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10:50 AM ET, May 1, 2011

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Patrick Gavin / Reuters:
In his speech, Barack Obama trumps adversaries  —  On his way into the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night, Donald Trump made a bold prediction: “I wouldn't think [Obama] would address me.”  —  That forecast held up for about 10 seconds.  —  Trump, who continues to boast …
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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 …
The Politico:
SETH MEYERS SKEWERS D.C.  —  “SNL” head writer Seth Meyers spared no one in his star turn at the White House Correspondents Dinner, pivoting from jokes about the oddball crop of 2012 presidential contenders to members of Congress to President Barack Obama.  He mocked the White House …
The Politico:
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER 2011: SCENES FROM THE RED CARPET  —  POLITICO Slideshows require the Adobe Flash Player.  —  POLITICO brings you minute-by-minute coverage of the White House Correspondents' Dinner and the events leading up to Washington's biggest night below:
Discussion: Firedoglake, The Note and The Reaction
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Donald Trump Shows Up at White House Correspondents Dinner, Is Booed on Arrival  —  Donald Trump — star of NBC's [birther movement] “Celebrity Apprentice” — decided to show his hair, er, face at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
The White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend, via Twitter
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
House GOP to hold hearing on White House visitor records
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
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New York Times:
The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries  —  WHEN we don't get the results we want in our military endeavors, we don't blame the soldiers.  We don't say, “It's these lazy soldiers and their bloated benefits plans!  That's why we haven't done better in Afghanistan!”  No, if the results aren't there, we blame the planners.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
How Paul Ryan Won the Recess  —  Racine, Wisc.  —  Did you hear the news?  Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, the architect of the House Republicans' budget, was booed!  By his own constituents!  —  The video of said town hall booing was clipped by the liberal blog ThinkProgress …
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 …
maannews.net:
Haniyeh calls on PLO to withdraw Israel recognition  —  GAZA CITY (Ma'an) — Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization to withdraw its recognition of Israel.  —  On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Roger Lowenstein / New York Times:
Be Careful Wishing for the Fed's End  —  Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, faces a crisis of confidence.  He is excoriated on the right for debasing the currency, and blasted on the left for failing to stimulate more than he has.  It has gotten so bad that last week Mr. Bernanke …
Discussion: Economix
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 …
 
 
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
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Niccolo Machiavelli / Big Peace:
Russia: Would ‘Enthusiastically Embrace’ Obama Second Term; ‘Completely Free Of Cold War Thinking’
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Naomi Clarke / The Independent:
GB News presenter Calvin Robinson says he has been suspended for defending Dan Wootton online, making him the channel's third suspended presenter

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Ross A. Lincoln / The Wrap:
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