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12:30 AM ET, April 25, 2012

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Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
And now it's time to play: How Deep Did They Bury the Lede?  —  WKRG reports: … Here's Owens:  —  Hey, that's what he gets for having a similar skin color to someone we've all been instructed to hate.  —  Well done, Spike Lee.  Nice job, NBC.  Keep up the good work, ABC.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
If You Don't Look Like Obama's Son, No One Cares  —  The news story is horrifying: after a trivial encounter with a group of youths who were playing basketball, a man in Mobile, Alabama, was set upon by a gang of twenty men armed with brass knuckles, chairs, pipes and paint cans.
www2.wkrg.com:
Man Beaten By Mob, In Critical Condition  —  Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he's in critical condition.  —  According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night.
WPMI:
Delmar Attack Over Possible Racial Slurs  —  (MOBILE, Ala.) - A man is in critical condition after being attacked by several people.  —  A witness who wants to remain anonymous describes what he says he heard at his front door Saturday night, on Delmar Drive.
BuzzFeed:
Romney Set To Make 97th Pivot To General Election  —  This one may stick.  —  A campaign worker prepares for Mitt Romney's speech tonight at the Raddisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.  —  (Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Mitt Romney's big speech …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Mitt Romney for President of the United States …:
Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks in Manchester, NH  —  Location  —  Mitt Romney tonight delivered remarks in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The following remarks were prepared for delivery:  —  Thank you Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York!  And tonight I can say thank you, America.
BuzzFeed:
Romney's Big Speech: “It's Still About The Economy ... And We're Not Stupid”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Holly Bailey / ABCNEWS:
Romney to shift to Obama and target economy in New Hampshire primary night speech
Ezra Klein:
Why Romney could be a transformational president  —  One thing my presidential election model can't tell you is what sort of Congress the next president is likely to end up with.  But we can speculate.  —  If Obama wins the election, the odds are that he's facing a Republican House, and perhaps even a Republican Senate.
Discussion: Liberal Values
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Republicans Note Then-Senator Obama Didn't Show Up for Vote on Student Loan Bill in 2007
Discussion: Daily Kos and National Review
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Texas is Romney country  —  If Newt Gingrich was going to win a big victory anywhere between now and the Republican convention Texas would be a logical candidate...but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.  Mitt Romney leads the state with 45% to 35% for Newt Gingrich and 14% for Ron Paul.
Discussion: American Spectator and Hot Air
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Primary results 2012: Mitt Romney 's 5-state sweep
Discussion: New York Magazine
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Sunny skies but light turnout for five Northeastern primaries
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Romney wins Delaware primary
Discussion: Politico and Guardian
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Ann Romney speaks out about staying home
Discussion: CNN and Indecision Forever
CNN:
Romney and Santorum aiming to meet May 4th
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Woman Spills Yogurt on President in Boulder  —  The president is in Boulder, Colorado giving a campaign-style speech at the University of Colorado.  Reportedly, on his way to the speech, he decided to stop for a bite at “The Sink ... a divey kind of place that seems more about the beer than the food,” according to the the pool report.
Discussion: The Caucus and Mediaite
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Senate Votes to Abandon Budget Control Act  —  Last summer, Republicans in Congress agreed to increase the federal debt limit in exchange for the Democrats' pledge to cap future spending at agreed-upon levels.  The compromise was embodied in the Budget Control Act; discretionary spending …
Christopher Baxter / New Jersey Online:
Second N.J. trooper suspended amid high-speed caravan investigation  —  TRENTON — The State Police today suspended two troopers without pay and reassigned a station commander as the investigation into an unauthorized, high-speed escort of sports cars to Atlantic City last month kicked into high gear.
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Michelle Obama: ‘Stay away from the haters’  —  First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday urged a group of young girls to “stay away from the haters.”  —  “There's always going to be haters out there.  Don't focus on that,” she said.  “Put the negative things aside, because that's always going to be there.”
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Michelle Obama / CNN:
Michelle Obama talks husband's upbringing on campaign swing
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Tor.com Frontpage Partial:
Tor/Forge E-book Titles to Go DRM-Free  —  Tom Doherty Associates, publishers of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen, today announced that by early July 2012, their entire list of e-books will be available DRM-free.  —  “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said president and publisher Tom Doherty.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum Recorded in Anti-Obama Rant (Video)  —  In a profane interview hosted by actor-director Kevin Smith, Jon Lovitz complains about the president's class-warfare rhetoric.  —  Saturday Night Live alum Jon Lovitz, a practicing Democrat, excoriated President Barack Obama …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Grassley: Colombian prostitutes may have been Russian spies  —  Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said the Colombia prostitutes at the center of the Secret Service scandal may have been spies planted by the Russian government.  —  In an interview with Iowa reporters, Grassley argued the actions …
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Daily Kos
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CNN:
Obama praises Secret Service, hits ‘knuckleheads’ who caused scandal
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
Jessica Silver-Greenberg / New York Times:
Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals  —  Hospital patients waiting in the emergency room or convalescing after surgery could find themselves confronted by an unexpected visitor: a debt collector at bedside.  —  One of the nation's largest medical debt-collection companies …
Discussion: The Consumerist and Yahoo! Finance
Alan Bjerga / Bloomberg:
Mad-Cow Case Confirmed in Central California, USDA Says  —  Mad Cow Case Confirmed in Central California  —  The first U.S. case of mad cow disease in six years was found in a dairy cow in central California before its meat entered the human food chain and posed any health threat to consumers, officials said.
Discussion: nation.foxnews.com and L.A. NOW
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
CNN's Don Lemon Gets Trashed on Twitter for Challenging Obama and Agreeing With Palin  —  CNN's Don Lemon committed heresy on Sunday night.  —  In his “No Talking Points” segment on CNN Newsroom, he had the unmitigated audacity to challenge Barack Obama while agreeing with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin …
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Mitt Romney's Gay Spokesman: A Milestone in Republican Politics  —  The hiring of Richard Grenell by Romney signals a shift in the GOP's openness to gays and gives the party its first out presidential campaign spokesman.  —  The recent hiring of Richard Grenell, Mitt Romney's openly gay …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Julian Gavaghan / Daily Mail:
Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?  Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S.  — Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities  —  There are at least 63 active drone sites around …
Discussion: Business Insider and msnbc.com
Stephen Lacey / ThinkProgress:
ALEC Says It Plans To Craft Legislation To Take Down State Renewable Energy Targets  —  Two leading conservative political organizations say they are stepping up coordinated efforts to repeal state-level renewable energy targets.  —  The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Cooper Union Will Charge Tuition for Graduate Students  —  After months of agonized debate about its 110-year-old tradition of free education, Cooper Union will begin charging graduate students next year while maintaining, at least for now, its no-tuition policy for undergraduates, the college's president said Tuesday.
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
 
 
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Alex Leary / Tampa Bay Times:
At Florida International University, GOP rising star Sen. Marco Rubio is professor Rubio
Open Channel / msnbc.com:
US officials: N. Korea has up to ‘few dozen’ nukes
Eli Yokley / PoliticMo:
Brunner former company Vi-Jon's credit rating downgraded
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
Scott Brown to release six years of tax returns; Elizabeth Warren says she'll release four years
Allen Frances / New York Post:
America's false autism epidemic
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