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2:10 PM ET, July 28, 2012

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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.”
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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.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Pelosi: Republican Jews ‘Being Exploited’
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
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 …
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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
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
Associated Press:   Jesse Jackson Jr. in Mayo Clinic for depression
Chicago Tribune:
Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being evaluated for depression, ‘gastrointestinal issues’
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Craig Howie / Politico:
Palin visits Chick-fil-A  —  Sarah Palin waded into the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A and gay marriage by tweeting a picture of herself and husband Todd visiting the fast-food chain Friday after a Texas campaign stop.  —  “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business …
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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 …
KBOI 2 News:
Does billboard comparing Obama to alleged shooter go too far?  —  On Franklin Blvd in Caldwell.  —  RELATED CONTENT  —  CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - A Caldwell billboard is raising questions in the Treasure Valley as it compares President Obama to accused Colorado killer, James Holmes.
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 …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Where's the Outrage?  —  Are too many Democratic voters sleepwalking away from our democracy this election cycle, not nearly outraged enough about Big Money's undue influence and Republican state legislatures changing the voting rules?  —  It seems so.  —  A Gallup poll released this week found that …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Ron Paul / CNN:
Ron Paul campaign to challenge all Louisiana delegates  —  (CNN) - The Ron Paul 2012 campaign is preparing to challenge the entire slate of Louisiana's 46 delegates selected to attend the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Florida.  —  Paul's campaign asserts the final list …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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: The Other McCain and Politico
Gary Mihoces / USA Today:
U.S. wrestler gives Michelle Obama a lift  —  LONDON - Body lifts are routine in Olympic wrestling.  —  U.S. wrestler Elena Pirozhkova hoisted first lady Michelle Obama off the ground in a kinder, gentler and most uncommon fashion Friday.  —  It happened during the first lady's visit …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The politics of horse ballet  —  The animal kingdom has been inhospitable to Mitt Romney in this election cycle.  —  First there was the damaging story of Seamus, the Irish setter he strapped to the roof of the Romneys' car on a family trip.  —  Now it seems that, when it comes …
Discussion: Althouse and Business Insider
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.
New York Times:
Behind Big Political Gifts, a Mysterious Donor  —  It is a small apartment in a scrubby section of Jamaica, Queens, where the average household income is $33,800 and many residents receive government assistance.  —  But from this unlikely address, nearly $900,000 has flowed to the campaign accounts …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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.
 
 
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Elaine Porterfield / Reuters:
Amazon's Jeff Bezos, wife, make $2.5 million donation for gay marriage
Discussion: Fox News and Right Wing News
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
DNC Homepage Shows More Romney Attack Ads Than Obama Accomplishments
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
White House projects $1.2 trillion deficit, lower economic growth in 2012
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney looks for a breakout moment in Israel to salvage foreign trip
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Maryland police may have thwarted shooting
New York Times:
Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Ros Wynne-Jones / Guardian:
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BuzzFeed:
Team Romney Readies For “Saturday Obama Surprise”