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FROM THE BLOGS:

Newark Mayor Cory Booker hospitalized after rescuing neighbor from house fire
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) rescued a woman from a fire and had to go to the hospital afterward for smoke inhalation. Brett Smiley at New York's Daily Intel has more

Back off, madam!
Republicans of any importance don't say women prefer money to their children or happiness, writes David Gelernter at The Weekly Standard Blog

'Permissive on social issues and at ease with big government, yet ever faithful to the gods of business and finance'
Politicians who are "permissive on social issues" and OK with big government but also are for the interests of Wall Street and finance still exist, contrary to claims by Louis Menand, argues Andrew Gelman at The Monkey Cage. 

This just in: North Korea still sucks at launching rockets
Once again, a North Korean rocket launch was a "dud," writes Spencer Ackerman at Wired's Danger Room blog.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obamas and Bidens to release tax returns
President Obama and Vice President Biden will release their tax returns and urge Mitt Romney to release his, according to The New York Times's Jim Rutenberg and Mark Landler.

Progressive groups, Van Hollen, urge Congress to scrap Cantor tax bill
A trio of liberal groups is urging Democrats to focus on closing tax loopholes for large corporations instead of small-business tax cuts, The Hill's Mike Lillis reports.