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12:00 PM ET, August 6, 2012


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Mark Potok / Hatewatch:
Bulletin: Alleged Sikh Temple Shooter Former Member of Skinhead Band  —  The man who allegedly murdered six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee yesterday, identified in media reports as Wade Michael Page, was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Gunman in Sikh temple identified, was former soldier  —  CUDAHY, WIS. - The man authorities say killed six in a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple before police shot him was a heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, sources told Fox News, but what triggered his rampage remains unclear.
Los Angeles Times:
Gunman's tattoos lead officials to deem Sikh shooting terrorism  —  Police work outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where a suspected gunman stormed the mass and opened fire, killing six and injuring three, including the police officer who then shot the gunman dead.  (Scott Olson / Associated Press / August 5, 2012)
7 Dead at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.; Officials Believe ‘White Supremacist’ Behind ‘Domestic Terrorism’  —  Seven people were shot and killed today at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., in what officials are treating as a case of domestic terrorism.  —  Though police have not given …
CBS News:
Sikh temple shooting suspect identified as Wade Michael Page; Motivation unclear  —  Residents near a home being searched by FBI agents following shootings at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., set down lawn chairs as night falls, Aug. 5, 2012, in Cudahy, Wis. (AP)
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member
Discussion: Vox Popoli
John Diedrich / JSOnline:
Shooter, Wade Page, was in Army, white supremacist
Discussion: Denver Post and The Agonist
Historic Curiosity probe lands safely on Mars  —  (Reuters) - NASA's Mars science rover Curiosity landed safely late on Sunday after hurtling through the pink Martian skies at the start of a two-year quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted key ingredients for life.
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Curiosity Rover Lands Safely on Mars
Marc S. Kaufman / Washington Post:
NASA mission to Mars: Rover Curiosity touches down
Scott Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Rover Curiosity lands safely: ‘Wheels down on Mars’
Discussion: CNN, L.A. NOW, The Raw Story and Gawker
Richard Danielson / Tampa Bay Times:
RNC speakers include Rick Scott, John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, Nikki Haley, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich and Susana Martinez  —  TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven headline speakers announced today for the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
First Read:
First Thoughts: Reaching the saturation point  —  Are we now reaching the saturation point in TV ads?  It's possible that $45-50 million could be spent on the presidential race this week alone — in August (!!!)...  Romney campaign looking to turn page on a rough last seven weeks …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Donald Trump: I'm wanted at convention
Discussion: The Raw Story
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
A Big Decision, With Its Timing Carefully Planned
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
GOP to Reid: You're next  —  The Sunday news shows featured a rare spectacle that at once revealed the decline of civility in Washington and the depth of GOP outrage over Harry Reid's unproven claim that Mitt Romney didn't pay income taxes for an entire decade: two of the nation's top GOP officials flat …
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Nancy Pelosi: ‘It Is A Fact’ That Somebody Told Harry Reid About Romney Not Paying Taxes … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Harry Reid , Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Elections 2012, Video, Mitt Romney Tax Returns, Mitt Romney Taxes, Harry Reid Mitt Romney, Harry Reid Mitt Romney Taxes, Politics News
Washington Post:
Obama associate got $100,000 fee from affiliate of firm doing business with Iran  —  David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser who was President Obama's 2008 campaign manager, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee in 2010 from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran's government.
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Romney Easily Outpaces Obama in Fundraising  —  Republican Mitt Romney's campaign effort outraised President Barack Obama's team for the third consecutive month, taking in $101.3 million in July compared with $75 million for Mr. Obama and his party.  —  The Republican's operation also spent …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Romney camp, RNC announce $101.3M July fundraising total
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Romney outraised Obama in July, $101.3 million to $75 million
Nyasa / Malawi news, Malawi:
Panic as Clinton jets out of Malawi, bees mystery  —  United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton might have had a tight schedule in Malawi but her first visit to the southern African nation will indubitably remain memorable to her as much as it will be historic to the country.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Bee swarm attacks Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Hit & Run
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Would picking Ryan really help Romney?  —  Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, holds a copy of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget while chairing a House Budget Committee hearing ( Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)  —  Popular in Politics  —  In the last few days, there's been new talk …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and First Read
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Veep Sheet: Paul Ryan rising?
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Fear of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Has Industry Pulling Back  —  A rising number of manufacturers are canceling new investments and putting off new hires because they fear paralysis in Washington will force hundreds of billions in tax increases and budget cuts in January, undermining economic growth in the coming months.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
$1 million for gay marriage efforts  —  The Human Rights Campaign is directing $1 million in cash to four states with gay marriage ballot initiatives this November, a new chunk of funding for efforts to make history with a statewide win among voters an issue on which polls show public opinion shifting.
GOP steers clear of gay marriage issue
Discussion: First Read
The New / New York Times:
Times Photographer Is Arrested on Assignment  —  A freelance photographer for The New York Times was arrested on Saturday night while on assignment with two reporters who were conducting street interviews in the Bronx.  —  The photographer, Robert Stolarik, 43, who has worked regularly …
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Congress Has 13 Work Days Until Election For Must-Do Work
Discussion: First Read
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
In Missouri Senate Race, Ads Beset Incumbent Democrat
Discussion: FishbowlDC
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Video: Man vandalizes General Mills' lawn; prob not the kind of grassroots fire NOM wanted
Romney Persona Non Grata In Italy For Bain'S Deal Skirting Taxes
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Democratic National Convention 2012: Elizabeth Warren: A plus or minus?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Oscar Lopez / Public Discourse:
Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children's View
Discussion: protein wisdom and American Power