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August 7, 2012


WaPo: Romney launches new attack on Obama over welfare
NatJ: Romney Ad Uses Clinton to Hit Obama on Welfare Reform
Examiner: Romney ad: Why did Obama gut Clinton’s welfare reform?
Weekly Standard: 'Mitt Romney Will Restore the Work Requirement Because it Works'
Politico: Mitt hits Obama on welfare reform
WSJ: OpEd: Obama and 'Earning Your Success'

WTimes: Romney ad blitz focuses on economic trust
WSJ: Political Ads: How Much Is Too Much?
Fox: Presidential campaign ad spending focused on 9 states

NYT: On a Day Off the Trail, Errands and Small Talk
WaPo: Mitt Romney, now with press pool in tow, goes grocery shopping

Dick Morris: The Real Poll Numbers
Gallup: More 2008 Obama Voters Than McCain Voters Switching Sides
Human Events: Poll: Nine percent of Obama ’08 voters want Romney now

MyWay: Romney trounces Obama in fundraising for 3rd month
Examiner: Romney outraises Obama for third straight month
WTimes: Romney’s July cash haul brightens GOP mood
WSJ: Romney Easily Outpaces Obama in Fundraising
WaPo: Romney’s July fundraising outpaces Obama’s
NYT: Romney Team Outpaces Obama in Fund-Raising Again
Hill: Obama campaign downplays fundraising gap, but some donors are nervous
WaPo: Mitt Romney’s money edge — and whether it matters
WaPo: Romney has a cash advantage. What can he do with it?

Fox: Former candidate Santorum to speak at GOP convention
NatJ: Santorum, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush To Speak at Convention
Politico: Santorum, Jeb, Rand Paul get convention speaking slots
NYT: Condoleezza Rice and John McCain to Speak at Republican Convention
Politico: Reince Priebus hopes Sarah Palin speaks in Tampa
WSJ: GOP Readies Convention Slate
WaPo: Where do Ron and Rand Paul fit in at the GOP convention?
NatJ: Convention Challenge: VIP Speakers Who Send Wrong Message

Hill: Speculation intensifies around Romney's running-mate selection
WaPo: Romney’s VP list seems to get shorter as GOP convention speakers are announced
Jen Rubin: McDonnell for VP?

Hill: Romney announces bus tour will travel to four swing states
NatJ: Romney’s Four-State Bus Tour Probably Isn’t a Veep Rollout

Michael Gerson: Romney should not be afraid to highlight his faith

WaPo: Romney team struggles to sharpen foreign policy message

NatJ: Obama Campaign Opens Can of Worms with Ohio Early Voting Lawsuit

Examiner: Obama camp attacks Adelson as DOJ investigates casino mogul’s company
DC: Cronyism likely behind Holder failure to charge bankers after 2008 financial meltdown

WaPo: Plouffe paid $100,000 by firm with ties to Iran
NYT: Obama Aide’s Fees Draw Critics and, Then, Defenders
WTimes: Carney: GOP criticism of Plouffe’s $100K speaking fee purely ‘political’
Fox: GOP slams White House aide who reportedly made $100G off firm tied to Iran

WSJ: Obama Visits Connecticut for Hollywood Cash
WTimes: Obama taps Hollywood for campaign cash to match Romney’s haul
Fox: Connecticut beaches closed so Obama can fund-raise with Hollywood mogul

WSJ: Political Perceptions: Obama’s Executive Focus

Fox: Obama's Romney Revulsion Poses Risks for Reelection

Ted Nugent: Whacky Harry Reid talks trash about Romney
Fox: White House says Reid 'speaks for himself' on disputed Romney tax claim
Dana Milbank: Reid’s reckless broadside
Politico: Harry Reid not releasing his own tax returns
Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Admire Dingy Harry's Lie

Daily Caller: D.L. Hughley book: Rev. Jesse Jackson paid mistress — again

NYT: Weak Economy Puts Spotlight on Votes of Single Women
Rush Limbaugh: US Economy Lost 1.2 Million Jobs in July

Rush Limbaugh: The Left Politicizes Everything -- Including Football


Politico: Crossroads blitzing 5 Senate races
Hill: Crossroads GPS launching $7.2 million Senate ad blitz in five swing states

Fox: Missouri primary is latest test of Tea Party influence, with Wisconsin, Arizona on horizon
WaPo: Cheney walks back remark about Palin pick being ‘a mistake’
Daily Caller: Cheney explains his Palin VP ‘mistake’ remark
Politico: Cheney makes nice with Palin

NatJ: GOP to Contractors: Defy Labor Dept., Warn Employees of Sequestration Layoffs
Politico: Buck McKeon: Ignore Labor Department
Examiner: Looming federal cuts haunt budget officials

WSJ: GOP Senators Press IRS on Rule Changes
Politico: Republicans tell IRS to back off tea party

Byron York: When 1,099 felons vote in race won by 312 ballots


WSJ: Fed Official Calls for Bond Buying
NYT: A Slowdown in Growth, an Increase in Income Inequality
Fox: Obama makes populist pitch on taxes, but income inequality open to interpretation
NYT: Editorial: Business Fears the Fiscal Cliff

WTimes: GOP states run risk with delay in establishing health care markets

Daily Caller: Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi workers’ pensions

Fox: States passing fewer immigration laws, report shows

Fox: Justice hits Gibson Guitars with $300G fine over fingerboards

WSJ: OpEd: A New Climate-Change Consensus


DC: Former tea party darling Nikki Haley now attracts scorn from SC conservative groups


NYT: After Shootings, Push in Albany for Tougher Gun Laws

Albany TU: Letter wars: Carl Paladino v. Don Clarey


Dan Walters: Big money dominates final days of California Legislature session


Hill: Perry caught in Medicaid contradiction

Dallas MN: Democrat Paul Sadler says don’t count him out in Texas Senate race


Politico: Fla. Dem Gelber: Welcome aboard, Charlie Crist


Fox: Louisiana teachers union threatens to sue private schools over voucher program


