Jon Huntsman Trashes GOP, Expresses Campaign Regrets — Former Republican presidential candidate compares his party to Communist China. Says Reagan would have trouble winning GOP primary in this political environment. Regrets opposition to 10-1 spending cuts to tax increase deficit deal.
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Maggie Haberman / Politico: Huntsman gaslights GOP, compares the party to communist China
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog: Huntsman compares GOP to China's government
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Governor Asterisk Update: Republican Who Endorsed Romney Trashes GOP
Darius Dixon / Politico:
Jon Huntsman explains China comment — Jon Huntsman on Monday attempted to explain comments comparing the Republican party to the Chinese communist party. — Huntsman, the former Utah governor, said on MSNBC on Monday that the night before he was “waxing philosophical” when he brought up Republicans and China.
Discussion: New York Magazine, Arkansas Blog, Arkansas Times, National Review and Alan Colmes' Liberaland
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Jon Huntsman Compares Republican Party to China, Gets Press
Max Brantley / Arkansas Blog, Arkansas Times: Huntsman: GOP like China
Katrina Trinko / National Review: Huntsman: The GOP's Acting Like Communist China
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Jon Huntsman Slams GOP: Reagan Would ‘Likely Not’ Be Able To Win Today — Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman slammed his party during an interview this weekend at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. He compared his party's demand for purity and discipline to the Chinese Communist party …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Shift on Executive Power Lets Obama Bypass Rivals — WASHINGTON — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power …
Discussion: americanthinker.com, Outside the Beltway, Daily Kos, ABCNEWS, The Volokh Conspiracy, msnbc.com and The Caucus
James Joyner / Outside the Beltway: President Obama Much Bigger Fan of Executive Power Than Senator Obama
Jayce Henderson / ABCNEWS: The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, April 23, 2012
Jonathan H. Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy: How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power
Jada F. Smith / The Caucus: The Early Word: Waste
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
Poll: Just three percent have favorable view of John Edwards — CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto. — (CBS News) With opening arguments in the trial of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards set …
Discussion: Politico, Outside the Beltway and HotAirPundit
Josh Gerstein / Politico: 6 things to watch for at the John Edwards trial
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: Everybody Hates John Edwards
New York Post:
An $8 billion trick? — Call it President Obama's Committee for the Re-Election of the President — a political slush fund at the Health and Human Services Department. — Only this isn't some little fund from shadowy private sources; this is taxpayer money, redirected to help Obama win another term.
Discussion: Weekly Standard, National Review, Hot Air, americanthinker.com and New York Times
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard: White House Scrambles to Keep Obamacare From Gutting Medicare Before Election
Thomas Lifson / americanthinker.com: Obama Cons Medicare Seniors to Gain Their Votes
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Obama to target foreign nationals' use of new technologies in human rights abuses — President Obama will issue an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies …
Discussion: Politico, Associated Press, TechCrunch and Washington Wire
Michelle Quinn / Politico: W.H. sanctions target tech use in human rights abuses overseas
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire: Obama to Map Steps Aimed at Preventing Mass Atrocities
HOW THE MEDIA COVERED THE 2012 PRIMARY CAMPAIGN — LESS HORSE RACE THAN 2008 — By Tom Rosenstiel, Mark Jurkowitz and Tricia Sartor of PEJ — Mitt Romney needed 15 weeks once the primary contests began to gain a secure hold over his party's nomination for president.
Discussion: Reuters, Mediaite and his vorpal sword
Mj Lee / Reuters: Study: Mitt won media on Feb. 28
James Crugnale / Mediaite: Media Covered Romney Twice As Favorably As Obama During GOP Primary, Study Says
Greg Keller / Associated Press:
Fringes cast shadow over French prez election — PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy go head-to-head in France's presidential runoff, but a third figure looms large in the campaign: the leader of the nation's far-right National Front.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Agonist
Georges Ugeux / The Huffington Post: French Presidential Elections: What's Next?
