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12:05 PM ET, April 24, 2010

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John / Power Line:
It Worked So Well For Bush...  Whenever President Bush talked about immigration, his approval ratings went down.  It was like clockwork: liberals never understood that the fatal decline in Bush's popularity during his second term had at least as much to do with his advocacy of “comprehensive immigration reform” as with war-weariness.
Discussion: Hot Air
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AZ Family / KMSB-TV:   Statement from Arizona Hispanic Republicans
Yvonne Wingett / Arizona Republic:
Arizona immigration bill ignites outcry from students and Latino advocates
John Fritze / USA Today:
Gov. Brewer signs controversial immigration bill
Alia Beard Rau / Arizona Republic:
Arizona governor signs immigration law; foes promise fight
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
It's on: “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” set for May 20th  —  Someone at Dan Savage's blog started it, then Michael Moynihan at Reason picked it up, now I feel obliged to help push it out there.  Says Moynihan: … Cue the predictable media squealing that “you'll only antagonize them!”
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Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:
First Annual Everybody Draw Mohammad Day  —  Via Dan Savage's blog at The Stranger, some clever chappie (I don't know who) has declared May 20, 2010 “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day,” in support of Matt Stone and Trey Parker and in opposition to religious thuggery.  Why May 20?
New York Times:
Rating Agencies Shared Data, and Wall St. Seized on It  —  One of the mysteries of the financial crisis is how mortgage investments that turned out to be so bad earned credit ratings that made them look so good.  —  One answer is that Wall Street was given access to the formulas behind …
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CNN:
Obama calls for passage of financial reform bill  —  (CNN) -Strongly defending the government's bailout of the auto industry last year, President Obama called on Congress to pass a financial reform bill during his weekly radio and internet address Saturday.  —  “On Friday...the Treasury …
Discussion: The Politico
Ezra Klein:   Why do Harvard kids head to Wall Street? …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GUY FAWKES, NEW REPUBLICAN HERO.... Last fall, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) organized a right-wing rally on Capitol Hill for November 5, in the hopes of killing health care reform.  After characterizing her followers as “insurgents” and “freedom fighters,” Bachmann urged far-right activists to, in her word, “scare” federal lawmakers.
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Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Republican Governors Pay Homage To Guy Fawkes
CNN:
In a blow to Giannoulias, family bank fails  —  The bank owned by the family of Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias was closed by regulators on Friday.  —  Washington (CNN) - The bank owned by the family of Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias was closed by regulators on Friday …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Chicago Breaking Business:
FDIC closes Broadway Bank, Amcore, five others  —  Ricky McCullough, associate ombudsman for the FDIC, talks to the media about the closing of Broadway Bank on Friday, April 23.  (Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune)  —  By Becky Yerak |  Broadway Bank, the family-run lender …
Dana Bash / CNN:
Sources: Votes lacking for immigration push in Congress  —  Washington (CNN) — The push for immigration reform may be on the front burner for congressional Democrats, but sources say that ultimately, they believe the issue is unlikely to have enough votes to pass.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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CNN:
Climate change legislation unlikely this year, say sources
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
American (Judicial) Idol  —  Americans are justifiably proud of having given the world a model for the architecture of democratic self-government.  Democracies old and new have emulated the separation of powers and the idea of a constitutional court with the authority to review and invalidate actions of the other branches.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:   Maybe America doesn't want an immobilized judicial branch after all.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Judging for the Powerful  —  Dahlia Lithwick tries to construct …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ Takes On Fox News  —  George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are long gone.  Fox News Channel is Jon Stewart's new enemy No. 1.  —  Last week that comedian did something that the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” the morning show on Fox News, did not do …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Florida's Charlie Crist could use a hug  —  What is it about a man crush that is incompatible with the two-party system?  —  When a Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, was kissed by George W. Bush on the House floor, the smooch became the symbol of Lieberman's embrace of the Bush war policies, and he was drummed out of the party.
Harry Esteve / Oregonian:
Protests, catcalls greet Sarah Palin supporters in Eugene … EUGENE — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, acknowledging she was visiting a strange, if not hostile, place, exhorted Lane County Republicans to rise up against government excesses and misplaced values of the Obama administration.
Discussion: CNN and The Page
 
 
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