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5:10 PM ET, April 30, 2012

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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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CBS News:
Arianna Huffington: President's bin Laden ad “despicable”  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of the The Huffington Post, called the Obama campaign's decision to tout the assassination of Osama bin Laden in a campaign advertisement “despicable.”
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Inside the Mitt Laden Smackdown  —  As you know, on the eve of the anniversary of the targeted killing of arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden, the Obama reelection campaign launched a frontal attack on Mitt Romney.  They not only celebrated Obama's decision but freely suggested that Romney …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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: PERRspectives and ABCNEWS
Olivier Knox / ABCNEWS:
Depressed Bin Laden thought about ‘al-Qaida’ name change, White House says
Discussion: Politico
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?
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
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 …
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
Randy Lee Loftis / The Scoop:
Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns
Discussion: Politico, Guardian and The Daily Caller
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:
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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New York Times:
Bigotry on the Ballot  —  North Carolina already has a law …
Discussion: Firedoglake, NOM Blog and Good As You
Congressman Allen West / Facebook:
On Saturday night I was honored to be invited to the White House Correspondents Association dinner...  On Saturday night I was honored to be invited to the White House Correspondents Association dinner.  There was much glam, glamour, and humor flowing.  However, as I walked from the Washington Hilton …
Discussion: Ballot Box and The Hill
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
NICK GILLESPIE COMMENTS ON MY NEW YORK POST OPED ON STUDENT LOANS: … He's right, of course.  You can learn a lot — even substantive stuff that's useful — in any course, potentially.  I was mocking “gender studies” classes, but even those can potentially be valuable.
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New York Post:
O's college cop-out
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.
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: TBogg, Hot Air and The Moderate Voice
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Darius Dixon / Politico:
Elijah Cummings to Darrell Issa: Stop ‘witch hunt’  —  Rep. Elijah Cummings warned Rep. Darrell Issa against turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,” he wrote in a letter late last week.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
 
 
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STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY
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Associated Press:
AP EXCLUSIVE: US not reporting all Afghan attacks
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Diana Markosian / Washington Times:
Chechen women in mortal fear as president backs Islamic honor killings
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
Nate Reens / MLive.com:
Obama pictured next to swastika in Grand Rapids flyer that claims U.S. is becoming Nazi Germany
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Obama's sister releases memoir
Robert Costa / National Review:
Santorum's Meeting with Romney ‘About More than an Endorsement’
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Discussion: Althouse
Nina Chestney / Reuters:
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Howie Carr / New York Post:
Harvard's ‘populist’  —  BOSTON — There's a reason …
Discussion: RedState and americanthinker.com
Henry / Crooked Timber:
The Economist fails the Turing Test again
Discussion: Discourse.net
 

 
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