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6:00 PM ET, May 3, 2013

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James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
Part-time Nation: Was the April jobs report really the Obamacare jobs report?  —  US job growth in April beat economist expectations as nonfarm payrolls rose 165,000, and the jobless rate fell to a four-year low of 7.5%.  But the report contained worrisome signs that President Obama's health care reform law …
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)  —  The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the “Liberator.”  Click to enlarge.  (Credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes)  —  Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world's first entirely 3D-printable handgun.  —  Now he has.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Markey starts general with 4 point lead  —  PPP's first poll of the general election in the Massachusetts Senate special finds a close race, with Ed Markey leading Gabriel Gomez by a 44-40 margin.  —  Gomez is starting out as a pretty popular candidate, with 41% of voters rating him favorably to 27% with an unfavorable opinion.
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Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Ed Markey up by only 4 over Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts
Discussion: Ballot Box and Outside the Beltway
Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Michelle Obama to headline fundraiser for Democratic US Senate nominee, Edward Markey
Discussion: CNN, Ballot Box, theGrio and Post Politics
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP … After six months of mulling over November's election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party's only path to future victory is to improve the GOP's appeal to Hispanic voters.  But how many Hispanic voters do Republicans need …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Power Line
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Is Obama a Lame Duck Already?
Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Why No One's Winning in Washington
Discussion: Mother Jones and Yahoo! News
The Atlantic Wire:
The Drudge Report Fell Hard for This Fake Bloomberg Pizza Revenge Story  —  Plenty of people fell for a harmless, Onion-esque satire about pizza on Thursday night, but the biggest fish reeled in by the the humor site that likes to reel in big fish appears to be Matt Drudge.
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Marco Rubio / Wall Street Journal:
The Immigration Reform Opportunity  —  Several Senate colleagues and I drew up a reform bill, and now Americans' input will help us improve it.  —  Next week, the Senate will begin making changes to and, hopefully, improve the immigration-reform legislation I introduced with several colleagues last month.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
How Marco Rubio is enticing conservatives on immigration reform
Discussion: Mother Jones
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
Leading From Below  —  Memo to everyone lambasting Obama for not getting along with Congress: The president is not all powerful.  And he needs help from his supporters.  By Jon Favreau.  —  He added the words in one of the later drafts.  The announcement speech had been missing something …
Tim Stanley / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Ukip is a very British revolution  —  The results aren't all in yet, but it's obvious what's happening: Ukip are the moral victors in yesterday's local elections.  A party that was just two men on a golf cart ten years ago has placed second in South Shields and won county seats across the country.
Discussion: Hit & Run, BBC and National Review
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Nicholas Watt / Guardian:
Ukip success prompts Cameron to reach out and ‘show respect’
Discussion: Booman Tribune
CNN:
Family claims shunned bombing suspect's body  —  (CNN) — A black hearse ferried out of Boston the body of a man publicly shunned by his extended family and condemned by a nation.  —  Even in death, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects …
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Miketoole / CBS Boston:
CBS News: Boston Marathon Bomb DNA Does Not Match Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Wife
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Wealthy exec poised to take on Al Franken  —  A wealthy Minneapolis finance executive appears poised to enter the race against first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.  —  In an email earlier this week, a private real estate company solicited assistance in finding a campaign headquarters …
Discussion: Red Racing Horses
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Bulks Up ‘Bunker Buster’ Bomb to Combat Iran  —  U.S. Upgrades Weapon to Penetrate Key Nuclear Site; Push to Persuade Israelis … A 2009 satellite image shows a suspected nuclear facility being built in Iran.  —  WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has redesigned its biggest “bunker buster” …
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico  —  “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum.  “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Michelle Obama: Gun violence has children fearing death every day
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Washington Post suffers 85% earnings drop  —  The Washington Post Co. on Friday reported bad news for its newspaper division, with revenue totaling $127.3 million for the first quarter of this year — down four percent from 2012 — and an operating loss of $34.5 million.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Former Bush Official Praises Nazis' Respect For Laws Of War In Defending Gitmo  —  A former Bush White House official on Thursday made the case that Nazi Germany had adhered to the laws of war during World War II when defending the Bush administration's decision to open the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.
Reid J. Epstein / Reuters:
Joe Biden hasn't told Obama about new gun plans  —  Vice President Joe Biden is planning a new gun control offensive - he just hasn't told the president yet.  —  Biden told a group of law enforcement officials Thursday that he is planning even more travel, with trips around the country …
Marie Saavedra / KASW-TV:
Company behind ‘My First Rifle’ under fire for child's shooting death  —  PHOENIX — Marketed as the best rifle to get your kids started shooting, the Crickett ‘My First Rifle’ has sold millions since its debut in 1996.  —  One of those weapons was a birthday gift to a 5-year-old boy in Kentucky.
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The Benghazi Talking Points  —  ADVANCE ARTICLE from the May 13, 2013 issue.  —  Even as the White House strove last week to move beyond questions about the Benghazi attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, fresh evidence emerged that senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled …
TheTower.org:
“Our Children Love Martyrdom”: Hamas Photo Glorifies Child Soldier Deaths  —  In an extensive expose published late last month, The Telegraph documented the extent to which Hamas is training Palestinian schoolboys to use assault-style weapons and battle Israel.
 
 
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BBC:
Google edition adopts ‘Palestine’
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Cantor promises House vote to repeal ObamaCare soon
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
CBS News:
1 killed in Houston airport shooting
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