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7:15 PM ET, May 1, 2011


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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Trump finds White House dinner ‘inappropriate’  —  Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump reacted to the onslaught of jokes about him by President Barack Obama and comedian Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday with his own view of the events.
Helene C. Cooper / The Caucus:
Obama Zings Trump at White House Correspondents' Dinner  —  Joe Biden.  Michele Bachmann.  Tim Pawlenty.  Donald Trump.  —  Many of President Obama's friends and foes alike got shellacked — as expected — on Saturday night when Mr. Obama took to the stage at the gussied …
Jada Yuan / New York Magazine:
Trump Reacts to Mockery From President Obama and Seth Meyers: ‘Not the Greatest’ [Updated]  —  Trump grimaces at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.  —  Donald Trump is rarely at a loss for words, but the roasting he got from President Obama and Seth Meyers at last night's White House …
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
SUCKER: Obama takes bait, embiggens Donald Trump.  You don't punish Donald Trump by giving him attention.  A more experienced politician would know that.  Nor is building Trump up good for Obama — Trump has actually hurt him more than all the others combined.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Trump says jokes about him by Obama, Meyers were ‘inappropriate’  —  Real estate mogul Donald Trump called jokes made about him at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner “inappropriate in certain respects.”  —  Speaking on Fox & Friends on the Sunday morning after the dinner …
Discussion: Fox News and Hot Air
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
DONALD TRUMP: OBAMA WON'T JOKE ABOUT ME  —  ‘I was invited.  By a lot of people,’ Trump tells the press.  Photo by Jay Westcott/POLITICO  —  In what will surely go down as the night's worst prediction, Donald Trump said that he doubted that his name would come up during President Barack Obama's stand …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump pushes back at prez jokes
Discussion: Gothamist
Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
In his speech, Barack Obama trumps adversaries
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Donald Trump Shows Up at White House Correspondents Dinner, Is Booed on Arrival
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:   Birthers, buffoonery and a sad discourse
Scepticism surrounds 'Gaddafi son's death'  —  Benghazi celebrates report of Gaddafi son's death in air strike, as UK and Italy condemn “attacks” on their embassies.  —  Libyans in the opposition stronghold of Benghazi have taken to the streets to celebrate the government's announcement …
Associated Press:
Gadhafi's youngest son killed but Libyan leader survives NATO missile strike, spokesman says
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Sunday Reflection: When Jimmy Carter Is your best-case scenario, you're in trouble  —  People on the right have been comparing President Obama with Jimmy Carter for a while now: The rise from nowhere via inexplicable press adulation, the smarmy moralizing, the excessive faith in his own abilities …
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
NY Times: Law Schools Award Merit Scholarships to Recruit Students (and Goose U.S. News Ranking), And Then Take Them Away With Rigid Grading Curves  —  New York Times, Law Students Lose the Grant Game as Schools Win: … (Hat Tip: Ann Murphy.)  Professor Organ's paper is The Impact …
David Segal / New York Times:
Law Students Lose the Grant Game as Schools Win
Carlos Lozano / L.A. NOW:
Small turnout for May Day march  —  There were American flags, union banners and vendors hawking treats such as ice cream and hot dogs wrapped in bacon.  —  But what was missing from this year's May Day march on a crystal-clear Sunday morning were the crowds.
Reports: Saleh refuses to sign exit deal  —  Yemeni president backs away from signing agreement requiring him to give up power in exchange for legal immunity.  —  The Yemeni president has refused to sign a Gulf Arab-led agreement to give up power in exchange for legal immunity, sources say.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Reuters
Russell Shorto / New York Times:
Marine Le Pen, France's (Kinder, Gentler) Extremist  —  Step inside an office building in the town of Nanterre, just west of Paris, and you are confronted by what the nostrils register as an odor of the past, for it's a rare thing these days to encounter the lingering taint of cigarette smoke in public spaces.
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