Chicago ST: Illinois full of cash, if not votes, for Mitt Romney

Chicago Tribune: Another Ryan Appeal Rejected


Star Tribune: Fine print within photo ID proposal could loom large


Milwaukee JS: Neumann to spend more in final push of Senate bid
Allysia Finley: Wisconsin's Outsiders


Politico: Mandel to launch new TV ads

WSJ: OpEd: Ohio's Jewish Marine and the New GOP


Detroit FP: Michigan polls are open
Weekly Standard: Durant and Hoekstra Face Off in Michigan GOP Senate Primary


Hill: Mo. Senate primary is marquee matchup in busy day of contests
Human Events: Missouri GOP Senate primary anyone’s game
NatJ: Missouri Republicans Hope to Anoint McCaskill Replacement
WTimes: McCaskill waits for GOP foe in Missouri
Roll Call: Missouri: GOP Senate Primary Is Tossup to the End
Politico: Claire McCaskill's last stand


Politico: Edwards' ex-aide won't be charged


NYT: Christie Signs Bill Overhauling Job Guarantees for Teachers


WSJ: Democrats Scramble in Seattle District


August 6, 2012


WSJ: Romney Opposes New Stimulus Measures
Arthur Laffer: The Real 'Stimulus' Record
WSJ: The Numbers Inside a Hot-Button Issue

Fox: New Romney ad criticizes Obama for not visiting Israel
Richard Landes: Romney Is Right on Culture and the Wealth of Nations

WTimes: Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney
Dallas MN: Ted Cruz’ Sunday debut: tea party is on the march, and fully behind Romney
Hill: Ted Cruz: Tea Party movement stronger now than in 2010
American Thinker: The Morphing of the Tea Party

Hill: Romney camp, RNC announce $101.3M July fundraising total
Politico: Romney's second $100 million month

WSJ: Romney Puts Possible Picks to Work
NYT: The Caucus: A Big Decision, With Its Timing Carefully Planned
Byron York: Would picking Ryan really help Romney?
Politico: Paul Ryan's weekend
Weekly Standard: Go for the Gold, Mitt!
Politico: Kristol and Hayes urge Romney to pick Rubio or Ryan
Politico: Tax hike question still dogs Tim Pawlenty

Fox: Rice, Haley, McCain to speak at GOP convention
Politico: Rice, Haley, Huck, McCain confirmed as RNC speakers
Hill: Santorum organizing convention event to rally support for Romney
NYDN: GOP aims to put diversity on display with trio of female political pioneers at the RNC
American Spectator: Rudy Returns: Will we see him on prominent display in Tampa?

WaPo: Obama associate got $100,000 fee from affiliate of firm doing business with Iran
WaPo: GSA’s ethics program approved just days after scandal-plagued conference

Hill: Romney campaign calls Dem challenge to Ohio voter law ‘despicable’
Politico: Romney camp doubles down in Ohio
Fox: Axelrod defends suit on Ohio military voting law, calls Romney's stance 'shameful'
WTimes: Axelrod: Romney ‘hiding’ behind military in Ohio early voting dispute
Hill: Axelrod: Dems not restricting military vote, calls Romney attacks ‘shameful’

WTimes: Voter-ID laws rock the youth vote

WaPo: In Ohio and elsewhere, battles over state voting laws head to court

Rasmussen: Romney Up Big in Indiana: 51%-35%
Daily Caller: Obama approval rating in Ohio matches Mississippi number
NYT: Pollsters Struggle to Pin Down the Right (Cell) Number
Atlantic: State Polls vs. National Polls: Who Should We Believe?
Nate Silver: State Polls, National Polls, and Likely Voters
Chris Cillizza: Presidential race becomes a question of nature vs. nurture

WaPo: Romney, the rich and the delicate politics of wealth and class
LA Times: Romneys, caught in housing bust, got tax cut in La Jolla

NYT: Republicans Step Up Attacks Against Reid
NatJ: Republicans Attack Reid Over Tax Allegations
WaPo: Harry Reid a ‘dirty liar,’ GOP party head says
Fox: GOP's Priebus: Reid a 'dirty liar' for claiming to know Romney didn't file taxes
NatJ: Graham Says Reid is 'Lying' About Romney's Taxes
NatJ: Axelrod Won't Support Reid's Claim on Romney's Taxes
WTimes: ‘Dirty liar’ and pressure for taxes escalate war of words
WSJ: GOP Assails Harry Reid On Romney Tax Charge
WSJ: Stay Classy, Harry: The Democratic Majority Leader has a 'source'
Hill: Romney campaign unable to shake Democratic attacks on tax records
Hill: AFL-CIO super-PAC gets behind Reid in Romney tax fight

Hartford Courant: Obama Looks To Connecticut For Campaign Cash

Fox: The 2016 presidential field already a full mix of well-knowns and longshots


NYT: Fearing an Impasse in Congress, Industry Cuts Spending

Hill: Graham calls sequester the ‘dumbest’ idea, urges Obama to help avert cuts
WTimes: Is Pentagon spending good for the economy?

