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2:05 PM 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 …
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and The Raw Story
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Mitch Daniels / CNN:
Daniels would call for VP ‘reconsideration’  —  (CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels took his opposition to running for vice president in 2012 to new heights on Sunday, saying he would “demand reconsideration” if asked to assume the No. 2 position on the Republican ticket.
Discussion: Politico
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rubio: Respect the VP process  —  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll no longer discuss the Republican vice-presidential process, a slight shift from his staunch stated opposition to the No. 2 post.  —  In an interview aired Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union,” Rubio said he's going to be …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Jeb Bush / CNN:   TRENDING: Rubio backs Jeb Bush for VP
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Border hawks warn Mitt Romney not to soften immigration stance for the general
Discussion: CNN
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Mitt Romney plays the victim card  —  Meet Mitt Romney the victim.  And that may be a good thing for his campaign.  —  Following the still-rippling kerfuffle over Hilary Rosen's comments that Ann Romney “hasn't worked a day in her life,” Romney is portraying himself as the victim …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Secret Service scandal dominates Washington's conversation  —  Fallout from the Secret Service prostitution scandal dominated the Sunday morning talk shows, with members of both parties defending Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan but warning that problems at the agency must be ferreted out to restore trust in the group.
Discussion: Politico
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Grope and Change  —  Unlike the government of the United States …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
CBS News:
April 22: Lieberman, Basham  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., former Secret Service Director Ralph Basham, Sen. Tom Coburn R-Okla., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas on the April 22nd edition of “Face the Nation.”  Stephanie Cutter and Eric Fehrnstrom also appeared.
Discussion: Washington Wire
Deborah Charles / Reuters:
New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama  —  (Reuters) - New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year's presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama's re-election bid.
BuzzFeed:
Republican Insiders Have A Favorite For Veep: Senator Rob Portman  —  BuzzFeed's survey of Republican National Committee members gathered in Arizona this weekend finds a clear preference for the solid Ohioian.  “He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy,” says an RNC member.
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 …
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
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
Timothy M. Phelps / Los Angeles Times:
Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer  —  Charles ‘Chuck’ Colson went to prison after serving as Richard Nixon's ‘hatchet man’ in the Watergate era.  Behind bars, the born-again Christian founded the world's largest prison ministry.  —  White House aide Charles Colson in seen in this June 1973 file photo.
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