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10:15 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.”
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 …
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
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 …
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CNN:
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 …
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 …
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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 and National Review
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Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
SPIN METER: Obama's 'You didn't build that' echoes
Discussion: Daily Kos and US Politics
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Obama to run ads pushing back on 'you didn't build that' (Updated)
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 …
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Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Why Advertisers Want Charlie Sheen As Their Spokesman—And Why Young Men Still Like Him  —  Over at The Daily Beast, Maria Elena Fernandez has written a piece that explains both why Charlie Sheen continue to employed, and in two paragraphs, everything you need to know about the utter venality of advertising:
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Aurora Shooting / The Daily Beast:   Charlie Sheen: Anger Management on FX, DirecTV, Fiat
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, Conservatives4Palin and Politico
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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 …
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Romney Blasts Security Leaks as an Obama Betrayal  —  RENO, Nev. — On the eve of a trip abroad intended to burnish his qualifications to be commander in chief, Mitt Romney accused Obama administration officials on Tuesday of betraying the country by leaking national security secrets …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Caucus
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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
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.
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 …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Congressman Calls McCain ‘Numb Nuts’ For Criticizing Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt  —  Tea Party Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) lashed out at Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for criticizing him and his fellow conservative members for suggesting that a senior aide to Secretary …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Wonkette
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BBC:
Gay marriage to be introduced in Scotland  —  The Scottish government decision came after a consultation on gay marriage  —  Scotland could become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage after the SNP government announced plans to make the change.
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 …
 
 
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Daily Mail / Associated Press:
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Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
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BBC:
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Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Iran nuclear facilities ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC malware
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Dennis Romero / The Informer:
Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in L.A. Per City Council Vote
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
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Discussion: Hot Air
Joe Trippi / Fox News:
Why Gary Johnson could cost Obama or Romney a win in 2012