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2:30 PM ET, April 30, 2009

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The Politico:
Biden says avoid planes, subways; puts out clarifying statement  —  Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not recommend taking any commercial flight or riding in a subway car “at this point” because swine flu virus can spread “in confined places.”
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Xana O'Neill / NBC New York:
Biden: Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic  —  World Health body raises alert to level 5, one notch short of full pandemic  —  Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered as the swine flu outbreak spread …
Los Angeles Times:
Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild  —  Genetic data indicate this outbreak won't be as deadly as that of 1918, or even the average winter.  —  As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked …
Discussion: Hot Air
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Top Dems rebel on Specter  —  Senior Senate Democrats are objecting to the deal Majority Leader Harry Reid made with Sen. Arlen Specter, saying they will vote against letting the former Republican shoot to the top of powerful committees after he switches parties.
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S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Donors demand refund from Specter
Chris Isidore / CNNMoney.com:
Chrysler to file for bankruptcy  —  Some lenders refuse offer to reduce debt, leading to likely bankruptcy filing.  But Chrysler expected to remain in business and complete deal with Fiat.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Chrysler LLC is going to file for bankruptcy, an administration official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
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Micheline Maynard / New York Times:
A Primer on a Chrysler Bankruptcy  —  Chrysler is the first major automaker to file for bankruptcy and attempt to reorganize since Studebaker in 1933.  The process can be complicated.  Here is a quick look at how it is likely to play out.  —  Q. Will Chrysler cease to operate?
Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
Condi Rice Pulls A Nixon: When the President Does It, That Means It is Not Illegal  —  Condoleezza Rice was recently speaking at Stanford when students asked her an excellent question on waterboarding and torture.  They have her answer on tape and it isn't pretty.  Condi Rice absolutely pulls a Nixon.
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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Rice Channels Nixon: Since The President Authorized Torture, That Makes It Legal  —  Recently, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with some students at Stanford University, where she is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute.  When a student asked whether Rice had authorized torture …
Discussion: Wonk Room, Hullabaloo and Democrats.com
Annie Lowrey / FP Passport:
Condi Rice defends enhanced interrogation as “legal” and “right”
Aconant / Alex Conant:
Palin and the bear  —  Coming soon to a cable TV station near you: TLC just released a YouTube video of a recent interview with Sarah Palin that has an unfortunate image of the Governor relaxing on a bear rug in her office.  Seriously:  —  I've defended Sarah Palin after recent media criticism.
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Alicia Dennis / People.com:
Sarah Palin to Appear on American Chopper  —  Turns out the hockey mom is also a motorcycle maven.  —  Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently welcomed the crew from Orange County Choppers - whose custom motorcycle business is featured on TLC's American Chopper - to Anchorage …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama and Churchill  —  Obama followed Bush last night in using Winston Churchill as his example of a war president:  —  “I was struck by an article that I was reading the other day talking about the fact that the British during World War II, when London was being bombed to smithereens …
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Some Enchanted Evening (With A Tortured Finish)
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
Elizabeth Edwards write about husband's affair in book … Campaign cad John Edwards' cheating ways made his wife, Elizabeth, sick to her stomach - literally.  —  After the former presidential hopeful confessed his betrayal, Elizabeth Edwards writes in her new book, “I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up.”
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
No Race Gap Seen in '08 Vote Turnout  —  The historic gap between blacks and whites in voter participation evaporated in last year's presidential race, according to an analysis released today, with black, Hispanic and Asian voters comprising nearly a quarter of the electorate, setting a record.
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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PewResearch.org:
Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History
Discussion: Washington Wire
Quinnipiac University:
Gays In The Military Should Be Allowed To Come Out, U.S. Voters Tell Quinnipiac University National Poll; Key Is Belief That Being Gay Is By Choice Or By Birth  —  The ban on openly gay men and women in the military should be repealed, American voters say 56 - 37 percent, including 50 …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Miss California emerges as ‘opposite marriage’ spokeswoman
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Top Senate Democrat: bankers “own” the U.S. Congress  —  Sen. Dick Durbin, on a local Chicago radio station this week, blurted out an obvious truth about Congress that, despite being blindingly obvious, is rarely spoken: “And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we're facing …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Steele: GOP ‘disingenuous’ criticizing bailouts  —  RNC chairman Michael Steele says the GOP is being “disingenuous” in blaming Democrats for poor economic performance, since Republicans started the bailout process in the first place.  —  “Look, we can't go back out and start pointing fingers …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Grassley eyes top Republican post on Judiciary Committee  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) is considering leaving his powerful post as senior Republican on the Finance Committee so that he can become the highest-ranking Republican on the Judiciary panel.  —  To avoid a dramatic shake-up …
Discussion: Washington Wire
David Espo / Associated Press:
GOP poll shows Dems have advantage on key issues  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are widely viewed by the public as less competent than Democrats to handle issue ranging from health care to education and energy, according to internal polling presented to top GOP officials in Congress.
 
 
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Jonathan Tobin / Commentary:
Sentenced to Die for Selling Real Estate to a Jew
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Brandon Keim / Wired Science:
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Sestak: Specter Better Shape Up
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Megan McArdle:
Is There a Doctor In the House?  —  A lot of liberal blogs …
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Alice Miles / Times of London:
Egyptian Christians riot after swine flu cull
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, MyDD and CBS News
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Steele fights back against RNC ‘scheme’
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Gen. James Jones's Outlook as Barack Obama's National Security Adviser
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
I Smuggled Water Into The East Room
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Dead Certain  —  Tonight President Obama said he was …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Commentary