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4:45 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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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
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.
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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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Number of names on U.S. counter-terrorism database jumps  —  (Reuters) - The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years ago, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Taylor Marsh
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CNN:
Family claims shunned bombing suspect's body
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Boston Plot Said to Initially Target July 4
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Michelle Obama: Gun violence has children fearing death every day  —  First lady Michelle Obama said that students at a high school just five miles from her family's Chicago home told her that “every day they wake up and wonder whether they're going to make it out of school alive.”
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Washington Wire:
Text of Obama's Speech in Mexico City
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
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 …
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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” …
Politico:
The Howard Kurtz saga  —  At the height of his influence, Howard Kurtz was widely regarded as the most influential media reporter and critic in the country.  But in recent years, erroneous reporting and careless errors reduced him to fodder for the media reporters and critics who followed in his footsteps.
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: Power Line and Hullabaloo
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Hullabaloo and CNN
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Cantor promises House vote to repeal ObamaCare soon  —  Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told House Republicans on Friday that they will soon get a chance to vote a full repeal of ObamaCare.  —  “While we have not locked in the timing, I expect that the House will vote on full repeal …
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
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.
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.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence:
Letter to Catholics on the Approval of “Same-Sex Marriage” in RI  — 05, 02, 2013 - / Category Uncategorized - / Posted By admin - / No Comments. … My dear Brothers and Sisters,  —  Since the legislative approval of “same-sex marriage” in Rhode Island, a number of people …
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BBC:
Google edition adopts ‘Palestine’
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CBS News:
1 killed in Houston airport shooting
Tim Stanley / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Ukip is a very British revolution
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