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9:20 AM ET, April 30, 2010

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Peter Wallsten / Washington Wire:
New Twist in Fla. Senate Race: Jeff Greene Decides to Run  —  Just when we thought the Florida Senate race couldn 't get any stranger...  No sooner did GOP Gov. Charlie Crist announce that he'll run as an independent, clearing the way for Marco Rubio to secure the Republican nomination …
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Crist Announces Independent Bid for Senate
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Charlie Crist: Assume nothing, Silva says
Discussion: CNN
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Billionaire will seek Florida Senate seat
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Staffers resign in wake of Crist announcement
Discussion: No Sheeples Here and The Page
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Crist declares ‘system broken,’ announces independent run
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Breaking down the Crist shift
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:   Cornyn To Crist: I Want My Money Back Too!
New York Times:
Prosecutors Said to Start Inquiry at Goldman  —  By LOUISE STORY and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED  —  Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into trading at Goldman Sachs, raising the possibility of criminal charges against the Wall Street giant, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Wall Street Journal:
Criminal Probe Looks Into Goldman Trading  —  Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. or its employees committed securities fraud in connection with its mortgage trading, people familiar with the probe say.
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Goldman may face Justice Department review  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has referred its investigation of Goldman Sachs to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, less than two weeks after filing a civil securities fraud case against the firm, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Washington Post:
As oil spill hits Louisiana coast, critics assail Obama's offshore drilling plan  —  The worsening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday threatened not only the shores of five states but also President Obama's plan to open vast stretches of U.S. coastline to oil and gas drilling.
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
Markey calls Big Oil CEOs to testify as probes into Gulf of Mexico spill intensify
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Democrats unveil immigration-reform proposal  —  Senate Democrats officially unveiled a proposal to reform America's immigration system on Thursday, looking past the fact that no Republican has offered support for the effort and President Obama a day earlier played down the chances of legislation passing this year.
Discussion: Hot Air and Freedom's Lighthouse
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The Huffington Post:
National ID Card Included In Democratic Immigration Bill
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats pledge to move toward 2010 vote on immigration reform
Discussion: The Politico
CNN:
Dems push new immigration plan
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 …
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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iPhone Finder Regrets His ‘Mistake’  —  The person who found and sold an Apple iPhone prototype says he regrets not doing more to return the device to its owner, according to a statement provided by his attorney Thursday in response to queries from Wired.com.
Ynetnews:
British protesters attack Israel's deputy ambassador  —  Pro-Palestinian protesters storm towards Talya Lador-Fresher after her speech at Manchester University, prompting police to whisk her away from site.  Protesters proceed to encircle police car, climb on hood.  Ambassador Ron Prosor says sweeping denunciation expected
Desmond Tutu / The Huffington Post:
Arizona: The Wrong Answer  —  I am saddened today at the prospect of a young Hispanic immigrant in Arizona going to the grocery store and forgetting to bring her passport and immigration documents with her.  I cannot be dispassionate about the fact that the very act of her being in the grocery store …
Chad Pergram / The Speakers Lobby:
House Approves Puerto Rico Vote Legislation  —  The House of Representatives voted Thursday to allow Puerto Ricans to decide their own political future and relationship with the United States.  —  The vote was 223 to 169.  Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., voted present.
Michael Beckel / OpenSecrets.org:
Hordes of Hired Guns Earned About $19 Million Per Day As Lobbying Soared to Nearly $1 Billion in First Quarter  —  Hordes of hired K Street guns are in high demand as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats seek to implement grand legislative plans.
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.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Leslie Buck, Designer of Iconic Coffee Cup, Dies at 87  —  It was for decades the most enduring piece of ephemera in New York City and is still among the most recognizable.  Trim, blue and white, it fits neatly in the hand, sized so its contents can be downed in a New York minute.
Discussion: Gawker
Washington Examiner:
Want to get rich?  Work for feds  —  For decades, public sector unions have peddled the fantasy that government employees were paid less than their counterparts in the private sector.  In fact, the pay disparity is the other way around.  Government workers, especially at the federal level …
John F. Harris / The Politico:
The man in the middle  —  Back in 1987, the man hired to crack wise at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner had a case of jagged nerves.  —  Ronald Reagan was president, and Jay Leno was just turning 37 — already a celebrated comic, not yet one of the country's most familiar faces.
Discussion: The Page
 
 
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Euro Trap  —  Not that long ago, European economists used …
Discussion: Washington Post and EconLog
Peter Allen / Daily Mail:
Three-year-old boy arrested as suspected terrorist in France
Discussion: Big Brass Blog
Ed White / Associated Press:
Judge asks feds to show militia did more than talk
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Economist:
Who should govern Britain?  —  Forget the hypotheticals and look at the policies.
Discussion: Guardian
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
One Woman's ‘Truth’: Rielle Hunter Talks to Oprah
Discussion: PopWatch, Betsy's Page and Althouse
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Durbin Says “Bleeding Heart Liberals” …
 Earlier Items: 
Arizona Daily Star:
Legislators take aim anew at ethnic-studies programs
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Mike Lillis / The Washington Independent:
In Ohio, Dems Rip One of Their Own Over ‘Racist’ Remarks
Discussion: Think Progress, WLWT-TV and The Eye
Dirk Lammers / Associated Press:
Wind energy company to lay off workers at SD plant
Discussion: Townhall.com and Riehl World View
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Afghan Taliban getting stronger, Pentagon says
Ezra Klein:
Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘I care equally about immigration and climate change’