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12:10 AM ET, July 27, 2012

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Joshua Keating / FP Passport:
Romney book: Britain is a tiny island that makes stuff nobody wants  —  Mitt Romney has already gotten in a spot of trouble in London for suggesting that Britain may not be quite ready to host the Olympic Games.  Romney has walked back his comments, but it's not the first time the candidate …
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Guardian:
Mitt Romney's Olympics blunder stuns No 10 and hands gift to Obama  —  Republican candidate backtracks on warning of ‘disconcerting’ signs for Games after rebukes by British PM and London mayor  —  Mitt Romney handed Barack Obama a potential gift for the US presidential election campaign …
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Oh, Mitt: those Romney gaffes in full  —  Boobs, blunders, clangers - whatever you call them, Romney likes to drop them.  And he's really outdone himself in London  —  From criticising the biggest sporting event Britain has held in over 40 years, to “looking out of the backside of 10 Downing Street” …
Jason Easley / PoliticusUSA:
Romney in Shambles as Britain Proclaims Him Worse than Sarah Palin … The British reaction to Mitt Romney has gone from openness, to skepticism, to mocking, to concluding that Mitt Romney is worse than Sarah Palin.  —  Daily Mail Political Editor James Chapman has been providing the world …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and CBS News
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Commentary: if Mitt Romney doesn't like us, we shouldn't care  —  Mitt Romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive.  —  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …
Rob Williams / The Independent:
Mr Leader?  Did Mitt Romney forget Ed Miliband's name?  —  Mitt Romney follows gaffe over Britain's readiness to hold Olympic games by appearing to forget name of Labour leader  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.
Sara Murray / Washington Wire:
Romney's Not-So-Secret Meeting With MI6
Glen Johnson / The Boston Globe:
Romney faces backlash over Olympics comments
Discussion: CNN and The PJ Tatler
BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Issued Comically Bizarre Cartoon-Mitt-Romney Olympic Pins
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Rosa Prince / Telegraph:
Olympics: Mitt Romney seeks to play down London 2012 comments
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Olympics Committee: No Games footage in campaign ads
Daily Mail:
‘Are we ready?  Yes we are!’ …
Adam Serwer / Mother Jones:
In Defense of Chick-Fil-A  —  Dan Cathy, the president of the fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A, doesn't like same-sex marriage.  He believes that “we're inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.”
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Greg Turner / Boston Herald:
Menino says he can't actively block Chick-fil-A  —  Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino repeated today that he doesn't want Chick-fil-A in Boston, but he backed away from a threat to actively block the fast-food chain from setting up shop in the city.  —  “I can't do that.
Joshua Rhett Miller / Fox News:
Legal eagles cry fowl over politicians' plans to block Chick-fil-A
Discussion: Riehl World View, Newsy and Swampland
KNSD-TV:
Protest Disrupts Grand Opening of Laguna Hills Chick-fil-A
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Fran Spielman / Chicago Sun Times:
Emanuel goes after Chick-fil-A for boss' anti-gay views
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
It's not OK to ignore this pro-Romney ad  —  There are two really effective campaign ads blanketing the airwaves.  One from each campaign.  But only one of them is perhaps the most dangerous in its potential impact against its target.  And Democrats better beware.
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Context be damned: Obama's ‘It worked’ quote should work for Republicans
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The New Republic
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
WH's Carney Refuses To Name The Capital Of Israel  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney is asked by a reporter what is the capital of Israel.  —  Reporter: What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel?  Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Say, how come the DOJ isn't prosecuting top Obama crony Jon Corzine?  —  Via Breitbart, three possibilities here, all of them plausible and by no means mutually exclusive.  One: The DOJ just isn't in the business of prosecuting bankers anymore.  If they didn't go after anyone for the subprime crisis …
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Wynton Hall / BREITBART.COM:
REVEALED: CORZINE'S MF GLOBAL WAS CLIENT OF ERIC HOLDER'S LAW FIRM
Paul M. Barrett / Business Week:
Karl Rove: He's Back, Big Time  —  On the evening of June 29, Amedeo Scognamiglio, a jewelry designer on the Isle of Capri, met friends for drinks at the elegant Grand Hotel Quisisana.  Around midnight, Scognamiglio says, “I noticed some familiar American faces.”  He took to Twitter.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Truthdig
Michael A. Black / New York Times:
I Carried a Gun, and It Was Heavy  —  AS the families of James E. Holmes's victims continue to deal with this senseless tragedy, anti- and pro-gun groups are exchanging their standard barbs on gun control in America.  Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, recently suggested …
Julian E. Barnes / Washington Wire:
Slovak Foreign Minister Chides Romney on Missile Defense … Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama's administration this week for abandoning Poland and the Czech Republic by altering plans for an American missile defense system in Europe.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Romney: ‘Looking Forward to the Bust of Winston Churchill Being in the Oval Office Again’  —  At an event in London, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again.”
Ari Shavit / Haaretz:
Romney to Haaretz: Military option on Iran should not be ruled out  —  On the eve of his visit to Israel, in an exclusive interview with Haaretz, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserts that Iran is the biggest threat to the world, reaffirms Israel's right to exist …
Discussion: CNN and Weekly Standard
Dianne Williamson / Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
‘Plans’ don't include sale to gay couple  —  It's bad enough that the Catholic Church discriminates against gay people.  But it's poor form — and possibly illegal — to document the bigotry and then mistakenly email it to the victims.  —  This embarrassing etiquette lapse occurred …
Discussion: Advocate and ThinkProgress
 
 
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Pennsylvania Miscellany  —PPP's newest poll of Pennsylvania …
Discussion: PennLive.com and PointOfLaw Forum
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
President Obama's Advice For Eagles QB Mike Vick
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Scalia: ‘We get clobbered by the press’
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House GOP typo fix has new mistake
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