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11:10 AM ET, April 27, 2013

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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The Democrats have lost on sequestration.  —  That's the simple reality of Friday's vote to ease the pain for the Federal Aviation Administration.  By assenting to it, Democrats have agreed to sequestration for the foreseeable future.  —  (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
GOP: Administration wanted to inflict pain with flight delays  —  The Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Saturday accused the Obama administration of purposefully wanting to inflict pain on the public through flight delays.
Discussion: CNN
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Lawmakers head for flights after voting to end airport delays  —  Lawmakers headed to catch flights at Washington, D.C. Ronald Reagan National Airport on Friday after passing a bill to end furloughs for air traffic controllers that caused flight delays across the country this week.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
White House in Full Retreat as FAA Sequester Stunt Backfires  —  The Obama administration's second installment of sequester scare tactics is working about as well as its first go 'round.  Run away: … Of course it's an accounting gimmick.  The point is that Democrats are desperate …
Fox News:
House passes bill to end FAA furloughs, now goes to Obama to sign
New York Post:
9/11 jet landing gear is found — behind Ground Zero mosque site  —  An apparent piece of landing gear from a passenger jet used in the Sept. 11 attacks was found behind the site of the controversial Ground Zero mosque, police said.  —  The piece of gear was discovered Wednesday …
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Myfox New York / myfoxny.com:
9/11 plane landing gear found in Lower Manhattan  —  Part of landing gear apparently from one of the jetliners that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been found wedged between two buildings, one of them a mosque site, in Lower Manhattan, the NYPD said Friday.
Discussion: Mediaite
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Sarah Palin  · 3,538,798 like this  —  There's no such thing as a coincidence.  Today I'm looking forward to speaking at a pro-life women's resource center in Nevada.  I intend again to remind women that we are strong enough and capable enough to choose life and work together to create …
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David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama: Planned Parenthood ‘is not going anywhere’  —  President Obama told Planned Parenthood on Friday he will fight various efforts to restrict women's access to abortion, contraceptives and other services.  —  “When it comes to a women's health, no politician should get to decide what's best for you …
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
OBAMA BACKS PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN POLITICAL FIGHT
Discussion: CNSNews
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Tom Brokaw slams LiLo for ruining Correspondents' dinner  —  Tom Brokaw declined his invitation to this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner because of Lindsay Lohan.  —  “Somewhere along the line, it began to freewheel out of control,” the renowned anchorman told Politico …
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
Conan takes the podium: 'I've got to get one of these'
Discussion: Deadline.com
Ashley Killough / CNN:
After the last two weeks, is it time for a laugh?
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Tom Brokaw says ‘no thanks’ to White House Correspondents' Dinner
Thomas Beaumont / bigstory.ap.org:
GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Senate » GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states  —  Graphic profiles eight retiring U.S. senators  —  FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013, file photo Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
LGBT Weekly:
SF Pride: ‘Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal’  —  Further to the outrage expressed at the announcement of Bradley Manning being a grand marshal at San Francisco Pride, a few minutes ago Lisa L. Williams, SF Pride board president issued the following statement:
Laura Italiano / New York Post:
Moroccan would-be synagogue bomber gets five years in prison  —  The Boston Marathon explosions were on the minds of officials in Manhattan today as a would-be city synagogue bomber was sentenced to five years prison.  —  Mohamed Mamdouh, 22, a naturalized citizen from Morocco …
A Voice for Men:
AVFM Radio Special Edition: RIP Earl Silverman  —  Tomorrow night, Saturday, April 26, we will be airing a special episode of AVFM Radio, commemorating the life and work of Earl Silverman, the man who founded and operated the only refuge for battered men in Canada.
Discussion: Dean's World
IDC:
More Smartphones Were Shipped in Q1 2013 Than Feature Phones, An Industry First According to IDC  —  The worldwide mobile phone market grew 4% year over year in the seasonally slow first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) as smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time.
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Gohmert: Muslim Brotherhood Members In Obama Administration Are Influencing U.S. Decisions  —  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went after the Obama administration's handling of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation in a radio interview Thursday — and along the way he claimed that Muslim Brotherhood members …
 
 
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Daily Mail:
‘Wow, that is awesome’: Murderer goes out with sarcastic last words as lethal injection takes effect
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Julie Cart / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
Discussion: The Raw Story and E2-Wire
Free Lance-Star:
Cuccinelli reveals more gifts from Star Scientific, others
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LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
The Woman In Chris Christie's Shadow
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Mark Zuckerberg's New Political Group Spending Big On Ads Supporting Keystone XL And Oil Drilling
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
GOProud Leaders Stepping Aside For “Someone Else To Come In And Shake Things Up”
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Advocate
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The White House, Tumbling Things
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Federal Helium Program: How temporary becomes forever
Jason Silverstein / The Atlantic Online:
The Decline of Emergency Care
 

 
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