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10:00 AM ET, May 1, 2012

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Daily Mail:
SEALs slam Obama for using them as ‘ammunition’ in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign  —  Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
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BuzzFeed:
Will The Navy SEALs Swift Boat Obama?  —  The operators' resentment is real.  And their criticism could undermine the president's clearest-cut victory, the slaying of America's most notorious enemy.  —  President Barack Obama making a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
McCain on Bin Laden raid: 'The thing about heroes, they don't brag'  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued to hammer the Obama re-election team over its use of the death of Osama bin Laden in a campaign commercial, echoing Mitt Romney's statement that any president - including Jimmy Carter - would have made the same call.
Discussion: CNN, americanthinker.com, BuzzFeed and Slate
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Obama campaign puts Bo on the trail
Discussion: msnbc.com and Campaign 2012
CNN:
Obama campaign's latest ad targets Romney's ‘Swiss bank account’
Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
Michael Mukasey: Obama and the bin Laden Bragging Rights
Discussion: Betsy's Page, Politico and Hot Air
Pew Global Attitudes Project:
On Anniversary of bin Laden's Death, Little Backing of al Qaeda
Discussion: Via Meadia and Politico
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Romney needs to go on offense on national security
Los Angeles Times:
Obama denies ‘excessive celebration’ over Bin Laden anniversary
CNN:
Rupert Murdoch not fit to run business, UK lawmakers rule  —  London (CNN) — Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is not a “fit and proper person” to run a major international company, British lawmakers investigating phone hacking at his tabloid the News of the World reported Tuesday.
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BBC:
Rupert Murdoch ‘not a fit person’ to lead News Corp - MPs  —  The MPs were “misled repeatedly”, says chairman John Whittingdale  —  Rupert Murdoch “is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company”, MPs have said.  —  The culture committee questioned journalists …
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry Irrelevant in Hiring, Law Schools Say  —  Elizabeth Warren, the likely Democratic challenger to Senator Scott P. Brown in the closely watched Senate race in Massachusetts, released statements on Monday night from officials at all of the law schools …
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Victor Morton / Washington Times:
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism  —  The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.  —  Many Communist and radical publications …
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New York Post:
Anguish of Edwards' pal wife  —  By TARA PALMERI in Greensboro, NC, and CHUCK BENNETT in NY  —  The wife of John Edwards' former top aide broke down in tears yesterday as she testified about the insane demands Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, made as the witness helped hide the affair.
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT TECH: Consumer groups slam Hulu decision to switch to pay model  —  THE LEDE: Two public interest groups expressed dismay on Monday over reports that Hulu will soon require users to verify that they already pay for cable television.  —  The New York Post reported Monday that Hulu …
Discussion: RedState
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Ofer Aderet / Haaretz:
Pioneer of global peace studies hints at link between Norway massacre and Mossad  —  In several anti-Semitic remarks, Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung also defends ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ and says Jewish influence was one of the factors leading to Auschwitz.  —  Get Haaretz on iPhone
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush  —  Barack Obama campaigned four years ago assailing President George W. Bush for wage losses suffered by the middle class.  More than three years into Obama's own presidency, those declines have only deepened.
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
PEREZ HILTON TAKES A STAND AGAINST DAN SAVAGE'S BULLYING  —  Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote this evening to condemn the actions of Dan Savage:  —  UGH ....  Savage later called the walk-out “pansy-a**ed” which, from someone who helms an anti-bullying campaign, is obviously a very negative thing to say ....
New York Times:
Ties to Romney '08 Helped Fuel an Equity Firm  —  About a month after Mitt Romney ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in February 2008, his eldest son, Tagg, and Spencer Zwick, the campaign's top fund-raiser, met with a beef company executive who had been a major campaign donor …
Megan DeMarco / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie shakes off Jimmy Kimmel's jabs at his weight  —  TRENTON — Getting called fat isn't so bad when Sofia Vergara is there to make you feel better.  —  “When you have her next to you to console you, let me tell you, you don't care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel said,” …
Discussion: Politico
Rasmussen Reports:
Only 11% Think War on Terror Is Over  —  Voters overwhelmingly reject the idea that the war on terror is over one year after the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, although most feel his al Qaeda terrorist group is weaker today.  But a majority also still thinks a terrorist attack is possible in the next year.
Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
No alternative to austerity  —  Spanish unemployment is nearing 25 per cent.  The suicide rate is climbing in Greece.  Britain is in a double-dip recession.  Amid all this pain, the cry is growing louder.  Austerity policies in Europe are dangerous.  Someone has to stop this madness.
Island Packet:
Bluffton Middle School teacher accused of assault, calling student “Jew”  —  From staff reports  —  Feeds | |  Search the Archive  —  A Bluffton Middle School teacher is accused of grabbing a student by his shirt collar, forcing him under a desk and telling him …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Ann Romney on Mitt: 'There's a wild and crazy man inside there'  —  Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, said Tuesday that she loved the opportunity to tell people about a side of her husband that broke with the media narrative that he was “stiff” or out-of-touch.  —  “I think in politics …
Discussion: CNN
Carol Cratty / CNN:
Homeland Security investigation Secret Service  —  Washington (CNN) — The acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is launching a separate investigation into the Secret Service prostitution scandal.  —  The “field work is beginning immediately,” …
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
 
 
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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Zuckerberg's Dinners with Girlfriend Help Spur Life-Saving Facebook Tool
Discussion: msnbc.com, New York Times and The Verge
Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Rubio acknowledges ‘mistake’ in using GOP credit card
Mia Shanley / Reuters:
Once poster child of crisis, Iceland recovers
Discussion: Firedoglake
Scott Higham / Washington Post:
Congress ethics office clears Bachus of insider trading
Discussion: Hotline On Call and Politico
Darius Dixon / Politico:
Arianna Huffington: Obama ad ‘despicable’
Tom Humphrey / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
'Don't Say Gay Bill' To Die With Adjournment of 107th
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Zombie / PJ Media:
“Unite Against the War on Women” march, Los Angeles
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ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney Secretly Drops By Grieving Police Station
Discussion: The Hill
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Why the presidential election could be over at 8:30 a.m., October 26
Discussion: Hot Air
 

 
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