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9:00 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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
McCain on Bin Laden raid: 'The thing about heroes, they don't brag'   TPM2012  —  The Five Stages Of GOP Reaction To Osama Bin Laden's Death — And What's Next
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Romney needs to go on offense on national security
Los Angeles Times:
Obama denies ‘excessive celebration’ over Bin Laden anniversary
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Inside the Mitt Laden Smackdown
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney on OBL: ‘Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order’
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 …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Obama campaign puts Bo on the trail
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
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 …
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Scott Brown calls on Warren camp to ‘come clean’
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Elizabeth Warren camp: It's kind of sexist for Scott Brown to ask if she's lying about being Native American
Rupert Murdoch ‘not a fit person’ to lead News Corp - MPs  —  The MPs were “misled repeatedly”, says chairman John Whittingdale  —  Rupert Murdoch “is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company”, MPs have said.  —  The culture committee questioned journalists …
Rupert Murdoch not fit to run business, UK lawmakers rule  —  London (CNN) — Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is not a “fit and proper person” to run a major international company, British lawmakers investigating phone hacking at his tabloid the News of the World reported Tuesday.
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT TECH: Consumer groups slam Hulu decision to switch to pay model  —  THE LEDE: Two public interest groups expressed dismay on Monday over reports that Hulu will soon require users to verify that they already pay for cable television.  —  The New York Post reported Monday that Hulu …
Discussion: RedState
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
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
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
Carol Cratty / CNN:
Homeland Security investigation Secret Service  —  Washington (CNN) — The acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is launching a separate investigation into the Secret Service prostitution scandal.  —  The “field work is beginning immediately,” …
Discussion: Politico
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush  —  Barack Obama campaigned four years ago assailing President George W. Bush for wage losses suffered by the middle class.  More than three years into Obama's own presidency, those declines have only deepened.
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.
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: ABCNEWS, Prairie Weather and The Page
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.
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Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
No alternative to austerity  —  Spanish unemployment is nearing 25 per cent.
Darius Dixon / Politico:
Arianna Huffington: Obama ad ‘despicable’
Tom Humphrey / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
'Don't Say Gay Bill' To Die With Adjournment of 107th
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Wall Street Journal:
Europe, in Slump, Rethinks Austerity
Discussion: The Page
Zombie / PJ Media:
“Unite Against the War on Women” march, Los Angeles
Eoghan Macguire / CNN:
Wind turbine creates water from thin air
Discussion: The Raw Story and US Politics
 Earlier Items: 
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
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Tennessee Passes Abstinence-Based “Gateway Sexual Activity” Bill
Discussion: Alan Colmes' Liberaland and Gawker
Bristol Palin:
Defending the “Palin Pick”
Mitt Romney Secretly Drops By Grieving Police Station
Discussion: The Hill
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Why the presidential election could be over at 8:30 a.m., October 26
Discussion: Hot Air