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11:10 PM ET, March 20, 2012

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Jonathon M. Seidl / TheBlaze.com:
RICK SANTORUM REACTS TO OBAMA ALLOWING DAUGHTER TO VACATION IN MEXICO: ‘SET AN EXAMPLE’  —  On Tuesday's Glenn Beck program, Rick Santorum responded to the news that the president allowed his 13-year-old daughter, Malia, to vacation in Mexico, despite a recent State Department travel warning for the country.
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BuzzFeed:
Story About White House Scrubbing Obama Daughter Travel Story Has Now Been Scrubbed  —  Citing security concerns, Politico removes a detail about Malia Obama's trip to Mexico.  Point taken.  —  The White House's campaign to scrub a story from the internet yesterday about Malia Obama's trip …
Benjy Sarlin / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Rick Santorum: President Obama Shouldn't Let Daughter Go To Mexico (VIDEO)  —  Rick Santorum said President Obama set a bad example and potentially endangered American tourists by letting his daughter Malia go to Mexico on a spring break vacation.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media scrubs Malia Obama vacation story  —  The AFP, the Huffington Post and other websites have scrubbed a report about first daughter Malia Obama's Spring Break vacation.  —  On Monday, the AFP reported that Obama's daughter was vacationing abroad, along with a number of friends and 25 Secret Service agents.
Montreal Gazette:
Obama's daughter spends spring break in Mexico
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
CBS News early Illinois exit polls: 4 in 10 Romney, Santorum voters “have reservations”  —  (CBS News) More than four in ten of the people who voted for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in Tuesday's GOP primary in Illinois “have reservations” about their choice, according to early CBS News exit polls.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Polling on Romney's ‘dog problem’  —  Mitt Romney's ‘dog problem’ has received tons of media attention in the last week so we decided to do a poll about it.  Here's what we found:  —20% of voters have a favorable opinion of Romney's treatment of dogs to 29% with an unfavorable opinion.
Timothy Stenovec / The Huffington Post:
Illinois Primary 2012 Results MAP (REAL-TIME DATA)
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Illinois primary results: Mitt Romney crushes Rick Santorum
Discussion: CNN and Scared Monkeys
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Illinois, Santorum's Chance at Nomination Is Slipping Away
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Better-Off, Better Educated Voters Boost Romney in Illinois
Discussion: Mediaite
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Wire:
2012 GOP Wives More Popular Than Husbands
Discussion: Hot Air
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
The Budget Wars: Why Obama and the GOP Are Light-Years Apart  —  If it seems like Republicans and Democrats are on different planets with their approach to budgeting, it's because they really are providing answers to completely different questions.  —  “This isn't just about math …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid: Sen. Wyden against Medicare reforms in Ryan budget
Discussion: Politico and ThinkProgress
Paul Ryan / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Budget and America's Future
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Fox News Commenters React to Trayvon Martin: ‘Good Shot Zimmy’  —  I don't even know what to say about this any more; the comments about Trayvon Martin at Fox News are just unbelievable.  —  Here's the article: Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Case of Black Teenager Killed by Neighborhood Watch Captain |
Discussion: Fox News, Hullabaloo and Booman Tribune
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Emily Bazelon / Slate:
Why Trayvon Martin's Killer Remains Free  —  Florida's self-defense laws have left Florida safe for no one—except those who shoot first.  —  Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman.  Zimmerman has not been charged.  —  family handout
Frances Robles / MiamiHerald.com:
Lawyer: Girl on phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was shot
Beth Kassab / Orlando Sentinel:
“Stand your ground” law goes too far
Newt Gingrich / CNN:
TRENDING: Campaign calls De Niro comment ‘inappropriate’ after Gingrich blast  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama's reelection organization said Tuesday it was “inappropriate” for Robert De Niro to joke at a campaign fundraiser in New York Monday that America wasn't “ready for a white first lady.”
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gingrich says actor Robert DeNiro's racially themed first lady joke ‘inexcusable’  —  Newt Gingrich blasted actor Robert DeNiro for a racially themed joke during his introduction of first lady Michelle Obama at a fundraiser in New York City on Monday night, calling the comments “inexcusable.”
Blue Texan / Crooks and Liars:
CBS's Mark Knoller Falsely Claims Debt Has Increased More Under Obama Than Bush  —  Mark Knoller is the White House correspondant for CBS Radio, and a first-class right-wing tool.  Monday night, he posted an article titled, “National debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush,” …
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John Celock / The Huffington Post:
Abortion Bill: Arizona GOP Legislator Says Women Should Witness Abortions … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Arizona Republicans, Abortion, Abortion Rights, Anti-Abortion, Arizona Politics, Video, Arizona Democrats, Arizona Legislature, Birth Control, Matt Heinz, Women's Health …
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Arizona Republic:
Arizona lawmaker wants to go further on abortion laws
Ben Geman / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker entertains Obama ‘birther’ notions  —  Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Tuesday said he's not yet convinced that President Obama's birth certificate is legitimate.  —  “I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence,” …
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Romney econ adviser posts deport-seniors joke on blog  —  Greg Mankiw, the Harvard professor who serves as one of Mitt Romney's top economic advisers, has managed to take a shot at two key constituencies - Hispanics and seniors - in a single linked post on his popular economics blog.
Discussion: Greg Mankiw's Blog and 24Ahead
CBS New York:
Bloomberg Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless  —  Has The Mayor Totally Eaten Away At The Public's Desire To Do Good?  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg's food police have struck again!  —  Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city …
David Segal / New York Times:
For LSAT, Sharp Drop in Popularity for Second Year  —  Legal diplomas are apparently losing luster.  —  The organization behind the Law School Admission Test reported that the number of tests it administered this year dropped by more than 16 percent, the largest decline in more than a decade.
Discussion: TaxProf Blog, Instapundit and Law Blog
The 1600 Report:
Obama to fast track southern portion of Keystone XL Pipeline  —  President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit process for the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president's announcement tells CNN.
 
 
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