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3:55 PM ET, April 29, 2010

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Michelle Malkin:
Breaking news: I am not white!  —  I'm still on the road and our wonderful guest-bloggers will be dropping in again today and tomorrow.  The hate mail is on an increase again thanks to my outspoken defense of Arizona's immigration enforcement measure.  Too many to choose from, but here's a typical response:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Your Papers, Please: Readers React To Arizona
Steve Chapman / Reason:
Mysteries of an Immigration Law
Ezra Klein:
Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘I care equally about immigration and climate change’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham has been in the news this week for threatening to vote against the climate bill he's crafted if the Democrats move on immigration reform this year.  Given that Graham is the only Republican on either bill, it's a very credible threat.
Discussion: The Hill, Swampland and Grist
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Dana Bash / CNN:
Dems to push new immigration plan  —  Washington (CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other leading Democratic senators will formally unveil the outlines of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform late Thursday, CNN has learned.  —  Two senior Democratic sources …
Roll Call:
Alternate Plan Devised for Immigration  —  Senate Democrats Pivot to Strategy for Moving Ahead Without GOP Support  —  Senate Democrats appear dead set on moving comprehensive immigration reform this year even if it comes without GOP support, and they began laying the groundwork Wednesday …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Bartering for healthcare comments hurt Reid's Republican challenger
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Steve Jobs / Apple:
Thoughts on Flash  —  Apple has a long relationship with Adobe.  In fact, we met Adobe's founders when they were in their proverbial garage.  Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer.  Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years.
Jim Hoft / Big Government:
Team Obama Calls Out Swat Team on Tea Party Patriots!  —  The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally.  Obama was speaking at the convention center this afternoon.  —  Unreal.  —  They didn't want any violence from these threatening protesters.  —  In Full Riot Gear!!
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama: “I do think at a certain point you've made enough money”  —  Via News Alert and Breitbart TV, consider this Share the Wealth 2010.  Barack Obama went off the TelePrompter in his speech to a Quincy, Illinois audience about Wall Street reform.  After saying that Democrats don't begrudge success that's …
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Examiner:
President Obama knows when you have earned enough money
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENTS — AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.... Marc Thiessen recently urged Republicans to fight as hard as they can to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The GOP need not fear political repercussions, the Bush speechwriter turned Washington Post columnist said, because Americans won't see the law's benefits kick in for several years.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SLOW GOING ON FAR-RIGHT REPEAL PUSH.... Just a few weeks ago …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Night Beat: Sorry Charlie  —  What matters tomorrow ... tonight.  Read it and sleep.  —  1. Gaggling on AF1 tonight, Obama sounds skeptical he'll see immigration bill this year; says there “may not be an appetite” in Congress ... praises Lindsey Graham by name ... gives hints of new federal border protection measures. ...
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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Fox News' Triumphant Ad Touting ‘The Most Powerful Name In News’ Leaves Out Glenn Beck  —  Yesterday, TV ratings for April 2010 came out, showing that Fox News had “finished first in viewers and key demographics for 100 months in a row.  In prime time, Fox News averaged about 1.9 million viewers for the month of April.
Discussion: Gawker, Time and News Hounds
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Fox News cruising as usual, but Glenn Beck takes a little spill
Randy E. Barnett / Wall Street Journal:
The Insurance Mandate in Peril  —  First Congress said it was a regulation of commerce.  Now it's supposed to be a tax.  Neither claim will survive Supreme Court scrutiny.  —  A"tell" in poker is a subtle but detectable change in a player's behavior or demeanor that reveals clues about the player's assessment of his hand.
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
White House seeks to soften Iran sanctions  —  Wants exemption for firms based in China and Russia  —  The Obama administration is pressing Congress to provide an exemption from Iran sanctions to companies based in “cooperating countries,” a move that likely would exempt Chinese …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Oil spill renews off-shore drilling debate  —  The growing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was designated a spill of national significance and three top Cabinet officials will tour the site, the federal government said today as it stepped up efforts to deal with the environmental disaster.
