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12:40 PM ET, April 28, 2010

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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.
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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
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Reid: Negotiations ‘going nowhere’
Discussion: TPMDC and Daily Kos
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
Aaron Blake / Ballot Box:   Lieberman to host fundraiser for Reid
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,” …
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.
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
What America is Michael Gerson living in?  —  In the Washington Post, columnist and former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson pronounces the new Arizona immigration law “understandable — and dreadful.”  Gerson says states do not have the authority “to take control of American immigration policy …
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CNN:
House Republicans call on Obama to secure border
BBC:
Brown apology for ‘bigoted’ jibe  —  Gordon Brown describes pensioner as a ‘bigoted woman’  —  Gordon Brown has apologised after being caught on microphone describing a voter he had just spoken to in Rochdale as a “bigoted woman”.  —  Sixty-five-year-old Gillian Duffy had challenged …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Brown's bad apology
Discussion: Guardian
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
Election LIVE: Brown calls voter bigoted
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Gordon Brown Calls Voter ‘Bigoted’
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 and Pajamas Media
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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.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin: Obama pushing racial ‘myth’  —  Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Tuesday night declared that there is “no ability or opportunity” for the new Arizona immigration law to encourage racial profiling, and blamed Barack Obama for “perpetuating this myth.”
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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 …
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. …
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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 …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Goldman Sachs campaign cash: Risky?
Discussion: D.C. Now
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
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Daily Mail:
'When we understand that slide, we'll have won the war:' US generals given baffling PowerPoint presentation to try to explain Afghanistan mess  —  Its coloured charts, graphs and bullet-points are supposed to make the most incomprehensible data crystal clear.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Telegraph:
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: Don Surber and The Jawa Report
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 …
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.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
George Will On Hispanics  —  We've seen, repeatedly, that Fred Hiatt thinks it's not a problem if George Will wants to use his Washington Post column to mislead people about facts.  But Will's decided to enter a new kind of loathesomeness with this characterization of where one might meet a Hispanic:
 
 
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
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Patrick Ruffini / The Next Right:
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Cape Cod windfarm gaining approval
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Robert Nisbet / Sky News:
Palin's Debate Answers Were ‘Scripted’
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 Earlier Items: 
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Hawaii Legislature OKs measure to ignore requests for disclosure …
Discussion: PostPartisan and National Review
Steny Hoyer / Wall Street Journal:
Shared Sacrifices Will Solve the Debt Crisis
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Betsy's Page
Mortimer Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Jerusalem Stonewall
Tovah Lazaroff / Jerusalem Post:
Israel won't honor outpost pledge
Discussion: Wonk Room and Israel Matzav