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12:45 AM ET, April 29, 2010

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Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press:
Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Ariz. law  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Many of the cars that once stopped in the Home Depot parking lot to pick up day laborers to hang drywall or do landscaping now just drive on by.  —  Arizona's sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Wrong Hot Button Response?  Hispanics and Democrats Energized Due to Arizona Immigration Law  —  Did Arizona conservative Republicans, cheered on by many in the Republican party's talk radio political culture, push the wrong hot button?  It seems like it has energized voters but perhaps …
The Anchoress:   Dems Replay May 2006 Tactic -UPDATED
Ezra Klein:
Will the Kentucky Derby end the Republican filibuster of FinReg?  —  Word is that the Democrats might make the Republicans actually filibuster FinReg tonight.  That is to say, stand on the floor and talk and talk and talk.  And if the Democrats are serious about forcing the Republicans …
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New York Times:
Republicans Agree to Debate on Financial Overhaul  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans ended three days of resistance on Wednesday and signalled that they are ready to allow debate of legislation to overhaul regulation of the nation's financial system.  —  The Republicans …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems plan all-nighter to push GOP on Wall Street reform  —  Senate Democratic leaders are planning for an all-night session to put more pressure on Republicans to allow a debate on Wall Street reform.  —  Republican senators voted for the third time in three days on Wednesday to block …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama doubts immigration bill ‘appetite’
Kimberly Schwandt / Liveshots:
Crist to Run as Independent in FL Sen Race  —  Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist has decided he will run as an independent in the race to fill the Florida U.S. Senate seat, Crist allies tell Fox News.  The official announcement is scheduled for Thursday at 5pm ET in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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ABCNEWS:
Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Power Line
CNN:
TRENDING: Steele: Crist win ‘a real possibility’ in three-way race
Discussion: Reuters
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Charlie Crist and the Closing of the Republican mind
Discussion: Guardian and Post on Politics
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
OBAMA & BIG SIS Call In Riot Police on Quincy Tea Party Patriots (Video)  —  TEAM OBAMA CALLS IN SWAT TEAM ON TEA PARTY PATRIOTS!  —  The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally.  Obama was speaking at the Oakley-Lindsey/Quincy Community Center this afternoon.  —  Unreal.
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Rodney Hart / Quincy Herald Whig:
About 200 tea party members make their feelings known during president's Quincy visit  —  Quincy Tea Party members wanted President Barack Obama to know they were present Wednesday afternoon during his appearance in Quincy.  —  About 200 people protesting Obama's policies loudly chanted …
Jim Hoft / Big Government:   Team Obama Calls Out Swat Team on Tea Party Patriots!
Pew Research Center:
Survey Reports  —  Pessimistic Public Doubts Effectiveness of Stimulus, TARP  —  As the debate in Washington heats up over new regulations on financial markets, the public is divided evenly over whether the Republican Party or Democratic Party (36% each) can do a better job of dealing with banks and financial institutions.
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
DNC chairman fights race-baiting charges  —  Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine said Wednesday that GOP accusations of Democratic race-baiting are dishonest.  —  He said Republicans have injected race into the election.  —  “They're just grasping at a whole lot of different stuff …
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CNN:   Dems hope to be seen as ‘party of results’
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Palin Accidentally Slams Fox News as ‘Lamestream Media’  —  Hats off to our friends at Media Matters for catching this one.  By “lamestream media,” did Palin mean Fox News?: … As they noted, unfortunately that “lamestream media” program she was talking about is Fox & Friends.
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rep. Steve King says Rep. Grijalva's district has ceded to Mexico
Ben Frumin / TPM LiveWire:
GOPer: I Support Deporting American Citizens Whose Parents Are Illegal Immigrants (VIDEO)  —  Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) wants to start deporting American citizens.  —  Not all American citizens, mind you.  Just the natural-born American citizens that are the children of illegal immigrants.
cyber.law.harvard.edu:
A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right  —  Authored by Yochai Benkler, Aaron Shaw, Victoria Stodden  —  Abstract  —  Discussions of the political effects of the Internet and networked discourse tend to presume consistent patterns of technological adoption and use within a given society.
