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FROM THE BLOGS:

Michelle Obama: 'I don't have a stressful job. He does.'

The first lady discusses her initiatives, the Trayvon Martin shooting and the Hilary Rosen-Ann Romney controversy in a wide-ranging interview with NPR's Tell Me More.

Why Ann Romney stayed home
BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins says that the Romneys' Mormon faith glorifies motherhood and suggests female followers are better served by raising their children without a separate career.

Is another Solyndra coming?
National Review's Robert Bryce predicts the Department of Energy could have another failure that costs taxpayers millions coming from a new green energy firm.

Herman Cain rally stumbles
The former Republican presidential candidate failed to draw a crowd to his planned Capitol Hill rally, Slate's Dave Weigel reports.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Romneys talk Seamus the dog, tell Obama to start packing

An interview with the presumptive nominee and his wife touches on many of the campaign's controversies and questions, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.

Joe the Plumber gaining ground

The outsider congressional candidate will benefit from incumbent Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) having to spend much of her money fighting off a primary challenge from Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), The Hill's Josh Lederman reports.

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