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Ezra Klein:
Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘I care equally about immigration and climate change’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham has been in the news this week for threatening to vote against the climate bill he's crafted if the Democrats move on immigration reform this year.  Given that Graham is the only Republican on either bill, it's a very credible threat.
Roll Call:
Alternate Plan Devised for Immigration  —  Senate Democrats Pivot to Strategy for Moving Ahead Without GOP Support  —  Senate Democrats appear dead set on moving comprehensive immigration reform this year even if it comes without GOP support, and they began laying the groundwork Wednesday …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
How Congress botched immigration reform
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Bartering for healthcare comments hurt Reid's Republican challenger
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
More Americans Favor Than Oppose Arizona Immigration Law  —  Among those who have heard of law, 51% favor and 39% oppose it  —  PRINCETON, NJ — More than three-quarters of Americans have heard about the state of Arizona's new immigration law, and of these, 51% say they favor it and 39% oppose it.
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Steve Chapman / Reason:
Mysteries of an Immigration Law
Steve Jobs / Apple:
Thoughts on Flash  —  Apple has a long relationship with Adobe.  In fact, we met Adobe's founders when they were in their proverbial garage.  Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer.  Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years.
Michelle Malkin:
Breaking news: I am not white!  —  I'm still on the road and our wonderful guest-bloggers will be dropping in again today and tomorrow.  The hate mail is on an increase again thanks to my outspoken defense of Arizona's immigration enforcement measure.  Too many to choose from, but here's a typical response:
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Mack (R) compares Ariz. law to Nazi Germany
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Breaking Down a 3-Way Race in Florida  —  MIAMI — If Gov. Charlie Crist announces later today that he will run as an independent for the United States Senate — as widely expected — Florida will once again become a gawk-worthy stage of American politics, where the country's desires, conflicts and direction will play out.
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Adam Smith / The Buzz:
Charlie Crist's campaign giving donors partial refunds  —  The Charlie Crist campaign is already hearing from donors asking for their money back, and the campaign is giving donors pro-rated refunds.  —  You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.  —  Yeh, right.
Sarah Palin / Time:
Glenn Beck  —  Who'd have thought a history buff with a quirky sense of humor and a chalkboard could make for such riveting television?  Glenn's like the high school government teacher so many wish they'd had, charting and connecting ideas with chalk-dusted fingers — kicking it old school …
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Fox News cruising as usual, but Glenn Beck takes a little spill
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama: “I do think at a certain point you've made enough money”  —  Via News Alert and Breitbart TV, consider this Share the Wealth 2010.  Barack Obama went off the TelePrompter in his speech to a Quincy, Illinois audience about Wall Street reform.  After saying that Democrats don't begrudge success that's …
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Examiner:
President Obama knows when you have earned enough money
Joseph Abrams / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights  —  Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law …
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
White House seeks to soften Iran sanctions  —  Wants exemption for firms based in China and Russia  —  The Obama administration is pressing Congress to provide an exemption from Iran sanctions to companies based in “cooperating countries,” a move that likely would exempt Chinese …
CNN:
LA governor declares state of emergency  —  New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Thursday in preparation for the arrival of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that was expected to reach land Friday.  —  The U.S. military may be called …
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Lauren Beale / Los Angeles Times:
Al Gore, Tipper Gore snap up Montecito-area villa  —  The Italian-style home has an ocean view, fountains, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.  —  Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.
