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11:10 PM ET, April 28, 2012

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Joe Nocera / New York Times:
My Faith-Based Retirement  —  My 60th birthday is less than a week and a half away, and if there is one thing I can say with certainty it's that 60 is not the new 50.  —  My body creaks and groans.  My eyes aren't what they used to be.  I don't sleep as soundly as I did just a few years ago.
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
American Enterprise Institute And Brookings Must-Read: ‘The Republicans Are The Problem’ … Two leading political scholars — representing the conservative American Enterprise Institute and the centrist Brookings Institution - have published a must-read article, “Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem.”
Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post:
Food Stamps In Crosshairs Of Republicans' Plan To Save Military … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Budget Cuts, Republican Party, Video, Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, Budget Reconciliation, Food Stamp Cuts, Food Stamps, Snap, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Tanf, War On Food Stamps, Politics News
KATU-TV:
City to pay man $250,000 after police mistake him as a tagger  —  Police left Dan Halsted badly bruised after they tackled and stunned him four years ago, thinking he was a tagger.  —  PORTLAND, Ore. - The City Council approved a $250,000 settlement Wednesday to a man mistaken by police …
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Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Anti-bullying hero bullies conference of school children  —  Barack Obama and Joe Biden may be having second thoughts about assigning Dan Savage as their de facto “Anti-Bullying Czar” this year.  According to Fox News, the sex advice columnist - Savage Love - and gay rights activist who founded …
Discussion: American Glob and Weasel Zippers
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Toddstarnes / Fox News:
Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Cantor-allied Young Guns Network urges non-Republicans to vote in Lugar race  —  I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock …
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Cantor-allied group slams Mourdock as ‘extreme’
Jennifer Mann / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
One dead, 100 injured when wind hits beer garden  —  ST. LOUIS  • Strong, sudden winds blew over a tent Saturday afternoon outside Busch Stadium, injuring about 100 people, at least four critically.  One man who was under the tent suffered a heart attack and has died, officials said.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East  —  The successful Navy SEAL raid which killed Osama bin Laden is becoming one of the central themes of the Obama campaign.  —  Almost every other sentence out of the mouth of Joe Biden (who opposed the raid) is about “bin Laden.”
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Paul Richter / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. signals major shift on Iran nuclear program  —  The Obama administration might support letting Iran continue enriching uranium up to 5% purity if it agrees to other U.N. restrictions.  —  Gary Samore, the top White House official on nuclear nonproliferation, in recent comments has left open the door to Iranian enrichment.
Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Romney Holds Big-Money Fundraiser at N.Y. Billionaire's Townhouse  —  The Republican candidate has accepted donations from controversial hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson, but Thursday night he made their association more explicit by allowing Paulson to host a fundraiser, Ben Jacobs reports.
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Cuisines from My Stepfather  —  A couple of days ago, Obama-campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war.  “I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a ten-year-old boy,” he sniffed to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, which is as near …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
BuzzFeed:
Romney Aides: Obama Is Too Cool  —  In Washington, Romney's top advisers gird for the late-night wars.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mitt Romney likes a good late-night laugh as much as the next presidential candidate — but he draws the line at slow-jamming the news.
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Talking Dog
Bill Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday  —  (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will appear Sunday alongside President Barack Obama at a fund-raiser for Obama's re-election effort, a campaign official told CNN.  —  The fund-raiser will take place in Virginia at the home …
Discussion: HotAirPundit
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Jonathan S. Tobin / Commentary Magazine:
What Do Israelis Know About Obama that American Jews Are Missing?  —  The Obama administration has been conducting an all-out charm offensive in recent months aimed at convincing American Jews that the president is Israel's best friend.  Polls have shown that the effort has not been enough …
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Gil Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
Poll shows that Israelis are split on Barack Obama
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
 
 
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