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7:35 PM ET, April 18, 2010

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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
It's Aggregate Demand, Stupid  —  David Wessel explains Christina Romer's view of the economic situation: … Here's the nominal GDP situation:  —  Brad DeLong remarks: … Every time there's a downturn a certain swathe of the elite starts to label it unfixable and structural.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Eschaton
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David Wessel / Real Time Economics:
Romer: 'It's Aggregate Demand, Stupid'
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
McCain Denies That He Is ‘Running Away From The Maverick Title’: ‘I Prefer Great American Myself’  —  Facing a tough primary challenge from former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been moving hard to the right.  In an interview with Newsweek earlier this month …
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Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:
McCain: I Was a ‘Maverick,’ Now I'm a ‘Partisan’  —  Arizona Sen. John McCain, trying to fend off a primary challenger trying to outflank him on the right, also found himself trying Sunday to put straight whether he was a “maverick” or not.  —  McCain's “maverick” reputation and his past willingness …
Tony Romm / The Hill:
McConnell: Liquidation fund isn't only problem with financial reform  —  Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Sunday said it was more than just the so-called “bailout fund” that's keeping him from supporting Democrats' financial regulatory reform bill.
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CNN:   McConnell weighs in on independent bid by Crist
Michael Barone / Associated Press:
Tea parties fight Obama's culture of dependence  —  “Do you realize,” CNN's Susan Roesgen asked a man at the April 15, 2009, tea party in Chicago, “that you're eligible for a $400 credit?”  When the man refused to drop his “drop socialism” sign, she went on, “Did you know that the state …
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Is the Obama Administration Behind An Astroturf Anti-Tea Party Website?  —  “Cass Sunstein has favored the government using outside parties as government propaganda agents to paint their opposition as fringe and undermine their credibility.”  —  Astroturf is the act of professional interest …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Gibbs: White House proposed end to anonymous administration sourcing  —  Press Secretary Robert Gibbs approached White House reporters earlier this year in an attempt to end the long-standing practice of sourcing claims to anonymous administration officials, he told CNN on Sunday.
Discussion: RedState and The Politico
Matt Duss / Think Progress:
Clinton: If Obama Offers Peace Plan, ‘I Will Support It’  —  Discussing the Middle East peace process on ABC's This Week, host Jake Tapper asked former President Bill Clinton whether he thought it was “time for President Obama to put a peace plan on the table,” as has been reported the administration is considering.
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Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Who Needs Apartheid? — By: Mark Steyn
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Isabel Oakeshott / Times of London:
NHS bars woman after she saw private doctor  —  A WOMAN has been denied an operation on the NHS after paying for a private consultation to deal with her severe back pain.  —  Jenny Whitehead, a breast cancer survivor, paid £250 for an appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon …
Rosa Prince / Telegraph:
General election 2010: war in Afghanistan to play part UK in campaign  —  The war in Afghanistan is expected to enter the election campaign as an issue belatedly this week ahead of the second leaders' debate and its focus on international affairs.  —  While the conflict has been a running political theme …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
UK Election Comments 1.0
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
James C. McKinley Jr / New York Times:
Fleeing Drug Violence, Mexicans Pour Into U.S.  —  FORT HANCOCK, Tex. — The giant rusty fence of metal bars along the border here, built in recent years to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into the United States, has a new nickname among local residents: Jurassic Park Gate …
Discussion: ThreatsWatch and Pat Dollard
CNN:
Schumer: Five major airlines commit to no carry-on fees  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that several major airlines have promised not to charge passengers for carry-on baggage.  —  Schumer, D-New York, said he personally contacted officials at American Airlines …
Discussion: The Hill
Rasmussen Reports:
57% Have More Trust In Those In Congress Who Voted Against Bailouts  —  Government bailouts are still a sore subject with most voters.  But the Political class remains supportive of efforts to have taxpayers bail out troubled and failing companies.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and RedState
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Koch Industries denies funding tea parties, but official filings say otherwise  —  For some odd reason, the Koch folks want to be one degree of separation from the tea parties.  I don't understand it, since the good tea party people are simply grassroots, everyman movements, based on Mom …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
How Clinton exploited Oklahoma City for political gain  —  Former President Bill Clinton (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) (AP)  —  With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing Monday, former President Bill Clinton is playing a starring role in the liberal effort to draw what the New York Times calls …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
NYT: Secret Gates memo warns that U.S. has no strategy for dealing with a nuclear Iran  —  A Saturday night bombshell to scramble the scheduled Sunday morning chat show salutes to Obama's dopey nuclear summit.  Read it now so that you'll have the proper frame of mind when Paul Krugman …
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Reuters:
Iran, at nuclear conference, hits out at “bullies”
New York Times:
Gates Says U.S. Lacks Strategy to Curb Iran's Nuclear Drive
 
 
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