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3:15 AM ET, April 29, 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.
Michele Salcedo / Associated Press:
Romney, Secret Service, GOP: Obama mocks them all  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, even the Secret Service and Donald Trump were targets for President Barack Obama's scattershot humor at Saturday night's celebrity studded White House Correspondents Dinner.
President Obama on Palin: What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?  ‘A pit bull is delicious’ (VIDEO)  —  During his speech at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on Saturday, President Obama used Sarah Palin's recent turn as a co-host on NBC's …
David Chalian / Yahoo! News:
White House Correspondents' Dinners past: Kim Kardashian, our favorite guest, and Donald Trump's hair
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Yahoo! Politics!
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.”
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 …
Discussion: The Agitator and Hullabaloo
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 …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Cantor-allied group slams Mourdock as ‘extreme’
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.
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
Toddstarnes / Fox News:
Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens
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
New York Times:
The iEconomy: Apple's Tax Strategy Aims at Low-Tax States and Nations  —  RENO, Nev. — Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here.  It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city.  And it doesn't manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby.
Discussion: Truthdig and Business Insider
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.
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 Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
FEC Disclosure Loophole Closes On Secret Donors As Court Won't Stay Ruling
Jonathan S. Tobin / Commentary Magazine:
What Do Israelis Know About Obama that American Jews Are Missing?
Bill Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Cuisines from My Stepfather  —  A couple of days ago …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
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Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Secret Service Tightens Rules for Traveling Employees
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
With Komen Image Hurt, Support for Affiliates Lags
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Daily Kos