Torching the London bridge

The Telegraph's David Blair and Barney Henderson write about Mitt Romney's various gaffes surrounding the 2012 London Olympics, and the bigger picture of his "Anglo-Saxon" connection to Great Britain.

Odds: $30,000 to 1 against
The Foundry's Rachel Sheffield examines the disparity between the large per capita spending of the D.C. area school system and the small success it enjoys, with a graduation rate well below the national average.

Hope gets a raise
The New York Times' Jack Ewing reports on the sharp uptake in the European stock market Thursday, thanks in part to European Central Bank president Marco Draghi promise to "do whatever it takes to preserve the euro."

The bigger they are, the longer they live
The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Corbett Dooren cites a New England Journal of Medicine study pointing to lower death rates among states that have opted for larger Medicaid expansion, and the risk it poses to fiscal health.


Nepotism prevalent at Justice Department, says IG report

The Justice Department's inspector general reported finding at least seven instances of nepotism within the department, The Hill's Jordy Yager reports.

GOP senators indicate they will move forward with cyber security bill
Republican senators have indicated they will support fellow Sen. Joe Lieberman's cyber security bill provided there will be an opportunity to consider amednments to the bill, The Hill's Jennifer Martinez reports.