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9:05 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 …
Fox News:
Some ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Fight Arizona's New Immigration Law Without Offering Sanctuary  —  As San Francisco and other “sanctuary cities” declare war on Arizona over its new law cracking down on illegal immigrants, most state and local governments that provide a safe haven to undocumented workers refused …
The Anchoress:   Dems Replay May 2006 Tactic -UPDATED
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!  —  The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally.  Obama was speaking at the convention center this afternoon.  —  Unreal.  —  They didn't want any violence from these threatening protesters.  —  In Full Riot Gear!!
Discussion: RedState
Dana Loesch / thedanashow.wordpress.com:
Illinois Sends Riot Police to Peaceful Protest in Quincy, Illinois  —  As I reported on air this afternoon via Michelle Moore's updates, Illinois sent in the riot squad to stop the couple hundred peaceful protesters from ... doing what it isn't exactly clear.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and American Power
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: The Fix and Orlando Sentinel
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ABCNEWS:
Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent  —  Independent Senate Run Would Roil Florida Senate Race  —  Florida's Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to bolt the GOP and run for the United States Senate as an independent, a Republican source tells ABC News.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Crist Tries to Call Rahm Emanuel
CNN:
TRENDING: Steele: Crist win ‘a real possibility’ in three-way race
Discussion: Reuters
Kimberly Schwandt / Liveshots:
Crist to Run as Independent in FL Sen Race
Frank Luntz / The Huffington Post:
Why the Dodd Financial Services Bill Is Bad... For Democrats  —  The New York Times' headline said it all: “Off Wall St., Worries About Financial Bill”.  The Democrats in Washington may think it's a slam dunk, but the rest of America doesn't agree.  —  Look, those who are on the side …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama doubts immigration bill ‘appetite’
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Politico
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems plan all-nighter to push GOP on Wall Street reform
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 …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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CNN:   Dems hope to be seen as ‘party of results’
Andrew Rawnsley / Guardian:
Brown's ‘bigot’ episode shows him acting not out of character, but in it |  Andrew Rawnsley  —  On the Brownout Scale of volcanic eruptions this was only a three or four  —  I would not have wanted to be the seat upholstery of Gordon Brown's car when he was told the radio microphone on his lapel was live.
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Rosa Prince / Telegraph:
General election 2010: Gordon Brown's brush with ordinary voters goes horribly wrong
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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.
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NY Daily News:
State Sen. Kevin Parker erupts again with raced-based rant …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices' Ruling Blocks Cross Removal  —  WASHINGTON — A badly fractured Supreme Court, with six justices writing opinions, reopened the possibility on Wednesday that a large cross serving as a war memorial in a remote part of the Mojave Desert may be permitted to remain there.
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Without Scalia, whither anonymity?
Discussion: ACS Blog
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.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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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Jon Ward / The Daily Caller:
Bill Clinton ‘not at all sure’ Goldman broke law, but questions ‘underlying merit’ of derivatives  —  Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday questioned whether Goldman Sachs broke any laws in the case being brought against it by the government, and did not rule out the possibility that the suit was politically timed.
Discussion: CBS News
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Daniel Foster / The Corner on National Review Online:
Clinton Calls Timing of Goldman Suit ‘Suspect’ — By: Daniel Foster
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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.
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.
Yeas & Nays:
Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy  —  If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House?  —  If you haven't managed to score a copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Pajamas Media
Richard Teitelbaum / Bloomberg:
Barofsky Says Criminal Charges Possible in Alleged AIG Coverup  —  Neil Barofsky was unpacking boxes in December 2008 when the stench of sewage wafted through the hallways at the 168-year-old Main Treasury Building.  The space assigned to him as head of the Office of the Special Inspector General …
 
 
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Jacob Sullum / Hit & Run:
Obama: We Need a Commission Because You Can't Trust Slippery …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Boycott Arizona: “Not One More Dime” …
Kevin Woster / Rapid City Journal:
KOTA anchorman temporarily sidelined after tea party appearance
Discussion: Hot Air and NewsBusters.org
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Ryan Grim: Texas May Follow in Arizona's Shoes on Immigration Law
Discussion: Associated Press
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Castle, Jones back Van Hollen bill
Discussion: Politics Daily
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