July 29 In Blogs: Barack Obama, Pat Benatar, Gazpacho, and Mayor Gordon

​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

Feathered Bastard:
Barack Obama's Birth Certificate, and Why J.D. Hayworth Should Read National Review

Joe Arpaio Beats Barack Obama in Rasmussen Poll? They Don't Call It Ari-bama for Nuthin'

Up on the Sun:
Pat Benatar Went Through the Motions, Blondie Rocked, and The Donnas Backed Out at Dodge Theatre

New Let Go Music on Split EP With The Story Changes

Chow Bella:
Battle of the Gazpacho Soups

Beach Bites: Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

Valley Fever:
Mayor Gordon: The Band -- Phoenix Phil's Thrashy Alter Ego is "Built to Paddle Your Bum"

For Sale: The Arizona State Capitol: Legislators Consider Selling Capitol To Private Investors

Slide Show:
Phoenix New Times: July In Photos

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Jonathan McNamara