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2:35 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 …
Anill / Wonk Room:
REPORT: Following Passage Of Arizona Law, At Least Seven States Contemplate Anti-Immigrant Legislation  —  When President Obama condemned Arizona's draconian and potentially unconstitutional immigration law last Friday, he predicted that “if we continue to fail to act [on immigration] …
Reuters:
Arizona immigrant law energizes Hispanics, Democrats  —  (Reuters) - U.S. Hispanics and Democratic lawmakers furious over Arizona's harsh crackdown on illegal immigrants expect huge weekend rallies across the United States, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to overhaul immigration laws in this election year.
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 …
Dana Loesch / thedanashow.wordpress.com:
Illinois Sends Riot Police to Peaceful Protest in Quincy, Illinois
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and RedState
Jim Hoft / Big Government:   Team Obama Calls Out Swat Team on Tea Party Patriots!
Kimberly Schwandt / Liveshots:
Crist to Run as Independent in FL Sen Race  —  Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist has decided he will run as an independent in the race to fill the Florida U.S. Senate seat, Crist allies tell Fox News.  The official announcement is scheduled for Thursday at 5pm ET in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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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.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Power Line
CNN:
TRENDING: Steele: Crist win ‘a real possibility’ in three-way race
Discussion: Reuters
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Charlie Crist and the Closing of the Republican mind
Discussion: Guardian and Post on Politics
New York Times:
Republicans Agree to Debate on Financial Overhaul  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans ended three days of resistance on Wednesday and signalled that they are ready to allow debate of legislation to overhaul regulation of the nation's financial system.  —  The Republicans …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama doubts immigration bill ‘appetite’
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Politico
Ezra Klein:
Will the Kentucky Derby end the Republican filibuster of FinReg?  —  Word is that the Democrats might make the Republicans actually filibuster FinReg tonight.  That is to say, stand on the floor and talk and talk and talk.  And if the Democrats are serious about forcing the Republicans …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems plan all-nighter to push GOP on Wall Street reform  —  Senate Democratic leaders are planning for an all-night session to put more pressure on Republicans to allow a debate on Wall Street reform.  —  Republican senators voted for the third time in three days on Wednesday to block …
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
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High court supports Mojave cross in Calif.
Pew Research Center:
Survey Reports  —  Pessimistic Public Doubts Effectiveness of Stimulus, TARP  —  As the debate in Washington heats up over new regulations on financial markets, the public is divided evenly over whether the Republican Party or Democratic Party (36% each) can do a better job of dealing with banks and financial institutions.
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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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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 …
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CNN:   Dems hope to be seen as ‘party of results’
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rep. Steve King says Rep. Grijalva's district has ceded to Mexico  —  And so it continues.  You can always count on Rep. Steve King to be the lowest of the low.  Here's his newest acute observation on Rep. Grijalva's plight. … Steve King should be the Governor of Texas at this point.
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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.
Jim Galloway / Political Insider:
Your morning jolt: The woman who beat Sarah Palin in Alaska takes aim at the Georgia House  —  The woman who beat Sarah Palin for the beauty queen title of Miss Alaska in 1984 is aiming for the Legislature.  —  Singer and actress Maryline Blackburn of Smyrna, now a 24-year resident of the state …
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.
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.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Two Republicans co-sponsor campaign finance bill  —  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who has championed the legislative effort to minimize the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United campaign finance case, has lined up two Republican co-sponsors for the legislation …
Discussion: Politics Daily
The Huffington Post:
Pima County Sheriff Calls Arizona Law “Stupid,” Will Not Enforce It (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Columnist George Will is of the opinion that Arizona's police officers are capable of handling the task that the state's draconian new anti-immigration law drops into their laps.
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Tancredo's Conspiracy Theory: Obama Hides His Birth Certificate To Stir Up The Right And Make Us Look Crazy  —  During a speech in 2008, Michelle Obama mentioned her husband's famous trip to Kenya in 2006 and referred to it as his “home country,” most likely referring to the fact that he has immediate ancestral ties there.
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: Weekly Standard
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic activity has continued to strengthen and that the labor market is beginning to improve.  Growth in household spending has picked up recently but remains constrained by high unemployment …
 
 
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Rosa Prince / Telegraph:
General election 2010: Gordon Brown's brush with ordinary voters goes horribly wrong
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Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Ryan Grim: Texas May Follow in Arizona's Shoes on Immigration Law
Discussion: Associated Press
Daniel Foster / The Corner on National Review Online:
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
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