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1:20 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 / Ballot Box:
Border hawks warn Mitt Romney not to soften immigration stance
Discussion: CNN
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Secret Service scandal dominates Washington talk  —  The ongoing Secret Service prostitution scandal dominated the Sunday morning talk shows, with members of both parties defending Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan but warning that the problem must be ferreted out to restore trust in the group.
Discussion: Politico
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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
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Grope and Change  —  Unlike the government of the United States …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 and iOwnTheWorld.com
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
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,” …
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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Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Who Became Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80
 
 
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Deborah Charles / Reuters:
New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama
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BuzzFeed:
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Tim Mak / Politico:
Lieberman says he's staying out of 2012
Discussion: CNN
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
MSNBC host condemns Romney to Hell
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Katherine Faulkner / Daily Mail:
Muslim gang jailed for kidnapping and raping two girls as part of their Eid celebrations
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