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9:10 AM ET, August 5, 2012

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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.”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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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, JOSHUAPUNDIT, The Agonist and The Page
Fox News:
Obama campaign sues Ohio over early voting law for military  —  FILE: January 2000: Worker handles Broward County overseas absentee ballots during manual recount, Florida.AP  —  In a move that puts new meaning to the term battleground, President Obama's re-election campaign and members …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Romney Smears Obama, Falsely Claims He Filed Lawsuit To Restrict Military Voting In Ohio  —  Today on Facebook, Mitt Romney claims that the Obama campaign is trying to “undermine” the ability of members of the military to vote in Ohio: … This certainly sounds outrageous, but it is not true.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and The Mahablog
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Saturday Night Card Game (NBC gets an itsy, bitsy taste of its own medicine)  —  NBC is being accused of racism because it ran a promo for a new series featuring a monkey after a segment in which Bob Costas talked about Gabby Douglas' Gold Medal in gymnastics.  —  Here's the clip:
Discussion: Power Line
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Daily Mail:
NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Daily Pundit
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, Cold Fury and Blazing Cat Fur
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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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Fox News and Fire Andrea Mitchell!
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.
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.”
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Claim of Responsibility in Russia Attack  —  MOSCOW — A self-described guerrilla fighter urging strict adherence to Islamic law has claimed responsibility for the killing last month of one Muslim leader and the attempted murder of another, in Tatarstan, a region in central Russia that prides itself …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
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Erik Brady / USA Today:
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Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Scared Monkeys
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Discussion: Politico and Ballot Box
David Bailey / Reuters:
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
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Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Bloomberg:
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Agence France Presse:
Double amputee Pistorius makes Olympic history
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Kim Chandler / The Birmingham:
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