Newspaper Roundup for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By Susan Jones | July 17, 2012 | 8:17 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Mayor Nutter opens an office to seek federal grants for Phila.
Office of Grants is a response to nationwide competition for shrinking pool of federal funds

Washington Times:
Obama will 'honor those living with HIV' at White House next week
But he will not attend AIDS conference, as activists wanted him to do

Arizona Republic:
Medical marijuana benefits in dispute
UA study finds little data to support some therapies

Washington Post:
Drought in U.S. reaching levels not seen in 50 years, pushing up crop prices

Obama's philosophy appeals to “people with miserable, meaningless lives” Limbaugh says

San Francisco Chronicle:
SF's only outdoor shooting range is being evicted after failing to reach new lease agreement

Washington Post:
FDA lawyers authorized spying on agency’s employees, senator says

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Many Camden (NJ) city parks go dark because of metal thieves
"Every piece of wire is being stolen."

Washington Times:
Romney swings into attack mode, to GOP cheers
Swings at Obama as crony capitalist who favors donors over country

The Hill:
Obama switches off teleprompter at recent campaign events

Fox News:
Business groups criticize Obama over remarks about government's role in success

Fox News:
With eye on Iran, Pentagon bulks up defenses in the Gulf

The Hill:
Hatch vows to prevent Obama from changing welfare work requirement
Obama attempting to 'unilaterally disarm the legislative branch of the government'

Fox News/AP:
Planned Parenthood Arizona sues state over law barring funds even for non-abortion services

Chicago Tribune:
White House under fire for delays on food safety rules
Lack of enforcement could lead to dire consequences, activists warn

Fox News:
Florida City Removes American Flags From Fire Trucks

DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate
Democrats will push for another vote as early as Tuesday

New York Times:
Cuba Hits Walls in 2-Year Effort at Privatization

Reid: 'Angry old white men' trying to buy elections

Washington Post:
Can Heather Wilson, a moderate Republican, win over New Mexico’s Latino voters?

The Hill:
Puzzled lawmakers hear only silence from ex-Rep. Thaddeus McCotter

Obama meets with Jerry Springer

Washington Post:
Va. AG’s office declines to certify abortion clinic regulations
Board of Health softened the regulations last month

Providence Journal:
RI's ACLU asks court to protect 3 sex offenders from homelessness
Challenging state law that bars offenders from living near schools

Washington Examiner:
New fundraising idea: Campaign offers tickets to the President’s birthday party in Chicago

USA Today:
Vick: 'I've helped more animals than I've hurt'
He looks to future while acknowledging his dogfighting past

Denver Post:
Homeland Security says Colo. may check voter citizenship

Houston Chronicle:
Two men killed by Houston lightning will be laid to rest at home in Mexico

San Francisco Chronicle:
Calif. Treasurer Bill Lockyer seeks divorce from wife of 9 years
In wake of her sex and drug scandal

Palm Beach Post:
Dusty air from Sahara Desert blowing into West Palm Beach this week