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Rand Paul attempting to back out of Meet the Press on Sunday, insiders there say…. this morning on Good Morning America says Obama’s criticism of BP is "un-American," and also again declines to say private businesses can’t discriminate… or that gov’t should set minimum wage…. Ruth Marcus of Wash Post on Paul–and Robert Bork…. pro-GOP Rasmussen finds Sestak up by 4 points on Toomey in PA.
Hotline: Justice Breyer testifies that he is "impressed" by Twitter, but Scalia snorts, "clueless."
Playboy Rep. Souder offiicially quits the House. Heading to the park? …. Palin campaigning for candidate who thinks Puerto Rico is a country…….Al Franken introduces Student Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate ….
BITS & PIECES: Google turns home page logo into playable game of PacMan…..From Nieman Watchdog: Has Obama created a Social Security death panel?…. Bono injures back in rehearsal, undergoes surgery. More time to write NYT column? …..Anyone else think those Sex and the City 2 TV ads in the desert only remind you of the Ishtar disaster? …. Guy who made famous "N-word" sign gets job covering Tea Party at Wash Times….Former gossip king Lloyd Grove, one of my old Crawdaddy writers, reviews new book on Murdoch and the WSJ….
TV TONITE: John Fund is a panelist on Bill Maher’s HBO show tonight, and here he is this morning at the WSJ complaining about media still hitting Rand Paul and the tea partiers while sucking up to the SEIU and other unions….Responding to Lena Horne’s recent passing, PBS airing doc tonight, and Turner Classics showing two movies in prime time.