Hill: House GOP waiting on Postal Service drop-dead date to move on reform bill

Examiner: Numbers favor GOP in battle for control of Congress
Juan Williams: Tea Party lawmakers hold key to brewing GOP revolution on taxes


Human Events: Unions, GOP Senators raise alarm on Obama’s amnesty power-grab

Jed Babbin: The drought should mean an end to the ethanol subsidy

NYT: Study Questions Risk of S.E.C. Revolving Door

Daily Caller: Coulter: Strong Chick-fil-A appreciation turnout debunks gay-marriage polling
Politico: GOP steers clear of gay marriage issue


Albany TU: Paladino takes shots at GOP from sideline

Buffalo News: Demographic dichotomy defines the 26th District


Dan Walters: Private-sector pension proposal sets off lobbying war in California


Politico: Cruz: 'I'll work with Martians'
Politico: Cruz says Hispanics don't panhandle

Politico: Pete Sessions weds
Dallas MN: Pete Sessions marries ex-congressional candidate Karen Diebel of Florida


Miami Herald: Adam Hollingsworth: Gov. Rick Scott’s new right-hand man


AJC: Money frames a mountain vs. tea party race in the 9th


Chicago Tribune: Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery
Fox: GOP Sen. Kirk releases second video message after stroke

Chicago ST: Top Republican questions Quinn’s pension session


Detroit FP: Michigan primary voter guide
Detroit News: Redistricting means change for voters

Detroit News: 400 prospective jurors to be questioned for Kilpatrick corruption case
DFP: Kilpatrick lawyers seek to block release of texts, other records in public corruption trial


NYT: Outside Cash in Missouri Race Could Be a National Model


NYT: In Kansas, Conservatives Vilify Fellow Republicans


Daily Caller: Sen. Bob Menendez faces unexpected challenge from New Jersey state senator


Politico: Elizabeth Warren: Dem convention plus or minus?

WSJ: RomneyCare 2.0: With costs rising fast, Massachusetts moves to dictate medical care


Roll Call: David Schweikert Up in Arizona


August 5, 2012


WSJ: Romney Talks Up Indiana Senate Candidate
NatJ: Romney Stumps for Mourdock in Indiana
WaPo: In Indiana, Romney lends his support to U.S. Senate hopeful Mourdock
LA Times: Romney stumps for Indiana tea party Senate candidate Mourdock
NYT: Making a Pitch to the Tea Party in Indiana
Denver Post: Romney attacks Obama over "extraordinary series of...failures"

Hill: Rising gas prices haunt Obama

NYT: Romney Campaign Takes to the Ground in Colorado
Politico: Romney held private Denver meeting with Dobson, Bauer

Dan Balz: Romney’s heavy August workload

WaPo: Romney urges Federal Reserve not to enact new stimulus measures
Hill: Romney says Fed should not enact new stimulus measures

WTimes: Romney: Obama lawsuit targeting military voting law an ‘outrage’
Hill: Romney: Obama trying to limit military voters’ rights, calls Ohio lawsuit ‘outrage’
Fox: Obama campaign sues Ohio over early voting law for military
Examiner: Obama angers military groups with lawsuit against Ohio early voting law
Daily Caller: Ohio ‘concerned with the premise’ of Obama campaign military voting suit
Politico: Obama camp: Romney's Ohio voting claim 'shameful'

Byron York: Obama: Negative ratings in 37 states, but king of DC
CFP: The Key to Obama’s Personality Can Be Found in “You didn’t build that” Words

LA Times: Sen. Rob Portman seems to fit the bill for a Romney running mate
NatJ: Who is Rob Portman, Potential Vice Presidential Nominee?
Salena Zito: GOP VP contender Portman feels pressure on Ohio
NYT: Every Four Years, Man of the Hour (expert law prof on vice presidency)

NYDN: Clint Eastwood endorses Mitt Romney during fundraiser in Sun Valley, Idaho

NYT: Record Spending by Obama’s Camp Shrinks Coffers
WaPo: Campaigns drown supporters with fundraising e-mails in the race for cash
Ross Douthat: Mr. Negative vs. Mr. Complacent

Clarice Feldman: Tea Party Unbound

Frank Bruni: Truculence Before Truth
Politico: Bruni clubs Reid for 'truculence before truth'
Politico: Why Harry Reid keeps attacking Mitt Romney

Fox: Obama celebrates birthday with golf, trip to Camp David

WSJ: Beware the Post-Convention Bump

Townhall: The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud


Fox: Congress makes bipartisan effort to exempt Olympians from taxes on winning medals

Hill: Frustrated appropriators hoping to salvage work on spending bills

Hill: Harsh weather doesn't prove global warming, Republican lawmakers say

Hill: After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option

Hill: Catholic church implores Congress to overturn Obama birth-control mandate

WTimes: Late Sen. Byrd’s FBI files reveal CIA leak uproar

WaPo: Who had the worst week in Washington? The DCCC

Politico: GOP freshmen run away from incumbency


NYT: U.S. Officials Brace for Huge Task of Operating Health Exchanges

LA Times: After 24 years, Limbaugh's influence continues to grow

Hill: Dems launch national effort to help Dream Act kids stay legally in US
NatJ: Could the GOP Endorse Hiring Illegal Workers?

Thomas Friedman: Get It Right on Gas

WTimes: Chick-fil-A flap reveals true gay agenda
NYT: Chicken lips are scarce: Great gay kiss-off lays a gigantic egg
Michael Barone: Supporters of Ted Cruz and Chick-fil-A break news
Star Tribune: Winning streak on the line for marriage crusader


NY Post: NY state Senate funding $31M pork-barrel 'member-item' spending despite pledge

Rochester D&C: House Speaker John Boehner in Rochester to support Maggie Brooks

Buffalo News: Race for 27th District is a tale of many towns


Dan Walters: Hot August at the Capitol as Legislature reconvenes


Dallas MN: Cruz’s tea party victory a win for anti-government establishment, too


WaPo: Wife of Jesse Jackson Jr. calls his depression debilitating, says he collapsed
Chicago ST: Rev. Jackson: Son has no plans to retire from Congress


Milwaukee JS: Obama leads among women, younger voters in Wisconsin


Human Events: Clark Durant picks up steam ahead of Michigan GOP Senate primary

Politico: Conyers leads big in poll


WaPo: National health-care brawl spawns sideshow in Missouri


WTimes: Nebraska Congressman: Obama, Reid don’t want Keystone pipeline


Rasmussen: Gap Narrows in North Carolina Governor Race


Fox: Philly Mayor Nutter quietly restores pay cuts to top staffers, blocks firefighter raises


Boston Globe: Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren at odds over economy
Boston Globe: Seared by abuse, Scott Brown somehow found his way

