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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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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 …
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 …
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.
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Sheldon Adelson May Stop By Romney Jerusalem Fundraiser  —  Mitt Romney may have quite the high-profile guest at his Jerusalem fundraiser.  A donor to Romney who helped plan the presumptive GOP nominee's trip to Israel tells ABC News that Sheldon Adelson will be at his home in Israel and may stop by.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill, Washington Post and GOP 12
Tim Mak / Politico:   Scott Walker knocks Mitt Romney campaign
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Romney Aides Cite His ‘Anglo-Saxon Heritage’
Discussion: Examiner, ABCNEWS and Guardian
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Va. state senator blames racism for Romney gains
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
To Move Polls, Romney Needs to Go Positive
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.
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
No Building Permits for Opponent of Same-Sex Marriage  —  The Chicago Tribune reports: … In Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino reportedly took a similar view: … But denying a private business permits because of such speech by its owner is a blatant First Amendment violation.
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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.
Michelle Malkin:
Hey, Boston: Leave Chick-fil-A alone
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 …
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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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Small Businessmen Push Back Against Obama  —  The Obama campaign is reeling from the fallout over the president's demand that small business people pay higher taxes because they owe their success to the government.  In a few unscripted minutes, Obama, by saying what he really thinks, dealt his own campaign a severe blow.
Discussion: WTVD-TV
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Chicago, DNC plan coordinated national pushback on 'You didn't build that'
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
North Koreans Learn They Have First Lady  —  SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's state-run news media ended weeks of speculation about the identity of the poised young woman seen with the young leader Kim Jong-un at various recent public events, announcing Wednesday that she is his wife.
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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.
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 …
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.
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: New York Magazine
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Francis X. Donnelly / detroitnews.com:
Polls: Romney gaining in Michigan
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 …
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
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: ThinkProgress and Washington Wire
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Syria Is Iraq  —  Lord knows I am rooting for the opposition forces in Syria to quickly prevail on their own and turn out to be as democratically inclined as we hope.  But the chances of this best-of-all-possible outcomes is low.  That's because Syria is a lot like Iraq.
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Greece expels Olympic athlete over racist tweets  —  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece's Olympic team Wednesday for her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
 
 
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
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Discussion: Politico, Wake up America, Hot Air and CNN
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Obama Thanks ‘Gay-Porn Kingpin’
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