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3:20 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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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Your Papers, Please: Readers React To Arizona
Steve Chapman / Reason:
Mysteries of an Immigration Law
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.
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Dana Bash / CNN:
Dems to push new immigration plan  —  Washington (CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other leading Democratic senators will formally unveil the outlines of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform late Thursday, CNN has learned.  —  Two senior Democratic sources …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Washington Post
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 …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Bartering for healthcare comments hurt Reid's Republican challenger
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SLOW GOING ON FAR-RIGHT REPEAL PUSH.... Just a few weeks ago …
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Why Waxman really canceled his health care ‘show trial’
Discussion: Hit & Run, Moonbattery and Commentary
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 …
Matt Barber / OneNewsNow.com:
Obama sends in the clowns
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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
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.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Kaine's prepared ‘suppression’ remarks were never delivered  —  The Wall Street Journal stirred some combat between the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee on the charged issue of race this week, with the report that “increasingly concerned about a demoralized base …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Shannon Travis / CNN:
Kaine: GOP ‘civil war’ pushing moderate Republicans ‘overboard’
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.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Fox News' Triumphant Ad Touting ‘The Most Powerful Name In News’ Leaves Out Glenn Beck  —  Yesterday, TV ratings for April 2010 came out, showing that Fox News had “finished first in viewers and key demographics for 100 months in a row.  In prime time, Fox News averaged about 1.9 million viewers for the month of April.
Discussion: Time, Gawker and News Hounds
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Fox News cruising as usual, but Glenn Beck takes a little spill
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: CNN, TPMDC, Weekly Standard and The Page
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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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?
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Night Beat: Sorry Charlie  —  What matters tomorrow ... tonight.  Read it and sleep.  —  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. ...
Kos / Daily Kos:
AR-Sen: Bill Halter is within single digits of Blanche Lincoln  —  Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 4/12-14.  Likely voters.  MoE 4% (4/12-14 results)  —  Democratic primary MoE 5%  —  Blanche Lincoln (D) 43 (45)  —  Bill Halter (D) 35 (33)  —  Other 7 (6)  —  Undecided 15 (16)
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
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 …
E. J. Montini / Arizona Republic:
Fallout from migrant law tars D-Backs  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks are like one of those fans in the lower deck at Chase Field who gets struck by a foul ball during a game.  They didn't see it coming.  —  Today at Chicago's Wrigley Field and in just about every city the team visits …
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
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 …
 
 
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MiamiHerald.com:
Senate advances conservative agenda
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Tim Adler / Deadline.com:
So Who's Going To Play Candidate Obama?
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The Politico:
Dem bill would blunt campaign finance ruling
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org and Hit & Run
Brigid Schulte / Washington Post:
Virginia driver denies license plate had coded racist message
Martin Kady II / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Cantor: We're not your daddy's GOP
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Life Sentence Is Debated for Meat Plant Ex-Chief
Discussion: Main Justice, Law Blog and TalkLeft
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
“General Petraeus Is Right”
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McCain holds tenuous lead
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Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Five Dynamics to Watch on Financial Reform.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
NY Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg slams Arizona's anti-immigrant law: 'We are …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Who Are Democrats Messaging to?  —  The Democrats midterm message …
Sheila Kaplan / Politics Daily:
EPA Staffers Were Forced to Ignore Science, Investigation Finds