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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
After Last Night  —  I watched Jimmy Kimmel's monologue at last night's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in its entirety here.  The Hill also reported on the event, including President Obama's speech.  —  Kimmel was funny in spots, but as is always the case at these events …
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama takes on the war on dogs, drunk texts from Hillary Clinton  —  The jokes covered familiar topics: The Republican primary, super-PACs, Joe Biden, the GSA scandal and even the president's admission that he ate dog as a boy.  —  What was different Saturday night was the joke teller.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes  —  WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Barack Obama wrested control of the Democratic Party after portraying Bill Clinton as a symbol of small-ball ambition and outdated politics.  Now, as president, Mr. Obama is turning …
Discussion: New York Magazine
CNN:
Obama turns comedian-in-chief  —  Dinner and jokes in D.C.  —  Washington (CNN) — The humor at the 98th annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner went to the dogs.  —  President Barack Obama poked fun Saturday at everything, from the Secret Service scandal to the lavish spending …
Discussion: Liberal Values
Jeff Himmelman / New York Magazine:
The Red Flag in the Flowerpot  —  Four decades after Watergate, there's something that still nags at Ben Bradlee about Deep Throat.  —  One day in early 2007, Bob Woodward poked his head into my office.  He and his wife, Elsa, had been out for dinner the night before with Ben Bradlee and his wife, Sally Quinn.
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Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Walker Gains in Wisconsin: NYT Shields Readers From Distressing News  —  The New York Times has a long piece on the political situation in Wisconsin this morning, and in some ways it is reasonably balanced.  The reporters note, for example, that the Koch brothers own a factory in Wisconsin …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Wisconsin Vote Is First Shot in Wider Union War
Discussion: American Power
Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility  —  MILPITAS (CBS 5) — Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels.  Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste.
Benjamin Mann / CNA Daily News:
Sebelius says she sought religious ‘balance,’ but ignored key precedents  —  Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she was unaware of legal precedents confirming religious freedom, even as she sought a “balance” between believers' rights and the contraception mandate.
Peter L. Bergen / New York Times:
Warrior in Chief  —  THE president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades.  —  Liberals helped to elect Barack Obama in part because of his opposition to the Iraq war …
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CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner explains jabs at Obama as ‘help’
CNN:
Politics of bin Laden: ‘Fair game’ vs. ‘divisive’
Discussion: Politico
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.
David W. Dunlap / New York Times:
1 World Trade Center Will Reclaim the Sky in Lower Manhattan  —  If the winds are forgiving enough over Lower Manhattan — up where workers can see the whole outline of the island's tip — a steel column will be hoisted into place Monday afternoon atop the exoskeleton of 1 World Trade Center …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Germany Looks to Southern Europe to Fill Jobs  —  SCHWÄBISCH HALL, Germany — While much of southern Europe is struggling with soaring unemployment rates, a robust Germany is desperate for educated workers, and it has begun to look south for the solution.
E. L. Doctorow / New York Times:
Unexceptionalism: A Primer  —  TO achieve unexceptionalism, the political ideal that would render the United States indistinguishable from the impoverished, traditionally undemocratic, brutal or catatonic countries of the world, do the following:  —  PHASE ONE
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.
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