Morning Briefing: Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Could Shake Up Congressional Races

— Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has nationalized the GOP’s Medicare privatization plan and could become a defining issue in down-ticket Congressional races.

Primary Tuesday: Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-WI) won the GOP Senate primary in Wisconsin and will face Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-W) in the general election. Rep. John Mica (R-FL) defeated Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) in a GOP primary in Florida, while Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) appears to have unexpectedly lost his primary. Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) easily won the GOP primary and will face Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in the fall. And in Connecticut senate race, Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Linda McMahon (R) “cruised to their parties’ nominations.”

— A new study shows that the Obama campaign is far more engaged on social media than Romney, posting “nearly four times as much content as the Romney campaign and was active on nearly twice as many platforms”:

— “The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that police can use cell phone data obtained without a warrant to establish an individual’s location.” The Supreme Court had found in January that “that police could not plant a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s car without obtaining a warrant,” however.


— And finally: The wrestler Abraham Obama Washington, or A.W. was fired by World Wrestling Entertainment “after he tweeted his support for former WWE CEO Linda McMahon’s Senate candidacy.”