NYT: Editorial: Massachusetts Takes On Health Costs


NYT: Guilty Plea Is Expected in Rampage That Wounded Giffords
WaPo: Possible plea in Tucson shooting case would send Loughner to prison for life


August 4, 2012


WTimes: Romney: Jobs report 'hammer blow' to middle-class
NatJ: Romney: Economic Numbers a ‘Hammer Blow’ to Middle Class
WaPo: No president since WW2 has been reelected with unemployment above 7.2 percent
Daily Caller: Obama’s economy on track to restore lost jobs by 2025
WaPo: President Obama is running out of time on the economy
Politico: Obama's four economic letdowns
WSJ: Politicians Seize on Jobs Report
NYT: A Split-Screen Debate Over Jobs and Taxes
Nate Silver: July Jobs Report Likely to Preserve Status Quo
Rush Limbaugh: Obama: Close-Minded Economic Bigot
Rush Limbaugh: Obama: Cold-Hearted Revolutionary
Hill: As jobs picture improves, so do Obama reelection chances
WaPo: OpEd: Five myths about the middle class

Politico: Romney calls for delay on spending cuts
Hill: Romney calls for one-year delay to act on tax reform, looming defense cuts

NYT: In Tight Iowa Race, Romney Struggles to Excite G.O.P. Base
WaPo: Romney to campaign today with Indiana Senate nominee Richard Mourdock

WSJ: Following Him Again & Again: Romney's Close Circle Worked for Him Multiple Times

WaPo: Mitt Romney’s Final Five vice presidential picks
NatJ: Romney's 2002 Selection Process: Political Reality Dictated Choice for No. 2
NatJ: Rob Portman Is No Chicken, but He Did Play One on TV
Politico: Veep sheet: Candidates in Colorado
American Thinker: Veepstakes: The Case for Jindal

Roll Call: Ranking the Potential GOP Convention Speakers
Politico: American Action Network plans Kid Rock concert at convention
Politico: Al Austin: The man behind the GOP convention

WaPo: Clint Eastwood endorses Romney’s presidential bid
AP: Clint Eastwood endorsing Romney's presidential bid

WTimes: Retired porn queen Jenna Jameson endorses Romney

John Fund: What Obama Has in Store for Us

Human Events: Top 10 issues where Democrats think Obama has gone too far
Martin Peretz: From Truman to McGovern to Obama
Kathleen Parker: Michelle Obama, a no-win First Lady
Human Events: Reince Priebus at RedState: ‘Obama’s priorities are not America’s priorities’

NYT: For the President, a Birthday Party With a Price Tag

Pro Publica: Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? Obama Has an App for That

WSJ: Romney to Reid: I Paid ‘A Lot of Taxes’ Every Year
WaPo: Romney: ‘I have paid taxes every year’
Fox: Romney demands Reid come clean about attacks, suggests White House involved
NYT: In Reid’s Taunting of Romney, Taxes Are Just a New Opening
Hill: Reid relishes role of attack dog
Rush Limbaugh: The Forehead's Insane Defense of Reid

WaPo: In a vicious campaign year, apologies are in the air

Fox: Pew poll puts Obama ahead by 10 points amid questions about its methodology


Hill: Cantor presses Obama to extend Bush-era tax rates across-the-board

Hill: Five dozen lawmakers protest ‘untenable’ oil field regulations

Buffalo News: Polarized Congress considered worst ever

Hill: Dems get August marching orders

Hill: Rep. Pelosi rebukes housing chief on mortgage aid: ‘He must change course’

WSJ: Schumer: Five GOP Senate Seats Could Turn

WaPo: How Sarah Palin helps Senate candidates (and how she doesn’t)
Politico: Palin's endorsement tour rolls on


WaPo: U.S. added 163,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 8.3 percent
WSJ: Job Gains Spark Stock Rally
NYT: Hiring Picks Up in July, but No Clear Signal

WSJ: Immigration-Policy Details Emerge
WTimes: Dream-Act students will pay $465 fee for legal status document
NYT: Young Immigrants Can File to Defer Deportation Aug. 15
Fox: Sen. Sessions wants answers as ICE agent faces suspension for illegal immigrant arrest
DC: Obama policy opens work permits to ID thieves, jailed illegals, uninsured drivers

Gov. Bob McDonnell: Fix health care once by fixing it right
Daily Caller: Hundreds gather on Capitol Hill to protest Obamacare
NYT: Democrats Embrace Once Pejorative ‘Obamacare’ Tag

NYT: Powerful Shaper of U.S. Rules Quits, With Critics in Wake
WaPo: Cass Sunstein, top Obama adviser on regulations, to leave administration
Politico: 'Regulatory czar' Cass Sunstein returning to Harvard

Politico: Unions scramble to help Democratic governors

Politico: Sunday talk show tip sheet


NYT: Court Weighs an Order on Nuclear Waste Site in Nevada


Albany TU: NY Dems: Capel to replace King as executive director


Dallas MN: How effective can Ted Cruz be in drawing Latinos to GOP?