Randy E. Barnett / Wall Street Journal:
The Insurance Mandate in Peril  —  First Congress said it was a regulation of commerce.  Now it's supposed to be a tax.  Neither claim will survive Supreme Court scrutiny.  —  A"tell" in poker is a subtle but detectable change in a player's behavior or demeanor that reveals clues about the player's assessment of his hand.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Dems launch Citizens United bill  —  Democratic senators took to the steps of the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to introduce legislation intended to blunt the impact of the court's January decision, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which they said will open the floodgates …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
Confusion Reigns at Gitmo After Khadr Is a Courtroom No-Show  —  Detainee Refuses to Wear Ski Goggles and Earmuffs  —  GUANTANAMO BAY — Welcome to the first courtroom logjam of what officials here call military commissions 4.2.  —  Omar Khadr's pre-trial hearing this morning experienced an unexplained hour-long delay.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENTS — AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.... Marc Thiessen recently urged Republicans to fight as hard as they can to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The GOP need not fear political repercussions, the Bush speechwriter turned Washington Post columnist said, because Americans won't see the law's benefits kick in for several years.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. Subpoenas Times Reporter Over Book on C.I.A.  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to compel a writer to testify about his confidential sources for a 2006 book about the Central Intelligence Agency, a rare step that was authorized by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Ted Nugent / Time:
Sarah Palin  —  If Sarah Palin played a loud, grinding instrument, she would be in my band.  The independent patriotic spirit, attitude and soul of our forefathers are alive and well in Sarah.  In the way she lives, what she says and how she dedicates herself to make America better …
Mistermix / Balloon Juice:
How We Stomach Elitism  —  Sully notes that Laura Bush was “the most decent person in the White House for eight long years” and proffers this quote as evidence: … I agree, she was decent.  By all accounts, her husband was decent, too, and both treated all the gays they knew well.  So f**king what?
Arizona Daily Star:
Legislators take aim anew at ethnic-studies programs  —  PHOENIX - State senators approved legislation aimed at the curbing the ethnic-studies program in Tucson Unified School District.  —  HB 2281 would make it illegal for a school district to have any courses or classes that promote …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Republicans hope to win three symbolic Senate seats  —  Every now and then, there comes a congressional race so fraught with history and symbolism that it becomes as much about sending a message as winning a seat.  —  This year, Republicans are looking to hit the trifecta in the Senate.
Bono / Time:
Bill Clinton  —  There are professors who pretend to be populists and populists who pretend to be professors.  But there have never been a head and heart so perfectly matched as the pair within William Jefferson Clinton.  It's an impossible equilibrium: wonky intellectual meets “Oh, hell” card player, oxygen and hydrogen.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Pajamas Media
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
“General Petraeus Is Right”  —  Gen. David Petraeus caused a bit of a storm recently when he linked the impasse in Middle East peacemaking ("impasse" might be too soft a word, actually) to various difficulties America faces in the Muslim world: “Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations.
MiamiHerald.com:
Senate advances conservative agenda  —  The state Senate veered right and prepared to vote on abortion, school prayer and redistricting.  —  Abortion.  School prayer.  A lawsuit over “Obamacare.”  A race-related measure sundering Democrats.  —  These proposals gripped the Florida Senate …
Discussion: The Buzz and Naked Politics
 
 
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Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
In Ohio, Dems Rip One of Their Own Over ‘Racist’ Remarks
Dirk Lammers / Associated Press:
Wind energy company to lay off workers at SD plant
Discussion: Townhall.com and Sweetness & Light
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
U.S. seeks to prop up Kandahar governor, sideline troublesome power brokers
Discussion: Commentary
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Afghan Taliban getting stronger, Pentagon says
Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
LAPD officials expect crowd of up to 100,000 at immigration march on Saturday
Discussion: LAist and The Political Carnival
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Greece: Deja Vu All Over Again
Discussion: EconLog
Monica Potts / American Prospect:
Salt, Again.  —  The libertarian take on the Federal Drug …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Kaine's prepared ‘suppression’ remarks were never delivered
Tim Adler / Deadline.com:
So Who's Going To Play Candidate Obama?
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Don Surber
Brigid Schulte / Washington Post:
Virginia driver denies license plate had coded racist message
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Your Papers, Please: Readers React To Arizona
E. J. Montini / Arizona Republic:
Fallout from migrant law tars D-Backs
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
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Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy