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2:30 AM ET, April 28, 2012

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Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
WHAT ‘GUTSY CALL’?:  CIA MEMO REVEALS ADMIRAL CONTROLLED BIN LADEN MISSION  —  Today, Time magazine got hold of a memo written by then-CIA head Leon Panetta after he received orders from Barack Obama's team to greenlight the bin Laden mission.  Here's the text, which summarized the situation:
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BuzzFeed:
McCain Goes Nuclear: “Shame On Barack Obama”  —  Republicans amp up attacks on Obama for campaigning on Bin Laden's slaying.  “Shamelessly turning the one decision he got right into a pathetic political act of self-congratulation,” says McCain.  —  McCain and Mitt Romney last week in Arizona.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Cool Kids Versus Squares, Continued  —  Yesterday, I wrote a post looking at an ad aired by GOP uber-super-PAC American Crossroads that went after Barack Obama for being a “celebrity” and doing things like going on Jimmy Fallon's television show.  I argued that it looked like once again …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama bashes Romney, GOP as ‘being in a time machine’ on women's issues  —  President Barack Obama said Friday that Republican positions on women's health issues were “appalling” and “offensive” and equated an effort to block his regulation to mandate free contraception to like …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: Mitt Romney ‘backward’ on women  —  President Barack Obama told a group of women on Friday that he has been their fiercest advocate and warned that Mitt Romney's positions on women's issues represent a step back in time.  —  “The choice between going backward or moving forward has never been so clear …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Campaign Trots Out Bin Laden, Spikes the Football (Updated: Romney Responds)  —  Barack Obama's reelection campaign has released a new ad that focuses on the president's decision to go after Osama bin Laden:  —  The narrator in the ad is former President Bill Clinton.
Discussion: CNN and The PJ Tatler
Wall Street Journal:
Strassel: The President Has a List  —  Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney's campaign.  —  Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney.  You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.
ABCNEWS:
FLASHBACK: Obama Campaign Accused Clinton Of Using Bin Laden To ‘Score Political Points’ In 2008
Dylan Byersand Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama talks bin Laden in rare sit room interview
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
McCain: Shame on Obama for hyping the death of bin Laden
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Mourdock For Indiana  —  I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana.  Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock.  It's not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
American Action Network pulls out of Lugar race  —  The American Action Network is pulling out of the Indiana GOP Senate primary, dropping its efforts on behalf of embattled Sen. Dick Lugar less than two weeks before the May 8 election, sources told POLITICO.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Super-PAC cuts off Lugar in Indiana  —  The American Action Network, a super-PAC that backs establishment Republicans, has pulled out of Indiana's Senate race, the latest bad omen for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.).  —  “We've decided we're going to let this race play out,” AAN spokesman Dan Conston told The Hill Friday evening.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Romney's Advice To Students: Borrow Money From Your Parents  —  If you're young and you want to start your own business, Mitt Romney's has some advice from you: Borrow money from your parents.  At a “lecture” for students at Otterbein University in Ohio today, Mitt Romney told students that …
Washington Post:
Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem.  —  Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party.  Of course, it's not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Balloon Juice
Richard A. Serrano / Los Angeles Times:
Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious  —  House GOP leaders draft a citation accusing Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department of hindering their inquiry into the ATF gun-tracking operation.  —  Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. says he and his Justice Department …
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Fox News:
Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Washington Wire:
Romney Charters Jet From Campaign Treasurer  —  Mitt Romney has a new ride, a midsize jet that his campaign is chartering from its own treasurer. … Mr. Romney's campaign has paid more than $483,000 since Jan. 19 to Easterly Capital LLC to charter the Cessna CJ4, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Discussion: Politico
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Matthew J. Franck / National Review:   Who Is Richard Grenell Anyway?
Washington Free Beacon:
Carney: ‘I Never Lie’  —  Jay Carney said he never lies in his capacity as White House press secretary at a Friday scholarship lunch hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association: … Carney has made a number of questionable statements as press secretary, however.
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Toddstarnes / Fox News:
Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens  —  As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant “pansy asses.”
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Ismail Sameem / Reuters:
Elite Afghan soldier kills U.S. special forces mentor  —  (Reuters) - An elite Afghan soldier shot dead an American mentor and his translator at a U.S. base, Afghan officials said on Friday, in the first rogue shooting blamed on the country's new and closely vetted special forces.
Discussion: emptywheel and National Review
ABCNEWS:
Obama Warns Women That Romney, GOP Will ‘Close Doors of Opportunity’  —  President Obama warned women voters today that Republicans in Congress and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney want to “close doors of opportunity we thought we'd kicked open a long time ago.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Tom Harper / This Is London:
Koo Stark sues Murdoch in US courts over phone hacking  —  Former actress Koo Stark is set to launch a phone-hacking claim against News Corporation in the US courts, bringing the scandal across the Atlantic to Rupert Murdoch's base.  —  Scotland Yard has told Ms Stark, 55 …
Landon Thomas, Jr / New York Times:
Spain Is Still Waiting for the Payoff From Austerity  —  LONDON — Since the onset of the debt crisis in Europe more than two years ago, defenders of the euro currency union have stuck to a basic argument: if the euro zone's weaker economies would only keep pursuing policies of austerity …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Raw Story
Sarah Kliff / Ezra Klein:
How the Prevention Fund is being spent  —  House Republicans want to use money earmarked for health reform's Prevention and Public Health Fund to hold down interest rates on student loans.  The White House has threatened to veto the bill.  So what's that money doing now?
CNN:
Martin attorney: Put Zimmerman in jail  —  (CNN) — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of wrongly killing Trayvon Martin, will not immediately have to turn over donations made to his website, a Florida judge said Friday.  —  Zimmerman collected about $204,000 …
Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
At 92, Bandit to Hollywood but Hero to Soldiers  —  MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — One of the world's most prolific bootleggers of Hollywood DVDs loves his morning farina.  He has spent eight years churning out hundreds of thousands of copies of “The Hangover,” “Gran Torino” and other first-run movies …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Expected Retirement Age in U.S. Up to 67  —  Average expected retirement age was 60 in mid-1990s  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The average nonretired American now expects to retire at age 67, up from age 63 a decade ago and age 60 in the mid-1990s.  —  The results are from Gallup's annual Economy …
 
 
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CBS News:
New code of conduct issued for Secret Service agents
Discussion: KIRO-TV and HotAirPundit
Russell Lewis / NPR:
Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure
Steven Jiang / CNN:
Chinese activist says he escaped cruel house arrest, calls for investigation
Discussion: Guardian and New York Times
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
With G.O.P.'s Ear, Rubio Pushes Dream Act Proposal
CNN:
Edwards aide: ‘I was scared for my life’
Discussion: Guardian and Clayton Cramer's Blog
Rasmussen Reports:
Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 36%
 Earlier Items: 
Erica Martinson / Politico:
Jackson: ‘Crucify’ disappointing
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John Bingham / Telegraph:
Gay marriage: Pope representatives calls for Catholic alliance with Muslim and Jewish groups
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:
U.S. ban sought on cell phone use while driving
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
Elizabeth Warren Isn't the Only One  —  Massachusetts Senate …
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Felix Salmon:
Can gold be used as a currency?
Discussion: Business Insider
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Arizona Is (Probably) Not a Swing State
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Tucker Carlson's downward spiral