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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Romney Flashback: Poor Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside The Home Or Lose Welfare  —  In case it wasn't already clear that last week's controversy over stay at home moms was entirely manufactured, this should put the question to bed.  —  Romney and allies cried that Democrats had declared …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Geithner calls Romney statements on women, economy ‘ridiculous’  —  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ripped presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday, calling Romney's argument that women have been disproportionately hurt during the recession “a ridiculous argument.”
The Express Tribune:
‘Sterling’ bounty offered for Obama, Bush  —  HARIPUR:  —  In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush.
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Britain's Lord Nazir Ahmed Offers £10 Million Bounty for Obama, Bush  —  During a recent visit to Pakistan, Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of the British House of Lords who originally hails from Pakistani Kashmir, announced he was putting up a bounty of £10 million for the capture …
Discussion: National Review and Campaign 2012
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
Geithner: Romney's statements on women “misleading and ridiculous”  —  Bob Schieffer interviews Timothy Geithner for the Sunday, April 15th edition of “Face the Nation” (Photo for CBS News by: Mary Calvert)  —  (CBS News) Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pushed back on Mitt Romney's statements …
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ABCNEWS:
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: 'We Can't Tell Yet' If Growth Has Stalled
Discussion: Hot Air
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Axelrod TKO-ed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday  —  David Axelrod was shredded this morning by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.  Wallace kept Axelrod on defense and off balance throughout.  The major bloodletting occurred here:  —  Like his boss, Axelrod seems almost at a loss to respond once the talking points are challenged.
Charles Dharapak / ABCNEWS:
Tea Party Loses Its Luster: Poll  —  Wither the Tea Party?  —  A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm.  And Americans by a broad 23-point margin say the more they hear about the Tea Party movement …
Discussion: Hot Air and 24Ahead
Fox News:
Cheney calls Obama ‘unmitigated disaster’ in post-surgery speech  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Wyoming Republican state convention at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyo.  —  Dick Cheney, just weeks after undergoing heart transplant surgery …
New York Post:
Secret Service hooker flap over $47 (or just 83,475 naughty lil' pesos)  —  By GEOFF EARLE in DC and DON KAPLAN in NY  —  A Secret Service agent shamed the United States after a wild night of babes and booze that ended in an argument with a Colombian hooker over as little as $47.
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Kucinich supporters eye Washington state move to revive his political career  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich's (D) admission that he's examining his options in Washington state has his supporters wondering whether, once again, he can resurrect his downtrodden political career.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Come Back, Sarah Palin!  —  “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” writers have devastatingly lampooned Mitt Romney as a corny, coreless candidate who evokes an “Eh, I guess” response in voters.  Now they're worried that we're heading, comedy-wise, toward an “Eh, I guess” election.
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Anti-Abortion Bachmann Says Women Need To Make Their Own Decisions About Their Bodies  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) argued that women should be allowed to make choices over their own bodies, while blasting Obamacare on Meet The Press.  Without noting the irony of the GOP war …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Gawker
New York Times:
Taliban Launch Coordinated Attacks Across Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen barraged the diplomatic quarter and the Parliament in the Afghan capital for hours on Sunday and struck at least three eastern provinces as well, in a complex attack clearly designed …
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AP Member Choice Complete / Associated Press:
Taliban attack Afghan capital, 3 other cities
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Maha / The Mahablog:
The Republican War Against Women  —  The Wall Street Journal wants us to know that Republicans can win the War Against Women.  Seriously.  I like this headline so much I screen captured it before some dweeb at WSJ wakes up and realizes what it says -  —  Anyway, WSJ thinks Romney …
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Winning the War Against Women
Discussion: Althouse
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Former Dem.  Congressman Kennedy Alleges ‘Quid Pro Quo’ for Access to White House  —  Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president's reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today.
Discussion: Belmont Club
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