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5:15 AM ET, April 27, 2010


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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid to force repeated votes to end filibuster of Wall Street reform  —  Sen. Harry Reid will force Republicans to vote repeatedly against Wall Street reform to put pressure GOP centrists.  —  A senior Democratic aide said Reid would schedule votes to end a Republican filibuster of the reform bill …
Annie Lowrey / The Washington Independent:
Democrat Ben Nelson Votes Against Moving Forward With Financial Regulation  —  Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has voted no on the cloture motion to start debate on Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill — meaning the motion will likely fail, 58 to 42, short of the 60 votes needed.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Merkley: End FinReg Filibuster to Bring Negotiations Out in the Open
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Huffington Post:
GOP Fighting To Keep Wall Street Negotiations Secret
Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers  —  Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers.  They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo.
Rasmussen Reports:
Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status  —  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a new law into effect that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Dem: Ariz. law like ‘Nazi Germany’  —  A Colorado Democrat says Arizona is on its way to becoming a “police state” and its new immigration law is “reminiscent” of Nazi Germany.  —  “It is absolutely reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II …
Kyle Drennen /
MSNBC News Flash: Arizona Law ‘Makes it a Crime to be Illegal Immigrant’
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and National Review
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: North Dakota House of Representatives
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Not What He Needs?  —  I'm going to lose my mind if I have to listen to any more gasbags go on about how poor Lindsay Graham has been stabbed in the back because Harry Reid put immigration reform before climate change for nothing but personal political reasons.
Discussion: The Politico and Firedoglake
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Flashback: Lindsey Graham Told Obama He Wanted Immigration Reform To Move This Year
Washington Post:
Talks continue as GOP senators block advance of financial overhaul bill  —  Republicans voted unanimously Monday to block an effort to overhaul financial regulations from reaching the Senate floor, pledging to hold out for significant changes to the bill even as they acknowledged the political risk …
The Note:
With FinReg Filibuster Nigh; Rhetoric Heats Up
Discussion: The Politico and Daily Kos
Jon Cohen / Behind the Numbers:
Most back stricter financial reform, advantage Obama
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Jones under fire for Jewish joke  —  National Security Advisor Jim Jones's speech to a top Middle East think thank last week has been overshadowed somewhat by a brewing controversy over a joke he told at the outset.  But within the speech, Jones made big news on the foreign-policy front.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones Scares Me
Discussion: GayPatriot and Pajamas Media
Political Punch:
Anti-Defamation League: National Security Adviser Jones Told …
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
No More Beer Summits: Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn't Happen, And the Congressional Black Caucus Owes America an Apology  —  Rep. Andre Carson wants to change the subject.  I don't blame him.  —  On April 13, 2010 he told AP reporter Jesse Washington, “I think we need to move toward …
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
David Duke defends the Tea Parties from charges of racism: Why …
Jim Manzi / The American Scene:
Re: Reply to Jim Manzi  —  Thanks for your reply.  I think that your directness and clarity have helped to isolate the key point of difference between us.  —  In response to my question - “Put yourself in the position of a senior government leader tasked with making real decisions that affect the lives of millions.
Discussion: driftglass
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
City Of San Francisco Moves To Join Growing Boycott Of Arizona Over New Anti-Immigration Law  —  On Friday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed a draconian immigration bill that has been slammed by both Democrats and Republicans, and is likely illegal.  Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) …
Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle:
1 in 3 San Francisco employees earned $100,000
Discussion: Hot Air, Weekly Standard and Hit & Run
Silvana Naguib / American Prospect:
What to Make of ‘Boobquake’?  —  Today, women gathered in Washington's Dupont Circle for a protest.  There weren't typo-ridden signs or rallying cries to pass legislation.  Instead, there were just a lot of low-cut shirts.  —  Jen McCreight came up with the idea for the protest and proposed …
Ross Douthat:
Does Conservatism Need Fox News?  —  Amid a long commentary on last week's Jim Manzi-Mark Levin dust-up (and related matters), Jonah Goldberg made the following observation: … I suppose that it depends on what you mean by “success.”  In a sense, the last eighteen months have been enormously successful …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Texas lawmaker: Obama is 'God's punishment on us.'  —  On Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and several other elected officials boosted Fox News host Glenn Beck at an event at the Oil Palace in Tyler, TX.  The day was full of right-wing flame-throwing, including Perry saying that he was …
Betty Waters / Tyler Morning Telegraph:
TV Personality Glenn Beck Makes Stop In Tyler
Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Techno-GOP  —  Web-savvy is no longer a monopoly of the political left  —  Home to two-term Republican governor Rick Perry, Austin is also the newest outpost of the social networking giant Facebook, which announced it had surpassed Google as the most visited website in the United States around …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Midwest Trip With Political Fortunes on the Line  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — President Obama is making an appeal to the legions of new voters who sent him to the White House, imploring them to preserve the Democratic majority in Congress.  But party leaders have an even more pressing wish …
Discussion: The Page,, CNN and Political Punch
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
Remember that ash cloud?  It didn't exist, says new evidence  —  Britain's airspace was closed under false pretences, with satellite images revealing there was no doomsday volcanic ash cloud over the entire country.  —  Skies fell quiet for six days, leaving as many as 500,000 Britons stranded overseas …
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Home Buyer Tax Credit Called Successful, but Costly  —  Realtors, home buyers and sellers are rushing to complete sales agreements before the tax credit for home purchases expires this week.  —  Home buyers must have a deal by April 30 and close by June 30 to qualify for the federal tax break …
Discussion: Calculated Risk
Underwear Bomber: New Video of Training, Martyrdom Statements  —  Prior to Suicide Mission, Abdulmutallab Says ‘Jews and the Christians’ Are the Enemy  —  New videos produced by al Qaeda in Yemen show the accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and others in his training class firing weapons …
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Dan Zak / Washington Post:
Washington Blade to resume publishing
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and DCist
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
RNC, DNC weigh Phoenix after Arizona law
Hotline On Call:
NRA Drops Mail Against Coats
Discussion: Daily Kos and AmSpecBlog
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
Secret papers reveal Senate ‘talks’ between Obama and Blagojevich
Discussion: YID With LID
Noel Sheppard /
Sting Calls Earth Day Climate Rally ‘Green Tea Party’, Wants ‘Big Government’
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Rendell: Fox marshalling anger
Discussion: The Hill and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Younger Voters Less Enthusiastic About Voting This Year
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Cliffweathers / the albany project:
NY-19: Candidate says GOP liberated Europe in WWII
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Washington Post:
U.S. messages to Syria may not be getting through
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans …

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