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3:20 PM ET, April 30, 2008

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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Dumb as We Wanna Be  —  It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy.  Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away.  Hillary Clinton has decided to line up with John McCain …
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WHAT THE GAS HOLIDAY COULD BE.
Sue Sturgis / Facing South:
FACING SOUTH EXCLUSIVE: D.C. nonprofit aimed at women voters behind deceptive N.C. robo-calls  —  Who's behind the mysterious “robo-calls” that have spread misleading voter information and sown confusion and frustration among North Carolina residents over the last week?
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Page Gardner / The Huffington Post:
Confusion Surrounding Robo-Calls in North Carolina  —  This week, more than 276,000 North Carolina residents received a voter registration application from Women's Voices, Women Vote.  North Carolina is one of 24 states where we mailed a total of more than 3 million voter registration applications.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Steven Ginsberg / The Trail:
Clinton Exuding Confidence
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Michelle Malkin:
All aboard the Jive Talk Express  —  My syndicated column today deconstructs Barack Obama's pitiful performance yesterday.  Try as he might, he simply cannot disown the un-disownable preacher of hate.  That press conference yesterday renders the Philadelphia speech from March null and void.
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Getting to Know John McCain  —  It came to me while I was having dinner with Doris Day.  No, not that Doris Day.  The Doris Day who is married to Col. Bud Day, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, fighter pilot, Vietnam POW and roommate of John McCain at the Hanoi Hilton.
Marc Ambinder:
Chelsea Picks Up A Puerto Rico Superdelegate For Her Mother  —  Chelsea Clinton just bagged a superdelegate for her mother.  The youngest Clinton is campaigning today in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  A few moments ago, at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Luisette Cabanas, an unpledged superdelegate …
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PennLive.com:
Hillary Clinton picks up a Pa. superdelegate
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
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Dr. iRack / abu muqawama:
Good Cop, Bad Cop  —  Dr. iRack has admired Tina Susman's …
Discussion: American Footprints
Amit R. Paley / Washington Post:
U.S. Role Deepens in Sadr City
Discussion: Attackerman and NewsBusters.org
Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Economy grows by only 0.6 percent in first quarter  —  Economy limps ahead at a 0.6 percent pace in first quarter, better pace than expected  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The bruised economy limped through the first quarter, growing at just a 0.6 percent pace as housing and credit problems forced people and businesses alike to hunker down.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Brian Williams' “response” to the military analyst story  —  It has now been more than ten days since the New York Times exposed the Pentagon's domestic propaganda program involving retired generals and, still, not a single major news network has even mentioned the story to their viewers …
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Clinton blasts Bush for not stopping a project her husband approved  —  INDIANAPOLIS — It's a story Hillary Clinton loves to tell, about how the Chinese government bought a good American company in Indiana, laid off all its workers and moved its critical defense technology work to China.
The Politico:
Obama may win Hill superdelegate fight  —  Capitol Hill insiders say the battle for congressional superdelegates is over, and one Senate supporter of Barack Obama is hinting strongly that he has prevailed over Hillary Rodham Clinton.  —  While more than 80 Democrats in the House and Senate …
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Science Equals Murder  —  In an interview with the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Ben Stein said the following amazing thing in an interview with Paul Crouch, Jr. … You can see the whole shameful thing here.  It's a pity Crouch didn't invite the Rev. Jeremiah Wright into the studio for a three-way conversation.
Floyd Abrams / Wall Street Journal:
Foreign Law and the First Amendment  —  Late in 1941, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion which, for the first time in our history, starkly distinguished American protection of speech from that of England.  —  Two union members had been convicted of assaulting nonunion truck drivers.
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
REV-ENGE IS SWEET FOR ‘BETRAYED’ PASTOR  —  ALBANY - The Rev. Jeremiah Wright would be happy to see Barack Obama's presidential campaign derailed because the pastor is fuming that his former congregant has “betrayed” their 20-year relationship,  —  The Post has learned.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Rep. Capps to endorse Obama  —  A California congresswoman with long ties to both Clintons will announce her endorsement of Barack Obama today, a campaign source said.  —  Rep. Lois Capps, who represents a district on California's central coast, is the third member of Congress to announce …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Limbaugh calls for restart to ‘Operation Chaos’  —  A day after he called for a pause in his “Operation Chaos” plan to keep the Democratic primary going, Rush Limbaugh today opened up his show by urging his conservative listeners to keep up the hijinks.  —  “You are to go out and sustain …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Mark Morford / San Francisco Chronicle:
Hot!  —  Behold, the ideal Republican wife: Prim, sexless, nearly useless, lets the men do the real thinkin'.  Hot!  —  I fondly recall, just before the tragic Bush/Kerry presidential election, an impassioned discussion I had with a family friend, a conservative Catholic mother of four …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
 
 
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
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Michelle Malkin:
Berkeley College Republicans apply for same protest privileges as Code Pink
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
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