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10:40 PM ET, August 4, 2012

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Anne Sorock / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Chicago Chick-fil-A Kiss-In protesters “chalk” homeless street preacher  —  I attended Friday night's “Kiss-in” protest outside the only Chick-fil-A location in Chicago.  The small group of between twenty to thirty protesters gathered outside the restaurant around 7pm.
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Kim Bhasin / Business Insider:
Exec Who Got Fired For Bullying Chick-fil-A Worker Explains What Happened That Day  —  Former Vante CFO Adam Smith struck a nerve when he put up a video of himself bullying a worker at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru window.  —  There was widespread criticism, and he was promptly fired from his position at Vante for how he acted.
Discussion: Wizbang, Blazing Cat Fur and Cold Fury
Anna Almendrala / The Huffington Post:
Chick-Fil-A In Torrance, Calif., Graffitied With ‘Tastes Like Hate’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Gay Marriage, Gay Marriage, Chick Fil a, Chick Fil a California, Chick Fil a Dan Cathy, Chick Fil a Gay Marriage, Chick Fil a Gay Rights, Chick Fil a Graffiti, Chick Fil a Tastes Like Hate, Chick Fil a Torrance, Dan Cathy, Los Angeles News
Dwayne Landry / Fox News:
House lawmakers invite Chick-fil-A to roost in their districts
Discussion: Examiner and The Gateway Pundit
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘completely debilitated by depression,’ wife says  —  The Jackson Story ...  The wife of ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is finally talking.  —  In an exclusive interview, Ald.  Sandi Jackson (7th) walked Sneed through the dark days since her husband's “collapse.”
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Romney: Obama trying to limit military voters' rights, calls Ohio lawsuit ‘outrage’  —  Earlier this week the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit to block a new Ohio state law allowing men and women in uniform to vote up until the Monday right before an election …
Discussion: CNN, The Page and Weekly Standard
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama, Romney camps spar on military voting  —  Mitt Romney sparked a Saturday tit-for-tat by claiming, without pointing to any evidence, that President Obama's campaign is trying to restrict military voting in Ohio.  —  Obama's campaign responded, ripping Romney for “completely fabricating” a claim it called “shameful.”
James E. Hansen / Washington Post:
Climate change is here — and worse than we thought  —  James E. Hansen directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  —  When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988 , I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet.
Daily Mail:
NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics - right after showing Gabby Douglas' gold medal victory  — More woes for NBC after it shows ad featuring monkey doing gymnastics, right after Gabby Douglas' big win  — She's now an international celebrity …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Saturday Night Card Game (NBC gets an itsy, bitsy taste of its own medicine)
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and Power Line
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Michael Tomasky on the (Possible) Coming Obama Landslide  —  Liberals don't want to jinx it.  It terrifies the right.  And the press would prefer a nail-biter.  But the fact is that finding Romney's path to victory is getting harder every day.  —  Republican presidential candidate …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Booman Tribune
Kim Chandler / The Birmingham:
Updated: Former Gov. Don Siegelman sentenced to 78 months in prison (slideshow and video)  —  MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A federal judge this afternoon sentenced former Gov. Don Siegelman to 78 months in prison.  —  U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller handed down the sentence …
Discussion: Politico and iOwnTheWorld.com
Richard A. Serrano / Los Angeles Times:
Jared Loughner to plead guilty in Tucson shooting, sources say  —  Mental health officials reportedly believe he is now competent to understand the charges in the killing of six people and wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others in Tucson last year.
Weekly Standard:
Go for the Gold, Mitt!  —  Mitt Romney will have many opportunities over the next three months to demonstrate to voters that they should choose him over Barack Obama: his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, the three presidential debates, major policy addresses, and more.
 
 
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Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Clint Eastwood endorses Mitt Romney: “The country needs a boost”
Discussion: Hot Air and Scared Monkeys
Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
Congressmen John Conyers, Gary Peters score big leads in latest poll
Discussion: Politico and Ballot Box
David Bailey / Reuters:
Michigan attorney general knocks unions' bargaining-rights ballot bid
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Olympic Spectacle  —  I scrammed out of London a few days …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Biden tells vets GOP using ‘scare tactics’ in fight over defense cuts
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Does Mitt Romney Have a Problem Being Wealthy?
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Agence France Presse:
Double amputee Pistorius makes Olympic history
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Althouse
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama praises Olympic athletes
Discussion: CNN
Kj Dell'Antonia / Motherlode:
Why the Backlash on Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Initiative?
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politicker
Mike Allen / Politico:
David Plouffe: Dems have momentum going into recess
Discussion: Doug Ross and The Hill
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