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8:50 PM ET, July 25, 2012

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Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Movie massacre suspect sent chilling notebook to psychiatrist before attack  —  Three days after he allegedly shot up a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and injuring scores, suspect James Holmes appeared in court, where he seemed disheveled and disoriented.
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Obama has no patience for 'you didn't build that' attacks  —  SEATTLE - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he's losing his patience over the Republican attacks aimed at his “you didn't build that” comment.  —  “I have to tell you, I generally have patience with what the other side says about me …
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BuzzFeed:
Democrats Plan To Go Nuclear On Romney “You Didn't Build This” Attack  —  In a memo, DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse outlines aggressive response to “BS” Romney claim.  —  Image by JAMES GLOVER / Reuters  —  DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse outlined an all-out response …
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Romney camp denies “Anglo-Saxon heritage” comment  —  (CBS News) As Mitt Romney kicks off his European trip Wednesday with a visit in London, the Romney campaign is dismissing a report from the UK's Daily Telegraph that an adviser to the campaign made comments suggesting the Republican …
Hal Dardick / Chicago Tribune:
Alderman to Chick-fil-A: No deal  —  Moreno tries to block restaurant that opposes gay marriage from opening in his Northwest Side ward … A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A's plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain's top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Rahm: Chick-fil-A disrespects us  —  Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he supports a Chicago alderman's plan to block the opening of a new Chick-fil-A location in the city because the president opposes gay marriage.  —  Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday …
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
No Building Permits for Opponent of Same-Sex Marriage
Discussion: Hot Air
msnbc.com:
Romney talks with NBC's Brian Williams in exclusive interview  —  In a wide ranging interview NBC's Brian Williams asked Republican presidential candidate about a number of topics including gun control in the wake of the Aurora shootings.  —  In an exclusive interview with NBC's Brian Williams …
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Romney Falsely Claims Colorado Gunman Obtained Weapons Illegally  —  Mitt Romney revealed that he is unfamiliar with the details of the largest mass shooting in American history, during an interview with NBC's Brian Williams.  The former Massachusetts governor claimed that alleged gunman in the Aurora …
First Read / msnbc.com:
NBC exclusive: Romney talks with Brian Williams
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Brian Beutler / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Senate Dems Jam House Republicans, Pass Bush Tax-Cut Extension For Middle Class  —  Senate Democrats have accomplished a feat they were unable to muster back in 2009 and 2010, when they had a much larger majority: On Wednesday, they passed a bill to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone's first $250,000 in income.
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Richard Rubin / Bloomberg:
Billionaires May Win As Democrats Split Over Estate Tax
Discussion: ThinkProgress and cbpp.org
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Conservatives urge Cantor to push spending fight into 2013
Discussion: Politico
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  House GOP Flirts With Government Shutdown Over ‘Obamacare’
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Small Businessmen Push Back Against Obama  —  The Obama campaign is reeling from the fallout over the president's demand that small business people pay higher taxes because they owe their success to the government.  In a few unscripted minutes, Obama, by saying what he really thinks, dealt his own campaign a severe blow.
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WTVD-TV:   Local business owners: ‘We built this’
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Romney Camp Continues 'You Didn't Build That' Attacks with Swing State Events
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democratic Voting Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2004, 2008  —  Republicans more enthusiastic than in 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Democrats are significantly less likely now (39%) than they were in the summers of 2004 and 2008 to say they are “more enthusiastic about voting than usual” in the coming presidential election.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Tina Brown seeks to calm Newsweek staff  —  Newsweek & Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown sought to calm her staff today following remarks from majority owner Barry Diller suggesting that the magazine could cease publication of its print edition as early as this year.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Presidential debate formats announced  —  The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the formats for the 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates, each of which will be 90-minutes long.  Moderators will be selected in August.  —  First presidential debate: October 3 …
Discussion: CBS News, CNN and Shakesville
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Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:
Fall Presidential Debate Schedule Set
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Mogul's Latest Foray Courts Jews for the G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — A Republican group backed by the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is starting a new effort in battleground states to win over Jewish voters who could be persuaded to turn away from President Obama and support Mitt Romney.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania  —  PPP's newest Presidential polls in Michigan and Pennsylvania find Barack Obama with healthy leads in both states.  He's up by 14 points, 53-39, in Michigan and by 6 points, 49-43, in Pennsylvania.  We last looked at each of these states in May.
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Magazine
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Francis X. Donnelly / detroitnews.com:
Polls: Romney gaining in Michigan
e2.ma:
NEW POLL OF NRA MEMBERS BY FRANK LUNTZ SHOWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR COMMON-SENSE GUN LAWS, EXPOSING SIGNIFICANT DIVIDE BETWEEN RANK-AND-FILE MEMBERS AND NRA LEADERSHIP  —  Gun Owners Believe Protecting Second Amendment Goes Hand-in-Hand with Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Criminals
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Craig R. Whitney / New York Times:
A Way Out of the Gun Stalemate
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Romney-Bain contacts outlasted exit  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he had no active role in Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, after he exited in February 1999 to take over Salt Lake City's Winter Olympics bid.
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
Kim Jong-un of North Korea Marries  —  SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's state-run news media on Wednesday ended weeks of speculation about the identity of the poised young woman seen with the country's young leader, Kim Jong-un, at various recent public events, announcing that she is his wife.
Wesley P. Hester / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms  —  The Voter Participation Center, the organization whose mailings are under scrutiny, fired back this afternoon at the Romney campaign.  —  In a letter to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, it charged that what it called attempts …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Daily Kos and Politico
Hollywood Reporter:
Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?  —  The director of “Targets” says: “People go to a movie to have a good time, and they get killed. ...  It makes me sick that I made a movie about it.” … People go to a movie to have a good time, and they get killed.
 
 
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
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Adam C. Smith / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
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Associated Press:
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