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12:10 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.
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’
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Kerry: Immigration bill won't happen in near future
Aaron Blake / Ballot Box:   Lieberman to host fundraiser for Reid
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate Republican may switch vote and back debate on bill
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,” …
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.
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 …
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.
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.”
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Democratic lawmaker: Arizona immigration law like apartheid
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Brown's bad apology  —  In a campaign mishap that's driving the U.K. election news today, Prime Minister Gordon Brown was caught on tape insulting a disabled widow from whom he'd taken questions on crime and immigration — “She's just a sort of bigoted woman that said she used to be Labour” …
Discussion: Guardian
Brown apology for ‘bigoted’ jibe
Discussion: Blog
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
Election LIVE: Brown calls voter bigoted
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Gordon Brown Calls Voter ‘Bigoted’
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.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Goldman Sachs campaign cash: Risky?  —  “Take it back, take it back” - take that cash right out of here.  —  It was inevitable, in the midst of all the exposure that Goldman Sachs' most controversial investment strategies have been getting lately, that politicians might start giving …
Discussion: D.C. Now
Richard A. Epstein / Forbes:
The Goldman Gaffe  —  Proof that the SEC doesn't understand the markets it regulates.
Discussion: EconLog
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 …
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
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.
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. …
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.
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 …
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
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:
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Cape Cod windfarm gaining approval  —  The Obama administration has approved a long-delayed, highly controversial offshore wind project off Cape Cod, Mass., a source briefed on the matter said this morning.  —  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to announce the decision …
Discussion: CNN
Mortimer Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Jerusalem Stonewall  —  Demanding a construction freeze in the capital reverses decades of U.S. policy.  —  Thanks to a deadlock engineered by the U.S. government, the Middle East peace process is stalled.  President Obama began this stalemate last year when he called for a settlement freeze …
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Robert Nisbet / Sky News:
Palin's Debate Answers Were ‘Scripted’
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Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea …
Discussion: Moonbattery and JammieWearingFool
Business Wire:
Tremor Media Raises $40 Million in Funding
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Huckleberry Hounds Senate: Graham Threatens to Filibuster Everything …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and TPMDC
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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
New York Post:
Chris Dodd's carve-outs for cronies
Discussion: Big Government
Tovah Lazaroff / Jerusalem Post:
Israel won't honor outpost pledge
Discussion: Wonk Room and Israel Matzav