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3:20 PM ET, April 14, 2009

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Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Federal agency warns of radicals on right  —  9-page report sent to police  —  The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return …
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Michelle Malkin:
Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real  —  Last night, the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:  —  Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The execrable DHS report on “right-wing extremism”
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Constitution Is A Subversive Manifesto Per DHS
Discussion: PoliBlog and Don Surber
Xinhua News Agency:
Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates  —  Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday.  —  The Chinese merchant ships escorted …
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Washington Post:
‘3 Rounds, 3 Dead Bodies’  —  Precision Volley by Navy SEALs Ended a Five-Day Ordeal For an American Seaman, but Piracy Off Somalia Continues  —  As dusk began to fall Sunday, the Somali pirates holding captain Richard Phillips had grown edgy.  —  As they bobbed in the ocean near the USS Bainbridge …
Elizabeth A. Kennedy / Associated Press:
Somali pirates hijack 4 ships, take 60 hostages  —  MOMBASA, Kenya - Somali pirates captured four ships and took more than 60 crew members hostage in a brazen hijacking spree, while the American captain freed from their grip planned to reunite with his crew and fly home Wednesday to the United States.
Discussion: BLACKFIVE, Hot Air and USA Today
Fox News:
Tea Party Protesters Gird for Possible Liberal Backlash  —  Tea Party organizers are poised for a possible backlash during their nationwide demonstrations on Tax Day, April 15.  —  FOXNews.com  —  What would a party be without party poopers?  —  As anti-tax protesters organize tea parties across …
Discussion: Raw Story
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David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Tea Party Activists: Tax Day Events Will Attract ‘Silent Majority’  —  Protesters attend an anti-spending Tea Party rally in front of the White House on Feb. 27, 2009 (Photo by: David Weigel)  —  When Jason Pye heard that Newt Gingrich was getting involved with the April 15 Tea Parties, he knew what he had to do.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
THE GOP'S SILENCE ON MN IS DEAFENING  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  While the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released statements last night congratulating Al Franken and ratcheting up the pressure for Norm Coleman to bow out, we haven't heard a peep from national Republicans.
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Jeremy W. Peters / City Room:
Paterson Will Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill  —  Gov. David A. Paterson will announce on Thursday plans to introduce legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, according to people with knowledge of the governor's plans.  —  Mr. Paterson's move, which he first signaled last week …
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Goldberg tells Hannity, “I'm sorry, Sean ... but we have to stop going out of our way to find fault with every single thing he [Obama] does.”  —  Wow that is about the 4 or 5 time in the last few days that an Fox commentator has voiced support for Pres Obams.  Kirstin Powers , Mara Liasson, Bill O'Reilly, Bob Beckel and now Goldberg.
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Guv candidate says he'd order halt to gay marriage  —  A Republican candidate for governor vowed today to stop gay marriage if he's elected, but several Statehouse officials say his proposed method would be illegal.  —  “If I have the opportunity to serve as your next governor,” …
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   NULLIFYING COURT RULINGS.... I can appreciate the fact …
Floyd Norris:
The Case of the Missing Month  —  I blogged the Goldman Sachs call this morning, starting at 7 a.m. The newest posts are at the top.  —  7:50 a.m.|  Call Over: The call ended quietly with little additional talk about December.  —  7:45 a.m.|  How Quickly We Forget …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Poll: Obama earns nation's trust  —  Three months into his presidency, Barack Obama stands out as perhaps the most trusted figure in American politics.  —  In a new Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO national survey of 1,000 registered voters, Obama outdistances figures on both the left …
Jimmy Vielkind / politickerny.com:
As Murphy Goes Up, Republicans Object to Second-Homers, Democrats Allege Ethnic Bias  —  The front lines.  —  HUDSON—Attorneys representing Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco are objecting to nearly every absentee ballot mailed to Columbia County from the five boroughs or Florida.
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Democrat's lead in N.Y. special up to 56
Stephen Hunter / Washington Post:
A Sniper's Precision View to A Kill  —  The three quick shots off the fantail of the USS Bainbridge that terminated the piracy incident in the Indian Ocean early Sunday night made a number of points for various pointy-headed political pundits to chew on, cudlike, for a few weeks.
Discussion: marbury
Jim Treacher / The Greenroom:
Staged Military Photo Ops Suddenly Awesome  —  Back in 2003, the left was astonished and dismayed that George W. Bush got such a warm Thanksgiving welcome from ...
Discussion: The Plum Line and Moonbattery
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Easter With My Conservative Family  —  A reader writes: … It will get much much worse before it gets better.
Discussion: American Power
Alan Boyle / MSNBC:
PG&E makes deal for space solar power  —  Utility to buy orbit-generated electricity from Solaren in 2016, at no risk  —  California's biggest energy utility announced a deal Monday to purchase 200 megawatts of electricity from a startup company that plans to beam the power down to Earth from outer space, beginning in 2016.
Discussion: RedState and Climate Progress
Wall Street Journal:
Gay, Proud and Conservative  —  A new group asks the GOP to return to its Reaganite roots.  —  'There's a stereotype that if you're gay, you're liberal - and if you are a conservative, you're a bigot.  Well, there are people like me who are gay and conservative, and we think it's important that we have a voice.
Chicago Breaking News:
Blagojevich pleads not guilty  —  Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty this morning to 16 charges of criminal corruption including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  —  His brother, Robert, a fundraiser for his campaigns, also pleaded not guilty to similar charges.
Andrew Sullivan / The Huffington Post:
Palin's AG Pick Defended KKK Statue, Mocked Offended Student  —  Sarah Palin's choice for attorney general once wrote a column defending the statue of a KKK figure as an expression of free speech and mocked the psychology of a college student who protested the display.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THEY'RE GOING TO NEED A LOT MORE TEA BAGS.... As April 15 approaches, this is generally the time most Americans are inclined to complain about paying Uncle Sam.  It's supposed to be as American as apple pie — we all think we're paying too much in taxes.  —  At least, that's what we've been led to believe.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama: ‘Instant gratification’ fueled bust  —  President Barack Obama acknowledges in a major economic speech Tuesday that “times are still tough” and warns that a culture of “instant gratification” had produced neglect of major national problems that wound up undermining the economy.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. May Drop Key Condition for Talks With Iran  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and its European allies are preparing proposals that would shift strategy toward Iran by dropping a longstanding American insistence that Tehran rapidly shut down nuclear facilities during the early phases …
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
Obama Compares His Economic Recovery To Jesus' Sermon On The Mount  —  Jesus says that He is the rock.  Prior to Him, all was sand.  Does Obama imply that he and his economic recovery are the rock, and the strength of the American economy before him was sand?  —  Hosanna in the highest!
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Did Bernie Goldberg “smack down” Sean Hannity?  —  Right after Sean Hannity's show aired on the East Coast, I began to get mail describing a supposed smackdown by Bernie Goldberg on his host for not giving Barack Obama credit in the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from pirates this weekend.
Paul Krugman:
Time for bottles in coal mines  —  President Obama hails the fact that stimulus projects are coming in “ahead of schedule and under budget.”  Yay — but boo.  —  Ahead of schedule is good.  Under budget — well, ordinarily that's a good thing.  But the point of the stimulus is to increase spending!
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Reuters
 
 
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