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3:04 AM ET, August 16, 2012

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Fox News:
FBI probing shooting of guard at Family Research Council HQ  —  A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions.
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Washington Post:
Security guard shot at Family Research Council in downtown D.C.  —  A security guard at the Family Research Council was shot and wounded Wednesday morning after a scuffle in the lobby of the group's headquarters in downtown Washington, authorities said.  —  D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier …
Associated Press:
Cops: LGBT volunteer shoots conservative group's guard  —  (AP) WASHINGTON - A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Shooting spurs heated debate on gay rights, ‘hate group’ label  —  The shooting of a security guard Wednesday at the Family Research Council (FRC) has spurred a torrent of heated accusations from both sides of the gay rights debate about claims that the conservative organization is a “hate group.”
GLAAD:
LGBT organizations release joint statement regarding the shooting at Family Research Council (FRC)  —  Joint statement regarding shooting at Family Research Council (FRC) from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations  —  We were saddened to hear news of the shooting …
Anne Sorock / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
HuffPo attacks Family Research Council just hours after shooting  —  Huffington Post has an article promoted on its front page, published today at 1:36pm, from an “LGBT rights activist” referring to the Family Research Council as an “extreme right-wing group” and a “hate group”:
Fox News:
SOURCES: Gunman With Chick-Fil-A Bag Opens Fire At Conservatives  —  Hero guard shot thwarting attack at Family Research Council HQ  —  FoxNews.com  —  A security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing …
WJLA-TV:
Family Research Council shooting leaves security guard wounded
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
President Obama: No Apologies, No Scolding for Joe Biden's Remark  —  Vice President Joe Biden may have sparked the latest war of words in the presidential campaign, but he'll get no talking-to from the boss on this one.  Just a small sigh - and a vote of confidence.
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Lisa Hirsch / ETonline.com:   President Obama Weighs in on Romney Attack
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Biden gets in mud pit, plays the race card
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
First Read:
First Thoughts: Getting nasty
Discussion: Truthdig
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The next frontier in the case against Paul Ryan  —  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have had some success in obscuring the health care debate by pointing out that Ryan's proposal does not change Medicare for people currently over 55 years old.  This has allowed Republicans to blunt Dem attacks …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney Sees No Immediate Bounce From Ryan V.P. Pick  —  Support at 46% before naming Ryan, 47% after  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Mitt Romney's standing in the presidential election campaign has not changed materially in the immediate days after his announcement of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.
Ross Douthat / Campaign Stops:
Why Moderates Should Like Paul Ryan
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Aug. 14: The Fog of Polling — and Ryan's ‘Bounce’ So Far
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Pennsylvania voter ID law gets approval from state judge  —  A Pennsylvania judge Wednesday allowed a Republican-backed law requiring voters to show IDs to go into effect starting this Election Day, a setback for Democrats and civil rights groups who contend that such laws could deny many Americans the right to vote.
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New York Times:
Missed Chance to Reject Voting Barriers
Discussion: Balloon Juice, ABCNEWS and The Caucus
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:   Pennsylvania Judge Keeps Voter ID Law Intact on Its Way to Higher Court
David Weigel / Slate:
Voter ID Law Survives in Pennsylvania
KNXV:
Brewer bars IDs, benefits for DREAMers  —  Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an order directing agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.  —  Officials said the 3-year-old boy …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and protein wisdom
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Arizona Governor Tries To Thwart Obama's Immigration Directive With Executive Order  —  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has signed an executive order that attempts to thwart President Obama's directive extending temporary work permits to more than a million undocumented immigrants.
Discussion: KNXV and Associated Press
TMZ.com:
Megadeth Singer Dave Mustaine — Barack Obama ‘Staged’ Aurora Shooting Massacre  —  Obama ‘Staged’ Aurora  —  Shooting Massacre  —  Dave Mustaine — the lead singer of Megadeth — believes Barack Obama “staged” the massacre in Aurora, CO in a sick, twisted plot to pass a gun ban.
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Iowa deli co-owner caters for Obama visit, but his T-shirt tells another story  —  DAVENPORT, Iowa — Ross Murty likes business, but he doesn't like President Obama.  —  And so the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli here agreed to cater Obama's visit Wednesday — but not before donning …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Katherine Boyle / Washington Post:
Ryan and Romney: A contrast in sartorial styles  —  On Saturday, Mitt Romney introduced his running mate, Paul Ryan, describing their shared ideals and shared vision for America.  —  The two, evidently, do not share a tailor.  —  Romney, with carefully rolled sleeves and an ice-blue tie …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
When Cruelty Is Cute  —  I'd been wondering how long it would take Republicans to realize that Paul Ryan is their guy.  —  He's the cutest package that cruelty ever came in.  He has a winning air of sad cheerfulness.  He's affable, clean-cut and really cut, with the Irish altar-boy widow's peak …
Tomer Ovadia / Politico:
Ann Romney: No more tax returns  —  Ann Romney said in an interview airing Wednesday that her husband has no plans to release additional tax returns, saying “it'll just give them more ammunition” and insisting that “there's nothing we're hiding.”  —  “We have been very transparent to what's legally required of us.
Discussion: Angry Bear and The Hill
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Brooke Nevils / Rock Center with Brian Williams:
Ann Romney talks family, finances in exclusive interview: 'There's nothing we're hiding'
 
 
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