The Wrong Fracking Button, Romney On Vacay, Chris Christie On ‘Daddy State,’ Walsh Says Iraq Vet Not True Hero

Jul 3, 2012 5:59pm

Oops – N.C.  Lawmaker Hits Wrong Button, Legalizes Fracking – http://abcn.ws/KYeSK1

For the 4th – How to Photograph Fireworks – http://abcn.ws/R4R5Id

Parade Marching 101 – For Politicians – http://abcn.ws/MU8m5j (Bingham)

Tomorrow:
Romney Will Be in the Wolfeboro Parade with Kelly Ayotte
Obama Will Speak at a Naturalization Ceremony for Servicemembers in the East Room

What to Know About Lake Winnipesaukee – The full Romney clan – Mitt, Ann, their five boys, five daughters-in-law and 18 grandchildren – has gathered this week for a “mandatory” week-long family vacation in Wolfeboro, N.H., where the family owns a sprawling piece of property on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. http://abcn.ws/NiVg0y (Meghan Kiesel)

Tapper Interviews Chris Christie for Nightline. Tune in Tonight.
Advice for Mitt – ‘Let Them See Who You Really Are’ –  http://abcn.ws/N608HH
Medicaid Expansion = Extortion – http://abcn.ws/MGCdjM
Has He Considered Gastric Bypass? – ‘Too Risky’
On Weight Loss – ”If It Were Easy, I’d Already Have It Fixed’ – http://abcn.ws/MQV9bY
Rejects Bloomberg ‘Daddy State’ Soda Ban – http://abcn.ws/M4Ccn9
(Shushannah Walshe & Jake Tapper)

Leahy Returns to Batman Franchisehttp://abcn.ws/R4hFRD

Romney Health Plan Less Popular Than Obamacare – Just 30 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll have a favorable opinion of Romney’s approach to health care, while 47 percent see it negatively, putting him underwater on the issue by a 17-point margin. Twenty-three percent are undecided, perhaps marking a lack of specifics by Romney on his plans – but giving him an opportunity to persuade. The public at the same time divides by 45-48 percent, favorable-unfavorable, in views of Obama’s plans for the health care system. On one hand that’s clearly a weak score; on the other, it’s 15 percentage points better than Romney’s on the positive side, while essentially identical on the negative (with many fewer unsure, 7 percent). (Gary Langer)

Rep. Joe Walsh Says Iraq Vet Opponent Talks Too Much to be ‘True’ Hero – Rep. Joe Walsh’s Facebook page is flooded with negative comments today after the Illinois Republican said his opponent, Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, was not a “true” hero because she often makes reference to her military service on the campaign trail.
http://abcn.ws/P7ybmB (Amy Bingham)

Andy Griffith and Politics: Actor Helped Democrats – Television icon Andy Griffith, the star of the popular “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Matlock,” died this morning at 86, leaving a legacy of dedicated, and occasionally controversial, political activism.
http://abcn.ws/KYwPbl (Kyle Blaine)

Clinton Says ‘Sorry’ to Pakistan, Afghan Supply Lines to Re-Open – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement today that the U.S. is sorry for the losses the Pakistan military suffered during the Nov. 26 incident last year in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed by U.S. military aircraft during a border incident. http://abcn.ws/MRsRky (Dana Hughes and Luis Martinez)

Rep. Allen West Says Obama ‘Creates Economic Slaves’- President Obama wants to turn Americans into “economic slaves,” Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., said during a campaign speech in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. http://abcn.ws/KRsQsc (Meghan Kiesel)

Biden Says Teachers ‘Under Full Blown Assault’ from Romney – WASHINGTON — Seeking to mobilize support for the November election, Vice President Joe Biden today warned the nation’s public school teachers that they are “under full blown assault” from Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. http://abcn.ws/MTpDeY (Devin Dwyer)

Charting Swing State Unemployment Trends Gives Hope to Obama – President Obama has seen unemployment rates drop in swing states, leading some to wonder whether this bodes well for his re-election chances. http://abcn.ws/Mt9PSF (Chris Good)

Ad Casts Obama as ‘Insourcer,’ Romney as ‘Outsourcer’ – Amid signs that attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record are resonating in several swing states, President Obama’s re-election campaign is doubling down with a new TV ad that hits Romney as an “outsourcer” while promoting Obama as an “insourcer.” http://abcn.ws/M3sVKk (Devin Dwyer)

Al Qaeda Destroys Timbuktu Shrines, Ancient City’s Spirit – World scholars and historians have reacted in horror to the news of an al Qaeda sect’s destroying 15th century shrines in the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, calling the move an attack on humanity and a possible war crime. http://abcn.ws/LOrtui (Dana Hughes)

Divide and Ruling: Public Splits in SCOTUS Aftermath – Though politicos on both sides of the issue haven’t stopped talking about it since last Thursday, polls show last week’s Supreme Court decision has done little to change perceptions of President Obama’s health care law. http://abcn.ws/LiQmo4 (Michael Falcone)

‘Obamacare’ Ruling Puts New Emphasis on State Governments – There are very few certainties in politics, but the Supreme Court‘s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the controversial health care law colloquially referred to as “Obamacare,” resulted in one of those rare sure things: It assured that the debate surrounding the law will rage on for the foreseeable future. http://abcn.ws/MSFlaj (Elizabeth Hartfield)

New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte to Join Romney in New Hampshire on July 4 – New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte plans to march with  Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, N.H., GOP sources tell ABC News. http://abcn.ws/LMxv31 (Michael Falcone)

Public Divided on ACA Ruling, But Romney’s Plans Fall Shorter – Americans divide on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the federal health care law and on Barack Obama’s plans for the health care system alike, while favorable views of Mitt Romney’s approach to health care fall shorter, with more undecided. http://abcn.ws/LNVQ40 (Gary Langer)

Obama Sees Traction With Bain Attacks in Swing States – President Obama has stifled Mitt Romney’s gain in the polls, presumably by saturating the media with unflattering tales of Bain Capital from years ago rather than unflattering tales of the economy right now. http://abcn.ws/Nslnju (Matt Negrin)

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