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2:30 PM ET, April 30, 2012

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Dana Loesch / Twitchy:
Twitter suspends another conservative account; Update: Chris Loesch free, flag-spam prog brigade still loose; Update: Loesch suspended again … Just as with @FreeMarket_US last week, Twitter has suspended the account of conservative Chis Loesch.  Chis is the husband of talk radio host …
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Dana Loesch / Twitchy:
Twitter, you have a problem: An infestation of radical flag-spam abusers … Hat tip to @Ed: … He is not alone.  —  And you will not be surprised to learn that at least one of the Twitter libs identified as a flag-spam ringleader also happens to be spearheading a Stop Rush Limbaugh effort online.
Dana Loesch / BREITBART.COM:
FREECHRISLOESCH: TWITTER AND CONSERVATIVES  —  Earlier this evening my husband, Chris Loesch, had his Twitter account suspended.  There have been stories going around of conservatives getting suspended from Twitter over innocuous things while accounts like @KillZimmerman …
Anneke E. Green / Washington Times:
Twitter used to silence conservatives?  —  Conservative Chris Loesch, music producer and husband of radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch, had his Twitter account suspended on Sunday.  He was apparently targeted by leftist users who utilized the “Block & Report Spam” …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Twitter eats itself?  —  I suppose it was just a matter of time before Twitter became completely unmanageable.  After all, a self-policing population only works when the population is mature enough to handle the responsibility.  Using the spam-reporting mechanism built into Twitter …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney on OBL: ‘Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order’  —  Mitt Romney, asked if he would have given the order to go after Osama Bin Laden, as President Obama's new video and his campaign aides have suggested he wouldn't have done, per POLITICO's Ginger Gibson: “Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”
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Jon Meacham / TIME Ideas:
Why Obama Owns bin Laden  —  Judging from the Republican response, President Obama's ad asking whether Mitt Romney would have ordered the raid that captured Osama bin Laden raises serious questions  —  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to American troops in Hinesville, Ga., on April 27, 2012
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Arianna Huffington Defends Mitt Romney On Bin Laden, Calls Obama Ad ‘Despicable’
Glen Johnson / Boston Globe:   Bill Clinton says economic recovery ahead of pace looking back up to 500 years in history
Fox News:
Top EPA official resigns after ‘crucify’ comment  —  A top EPA official has resigned after coming under scrutiny for 2010 remarks in which he compared the agency's enforcement strategy to Roman crucifixion.  —  Al Armendariz, the top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region …
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John M. Broder / Green:
E.P.A. Official Resigns Over ‘Crucify’ Comments
Discussion: National Review
Dina Cappiello / Associated Press:
Top EPA official resigns over ‘crucify’ comment
Randy Lee Loftis / The Scoop:
Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Legendary Paul Ryan  —  Mitt who?  —  The implosion of the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign—the first implosion, before the weird resurrection and inevitable second implosion—came because he used four words: right-wing social engineering.  He used the phrase, last May …
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
The Ticket: Paul Ryan's Kinetic Rise in G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Paul D. Ryan strolls the halls of Capitol Hill with the anarchist band Rage Against the Machine pounding through his earbuds.  —  At 6:30 every morning, he leads an adoring cast of young, conservative members …
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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Woodward rejects new Watergate claims
Discussion: Guardian and New York Magazine
Mark Duffy / BuzzFeed:
The North Carolina Legislature Really Doesn't Like Gays  —  A week from Tuesday, North Carolinians vote on whether to make gay marriage constitutionally illegal.  This print ad campaign was launched to shock voters into defeating the Amendment.  —  This is how the Amendment One question will appear on the ballot:
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New York Times:
Bigotry on the Ballot  —  North Carolina already has a law …
Discussion: Firedoglake and NOM Blog
CNN:
Sununu: ‘19 or 20’ names in the VP bowl  —  Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - The Romney campaign is considering about 20 names for the presumptive GOP candidate's vice presidential slot, said top campaign adviser and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu.  —  “I know that the bowl has about 19 …
Discussion: Politico and GOP 12
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Chris Moody / ABCNEWS:
Sen. Kelly Ayotte campaigns with Mitt Romney—a tryout for VP?
Discussion: CNN
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Obama campaign video teases new slogan: ‘Forward’  —  A new Obama campaign video suggests a new slogan for the 2012 election: ‘Forward.’ (YouTube / April 30, 2012)  —  It looks like the Obama campaign may have settled on its slogan for the 2012 election: “Forward.”
Discussion: Hot Air and The Moderate Voice
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Campaign Confronts Voter ID Laws
Stephanie Ebbert / The Boston Globe:
State GOP's caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted  —  When Massachusetts Republicans went to their caucuses on Saturday, many didn't vote for Mitt Romney's picks.  Instead, they went for Ron Paul.  —  Having all but locked up the Republican nomination for president, Mitt Romney …
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Joe Kovacs / WND:
BREITBART'S CORONER POISONED TO DEATH?  —  Police probe mysterious demise of L.A. medical examiner  —  Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand …
Discussion: Wonkette, Vox Popoli and Joe. My. God.
 
 
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