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2:40 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  —  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.
Discussion: HotAirPundit and New York Magazine
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?
Discussion: jobsanger, Guardian and Washington Post
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  —  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 …
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
Discussion: Paul Krugman and New York Magazine
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 …
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 …
Reuel Marc Gerecht / Wall Street Journal:
The Islamist Road to Democracy  —  Muslims cannot be dragged to an embrace of secularism and the liberal values that spring from it.  They have to arrive voluntarily at this understanding.  —  For many on the American left and right, the “Arab Spring” has become the “Arab Winter” of triumphant fundamentalists.
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Michael Hirsh / 2012 Decoded:
Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists?
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
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
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
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
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, CNN and The Moderate Voice
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 …
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).
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 …
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.
 
 
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BuzzFeed:
Gay Republican Group Fundraises For Controversial Sheriff
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Cristina Corbin / Fox News:
FBI ends basement search for Etan Patz, but no reports of human remains found
Discussion: Newsy and New York Magazine
Chicago Sun Times:
Gorbachev, in Chicago, on Obama: ‘I will support him’
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Mitt Romney Will Filter Your Porn
George Hale / maannews.net:
Clampdown on Palestinian media spreads to the Web
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Hugh Hefner: GOP ‘war against sex’
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