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12:05 AM ET, May 3, 2009


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Associated Press:
Jack Kemp, former quarterback and VP nominee, dies  —  WASHINGTON - Jack Kemp, the ex-quarterback, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee and self-described “bleeding-heart conservative,” died Saturday.  He was 73.  —  Kemp died after a lengthy illness, according to spokeswoman Bona Park …
Associated Press:
AP Top News at 10:42 p.m. EDT  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Kemp, the ex-quarterback, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee and self-described “bleeding-heart conservative” died Saturday.  His spokeswoman Bona Park and longtime friend and former campaign adviser Edwin J. Feulner confirmed that Kemp died after a lengthy illness.
As Leftists Mock and Belittle Carrie PrejeanShe Becomes More Popular Than They Can Possibly Imagine  —  Welcome Instapundit Readers!!  —  To see just how far discourse on controversial social issues has declined in our culture, all you need do is watch a few liberals take on Carrie Prejean …
Theresa Cook / Political Punch:
White House Denies Charge By Attorney that Administration Threatened to Destroy Investment Firm's Reputation  —  Jake Tapper is ABC News' Senior White House Correspondent based in the network's Washington bureau.  He writes about politics and popular culture and covers a range of national stories.
Corky Boyd / Island Turtle:
White House uses strong arm tactics to extort concessions from lenders
The Huffington Post:
Ben Nelson Plans To Oppose Public Health Plan  —  Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Friday that he will oppose legislation that would give people the option of a public health insurance plan.  The move puts him on the opposite side of two-thirds of Americans.  —  A poll released this week …
Jason Rosenbaum / NOW! Blog:
Ben Nelson bows to the insurance industry  —  Ben Nelson came out today against a public health insurance option: (via CQ, no link) … The company Nelson finds himself in is laid out clearly: business, the insurance industry, and Republicans.  Of course, this isn't surprising, considering his campaign donation history.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
David Shuster destroys NOM's Brian S. Brown over their misleading ad against gay marriage  —  You can view this video right here by getting the latest version of Flash Player!  —  David Shuster exposed the distortions being used by NOM's Brian S. Brown over the issue of gay marriage.
Patterico's Pontifications:
Latest Copyright Thug: Perez Hilton  —  Perez Hilton is the latest thug to use a bogus copyright claim to get an embarrassing video removed from YouTube.  —  The video in question was produced by the National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes gay marriage.
Discussion: Redhot, ONTD: Politics and Cold Fury
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Ed Schultz: This is No Time for Bipartisanship — We Need a Liberal on the Supreme Court  —  You can view this video right here by getting the latest version of Flash Player!  —  From the Ed Show May 1, 2009.  Ed Schultz's “Op-Ed” on President Obama's choice for David Souter's replacement on the Supreme Court.
Discussion: PERRspectives and PoliGazette
Room for Debate:
The Judgment on Justice Souter
Mark Tapscott /
President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Others Owe 1.2 Million Tea Party Patriots Apology  —  The following statement was issued this afternoon by Jenny Beth Martin and theTea Party Patriots, a national organizing effort created following the April 15 Tea Party protests:
Discussion: GayPatriot, Cold Fury and Dodgeblogium
Bob Barr: GOP in ‘very deep trouble’  —  (CNN) — Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday it's hard to “overestimate the damage” that's been inflicted on the Republican Party — not only with this week's defection of Sen. Arlen Specter, but also the “lack of any coherent philosophy, vision or leadership.”
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Raw Story
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Profiles in Courage  —  I continue to feel that the House GOP's impressive level of partisan unity hasn't been explored to the extent that it should.  You often hear it explained with reference to the fact that most members have uncompetitive, very conservative districts.  Which is true enough.
Discussion: Eunomia and MoJo Blog Posts
Atrios / Eschaton:
Recast  —  I do worry that our policymakers think the foreclosure problem underlying the financial crisis is basically over.  If so, they're wrong.  Very wrong.  —  Tanta, who is sadly no longer with us, in an old post reminds me to use the correct terminology to describe the problem.
Swine flu spread ‘not sustained’  —  There is no evidence of the swine flu virus spreading in a sustained way outside North America, a top World Health Organization official says.  —  Dr Michael Ryan, WHO Director of Global Alert and Response, praised European nations' handling of cases and said events did not seem out of control.
Discussion: Don Surber
Alexandra Olson / Associated Press:
Mexico swine flu deaths ebb — but caution urged
Discussion: Don Surber and USA Today
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Los Angeles Times:
California Legislature: Where cost-cutting plans go to die
Discussion: Calitics
David Hyman / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Duty To Rescue, or How Kind Are Strangers?
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Dan Mage / Reason:
I Was a High-Tech Sweatshop Worker for the Obama Campaign
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Obama revelling in U.S. power unseen in decades
Discussion: and Flopping Aces
The Politico:
GOP leaders launch listening tour
Discussion: Riehl World View and Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Dems sense opportunity on gay marriage
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Biden to appear at AIPAC
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GET TO KNOW RULE IV.... With the Senate Democratic caucus …
Discussion: ONTD: Politics and Time