Political Headlines - July 19, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today:

  • House passes compromise three-strikes bill: The measure would eliminate parole for habitual criminal offenders while reducing some mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Correspondent Wesley Lowery reports.


  • Michelle Bachmann's anti-Muslim paranoia: Thanks to Bachmann's attempts to root out the Muslim Brotherhood's "deep penetration" into the US government, the nation has been introduced to a new phenomenon: the Manchurian Mom. Columnist Juliette Kayyem writes



Republicans push Romney to get it over with, release tax returns: A growing roster of Republicans is calling on Mitt Romney to release additional tax returns on the premise that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee could score political points with transparency-hungry voters and weather a few stormy news cycles about the volume and location of his wealth. Political correspondent Callum Borchers reports.