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10:40 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.”
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 …
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
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People
Discussion: The Blotter and Influence Alley
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” …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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 …
Discussion: protein wisdom
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
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
SPIN METER: Obama's 'You didn't build that' echoes
Discussion: Daily Kos and US Politics
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
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Did President Reagan Neglect National Security?
Discussion: Politico
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Romney Blasts Security Leaks as an Obama Betrayal
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Caucus
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: CNN, Conservatives4Palin and Politico
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 …
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 …
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
Aurora Shooting / The Daily Beast:   Charlie Sheen: Anger Management on FX, DirecTV, Fiat
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 …
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 …
Martha Woodall /
Feds charge Philly charter school mogul in massive fraud  —  A charter school mogul was charged today in a multimillion-dollar fraud case by the U.S. Attorney's Office.  —  Dorothy June Hairston Brown, who received accolades for students' test scores and gained notoriety for collecting large salaries …
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.
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
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.
Washington Post:
N.Y. Fed quiet on Barclays' admission of rigging Libor  —  View Photo Gallery — Know your investment banks: Europe's ongoing debt crisis is causing stock prices to slide at investment banks around the world.  Presented here are the top nine banks and how they have been performing since the 2008 U.S. financial crisis.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell floats plan to stop defense cuts
Discussion: Influence Alley
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Thanks ‘Gay-Porn Kingpin’
Gay marriage to be introduced in Scotland
Katie Glueck / Reuters:
Veep Sheet: Gov. Bob McDonnell ‘incredibly able’
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS and Politics Extra
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
Nanny Mike's next target a real boozy
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed Moves Closer to Action
Daily Mail / Associated Press:
Shocking Taliban propaganda video captures the moments leading up to massive suicide bombing …
Discussion: Riehl World View and Atlas Shrugs
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
More on Milk  —  Not surprisingly, experiences like mine with dairy …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Oprah Winfrey attacked for ‘ignorant’ India special
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Iran nuclear facilities ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC malware
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Mediaite