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10:20 PM ET, April 10, 2011

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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama to Offer Deficit-Cutting Plan as Fiscal Fight Broadens  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will call this week for a broad plan to raise revenues and cut deficits, as the battle over fiscal issues moves past this weekend's budget deal and into a broader and more consequential debate over the nation's long-term fiscal health.
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Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Mike Pence: Spending Deal ‘Probably Not Good Enough’ To Vote For
Discussion: Yglesias
The Hill:
Spending cuts, not policy riders, held up a deal, GOP aides say
Discussion: protein wisdom
New York Times:
Concessions and Tension, Then a Deal
Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Obama Advisor David Plouffe: Budget Cuts Both ‘Draconian’ and ‘Historic’  —  Plouffe Lauds Bipartisanship and Slams Trump  —  Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe conceded this morning that some of the cuts the White House agreed to in order to avoid a government shutdown were draconian.
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Abby Phillip / The Politico:
Obama to make major budget address  —  President Barack Obama will lay out a long-term deficit reduction plan this week, White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Sunday.  —  “The president will be laying out his approach to long-term deficit reduction later this week,” Plouffe said on NBC's …
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Plouffe: Obama to speak on long-term deficit reduction
Discussion: Doug Ross
Michael Isikoff / msnbc.com:
Comments follow statements by Donald Trump questioning legitimacy of president's birth record  —  Below:  —  The Hawaiian state health official who personally reviewed Barack Obama's original birth certificate has affirmed again that the document is “real” and denounced “conspiracy theorists” …
James Poulos / Ricochet.com:
Trump is Final Proof that the Political Class Has Failed  —  There are two main theories cooperating to explain the Trump phenomenon:  — Donald Trump is today's best self-promoter and professional opportunist.  — The Republican field of presumptive candidates for president is lame.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and PoliPundit.com
Jon Wiener / The Nation:
NPR Station in LA Suspends Planned Parenthood Spots  —  One of two NPR stations in the Los Angeles area, KPCC-FM, suspended its regularly-scheduled Planned Parenthood spots on Friday, in response to Republican demands that Congress eliminate federal funding for the family planning group.
Claire Ellicott / Daily Mail:
BNP man ‘videoed burning Koran in garage’ arrested and charged  —  A senior member of the British National Party has been arrested for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran in his garage.  —  Sion Owens, a BNP candidate in the forthcoming Welsh Assembly elections, was charged under the Public Order Act.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China tells U.S. to quit as human rights judge  —  (Reuters) - The United States is beset by violence, racism and torture and has no authority to condemn other governments' human rights problems, China said on Sunday, countering U.S. criticism of Beijing's crackdown.
David S. Cloud / Los Angeles Times:
Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy  —  U.S. Predator teams and a special operations unit on the ground studying a suspicious convoy make a series of fateful missteps as they try to distinguish friend from foe.  —  Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Blowin' in the Idiot Wind  —  Bob Dylan may have done the impossible: broken creative new ground in selling out.  —  The idea that the raspy troubadour of '60s freedom anthems would go to a dictatorship and not sing those anthems is a whole new kind of sellout — even worse than Beyoncé …
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Keynes' Ghost  —  I'm blogging from Bretton Woods, NH, site of the 1944 conference that reconstructed the rules for the global financial, monetary and trading system and the postwar recovery.  This weekend, the world's leading critics of the current economic mess have gathered here to discuss measures …
Discussion: Yglesias
NWCN:
Third day of ‘sleep-in’ at Washington state capitol  —  OLYMPIA, Wash. - Thousands of union members from all over Washington poured into the state Capitol Friday, calling on lawmakers to “put people first” by ending corporate tax breaks and painful cuts to public programs.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
 
 
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