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1:40 PM ET, April 29, 2012

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CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner explains jabs at Obama as ‘help’  —  Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday described his amped-up rhetoric toward President Barack Obama in recent days as advice.  —  “The president is getting ... some bad advice,” Boehner said on CNN's “State of the Union.”
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ABCNEWS:
President Obama on Palin: What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?  ‘A pit bull is delicious’ (VIDEO)  —  During his speech at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on Saturday, President Obama used Sarah Palin's recent turn as a co-host on NBC's …
CNN:
Politics of bin Laden: ‘Fair game’ vs. ‘divisive’  —  Washington (CNN) - Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday defended a recent Web video that invoked the killing of Osama bin Laden as evidence of the president's strength as commander in chief.
Discussion: Politico
Bill Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats plan another trap for Mitt Romney with female voters  —  Senate Democrats are planning a new ploy to put Mitt Romney and Republicans on the defensive with female voters.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will bring to the floor in coming weeks legislation …
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Snowe's retirement leaves Senate Dems with tough decision  —  Democrats looking to replace retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in Maine have a delicate decision to make.  —  If they back independent former Gov. Angus King, who stands the best chance at winning, they risk the appearance of having abandoned their own party's candidates.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
TSA to My Mother-in-Law: 'There's an Anomaly in the Crotch Area'  —  Okay, I now have definitive proof that al Qaeda has actually won.  It hasn't achieved the dissolution of the United States, or succeeded in murdering millions of Americans, or re-established the Caliphate …
New York Times:
The iEconomy: Apple's Tax Strategy Aims at Low-Tax States and Nations  —  RENO, Nev. — Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here.  It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city.  And it doesn't manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby.
Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined as he visits key swing states on ‘permanent campaign’  —  Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Guardian:
British doctor found beheaded in Pakistan  —  Body of Red Cross worker Khalil Dale found dumped by roadside in region afflicted by separatist and Taliban violence  —  The beheaded corpse of a British aid worker has been discovered in the Pakistani city of Quetta, almost four months after he was kidnapped.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Is There Any Worthwhile Progressive Thing?  Yes  —  Since I spend no small amount of time beating down on Progressivism and all things Progressive here, more than a few folks have noted the irony that I'm currently having my house painted inside and out by . . . Progressive Painting!
Michele Salcedo / Associated Press:
Romney, Secret Service, GOP: Obama mocks them all  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, even the Secret Service and Donald Trump were targets for President Barack Obama's scattershot humor at Saturday night's celebrity studded White House Correspondents Dinner.
New York Times:
A Senator Fights Back  —  It is dangerous to challenge the funnel cloud of corporate and right-wing political advertising this year, but Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, has decided to fight back.  She is running commercials that talk directly about the ads trying to prevent her re-election.
 
 
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