Politico: Mica math: Amtrak's $16 burger vs. McDonald's $1 burger
Roll Call: Florida: John Mica Maintains Big Cash Advantage Over Sandy Adams

Miami Herald: Gov. Rick Scott: the GOP’s invisible man on the campaign trail

Miami Herald: Early voting begins Saturday


Fox: Former Alabama governor going back to prison for bribery
LA Times: Ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman heads back to prison for bribery


Chicago ST: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘completely debilitated by depression,’ wife says


Rasmussen: Indiana Senate: Mourdock (R) 42%, Donnelly (D) 40%


Daily Caller: Tea Party Express endorses Neumann in Wisconsin Senate primary
LA Times: Wisconsin Republican Thompson replaces pragmatism with conservatism
Milwaukee JS: Walker ponders making U.S. Senate endorsement

Politico: Conservative group honors Scott Walker


Daily Caller: Ohio ‘concerned with the premise’ of Obama campaign military voting suit

Hill: Longtime allies Boehner, LaTourette had already gone their separate ways


Detroit News: Candidates make last push for votes

WSJ: Court Allows Vote on Strapped Cities
Detroit News: Republican-backed justice decided emergency manager case
DFP: Justice breaks with GOP majority, says petition fully complies with ballot requirements
Detoit FP: High court's decision to put EM repeal on ballot touches off power struggle


WaPo: Democrats signal eagerness to face Todd Akin in Missouri
Politico: McCaskill ad calls Akin 'too conservative' for Missouri


Tennessean: Tennessee Democratic Party disavows Senate nominee
Daily Caller: Tenn. Democratic Party disavows its own US Senate nominee
Fox: Tennessee Democrats disavow own Senate candidate, citing hate group ties


HEvents: Ken Cuccinelli at RedState: ‘You want to elect people you don’t have to lobby’


SF Chronicle: GOP NJ assemblyman arrested for passing bad checks
North Jersey: NJ assemblyman Robert Schroeder on writing bad checks: 'I made a mistake'


Boston Globe: Questions raised about Tierney’s disclosures


Politico: Santorum will back Cardon in Arizona


NYT: Idaho: Ex-Senator in Bathroom Sting Contests Suit Over Defense Money
Fox: Larry Craig fights FEC claims, saying bathroom incident was on business trip


August 3, 2012


WTimes: Romney focuses on middle class
WSJ: Romney’s Colorado Remarks Focus on Middle Class
WaPo: Mitt Romney, in Colorado, focuses on middle class; Obama visits Florida
NYT: G.O.P. Governors Gather to Rally Around Romney

Hill: GOP lawmakers confident in Romney as they enter recess

Byron York: Heeding critics, Mitt sharpens pitch for long run

Charles Krauthammer: Romney’s excellent trip
Melinda Henneberger: The battle for religious voters

NatJ: GOP Flexes Muscle as Ad Spending Nears Half-Billion Mark
WTimes: Romney super PAC surpasses pro-Obama PAC with ad buy
WTimes: Election set to be most expensive in history

NYT: A High-Profile Cheering Section for a Horse’s Olympic Debut

David Brooks: The Credit Illusion

Peggy Noonan: Life of the Party: What Bill Clinton could add to Obama re-election effort

WTimes: Obama names Colin Powell to delegation

WSJ: City Demands Obama Team Pay Police Tab

NatJ: Romney Hits Back at Dems Criticizing His Tax Plan and Tax History
WSJ: Obama’s New Ad Jumps on Study of Romney’s Tax Plan
WSJ: The Romney Democrats: A bipartisan coalition backs Mitt's tax policy in the House
Fox: Obama invokes Clinton in push to raise taxes on top earners despite weak economy

WSJ: Reid Presses Attack on Romney’s Taxes
WaPo: Romney responds to Reid: ‘Put up or shut up’
WTimes: Romney to Reid on tax accusations: ‘Put up or shut up’
Fox: Romney to Reid: 'Put up or shut up' on source of 'untrue' tax claims
Hill: Romney: Harry Reid needs to 'put up or shut up' on charges about taxes
Rush Limb.: Despicable Dingy Harry Reid Executes Obama/Axelrod Smear on Mitt Romney
Rush Limbaugh: IRS and FBI Must Question Harry Reid

Rush: Obama Got Worst Grades in Harvard History -- and It's Up to Him to Prove He Didn't

NatJ: Romney and Obama: MIA on Climate Change

Rasmussen: North Carolina: Romney 49%, Obama 44%
Human Events: Obama polls below 50 percent in 37 states
Rush Limbaugh: Media Liberals Delude Themselves on the State of the Presidential Race
Weekly Standard: Is Obama's Ad Blitz Moving the Polls?
NatJ: Obama Leads Romney in New Poll, With Caveats Attached
WSJ: Poll: Romney Struggles With Favorability Gap
NYT: Obama Extends Electoral College Advantage
Weekly Standard: Rasmussen: Obama 284, Romney 235

Politico: Political conventions: Have they fizzled out?
Politico: GOP hopes to stay out of trouble in Tampa
Politico: 5 things you may see in Tampa
Politico: Ones to watch in the GOP


NYT: Pile of Bills Is Left Behind as Congress Goes to Campaign
Hill: House votes 150-265 against adjourning for August recess

Fox: House passes livestock disaster relief bill
Politico: House passes drought, disaster aid
NatJ: House Passes $383 Million Drought-Aid Package
Hill: Rural lawmakers launch effort to force vote in House on five-year farm bill

Kim Strassel: The Obama Jobs Sequester
WSJ: Stepping Up to the Cliff
WTimes: Dems reject GOP move to force layoff notices
Fox: Senate blocks GOP move to make contractors send layoff notices ahead of defense cuts
Human Events: Amid military budget fight, legislators call for Pentagon audit

Hill: Geithner meets Murray amid fears lawmaker might not to stop fiscal cliff

NatJ: Senate Finance Approves Extenders Package
WaPo: Special interests win in Senate panel’s attempt at tax reform
WTimes: Slaying the monstrous tax code is no easy task
Politico: Orrin Hatch picks tax breaks over tea party

Hill: House passes plan for tax reform in 2013
Human Events: McCarthy: House GOP unafraid to extend Bush tax cuts

Fox: Postal Service future in question after first-ever default, lawmakers stuck on a deal

Hill: Cybersecurity Act fails Senate vote
WaPo: Cybersecurity bill fails in Senate
NYT: Cybersecurity Bill Is Blocked by G.O.P. Filibuster

Fox: House GOP grill IRS commissioner on health care tax credits
NatJ: IRS Chief Defends Implementation of Health Care Law

NYT: Amid a Political Calm, a Tax Break for the Wind Industry Advances

Fox: Ex-deputy director at ATF leaves agency in wake of 'Fast and Furious'
Politico: ATF official leaves agency in the wake of Fast & Furious investigation

