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2:35 PM ET, April 29, 2012


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TRENDING: Boehner explains jabs at Obama as ‘help’  —  Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday described his amped-up rhetoric toward President Barack Obama in recent days as advice.  —  “The president is getting ... some bad advice,” Boehner said on CNN's “State of the Union.”
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Obama turns comedian-in-chief at annual dinner  —  Washington (CNN) — The humor at the 98th annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner went to the dogs.  —  President Barack Obama poked fun Saturday at everything, from the Secret Service scandal to the lavish spending …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama takes on the war on dogs, drunk texts from Hillary Clinton  —  The jokes covered familiar topics: The Republican primary, super-PACs, Joe Biden, the GSA scandal and even the president's admission that he ate dog as a boy.  —  What was different Saturday night was the joke teller.
Discussion: Power Line and Booman Tribune
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.
Politics of bin Laden: ‘Fair game’ vs. ‘divisive’
Discussion: Politico
Bill Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats plan another trap for Mitt Romney with female voters  —  Senate Democrats are planning a new ploy to put Mitt Romney and Republicans on the defensive with female voters.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will bring to the floor in coming weeks legislation …
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Snowe's retirement leaves Senate Dems with tough decision  —  Democrats looking to replace retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in Maine have a delicate decision to make.  —  If they back independent former Gov. Angus King, who stands the best chance at winning, they risk the appearance of having abandoned their own party's candidates.
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.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
TSA to My Mother-in-Law: 'There's an Anomaly in the Crotch Area'  —  Okay, I now have definitive proof that al Qaeda has actually won.  It hasn't achieved the dissolution of the United States, or succeeded in murdering millions of Americans, or re-established the Caliphate …
Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined as he visits key swing states on ‘permanent campaign’  —  Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Amanda Coyne / Alaska Dispatch:
Ron Paul supporters team with Joe Miller to take over Alaska Republican Party  —  “There's always someone pointing out that the world would be a better place if they were in charge,” said Randy Ruedrich, longtime and outgoing chairman of the Alaska Republican Party.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Is There Any Worthwhile Progressive Thing?  Yes  —  Since I spend no small amount of time beating down on Progressivism and all things Progressive here, more than a few folks have noted the irony that I'm currently having my house painted inside and out by . . . Progressive Painting!
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