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12:55 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?
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:   Twitter eats itself?
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 York mag piece
Bloomberg:
Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Disruption of Status Quo May 1  —  Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe tomorrow calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.
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New York Post:   Political slowdown in Corzine probe?
Howie Carr / New York Post:
Harvard's ‘populist’  —  BOSTON — There's a reason …
Discussion: RedState and americanthinker.com
Stephen Gandel / Fortune:   Large layoffs loom on Wall Street
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
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Glen Johnson / Boston Globe:   Bill Clinton says economic recovery ahead of pace looking back up to 500 years in history
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?
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: The Moderate Voice
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Campaign Confronts Voter ID Laws
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:   Obama Web video touts successes, unveils new 2012 slogan: ‘Forward’
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.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's road to presidency this fall looks narrow on electoral map  —  It's no secret that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has a narrow path to win the presidency this fall.  Nowhere is that reality more apparent than when examining the electoral map on which Romney and President Obama will battle in November.
Anne Barnard / New York Times:
Former Israeli Premier Assails Netanyahu on Iran  —  Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister of Israel, plunged on Sunday into the country's growing debate over Iran policy with harsh criticism of his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu.  —  As several recently retired top security officials have done …
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James Risen / New York Times:
Chances of Iran Strike Receding, U.S. Officials Say
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wasting Our Minds  —  In Spain, the unemployment rate among workers under 25 is more than 50 percent.  In Ireland almost a third of the young are unemployed.  Here in America, youth unemployment is “only” 16.5 percent, which is still terrible — but things could be worse.
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.
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
WITH ‘TYRANNY OF CLICHÉS,’ JONAH GOLDBERG DELIVERS A SECOND TRIUMPH  —  No one who writes for a living wouldn't want to be the person behind Jonah Goldberg's “Liberal Fascism,” which was not only a number-one New York Times' bestseller, but also a seminal publication in the growing canon of conservative-leaning books.
Discussion: Althouse
 
 
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