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3:45 PM ET, April 16, 2012

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First Read / msnbc.com:
Romney offers policy details at closed-door fundraiser  —  PALM BEACH, FL — Mitt Romney went well beyond his standard stump speech at a closed-door fundraiser on Sunday evening, and offered some of the most specific details to date about the policies he would pursue if elected.
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Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Specifies Deductions He'd Cut  —  PALM BEACH, Fla.—Mitt Romney, speaking at a private fundraising event on Sunday, offered the first details of deductions he would eliminate or limit in order to offset the income tax cut he has proposed for all taxpayers.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early  —  A cool $50,000 reserves your seat at the “presidential inaugural retreat.”  Now all Mitt has to do is get elected!  —  Romney greeted supporters during a phone bank fundraiser last May in Las Vegas.  —  (AP / Julie Jacobson)
Mike Allen / Politico:
Playbook: Romney secrecy  —  COMING ATTRACTIONS - David Axelrod tells us the Obama campaign will make a major umbrella issue of what he calls “Romney's penchant for secrecy”: “George Bush felt it was appropriate to release the names of his bundlers.  John McCain did.  But not Mitt Romney.
msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: Romney's own hot-mic moment
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Campaign 2012
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Even Behind Closed Doors, Mitt Romney's Tax Reform Ideas Are Timid
Discussion: msnbc.com
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Ann Romney: Controversy over Hilary Rosen remark an ‘early birthday present’
Callum Borchers / Boston Globe:
Mitt Romney says ‘all moms are working moms’ but mothers on welfare ‘need to go to work’
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
Joe Hagan / Texas Monthly:
Truth or Consequences  —  Eight years ago, Dan Rather broadcast an explosive report on the Air National Guard service of President George W. Bush.  It was supposed to be the legendary newsman's finest hour.  Instead, it blew up in his face, tarnishing his career forever and casting a dark cloud …
Bloomberg:
Secret Service Sex Scandal Upsets Obama Trip  —  President Barack Obama came to Colombia seeking to erase an image of the U.S. in Latin America as overassertive Yankees who exploit the region at will.  He left with the stereotype reinforced.  —  The sixth Summit of the Americas …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Rep. Issa: Secret Service misconduct allegations reveal ‘pattern of behavior’
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Romney, Obama in Tight Race as Gallup Daily Tracking Begins  —  Romney voters slightly more certain they will vote  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Mitt Romney is supported by 47% of national registered voters and Barack Obama by 45% in the inaugural Gallup Daily tracking results from April 11-15.
Memet Walker / The Daily Tar Heel:
Column: GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich cuts interview short with UNC student  —  As a reporter, I'm rarely at a loss for words when it comes to interviewing almost anyone.  By now, I've heard and seen a lot.  —  But there I was Saturday, standing alone with my recorder in a quiet stupor, as my subject, Newt Gingrich, rushed away.
ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney Kicks Off VP Search  —  BOSTON - Mitt Romney today revealed for the first time that he has put longtime adviser Beth Myers in charge of his vice presidential vetting process.  —  “I have selected someone who has been a counselor of mine for a number of years, Beth Myers.
Wolfgang Münchau / Financial Times:
Spain has accepted mission impossible  —  Are the markets panicking because Spain may fail to hit its deficit targets, or are they panicking at the thought that Spain may succeed?  That, to me at least, is the key question facing eurozone policy makers.  The ultimate outcome of the eurozone crisis …
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Ross Douthat:
The Palin Counterfactual  —  After Rick Santorum's exit from the race last week, Philip Klein and HotAir's Allahpundit considered what would have happened if Sarah Palin rather than Santorum had been Mitt Romney's right-wing foil.  I think that this point from Klein is interesting ...
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal  —  Operation Fast and Furious is the deadliest and most sinister scandal in American history.  A scandal so big, it's worse than Iran-Contra and makes Watergate look like a high school prank gone wrong.  —  In the early days of the Obama Administration …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Report: Democrat-controlled Senate laziest in 20 years  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talks with reporters.  A Senate report review found that his chamber in 2011 was among the least productive in 20 years.  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)  —  For those who need proof …
Discussion: UrbanGrounds
BuzzFeed:
Herman Cain's Rally At The Capitol Is A Bust  —  Photo from Slate's Dave Weigel shows a small crowd for “Cain's Revolution on the Hill.”
Telegraph:
British Peer Lord Ahmed suspended after ‘offering £10m bounty on Barack Obama and George Bush’  —  A controversial British peer has been suspended from the Labour Party amid reports that he offered a £10 million bounty for the capture of President Barack Obama and his predecessor President George W Bush.
ABCNEWS:
Pics Show Embattled GSA Official Enjoying Wine, Spa Tub  —  The government official on the frontlines of the scandal involving a wasteful government conference, U.S. General Services Administration regional commissioner Jeffrey Neely, will invoke his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination …
Jo McKenna / Telegraph:
Showgirls ‘performed nun striptease’ for Silvio Berlusconi  —  Showgirls dressed as nuns performed a pole-dancing striptease for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi at a ‘bunga bunga’ party at his luxury villa at Arcore, a Milan court heard on Monday.  —  Giving evidence one of the guests …
FlyDubai:
Saudi Arabia bans ‘gays, tom-boys’ from schools  —  Saudi Arabia has decided to bar gays and tom boys from its government schools and universities within a crackdown against the spread of this phenomenon in the conservative Moslem Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper said on Monday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
Greg Tepper / The Times of Israel:
Israeli TV report shows air force gearing up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near  —  'IAF expects losses, and knows it can't destroy entire Iranian program'  —  major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran's nuclear facilities …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Miami-Dade Fire Captain Blames Trayvon Martin Killing On ‘S**tbag’ Parents Of ‘Urban Youths’  —  The Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue Department opened an investigation into a racist post on one of its captains' Facebook page.  According to The Grio, Brian Beckmann, a captain in the Miami-Dade fire department …
Jason Zengerle / New York Magazine:
In Conversation: Barney Frank  —  On the eve of his departure from Washington, the candid, caustic Massachusetts congressman talks with Jason Zengerle about Jon Stewart, Newt Gingrich, Tip O'Neill, Hillary Clinton, Fannie and Freddie ...  Think back a little bit to 1981, when you ­arrived here in Washington.
 
 
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Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Sweet Spot  —  THE other day Rick Santorum, with rigor …
Discussion: The Agonist and Booman Tribune
New York Times:
House Republicans Would Thwart Romney Move to Center
House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform:
Addressing GSA's Culture of Wasteful Spending
Discussion: Washington Post
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Republicans ramp up Hispanic outreach
Discussion: CNN
Bill Frezza / RealClearMarkets:
Corzine Steals Billions Sans Charges, Errant Whale Watcher Faces Prison
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John Avlon / CNN:
Where's the outrage over Republican's ‘communist’ claim?
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Hillary Clinton parties in Colombia: Photos of dancing, beer-slugging secretary of state cause stir
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Housing policy is holding back America's recovery
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Barbara Bradley Hagerty / NPR:
Christians Debate: Was Jesus For Small Government?
Discussion: American Prospect and Althouse
Rasmussen Reports:
73% Think Photo ID Requirement Before Voting Does Not Discriminate
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Events do not wait as Obama plays a delay defense
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Former Obama adviser Barnes: Bill Maher's comments on Ann Romney ‘problematic’
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Business, labor groups gird for vote on controversial NLRB union election rule
New York Post:
GOP hopeful that Police Commissioner Kelly will run for mayor
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