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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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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 …
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 …
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.”
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Chicago, DNC plan coordinated national pushback on 'You didn't build that'  —  In a memo tonight, DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said the party and President Obama's campaign are looking to “turn the page” on Mitt Romney's paid and earned media hits using the president's “you didn't build that” …
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 …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Obama gets personal on Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and National Review
Tim Mak / Politico:   Scott Walker knocks Mitt Romney campaign
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
SPIN METER: Obama's 'You didn't build that' echoes
Discussion: Daily Kos and US Politics
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 …
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Kris Kitto / The Hill:
The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People
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.
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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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Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:   Republicans Make Big Push for Jewish Voters
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 …
Washington Blade:
Who signed the Md. anti-gay marriage petition?  — Stumble upon something good?  Share it on StumbleUpon  — Send via Email  — Send this page to Print Friendly  —  The names of some 110,000 Maryland residents who signed a petition to force the state's new marriage equality law onto …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
One More Time: CBO Thinks Obamacare *Reduces* Deficit
David Siders / Capitol Alert:
VIDEO: Herman Cain adviser explains smoking ad while smoking  —  RENO - Mark Block, the campaign strategist who became a minor Internet sensation when the Herman Cain campaign last year released an online-only advertisement featuring Block smoking a cigarette, was watching Cain at a rally …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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.
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama on defense on small business  —  Smarting from the attack on his “you didn't build that"speech the Obama team is inexplicably running a whiny, defensive ad saying, “Those ads taking my words about small business out of context, they're flat out wrong.”  Wow.  This is his version of the “I am not a witch” ad.
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
Government Motors: GM Stock Hits New Low, Taxpayer Loss Hits $35 Billion  —  General Motors (GM) shares closed down 1.5% to 19.02 on Monday, hitting 18.85 intraday.  That's the lowest since the U.S. auto giant came public again in November 2010 at 33 a share.  Update: GM shares early Tuesday fell 1.4% to 18.76, hitting a new low.)
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Thanks ‘Gay-Porn Kingpin’  —  This evening in Portland, Oregon, President Barack Obama thanked a man named Terry Bean for organizing the reelection campaign fundraiser he was speaking at:  —  “I want to thank someone who put so much work into this event, Terry Bean,” President Obama said as the crowd began to cheer.
CNBC:
Wall Street Legend Sandy Weill: Break Up the Big Banks  —  Former Citigroup Chairman & CEO Sanford I. Weill, the man who invented the financial supermarket, called for the breakup of big banks in an interview on CNBC Wednesday.  —  “What we should probably do is go and split up investment banking …
Crystal Wiltshire / Ecorazzi:
WATCH: David Letterman 'We're Screwed' Due To Fracking  —  David Letterman held nothing back last week when he voiced his concerns over fracking, calling the oil companies greedy, he plainly explained to America, “we're screwed.”  —  The Late Show host went on to point out the issues …
BBC:
NK leader's marriage confirmed  —  The woman presumed to be Ri Sol-ju was pictured in images released by the state news agency  —  North Korean state media have confirmed for the first time that the country's leader Kim Jong-un is married.  —  Reports referred to him attending the opening …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Cantor: Obama administration ‘beats back into submission’ those who dissent  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Monday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) recanting her criticism of the White House for national-security leaks is evidence the Obama administration …
Discussion: Politico, Wake up America, Hot Air and CNN
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of ‘Leak’ … Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke with NPR on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  —  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative and pugilistic dissenter, is challenging everything from a recent leak …
Discussion: Washington Wire
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Did President Reagan Neglect National Security?  —  The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Mitt Romney is recounting a Jim Baker anecdote in which President Reagan ordered Baker, as White House chief of staff, to hold no national security meetings over a hundred day period early …
Discussion: Politico and Via Meadia
 
 
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
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Boy, 11, flies to Italy without ticket
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Larry Elliott / Guardian:
Shock 0.7% fall in UK GDP deepens double-dip recession
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New York Sun:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell floats plan to stop defense cuts
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Washington Post:
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Katie Glueck / Reuters:
Veep Sheet: Gov. Bob McDonnell ‘incredibly able’
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Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
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Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Iran nuclear facilities ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC malware
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