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.
Discussion: Politico, The Maddow Blog, Mediaite and The Other McCain
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
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, The Volokh Conspiracy, Daily Kos, Outside the Beltway and The Caucus
Jonathan H. Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy: How President Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Executive Power
James Joyner / Outside the Beltway: President Obama Much Bigger Fan of Executive Power Than Senator Obama
Jada F. Smith / The Caucus: The Early Word: Waste
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: Associated Press, TechCrunch and Washington Wire
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
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Book: GOP freshman class turned into ‘a monster’ for Boehner, other House leaders — Time and again last year, House Republican leaders faced a nearly intractable opponent: the very freshman class that propelled them into the majority with the historic 2010 midterm elections.
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com and Hullabaloo
BigFurHat / iOwnTheWorld.com: Tea Party Freshman making an Impact and Life Miserable for Supposed Right-Wing Idiots Like Boehner
Digby / Hullabaloo: Taming the Tea monster
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
1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed — WASHINGTON (AP) — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. — A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.
Discussion: americanthinker.com, The Gateway Pundit, Corrente and Chicago Boyz
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: Another Obama Record... 1 in 2 New College Graduates Are Unemployed or Underemployed
Carl from Chicago / Chicago Boyz: The Value of College — Yahoo! had a recent article titled …
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.
Mj Lee / Reuters: Study: Mitt won media on Feb. 28
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
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 …
John Fund / National Review:
Daughter of Haitian Immigrants Is GOP Congressional Nominee in Utah — On Saturday, Utah Republicans gave their nomination for a new heavily GOP Congressional seat to a surprising choice: Mia Love, the 37-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants and the mayor of Saratoga Springs, a community of 18,000 outside Salt Lake City.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Instapundit and The Moderate Voice
John Harwood / New York Times:
Political Memo: Obama-Romney Race Could Help Pave Way to Deficit Deal — WASHINGTON — When television pundits and aging rock stars start commanding headlines in the presidential campaign, it is tempting to conclude that the election season will merely produce a long, painful case of cat scratch fever.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and ourfuture.org/blogs_chrono/*
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
Bo Xilai Clan Links Included Citigroup Hiring of Elder Son — Among the Citigroup Inc. (C) bankers gathered in Hong Kong on Aug. 11, 2006, with the mayor of the northeastern Chinese city of Tieling to discuss investments in an industrial park was the son of a powerful China princeling.
Discussion: News Desk and FT Alphaville
Evan Osnos / News Desk: Comment, Chat, and Podcast about Bo Xilai
Joseph Cotterill / FT Alphaville: Princeling wealth and cow massage
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: Prairie Weather and Paul Krugman
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 …