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12:50 PM ET, April 29, 2010

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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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Kris W. Kobach / New York Times:
Op-Ed Contributor: Why Arizona Had to Draw a Line on Illegal Immigrants  —  ON Friday, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a law — SB 1070 — that prohibits the harboring of illegal aliens and makes it a state crime for an alien to commit certain federal immigration crimes.
Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press:
Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Ariz. law
Forbes:
Arizona's Un-American Immigration Law
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. ...
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Shannon Travis / CNN:
Kaine: GOP ‘civil war’ pushing moderate Republicans ‘overboard’
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Florida voter Huckabee blasts Crist
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Crist Tries to Call Rahm Emanuel
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!!
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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 …
Sharp Elbows:   Obama Calls In Riot Cops on Peaceful TEA Party Protest
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.
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Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Why Waxman really canceled his health care ‘show trial’
Discussion: Hit & Run, Moonbattery and Commentary
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
GOP warns bipartisan support for Wall Street bill is no done deal  —  Top Republicans warned Thursday that while the GOP might have allowed the Wall Street reform bill proceed to debate, a bipartisan final vote is anything but a done deal.  —  After the GOP dropped its objections …
Discussion: The Politico
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Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Five Dynamics to Watch on Financial Reform.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Frank Luntz / The Huffington Post:
Why the Dodd Financial Services Bill Is Bad... For Democrats
Discussion: The Plum Line, Mediaite and RADAMISTO
Examiner:
President Obama knows when you have earned enough money  —  President Obama stopped by Quincy, IL this afternoon and gave a speech about financial reform.  It contained all of the typical talking points that you might expect: Wall Street is big and greedy and needs to be controlled …
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Joseph Ryan / Animal Farm:
Obama: ‘I miss you guys’
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
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 …
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: JustOneMinute and Betsy's Page
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Andrea Mitchell labels Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg ‘anti-American.’  —  British prime minister candidate Nick Clegg has expressed his opposition to the Iraq war, raised concerns about the mission in Afghanistan, and criticized Britain's role in facilitating torture.
Paul Krugman:
How Reversible Is The Euro?  —  For a long time my view on the euro has been that it may well have been a mistake, but that bygones were bygones — it could not be undone.  I was strongly influenced by the view expressed by Barry Eichengreen in a classic 2007 article (although I had heard that argument …
The Hill:
Senate Dems will move campaign finance bill before July 4  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has pledged to bring new campaign finance legislation to the Senate floor before July 4th, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday.  —  Schumer said the new “DISCLOSE” …
Discussion: SENATUS
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?
Discussion: Eschaton
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Bartering for healthcare comments hurt Reid's Republican challenger  —  Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden has seen her momentum slow in recent weeks as she has struggled to defend her claim that a bartering system — such as paying doctors with chickens — can lower the cost of healthcare.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Cantor Afraid To Say Whether He's For Or Against AZ Immigration Law, Calls It ‘A False Choice’  —  Since Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed an over-reaching and radical anti-immigration bill into law last week, various conservative media figures, pundits, and former officials have spoken out against it.
Discussion: The Note and TPM LiveWire
 
 
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