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7:20 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 …
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)
New York Times:
Gunman Kills 6 in Wisconsin Before Dying in Shootout  —  OAK CREEK, Wis. — The priests had gathered in the lobby of the sprawling Sikh temple here in suburban Milwaukee, and lunch was being prepared as congregants were arriving for Sunday services.  —  Instead of worshipers, though …
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 …
Discussion: CBS News and TBogg
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
7 dead, including gunman, in Wis. shooting at Sikh temple
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
Rosemary R. Sobol / Chicago Tribune:
At least 7 dead in shootings at Sikh temple near Milwaukee
Discussion: CNN, Los Angeles Times and GayPatriot
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:   Axelrod: Team Romney launching ‘shameful’ attack on voting rights lawsuit
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 …
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:   Top GOP Strategist Pushes Romney To Release More Tax Returns: ‘Two Years Is Not Enough, Obviously’
Scott Wong / Politico:
Graham: Reid's ‘lying’ about Romney's taxes
Niall Stanage / Ballot Box:
Santorum organizing convention event to rally support for Romney  —  Rick Santorum is organizing an event at this month's Republican National Convention to rally conservatives in support of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, a key Santorum aide has told The Hill.
Discussion: CNN
Richard Danielson / Tampa Bay Times:   RNC speakers include Rick Scott, John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, Nikki Haley, Mike Huckabee …
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.
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and Mediaite
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Mars Mission's Fate Rests on Landing
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.
Daniela Altimari / Hartford Courant:
Obama Looks To Connecticut For Campaign Cash  —  Just days before the 2010 election, President Obama addressed thousands of revved-up supporters at a Bridgeport rally to boost the political fortunes of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and then-Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal.
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.
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 …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney ad raps Obama for not visiting Israel in office
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
Team Romney lambasts Obama in two new ads
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
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Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Study Questions Risk of S.E.C. Revolving Door
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Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Terrorists attack Egypt base killing 15, infiltrate Israel
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Israel Matzav
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Anna Ringstrom of Reuters: Freedom Equals Racism
Discussion: Jihad Watch and American Power
Avraham Burg / New York Times:
Israel's Fading Democracy
 Earlier Items: 
Donovan Slack / Politico:
O'Connor: Bush-Gore ruling hurt
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Wife: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. getting treatment but ‘still very depressed’
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Ted Cruz: Tea Party movement stronger now than in 2010
Discussion: Politico