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10:25 AM ET, May 4, 2009

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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
N.Y. Times to File Notice It Will Close Boston Globe  —  The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England's most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks.
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Boston Globe:
As Globe closure looms, pressmen reach agreement; Guild goes home  —  Newspaper Guild president Daniel Totten, far left in white shirt, spoke early this morning to a group that included the lead negotiator for Globe management, Gregory L. Thornton.  —  By David Abel and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Quinnipiac University:
Ridge Trails Pennsylvania's Specter By 3 Points, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; New Democratic Senator Tops Toomey By 20 Points  —  Newly-minted Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter would whip old Republican rival Pat Toomey 53 - 33 percent if the 2010 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race were held today …
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Tom LoBianco / Washington Times:
Specter: GOP priorities contributed to Kemp death  —  Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat, said part of the reason he left the Republican Party last week was disillusionment with its healthcare priorities, and suggested that had the Republicans taken a more moderate track, Jack Kemp may have won his battle with cancer.
Financial Times:
Republicans all at sea as party sinks
Discussion: Philly.com
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
The Case Against Sotomayor  —  Indictments of Obama's front-runner to replace Souter.  —  This is the first in a series of reports by TNR legal affairs editor Jeffrey Rosen about the strengths and weaknesses of the leading candidates on Barack Obama's Supreme Court shortlist.  —  RELATED CONTENT
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Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
4th-Grader Questions Rice on Waterboarding  —  Ex-Secretary of State Stresses Legality  —  Days after telling students at Stanford University that waterboarding was legal “by definition if it was authorized by the president,” former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was pressed again …
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
GOP turns to Bush aides for advice  —  Republicans looking to recover from Bush-era defeats are turning to an unlikely source for advice: top aides to former President George W. Bush.  —  Former White House press secretary Dana Perino, former Bush counselor Ed Gillespie …
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Suzanne Malveaux / CNN:
Obama tax reforms targets overseas loopholes  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House will unveil reforms to the nation's international tax code on Monday intended to close loopholes for overseas tax havens and end incentives for creating jobs overseas.  —  Senior administration officials …
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Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Obama to crack down on business taxes
Discussion: CBS News and The Page
Jerusalem Post:
Gingrich: ‘Obama endangering Israel’  —  Article's topics: AIPAC, Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich  —  Former US House speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday blasted the Obama administration for setting itself on a collision course with Israel and endangering the Jewish state, ahead of his address …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Gingrich at AIPAC  —  When Newt Gingrich appears before a large …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. Options in Pakistan Limited  —  Nation Rife With Security Issues, Infighting, Anti-American Sentiment  —  As Taliban forces edged to within 60 miles of Islamabad late last month, the Obama administration urgently asked for new intelligence assessments of whether Pakistan's government would survive.
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Pakistan Strife Raises U.S. Doubts on Nuclear Arms
Discussion: MSNBC
Francesco Guerrera / Financial Times:
BofA and Citi in last push on stress tests  —  Citigroup and Bank of America are working on plans to raise more than $10bn each in fresh capital, even as they launch last-ditch attempts to convince the US government they do not need to bolster their balance sheets.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Tests of Banks May Bring Hope More Than Fear
Time:
Bush Library Raises $100 Million in 100 Days  —  George W. Bush often has said that historians will vindicate his presidency.  And since he left office, he's moving fast to give them the tools.  —  Longtime financial backers of the 43rd president have raised more than $100 million …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Falling Wage Syndrome  —  Wages are falling all across America.  —  Some of the wage cuts, like the givebacks by Chrysler workers, are the price of federal aid.  Others, like the tentative agreement on a salary cut here at The Times, are the result of discussions between employers and their union employees.
New York Times:
Worries Rise on the Size of U.S. Debt  —  The nation's debt clock is ticking faster than ever — and Wall Street is getting worried.  —  As the Obama administration racks up an unprecedented spending bill for bank bailouts, Detroit rescues, health care overhauls and stimulus plans …
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Proposals Would Transform College Aid  —  Obama Plan to Expand Federal Control of Lending Includes Creating Entitlement  —  President Obama's health-care goals may be garnering attention, but his higher-education proposals are no less ambitious.  —  If adopted, they could transform …
Discussion: Corrente
Carl Hulse / The Caucus:
Credit Card Law Is First Up in Congress This Week  —  The Senate is set to take its crack at credit card companies this week after the House voted overwhelmingly to limit the ability of credit card issuers to change interest rates on their customers.  —  As senators await the name …
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Sarah Palin's “Revelation”  —  This is unfinished business - a news event that got swallowed up by the release of the ICRC report, the OLC Memos and the Senate Armed Services report.  But given this blog's coverage of governor Palin's various strange stories about Trig …
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Nomination Tests Antilobbyist Policy
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
The Pork Lobbyists, Ready to Reassure
Discussion: The BLT and Glenn Thrush's Blog
Forbes:
Jack Kemp  —  The happy warrior.  —  Former pro football …
Stacy Meichtry / Wall Street Journal:
Fiat Steps Up Plans for Opel
Discussion: Deal Journal and The Page
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel Faces a Hard Sell in Bid to Shift Policy
Discussion: The Hill, Commentary and ATTACKERMAN
David Catanese / The Politico:
Ariz. activist wants to dethrone McCain
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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Discussion: Moe Lane
Pete Seeger / NPR:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Baucus bill portends Dem fight over Cuba
Discussion: The Politico
Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Deal on climate bill remains elusive
Discussion: The Politico