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11:00 AM ET, April 22, 2012

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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Axelrod: Immigration reform blocked by Tea Party ‘reign of terror’ in Congress  —  David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to President Obama, said comprehensive immigration reform had not occurred during Obama's first term because the Republican senators who'd backed it during President George …
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Jeb Bush / CNN:
TRENDING: Rubio backs Jeb Bush for VP  —  (CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who consistently makes the short list of potential GOP vice-presidential candidates, on Sunday offered a ringing endorsement of Jeb Bush for the No.2 spot.  —  Bush, the former Florida governor …
Discussion: Politico
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Border hawks warn Mitt Romney not to soften immigration stance  —  Immigration hawks are warning Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, not to moderate the hard-line stances on border security and deportation that he took during the GOP primary.  —  Conservatives who focus …
Discussion: CNN
David Barstow / New York Times:
At Wal-Mart in Mexico, a Bribe Inquiry Silenced  —  Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal-Mart executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing, an examination by The New York Times found.  —  In Mexico, Wal-Mart advertises its stores on green signs …
Michael Dobbs / Washington Post:
Chuck Colson dies at 80: Watergate scandal figure became an evangelist  —  View Photo Gallery — Charles W. Colson, political operative and prison ministry founder, dies at 80: The Republican political operative who boasted he would “walk over my own grandmother” to ensure the reelection …
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Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Who Became Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80
Timothy M. Phelps / Los Angeles Times:
Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
Lauren Slater / New York Times:
How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death  —  Pam Sakuda was 55 when she found out she was dying.  Shortly after having a tumor removed from her colon, she heard the doctor's dreaded words: Stage 4; metastatic.  Sakuda was given 6 to 14 months to live.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
ALEC, a Tax-Exempt Group, Mixes Legislators and Lobbyists  —  Desperate for new revenue, Ohio lawmakers introduced legislation last year that would make it easier to recover money from businesses that defraud the state.  —  It was quickly flagged at the Washington headquarters …
Tim Mak / Politico:
Lieberman says he's staying out of 2012  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who was Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential running mate and supported Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president in 2008, insisted he's of the 2012 race.  —  “I'm going to try something different this year,” the senator said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Discussion: CNN
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Down With Everything  —  DOES America need an Arab Spring?  That was the question on my mind when I called Frank Fukuyama, the Stanford professor and author of “The End of History and the Last Man.”  Fukuyama has been working on a two-volume opus called “The Origins of Political Order,” …
Telegraph:
Archbishop of York victim of ‘naked racism’, claims ally  —  The early favourite to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury is the victim of “naked racism” by critics who are trying to besmirch his name, one of his closest supporters has claimed.  —  Dr Sentamu has spoken in the past …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Guardian
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
‘Presidential’ vs. ‘Political’ Trips: A Blurry Line, and Tricky Math  —  WASHINGTON — Facing 5,000 enthusiastic students at Florida Atlantic University, President Obama rolled up his sleeves and raised his voice to chastise Republicans for their spending cuts and “broken-down theories,” evoking chants of “Four more years!”
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
MSNBC host condemns Romney to Hell  —  Republicans wondering whether Mitt Romney's political adversaries will use Mormonism against him got yet another answer to their question Thursday when MSNBC host Martin Bashir read from Mormon scriptures to condemn Romney to damnation for “lying” about Barack Obama's jobs record.
Discussion: RedState and Instapundit
James Hohmann / Politico:
GOP elite holds off the tea partiers  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.  —  The tricorne-hat wearing, Gadsden-flag waving insurgents were nowhere near the Republican National Committee's annual meeting of state chairman …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Chicago News and Weather:
Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case  —  Maywood, Ill. - Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.
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Muslim gang jailed for kidnapping and raping two girls as part of their Eid celebrations
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Upholding the Rule of Law in Season and out of Season
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Turned off from politics? That's exactly what the politicians want.
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker says he'll prevail in recall
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