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12:40 AM ET, April 23, 2012

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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Jon Huntsman Trashes GOP, Expresses Campaign Regrets  —  Former Republican presidential candidate compares his party to Communist China.  Says Reagan would have trouble winning GOP primary in this political environment.  Regrets opposition to 10-1 spending cuts to tax increase deficit deal.
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
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 prostitution scandal dominates Washington's conversation
Discussion: Wake up America, ABCNEWS, CNN and Politico
Susan Crabtree / Washington Times:   Grassley: Were White House staff involved in prostitution scandal?
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
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: iOwnTheWorld.com and 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
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
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. ”
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.
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 …
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 …
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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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rubio: Respect the VP process
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Newsy
Jeb Bush / CNN:   TRENDING: Rubio backs Jeb Bush for VP
Associated Press:
Iran says is building copy of captured US drone  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran claimed Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in Iran last year including that it was used to spy on Osama bin Laden's house weeks before he was killed by U.S. forces.
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.
 
 
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Don Surber:
Mitt Romney, pipefitter
Discussion: Power Line and iOwnTheWorld.com
Chelsea J. Carter / CNN:
Army cancels Ted Nugent's performance at Fort Knox over Obama comments
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
A Ban on Some Seafood Has Fishermen Fuming
Discussion: Gothamist and Instapundit
ABCNEWS:
Keith Olbermann: Dog-Gate Exponentially Raises ‘Absurdity’ of Campaign
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Don Surber
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
More Than One-Third Of All U.S. Executions Took Place In Texas
CBS News:
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Deborah Charles / Reuters:
New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Mitt Romney plays the victim card
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
‘Presidential’ vs. ‘Political’ Trips: A Blurry Line, and Tricky Math
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Tim Mak / Politico:
Lieberman says he's staying out of 2012
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and CNN
Telegraph:
Archbishop of York victim of ‘naked racism’, claims ally
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