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4:15 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.
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
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
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 …
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 …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
GOP Rep. Don Young endorses Democrat in Hawaii Senate race
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Congressman Calls McCain ‘Numb Nuts’ For Criticizing Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt
Discussion: The Raw Story and Wonkette
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.
Fox News Insider:
TRANSCRIPT: Mitt Romney's Remarks at VFW National Convention
Discussion: Wired, Hot Air and
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
White House warns of $1,600 tax hike on 114M middle-class families  —  The White House has launched a new offensive in its fight with congressional Republicans over taxes, arguing 114 million middle-class families will see their taxes rise without action by Congress.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem leaders voice support for assault weapons ban, other reforms
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Hot Air and The Raw Story
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senator Blasts Obama For Talking ‘Incessantly’ About The Middle Class
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 …
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 and CNN
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
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.
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
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:, ABCNEWS, Hot Air and The Caucus
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Mayor Bloomberg Flirts With Violating the Taylor Law  —  After calling out President Obama and Mitt Romney on Sunday, Bloomberg stepped up the rhetoric on Piers Morgan last night by calling on police officers around the country to strike: … We highly doubt Bloomberg actually wants …
Dennis Romero / The Informer:
Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in L.A. Per City Council Vote  —  The L.A. City Council today voted to put an end to the city's infamous and numerous marijuana dispensaries, citing neighborhood concerns and court rulings that have questioned a city's right to regulate the retailers.
Discussion: Guardian, Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
Greg Hengler /
Victim's Brother To MSNBC: The Families Won't “Politicize This” For Your Gun Restriction Agenda … Note how Michael Eric “Where's My (Black) Thesaurus” Dyson sets up the gun control question with a question about the “inspiring” appearance by The Doer Of All Good Things.  —  Sign-Up to receive Updates from TH
Discussion: Hot Air
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Conservatives call on Obama to establish ‘safe zones’ in Syria
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Greenland's ‘Extreme Melt Event’
Discussion: Newsy, Guardian and World News
David Brooks / New York Times:
More Treatment Programs  —  Early in the morning of Sept. 4 …
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
Zack Colman / E2-Wire:
Obama administration announces solar energy projects
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid says he has no plans to bring gun bill to Senate floor
Discussion: Politico and The Huffington Post
Wells Tower / GQ:
Desperately Seeking Mitt
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Guardian and Wonkette
Warren Throckmorton:
Porn in the Strangest Places: Reparative Therapy and Pornography
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Republicans blast Pentagon for allowing military uniforms in gay pride parade
Discussion: ThinkProgress and TBogg
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
The Myth of the Libertarian Internet
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Eschaton
The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham
Discussion: Daily Kos and Business Insider
Ryan J. Reilly /
TPMMuckraker  —  Ahead Of Voter ID Trial, Pennsylvania Admits There's …