Morning Must Reads: Direct Approach

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–Prosecutors want another crack at Blago. They have until September 7 to file for a re-trial.

–Mitt Romney continues to stay out of the daily fray, throwing most of his strategic punches through op-eds. His offering in today’s BostonGlobe: Obama is anti-business.

–Mike Huckabee goes for a more direct approach.

–Barney Frank on Fannie and Freddie: “I think they should be abolished. The only question is what do you put in their place. This is a situation where given the importance they had come to play in housing, you can’t tear down the old jail until you build a new one.”

–Warren watch: The potential Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief met with industry lobbyists last week (not her usual crowd.)

–Neil Irwin can help you understand the Fed’s current monetary policy conundrum with a simple farm analogy.

–Dan Balz examines the marquee races in Ohio.

–Mark Blumenthal sorts through recent polling on Florida’s Kendrick Meek. The latest from Quinnipiac has him on top.

–The GOP gubernatorial primary down there has gotten crazy nasty.

–Dick Blumenthal’s outsidery stump speech doesn’t go over so well at the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

Bush 43 stays out of the Park 51/Cordoba House debate.

Kathleen Parker, MoDo, Romesh Rateshnar weigh in.

–Rick Lazio tries to fan the flames.

–And health care has changed a lot since the 1940s.

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