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Morning Headlines: Monday, April 30

04/30/12 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama jabs at Romney at White House Correspondents' dinnerRenewal of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan may complicate talks Clippers stun Grizzlies with late 27-point rallyHunt for Kony proves tough for U.S.Former Israeli Prime Minister: Don't strike IranObama, Bill Clinton team up on campaign trailAnother Mass. pol in 2012 spotlightEased tensions lower chances of Iran strike, experts sayWal-Mart’s plans for growth complicated by bribery scandalRights group: US asylum likely for China dissident read more

Biden: Romney's tough talk about attacking Iran 'is just that -- talk'

04/27/12 11:24AM

Vice President Joe Biden ripped into Mitt Romney during a speech on foreign policy Thursday. Referring to Romney’s calls for a tougher policy on Iran, Biden declared:The only step we could take that we aren’t already taking is to launch a war against Iran. If that’s what Governor Romney means by a very different policy, he should tell the American people. He should say so. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, April 27, 2012

04/27/12 11:23AM

DEATH OF A FAIRY TALEBY PAUL KRUGMAN NEW YORK TIMES, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having "less-than-reputable records," the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that "quite a few" have also been "on the wrong side of the law" and profiting at "the expense of so many Americans."... The Obama campaign has justified any action on the grounds that it has a right to "hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable," but this is a dodge. read more

In new web ad, Rove-linked group attacks Obama as 'biggest celebrity in the world'

04/27/12 10:18AM

American Crossroads, the Karl-Rove-linked group that's set to be a major outside player in this year’s election, has released a new web video that portrays President Obama as “the biggest celebrity in the world,” more concerned with appearing cool than fixing America’s problems.The ad resembles one put out by the campaign of Sen. John McCain in 2008. That ad too called Obama "the biggest celebrity in the world," while juxtaposing shots of the candidate with images of Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears. read more

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