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8:20 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.
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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 …
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: Hot Air and Fox News
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.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump pushes back at prez jokes  —  Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at President Barack Obama for making him the “focus of the evening” in his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech, and laced into Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers as a “stutterer” whose delivery was lacking.
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
Aljazeera:
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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David Segal / New York Times:
Law Students Lose the Grant Game as Schools Win
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.
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Reagan Budget Director: ‘Absolutely’ Raise Taxes, Just Like Reagan Did  —  As Washington considers ways to rein in the deficit, Republicans have obstinately demanded that any tax revenue increases be taken off the table, claiming that raising taxes during a down economy would doom the recovery.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
BREITBART.COM:
April deadliest month for US in Iraq since 2009  —  The killing on Friday of an American soldier made April the deadliest month for US forces in Iraq since 2009, according to figures compiled by AFP.  —  The soldier “was killed April 29 while conducting operations in southern Iraq,” …
 
 
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Gethin Chamberlain / Guardian:
Apple workers treated ‘inhumanely’
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Robert J. Shiller / New York Times:
Needed: A Clearer Crystal Ball
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Aljazeera:
Reports: Saleh refuses to sign exit deal
Discussion: Firedoglake and Reuters
Jamie Klatell / Ballot Box:
Rubio says no to a possible VP spot on the Republican ticket
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Bachmann says her GOP budget support has ‘asterisks’
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