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8:00 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 …
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.
Adam C. Smith / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
Jacksonville's Democratic mayor won't back Barack Obama
Discussion: GOP 12 and Florida Times Union
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
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 …
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First Read / msnbc.com:
NBC exclusive: Romney talks with Brian Williams
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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.
WTVD-TV:
Local business owners: ‘We built this’  —  RALEIGH (WTVD) — In Raleigh Wednesday, as well as across the country, outraged business owners spoke out against President Barack Obama's comments that if you own a business, “you didn't build that.”  —  “It's almost like someone just slapped me in the face …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   Small Businessmen Push Back Against Obama
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Romney Camp Continues 'You Didn't Build That' Attacks with Swing State Events
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
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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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
Craig R. Whitney / New York Times:
A Way Out of the Gun Stalemate  —  THE national conversation about guns, since James E. Holmes shot 12 people to death and wounded 58 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has been a dialogue of the deaf.  Unless gun-control advocates and gun-rights supporters stop screaming at each …
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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.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Conservatives urge Cantor to push spending fight into 2013  —  House conservatives urged Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to back a stopgap spending bill that would extend into 2013 and take the issue of government funding off the table during the election and the jammed lame-duck session this fall.
Discussion: Politico
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Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  House GOP Flirts With Government Shutdown Over ‘Obamacare’
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
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.
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 …
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.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Heroes of Aurora  —  A mea culpa for an errant tweet.  —  Among the most evocative stories to come out of last week's horror in Aurora, Colo., are those of the three men who died saving the lives of their girlfriends.  The New York Post recounted them on Saturday:
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gawker and ABCNEWS
 
 
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Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Romney readying for low-key European turn
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Top Romney Foreign Policy Aide Refers To Russia As ‘The Soviet Union’
Wesley P. Hester / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Politico
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg:
Billionaires May Win As Democrats Split Over Estate Tax
Discussion: ThinkProgress and cbpp.org
Abby Rapoport / American Prospect:
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Fox News:
Rep wants public hearing on Planned Parenthood after woman's death
Associated Press:
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Quinnipiac University:
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Discussion: City Room and Politico
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
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Discussion: Washington Wire and ThinkProgress
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