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1:10 PM ET, August 2, 2012

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Steve Tetreault / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Reid doubles down on Romney tax charge … WASHINGTON - Sen. Harry Reid caused a stir this week when he told an interviewer that Mitt Romney hasn't released more of his tax returns because “he didn't pay taxes for 10 years.”  On Wednesday, Reid doubled down on the charge.
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart: ‘You, Harry Reid, Are Really, Really Terrible’  —  Jon Stewart very thoroughly ripped into Senator Harry Reid for not just claiming that Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes for ten years without caring about whether it is true or not, but for his unbelievable statement that Romney's father would be …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Reid doubles down on tax claims
Discussion: Hot Air
David Rogers / Politico:
CR snubs appropriators, endangers federal programs
Discussion: CNN
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Reid stands by Bain Capital investor story
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
CNN:
TRENDING: Horserace turns (almost) literal in London  —  (CNN) - The political horserace turned into an actual horserace Thursday in London.  Or at least a horse ballet.  —  Rafalca, the mare co-owned by Ann Romney, made her Olympics debut at Greenwich Park, competing in the individual …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politico
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CNN:
Looking a dressage horse in the mouth
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
MoveOn speaks for ‘pampered’ Romney horse Rafalca in TV ad
Discussion: USA Today
Associated Press:   Ann Romney ‘thrilled’ by Rafalca performance
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Nine takeaways on Romney's tax plan  —  1) The Tax Policy Center bent over backwards to make Romney's promises add up.  They assumed a Romney administration wouldn't cut a dollar of tax preferences for anyone making less than $200,000 until they had cut every dollar of tax preferences for everyone making over $200,000.
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David W. Chen / New York Times:
Goldman to Invest in City Jail Program, Profiting if Recidivism Falls Sharply  —  New York City, embracing an experimental mechanism for financing social services that has excited and worried government reformers around the world, will allow Goldman Sachs to invest nearly $10 million in a jail program …
Washington Post:
White House analyst warned saving Solyndra could cost more than letting it fail  —  As the Obama administration moved last year to bail out Solyndra, the embattled flagship of the president's initiative to promote alternative energy, a White House budget analyst calculated that millions …
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
GOP Hits Obama on Lobbyist Meetings at ‘Caribou’
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Washington Free Beacon
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Marco Rubio Is Wrong on Olympic Winnings  —  He and Mitt Romney want to exempt medalists from taxes.  But such loopholes are exactly what makes the tax code a complicated mess.  —  Reuters  —  Senator Marco Rubio has long made tax simplification one of his talking points.
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Olympic Medal Tax Pander
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Annan Resigns as Syria Peace Envoy  —  Kofi Annan, the special envoy of the United Nations and Arab League who has sought unsuccessfully for months to resolve the Syria conflict, has submitted his resignation Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations said on Thursday.
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Tony Capaccio / Bloomberg:
Missile Defense Staff Warned To Stop Surfing Porn Sites  —  The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency warned its employees and contractors last week to stop using their government computers to surf the Internet for pornographic sites, according to the agency's executive director.
bfi.org.uk:
The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time  —  846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors have voted - and the 50-year reign of Kane is over.  Our critics' poll has a new number one.  —  Image courtesy Kobal Collection  —  Introduction  —  Ian Christie rings in the changes in our biggest-ever poll.
Ashley Halsey III / Washington Post:
Two planes taking off from National put on collision course with plane trying to land  —  Three commuter jets came within seconds of a midair collision at Reagan National Airport on Tuesday after confused air traffic controllers launched two outbound flights directly at another plane coming in to land …
TheDenverChannel.com:
CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes  —  Sources Tell CALL7 Investigators Dr. Lynne Fenton Had Concerns About Holmes' Behavior Six Weeks Before Shootings  —  Arthur Kane and John Ferrugia , CALL7 Investigators  —  DENVER — The psychiatrist treating accused Aurora theater …
Discussion: BBC, Outside the Beltway and Gawker
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Denver Post:
James Holmes referred to University of Colorado threat-assessment team, sources say
Discussion: New York Magazine and Wizbang
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee, arrested  —  The Green Party's presidential nominee was arrested Wednesday in Philadelphia and charged with trespassing during a protest against Fannie Mae.  —  Jill Stein, a Massachusetts resident and Harvard-educated doctor …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rick Warren: Chick-fil-A's owner told me they set a new world record in sales today  —  And the day's not over yet.  —  Somewhere, a Burger King ad man's toying with the idea of having “The King” declare himself “100% pro-life.” … Not a word about today's activities has been whispered …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Romney to Chick-fil-A?  —  Mitt Romney's hosting a campaign event at Jeffco Fairgrounds in Golden, Colorado around lunchtime today, and a quick scan of Chick-fil-A's website shows several locations within fifteen miles or so of the Romney event.  So it should be easy for Romney to stop …
Jared Diamond / New York Times:
Op-Ed Contributor: Mitt Romney's Search for Simple Answers  —  MITT ROMNEY'S latest controversial remark, about the role of culture in explaining why some countries are rich and powerful while others are poor and weak, has attracted much comment.  I was especially interested in his remark …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney's Comeback Plan  —  After the deluge.  “This campaign is not like a baseball game,” says Fehrnstrom.  —  Image by Carsten Koall / Getty Images  —  Mitt Romney has lost each of the last 40 days, each day in its own way.  Now his campaign, finally reckoning with a summer …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Political Memo: Tea Party Influence Could Reshape Senate Republicans  —  WASHINGTON — The Tea Party is very much alive in the drive for Republican control of the Senate, portending a potential shake-up in the mind-set of the chamber.  The easy Republican primary victory in Texas on Tuesday of Ted Cruz …
Associated Press:
Romney's CEO style rankled Mass. lawmakers  —  BOSTON (AP) — What worked for Mitt Romney in the corporate boardroom didn't fly in the more raucous corridors of the Massachusetts Legislature.  —  Now the Republican candidate for president, Romney took over as governor in 2003 after a long …
Discussion: Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Jobless Claims Increase  —  The number of U.S. workers filing applications for jobless benefits rose last week, continuing an uneven pattern that suggests job creation was likely modest in July.  —  Initial jobless claims, an indication of layoffs, increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000 …
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
WWII vet Sen. Inouye: Obama's birth-control mandate is no Pearl Harbor  —  The Senate's most senior member called out a Republican congressman for comparing the federal birth-control mandate to the events of Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11, 2001.  —  Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) …
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll  —  America's largest car firm made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, with European division reporting operating loss of $361m  —  General Motors' profits fell 41% in the second quarter as troubles in Europe undercut strong sales in North America.
Discussion: Vodkapundit
Glenn Hubbard / Wall Street Journal:
The Romney Plan for Economic Recovery  —  Tax cuts, spending restraint and repeal of Obama's regulatory excesses would mean 12 million new jobs in his first term alone.  —  We are currently in the most anemic economic recovery in the memory of most Americans.
 
 
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Congress isn't gridlocked — it's just totally irresponsible
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
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Reuters:
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BuzzFeed:
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Romney, in his own words
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Thompson locked in a three-way fight for Wisconsin's GOP Senate nomination
Michelle Quinn / Politico:
Mitt Romney not yet a member of the ‘thumb tribe’
Discussion: Shakesville and New York Magazine
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Obama Campaign: Like Demagoguery, Only Dumber