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The New Hampshire Democratic Party today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Republican Mitt Romney. The complaint alleges that Romney is using political action committees set up across the country in order to pay for his presidential campaign.—-

Romney, the con artist formerly known as the Republican Massachusetts governor, is currently the leader of the presidential pack in the GOP. Romney allegedly set up state PACs to get around federal regulations, however it is illegal for state PACs to finance a campaign for federal office. "Romney's funneling of campaign contributions from his array of state political action committees to fund his presidential campaign reeks of an Enron-style accounting scheme," said Holly Shulman, communications director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Mitt Romney just wants to be President — plain and simple — and he'll take any position, say anything or do anything to get there."

The Los Angeles Times today reported that two former White House aides have launched a pair of independent groups to fight the conservative financial efforts by the Koch Brothers and the groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, co-founded by Karl Rove. Former White House Press Secretary Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney, who served as a top aide to former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, today formed Priorities USA — a nonprofit social welfare group that can raise unlimited amounts of money without disclosing the identity of its donors. “While we agree that fundamental campaign finance reforms are needed, Karl Rove and the Koch brothers cannot live by one set of rules as our values and our candidates are overrun with their hundreds of millions of dollars,” Burton said. “We will follow the rules as the Supreme Court has laid them out, but the days of the double standard are over.”

A video on the group’s website says “the extreme right-wing … is extremely dangerous.” While playing unflattering clips of Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and other “extreme” right-wingers, the spot declares, “It’s time to stand up and fight back.

The GOP is biting its tongue again as billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Oklahoma GOP Lawmaker Sally Kern both said really stupid shit this week. Sally Kern said Wednesday that, “blacks” don’t work as hard as white people and that “people of color didn’t want to work as hard. They wanted it given to them.”

Tell that to Derrick Rose, he took that shit. Game six? No thanks.

Donald Trump dropped the fuck-bomb during a speech in Las Vegas last night, according the AP. While discussing Iraq and oil prices, Trump launched into a Samuel L. Jackson-esque rant a la Pulp Fiction.

• “We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can’t get a f***ing school in Brooklyn.” — Donald Trump on Iraq

• “We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you’re not going to raise that f****ing price.” — Donald Trump on oil

• “Listen you mother f***ers we’re going to tax you 25 percent.” — Donald Trump on taxing Chinese goods

• “I love that f****** movie.” — Donald Trump on Black Snake Moan

Glenn Beck yesterday expressed his hatred for Glee on his soon-to-be-defunct program. “All of the characters are extremely good looking, extremely talented … Everybody in here is somebody that your kids would want to be like. Except everybody is sleeping with everybody else, there’s no values, self-gratification,” said Beck. “This is propaganda and it’s an anthem, and it’s an anthem saying join us. How can you and I possibly win against that?” he added.

The Reverend Wallace Charles Smith, the pastor of President Obama’s Easter service, appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Monday and has since received more than 100 threats. “We received a fax that had the image of a monkey with a target across is face,” Smith said. “My secretary has received telephone calls that have been so vulgar until she has had to hang up.”

The white iPhone 4, which has just recently been released, is slightly thicker than the black one. Apple says it did this in an attempt to deter hipsters from buying the phone. “I can’t wear skinny jeans ‘cause my apps don’t fit.”

Michael has said farewell to The Office and The Office has said farewell to ratings. Andrew Cohen, a contributor for The Atlantic sums it all up quite nicely here.

Oh, and there was a super fancy wedding today that way too many people got up way too early for. Including CityBeat's Jac Kern.

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