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5:10 PM ET, April 14, 2012

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Alberto Gonzales / CNN:
Former AG Gonzales: Rubio not a wise VP pick  —  Boston (CNN) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would not be a wise pick for number two on the GOP ticket this year, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told CNN Saturday.  —  Rubio is not ready to be president, Gonzales said, and the vice president “must be ready on day one.”
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Associated Press:
Obama 2008 Gains Key to Presidential Battleground  —  An analysis of the state-by-state race to 270 electoral votes, the total needed to win the presidency, and where Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney stand now.  The numbers reflect electoral votes:
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama pledges to pursue immigration reform in second term  —  Obama vowed in an interview with Univision to pursue comprehensive immigration reform and attacked Romney and GOP lawmakers, saying they would oppose his efforts.  —  President Obama promised to pursue immigration reform in his second term …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Linda Hirshman / Washington Post:
Hilary Rosen was right: Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life.  —  Beltway pundit Hilary Rosen committed a mortal sin of American politics: She spoke the truth with a microphone on.  —  “What you have,” she told Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night, “is Mitt Romney running around the country saying …
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Bookworm Room:
The real threat that the Ann Romneys of the world represent to the statist Left  —  I've been thinking (and if those aren't ominous words, I don't know what are).  I've been thinking about the Left's attack on stay-at-home Mom's, an attack that Hilary Rosen started, and that others have continued.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Hilary Rosen on ‘Meet the Press’? Seriously.
Washington Post:
U.S. Secret Service agents recalled from Colombia  —  The U.S. Secret Service is investigating allegations of misconduct by agents who had been sent to Cartagena, Colombia, to provide security for President Obama's trip to a summit that began there Friday.  —  Edwin Donovan, an agency spokesman …
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CNN:
Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct  —  Cartagena, Colombia (CNN) — A group of Secret Service agents and officers sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct that involved prostitution …
Discussion: Fox News and Newsy
New York Times:
Secret Service Agents Accused of Misconduct
Dan Lothian / CNN:
Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct
Discussion: Gawker
Los Angeles Times:
At Latin America summit, Obama to face push for drug legalization  —  Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas, in their attempt to curb regional drug violence, are expected to call for legalizing marijuana and other drugs, a move Obama opposes.  —  An indigenous Bolivian woman …
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Univision News Tumblr:
Obama pledges attempt at immigration reform in second term  —  On Friday evening, Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama about a number of pressing issues at the Sixth Summit of the Americas including democratization, drug legalization, immigration reform, and race relations.
Discussion: 24Ahead and Hit & Run
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans: ‘I Have Very Little Tolerance’ For Them  —  Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) took on a unique enemy during a radio interview yesterday: people with student loans.  —  Though many politicians sympathize with those who are saddled with exorbitant student debt …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sheila Bair / Washington Post:
Fix income inequality with $10 million loans for everyone!  —  Are you concerned about growing income inequality in America?  Are you resentful of all that wealth concentrated in the 1 percent?  I've got the perfect solution, a modest proposal that involves just a small adjustment in the Federal Reserve's easy monetary policy.
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
‘Like watching a temper tantrum by a 2-year-old’  —  Candidates seeking high office, especially those who are novices unfamiliar with the basics of American government, often perceive political careers as glamorous.  After the election, however, these candidates confront a cold reality …
Discussion: Wonkette and Hullabaloo
 
 
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Obituary or Memoriam  —  Michael “Flathead” Blanchard
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Andrea Thomas / Dow Jones Newswires:
Soros: EU Survival Requires More German Pragmatism
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Report: Start of nuclear negotiations with Iran ‘constructive,’ diplomats say
Billy Hallowell / TheBlaze.com:
'BROTHER AIN'T SHOOTING NO BLANKS': FARRAKHAN TELLS BLACKS — BREEDING WITH WHITES IS THE ‘END OF YOUR RACE’
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msnbc.com:
US cancels food aid to North Korea after missile launch, warns of more sanctions
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Wall Street Journal:
Peggy Noonan: It's Over. What Have We Learned?
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