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8:55 AM ET, April 24, 2012

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NBC's Alex Moe / msnbc.com:
Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week  —  WILMINGTON, Del. - Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday - a state where he has been actively campaigning for several weeks.  —  David Duprey / AP
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Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?  —  Newt Gingrich has got a new hope: the tiny but dangerous state of Delaware.  —  With Mitt Romney and the national press corps now focused on the general election, Gingrich is hoping to become the Christine O'Donnell of the 2012 race …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?
Discussion: jobsanger, Guardian and Washington Post
Tara Bahrampour / Washington Post:
For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter  —  Each year, thousands of migrants cross southern border on their way to the U.S. (AP)  —  A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns …
Discussion: ParaPundit
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Pew Hispanic Center:
Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less  —  The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.  After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Boehner: ‘One in three chance’ House Republicans could lose majority  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that his party faces a “real challenge” in holding on to its majority in the House.  —  In an interview with Fox News that is scheduled to air Tuesday, Boehner predicted the GOP …
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John Boehner / CNN:
TRENDING: Boehner says one-in-three chance GOP could lose the House
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Rubio Joins Romney on the Trail, Fueling Speculation  —  CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Senator Marco Rubio of Florida looked on respectfully Monday afternoon as Mitt Romney addressed a group of reporters in a suburb of Philadelphia.  He clasped his hands behind his back, rested them on his hips and folded them in front of him.
Discussion: The Caucus and Taylor Marsh
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BuzzFeed:   Mitt Romney Will Filter Your Porn
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: No short list for VP nominee
Reuel Marc Gerecht / Wall Street Journal:
The Islamist Road to Democracy  —  Muslims cannot be dragged to an embrace of secularism and the liberal values that spring from it.  They have to arrive voluntarily at this understanding.  —  For many on the American left and right, the “Arab Spring” has become the “Arab Winter” of triumphant fundamentalists.
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Mike Flynn / BREITBART.COM:
NPR FAILS TO DISCLOSE REPORTER'S TIES TO ACTIVIST GROUP  —  This weekend, NPR aimed its taxpayer-subsidized guns at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a relatively unknown membership association of state legislators.  ALEC, a non-profit 501 (c)3 founded in the 1970s …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Democrats Set to Break Spending Cap Agreement  —  Last summer, as part of the agreement that resulted in raising the federal government's debt limit, Congress passed the Budget Control Act, which set spending caps for future years.  These spending caps represented “cuts” in the Washington sense …
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Worried It's The Target Of New Undercover Sting … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Live Action, Lila Rose Planned Parenthood, Live-Action-Planned-Parenthood, Live-Action-Planned-Parenthood- Video, Planned Parenthood Investigation, Planned Parenthood Sting, Politics News
Discussion: LifeNews.com, Daily Kos and Shakesville
Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
Obama Selects Woman Who Wanted to Invade Israel As Chair of Genocide Panel  —  Only Barack Obama!  Today the President tried to show he was a friend of the Jews with a beautifully crafted speech Holocaust Museum.  Showing his words mean nothing, also today Samantha Power began work today …
Ian Johnston / msnbc.com:
‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change  —  British environmental guru James Lovelock, seen on March 17, 2009 in Paris, admits he was “alarmist” about climate change in the past.  —  By Ian Johnston, msnbc.com  —  James Lovelock, the maverick scientist …
Sally Goldenberg / New York Post:
McCain courts Mike  —  John McCain is trying to convince Mayor Bloomberg to support Mitt Romney's bid for president.  —  McCain — the GOP Arizona senator who lost to President Obama in 2008 — visited the mayor at City Hall yesterday to talk up the likely Republican nominee.
www2.wkrg.com:
Man Beaten By Mob, In Critical Condition  —  Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he's in critical condition.  —  According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night.
Sen. Tom Harkin / The Huffington Post:
Preserving Social Security  —  Social Security , Retirement , Rebuild America Act , Retirement Planning , Middle Class , Social Security Trust Fund , Politics News  —  It might surprise many in Washington, but if you ask hardworking Americans what their greatest economic concern is they don't say budget deficits or the national debt.
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The White House:
Remarks by the President at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  —  Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everyone.  It is a great honor to be with you here today.  Of course, it is a truly humbling moment to be introduced by Elie Wiesel.
Steven Salzberg / Fighting Pseudoscience:
University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets.  Hmm.  —  Math and computer science are hard.  Why bother?  —  Wow, no one saw this coming.  The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department …
Metro Weekly:
Transgender Breakthrough: EEOC ruling that gender-identity discrimination is covered by Title VII is a “sea change” that opens the doors to employment protection for transgender Americans  —  News:  —  An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis …
Glenn Thrushand Donovan Slack / Politico:
For President Obama, Carolina no longer so sweet  —  North Carolina represented the high water mark for the great Obama wave in 2008 — but he's swimming against the tide there in 2012.  —  No state better illustrates the challenge Obama faces in trying to consolidate the historic gains …
Discussion: CNN
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Path of a Spurious President Obama Quote  —  A New York Post editorial says (in a passage that has since been corrected on the site): … The trouble is that President Obama didn't say “unlike some people” (see the portion starting about 9:20 in this video, and this official transcript).
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama lead nears double digits in New Hampshire  —  President Obama continues to hold a substantial lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, despite the presumptive Republican nominee's heavy campaigning in the state.  —  The WMUR/Granite State Poll shows Obama with a nine-point lead over Romney …
Discussion: Politico, WMUR, The Moderate Voice and CNN
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid  —  President Obama has seen his standing among Catholic voters, a crucial segment of the electorate, slip in recent weeks, and a looming confrontation with Catholic activists could make it worse.
Melanie Hunter / CNSNews:
Biden Jokes about Secret Service Threatening to Shoot Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner  —  (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Joe Biden visited the Florida Everglades on Monday to promote the Everglades Restoration Project and joked about his Secret Service detail threatening …
Discussion: CNN, Right Wing News and Weasel Zippers
CNN:
Cheney offers advice on picking a running mate  —  (CNN) - It may be months before Mitt Romney announces who will join him on the GOP presidential ticket, but speculation surrounding the likely nominee's choice of running mate is already well beyond fever pitch.
 
 
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Patrick Gavin / Politico:
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