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10:10 AM ET, May 17, 2012

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New York Times:
G.O.P. ‘Super PAC’ Weighs Hard-Line Attack on Obama  —  WASHINGTON — A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the “super PAC” era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from.
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Romney Raises $40.1 Million in April, Nearly Matching Obama  —  Mitt Romney almost matched President Obama in fund-raising during April after securing his party's presidential nomination and joining forces with the Republican National Committee, the campaign will announce on Thursday.
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Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
RNC, Romney campaign will erect new organization to bypass state GOP
Politico:
Obama and Romney's common foe
Alexander Burns / Politico:   Romney and RNC raise $40.1 million in April
DealBook:
JPMorgan's Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50%  —  The trading losses suffered by JPMorgan Chase have surged in recent days, surpassing the bank's initial $2 billion estimate by at least $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the losses.  —  When Jamie Dimon …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
WASHINGTON — After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States.  —  Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended last July …
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Census: Minorities now surpass whites in US births
Discussion: Politico and News Desk
ABCNEWS:
Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook's Saverin's Tax ‘Scheme’  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again.
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Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
A Facebook Co-Founder Reflects on the Path Forward
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Buh-Bye  —  Over recent days we've been following the story …
New York Post:
RFK Jr.'s wife hangs herself  —  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Mary arrive at Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in 2009.  —  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary, who battled her husband's rumored philandering by turning to alcohol and prescription drugs, hanged herself in a barn …
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Althouse
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Charles Mahtesian / Associated Press:
Mary Kennedy, RFK Jr.'s estranged wife, found dead
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Zimmerman Case - Keeping Hate Alive At The Times  —  The NY Times can't quite bring itself to report on the latest news in the Zimmerman case - Zimmerman's medical file shows he was banged up and Martin's autopsy showed bloody knuckles - so they hand the mike to the Ben Crump …
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msnbc.com:
Trayvon Martin killed by single gunshot fired from ‘intermediate range,’ autopsy shows
Dylan Stableford / Associated Press:
Kimmel cut WHCD joke per Jake Tapper's advice  —  Jimmy Kimmel delivered a barrage of edgy jokes at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (WHCD) late last month in Washington.  But after consulting with ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, Kimmel decided several were too over-the-top to make the cut.
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Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] The joke that Jimmy Kimmel didn't tell at the WHCA dinner
Discussion: Politico
Jake Shermanand Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Health care reform: GOP preps plan for ruling on law  —  House Republican leaders are quietly hatching a plan of attack as they await a historic Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama's health care law.  —  If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear …
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate  —  President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.  —  Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Senate Democrats Achieve a New Standard of Irresponsibility
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
House GOP's Energy Dept. loan probe could ensnare two Cabinet secretaries  —  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants to hear from two Cabinet officials — Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Energy Secretary Steven Chu — as part of an investigation …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
BuzzFeed:
Huckabee Letter: Obama Surrounds Himself “With Morally Repugnant Political Whores”  —  A letter sent by the group Citizens United, over Hucakbee's signature, says the day Obama was sworn into office is “the day the country started going to pot.”  Huckabee demands the letter be “pulled,” …
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Kyle Clark / KUSA-TV:
Rep. Mike Coffman: Obama in his heart ‘not an American’  —  “I don't know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America.  I don't know that,” Coffman said.  “But I do know this, that in his heart, he's not an American.  He's just not an American.”
ABCNEWS:
Dinner for 2?  Romney Spox Throws a Question at Biden at Dinner Run-In  —  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One of Mitt Romney's spokesmen, in Ohio to attend Vice President's Joe Biden's speech today in nearby Youngstown, Ohio, got some unexpected one-on-one time with the veep tonight when he was seated next …
Sam Ser / The Times of Israel:
Did a WikiLeaks document doom Iranian ‘Mossad agent’?  —  Leaked diplomatic cable apparently pointed to Majid Fashi, who was hanged in Tehran on Tuesday for allegedly killing a nuclear scientist  —  W  —  ikiLeaks may have been responsible for exposing Majid Jamali Fashi …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
No media love for asymmetric polarization  —  “Polarization also has affected the two parties differently.  The Republican Party has drifted much farther to the right than the Democratic Party has drifted to the left.... In other words, the story of the past few decades is asymmetric polarization.”
 
 
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Tom Murphy / Associated Press:
Protesters disrupt WellPoint annual meeting
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
Amie Parnes / Ballot Box:
Messina dismisses doubts about Obama's chances to win in NC
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
Pharmacists In Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access To Birth Control
Douglas C. Pizac / Rolling Stone:
Accidentally Released - and Incredibly Embarrassing - Documents Show How Goldman et al Engaged in ‘Naked Short Selling’
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Democrats' Odds of Retaining Senate Improve
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News poll: Obama pulls ahead of Romney as presidential race heats up
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
CNN Hits Lowest Primetime Demo Rating at 9 PM In 15 Years
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
The 3 economic charts that could crash Obama's reelection hopes
Discussion: Doug Ross and Gallup
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. DeMint defends his role in upset in Nebraska's GOP Senate primary
Discussion: Politico
Peter Hamby / CNN:
2012 bellwether emerges in central Virginia
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Warning Signs in Wisconsin for Obama
Discussion: GayPatriot and Weasel Zippers
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker, Kleefisch lead in recall