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7:20 PM ET, April 24, 2012

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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Ann Romney: 'I Love The Fact That There Are Women Out There Who Don't Have A Choice' And ‘Must Go To Work’  —  In an emotional speech about the difficulty of motherhood and life on the campaign trail, Ann Romney used an odd choice of words to discuss mothers who are forced to work while raising their children.
Discussion: The Impolitic and The Agonist
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CNN:
Montana governor defends ‘polygamy’ remarks regarding Romney's heritage
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and Politico
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.
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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
Justin Sink / The Hill:   DNC head: ‘Entirely reasonable’ Boehner fears losing House
Jonathan Karl / Wall Street Journal:
Partisan, and Proud of It  —  Riding a tea-party wave …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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.
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WPMI:   Delmar Attack Over Possible Racial Slurs
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Governor Rick Scott Vetoes Funds For Rape Crisis Centers During Sexual Assault Awareness Month … FOLLOW:  —  Rick Scott, Video, Gop-Violence-Against-Women-Act, Rick Scott Budget Cuts, Rick Scott Florida, Rick Scott Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women Act, Politics News
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Ashley Lopez / Florida Independent:
Scott cuts funding for rape crisis centers during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
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.
Kenneth Rogoff / Financial Times:
A euro parable: the couple with a joint account  —  Perhaps the following parable is not entirely fair to the euro, but nevertheless the parallels seem striking.  —  Consider a young couple who is contemplating marriage, but unsure whether to take the big step.
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Ezra Klein
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.
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: L.A. NOW
kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — April 2012  —  The April poll gauged Americans' opinions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the wake of the Supreme Court oral arguments in the legal challenges to the health reform law in March.  —  The increased public attention to the Affordable Care Act generated …
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
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.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Earth to Ben Bernanke  —  Chairman Bernanke Should Listen to Professor Bernanke  —  When the financial crisis struck in 2008, many economists took comfort in at least one aspect of the situation: the best possible person, Ben Bernanke, was in place as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
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
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 …
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 …
Justin Jouvenal / Washington Post:
Planned palace upsets some neighbors in tony D.C. suburb  —  View Photo Gallery — Great wealth in Great Falls: Nowhere in the Washington area is wealth more concentrated than Great Falls.  Sixteen percent of households in the Northern Virginia enclave earn at least $500,000 a year.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Bryan Fischer Stumped: Unable To Explain How John Bolton ‘Did A Great Job’ With ‘Gay Activist’ By His Side  —  The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer took his crusade against Richard Grenell — an openly gay man who is now Mitt Romney's chief spokesperson for foreign policy …
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.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
‘Scandals’ don't predict election results.  But this formula might.  —  “To see what's in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle,” George Orwell wrote.  But the problem for those of us paying attention to the 2012 election is rather the opposite: To ignore what keeps being thrust …
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.
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: msnbc.com and Business Insider
 
 
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Allen Frances / New York Post:
America's false autism epidemic
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
CBS piece on Christians' plight in Middle East — in Israel?
Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times:
Rubio appeals to Latinos on Romney's behalf
Reuters:
Death penalty repeal to go before California voters
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Grassley: Colombian prostitutes may have been Russian spies
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Ileana Llorens / The Huffington Post:
Flag Football Team Wears Hijab To Support Irum Khan, Muslim Player, At Florida School
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Washington Examiner:
Marion Barry criticizes hospitals for hiring Filipina nurses
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama's abject failure on entitlement reform
Andrew Malcolm / Associated Press:
Obama recruits an army of community organizers to ensure his reelection
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
How the Pennsylvania Senate Primary Explains Democrats' Chances to Keep the Senate
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Insurers Alter Cost Formula, and Patients Pay More
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Wall Street Journal:
Diamond and Saez: High Tax Rates Won't Slow Growth
NBC's Alex Moe / msnbc.com:
Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week
 

 
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