WaPo: DCCC apologizes to Adelson
WTimes: DCCC apologizes for accusing GOP donor of profiting from Chinese prostitution
Fox: Dem campaign group retracts claims GOP donor Adelson financially tied to prostitution
NatJ: Sheldon Adelson Gets an Unusual Apology

Politico: Boehner feeling better about keeping House
Hill: Boehner 'feeling better' about GOP retaining majority in the House


WSJ: Jobless Claims Increase
Hill: Campaigns turns focus to July jobs report
WSJ: OpEd: What Obama Didn't Learn From the 1990s
Paul Krugman: Debt, Depression, DeMarco
NYT: Editorial: The Mañana Bankers

WSJ: Report: Billions in Additional ID Tax Fraud
Fox: IRS reportedly sends billions in refund checks to identity thieves
WTimes: GAO: Tax cheats get millions in Medicaid money
James Taranto: True Lies: Scam artists claim they work for the government

NYT: Amtrak Losing Millions Each Year on Food Sales

WTimes: White House advised early Solyndra’s light was going dim
Fox: Email shows ex-Solyndra CEO thanked 'Bank of Washington,' as report rips loan process
Examiner: GOP: Obama ignored warnings about Solyndra
Examiner: Taxpayers to recover only $24 million from Solyndra

Fox: Director wants missile defense workers to stop watching porn at work

Ted Nugent: Nut control, not gun control

WSJ: Small Firms See Pain in Health Law

Fox: Chick-fil-A confirms 'record-setting day' on 'Appreciation Day'
ABC: Chick-fil-A Opponents Stage Same-Sex Kiss-In
Pat Boone: Lay off Chick-fil-A
Politico: Mike Huckabee: Chick-fil-A gay day is OK
Daily Caller: Chick-fil-A harasser gets served his walking papers
Rush Limbaugh: Reveling in the Chick-fil-A Revolution


WTimes: House reprimands California congresswoman


Human Events: Ted Cruz opens RedState Gathering, watch his speech live here
American Spectator: Why Ted Cruz's primary win matters

Dallas MN: Gallego, Canseco begin West Texas battle for U.S. House swing district


Miami Herald: Weldon faces uphill fight against Mack in GOP Senate primary
NatJ: Nelson Shifts Quickly, Launches Mack Attack


Chicago ST: Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘thought about’ leaving politics, source says


Stephen Moore: Hoosier Good Loser


Star Tribune: Bachmann leads Graves in money race


WSJ: Michigan City Outsources All of Its Schools


WTimes: Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri
WaPo: Palin hopes to extend winning streak with Missouri endorsement
WSJ: Palin Finds Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Rush Limbaugh: Elites Trash the Tea Party


Fox: Judge dismisses 26 misdemeanor charges against Kansas abortion clinic


Fox: Tennessee Sen. Corker fends off 4, wins GOP primary

Politico: Tennessee frosh survive primary challenges
Hill: Tennessee lawmakers win tough primaries
NatJ: Reps. Fleischmann, Black Win Contested Tenn. GOP Primaries
Roll Call: Tennessee: Chuck Fleischmann Wins Primary


WaPo: Obama says Loudoun County is key to 2012 chances


WSJ: Ruling Due on Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law


Boston Globe: Brown, Warren split on environmental policies


August 2, 2012


Glenn Hubbard: The Romney Plan for Economic Recovery
Karl Rove: The Obama Ad Blitz Isn't Working
Dan Henninger: Hope and Change 2.0
James Taranto: It Came From Zuccotti Park!

Ann Coulter: Obama's Signature Move: Unsealing Private Records

WSJ: Romney Campaign Expands Its Staff to Work With Vice-Presidential Pick
Politico: Place your bets: GOPers start speaking up on veeps
Hill: Possible VP Rob Portman was ‘frustrated’ at Bush budget office
Rush Limbaugh: Does Mitt's VP Really Matter?

Fox: Romney finalizes plans for multistate bus tour next week
NYDN: Upcoming bus tour is focus of chatter about Romney’s running mate rollout

NYT: Adviser Draws Attention to Romney Mideast Policy

WaPo: Romney horse to compete in dressage today

Politico: Mitt Romney not yet a member of the ‘thumb tribe’

Fox: Poll: Obama popular in voter-rich states but lagging in key battlegrounds
Hill: Auto bailout helps Obama hold consistent lead in Ohio
Rush Limbaugh: Media Orgasms Over Bogus CBS Poll
William Kristol: Cause for Concern

WTimes: Obama aide sent lobbyists private email

WSJ: Obama Attacks Romney on Tax Plan
NYT: Obama Says Romney’s Tax Plan Favors Wealthy Only
WTimes: Obama claim Romney tax cut would hurt middle class disputed

American Spectator: The Great Rediscovery of American Values
Fareed Zakaria: Capitalism, not culture, drives economies
Jared Diamond: Romney Hasn’t Done His Homework


WaPo: House votes to extend tax cuts at all income levels
NYT: House Approves One-Year Extension of the Bush-Era Tax Cuts
Fox: House approves GOP plan to maintain tax rates for all after defeating Dem plan
NatJ: House Approves Extending All Bush-Era Tax Cuts

WSJ: Combative Clash on Military Cuts
WTimes: Democrats: Doomsday; Republicans: Your fault
Politico: A year later, blame game over automatic cuts

Rep. Michele Bachmann: Beware of radical Islam

WSJ: Senate Agrees on Tax Breaks

NYT: Riding Herd on G.O.P. Effort to Produce a Farm Bill in the House
WSJ: The 'Farm' Bill Is No Such Thing: 80% for food stamps

WSJ: Wind-State Republicans in Tough Spot

WTimes: GSA scandal widens; dozens of conferences now under investigation
Fox: Bonus checks for GSA workers total far more than previously reported, lawmaker reveals

