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8:00 PM ET, April 30, 2011

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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
‘Sorry’ state of affairs at GOP forum  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. - There were no punches thrown, no barbs traded and no shots fired at the Americans for Prosperity presidential candidate forum here Friday evening.  —  But Tim Pawlenty did apologize.  —  Asked in a public question-and-answer session …
Discussion: Reuters, Hot Air and The Note
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The Atlantic Online:
Mitt Romney's Rusty Debut  —  Tonight's Republican gathering in Manchester, New Hampshire was touted as a “summit” on jobs and the economy by its sponsor, the local chapter of Americans for Prosperity, and it included five Republican presidential hopefuls.  Unofficially, it was Mitt Romney's debut as a 2012 candidate.
Glen Johnson / Boston Globe:
Romney clarifies as he proposes to ‘hang’ Obama with misery index  —  UPDATED  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Expected Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney tread on socially dangerous ground last night as he talked about “hanging” a misery index around the neck of Barack Obama, the nation's first black president.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Mitt Romney trips over ‘hang’ metaphor
Discussion: The Raw Story and Runnin' Scared
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Romney Stumbles Over ‘Hang Him’ Gaffe Aimed At Obama (VIDEO)
Cameron McWhirter / Wall Street Journal:
The Big Spill Over ‘Three Cups of Tea’  —  Nonprofits working in the developing world are now under intense scrutiny; a revamp in charity ratings  —  Rye Barcott (in Nairobi, above) has found it harder to raise money for his work in Kenya after questions were raised about author Greg Mortenson.
Associated Press:
Bachmann uses Holocaust to illustrate tax point  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday described the loss of “economic liberty” that young Americans face today as a “flash point of history” in which the younger generation will ask what their elders did to stop it.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Mediaite
Detroit Free Press:
Tempers flare at Pastor Terry Jones' Dearborn rally  —  Amid a heavy police presence, Pastor Terry Jones delivered a rambling speech Friday from the steps of Dearborn City Hall that lashed out at Islam and President Barack Obama, but much of his words were drowned out by the voices of a swarm …
BBC:
Nato strike ‘kills Saif al-Arab Gaddafi’, Libya says  —  Libya's government took journalists to the site where they said Saif al-Arab Gaddafi was killed  —  A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, a government spokesman has said.
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Geithner Pries Away $30 Trillion Forex Derivative Market from Regulation  —  Zach Carter reports on a blow to efforts to regulate the runaway derivatives market.  Just as most derivatives are set to be put onto clearinghouses, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner exempted a large group of derivatives …
Discussion: Corrente
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Zach Carter / The Huffington Post:   Treasury Blocks Regulation Of Market That Sparked $5.4 Trillion Fed Bailout
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Breitbart Punches Back on Maher's ‘Real Time’  —  Andrew Breitbart was confronted on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher by liberal political analyst Laura Flanders.  Ignoring Maher's questions and moving on her own agenda for the show she challenged Breitbart to apologize to Shirley Sherrod.
Discussion: Big Hollywood and Weasel Zippers
Ryan J. Reilly / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
23rd Richest Member Of Congress: I'm ‘Struggling Like Everyone Else’  —  Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), the 23rd richest member of Congress who owns millions of dollars in farm and ranch land, told an audience member at a town hall in Missoula yesterday that he and his wife “are struggling like everyone else” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Yglesias
Blazing Cat Fur:
You Know Jack!  —  What have we learned?  —  Jack Layton was found naked in a whorehouse.  Jack Layton was found with, though not in, a 3rd World Sex Trade Worker.  —  Jack Layton alleges he frequented this whorehouse for “therapeutic massage”.  —  Jack's 3rd World Sex Trade Worker/Therapeutic Masseuse came from China.
Discussion: Jay Currie
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
The White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend, via Twitter  —  Before the White House Correspondents' Dinner even began, Twitter was buzzing with the “#nerdprom” hashtag — the self-mocking nickname Washington's twitterati use for the dinner, which is the big night on the capital's social scene.
Discussion: The Politico
Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
Obama's Medicare Appointee Has Accidental Encounter with Reality, Learns Nothing  —  I just read something that unleashed my inner teenager, because I want to respond with a combination of OMG, LMAO, and WTF.  —  Donald Berwick, the person appointed by Obama to be in charge of Medicare …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Clinton: Supreme Court could rule against healthcare law  —  There's a chance that the Supreme Court could rule the so-called “individual mandate” in the healthcare reform law unconstitutional, but on the whole the bill will stay in tact, former President Bill Clinton said.
Discussion: CNN
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
'Here's to al-Qaeda'  —  Nearly 20 years ago, I asked the late William Kunstler about his philosophy of lawyering.  A flamboyant leftist who proudly represented jihadists just as he proudly represented many other anti-American radicals, Bill succinctly replied, “Everybody's entitled to a lawyer, but nobody's entitled to me!”
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
House GOP to hold hearing on White House visitor records  —  House Republicans plan to probe the White House policy on disclosing its visitor records.  —  On Tuesday of next week, a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “White House Transparency, Visitor Logs and Lobbyists.”
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Aliyah Shahid / NY Daily News:
Rick Perry, Texas governor, rips Obama's trip to tornado-devastated Alabama: What about our fires?  —  As President Obama meets with Alabama families affected by deadly tornados that swept through the South earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking: What about us?
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Ben Smith / CNN:
Southern tornado outbreak nation's deadliest in 86 years
Discussion: The Hill, This Just In and The Hill
 
 
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John H. Tucker / Daily RFT:
U.S. Attorney: Feds Could Challenge Missouri Anti-Sharia Legislation
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Will Calls for Distribution “According to Islamic Laws and Sharia”; Pennsylvania Court Gives Twice …
Discussion: Jihad Watch, Atlas Shrugs and Althouse
Barkley Rosser / EconoSpeak:
Did Keynes Support Having a “Central Plan”?
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Silliness and Sleight of Hand
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Amy Kellogg / Fox News:
Ahmadinejad Reportedly Not Showing Up for Work, Sparking Rumors of a Possible Power Shift
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit
Discussion: Wake up America and Yglesias
Associated Press:
Wis. Supreme Court recount at a glance
Discussion: Althouse
Shiv Malik / Guardian:
Activists claim Facebook page purge
Discussion: Harry's Place and The Raw Story
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Big Oil's $38 billion defense
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