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11:50 AM ET, August 5, 2012

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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.
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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 …
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama, Mitt 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
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama sues Ohio over early voting rules  —  The battle for presidential votes in the key state of Ohio is heading to court.  —  President Obama's campaign has sued the state of Ohio over new rules for early voting designed to benefit members of the military, saying the extra hours should be available to all voters.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Balloon Juice
CNN:
Team Romney lambasts Obama in two new ads  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign released two new television ads Sunday hitting President Barack Obama on two fronts: the United States' ties with Israel and the still-recovering economy.  —  The first ad, “Cherished Relationship,” …
Discussion: Politico, Althouse and The Hill
Mike Allen / Politico:
93 days to election, 22 to GOP convention — On one day, Obama campaign emails 11 pitches targeted to women, Latinos, military families, pet owners — Stuart Stevens and Romney: ‘hyper-literate’ odd c  —  FIRST LOOK - GLENN THRUSH will be out Aug. 20 with “Obama's Last Stand,” …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Sandy Mazza / Twitchy:
Tastes like hate: Meet Manny Castro, Hollywood artist and proud Chick-fil-A vandal … Hollywood artist Manny Castro has come forward to proudly take credit for spray-painting the words “tastes like hate” on the exterior of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Torrance, Calif.
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Cindy Sheehan / CNN:
America one step closer to President Roseanne  —  (CNN) - Exactly one year after announcing her White House bid on “The Tonight Show,” actress and comedian Roseanne Barr won the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party Saturday in Los Angeles.  —  Barr's vice presidential running-mate …
Discussion: Mediaite and Blazing Cat Fur
Robert H. Frank / New York Times:
Economic View: Of Luck and Success — Economic View  —  THERE may be no topic that more reliably divides liberals and conservatives than the relationship between success and luck.  Many conservatives celebrate market success as an almost inevitable consequence of talent and effort.
 
 
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
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