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4:05 PM ET, April 29, 2011


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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 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.
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,” …
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: The Jawa Report
Fox News:
Donald Trump Drops F-Bombs, Calls Leaders ‘Stupid’ in Vegas Stop
Discussion: AmSpecBlog
Paul Krugman:
Flim Flammed  —  Last year, when I described Paul Ryan as a flim flam man, many Beltway types were deeply annoyed.  They had decided that he was serious and sincere — worthy of receiving fiscal responsibility awards — and did not want to hear any negatives.
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.
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Tea Partier Puts GOP-Friendly NY District Into Play For Dems
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
Think Progress:
ThinkFast: April 29, 2011  —  President Obama will tour …
Discussion: Sky Dancing and Washington Post
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.
Con Coughlin  —  Con Coughlin, the Telegraph's executive foreign editor …
New York Times:
To Fanfare, Prince William and Kate Middleton Marry
Discussion: BBC, The Moderate Voice and Gothamist
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
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, secret donations …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
New independent group has got Obama's back
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Shakesville
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 …
Insurgent Visuals / Big Government:
Turning ‘Non-Violence’ Into ‘Violence’: The Quote That Wasn't  —  We-at Insurgent Visuals-obtained and edited the videos of the course that Judy Ancel co-taught with Don Giljum at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
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 …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The Facts  —  Republicans say they would preserve the current Medicare system for people who are currently age 55 and older; the changes would only affect people who are younger.  The current system, in place since the mid-1960s, is essentially a government-run health care program …
Brad Johnson / ThinkProgress:
Storms Kill Over 250 Americans In States Represented By Climate Pollution Deniers … “Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events …
Fox News:
Appeals Court Overturns Ban on Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research  —  A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday that the Obama administration can use federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, a decision that overturns a judge's order last year and hands the White House a major victory.
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Appeals court lifts ban on federal funding for stem cell research
Discussion: The Politico
Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Virginia AG cancels King & Spalding work for state after “obsequious act of weakness” in DOMA case  —  Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has terminated his office's relationship with King & Spalding, the Atlanta law firm that abrubtly dropped the U.S. House …
New York Post:
‘Change’ via executive power grab  —  Having lost the House of Representa tives in the last election, the Obama administration is now imposing “fun damental change” via executive order, regulatory fiat and political pressure.  Talk about the unitary executive:
Discussion: protein wisdom and National Review
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.
Royal Wedding / 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: CNN and Boston Globe
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