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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.
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Sheldon Adelson May Stop By Romney Jerusalem Fundraiser
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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Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Romney readying for low-key European turn
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
Mitt Romney would restore ‘Anglo-Saxon’ relations between Britain and America
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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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:   No Building Permits for Opponent of Same-Sex Marriage
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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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.
e2.ma:
NEW POLL OF NRA MEMBERS BY FRANK LUNTZ SHOWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR COMMON-SENSE GUN LAWS, EXPOSING SIGNIFICANT DIVIDE BETWEEN RANK-AND-FILE MEMBERS AND NRA LEADERSHIP  —  Gun Owners Believe Protecting Second Amendment Goes Hand-in-Hand with Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Criminals
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Craig R. Whitney / New York Times:
A Way Out of the Gun Stalemate
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Bloomberg pushes 2012ers on guns
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Guardian
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
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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Francis X. Donnelly / detroitnews.com:
Polls: Romney gaining in Michigan
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
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 …
Wesley P. Hester / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms  —  The Voter Participation Center, the organization whose mailings are under scrutiny, fired back this afternoon at the Romney campaign.  —  In a letter to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, it charged that what it called attempts …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Politico
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg:
Billionaires May Win As Democrats Split Over Estate Tax  —  Senate Democrats, who are united in support of higher income tax rates for millionaires and billionaires, are paralyzed by disagreements on how to tax the estates of the wealthiest Americans.  —  Lobbied by business owners and billionaires …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and cbpp.org
Adam C. Smith / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
Jacksonville's Democratic mayor won't back Barack Obama  —  State and national Democrats last year hailed the election of Alvin Brown as mayor of Jacksonville, Florida's largest city a longtime Republican stronghold.  —  But as the Obama campaign mounts another aggressive effort to maximize …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Florida Times Union
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 …
 
 
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msnbc.com:
Romney talks with NBC's Brian Williams in exclusive interview
Discussion: ABCNEWS and ThinkProgress
Hollywood Reporter:
Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Top Romney Foreign Policy Aide Refers To Russia As ‘The Soviet Union’
Politico:
Biden to attend Senate tax votes
Discussion: The New Republic
Fox News:
Rep wants public hearing on Planned Parenthood after woman's death
Quinnipiac University:
New Yorkers Like Cuomo As Gov, Clinton As President, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Obama …
Discussion: City Room and Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of ‘Leak’
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Wire
Helen Carter / Guardian:
Boy, 11, flies to Italy without ticket
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Blade:
Who signed the Md. anti-gay marriage petition?
Discussion: The Daily Dish
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Did President Reagan Neglect National Security?
Discussion: Politico and Via Meadia
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Democrats catch major typo in Republicans' deregulation bill