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9:05 PM ET, May 14, 2012

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Lou Rocco / ABCNEWS:
Obama: JPMorgan Is ‘One of the Best-Managed Banks’  —  Just hours after a top JPMorgan Chase executive retired in the wake of a stunning $2 billion trading loss, President Obama told the hosts of ABC's “The View” that the bank's risky bets exemplified the need for Wall Street reform.
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New York Post:
Break up the banks  —  The $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan …
Discussion: FOX News Radio, Newsy and msnbc.com
Bloomberg:
Romney Vowing Dodd-Frank Repeal Hits JPMorgan Risky Trades (Update 1)
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Hill
CNN:
Romney donor pulls support, backs Obama, over same-sex marriage  —  (CNN) - A well-known, openly gay supporter of Mitt Romney in New York has decided to withdraw his support for Romney and back President Barack Obama instead.  —  The clincher: Romney's stance on same-sex marriage.
Discussion: Good As You and Guardian
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CNN:
TRENDING: Jay-Z still has Obama's back
Discussion: Mediaite and Weasel Zippers
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
How Romney will respond to Obama's Bain attack  —  The Obama campaign has released a new ad holding Mitt Romney responsible for the loss of 750 jobs in the bankruptcy of a steel plant purchased by Romney's Bain Capital in 1993.  The ad, which will play in several key states …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama's Bain ad: ‘Like watching an old friend bleed to death’ (Updated)  —  The Obama campaign's 2-minute ad on Mitt Romney's Bain Capital is record is out, and it is brutal.  —  Targeting Romney's involvement in the acquistion of GST Steel, the commercial shows workers at a shuttered plant pinning Romney and Bain with the blame.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall  —  Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I'm told.
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weaskamerica.com:
Recall Fever  —  In the Midwest, it's not easy to find a more polarizing figure than Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  In a state where bold ideas are often rewarded, Walker's slash-and-burn rhetoric during his first months in office resulted in bringing national attention …
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.
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Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Poll: Romney has slight edge over Obama  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  (CBS News) Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a slight edge over President Obama in the race …
Tom Curry / msnbc.com:
Clyburn seeks ‘national policy’ legalizing same-sex marriages  —  During an appearance on The Daily Rundown, Rep. James Clyburn, D -S.C., called for a national policy to give legal recognition to marriages between same-sex couples.  —  Rep. James Clyburn, the House Democrats' third-ranking leader …
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Lou Rocco / ABCNEWS:
Obama Faces Questions on Federal Fight for Same Sex Marriage
Discussion: Capital New York and Good As You
Associated Press:
RI governor signs order to recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Why Republicans should resist using the same-sex marriage issue against Obama.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and GayPatriot
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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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama: Romney Is Worse Than John McCain  —  “John McCain believed in climate change and believed in immigration reform.”  —  US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign fundraiser May 14, 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.  —  (Getty Images / MANDEL NGAN)
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Is prestigious genealogical society throwing media under the bus on Warren 1/32 Cherokee claim?  —  There is a new and bizarre twist in the Elizabeth Warren 1/32 Cherokee saga.  —  As discussed below, Warren's claim to 1/32 Cherokee heritage arose from comments attributed to the prestigious …
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Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Henry Kissinger gets TSA pat-down  —  Seems no one is immune from the tender mercies of the TSA pat-down.  First, we learned that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was subjected to a handsy search.  And now we learn of the latest high-profile search-ee …
Discussion: Blogging Blue
John Tamny / Political Economy:
For De-Friending The U.S., Facebook's Eduardo Saverin Is An American Hero  —  Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook.  (Image credit: via @daylife)  —  As is well known now, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin recently renounced his U.S. citizenship.  Though no specific reason was given …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Enriched Uranium Hidden In a Basement  —  Kodak may be going under, but apparently they could have started their own nuclear war if they wanted, just six years ago.  Down in a basement in Rochester, NY, they had a nuclear reactor loaded …
New York Times:
After Obama's Decision on Marriage, a Call to Pastors  —  WASHINGTON — About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call to explain himself.  He had struggled with the decision …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Black Pastor Tells CNN His Church Won't Support Obama, ‘Plan To Stay Home’  —  President Obama's headline-grabbing flip-flop on gay marriage may cost him dearly in the more religious parts of the black community, reports CNN today, as pastors tell their congregations the president is wrong in stepping in.
 
 
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John Snow / Wall Street Journal:
‘Taxmaggedon’ Is a Real Threat
Brian Tashman / rightwingwatch.org:
Paul Cameron Suggests Obama is Gay and Demands Gays be Imprisoned before they Rape Kids
Discussion: Addicting Info
New York Times:
Falling Limbs: In New York, Neglected Trees Prove Deadly
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Bill McMorris / Washington Free Beacon:
Government Waste  —  Government workers are among the employees …
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Titans of Twitter  —  In a discussion of the Romney campaign's outreach …
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep. Lankford Explains Why It Should Be Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay: 'It's A Choice Issue'
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