Nicola Clark / New York Times:
Hollande and Sarkozy Head to Runoff in French Race
Hollande and Sarkozy Head to Runoff in French Race
Discussion: Firedoglake, Weekly Standard, Global Spin and Reuters
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Amnesia Candidate — Just how stupid does Mitt Romney think we are? If you've been following his campaign from the beginning, that's a question you have probably asked many times. — But the question was raised with particular force last week, when Mr. Romney tried …
Discussion: Eclectablog, Prairie Weather and Paul Krugman
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Yet another new survey shows that Republican supporters know more about politics and political history than Democrats. — On eight of 13 questions about politics, Republicans outscored Democrats by an average of 18 percentage points, according to a new Pew survey titled “Partisan Differences in Knowledge.”
Discussion: Power Line, The American Conservative and Weasel Zippers
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Have Our News Organizations Gone Crazy? — I wrote here about MSNBC's campaign to tie the Koch brothers to George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin. That effort was, it is fair to say, insane, but it apparently inspired one or more liberals to take MSNBC's theories a step farther.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute: Zimmerman And Koch — John Hinderaker of Powerline …
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
At The NYT: Clueless Blue Deer Meet Onrushing Truck — Schadenfreude alert: readers, and especially those who don't much like the New York Times, should make sure they are not eating soup or holding hot liquids before viewing the video below. Uncontrollable gales of laughter stemming …
Discussion: Power Line
Teri Weaver / Syracuse Post-Standard:
28 military protesters arrested in DeWitt near Hancock Air Base — DeWitt, N.Y. — Twenty-eight people were charged Sunday after failing to obtain a DeWitt town permit to march into the town and protest the U.S. military's use of unmanned drones. — The gathering, which included members …
Discussion: War Is A Crime .org
Richard Fausset / Los Angeles Times:
George Zimmerman released on bond in Trayvon Martin killing — George Zimmerman enters court Friday for a hearing in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Gary W. Green / Orlando Sentinel / April 21, 2012) — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed teenager …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
West says Muslim Brotherhood being allowed to influence strategy — Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) criticized the FBI on Monday for removing nearly 900 pages of training material it deemed to be offensive, saying it showed extremist Muslim groups were influencing national strategy.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
A day will come when I stop enjoying this. Today is not that day. — Here's Gary Eaton on Obama's dog-eatin' (with apologies to Hall & Oates): — At Knowyourmeme.com, the page for “Obama, the Eater of Dogs” is going strong, and the gallery is growing by the hour.
Discussion: Don Surber, ABCNEWS and Instapundit
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
The Tabloid Turncoat — Colin Myler, the Daily News' new editor, knows his enemies at Rupert Murdoch's New York Post. Maybe too well. — Five years ago, Colin Myler, now the editor of the Daily News, received a message from Rupert Murdoch's people. At the time, Myler, a square-faced Brit, was a top editor at Murdoch's Post.
Mike Allen / Politico: Playbook: Atrocities prevention
Kenneth Lovett / NY Daily News:
Gov. Cuomo set to name David Paterson to MTA board, where he will replace Paul McCartney's wife Nancy Shevell — EXCLUSIVE: Surprise appointment of scandal-scorched ex-governor to the unpaid position is expected Monday — David Paterson with Andrew Cuomo in 2006.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: David Paterson Taking His Talents to the MTA Board
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
Afghanistan, U.S. reach pact on post-2014 American support — KABUL — After more than a year of negotiations, U.S. and Afghan officials reached an agreement Sunday affirming the United States' commitment to Afghanistan for a decade after its formal troop withdrawal in 2014.
Discussion: emptywheel and New York Magazine
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Partnership Agreement
U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Partnership Agreement
Discussion: Firedoglake, msnbc.com, americanthinker.com, Guardian, The Agonist, Associated Press, Alan Colmes' Liberaland and ThinkProgress
Rick Moran / americanthinker.com: US-Afghanistan ink partnership deal
Emma Graham-Harrison / Guardian: Afghanistan and US agree post-2014 deal
Steve Hynd / The Agonist: US, Afghanistan Sign Agreement To Disagree Later
Alan Colmes' Liberaland: Agreement With Afghanistan Pledges Support For 10 Years After 2014 Withdrawal
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress: U.S. And Afghanistan Agree On Strategic Partnership