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8:25 PM ET, April 29, 2011

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KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada …:
Donald Trump delivers several F-bombs during his speech in Las Vegas … Also on KTNV.com Local News Headlines  —  Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump may, or may not run for president.  But Thursday in Las Vegas, he was sure sounding like a someone who's ready to jump into the race with both feet.
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump drops F-bombs on Las Vegas crowd  —  Donald Trump on Thursday dropped a barrage of F-bombs at a massive Las Vegas rally where he blasted the president repeatedly and slammed politicians as “blood suckers.”  —  “Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people,” …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Trump On China: ‘Listen You Mother F***ers’ (VIDEO)  —  Donald Trump has found a new way to separate himself from the crowd of would-be Republican presidential candidates.  During a Las Vegas stump speech last night, Trump fired off several hearty f-bombs to a group of adoring fans.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Fox News:
Donald Trump Drops F-Bombs, Calls Leaders ‘Stupid’ in Vegas Stop
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Paul Krugman:
Flim Flammed  —  Last year, when I described Paul Ryan as a flim flam man, many Beltway types were deeply annoyed.  They had decided that he was serious and sincere — worthy of receiving fiscal responsibility awards — and did not want to hear any negatives.
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Video: Paul Ryan Gets Standing Ovation at Town Hall Meeting  —  Greenfield, Wisc.  —  Paul Ryan received a standing ovation Thursday afternoon during the Q&A part of his meeting with constituents at a high school auditorium in a suburb of Milwaukee.  —  Ryan faced a larger number of hecklers …
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Debt ceiling: More Democrats threaten to vote against raising borrowing limit  —  A growing number of Democrats are threatening to defy the White House over the national debt, joining Republican calls for deficit cuts as a requirement for consenting to lift the country's borrowing limit.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Palin: ‘Hells no’ I wouldn't raise debt limit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Republican Treasury secretary warns against Republican debt-ceiling terrorism
Discussion: The Politico
Brad Johnson / ThinkProgress:
Storms Kill Over 250 Americans In States Represented By Climate Pollution Deniers … “Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
In U.S., Negative Views of the Tea Party Rise to New High  —  Republicans and conservatives are the most positive  —  PRINCETON, NJ — About half of Americans, 47%, now have an unfavorable image of the Tea Party movement, the highest since it emerged on the national scene.
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Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Tea Partier Puts GOP-Friendly NY District Into Play For Dems
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Breitbarted Again?  BigGovernment Uses Deceptively Edited Video To Smear University Professors - UPDATED  —  In yet another installment of the Breitbart sagas, a bit of controversy has erupted over the veracity of two videos posted on BigGovernment's site under the careful editorial eye of Dana Loesch, et al.
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Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
With Drudge Report's Help, Birthers Latch Onto Phony Forgery Theory  —  In a predictable turn, conspiracy theorists are now rallying behind a bogus claim that President Obama's long form birth certificate is a Photoshopped forgery — with a huge helping hand from one of conservative media's biggest names.
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Indiana Gov. Daniels to sign Planned Parenthood bill  —  Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said today he will sign a controversial bill that cuts off government funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider.  —  Indiana will become the first state to take such action.
Discussion: GOP 12, RedState and Hot Air
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Indiana Gov. Daniels to sign bill defunding Planned Parenthood
Discussion: CNN
The Smoking Gun:
Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam  —  How the presidential aspirant avoided fighting for his country … Despite Donald Trump's claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential …
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:
Governor says Obama leaving Texas in the dust  —  SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for not responding to a request for a disaster aid for the parched state, where wildfires have scorched nearly 2 million acres.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Daily Kos
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New York Post:
‘Change’ via executive power grab
Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
Google Exposes Senator (Sloppily) Trying to Delete History for Birthers  —  Just when you think you've seen the ultimate in hypocrisy, that perhaps it's impossible to become further depressed by politicians and their duplicitous antics, out pops another example that digs the pit ever deeper into the muck.
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Court Lifts Federal Stem Cell Ban  —  In a victory for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court has set aside a lower-court ruling that would have blocked the use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research.  —  A divided three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the District …
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Fox News:
Appeals Court Overturns Ban on Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The Facts  —  Republicans say they would preserve the current Medicare system for people who are currently age 55 and older; the changes would only affect people who are younger.  The current system, in place since the mid-1960s, is essentially a government-run health care program …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
How the journalist prom got out of control  —  On Thursday, the Washington Post editorializes that Donald Trump has been campaigning on “bogus” issues and that he should “cease and desist.”  An article in the news pages the same day reports that the great orange charlatan's “simply wild speculation” has “almost no basis in fact.”
Edwin Mora / CNSNews:
Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration  —  (CNSNews.com) — Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors.
Carolyn Lochhead / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF Chronicle video prompts White House threat  —  (04-29) 04:00 PDT Washington — The White House threatened Thursday to exclude The San Francisco Chronicle from pooled coverage of its events in the Bay Area after the paper posted a video of a protest at a San Francisco fundraiser for President Obama …
 
 
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Gov. John Kasich to Obama: Do your own job before you offer any opinion on Ohio's solutions?
Discussion: protein wisdom and Right Wing News
Associated Press:
Okla. pol's comments on blacks, women draw fire
Discussion: The Atlanta Post
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
NY Republican: Trump's an SOB
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The Two-Track Recovery (or ‘Depression’?)
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