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Forget that moderate governor of a blue state period of his life: Mitt Romney is going full-on tea partier.

As 2012 draws ever closer, Romney is stepping up his attacks on President Obama and the Democratic party -- including questioning their respect for America. In a new edition of his book No Apology, Romney reportedly takes some hard swipes at Obama, writing that "my worst fears about the president have come true."

From the Boston Globe's Matt Viser, who got an early look at the new introduction to Romney's bestseller:

"Rather than focusing his energy and political capital on solving the economic crisis, he exploited it to promote his extreme liberal agenda,'' Romney writes in the new paperback version of "No Apology,'' according to excerpts provided to the Globe.

"We need a U-turn from the policies of the past few years,'' he adds.

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Egypt continues to block its citizens from the internet, blocking the world from an inside view at the protests and unrest there.

But thanks to some philanthropic engineers at Twitter, Google, and SayNow (a company Google recently acquired), Egyptians can dial a free number and leave a voicemail that will automatically tweet out.

There are three numbers to call: +16504194196, +390662207294, or +97316199855. The service will immediately tweet the voicemail with the hashtag #Egypt.

To hear the tweets, head to Speak To Tweet's Twitter feed. All voicemails will be posted there.

Bravo to Google and Twitter for putting this together so quickly.

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When a who's who of Washington heavyweights spoke at a panel two weeks ago on behalf of the MEK, an Iranian opposition group currently considered a terrorist organization by the State Department, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge made a claim that the members of the group who currently reside in Iraq enjoy special protection under the Geneva Convention. But the State Department tells TPM that's not true.

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The Republican-controlled House is considering new limitations on federal funding for abortion that could be a crown jewel of the GOP leadership's attempt to show its constituents there's a new, socially conservative sheriff in town -- if anyone was willing to discuss it, that is.

It seems one of the only people willing to talk at all about the controversial abortion bill is one of its Democratic co-sponsors, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL). And he's not willing to embrace the language in the bill that appears to redefine rape in a way that would prevent some impregnated victims from having their abortions covered by insurance.

But it's radio silence from the pro-life community, which is usually more than willing to sound off on abortion and what needs to be done to stop it.

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Cincinnati landlord Henry E. Bailey currently owns 22 apartments in three separate buildings in Ohio. And since at least 2008, the federal government says he's been sneaking into the apartments of his female residents without their permission, groping them without their consent, offering reduced rent and maintenance repairs in exchange for sexual favors and refusing to make repairs for or offer rent discounts to those who refused.

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House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa has surveyed scores of industry and conservative players to figure out how to target investigations of President Obama's regulatory regime. But only a fraction of the responses he's received have been made public, and he won't share the rest with ranking member Elijah Cummings.

So Cummings is going straight to the sources.

In letters sent Monday to the same powerbrokers Issa solicited, Cummings asks for copies of their responses.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch may have gotten a pass from the Tea Party Express on a 2012 challenge from the right, but the anti-tax group Club For Growth says it still hasn't made any decisions about him.

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First came the rumors that President Obama's Ambassador to China, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), was planning to resign (and maybe run for president.) Then came White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' confirmation that Huntsman was on the way out (to maybe run for president.) Now comes news that Huntsman has officially tendered his resignation and plans to return to the US by May, which gives him plenty of time to...well, you know.

Politico's Mike Allen reports Huntsman has tendered his resignation from the embassy in China effective this spring, giving him a little over half a year to scale up a presidential campaign -- should he so choose -- by the time of the first nominating contests early next year.

In his letter, Huntsman reportedly "thanks Obama for the opportunity to serve the country and praises the U.S. embassy staff in Beijing." Obama has praised Huntsman's tenure as ambassador, though Allen reports behind the scenes White House officials "are furious at what they consider an audacious betrayal."

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