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1:15 AM ET, April 24, 2012

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Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?  —  Newt Gingrich has got a new hope: the tiny but dangerous state of Delaware.  —  With Mitt Romney and the national press corps now focused on the general election, Gingrich is hoping to become the Christine O'Donnell of the 2012 race …
Discussion: Power Line and Outside the Beltway
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NBC's Alex Moe / msnbc.com:
Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week
Discussion: HotAirPundit and New York Magazine
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?
Discussion: Guardian and Washington Post
Pew Hispanic Center:
Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less  —  The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.  After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally …
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Tara Bahrampour / Washington Post:
For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter  —  Each year, thousands of migrants cross southern border on their way to the U.S. (AP)  —  A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Boehner: ‘One in three chance’ House GOP could lose majority  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that his party faces a “real challenge” in holding on to its majority in the House.  —  In an interview with Fox News to air Tuesday, Boehner predicted that the GOP will keep control …
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John Boehner / CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner says one-in-three chance GOP could lose the House
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
Politico:
Obama's campaign whisperer  —  Barack Obama's top advisers are making a mid-"core" correction in their attacks on Mitt Romney — with a little nudge from Bill Clinton, who is finding a niche as an Obama campaign whisperer and fundraiser.  —  Late last year, as Romney galloped to the right …
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Obama needs to find a theme soon
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Rubio Joins Romney on the Trail, Fueling Speculation  —  CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Senator Marco Rubio of Florida looked on respectfully Monday afternoon as Mitt Romney addressed a group of reporters in a suburb of Philadelphia.  He clasped his hands behind his back, rested them on his hips and folded them in front of him.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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ABCNEWS:
Romney Spokeswoman in 2010: Marco Rubio is a “Wheeling-and-Dealing” “Lobbyist-Politician w/ “Questionable Ethics”
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: No short list for VP nominee
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Mitt Romney-Marco Rubio stump in Pennsylvania
Mike Flynn / BREITBART.COM:
NPR FAILS TO DISCLOSE REPORTER'S TIES TO ACTIVIST GROUP  —  This weekend, NPR aimed its taxpayer-subsidized guns at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a relatively unknown membership association of state legislators.  ALEC, a non-profit 501 (c)3 founded in the 1970s …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
Obama Selects Woman Who Wanted to Invade Israel As Chair of Genocide Panel  —  Only Barack Obama!  Today the President tried to show he was a friend of the Jews with a beautifully crafted speech Holocaust Museum.  Showing his words mean nothing, also today Samantha Power began work today …
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Worried It's The Target Of New Undercover Sting … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Live Action, Lila Rose Planned Parenthood, Live-Action-Planned-Parenthood, Live-Action-Planned-Parenthood- Video, Planned Parenthood Investigation, Planned Parenthood Sting, Politics News
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Democrats Set to Break Spending Cap Agreement  —  Last summer, as part of the agreement that resulted in raising the federal government's debt limit, Congress passed the Budget Control Act, which set spending caps for future years.  These spending caps represented “cuts” in the Washington sense …
Sen. Tom Harkin / The Huffington Post:
Preserving Social Security  —  Social Security , Retirement , Rebuild America Act , Retirement Planning , Middle Class , Social Security Trust Fund , Politics News  —  It might surprise many in Washington, but if you ask hardworking Americans what their greatest economic concern is they don't say budget deficits or the national debt.
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Associated Press:
Social Security heading for insolvency even faster
Steven Salzberg / Fighting Pseudoscience:
University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets.  Hmm.  —  Math and computer science are hard.  Why bother?  —  Wow, no one saw this coming.  The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department …
Ian Johnston / msnbc.com:
‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change  —  Jacques Demarthon/ AFP/Getty Images  —  British environmental guru James Lovelock, seen on March 17, 2009 in Paris, admits he was “alarmist” about climate change in the past.  —  By Ian Johnston, msnbc.com
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
CNN:
Cheney offers advice on picking a running mate  —  (CNN) - It may be months before Mitt Romney announces who will join him on the GOP presidential ticket, but speculation surrounding the likely nominee's choice of running mate is already well beyond fever pitch.
RSS for Morrison Institute:
Poll: Obama vs. Romney a ‘toss-up’ in Arizona  —  With the 2012 presidential election just over six months away, the latest statewide Merrill/Morrison Institute poll found that Arizonans are evenly divided on whom they will support in November.  —  According to the poll of 488 registered voters …
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air, Politico and The Daily Dish
Mj Lee / Politico:
Rep. Allen West fears ‘cultural suicide’  —  Rep. Allen West warned Monday that reports of the FBI's training manual being edited to scrap portions considered offensive to the Muslim community signaled an increasingly “one-way street” level of tolerance that could lead to “cultural suicide.”
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
RNC Spokeswoman: Republican Economic Platform Will Be The Bush Program, ‘Just Updated’  —  Ready for an update?  —  During an interview last week on The Fernando Espuelas Show, Alexandra Franceschi, Specialty Media Press Secretary of the Republican National Committee, said that the Republican …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama lead nears double digits in New Hampshire  —  President Obama continues to hold a substantial lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, despite the presumptive Republican nominee's heavy campaigning in the state.  —  The WMUR/Granite State Poll shows Obama with a nine-point lead over Romney …
Discussion: WMUR, The Moderate Voice and CNN
Fortune:
Watch out!  Is the Fed pushing us into another bubble?  —  The economy is getting back on track, so maybe it's time for policy makers to loosen their grip on interest rates.  —  By Sheila Bair, contributor  —  FORTUNE — In a recent series of college lectures, Ben Bernanke sounded a positive note …
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Path of a Spurious President Obama Quote  —  A New York Post editorial says (in a passage that has since been corrected on the site): … The trouble is that President Obama didn't say “unlike some people” (see the portion starting about 9:20 in this video, and this official transcript).
Don Surber:
Underemployed college grads is a good thing  —  I know.  I am Mister Insensitivity but into each life a little rain must come.  That is why an Associated Press story on the difficulties of recent college graduates facing joblessness or underemployment warmed the cockles of my heart.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Media Favored Romney Over Obama During GOP Primaries: Study  —  Forget liberal bias.  A new study reveals that the press covered Romney twice as favorably as Obama during the primaries—and declared the GOP race over weeks ago, reports Howard Kurtz.  Plus, Peter Beinart on the Democrats anti-Mormom problem.
Orlando Sentinel:
Sanford commissioners reject chief of police resignation over Trayvon Martin case  —  Sanford city commissioners voted 3-2 to reject Police Chief Bill Lee's resignation over the controversial Trayvon Martin investigation.  —  Mayor Jeff Triplett, and commissioners Patty Mahany and Randy Jones voted …
Michael Hirsh / 2012 Decoded:
Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists?  —  In an article in the current National Journal called “The Post Al Qaida Era,” I write that the Obama administration is taking a new view of Islamist radicalism.  The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively …
 
 
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Grae Stafford / The Daily Caller:
Former Justice official: Obama worse than Bush on civil liberties [VIDEO]
BuzzFeed:
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Cristina Corbin / Fox News:
FBI ends basement search for Etan Patz, but no reports of human remains found
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CNN:
More details emerge in Secret Service scandal
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BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Will Filter Your Porn
George Hale / maannews.net:
Clampdown on Palestinian media spreads to the Web
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
NO END IN SIGHT  —  The talk in Washington these days …
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