NYT: Tea Party Aims to Apply Its Touch to the Senate G.O.P.
WSJ: Tea Party Shows Its Power in Senate Races

NatJ: Why August Will Determine Senate Control
Hill: Tough primaries in August will be career-enders for some lawmakers


WaPo: Fed rejects new action to bolster faltering economy
WSJ: Wary Fed Is Poised to Act

WaPo: Editorial: Edward DeMarco’s defensible decision against mortgage relief

Fox: Contraceptive mandate takes effect amid concerns about religious freedom

WaPo: White House analyst warned saving Solyndra could cost more than letting it fail

NYT: Inquiry Into Security Leaks Is Casting Chill Over Coverage

Fox: Top official admits FBI had al-Awlaki in custody before letting him go in 2002

Fox: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters
NYT: OpEd: Let Chick-fil-A Fly Free
Rush: The Sleeping Giant Awakens and Stands on Line for Chick-fil-A

Charles Blow: Voter Suppression and Political Polls

WaPo: Study: Rich, poor Americans increasingly likely to live in separate neighborhoods

Rush Limbaugh: Palin Wasn't the Mistake on That Ticket


Rochester D&C: Comptroller: Local governments struggling with finances
WGRZ: Comptroller: Local Governments Struggling with Finances

WSJ: Quiet Role For Cuomo at Party's Convention
Politico: Cuomo to drop in and then out at the convention

WaPo: Gillibrand works to elect more women


WaPo: Rep. Laura Richardson broke federal law, obstructed probe, House ethics panel finds
NYT: Democrat Reprimanded for Misusing Staff in Race (Rep. Laura Richardson)

DC: Rep. Capps rented room to staffer for years, didn’t report income to IRS for over 10 yrs


Dallas MN: Ted Cruz will be an instant star in the Senate, future colleagues say
NYT: Ted Cruz: A Republican Voice With Tea Party Mantle and Intellectual Heft
WaPo: Why Ted Cruz’s win isn’t all good news for Senate Republicans
George Will: Texas’s Ted Cruz gives tea party a Madisonian flair
Human Events: In the company of Madison
WSJ: The Meaning of Cruz
Allysia Finley: How Cruz Cruised
Gail Collins: For God, Texas and Golf


Tampa Bay Times: Charlie Crist backing Bill Nelson over Connie Mack

Miami Herald: Sister of absentee voter denies signing ballot collected in Hialeah


WSJ: Tea Party Ties Up Tax to Ease Atlanta Traffic
AJC: After T-SPLOST defeat, business groups retool message


WaPo: Thompson locked in a three-way fight for Wisconsin’s GOP Senate nomination


Kim Strassel: LaTourette Blame Game


Detroit News: Conyers faces tough fight against four challengers


Rasmussen: Missouri: McCaskill Still Trails, But Closes Gap


Roll Call: Chuck Fleischmann Poised for Tennessee Primary Victory


WSJ: Court Temporarily Halts Arizona Abortion Law


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Mitt Romney: Culture Does Matter

WSJ: Walesa Gives Romney Strong Endorsement
Kathleen Parker: Romney’s speeches in Poland address economic and religious freedom

WSJ: Romney's Overseas Trip Produces Hits and Misses
WTimes: Romney’s trip a bumpy ride
WSJ: 'Culture' Clash: Romney's Jerusalem comment was no gaffe
WSJ: The Romney Foreign Tour: He commits the Washington error of telling the truth
Fox: White House apologizes to Krauthammer for 'confusion' over Churchill bust
NYT: A Different Continent, a Different Tune
WaPo: Mitt Romney wraps up tumultuous overseas tour
WaPo: Editorial: Mitt Romney’s less-than-successful trip abroad
WSJ: Obama Campaign Calls Romney Trip ‘Disaster’
NatJ: Republicans on Romney's Trip: Any Damage Won't Be Fatal
Rush: Romney's Trip Has Been So Successful Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Endorsed Obama
Rush: Media Targets Romney Again for Telling the Truth About Israel and the Palestinians

WSJ: New Ad Talks Up Romney’s Resume
Hill: New Romney ad changes tone

Chris Cillizza: The case for Rob Portman to be vice president
Ross Douthat: The Palin Effect
Dick Morris: Danger signals over VP pick
Hill: GOP senator suggests Sen. Rubio could use 'a little more experience'

Politico: Romney, GOP high-rollers to meet in Aspen

Hill: Romney resets media strategy
Human Events: Romney needs social media facelift, GOP assist

American Spectator: Milton Friedman's Centenary
Rush: Milton Friedman Schools Phil Donahue (and Barack Obama) on Capitalism and Greed
American Spectator: Obama's Calculated Deception
Stanley Kurtz: Burn Down the Suburbs?

Rush Limbaugh: Left Tries Racism in Latest Attempt to Combat "You Didn't Build That"

Rasmussen: Romney jumps to 20-point advantage among white voters
WSJ: Poll: 2008's New Voters Sour on Obama in 2012
Daily Caller: Four years later, some ‘Obamacons’ disenchanted with Obama
WTimes: Economic numbers wear on voters’ confidence in Obama
Holman Jenkins: Is Obama Beating Himself? "You didn't build that" going viral
Ruth Marcus: A gaffe a day keeps substance away
Rasmussen: Missouri: Romney 50%, Obama 44%
Gallup: Thirteen States and D.C. Give Obama Majority Approval
NYT: New Polls Show Obama Has Edge in 3 Battleground States
NatJ: Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing-State Polls, Hits 50 Percent
Hill: Poll: Obama leading Romney in three key battleground states

WSJ: Romney’s Wind Stance Raises Iowa Risks
Politico: Mitt Romney would blow off wind tax credit
Hill: Grassley wants answers from Romney camp on extending wind tax credit

WaPo: Study: Romney tax plan would result in cuts for rich, higher burden for others
WaPo: Harry Reid: Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years
Fox: Reid suggests Romney not releasing tax returns would have 'embarrassed' late father

