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12:15 AM ET, August 10, 2012


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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips  —  Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail — and it shows in the latest Fox News poll.  After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns …
CNN Poll: Obama holds 7-point lead over Romney  —  Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's unfavorable rating is up, most Americans think the Republican presidential challenger favors the rich, and it appears the number of people who believe that the economy will not get better if Romney is elected …
Roger Simon / Reuters:
Shouldn't Mitt Romney be ahead by now?  —  Mitt Romney was speaking in a slow, measured cadence from a packed and steamy auditorium at Des Moines Central Campus High School on Wednesday.  “We're worried about the drought,” Romney said, “and are looking for more rain.”
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Agonist
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC: Romney a ‘yes,’ Obama ‘no’  —  Unlike Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama will not sit down with MSNBC for the network's forthcoming hourlong documentaries on the two candidates.  —  As I reported earlier today, MSNBC is putting together documentaries about both Romney and Obama …
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama camp acknowledges knowing man's story (Updated)  —  Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Thursday that the campaign was no longer pleading ignorance about the story of a man who has appeared in both a super PAC ad and a campaign ad.  —  “No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney pressures Obama to denounce controversial cancer ad
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Conservative Group Launches “Dump Romney” Campaign  —  “Disgusting and highly inappropriate,” says Ron Paul's campaign manager.  Also a bit late in the game.  —  A group called “Jews and Christians Together,” which backed Rick Santorum in the Republican primary, is sending a memo …
Marc J. Ambinder / ABCNEWS:   Inside the Council for National Policy
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Obama: Let's repeat auto industry success with every manufacturing industry  —  PUEBLO, Colo. - President Obama, while villifying Mitt Romney for opposing the auto industry bailout, bragged about the success of his decision to provide government assistance and said he now wants to see every manufacturing industry come roaring back.
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
New Romney Campaign Distortion: Falsely Claims Obama ‘Promised Today To Bail Out Every Industry’
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
In Real Estate Deal, Romney Made His Loss a Couple's Gain  —  MISSOURI CITY, Tex. — Look closely and it is there, sandwiched between Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Partners II and D3 Family Bulldog Fund: the mortgage on Timothy and Betty Stamps's modest home on Gentle Bend Drive here.
Evan McMorris-Santoro /
Joe Walsh Accused Of Racial Insensitivity For Referring To Obama As ‘Son’  —  Joe Walsh Accused Of Racial Insensitivity For Referring To Obama As ‘Son’  —  Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who recently made news for criticizing his opponent's willingness to talk about her military service, has a new target: President Obama.
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid's Mitt Romney Tax Source A Republican, Says Top Aide … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Harry Reid , Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Video, Mitt Romney Tax Returns, Harry Reid Mitt Romney, Harry Reid Mitt Romney Tax Returns, Harry Reid Source, Mitt Romney 2012 …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Why do conservatives want Paul Ryan to be vice president?  —  The Wall Street Journal editorial page has joined the growing movement of influential conservatives uniting behind hero wonk Paul Ryan for vice president.  “The larger strategic point,” they counsel, “is that Mr. Romney's best chance …
Wall Street Journal:
Why Not Paul Ryan?  —  Romney can win a big election over big issues.
Javier Manjarres / The Shark Tank:
Super PAC Attack Ad Depicts Allen West Punching White Women  —  The American Sunrise PAC has launched its first attack ad against Congressman Allen West.  The political action committee was founded by the father of Congressman West's general election opponent Democrat Patrick Murphy.
David Seifman / New York Post:
Mayor Bloomberg lifts ban on free vibrator giveaway  —  Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts serve up pleasure seekers in Times Square as part of a giveaway of 10,000 Trojan vibrators across New York City.  —  Mayor Bloomberg has finally decided to let freedom buzz.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Detroit Free Press:
State charges 4 McCotter ex-staffers with forging petitions, faking signatures in election fiasco  —  Four staffers of former U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter, R-Livonia were charged today in connection with the false nominating petitions that led to McCotter's departure from Congress.
Alon Harish / ABCNEWS:
Doc Accused of Waterboarding Daughter  —  A Delaware pediatrician who writes about near-death experiences of children and has appeared on “Oprah” is accused of waterboarding his 11-year-old daughter for two years, according to Delaware State Police.  —  Dr. Melvin Morse, 58, and his wife Pauline …
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Can Zimmerman win ‘stand your ground’ hearing?  —  Since the night he shot Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has insisted he killed the unarmed 17-year-old to save himself.  —  If he's going to beat the murder charge against him at a “stand your ground” hearing, local lawyers said Thursday …
Exclusive: Democratic Party Platform Draft: “We Support Marriage Equality”  —  “We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law.  We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples,” platform language says.
Democrats' Platform Draft Gets Specific On LGBT Workplace Nondiscrimination Bill
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Man with Bible threatens to rape woman during ‘Gay Day’ in Michigan  —  Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan say that there was nothing they could do after Bible-preaching protesters threatened to rape and murder pro-LGBT activists at a “Gay Day” event over the weekend.
Discussion: WWMT-TV, Holy Bullies … and Wonkette
Fred Thompson / National Review:
Mitt's Tax Returns  —  Mitt Romney has said he will release and make public a total of two years of income-tax returns.  It looks as if the Obamaites will have a collective fit if he doesn't release more.  I say let 'em.  —  These tax-return demands are just one of the ways politics gives us …
Discussion: TBogg
Unions deny Dems convention cash  —  The Democrats are hitting up unions — their go-to cash cows — for last-minute donations to help pay for next month's convention in Charlotte.  —  The response from some big unions?  Tough.  —  Union leaders insisted from the start that they wouldn't help fill …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Jim Meyers /
Trump Declines Prime Time GOP Convention Speech  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Donald Trump has declined an offer to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention …
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
New Jersey Will Start Issuing Medical Marijuana Cards Today
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Crossroads GPS pulls ad attacking Heitkamp after campaign questions content
Discussion: Politico
Anatole Kaletsky:
Suddenly, quantitative easing for the people seems possible
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Paul A. Rahe / Ricochet Conversations Feed:
Landslide on the Horizon  —  When I read Nate Silver …
Josh Tyrangiel / Business Week:
Exclusive Romney Interview: On Humility and Tax Returns