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2:55 AM ET, August 6, 2012


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Mike Johnson / JSOnline:
FBI: Motive in Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting unclear  —  By Mike Johnson, Karen Herzog and Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel  —  The shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek that left seven people dead, including the shooter, is being looked at as a possible domestic terrorism incident …
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
7 dead, including gunman, in Wis. shooting at Sikh temple  —  Police are investigating a shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee, where at least seven people, including the gunman, were killed.  At least three people, including a police officer who exchanged shots …
CBS News:   Shooting at Sikh temple in Wis., at least 7 dead
Romney: Wisconsin shooting a ‘senseless act of violence’
Discussion: Mediaite
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Another mass shooting, Wisconsin Updates: 7 dead. No more police updates until 10 AM Monday.
Discussion: CNN, The Other McCain and Daily Pundit
Fox News:
Shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin leaves at least 7 dead
Rosemary R. Sobol / Chicago Tribune:
At least 7 dead in shootings at Sikh temple near Milwaukee
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and GayPatriot
Janine Anderson / Oak Creek, WI Patch:
Four Reportedly Killed in Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Crooks and Liars
Axelrod: Military Voters Should Get Special Consideration In Voting  —  Gives voice to campaign walk-back.  —  Source:  —  Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod gave voice to a careful walk-back by the Obama campaign over its challenge to an Ohio early voting law.
Obama Campaign Called Ohio Decision On Early Military Voting “Appropriate” In Lawsuit  —  In a complex and controversial lawsuit, the Democrats are not in fact trying to limit Ohio military voting.  A more subtle objection from military groups and — if you read closely enough — Romney.
David Axelrod / CNN:
Team Romney launching ‘shameful’ attack on voting rights lawsuit
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama sues Ohio over early voting rules
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 …
Discussion: Examiner and Weasel Zippers
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:   Top GOP Strategist Pushes Romney To Release More Tax Returns: ‘Two Years Is Not Enough, Obviously’
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
RNC Chairman Calls Harry Reid A “Dirty Liar”
Scott Wong / Politico:
Graham: Reid's ‘lying’ about Romney's taxes
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Paul Ryan's weekend  —  The Paul Ryan-for-VP chatter has heated up in the past two days, thanks in part to him updating his Federal Election Commission filings for his PAC, suddenly canceling a planned appearance at an anti-Obamacare rally and winning praise from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as the best pick.
Romney to CNN: Federal Reserve should not enact new major stimulus  —  Evansville, Indiana (CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Saturday that he does not support the Federal Reserve enacting a new stimulus program to boost the economy, telling CNN Chief Political …
Team Romney lambasts Obama in two new ads
Cindy Sheehan / CNN:
TRENDING: America one step closer to President Roseanne
Maggie Haberman / Politico:   Romney ad raps Obama for not visiting Israel in office
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Roseanne Barr Gets Presidential Nomination Of The Peace And Freedom Party
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Blazing Cat Fur
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Terrorists attack Egypt base killing 15, infiltrate Israel  —  Armed men attack Egyptian military base in Sinai, stealing 2 armored vehicles and ramming through Kerem Shalom Crossing; one vehicle explodes, the 2nd hit by IAF strike, at least 3 terrorists killed; no Israelis hurt.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Israel Matzav
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.
Discussion: BuzzFeed and New York Magazine
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Anna Ringstrom of Reuters: Freedom Equals Racism  —  First of all, we were “outnumbered” because we had to conduct our rally surrounded by police vans and police in riot gear — not because we were violent, but because of the bloodthirsty leftist hoodlums who were screaming their bloodlust …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and American Power
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Mars Mission's Fate Rests on Landing  —  PASADENA, Calif. — The future of NASA's exploration of Mars now comes down to a struggle between gravity and a half-million lines of computer code.  —  Currently snug in an interplanetary spacecraft, the plutonium-powered rover called Curiosity …
Donovan Slack / Politico:
O'Connor: Bush-Gore ruling hurt  —  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor suggests that declining public approval of the court dates back to the controversial Bush v. Gore decision, which decided the 2000 presidential race.  —  “That was one that was widely talked about at the time …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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