Jim Galloway / Political Insider:
Your morning jolt: The woman who beat Sarah Palin in Alaska takes aim at the Georgia House  —  The woman who beat Sarah Palin for the beauty queen title of Miss Alaska in 1984 is aiming for the Legislature.  —  Singer and actress Maryline Blackburn of Smyrna, now a 24-year resident of the state …
WCBS-TV:
NY Senator: ‘You Racist People In Here’  —  Sen. Kevin Parker Hurls Racism Accusations At Colleagues In Albany, Calls Republicans ‘White Supremacists’  —  ALBANY (CBS) ― It looks like the circus and childish antics are rearing their ugly head once again in Albany.
Discussion: Gothamist and Riehl World View
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Arkansas Senate  —  Arkansas Senate: Lincoln's Support Continues to Slide  —  Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln has fallen to her lowest levels of support yet in her bid for reelection, while her five top Republican challengers now pull over 50% support from Likely Voters in the state.
Gawker:
The Washington Post Cannot Tell Obama From Malcolm X  —  Violent black radical Barack Hussein Obama X is learning about wind energy in Iowa, The Washington Post reports in a most unfortunate photo caption error.  —  It appears Obama and Malcolm X were actually slated for separate stories.
Kevin Woster / Rapid City Journal:
KOTA anchorman temporarily sidelined after tea party appearance  —  KOTA TV newsman Shad Olson will be back on the air soon, following a disciplinary suspension from his news anchor duties in the Rapid City coverage area because of his speech at a tea party rally.
Discussion: Hot Air and NewsBusters.org
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Actually, the Army Kind of Likes Your Blog  —  You'd think all the criticism from left-wing websites like the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Salon would royally piss off the Army.  But at least one Army report finds the sites' posts to be consistently “balanced.”
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic activity has continued to strengthen and that the labor market is beginning to improve.  Growth in household spending has picked up recently but remains constrained by high unemployment …
Jacob Sullum / Hit & Run:
Obama: We Need a Commission Because You Can't Trust Slippery Politicians Like Me to Tell You the Truth  —  Yesterday President Obama opened the first meeting of his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform by decrying “the norm around Washington...when it comes to our finances” …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Two Republicans co-sponsor campaign finance bill  —  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who has championed the legislative effort to minimize the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United campaign finance case, has lined up two Republican co-sponsors for the legislation …
Discussion: Politics Daily
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Tancredo's Conspiracy Theory: Obama Hides His Birth Certificate To Stir Up The Right And Make Us Look Crazy  —  During a speech in 2008, Michelle Obama mentioned her husband's famous trip to Kenya in 2006 and referred to it as his “home country,” most likely referring to the fact that he has immediate ancestral ties there.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Night Beat: Sorry Charlie  —  What matters tomorrow...tonight.  Subscribe to @marcambinder  —  1. Gaggling on AF1 tonight, Obama sounds skeptical he'll see immigration bill this year; says there “may not be an appetite” in Congress ... praises Lindsey Graham by name... gives hints of new federal border protection measures. ...
Discussion: Weekly Standard
 
 
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Rosa Prince / Telegraph:
General election 2010: Gordon Brown's brush with ordinary voters goes horribly wrong
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Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Ryan Grim: Texas May Follow in Arizona's Shoes on Immigration Law
Discussion: Associated Press
Daniel Foster / The Corner on National Review Online:
Clinton Calls Timing of Goldman Suit ‘Suspect’ — By: Daniel Foster
Discussion: Hot Air
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Bills take new aim at D.C. gun control
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
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Julian Glover / Guardian:
Guardian/ICM poll: Liberal Democrats set to gain at Labour's expense
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Jeb carries Bush political torch
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