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12:00 AM ET, April 16, 2012


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The Express Tribune:
‘Sterling’ bounty offered for Obama, Bush  —  HARIPUR:  —  In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
British Lord Offers Bounty on Obama and Bush  —  It isn't surprising that a Muslim extremist has offered a $10 million bounty on the heads of George Bush and Barack Obama, but it is a little shocking that the extremist in question is a member of the House of Lords:
Britain's Lord Nazir Ahmed Offers £10 Million Bounty for Obama, Bush  —  During a recent visit to Pakistan, Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of the British House of Lords who originally hails from Pakistani Kashmir, announced he was putting up a bounty of £10 million for the capture …
Discussion: National Review and Campaign 2012
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside Home Or Lose Benefits … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Video, Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, Romney Campaign, Ann Romney Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney Stay At Home Mom, Hilary Rosen Ann Romney …
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Romney Flashback: Poor Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside The Home Or Lose Welfare  —  In case it wasn't already clear that last week's controversy over stay at home moms was entirely manufactured, this should put the question to bed.  —  Romney and allies cried that Democrats had declared …
Guy Benson /
Bill Maher: Ann Romney Has “Never Gotten Her A** Out of the House to Work”
Zombie / The PJ Tatler:
Download your “Buffett Rule” 1040 forms here  —  Time to call his bluff.  —  Obama is still harping on the so-called “Buffett Rule” as some sort of miraculous tax hike, despite the fact that it would only pay off 1% of the debt that Obama has added since he became president.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama: Buffett Rule not for equality
Priebus labels ‘Buffett Rule’ a ‘tiny alteration’
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Politico
Atrios / Eschaton:
WANKER OF THE DECADE - 2nd Runner Up  —  Andrew Sullivan.  —  While the horrible events of 9/11 predated, somewhat, THE ESCHATON DECADE, among the numerous consequences was the rise of the warbloggers.  Sullivan had a longish media career, but was also one of the early bloggers.
Discussion: The Impolitic
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama says he expects ‘thorough’ Secret Service scandal probe  —  President Obama on Sunday said he expected a “thorough” investigation into allegations Secret Service agents were involved with prostitutes while on assignment in Colombia, according to media reports.
Discussion: Politico
Greg Tepper / The Times of Israel:
Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near  —  'IAF expects losses, and knows it can't destroy entire Iranian program'  —  major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran's nuclear facilities …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Charles Dharapak / ABCNEWS:
Tea Party Loses Its Luster: Poll  —  Wither the Tea Party?  —  A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm.  And Americans by a broad 23-point margin say the more they hear about the Tea Party movement …
Discussion: Hot Air and 24Ahead
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Axelrod TKO-ed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday  —  David Axelrod was shredded this morning by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.  Wallace kept Axelrod on defense and off balance throughout.  The major bloodletting occurred here:  —  Like his boss, Axelrod seems almost at a loss to respond once the talking points are challenged.
Dave Levinthal / Politico:
Roseanne Barr self-funds presidential run  —  Comedian Roseanne Barr, running for president as a Green Party candidate, isn't too keen on her early fundraising prospects.  —  “I admit I need help,” Barr told POLITICO via Twitter.  —  And with good reason: Since formally launching her bid …
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Obama in Colombia: ‘Part of My Job Is to Scout Out Where I May Want to Bring Michelle Back Later for Vacation’  —  ( - Just two days after President Barack Obama gave a sharply edged response to news anchor Larry Conners of KMOV in St. Louis after Conners had asked the president …
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
Geithner: Romney's statements on women “misleading and ridiculous”  —  Bob Schieffer interviews Timothy Geithner for the Sunday, April 15th edition of “Face the Nation” (Photo for CBS News by: Mary Calvert)  —  (CBS News) Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pushed back on Mitt Romney's statements …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Washington Post and Jezebel
‘This Week’ Transcript: Timothy Geithner
Discussion: American Spectator
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: 'We Can't Tell Yet' If Growth Has Stalled
Discussion: Hot Air
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Kucinich supporters eye Washington state move to revive his political career  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich's (D) admission that he's examining his options in Washington state has his supporters wondering whether, once again, he can resurrect his downtrodden political career.
Wall Street Journal:
GOP House Candidates Have Edge in Finances  —  WASHINGTON—Republicans running for the U.S. House have built a financial advantage over their Democratic opponents in many of the races that will determine which party holds a majority after the election.  —  A review of first-quarter fundraising …
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Jake Shermanand Manu Raju / Politico:
Mitt Romney and GOP in Congress embrace - but warily
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Chico Harlan / Washington Post:
New North Korean leader Kim speaks publicly for first time
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Anti-Abortion Bachmann Says Women Need To Make Their Own Decisions About Their Bodies
Discussion: The Raw Story and Gawker
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Gillespie says he's not running Romney's vice president search
Discussion: Politico and CNN
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Salter / Associated Press:
NRA official: Media sensationalizing Martin case
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
CBS Houston:
Suspected Anonymous Hacker Busted By FBI — Thanks To A Racy Photo
Discussion: The Jawa Report