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2:50 PM ET, July 29, 2012


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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was ‘A Mistake’  —  Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin.  —  In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision …
Washington Post:
Romney would ‘respect the decision’ of Israel to attack Iran to stop nuclear weapon capability, adviser says  —  View Photo Gallery — Romney continues overseas tour: The Republican presidential candidate began his week-long overseas tour with a stop in London, praising …
Discussion: and Booman Tribune
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Romney to allow press into Israel fundraiser after all  —  JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney's campaign has reversed a decision to not allow the media into a fundraiser here Monday morning, bowing to reporters' demand that they be allowed to record the Republican's address to some of his top donors.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Report: Adviser says Romney would back Israeli attack on Iran
Discussion: The Mahablog, CNN and Prairie Weather
Benjamin Netanyahu / CNN:
Romney talks tough on Iran
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Romney Breaks Agreement with Media: Bans Media From Covering Jerusalem Fundraiser UPDATE: Abruptly Changes Its Mind
Associated Press:
Romney closing Israeli fundraiser to reporters
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Scalia Suggests ‘Hand-Held Rocket Launchers’ Are Protected Under Second Amendment  —  This morning on Fox News Sunday, Justice Antonin Scalia reiterated just how extremely his Constitutional originalism can be applied.  Referring to the recent shooting in Aurora, CO, host Chris Wallace asked …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and DownWithTyranny!
John Aloysius Farrell /
Scalia: Guns May be Regulated  —  Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.  —  “It will have to be decided in future cases,” Scalia said on Fox News Sunday.
Discussion: protein wisdom
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Scalia: ‘Handheld rocket launchers’ could be constitutional  —  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Sunday said that even “handheld rocket launchers” could be considered legal under his interpretation of the Constitution's Second Amendment.  —  In the wake of a massacre in Colorado …
Discussion: Applesauce
Thomas M. Burton / Washington Wire:
Justice Scalia: 'I'm Not Cantankerous'
Discussion: USA Today and New York Magazine
Richard A. Muller / New York Times:
The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic  —  CALL me a converted skeptic.  Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming.  Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists …
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Romney and Wife Go to Jerusalem's Western Wall  —  JERUSALEM — Mitt and Ann Romney visited one of the holiest sites in the Jewish faith today, arriving at the Western Wall on a sacred day of mourning in Israel.  —  The Romneys arrived via motorcade at the site of prayer and spent …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Temple Mount Tackiness
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
R.I.P. Inkblot  —  I hate to write this post, but all of you have been part of Inkblot's life for so long that I can hardly not do it.  One of our neighbors saw the flyers we posted around the neighborhood and called a few minutes ago to tell us that she had seen the body of a cat nearby.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Bill Keller / The New York Times:
WikiLeaks, A Post Postscript  —  AS rumors build about the potential financial blockade against the New York Times by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for hosting U.S. government cables published by WikiLeaks, I find myself in the awkward position of having to defend WikiLeaks.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
House GOP lawmakers double down on Muslim Brotherhood comments  —  Republican lawmakers who demanded an investigation into whether Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff is a covert agent for the Muslim Brotherhood said this week they have no regrets.  —  Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
Associated Press:
Lake Delton dyed a tourist-pleasing blue  —  River Alliance calls dye job ‘foolish’  —  The lake that's home to the long-running Tommy Bartlett ski show has gone from pea green to a more aesthetically-pleasing color.  —  Five-hundred gallons of dye bought with nearly $30,000 in taxpayers' money …
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Obama blamed for failure of international arms-trade treaty  —  The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time.  —  The decision sparked angry reactions …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:   Arms-trade treaty talks collapse, supporters rip Obama
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Andrew Hacker / New York Times:
Is Algebra Necessary?  —  A TYPICAL American school day finds …
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Too Few Doctors in Many U.S. Communities
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Sunday on ‘This Week’: Robert Gibbs and Kevin Madden
Discussion: CNN and The Political Carnival
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Political Memo: Obama Campaign Takes Gamble in Going Negative