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9:15 AM ET, April 26, 2013

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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Presidential Wheel Turns  —  Disaffection for Bush gave us Obama.  That explains the new affection for Bush.  —  Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 because he was not George W. Bush.  In fact, he was elected because he was the farthest thing possible from Mr. Bush.
Discussion: ParaPundit
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New York Times:
The Guantánamo Stain  —  All five living presidents gathered in Texas Thursday for a feel-good moment at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is supposed to symbolize the legacy that Mr. Bush has been trying to polish.  President Obama called it a “special day for our democracy.”
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Yes, George W. Bush Was a Terrible President, and No, He Wasn't Smart  —  More than three years still remained in George W. Bush's presidency when it had already collapsed by the end of 2005.  The Bush revisionism industry has thus enjoyed an unusually long period of time in which to plan …
Donna Brazile / CNN:
Bush was great after Katrina
Harry J Enten / Guardian:
George W Bush needs more than a library to be popular again
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama uses Bush library dedication ceremony to push immigration reform
Discussion: CNN and The Reaction
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2013 (advance estimate)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013 …
Sheldon Alberts / The Hill:
Senate passes measure to end airport delays  —  The Senate passed a bill on Thursday evening to end air traffic controller furloughs caused by the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester that have been blamed for mounting flight delays across the country.
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
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U.S. News:
Senate votes unanimously to fix FAA furloughs  —  Travelers stand in line at Los Angeles International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013.  It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as flight delays piled up when thousands of air traffic controllers were forced …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and New Republic
Wall Street Journal:
The FAA Strikes Again, the FAA Brags
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Matthews: ‘All We Do Is Kill Arabs On International Television,’ ‘That Might Have Something To Do With Jihad’  —  MSNBC host Chris Matthews noted on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al Assad, who has been accused by the White House of using chemical weapons, has few options available …
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David M. Drucker / Roll Call:
GOP at Cross Purposes on ‘Obamacare’  —  To repeal or dismantle?  That is the internal debate roiling House Republicans as they plot their strategy on the landmark 2010 health care law, as its implementation accelerates.  —  Recognizing that neither President Barack Obama nor the Democratic Senate …
Discussion: The Hill and The Plum Line
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Wall Street Journal:
Judge Made Miranda-Rights Call in Boston Bombing Case  —  FBI Wanted to Question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Further Under Public-Safety Exception  —  A federal judge made the call to advise the Boston bombing suspect of his Miranda rights, even though investigators apparently still wanted to question …
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CNN:
Whereabouts of Boston bombing suspects' father unclear  —  (CNN) — The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was to fly to the United States on Friday to cooperate in the investigation.  But his wife called an ambulance for him Thursday and CNN has had no contact with the family since.
Discussion: The Week
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Eric Moskowitz / Boston Globe:
Carjack victim recounts his harrowing night  —  The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb on Brighton Avenue to answer a text when an old sedan swerved behind him, slamming on the brakes.  A man in dark clothes got out and approached the passenger window.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The 1 Percent's Solution  —  Economic debates rarely end with a T.K.O. But the great policy debate of recent years between Keynesians, who advocate sustaining and, indeed, increasing government spending in a depression, and austerians, who demand immediate spending cuts, comes close — at least in the world of ideas.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
A tale of two Scarboroughs: From rabid gun rights crusader to gun control advocate  —  Over the past four months, former Florida Republican Rep. Joe Scarborough has used his “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC as a platform to be an outspoken critic of the National Rifle Association and anyone else standing …
Discussion: NewsBusters and Riehl World News
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Economic Policy Institute:
Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market: An analysis of supply, employment, and wage trends  —  Executive summary  —  This paper reviews and analyzes the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) labor market and workforce and the supply of high-skill temporary foreign workers, who serve as “guestworkers.”
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Fox guest Michelle Malkin links Grover Norquist to Boston Marathon bombing  —  During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday night, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin alleged that influential anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist was indirectly linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Dem leaders won't seek ObamaCare exemption  —  Republicans hammered Democrats for allegedly seeking to carve themselves out of a requirement in the healthcare law.  —  Democratic leaders said Thursday they're not seeking an exemption from a central requirement of ObamaCare …
BBC:
Spain unemployment hits record high  —  Unemployment has risen once again in Spain to another new record.  —  The total number of unemployed people in Spain has now passed the six million figure, edging the jobless rate just past 27%, according to official data.
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Wall Street Journal:
Europe's Unemployment Problems Worsen
Discussion: MoneyBeat
 
 
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JoAnne Viviano / The Columbus Dispatch:
Fired teacher tells gay kids to take heart
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Paul Krugman:
Academic Non-Obscurity  —  Robert Samuelson tries to minimize …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Voters think media bias behind lack of Gosnell trial coverage
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Keyes: US May Be ‘Preparing our Military Forces to do Violence against Christian Denominations’ That Oppose Gay Rights
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Everything is Rigged: The Biggest Financial Scandal Yet
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