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10:05 AM ET, April 27, 2010

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Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow on the Origin of Arizona's Draconian Immigration Law  —  Meanwhile, Jan Brewer's really stepped in it. … Shorter Brewer: At a time of recession, how dare people not financially support our racist xenophobic laws.
Discussion: New York Times
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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.
Kyle Drennen / NewsBusters.org:
MSNBC News Flash: Arizona Law ‘Makes it a Crime to be Illegal Immigrant’
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and National Review
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Breathing While Undocumented  —  I'm glad I've already seen the Grand Canyon.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
City Of San Francisco Moves To Join Growing Boycott Of Arizona …
Gizmodo:
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.
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ABCNEWS:
Obama Hits Main Street, Capitol Hill Targets Wall Street  —  Obama Kicks Off Another Jobs Tour as Democrats Ramp Up Midterm Campaign Focus  —  President Obama hits the road today and shifts his focus from Wall Street to Main Street, just as Democrats are ratcheting up their efforts for the upcoming midterm election season.
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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 …
Discussion: The Hill and Taylor Marsh
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Washington Post:
Talks continue as GOP senators block advance of financial overhaul bill
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Poll stunner: Sen. Bennett on brink of defeat  —  Politics » With time running out, Lee, Bridgewater take the lead among GOP delegates.  —  Unless Sen. Bob Bennett's political fortunes change dramatically in the next two weeks, he could become Utah's first incumbent U.S. senator to lose his party's nomination in seven decades.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali / Wall Street Journal:
‘South Park’ and the Informal Fatwa  —  The veiled threats against the Comedy Central show's creators should be taken very seriously.  —  'South Park" is hilarious, right?  Not any more.  —  Last week, Zachary Adam Chesser—a 20-year-old Muslim convert who now goes by the name Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee …
Discussion: Power Line and New York Times
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Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
The Simpsons Stand Behind South Park with Help of Bart's Chalkboard [Video]
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War: PowerPoint  —  WASHINGTON — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shown a PowerPoint slide in Kabul last summer that was meant to portray the complexity of American military strategy, but looked more like a bowl of spaghetti.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Democrats' young voter problem  —  1. Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced his plan to re-build the coalition that helped elect him in 2008, new numbers from Gallup suggest one of the pillars of that foundation is decidedly shaky.  —  Less than one in four voters aged …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Younger Voters Less Enthusiastic About Voting This Year
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 …
The Hill:
Climate advocates fight to give legislation another day  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) insisted Monday that the Senate could still take up climate change legislation before immigration reform.  —  Lieberman's comments came as a range of environmental and business groups that support …
Discussion: The Politico
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Not What He Needs?  —  I'm going to lose my mind if I have to listen …
Discussion: The Politico and Firedoglake
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Paterson to Successor: You Will Fail  —  ALBANY—David Paterson, the current governor of New York, has a message for his successor: You're doomed to fail.  —  In a 70-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal, the governor cast himself as a scapegoat for the state's problems, blamed an …
Discussion: The Caucus and City Room
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obamateurism of the Day  —  Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  Those academics who learn the politically-correct, facile interpretation of history are doomed to look like fools when they open their mouths.  Barack Obama proved at least the latter of these two axioms …
Discussion: Reuters and Pajamas Media
Morris Davis / The Huffington Post:
Obama and Change at Guantanamo: Believe It When You See It  —  “I'm asking you to believe.”  That's what it said at the top of the page on BarackObama.com, the wildly popular website for President Obama's successful 2008 campaign.  On a page entitled “Strengthen America Overseas,” …
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 …
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 …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Wal-Mart Gender Case Divides Court  —  In a closely watched case, a sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled 6-5 that a sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart could proceed as a class action for more than a million women.  The suit is the biggest employment discrimination case in the nation's history.
 
 
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Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
U.S. training Afghan villagers to fight the Taliban
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Presidential commission to address rising national debt
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