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9:21 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Weekly Standard: 'Liberated' From The Tea Party

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a town hall style meeting at Moore Oil on April 2, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mitt Romney makes a final push through the state as voters head to the polls today.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 7:13 am

Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

In many ways, the story of the 2012 Republican primary has been the inability of Mitt Romney to win over more than a third of self-identified "strong Tea Party supporters" or "very conservative" voters. If he had received the support of those voters, even a slim majority of them, the race would almost certainly have been over weeks ago.

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Opinion
9:20 am
Tue April 3, 2012

The Nation: Romney's Growing Momentum

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks at a campaign rally at Sabre Lanes bowling alley on April 2, 2012 in Menasha, Wisconsin. Wisconsin residents will go to the polls on April 3 to vote for their choice for the Republican presidential nominee.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 7:13 am

Ben Adler is a writer for The Nation.

By the end of April we may have a Republican nominee for president. Republicans are coalescing around Romney, as he has picked up recent endorsements from party leaders past (George H.W. Bush), present (Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan) and future (Marco Rubio). Meanwhile the primary calendar is set to give the frontrunner a boost this week.

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Opinion
9:20 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Foreign Policy: Don't Fear A Nuclear Armed Iran

People demonstrate against a possible Israeli military attack and war with Iran on March 24, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. As the balance between war and diplomacy continually teeters, Israel's leaders are afraid that a nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat.
Uriel Sinai Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 7:00 am

Steven A. Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Favorite Sessions
9:20 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Damien Jurado: Bringing It All Back Home

Damien Jurado performed songs from the album Maraqopa at KEXP in Seattle.
Renata Steiner KEXP

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 1:50 pm

Seattle songwriter Damien Jurado was one of my first guests when I started doing the Morning Show more than a decade ago. He's also the man behind the show's opening theme song, which I've been playing since those early performances. With each new record, Jurado comes by to perform, either solo or with a different lineup.

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Opinion
9:19 am
Tue April 3, 2012

New Republic: The Stalled Revolution

A Syrian man helps carry the coffin of a relative as the funeral procession leaves the Othman mosque in Damascus on March 18, 2012 where the funeral service for some 27 people who were killed in two bomb blasts the previous day took place.
Louai Beshara AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 7:33 am

James Harkin is a London-based writer. His latest book is Niche: Why the Market No Longer Favours the Mainstream.

On a Monday in late February, I received a Facebook message from a Syrian activist notifying me that a demonstration was due to start in half an hour in a heavily guarded section of Damascus. The occasion was a funeral, and so the protest was likely to be large. "Two of the five martyrs are children, and funeral processions for children are always big," the message explained.

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