Our midday roundup of the political news driving conversation Friday, as tweeted by the politicos and journos who are following it.

But first, an old #campaignreads pick that deserves a second look after Mitt Romney released his first ad of the general election.

Day 1: What does a Romney Presidency look like? Keystone Pipeline, cut taxes, repeal Obamacare mi.tt/JBwlrZ #NewDirection

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 18, 2012

Could Romney get all that stuff done on Day One? A reality check from @fahrenthold from a few weeks back: wapo.st/I4A9Ko

— Karen Tumulty(@ktumulty) May 18, 2012

Obama voters get their politics news online, undecideds more likely from newspapers and TV -- decoded.nationaljournal.com/2012/05/newspa…

— Reid Wilson (@HotlineReid) May 18, 2012

Arizona goes birther: Secretary of state says it’s “possible” Obama won’t be on the ballot in November: tpm.ly/MrGmYw

— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) May 18, 2012

Must-read from @PeterHambyCNN, w/ shoe-leather reporting from Raleigh, concluding that Obama long-shot to carry NC bit.ly/M162Zm

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 18, 2012

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