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President Obama speaks during the sixth annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride around the South Lawn of the White House

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President Obama signs a proclamation designating Fort Ord, on Monterey Bay, California, a national monument

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Today:

12:00: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Santa Barbara, Calif.

12:30: Jay Carney briefs the press.

4:45: PBO welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House.

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ThinkProgress

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Robert Shrum: As he finally claims the nomination that was his all along, but which was so reluctantly yielded to him, Mitt Romney enters his Etch A Sketch period. He may twist the knobs to try and shift his professed beliefs as easily as the aluminum granules on the screen of one of the last century’s most famous toys. But it’s hard for the epic flip-flopper to reframe himself again – or it should be.

Romney is only doing what comes naturally to a man who once said he was “better” on gay rights than Ted Kennedy, but then later donated $25,000 to the homophobic National Organization For Marriage – through a conduit that was designed to hide his contribution. Romney’s public life across two decades has been a ceaselessly revised Etch A Sketch.

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Quarterback Phillip Sims takes a picture of President Barack Obama as he poses for a photo with members of the BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team following a ceremony to honor their 14th national championship and their 2011-2012 season, on the South Lawn of the White House, April 19, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Washington Post: LORAIN, Ohio — Just a day after President Obama visited this crucial swing state, Mitt Romney spoke at a shuttered drywall company visited four years ago by then-candidate Obama to make the argument that Obama’s record has yet to live up to his lofty rhetoric.

On an empty warehouse floor, Romney laid the blame for the company’s fate squarely on Obama.

…. The company actually shut down in June 2008, months before Obama took office and his economic policies took effect.

…. Romney campaign aides said that Obama hasn’t delivered on the promise to jump-start the economy.

… But in Ohio, the economy is improving.

With an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent in February, Ohio’s jobless stats are lower than the national average of 8.2 percent. The unemployment rate, which peaked at 10.6 percent in December 2009, has steadily fallen since then — it was at 8.6 percent when Obama took office in January 2009.

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ThinkProgress: If It’s Sunday, It’s Meet The Republican White Men

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ThinkProgress: Yum! Brands, the owner of fast food brands KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut told Color of Change that they will no longer support the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing front group that, until recently, was a driving force behind state voter suppression and “stand your ground” gun laws. Yum!’s decision means a dozen corporations (plus the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) have now dropped the conservative group.

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