FROM THE BLOGS:
Smart alecs are from Mars
The Washington Post's Matt Miller provides a satirical dialogue to show how obviously heinous Mitt Romney's tax plan is.
The 'so-called' recovery
National Review's Veronique de Rugy offers some data on President Obama's job-creation record and calls for abandoning Keynesian economics.
Reason's A. Barton Hinkle spins the debate on the unrelenting flak for President Obama's "you didn't build that" comment, arguing instead that Obama was right, but not in the way he meant.
She works hard for her money
The Atlantic's Jen Doll rebukes the hoi polloi for fixating on the secretary of State's dance moves.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Data shows July was warmest month ever in United States
New federal data recorded that the first seven months of 2012 were the warmest since record-keeping began more than 100 years ago, The Hill's Ben Geman reports.
Rep. Jackson Jr. is doing better
An update from the representative's father suggests that the depression medication is having a positive effect, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports.