Brooks / New York Times:
More Treatment Programs  —  Early in the morning of Sept. 4 …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid says he has no plans to bring gun bill to Senate floor
Discussion: The Huffington Post
BuzzFeed:
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 …
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Romney Goes After Obama on Defense Cuts and Information Leaks
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
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Clayton Cramer's Blog:
You Didn't Build That Massacre...Someone Else Did It For You
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
BBC:
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.
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
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: msnbc.com, The Caucus, Hot Air and ABCNEWS
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
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
You Don't Owe That  —  An Obama proposal would make it easier not to repay student loans.
Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
More on Milk  —  Not surprisingly, experiences like mine with dairy …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
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
Bloomberg:
The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham
Discussion: Daily Kos and Business Insider
Ryan J. Reilly / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMMuckraker  —  Ahead Of Voter ID Trial, Pennsylvania Admits There's …