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2:35 AM ET, May 5, 2012


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Our Billboards  —  Do You Still Believe in Global Warming?  —  Billboards in Chicago paid for by The Heartland Institute point out that some of the world's most notorious criminals say they “still believe in global warming” - and ask viewers if they do, too.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Leading GOPer chastises right wing group for comparing climate believers to mass murderers  —  As you may have heard, the Heartland Institute, a right-wing anti-climate-science think tank, has launched a billboard campaign that's getting widely pilloried on the Web — it compares people …
Leo Hickman / Guardian:
Global warming belief compared to murder  —  US thinktank launches poster campaign comparing Unabomber and Osama Bin Laden to those concerned about global warming  —  It really is hard to know where to begin with this one.  But let's start with: “What on earth were they thinking?”
Little Green Footballs:
Heartland Institute Jumps the Shark
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
Heartland Institute Compares Climate Science Believers And Reporters To Mass ‘Murderers And Madmen’
Discussion: Watts Up With That?
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Abby Huntsman: Romney's Chen Guangcheng Criticism Was ‘Very Foolish’  —  Abby Huntsman Livingston, daughter of the former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, waded into the controversy surrounding the Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng today, lambasting both President Obama …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Raw Story
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Kristol: Romney's Attacks On Obama For Handling Of Chinese Dissident Are ‘Foolish’
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Center-Right Meltdown Spreads  —  It appears the United States may not be the only country in which the unpopularity of a conservative agenda pushes conservatives even further to the Right.  —  At TNR, David Bell contemplates the incoherence of Nicolas Sarkozy's ideology …
Discussion: Firstpost and Balloon Juice
David A. Bell / The New Republic:
Midnight in Paris  —  The implosion of the French right.
Discussion: Althouse
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
GOP's Violence Against Women Act Would Open Up Undocumented Victims To More Abuse … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Immigration, Video, Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Sandy Adams, Chuck Grassley, Domestic Violence, Immigrant Rights, U-Visa, Undocumented Immigrants, Latino Politics, Vawa, Violence Against Women Act, War On Women, Politics News
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Republicans Use Crowdsourcing to Attack Obama Campaign
Joe Biden / CNN:
Biden thumps GOP over Violence Against Women Act
Discussion: Politico and Ballot Box
Rolling Stone:
Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47  —  Influential rapper was diagnosed with cancer in 2009  —  Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned.  Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009.
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Adam Yauch, 1964-2012: Adam Yauch, a Founder of the Beastie Boys, Dies at 47  —  Adam Yauch, a rapper and founder of the pioneering and multimillion-selling hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died on Friday in Manhattan.  He was 47.  —  His mother, Frances Yauch, confirmed his death.
Alan Kreuger / White Blog:
The Employment Situation in April  —  Today's employment report provides further evidence that the economy is continuing to heal from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, but much more remains to be done to repair the damage caused by the financial crisis and the deep recession.
Tyler Durden /
People Not In Labor Force Soar By 522,000, Labor Force Participation Rate Lowest Since 1981
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Harvard won't say if Liz Warren listed as minority  —  Harvard Law School lists one lone Native American faculty member on its latest diversity census report — but school officials and campaign aides for Elizabeth Warren refused to say yesterday whether it refers to the Democratic Senate candidate.
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:
See the pale-faced Warren redden
Discussion: Ed Driscoll, Althouse and Hot Air
Holly Bailey / Yahoo! News:
Obama's re-election rallies on Saturday to be blitzed by Romney campaign  —  Mitt Romney's campaign is working hard to steal President Barack Obama's spotlight this weekend, when the president is set to hold the first major rallies of his 2012 re-election campaign.
Frank Bajak / Associated Press:
Woman in Secret Service case calls agents ‘fools’  —  BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A woman who says she was the prostitute who triggered the U.S. Secret Service scandal in Colombia said Friday that the agents involved were “idiots” for letting it happen, and declared that if she were a spy …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Ted Nugent's Bizarre CBS Interview Culminates In Profanity-Laced Speech About Being Moderate
Alexander Burns / Politico:
What Rick told Mitt  —  Rick Santorum urged Mitt Romney in a Friday meeting to address the “economic and family issues” that animated Santorum's own campaign for president, sources familiar with the conversation said.  —  The two met for nearly an hour at the Pittsburgh office of Brabender Cox …
Mitt Romney's Eldest Son Has Twins Via Surrogate  —  O'HARA, Pa. - Tagg Romney, the eldest son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced via Twitter that he and his wife Jen have new twin boys, delivered by a surrogate today.  —  “Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder.
David Cross / Movoto Real Estate Watch:
White House For Sale (Infographic)  —  Like it or not, the election season is here.  Along with heated debates and campaign promises, the politically savvy will start tossing around a tried and true adage: The White House is for sale.  —  This got us thinking: What would the Executive Mansion in the heart of Washington D.C. fetch?
Discussion: DCist and Politico
Christian Schneider / National Review:
Ryan: Obama's ‘Julia’ is ‘Creepy’  —  Back in his Wisconsin district today to hold a series of listening sessions, House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan commented on President Obama's latest campaign mascot, a hypothetical woman whom the campaign calls “Julia.”
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
Mitt Romney's Secret Weapon To Woo Latinos?  —  His name isn't Marco Rubio.  Senador Portman got a zero-percent rating from an anti-immigration group in 2003  —  Portman appearing alongside Romney.  —  Source:  —  As Mitt Romney's campaign drags its feet with Hispanic outreach …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, GOP 12 and Hot Air
Ronald Brownstein / 2012 Decoded:
Will Hispanic Immigration Trends Hurt Obama in 2012?  —  The cresting of the great generation-long wave of legal and illegal immigration from Mexico won't meaningfully affect the political leverage of Hispanics in the U.S. for decades, if ever.  But some Hispanic leaders worry …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints ... Four Years Later  —  From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints.  —  Here's another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008.
Discussion: Politico and Gothamist
Wall Street Journal:
Wisconsin Recall Amnesia  —  Why aren't Democrats running against Scott Walker's union reforms?  —  Remember the Greek-style protests in Madison, the union sit-ins, the lawmakers who fled to Illinois to avoid voting on Scott Walker's collective-bargaining law last year?
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
New York Times:
New Sexual Assault Allegations Against Strauss-Kahn  —  PARIS — French prosecutors are seeking to widen an investigation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former chief of the International Monetary Fund, to look into accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a hotel in Washington in 2010 …
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn could face gang rape charges after US hotel orgy
Discussion: The Raw Story, Taylor Marsh and Reuters
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Hoyer, Cantor have a deal to extend Export-Import Bank
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Republicans say Obama running out of excuses to delay Keystone
Discussion: Politico
Azi Paybarah / Capital New York:
Asked whether Obama supports his re-election, Rangel says it's ‘a good question’
Glynnis MacNicol / Capital New York:
Juan Williams misses NPR; Ben Smith competes with Taco Bell Health Channel
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Media Matters, NOW unite to force Limbaugh off the air
Ezra Klein:
An interview with Paul Krugman
Discussion: Eschaton
 Earlier Items: 
Rachel Rose Hartman / ABCNEWS:
The tea party's second act: Was 2010 a steppingstone or a high-water mark?
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
At Sunday Meetings, Team Obama Prepares for a Tough Fight
Erik Ortiz / NY Daily News:
Medical reports show Adolf Hitler used cocaine, suffered extreme flatulence
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Stinque