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Tears at the Edwards trial, Bachmann’s Swiss stakes, and Obama’s gay money (read-this roundup)

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Jennifer Palmieri arrives at a federal courthouse for the Edwards trial. (Gerry Broome/AP)

Swiss stakes — Now that Michele Bachmann’s gone Swiss (or at least been granted dual citizenship there), Suzi Parker points out some of the things about her newly adopted homeland that might not sit well with the Minnesota Republican: Socialism, a health-care mandate, and same-sex partnerships.

Gay money — One in six of President Obama’s bundlers is openly gay, reports our colleague Dan Eggen. Even before Obama endorsed gay marriage yesterday, what the Advocate magazine calls “Power Gays” were writing checks.

Take note, fellas — Mitt Romney seems to do Mother’s Day right, our colleague Felicia Sonmez reports. The GOP candidate “always brings me lilacs,” says Ann Romney, his wife and mother to the couple’s five boys.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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