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11:30 AM ET, May 14, 2012

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Mike Allenand Jim Vandehei / Politico:
The un-McCain campaign  —  Mitt Romney and his top aides are building a strategy, partly by design and partly because of circumstance, around what they consider John McCain's disastrously run campaign in 2008.  —  The strategy: whatever McCain did, do the opposite.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:   For VP, Romney Is Looking For An ‘Incredibly Boring White Guy’
Ben White / Politico:
Obama's Wall Street problem  —  The giant $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase highlights a central problem in President Barack Obama's case for a second term: Four years after the financial crisis nearly brought the nation to its knees, very little appears to have changed.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Why We Regulate  —  One of the characters in the classic 1939 film “Stagecoach” is a banker named Gatewood who lectures his captive audience on the evils of big government, especially bank regulation — “As if we bankers don't know how to run our own banks!” he exclaims.
CBS News:   Warren: JPMorgan CEO should resign from NY Fed
CBS News:
Poll: Most Americans support same-sex unions  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  A new CBS News/New York Times Poll shows a solid majority of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex couples …
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
U.S. Acceptance of Gay/Lesbian Relations Is the New Normal  —  For third year, majority says gay/lesbian relations are morally acceptable  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The slight majority of American adults, 54%, consider gay or lesbian relations morally acceptable.
Wall Street Journal:
Three to Exit J.P. Morgan  —  Drew, Others to Depart in Wake of Loss, Which Could Total More Than $4 Billion  —  Three high-ranking officers at the center of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s giant trading blunder are expected to leave the firm this week, said people familiar with the situation, and losses on the trade have grown.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Sullivan on Barack Obama: The First Gay President  —  The president's bold support shifted the mainstream.  Andrew Sullivan on why it shouldn't be surprising—Obama's life as a biracial man has deep ties to the gay experience.  —  It was the spring of 2007, back when Barack Obama's bid …
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Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
Mitt Romney courts evangelicals at Liberty University
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama targets Romney tenure at Bain Capital with new ad, website  —  President Obama is taking dead aim at Mitt Romney's record helming Bain Capital, debuting a new television ad, online video, and website that each depict the private equity firm as predatory and having engaged in “questionable business practices.”
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Obama seeks to undercut Romney's record on jobs
Discussion: The Agonist
Bloomberg:
As European Austerity Ends, So Could the Euro  —  The euro currency is a malady that condemns at least a generation of Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese and Irish to the economic infirmary.  —  In these nations, unemployment rates are now at their highest levels in recent decades …
Paul Krugman:
Eurodämmerung  —  Some of us have been talking it over, and here's what we think the end game looks like:  —  1. Greek euro exit, very possibly next month.  —  2. Huge withdrawals from Spanish and Italian banks, as depositors try to move their money to Germany.  —  3a.
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
West Virginia frets over felon's performance  —  The nation has moved on after its brief fixation last week with the felon who won 41 percent against Barack Obama, but West Virginia continues to wrestle with the aftermath of its May 8 primary.  —  Phil Kabler of the Charleston Gazette reported …
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Report says 230,000 unemployed losing benefits over weekend  —  More than 230,000 unemployed workers will lose their jobless benefits this weekend as portions of federal programs expire across several states.  —  All told, 409,300 long-term unemployed Americans in 27 states will have lost upward …
 
 
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Left Is Getting Clobbered on Twitter
Sebastian Moffett / Reuters:
NATO underplayed civilian deaths in Libya: HRW
CBS News:
“Face the Nation” transcript May 13: Same-sex marriage, bomb plot leak, Mother's Day panel
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Crossroads Generation, New GOP-Backed Super PAC, Aims To Attract Young Voters
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Indianapolis Star:
Outsiders' money to play role again
Discussion: Good As You
Stephen Brown / Reuters:
Merkel's party routed in big German state
 Earlier Items: 
Michael B. Marois / Bloomberg:
Brown Tax Increase Gains Urgency as Deficit Rises to $16 Billion
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Weekly Standard
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
GOP: Mitt should shame Obama with Israel trip
Discussion: GOP 12
NY1.com:
Obama To Deliver Barnard Commencement Address
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
John Edwards and the “reality-based” community
Telegraph:
Al-Nusra Front jihadists claim Damascus suicide bombs
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Edward Klein / New York Post:
Jealous Michelle vs. Oprah