July Tuesdays are probably never hot days for political news, but this one was a cold, hard day of Bain back-and-forth. Here are the leftovers:

* Brother Benen makes the excellent point that Romney ought to be defending outsourcing along with the policies that would cushion its impact.

* WonkBlog’s Sarah Kliff notes the potential legal battle over ACA’s language about federal establishment of health exchanges in “rejectionist” states.

* Jon Chait looks at Paul Ryan’s foundational commitment to supply-side economics, which casts more than a little doubt on his alleged debt-hawkery.

* Seems the mob in Egypt pelting HRC with tomatoes and chanting “Monica! Monica!” may have been inspired by U.S. conservative blogs.

* Kornacki wonders if Romney is going to sit on his tax records until Election Day, or is waiting for the perfect day (say, during the Olympics) to release them. Very good question.

And in non-political news:

* Knicks apparently willing to let go of Jeremy Lin, and Linsanity.

It’s another Tuesday Night where my instincts search for primary results. There are some runoffs today in North Carolina, and I’ll be watching them, but for the most part, July 31 is the next set of fireworks.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.