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9:05 PM ET, April 22, 2012

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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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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.
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Mitch Daniels / CNN:
Daniels would call for VP ‘reconsideration’
Discussion: Politico
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rubio: Respect the VP process
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Newsy
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
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Book: GOP freshman class turned into ‘a monster’ for Boehner, other House leaders  —  Time and again last year, House Republican leaders faced a nearly in­trac­table opponent: the very freshman class that propelled them into the majority with the historic 2010 midterm elections.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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: Corrente and Chicago Boyz
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. ”
John Fund / National Review:
Daughter of Haitian Immigrants Is GOP Congressional Nominee in Utah  —  On Saturday, Utah Republicans gave their nomination for a new heavily GOP Congressional seat to a surprising choice: Mia Love, the 37-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants and the mayor of Saratoga Springs, a community of 18,000 outside Salt Lake City.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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 …
Steve Maley / RedState:
Earth Day 2012: The Day the Tide Turned  —  Happy Earth Day 2012, everyone!  One day we may look back on this as the time when the tide began to recede - that being the tide of Anthropogenic Global Warming hysteria.  —  The canary in this metaphorical mine is the Discovery Channel, long a mass purveyor of AGW porn.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
At The NYT: Clueless Blue Deer Meet Onrushing Truck  —  Schadenfreude alert: readers, and especially those who don't much like the New York Times, should make sure they are not eating soup or holding hot liquids before viewing the video below.  Uncontrollable gales of laughter stemming …
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Ron Paul / CNN:
Paul compares campaign to American Revolution at rain-soaked rally  —  Philadelphia (CNN) - Ahead of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, presidential hopeful Ron Paul painted his long-shot campaign as a new American revolution at a rain-soaked event outside Independence Hall.
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Partnership Agreement  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — After months of negotiations, the United States and Afghanistan on Sunday finalized drafts of the strategic partnership agreement that pledges American support for Afghanistan for 10 years after the withdrawal of troops at the end of 2014.
 
 
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Michele Kelemen / NPR:
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Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
A Ban on Some Seafood Has Fishermen Fuming
Discussion: Gothamist and Instapundit
David Ibata / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
More Than One-Third Of All U.S. Executions Took Place In Texas
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CBS News:
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Discussion: Washington Wire
Deborah Charles / Reuters:
New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama
 Earlier Items: 
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
‘Presidential’ vs. ‘Political’ Trips: A Blurry Line, and Tricky Math
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Betsy's Page
Tim Mak / Politico:
Lieberman says he's staying out of 2012
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and CNN
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
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
ALEC, a Tax-Exempt Group, Mixes Legislators and Lobbyists
Marc Santora / New York Times:
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