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11:55 AM ET, July 28, 2012

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Daily Mail:
Michelle Obama goes for stunning all-white look to take on Duchess Kate in dazzling fashion face-off at Buckingham Palace  — The look continues the red, white and blue fashion theme she has been maintaining since her arrival in London this morning  — The event preceded …
Discussion: Althouse, The Hill and Rumproast
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Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
A 5-Ring Circus: Olympic Opening Is Oddly, Confidently British  —  LONDON — With its hilariously quirky Olympic opening ceremony, a wild jumble of the celebratory and the fanciful; the conventional and the eccentric; and the frankly off-the-wall, Britain presented itself to the world Friday night …
Traci Klein / Mayo Clinic News:
Statement by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., distributed by Mayo Clinic  —  Rochester, Minn. — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has arrived at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues.  —  Further information will be released …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. treated for depression at Mayo Clinic  —  Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been absent from Capitol Hill since mid-June, is receiving treatment for depression.  —  The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota said the Illinois lawmaker had arrived at the healthcare center for …
Discussion: Associated Press
Chicago Tribune:
Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being evaluated for depression, ‘gastrointestinal issues’
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Bloomberg:
Pelosi Says Republicans Use Israel To Distract (Transcript)  —  U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Republicans are using Israel in this year's political campaigns to distract from their tax-cutting agenda.
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Pelosi: President Obama's Been to Israel ‘Over and Over Again’  —  Daniel Halper has called attention to Nancy Pelosi's remarkable interview with Al Hunt on the topic of Barack Obama and Israel.  I'd note one comment in particular: Pelosi's claim that President Obama “has been there [Israel] over and over again.”
Discussion: Power Line
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
Fla. Republican: We wanted to suppress black votes  —  Florida's disgraced former GOP chairman says the party had meetings about “keeping blacks from voting”  —  In the debate over new laws meant to curb voter fraud in places like Florida, Democrats always charge that Republicans are trying …
Rahm Emanuel / nbcchicago.com:
Rahm Clarifies Chick-fil-A Stance  —  After a national conversation blew up this week over the role of legislature and small business, Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set the record straight on how he feels about Chick-fil-A.  —  Emanuel press secretary Tarrah Cooper called Friday to clarify …
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Liz Buckthorpe / www2.wrbl.com:
COLUMBUS, Ga. —  News 3 has learned that Donald A. Perry …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Is the Churchill Bust Controversy a Total Bust?  —  Official White House Photo by Pete Souza  —  There's been much consternation today at the White House about a bust of Winston Churchill.  A quote from conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has ignited a fiery blog post …
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Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog:
Fact Check: The Bust of Winston Churchill
CNN:
Busted: Two statues amount to one Churchill bust of a controversy
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Why he's going where he's going  —  A generation ago, it was the three I's.
Judson Berger / Fox News:
Indiana company scraps plans for expansion over ObamaCare device tax  —  An Indiana-based medical equipment manufacturer says it's scrapping plans to open five new plants in the coming years because of a looming tax tied to President Obama's health care overhaul law.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans More Positive Than Negative Toward Netanyahu  —  Republicans more favorable to him than in his prior term; Democrats less so  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans have a more positive (35%) than negative (23%) view of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though four in 10 are not familiar enough with him to rate him.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
White House projects $1.2 trillion deficit, lower economic growth in 2012  —  The White House budget office on Friday projected a $1.211-trillion deficit this year, down from the $1.327 trillion projected in February.  —  The mid-session review from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) …
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Daily Mail:
THE YOUNG ATHLETES CHOSEN TO LIGHT THE OLYMPIC CAULDRON  —  Callum Airlie, 17, was nominated by gold medal-winning sailor Shirley Robertson.  He has been sailing since the age of four, and is a two-time Optimist UK national champion who aims to be entered into the 2013 ISAF (International Sailing Association & Federation) Open.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney looks for a breakout moment in Israel to salvage foreign trip  —  View Photo Gallery — Romney begins his overseas tour: The Republican presidential candidate made his first stop on the week-long tour in London, praising the U.S.-British relationship and stirring up several minor controversies along the way.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama: GOP plan is to spend ‘trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy’  —  President Obama pressured Congress to avoid an impending rise in middle-class tax rates, accusing GOP lawmakers of holding those families “hostage” in order to enact massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
Discussion: Politico
Aaron Kalman / The Times of Israel:
Hosts accept coach's demand, and separate the teams with makeshift barrier  —  Two of Israel's judokas, Arik Zeevi (right) and Alice Schlesinger at the entrance to the Israeli building at the Olympic village, July 26 (photo credit: courtesy of the Israeli Olympic Committee)
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Algemeiner.com:
Lebanese Olympic Team Demands Barrier Separation From Israel Squad
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT and The Jawa Report
 
 
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