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7:50 AM ET, May 1, 2012


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Daily Mail:
SEALs slam Obama for using them as ‘ammunition’ in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign  —  Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney undermines his own argument about Bin Laden  —  Today Mitt Romney was asked whether he would have given the order to launch the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, as Obama did.  —  “Of course,” Romney said.  “Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”
Obama campaign's latest ad targets Romney's ‘Swiss bank account’  —  (CNN) - The latest television ad by the Obama campaign paints Mitt Romney as a man who outsourced jobs, tried to hide a Swiss bank account, and enjoys a common cause with big oil interests.
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Daily Caller   TPM2012  —  The Five Stages Of GOP Reaction To Osama Bin Laden's Death — And What's Next
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Inside the Mitt Laden Smackdown
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney on OBL: ‘Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order’
Obama Zings Romney on Bin Laden
Discussion: Hot Air and Wonkette
Olivier Knox / ABCNEWS:
Depressed Bin Laden thought about ‘al-Qaida’ name change, White House says
Discussion: Politico
CBS News:
Arianna Huffington: President's bin Laden ad “despicable”
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry Irrelevant in Hiring, Law Schools Say  —  Elizabeth Warren, the likely Democratic challenger to Senator Scott P. Brown in the closely watched Senate race in Massachusetts, released statements on Monday night from officials at all of the law schools …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Elizabeth Warren campaign, challenged on Native American heritage claims, ‘digging up some sort of evidence to appease you’  —  Massachusetts senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren described herself in law-school professional directories as a Native American minority from 1986 to 1995.
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Scott Brown calls on Warren camp to ‘come clean’
Stephanie Ebbert / Boston Globe:
Directories identified Warren as minority
Discussion: blogs
Victor Morton / Washington Times:
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism  —  The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.  —  Many Communist and radical publications …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
TV in real dime  —  Viewers who stream network TV shows may soon discover the free ride is not so free.  —  Hulu, which attracted 31 million unique users in March under a free-for-all model, is taking its first steps to change to a model where viewers will have to prove they are a pay-TV customer …
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT TECH: Consumer groups slam Hulu decision to switch to pay model
Discussion: RedState
Megan DeMarco / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie shakes off Jimmy Kimmel's jabs at his weight  —  TRENTON — Getting called fat isn't so bad when Sofia Vergara is there to make you feel better.  —  “When you have her next to you to console you, let me tell you, you don't care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel said,” …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Politico
Matt Katz /   Romney could ‘convince’ Christie to run for VP
Island Packet:
Bluffton Middle School teacher accused of assault, calling student “Jew”  —  From staff reports  —  Feeds | |  Search the Archive  —  A Bluffton Middle School teacher is accused of grabbing a student by his shirt collar, forcing him under a desk and telling him …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
NORTH CAROLINA: Man Films Himself Firing A Shotgun Into Neighbor's Yard Sign Against Amendment One  —  How is NOM going to spin THIS?  Somebody please mirror this clip immediately onto your own YouTube channel and send me a back-up link.  —  UPDATE: Thanks folks, we've now got back-up copies of this shameless a**holery.
Discussion: The Impolitic and Gawker
Ofer Aderet / Haaretz:
Pioneer of global peace studies hints at link between Norway massacre and Mossad  —  In several anti-Semitic remarks, Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung also defends ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ and says Jewish influence was one of the factors leading to Auschwitz.  —  Get Haaretz on iPhone
Stephen King / The Daily Beast:
Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&'s Sake!  —  The iconic writer scolds the superrich (including himself—and Mitt Romney) for not giving back, and warns of a Kingsian apocalyptic scenario if inequality is not addressed in America.  —  Chris Christie may be fat, but he ain't Santa Claus.
Bristol Palin:
Defending the “Palin Pick”  —  Most of you know I'd rather post photos of my family and write about Alaska than talk about politics.  But after reading and watching some recent commentary, I can't help myself.  —  The chattering class is talking - endlessly - about Mitt Romney's choice of a Vice Presidential running mate.
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Why the presidential election could be over at 8:30 a.m., October 26  —  This may be as good as it gets.  Sputter-speed growth of around 2% and a moribund labor market.  As the above chart suggests, the recovery is losing momentum.  Here's Goldman economist Jan Hatzius:
Discussion: Hot Air
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
PEREZ HILTON TAKES A STAND AGAINST DAN SAVAGE'S BULLYING  —  Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote this evening to condemn the actions of Dan Savage:  —  UGH ....  Savage later called the walk-out “pansy-a**ed” which, from someone who helms an anti-bullying campaign, is obviously a very negative thing to say ....
New York Times:
Ties to Romney '08 Helped Fuel an Equity Firm  —  About a month after Mitt Romney ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in February 2008, his eldest son, Tagg, and Spencer Zwick, the campaign's top fund-raiser, met with a beef company executive who had been a major campaign donor …
Discussion: The Page
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“Unite Against the War on Women” march, Los Angeles
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush
Eoghan Macguire / CNN:
Wind turbine creates water from thin air
Discussion: The Raw Story and US Politics
Tea Party Congressmen Accept Cash From Bailed-Out Bankers
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Says The Country Only Elected President Obama Because He's Black
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Tennessee Passes Abstinence-Based “Gateway Sexual Activity” Bill
Discussion: Alan Colmes' Liberaland and Gawker
Mitt Romney Secretly Drops By Grieving Police Station
Discussion: The Hill
Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
RNC hotel assignments out — Florida gets Innisbrook Resort
Discussion: Politico
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Obama vs. the rule of law