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7:45 AM ET, April 25, 2012

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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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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.
New York Times:
Romney Focuses on November as Primaries Resume  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Mitt Romney effectively assumed the helm of the Republican Party on Tuesday after five primary victories across the Northeast solidified his stature as the presidential nominee-in-waiting who is trying to unite conservatives …
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
BuzzFeed:
Romney's Big Speech: “It's Still About The Economy ... And We're Not Stupid”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alexander Burns / Politico:   Primary results 2012: Mitt Romney 's 5-state sweep
Holly Bailey / ABCNEWS:
Romney to shift to Obama and target economy in New Hampshire primary night speech
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Sunny skies but light turnout for five Northeastern primaries
CNN:
Romney and Santorum aiming to meet May 4th
Discussion: Politico
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.
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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.
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: Hot Air and American Spectator
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Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Newt Gingrich to look ‘realistically’ at campaign
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Guardian
Business Week:
Newt Gingrich, Welfare Queen
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Romney wins Delaware primary
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and CNN
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: Mediaite and The Caucus
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.”
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Michelle Obama / CNN:
Michelle Obama talks husband's upbringing on campaign swing
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Ann Romney speaks out about staying home
Discussion: CNN and Indecision Forever
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 …
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Jim Snyder / Bloomberg:
Clean-Energy Requirements Targeted by ALEC, Norquist
Discussion: Daily Kos and Firedoglake
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.
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 …
Bo Guagua / The Harvard Crimson:
An Exclusive Statement from Bo Guagua to The Harvard Crimson  —  Harvard Kennedy School student Bo Guagua corresponded with Crimson staff writers Hana N. Rouse and Justin C. Worland on Tuesday via his Kennedy School and Google email accounts and sent The Crimson a statement, which is published verbatim below.
Discussion: Guardian and Global Spin
The White House:
Remarks by the President on College Affordability — University of North Carolina  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you!  (Applause.)  Hello, North Carolina!  (Applause.)  What's up, Tar Heels?  (Applause.)  —  Now, first of all, I want to thank Domonique for that unbelievable introduction.
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.
 
 
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
CNN's Don Lemon Gets Trashed on Twitter for Challenging Obama and Agreeing With Palin
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
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Cooper Union Will Charge Tuition for Graduate Students
Matt Kelley / Radio Iowa:
Grassley talks about Secret Service sex scandal & national security (audio)
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Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
Scott Brown to release six years of tax returns; Elizabeth Warren says she'll release four years
Alan Bjerga / Bloomberg:
Mad-Cow Case Confirmed in Central California, USDA Says
Discussion: nation.foxnews.com and L.A. NOW
Jessica Silver-Greenberg / New York Times:
Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals
Discussion: The Consumerist
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Mitt Romney's Gay Spokesman: A Milestone in Republican Politics
Julian Gavaghan / Daily Mail:
Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? …
Allen Frances / New York Post:
America's false autism epidemic
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
CBS piece on Christians' plight in Middle East — in Israel?
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