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11:35 AM ET, April 28, 2010


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Washington Post:
Poll finds Americans in an anti-incumbent mood as midterm elections near  —  Members of Congress face the most anti-incumbent electorate since 1994, with less than a third of all voters saying they are inclined to support their representatives in November, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republican centrists warn Reid's tough tactics could backfire  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has deployed unusually tough tactics to pressure Republicans to back Wall Street reform — a move that could shore up his liberal base, but one that GOP centrists say is counterproductive.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Democratic Message For 2010  —  Here's a sneak peak at the Democratic Party's national election message for 2010, courtesy of a party official.  It'll be unveiled officially by DNC chairman Tim Kaine at a Christian Science Monitor luncheon later today.  The basic point, quite naturally …
Discussion: Swampland
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
ABC News Poll: Ahead of 2010 Midterm Elections, Incumbent Support Its Lowest Since 1994  —  More Than Half Say Come November Elections, They'll Look for Someone New  —  A third of registered voters are inclined to reelect their representatives in Congress, the fewest since …
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Reid: Negotiations ‘going nowhere’  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that negotiations on financial regulatory reform are “going nowhere,” charging that Republicans must vote to open debate on the bill if the two sides are to make progress on the legislation.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Kerry: Immigration bill won't happen in near future
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate Republican may switch vote and back debate on bill
Political Punch:
POTUS on GOP Filibuster: “That's Not Right!”
Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:
Laura Bush Opens Up About Fatal Crash  —  Laura Bush has finally opened up publicly about the mysterious car accident she had when she was 17, a crash that claimed the life of a high school friend on a dark country road in Midland, Tex.  —  In her new book, “Spoken from the Heart,” …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Laura Bush: ‘Spoken From the Heart’
Discussion: The Politico
The Politico:
Why reporters are down on Obama  —  One of the enduring story lines of Barack Obama's presidency, dating back to the earliest days of his candidacy, is that the press loves him.  —  “Most of you covered me.  All of you voted for me,” Obama joked last year at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Huckleberry Hounds Senate: Graham Threatens to Filibuster Everything He Claims to Care About  —  Sen. Graham (R-SC) cares this much.  (photo: Michael Wuertenberg WEF)  —  I noticed with alarm that some of my friends on the left evinced a certain amount of sympathy for Lindsey Graham.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and TPMDC
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Graham calls immigration reform dead if United States' borders aren't secured
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Take New Tack to Rally Base  —  Concerned About Possible Midterm Losses, Party Will Step Up Minority Outreach and Warn of GOP Vote Suppression  —  Increasingly concerned about a demoralized base, Democratic Party leaders are accusing opponents of trying to delegitimize President Barack Obama …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Goldman Sachs campaign cash: Risky?
Discussion: D.C. Now
Richard A. Epstein / Forbes:
The Goldman Gaffe  —  Proof that the SEC doesn't understand the markets it regulates.
Discussion: EconLog
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A test of Arizona's political character  —  Arizona's new immigration law is understandable — and dreadful.  —  Few Americans would happily tolerate living near a porous border with a failed state, or, in this case, a Mexican state that has failed in certain lawless regions.
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
What America is Michael Gerson living in?
Michelle Malkin:
Police state: How Mexico treats illegal aliens  —  This is what a “police state” looks like  —  My syndicated column today responds to Mexican President Felipe Calderon's demagoguery on Arizona's immigration enforcement law.  Calderon has a long history of bashing the U.S. …
Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
Europe Worried That Greek Crisis Is Poised to Spread  —  With Greece inching closer to the brink of financial collapse, fear that the debt crisis will spread rattled global markets for a second day Wednesday as they awaited a signal from financial leaders gathering in Berlin.
Swing and a miss  —  Yesterday we learned that another “ethics” complaint that was filed against Governor Palin was dismissed as baseless.  (If you are counting, the Governor is 26-0-1 regarding such complaints or suits, with one still pending).  Only this complaint was actually filed after she left office …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: Obama pushing racial ‘myth’
Jim Vertuno / Associated Press:
Texas gov. shoots, kills ‘wily’ coyote during jog  —  AUSTIN, Texas — Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.  —  Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries …
Fox News:
Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?  —  The remains of Noah's Ark have been discovered 13,000 feet up a Turkish mountain — according to a sensational claim by evangelical explorers.
Fox News:
Has Noah's Ark Been Found on Turkish Mountaintop?
San Francisco Chronicle:
City workers banned from official travel to Arizona  —  San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.
Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code  —  Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like “walking mannequins” will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code.  —  Brig Hossien Sajedinia, Tehran's police chief, said a national crackdown …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Don Surber
Dennis Kneale / CNBC:
Obama is a Bully: Kneale  —  Will someone please rein in our relentlessly hectoring President?  Barrack Hussein Obama has taken his gift for inspirational oratory—one of the traits that got him elected—and turned it into something darker and more insidious.  —  Bam is a bully.
Discussion: Hot Air
Damian Paletta / Real Time Economics:
Republican Alternative To Democrats' Financial Overhaul Takes Shape  —  Senate Republicans are circulating their own financial overhaul plan as they continue to block the effort by Democrats to bring a White House-backed bill to the Senate floor for a vote.  —  Here are highlights …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Republicans Circulate Draft of Financial Regulation Alternative
Discussion: and Open Left
Quinnipiac University:
Fisher Opens Big Lead In Ohio Dem Senate Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dem Voters See Him As More Likely To Win In November  —  Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher has a commanding 41 - 24 percent lead over Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination …
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Hawaii Legislature OKs measure to ignore requests for disclosure …
Discussion: National Review
Steny Hoyer / Wall Street Journal:
Shared Sacrifices Will Solve the Debt Crisis
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Betsy's Page
New York Post:
Chris Dodd's carve-outs for cronies
Discussion: Big Government
Mortimer Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Jerusalem Stonewall
Natasha Mozgovaya / Haaretz:
Gates: Hezbollah has more rockets than most governments in the world
Discussion: The New Republic
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Discussion: Mother Jones
Igor / Wonk Room:
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Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Blankfein supports financial reform legislation