WaPo: Obama allies turn to targeted TV ads to shore up niche voters

NYT: San Antonio Mayor to Give Keynote Speech at Democratic Convention
WSJ: Democrats Pick San Antonio Mayor for Keynote
WaPo: Julian Castro, Latino mayor of San Antonio, to keynote DNC convention

NatJ: Elizabeth Warren: Obama's Convention Gamble

LA Times: Partisan divide growing on gay marriage, survey finds
WTimes: White House mum on support of gay marriage in Democratic party platform


WaPo: John Boehner, Harry Reid reach early deal to avert shutdown
NYT: Leaders Reach Tentative Deal on Spending to Avoid Fight Before Election Day
WSJ: Lawmakers Agree to Extend Funding for Six Months
Hill: Reid, Boehner announce agreement to avoid pre-Election Day shutdown

Fox: Layoff notice, defense cuts set off dispute
DC: Inhofe: Obama urging defense contractors ‘to disobey the law’ by not warning of layoffs
WTimes: GOP: White House pressuring defense industry not to warn of layoffs
Hill: Republicans: Obama administration hiding big job losses from sequester
NatJ: Defense Prepares Sequester Scenarios
NYT: Editorial: The Truth About Military Cuts

Hill: Senate sets up cyber vote for Thursday, lawmakers still working on amendments

WSJ: Payroll Tax Cut on Track to Quietly Expire

Fox: Republican House leaders drop plans to extend farm bill
Hill: GOP leaders yank one-year farm bill

Sen. Jim DeMint: No Internet Taxation Without Representation

NYT: White House and Congress Are in Step Over Iran Sanctions
WTimes: New U.S. sanctions target Iran’s oil sales, financial transactions

NYT: Report Criticizes A.T.F. Supervisors in Gun Inquiry
WSJ: Fresh Criticism of Fast and Furious
Fox: Justice Department says GOP 'Furious' report has 'distortions'
DC: Fast and Furious report: Gunwalking idea came from top Holder deputies in 2009

Fox: House passes Chaffetz bill that would fire federal employees who owe back taxes

David Ignatius: Senate’s anti-leaking bill doesn’t address the real sources of information

Kim Strassel: Harry Reid Loses It

Politico: GOP majority stumbles into August recess

Roll Call: House Unlikely to See Another Wave Cycle

Politico: Democratic Senate prospects fade in Missouri, Nevada
Hill: Sen. Cornyn prods stingy colleagues


WaPo: Postal Service set to default on payment
NYT: As Default Looms, Postal Service Sees Deeper Woes

WSJ: Employers Move to Adapt to Health Law
Daily Caller: Obamacare contraception mandate takes effect

WaPo: Fannie, Freddie won’t be allowed to reduce loan balances for troubled borrowers
NYT: Regulator Rebuffs Obama on Plan to Ease Housing Debt
WaPo: Obama's biggest mistake bites back
Politico: DeMarco infuriates Democrats — again

Fox: Documents show dozens of questionable GSA conferences, millions in bonuses

WTimes: Report cites killings blamed on non-deported illegals

NYT: S.E.C. Suggests Reforms of Municipal Bond Market

NYT: Partisan Rifts Hinder Efforts to Improve U.S. Voting System

WSJ: U.S. Faces Uphill Battle in Retraining the Jobless


WSJ: NY board keeps secret donors to pro-Cuomo lobbyist

NYT: Cuomo Vetoes Bill on Placement of Special Education Students

Albany TU: State budget update shows projections on track

NY Post: GOP eyeing ‘Mayor’ Malcolm
NYT: In 2013 Races, New York City Prepares for ‘Super PAC’ Effect


Dallas MN: Cruz’s GOP Senate victory: What it means
National Review: Why Cruz Won
Fox: Texas GOP chooses Tea Party-backed Cruz for Senate nomination
WaPo: Ted Cruz wins Texas Senate primary in a victory for tea party
WTimes: Tea party candidate wins in Texas GOP runoff
Examiner: Ted Cruz’s stunning 13 point victory in Texas
NYT: Tea Party Favorite Wins Heated G.O.P. Runoff in Texas
WSJ: Cruz Stuns GOP Establishment in Senate Runoff Victory
WaPo: Ted Cruz wins Republican runoff for Texas Senate seat
Daily Caller: Tea party favorite Cruz wins Texas Republican Senate primary
WaPo: Ted Cruz and the changing face of the Republican party
Allysia Finley: Cruz vs. Texas GOP

NatJ: With Dewhurst Loss, Perry Weakened Back Home

Fox: Texas Democrats pick ex-state Rep. Sadler for US Senate


Human Events: Georgia 9: Collins, Zoller head to runoff

AJC: Voters reject transportation tax
WSJ: Atlanta Transport Referendum Falters


WSJ: Former Bachmann Campaign Adviser Files Suit


Milwaukee JS: Walker calls for civility in Senate race


WSJ: Exiting LaTourette Sees ‘Progressively Worse’ Partisanship
NYT: Ohio: Nine-Term Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election


Roll Call: Gary Peters Finds Strength Along 8 Mile


Politico: Rep. Geoff Davis resigns from Congress
Hill: GOP Rep. Davis resigns from Congress


NYT: West Virginia: Judge Strikes Down Water Rules


Weekly Standard: Elizabeth Warren Ad: Let's Be More Like China
Fox: Warren backtracks on claim of Wall Street support, calls own comment 'silly'
Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren calls her Wall Street claim ‘silly’
Fox: Democrats hold ground on 'you didn't build that,' tap Warren for convention speech
WSJ: Speaker Elizabeth Warren

NYT: Massachusetts Aims to Cut Growth of Its Health Costs
WSJ: State Bill Limits Medical Spending


NYT: Arizona: Judge Upholds 20-Week Limit on Abortions


NYDN: CO Governor John Hickenlooper and wife to separate, swearing it won’t be ‘awkward’


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