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11:35 AM ET, April 29, 2011

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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump drops F-bombs on Las Vegas crowd  —  Donald Trump on Thursday dropped a barrage of F-bombs at a massive Las Vegas rally where he blasted the president repeatedly and slammed politicians as “blood suckers.”  —  “Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people,” …
Discussion: CNN and Gothamist
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KTNV ABC,Channel 13,Las Vegas,Nevada …:
Donald Trump delivers several F-bombs during his speech in Las Vegas … Also on KTNV.com Local News Headlines  —  Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump may, or may not run for president.  But Thursday in Las Vegas, he was sure sounding like a someone who's ready to jump into the race with both feet.
Discussion: Mediaite, GOP 12 and Gawker
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Trump On China: ‘Listen You Mother F***ers’ (VIDEO)  —  Donald Trump has found a new way to separate himself from the crowd of would-be Republican presidential candidates.  During a Las Vegas stump speech last night, Trump fired off several hearty f-bombs to a group of adoring fans.
Discussion: GOP 12
Phil Bronstein / SFGate:
Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia  —  The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots.  And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights.  —  White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country …
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Exclusive: New Democratic money group to take on Republicans  —  Democrats with ties to the Obama White House on Friday are launching a two-pronged fundraising effort aimed at countering deep-pocketed GOP groups in 2012 — and adopting some of the same policies on unlimited …
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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Economy puts crimp on Obama
Discussion: Right Wing News
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama alumni launch new outside group to boost reelection
Discussion: The Caucus and Weasel Zippers
Frank Newport / Gallup:
In U.S., Negative Views of the Tea Party Rise to New High  —  Republicans and conservatives are the most positive  —  PRINCETON, NJ — About half of Americans, 47%, now have an unfavorable image of the Tea Party movement, the highest since it emerged on the national scene.
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The Smoking Gun:
Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam  —  How the presidential aspirant avoided fighting for his country … Despite Donald Trump's claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential …
WorldNetDaily:
What is it about twin girls born day after Obama?  —  Today, Barack Obama blinked - releasing birth records he has hired lawyers to prevent the public from seeing, even at the expense of allowing U.S. Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin to be court-martialed and sent to prison for having dared ask questions …
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Brian Wedemeyer / AZ-Independent:
EXCLUSIVE: Dad's Immigration File Offers More Evidence Of Obama's Birthplace
Discussion: American Thinker and Guardian
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
How the journalist prom got out of control  —  On Thursday, the Washington Post editorializes that Donald Trump has been campaigning on “bogus” issues and that he should “cease and desist.”  An article in the news pages the same day reports that the great orange charlatan's “simply wild speculation” has “almost no basis in fact.”
The Royal Wedding:
Titles announced for Prince William and Catherine Middleton  —  THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN  —  The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales.  His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
McConnell Turns the Tables on Budget Vote  —  Two can play this budget game. … A day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) put Republicans on the spot by saying he will bring the House Republicans' budget proposal up for a vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R. …
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WMUR:
Obama's Approval Ratings Down In Latest Poll  —  NH Voters Would Pick Romney Over Obama  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — A struggling economy and concerns over health care are taking their toll on President Barack Obama's job approval numbers in New Hampshire.  —  According to the latest WMUR …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
2012 White House hopefuls set for NH summit on jobs
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
CBS Reporter Recounts a ‘Merciless’ Assault  —  Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak's government fell in Cairo.  —  Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Huckabee decision will shape GOP presidential race  —  Chief Political Correspondent Follow Him @ByronYork  —  The shape of the Republican presidential race depends on Mike Huckabee.  The primary season will be one kind of contest with the former Arkansas governor in the race, and another without him.
Discussion: The Note, Politics, GOP 12 and CNN
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Conservative Congressman's Star Power Extends Beyond Florida District  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Often, the most interesting thing about a person is the characteristic that lies beneath, that hidden thing that bobs up along the waves of time.  —  But the most compelling part …
Discussion: The Caucus
Telegraph:
Con Coughlin  —  Con Coughlin, the Telegraph's executive foreign editor, is a world-renowned expert on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism.  He is the author of several critically acclaimed books.  His new book, Khomeini's Ghost, is published by Macmillan.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Micheal Flaherty / Wall Street Journal:
Churches for School Choice  —  Education reform is becoming the civil rights movement of this century.  —  Compton, Calif.  —  It is late on the Wednesday night of Holy Week.  The choir at Compton's Holy Redeemer Church is rehearsing a beautiful gospel song in the sanctuary for their Easter Sunday service.
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Debt ceiling: More Democrats threaten to vote against raising borrowing limit  —  A growing number of Democrats are threatening to defy the White House over the national debt, joining Republican calls for deficit cuts as a requirement for consenting to lift the country's borrowing limit.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Intimidated Fed  —  Last month more than 14 million Americans were unemployed by the official definition — that is, seeking work but unable to find it.  Millions more were stuck in part-time work because they couldn't find full-time jobs.  And we're not talking about temporary hardship.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump To Black Journalist: 'I Know You're A Big Obama Fan'  —  Yesterday during his press conference in New Hampshire — after the cable news networks cut to President Obama's remarks regarding the release of his long form birth certificate — potential GOP presidential candiate Donald Trump spent …
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TMZ.com:
Donald Trump Bristles at Claim He's a Racist
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Oklahoma GOPer: It's A Fact That ‘Blacks’ Don't Work As Hard  —  Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (R) says that she's seen “a lot of people of color who didn't study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”  —  The remarks came during a debate on an amendment …
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Steve Sailer / Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog:
Aspie Economists  —  Here's a long article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells …
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GOP eyes budget bill for anti-collective bargaining law
Discussion: Firedoglake and TPMDC
Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Virginia AG cancels King & Spalding work …
Discussion: The Politico
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The Campaign Waiting for Mitch Daniels
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
O'Donnell: “NBC has created a monster” in Trump
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