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4:30 PM ET, April 6, 2011

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Scott Baker / The Blaze:
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts Announce New Agreement; Beck to ‘Transition Off’ Daily TV Program  —  Editor's note: After a great deal of speculation about Glenn Beck's future on television, here is the freshly-inked news release.  There will be a couple of key headlines out of this …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program  —  Updated |  Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.  —  His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts.  The statement did not specify an end date for the show …
New York Times:
Glenn Beck To ‘Transition Off’ Fox News Program … Fox News , Glenn Beck , Glenn Beck Fox News , Cable News , Fox News Glenn Beck , Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News Show , Glenn Beck Transition , Media News  —  Fox News and Glenn Beck announced Wednesday that Beck will “transition off of his daily program” later this year.
David Weigel / Weigel:
Glenn Beck Will End Fox News Show  —  His daily show, which began in January 2009, will end at some point this year.  Business Insider has the full release while Beck's news site, The Blaze, is offline. … Beck's ratings had been collapsing, even as he remained one of the most popular hosts on TV.
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Glenn Beck's Fox News Show Ending
Discussion: The Washington Note
Jay Yarow / The Wire:
GLENN BECK PULLING SHOW OFF FOX NEWS
Discussion: AlterNet and The Other McCain
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Why Beck Is Out At Fox: Poor Ratings And Paranoid Rants
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Paul Krugman:
Paul Ryan's Multiple Unicorns  —  Gosh.  For a plan that supposedly sets a new standard of seriousness, Paul Ryan's vision (pdf) depends an awful lot on unicorn sightings — belief in the impossible.  Let me review the top three unicorns.  —  First, the plan assumes that tax cuts will set off a literally unprecedented boom.
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CEPR:
Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care  —  That is what headlines would look like if the United States had an independent press.  After all, this is one of the main take aways of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) …
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Republican Paul Ryan's budget proposal is brave, radical, and smart.  —  For the past 30 years, Republicans have been hypocrites about spending.  They've raged against big government without ever proposing the kinds of cuts necessary to bring federal expenditures in line with tax revenues.
CBO's Latest 10 Documents:
LONG-TERM ANALYSIS OF A BUDGET PROPOSAL BY CHAIRMAN RYAN  —  ABSTRACT  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has conducted a long-term analysis of a budget proposal by Chairman Ryan to substantially change federal payments under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, eliminate the subsidies …
Myglesias / Yglesias:   Nancy Pelosi Vows To Party Like It's 2005 With Paul Ryan's Draconian Medicare-Ending Budget Proposal
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Neglected Elements of Paul Ryan's Ripoff — Middle Class Tax Increases and Giveaways to Big Banks
Wall Street Journal:
New Proposal Hits Old Hurdles of Budget Math
Discussion: Firedoglake and National Review
JSOnline:
With 100% of vote counted, Kloppenburg clings to narrow lead; recount expected  —  At left, Justice David Prosser speaks to supporters in Hartland.  At right, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg speaks to supporters in Madison.  —  By Patrick Marley, Jason Stein and Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel
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WTMJ:
Elections: Lake Mills Votes Give Kloppenburg Edge  —  By The Associated Press with Jay Sorgi  —  MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's fight over union rights came to a head at the polls as voters split almost evenly over whether to re-elect a conservative-leaning justice or give his little-known opponent his seat on the state Supreme Court.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner, Obama budget call lasts three minutes  —  President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a brief phone call Wednesday as a government shutdown loomed, and Boehner told the president he is “hopeful” a spending deal can be reached, the Speaker's office said.
Discussion: CNN and The Gateway Pundit
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DEMANDS FOR AN ‘ALTERNATIVE’.... Yesterday afternoon …
Discussion: The Impolitic and The Page
The Note:
GOP Rep. McCotter: ‘Majority of the Public’ Wouldn't Mind Government Shutdown
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
The Note:
Boehner Cries Over Looming Government Shutdown
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Susan Crabtree / TPMDC:
White House Prepares For the Worst, Outlines Shutdown Plans
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
White House Says Shutdown Would Harm the Economy
Discussion: Calculated Risk
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Dems Find Message Discipline Against GOP Plan To Scrap Medicare
KCCI-TV:
Teen Finds Campaign Worker At Back Door At 3AM  —  ANKENY, Iowa — A 15-year-old girl found a campaign worker from Alabama banging on her Ankeny family's back door early Wednesday morning.  —  Chloe Steward told KCCI she heard her dog barking around 3 a.m. and went to investigate.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pawlenty staffer arrested in Iowa
Discussion: CNN
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Bachmann: Why I'm qualified to be president  —  Michele Bachmann, after Bill O'Reilly asks her if she has the frame of reference to be the leader of the free world.
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
West Wing briefing: Obama headed out of D.C. as shutdown looms  —  A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn't reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”  —  “I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added.
Myglesias / Yglesias:
What If We Focused On The Long Term Climate Gap?  —  No matter how hard I try, I can't quite get my head around the combination of Washington's obsession with decades-away projected fiscal shortfalls and it's total lack of interest in decades-away projected climate disaster.
Discussion: Free exchange and Mother Jones
CBS San Francisco:
Man With Anti-Obama Sign Attacked In San Francisco  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/ BCN) — A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign opposing President Barack Obama was attacked in San Francisco's North Panhandle neighborhood, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
Paul Krugman:
Memory Hole Alert  —  Wow.  Yesterday afternoon I downloaded the tables from that Heritage report that's the basis for the Ryan plan.  The first page looked like this:  —  You can see the unemployment forecast, with the amazing 2.8 percent prediction, in the fourth set of figures.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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James M. Dubik / Foreign Policy:
Boots on the Ground  —  The Obama administration should prepare …
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Party Discipline  —  Glenn Greenwald writes that Democratic voters need …
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