Discussion: The Politico
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Democrats seek corporate disclosure  —  A group of Democratic senators today proposed a legislative solution to the controversial Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited corporate spending on advertising and other efforts to influence election campaigns.  —  The bill is aimed at curbing …
Discussion: The Politico
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Kaine's prepared ‘suppression’ remarks were never delivered  —  The Wall Street Journal stirred some combat between the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee on the charged issue of race this week, with the report that “increasingly concerned about a demoralized base …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Shannon Travis / CNN:
Kaine: GOP ‘civil war’ pushing moderate Republicans ‘overboard’
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. Subpoenas Times Reporter Over Book on C.I.A.  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to compel a writer to testify about his confidential sources for a 2006 book about the Central Intelligence Agency, a rare step that was authorized by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Lauren Beale / Los Angeles Times:
Al Gore, Tipper Gore snap up Montecito-area villa  —  The Italian-style home has an ocean view, fountains, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.  —  Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.
Ted Nugent / Time:
Sarah Palin  —  If Sarah Palin played a loud, grinding instrument, she would be in my band.  The independent patriotic spirit, attitude and soul of our forefathers are alive and well in Sarah.  In the way she lives, what she says and how she dedicates herself to make America better …
Adam Smith / The Buzz:
Charlie Crist's campaign giving donors partial refunds  —  The Charlie Crist campaign is already hearing from donors asking for their money back, and the campaign is giving donors pro-rated refunds.  —  You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.  —  Yeh, right.
Discussion: CNN, TPMDC, Weekly Standard and The Page
Mistermix / Balloon Juice:
How We Stomach Elitism  —  Sully notes that Laura Bush was “the most decent person in the White House for eight long years” and proffers this quote as evidence: … I agree, she was decent.  By all accounts, her husband was decent, too, and both treated all the gays they knew well.  So f**king what?
Monica Potts / American Prospect:
Salt, Again.  —  The libertarian take on the Federal Drug Administration's plan to lower the amount of salt in certain kinds of food over the next decade is that, of course, people should be able to choose what they eat.  This, and other efforts to tax sugary foods like sodas always spur that response …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Kos / Daily Kos:
AR-Sen: Bill Halter is within single digits of Blanche Lincoln  —  Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 4/26-28.  Likely voters.  MoE 4% (4/12-14 results)  —  Democratic primary MoE 5%  —  Blanche Lincoln (D) 43 (45)  —  Bill Halter (D) 35 (33)  —  Other 7 (6)  —  Undecided 15 (16)
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Chavez joins Twitter  —  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez joined Twitter Wednesday, he is tweeting under the handle @chavezcandanga.  —  The socialist leader already has over 66,000 followers, far less than President Barack Obama's 3.7 million but more than some other world leaders and almost all U.S. lawmakers.
Discussion: Telegraph and Switched
Paul Krugman:
How Reversible Is The Euro?  —  For a long time my view on the euro has been that it may well have been a mistake, but that bygones were bygones — it could not be undone.  I was strongly influenced by the view expressed by Barry Eichengreen in a classic 2007 article (although I had heard that argument …
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
Confusion Reigns at Gitmo After Khadr Is a Courtroom No-Show  —  Detainee Refuses to Wear Ski Goggles and Earmuffs  —  GUANTANAMO BAY — Welcome to the first courtroom logjam of what officials here call military commissions 4.2.  —  Omar Khadr's pre-trial hearing this morning experienced an unexplained hour-long delay.
 
 
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Mack (R) compares Ariz. law to Nazi Germany
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Greece: Deja Vu All Over Again
Discussion: EconLog
MiamiHerald.com:
Senate advances conservative agenda
Discussion: The Buzz and Naked Politics
Tim Adler / Deadline.com:
So Who's Going To Play Candidate Obama?
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Don Surber
Bono / Time:
Bill Clinton  —  There are professors who pretend to be populists …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Pajamas Media
Brigid Schulte / Washington Post:
Virginia driver denies license plate had coded racist message
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Cantor: We're not your daddy's GOP
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“General Petraeus Is Right”
 Earlier Items: 
E. J. Montini / Arizona Republic:
Fallout from migrant law tars D-Backs
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Five Dynamics to Watch on Financial Reform.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Sheila Kaplan / Politics Daily:
EPA Staffers Were Forced to Ignore Science, Investigation Finds
Yeas & Nays:
Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy