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8:56 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Weekly Standard: Waiting For The U.N.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon returning at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2012 from a two-day trip.
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John Yoo is a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Opinion
8:55 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The Nation: Wars Of Attrition

Marine One with President Barack Obama onboard prepares to land on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2012.
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Nick Turse is the associate editor and research director of Tomdispatch.com.

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The Two-Way
8:41 am
Thu April 26, 2012

'I Failed,' Says Rupert Murdoch; But He Points At Others For Cover-Up

Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, as they were being driven away from the Royal Courts of Justice following his testimony today in London.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 9:26 am

While conceding that "I failed" because some of his News Corp. tabloids in the U.K. were guilty of hacking into the phones of murder victims, celebrities and politicians, media mogul Rupert Murdoch also testified today that lower-level executives were the ones behind a "cover-up" that kept him from knowing about what had happened.

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The Two-Way
8:32 am
Thu April 26, 2012

TSA Agents Accused Of Taking Drug Money To Look The Other Way

The expedited security line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
David Goldman AP

Easy, isn't it? Get a note from the TSA officer who screens you at the airport so you know which lane to pick for your security check. Then stroll through with your suitcase jammed with kilos of cocaine. Your screener won't utter a peep, even if it's marijuana or methamphetamines instead. In exchange, pay your screener hundreds of dollars in a bribe.

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Opinion
8:22 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Foreign Policy: How Not To Write About Africa

Jacob Acaye, a former Lords Resistance Army abductee whose story was highlighted in the recent KONY 2012 video produced by the charity Invisible Children, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee African Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill on April 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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Laura Seay is assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

It's hard out here for us old Africa hands. We are desperate to see more coverage of important stories from the continent and for our neighbors to become more educated about the places where we study and work. Yet when we get that coverage, it tends to make us cringe.

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Opinion
7:57 am
Thu April 26, 2012

New Republic: The Misuse Of The German Example

Demonstrators march from Downing Street to the Houses of Parliament to protest against austerity measures as the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne prepares to leave 11 Downing Street on Budget Day March 21, 2012 in London, England. Great Britain has re-entered a recession.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 11:44 am

Alec MacGillis is a senior editor for The New Republic.

I don't usually wade into global economic policy here on the Stump, but as Mitt Romney reminded us in his speech last night, the 2012 presidential race is "still about the economy — and we're not stupid." So after coming across a particular pet peeve of mine just now, I'm going to wade on in.

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Opinion
7:57 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Weekly Standard: Borrow And Spend Vs. Austerity

Students gather on front of riot policemen protecting the main entrance of the Mobile Word Congress during a student's demonstration against austerity measures in Education on Feb. 29, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Police beat and arrested youths, while rioters smashed windows and fires were lit in the streets of Barcelona.
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Irwin M. Stelzer writes for The Weekly Standard.

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The Two-Way
7:48 am
Thu April 26, 2012

'Bring Andy Home:' Search For Missing Corgi Goes High Tech

Where's Andy?
The Bring Andy Home Facebook page

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 5:27 pm

We love dogs. So we can't resist passing along word that later today All Things Considered plans to catch up on the story of Andy, a tan and white Pembroke Welsh Corgi who has been missing since New Year's Eve.

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Almost No Change In Jobless Claims Last Week

There were 388,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, down just 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

And in another sign that the labor market's recovery remains sluggish, the agency said "the 4-week moving average was 381,750, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average of 375,500." That measure is said by economists to be a better gauge of the underlying trend in claims.

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