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11:50 AM ET, April 24, 2012

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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.
NBC's Alex Moe / msnbc.com:
Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week  —  WILMINGTON, Del. - Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday - a state where he has been actively campaigning for several weeks.  —  David Duprey / AP
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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 …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Rebecca Burgin, a long-time girlfriend of former North Carolina Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley, told The Daily Caller that she believes Parmley infected her with HIV.  —  Parmley resigned on April 15 amid sexual harassment allegations from a former young male staffer.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Glenn Thrushand Donovan Slack / Politico:
For President Obama, Carolina no longer so sweet  —  North Carolina represented the high water mark for the great Obama wave in 2008 — but he's swimming against the tide there in 2012.  —  No state better illustrates the challenge Obama faces in trying to consolidate the historic gains …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and CNN
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
In North Carolina, more evidence of Obama's delicate approach to gay rights
Discussion: Gay Politics, US Politics and The Page
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 …
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Pew Hispanic Center:
Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less
CNN:
Ad uses Solyndra and GSA to bring it to Obama  —  (CNN) - A non-profit Republican organization is poised to run $2 million worth of ads in battleground states attacking President Barack Obama for controversies involving tax payer dollars, according to the group.
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CNN:
Montana governor defends ‘polygamy’ remarks regarding Romney's heritage
Discussion: Politico and Campaign 2012
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun  —  Woolrich, a 182-year-old clothing company, describes its new chino pants as an elegant and sturdy fashion statement, with a clean profile and fabric that provides comfort and flexibility.  —  And they are great for hiding a handgun.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama's abject failure on entitlement reform  —  President Obama's dearth of leadership on entitlement reform has consequences.  The Wall Street Journal reports: … Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Michael Ramlet from the American Action Forum provide some useful detail.
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Sally Goldenberg / New York Post:
McCain courts Mike  —  John McCain is trying to convince Mayor Bloomberg to support Mitt Romney's bid for president.  —  McCain — the GOP Arizona senator who lost to President Obama in 2008 — visited the mayor at City Hall yesterday to talk up the likely Republican nominee.
Metro Weekly:
Transgender Breakthrough: EEOC ruling that gender-identity discrimination is covered by Title VII is a “sea change” that opens the doors to employment protection for transgender Americans  —  News:  —  An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis …
Ian Johnston / msnbc.com:
‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change  —  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  —  James Lovelock, the maverick scientist …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Democrats plan to force vote on Arizona immigration law if it's upheld by court  —  Senate Democrats are making plans to force a floor vote on legislation that would invalidate Arizona's controversial immigration statute if the Supreme Court upholds the law this summer.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
On the fourth Armenian Remembrance Day of his presidency, President Obama has for the fourth time in a row broken his promise to the Armenian community to use the word “genocide” in describing what happened at the hands of the Turks roughly a century ago.  —  As a senator, and then as a …
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Daily Caller
Wall Street Journal:
Diamond and Saez: High Tax Rates Won't Slow Growth  —  We're not close to the top of the Laffer Curve.  Raising tax rates is part of a sensible deficit reduction strategy.  —  The share of pre-tax income accruing to the top 1% of earners in the U.S. has more than doubled to about 20% in 2010 from less than 10% in the 1970s.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Economist's View
Andrew Malcolm / Associated Press:
Obama recruits an army of community organizers to ensure his reelection  —  President Obama's election campaign is recruiting an army of determined community organizers to walk the streets of the nation's cities this summer and autumn in the footsteps of a young Chicago community organizer named Barack Obama.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Scott Wong / Politico:
ALTMIRE VS. CRITZ IN PA. PRIMARY, GEORGETOWN FACULTY PROTEST RYAN SPEECH, SENATE DEMS CARRY OBAMA'S H20, RUBIO STUMPS WITH ROMNEY, JACKSON LEE A ‘WOMAN OF A CERTAIN RAGE,’ BROWN VS. WHOLE FOODS  —  PRIMARY DAY IN PA — Three notable races are on the ballot in the Keystone State.
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
No invention: Al Gore's Internet honor  —  If you invent the Internet, you should probably get some sort of recognition, right?  —  Former Veep Al Gore is now getting a bit of credit for his infamous 1999 claim that “I took the initiative in creating the Internet”: He'll be one of the first inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame.
Discussion: Gizmodo, New York Magazine and Engadget
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Insurers Alter Cost Formula, and Patients Pay More  —  Despite a landmark settlement that was expected to increase coverage for out-of-network care, the nation's largest health insurers have been switching to a new payment method that in most cases significantly increases the cost to the patient.
Discussion: The Reaction
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA:
COMPARED WITH RESULTS OF MOST RECENT WINTHROP POLL (FEB. 2012), ALMOST 25% MORE RESPONDENTS SAY S.C. IS ON RIGHT TRACK  —  ALMOST ONE-THIRD FEWER PEOPLE IDENTIFIED JOBS/UNEMPLOYMENT AS #1 PROBLEM FACING U.S. AND S.C. AND NEARLY 20% MORE FEELTHE ECONOMY IN S.C. IS GETTING BETTER
Discussion: GOP 12 and CNN
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
How the Pennsylvania Senate Primary Explains Democrats' Chances to Keep the Senate  —  In swing states like this one across the country, Republican candidates are squabbling while Democratic senators rejoice over the lack of strong challengers.  —  PHILADELPHIA - On Tuesday …
Melanie Hunter / CNSNews:
Biden Jokes about Secret Service Threatening to Shoot Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner  —  (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Joe Biden visited the Florida Everglades on Monday to promote the Everglades Restoration Project and joked about his Secret Service detail threatening …
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
Bloomberg:
Wal-Mart Said to Be Subject of U.S. Criminal Probe  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is the subject of a U.S. Justice Department criminal investigation into allegations of bribery in its Mexican subsidiary, according to a person familiar with the probe.  —  The Justice Department …
 
 
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Washington Examiner:
Marion Barry criticizes hospitals for hiring Filipina nurses
Discussion: Hit & Run and Betsy's Page
Jonathan Karl / Wall Street Journal:
Partisan, and Proud of It  —  Riding a tea-party wave …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Republicans Note Then-Senator Obama Didn't Show Up for Vote on Student Loan Bill in 2007
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate to vote on array of Postal Service overhaul proposals
BBC:
Brazil actor playing Judas dies from accidental hanging
Discussion: Guardian
Inga Sarda-Sorensen / National Gay …:
New study finds genderqueer people face unique patterns of abuse and discrimination
Discussion: ThinkProgress
WMUR:
Obama Maintains Lead Over Romney In NH Poll
Discussion: msnbc.com
Josh Richman / Mercury News:
Anti-death penalty measure qualifies for November ballot
Discussion: ThinkProgress and msnbc.com
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Nicholas Kulish / New York Times:
Call for Growth Rises to Counter German Push for Austerity
David Weigel / Slate:
Ron Paul Wins Minnesota Delegates by a Landslide
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Rubio Joins Romney on the Trail, Fueling Speculation
Discussion: The Caucus and Taylor Marsh
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Democrats Set to Break Spending Cap Agreement
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Worried It's The Target Of New Undercover Sting
Discussion: LifeNews.com, Daily Kos and Shakesville
 

 
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