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8:15 AM ET, April 30, 2012


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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
After Last Night  —  I watched Jimmy Kimmel's monologue at last night's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in its entirety here.  The Hill also reported on the event, including President Obama's speech.  —  Kimmel was funny in spots, but as is always the case at these events …
Laura MacInnis / Reuters:
Obama and Bill Clinton campaign together on economy  —  (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing endorsement of fellow Democrat Barack Obama in his first 2012 campaign appearance with the president on Sunday night, and helped him raise more than $2 million.
Discussion: HotAirPundit and New York Magazine
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes  —  WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Barack Obama wrested control of the Democratic Party after portraying Bill Clinton as a symbol of small-ball ambition and outdated politics.  Now, as president, Mr. Obama is turning …
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama takes on the war on dogs, drunk texts from Hillary Clinton
Obama turns comedian-in-chief
Discussion: Liberal Values
Jeff Himmelman / New York Magazine:
The Red Flag in the Flowerpot  —  Four decades after Watergate, there's something that still nags at Ben Bradlee about Deep Throat.  —  One day in early 2007, Bob Woodward poked his head into my office.  He and his wife, Elsa, had been out for dinner the night before with Ben Bradlee and his wife, Sally Quinn.
Discussion: Washington Post and
Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility  —  MILPITAS (CBS 5) — Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels.  Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste.
Oliver Wright / The Independent:
Eurozone crisis has a long way to go, warns Cameron  —  Risk of confrontation with Continent's leaders as PM spreads blame for double-dip recession  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES
Anne Blythe / Raleigh News & Observer:
Young's wife returns to stand on Monday  —  Andrew and Cheri Young in a Hillsborough courtroom.  —  GREENSBORO — Cheri Young, the wife of former political aide Andrew Young, will resume testifying in John Edwards' trial Monday and might add new wrinkles to a story that veers between tragedy and farce with each disclosure.
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wasting Our Minds  —  In Spain, the unemployment rate among workers under 25 is more than 50 percent.  In Ireland almost a third of the young are unemployed.  Here in America, youth unemployment is “only” 16.5 percent, which is still terrible — but things could be worse.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
Henry / Crooked Timber:
The Economist fails the Turing Test again  —  Five years ago I linked to a Bill Emmott column on the impending election of Nicholas Sarkozy thusly: … Now, his successor as editor at the Economist plays the same tune again, but even more crudely, deploring Sarkozy's probable successor.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Walker Gains in Wisconsin: NYT Shields Readers From Distressing News  —  The New York Times has a long piece on the political situation in Wisconsin this morning, and in some ways it is reasonably balanced.  The reporters note, for example, that the Koch brothers own a factory in Wisconsin …
Discussion: American Power and New York Times
New York Times:
Dissident's Fate at Issue as U.S. Diplomat Talks With China  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration rushed to contain a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and China, sending a senior diplomat to Beijing to discuss the fate of a blind dissident who fled house arrest last week.
Discussion: New York Magazine
David W. Dunlap / New York Times:
1 World Trade Center Will Reclaim the Sky in Lower Manhattan  —  If the winds are forgiving enough over Lower Manhattan — up where workers can see the whole outline of the island's tip — a steel column will be hoisted into place Monday afternoon atop the exoskeleton of 1 World Trade Center …
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France President Nicolas Sarkozy snaps at Strauss-Kahn
Discussion: Firedoglake, Wonkette and Guardian
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Imperiled Promise of College
New York Times:
Germany Looks to Southern Europe to Fill Jobs
E. L. Doctorow / New York Times:
Unexceptionalism: A Primer
Discussion: Sky Dancing
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
We Are All Nuns  —  CATHOLIC nuns are not the prissy traditionalists of caricature.
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Rosen: Obama criticism of Ann Romney remark was just ‘politics’
New York Times:
A Senator Fights Back  —  It is dangerous to challenge …
Discussion: The Reaction