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11:00 AM ET, August 15, 2012

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Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Romney slams Obama in tough new speech  —  Mitt Romney used a tough new campaign speech to personally blast the Obama campaign on Tuesday, saying comments earlier in the day from Vice President Biden are “what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.”  —  “Mr. President …
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BuzzFeed:
Why The Presidential Campaign Got So Mean Tuesday  —  Mirror image campaigns run away from policy.  Phasers set on kill.  —  Glenda Abicht holds a sign questioning Romney's money policies during a Mitt Romney campaign stop in Miami this week.  —  Image by J Pat Carter / AP
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Sarah Palin: Boot Joe Biden off the ticket  —  Sarah Palin said Tuesday that Vice President Joe Biden's remark that Republicans “are going to put y'all back in chains” was “disgusting” — and added that it should make the Obama campaign seriously consider kicking him off the Democratic ticket.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Romney: Obama running a ‘campaign of ... hate’  —  Mitt Romney leveled his harshest criticism of President Obama's reelection campaign to date in Ohio Tuesday, declaring that Obama should “take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”  —  Addressing a crowd of several thousand …
Virginia / CNN:
Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Palin: ‘Chains’ comment should be ‘nail in the coffin’ for Biden
Discussion: Politico
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Ex-Wrestling Executive Wins G.O.P. Primary  —  Linda E. McMahon, a former wrestling executive, easily captured Connecticut's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday night, clinching a second chance to run for an office she failed to win two years ago.  —  In defeating Christopher Shays …
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Washington Post:
Tommy Thompson wins Wisconsin's Republican Senate primary
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Tommy Thompson wins Wis. Senate primary, will face Rep. Baldwin in fall
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Incumbents hit hard in Florida primary
Discussion: CNN
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Florida Rep. Stearns trailing local vet in Republican primary
Fox News:
Fact Check: Ryan budget plan doesn't actually slash the budget  —  Here are a few little-known facts about Paul Ryan's supposedly slash-and-burn budget plan.  — Government spending increases almost every year over the next decade.  — Tax and other revenue rises year after year.
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy ‘In The Light Of Day’ — After The Election … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Paul Ryan Tax, Paul Ryan Tax Cuts, Paul Ryan Tax Plan, Paul Ryan Tax Policy, Romney Ryan Tax, Romney Ryan Tax Policy, Ryan Tax, Ryan Tax Policy, Politics News
Sam Baker / Ballot Box:
Paul Ryan's abortion stance could widen gender gap in swing states
Tomer Ovadia / Politico:
Dems want debate question barred  —  Some Democratic lawmakers want to make sure that one question does not get asked at the upcoming first presidential debate - about Simpson-Bowles.  —  Three Democratic House members objected Tuesday to a request by four senators that President Barack Obama …
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Politico:
How Paul Ryan spurned deficit commission
Discussion: ABCNEWS, AEIdeas, CNN and Bloomberg
New York Times:
Ryan Travels to Las Vegas to Meet G.O.P. Donor Adelson
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Janna Ryan, Paul Ryan's Wife, Lobbied For Cigar, Nuclear, Pharmaceutical Industries
Discussion: Business Insider
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Special ops group attacks Obama over bin Laden bragging, leaks  —  (Reuters) - A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues …
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Romney's right: Obamacare cuts Medicare by $716 billion.  Here's how.  —  The Romney campaign has gone on the offense on Medicare, charging that the Affordable Care Act “cuts $716 billion” from the entitlement program.  —  That $716 billion figure is one you'll probably be hearing a lot about during this election cycle.
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Fortune:
Mitt Romney: Rich taxpayers will pay their share  —  In a Fortune interview, the Republican presidential candidate lays out his plan for America now and another four years down the road.  —  FORTUNE — On Monday August 2, Mitt Romney spoke by phone to Fortune's Andy Serwer in New York and David Whitford in Boston.
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Susan Page / USA Today:
Why 90 million Americans won't vote in November  —  They could turn a too-close-to-call race into a landslide for President Obama— but by definition they probably won't.  —  Call them the unlikely voters.  —  A nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll of people who are eligible to vote …
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Pennsylvania Voter ID Decision: Judge Refuses To Grant Injunction To Halt Law … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Video, PA Voter ID, Pa Voter Id Decision, Pa Voter Id Law, Pennsylvania Voter ID Law, Pennsylvania Voter Id, Pennsylvania Voter Id Decision, Voter ID, Voting Rights, Politics News
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Who is Ted Yoho?  —  The big story from Tuesday's House primaries is the apparent defeat of GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns, who trailed veterinarian Ted Yoho by 829 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting.  —  Stearns refused to concede late Tuesday night, saying he was awaiting the certified results …
New York Times:
Overt Discrimination in Ohio  —  If you live in Butler or Warren counties in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Cincinnati, you can vote for president beginning in October by going to a polling place in the evening or on weekends.  Republican officials in those counties want to make it convenient …
 
 
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him
Discussion: AEIdeas
Charles Johnson / The Daily Caller:
In Harvard essay, young Michelle Obama argued for race-based faculty hiring
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Utility's Backing of Convention Tests Obama Fund-Raising Pledge
Discussion: First Read
Tod / The Huffington Post:
COMMUNITY PUNDITS  —  The GOP accused the Prez of never having …
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Kyle Munson / Des Moines Register:
Owner complains Obama's beer tent stop cost him $25,000
 Earlier Items: 
Journalism.org:
HOW THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES USE THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Wall Street Journal:
Lawsky's Spitzer Moment
Discussion: emptywheel and naked capitalism
Denis Dison / Gay Politics:
Gay congressional candidate wins key primary in Wisconsin
Discussion: Washington Blade and Joe. My. God.
John Nichols / thenation.com/blogs/117:
Paul Ryan's Got a Great Big Problem With Progressivism
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jack Moore / BuzzFeed:
Barack Obama Is A Wizard This photo from the AP has not been doctored in any way.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Congress Approval Ties All-Time Low at 10%