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5:30 PM ET, April 22, 2012

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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
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BuzzFeed:
Republican Insiders Have A Favorite For Veep: Senator Rob Portman
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
Washington Wire:
Who's Who in the Secret Service Scandal  —  By Victoria McGrane and Alan Zibel … Secret Service  —  The federal law enforcement agency charged with protecting national and foreign leaders is at the center of the alleged prostitution scandal.  The Secret Service was formed as part …
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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: ABCNEWS, CNN, Wake up America and Politico
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Obama ‘apoplectic’ about GSA scandal  —  President Barack Obama is “apoplectic” about lavish spending at the GSA, one of his top advisers said Sunday.  —  “On the GSA issue, he was I think it's fair to say apoplectic,” said David Axelrod, said on NBC's “Meet the Press. ”
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Richard Grenell, New Mitt Romney Spokesman, Scrubs Online Attacks On Media And Women … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Rachel Maddow, Elections 2012, MSNBC, Twitter, Richard Grenell, Callista Gingrich, Mitt Romney 2012, Richard Grenell Mitt Romney …
Associated Press:
1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.  —  A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and Corrente
ABCNEWS:
Keith Olbermann: Dog-Gate Exponentially Raises ‘Absurdity’ of Campaign  —  After a week of dog-eat-dog politicking between President Obama and Mitt Romney's respective campaigns, Keith Olbermann said today that the “dog-gate” controversies have gotten out of hand.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Don Surber
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 …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
More Than One-Third Of All U.S. Executions Took Place In Texas  —  The Economist maps out every American execution since 1976, when the Supreme Court announced the modern constitutional regime governing death penalty cases after effectively suspending all executions nationwide for four years.
Discussion: Graphic detail
Bree Tracey / Fox News:
Michelle Obama becoming the most televised first lady  —  April 11, 2012: In this photo provided by Comedy Central, first lady Michelle Obama laughs with Stephen Colbert during her appearance on The Colbert Report.AP  —  In a recent interview, Stephen Colbert asked first lady Michelle Obama which show …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and HotAirPundit
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
A Ban on Some Seafood Has Fishermen Fuming
Discussion: Gothamist and Instapundit
David Ibata / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Couple held at gunpoint, arrested after buying home
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Deborah Charles / Reuters:
New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
‘Presidential’ vs. ‘Political’ Trips: A Blurry Line, and Tricky Math
Discussion: Betsy's Page and JustOneMinute
Tim Mak / Politico:
Lieberman says he's staying out of 2012
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and 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
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Todd Zywicki / Online Library of Law and Liberty:
Upholding the Rule of Law in Season and out of Season
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Down With Everything  —  DOES America need an Arab Spring?
Timothy M. Phelps / Los Angeles Times:
Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
Telegraph:
Archbishop of York victim of ‘naked racism’, claims ally
Discussion: msnbc.com and Guardian
Marc Santora / New York Times:
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Lauren Slater / New York Times:
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