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11:25 AM ET, March 24, 2012

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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Newt calls Obama's Trayvon Martin comments ‘disgraceful’  —  Per POLITICO's Ginger Gibson, Newt Gingrich accused President Obama of playing race: … Obama has gotten some criticism for discussing a pending legal matter.  But the question of whether Martin's race was a factor in his death …
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Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Trayvon Martin and the End of Excuses  —  We have become a nation in which children have become expendable.  Trayvon Martin is just the most recent example.  —  We executed children in this country until long after the rest of the world — except Iran — thought that was a good idea.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, The Mahablog and CNN
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Obama: “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon”
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 23, 2012
Geraldo Rivera / Fox News:
Trayvon Martin Would Be Alive but for His Hoodie
Telegraph:
Woman died after Muslim nurse refused to help as he was praying  —  An elderly woman was left on the floor at a care home for up to ten minutes because a nurse was praying, an inquest heard.  —  Alzheimer's sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Jerusalem Post:
'French teacher asked minute's silence for Merah'  —  French education minister calls for English teacher's suspension after she called Toulouse killer a “victim.”  —  By REUTERS/France 2 Television  —  France's education minister called for disciplinary proceedings against a teacher …
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Peter Allen / Daily Mail:
Outrage as teacher tells pupils to hold a minute's silence for Toulouse terrorist who killed seven …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Ben Geman / The Hill:
White House was all-hands-on-deck as Solyndra collapse neared  —  Several key White House offices were involved with the Obama administration's messaging plans and other preparations as the collapse of the taxpayer-backed solar company Solyndra was imminent, newly released documents show.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Danish TV Host Mocks Obama for His Rhetoric  —  “Maybe the copy key got stuck on the presidential speechwriter's keyboard.”  —  Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show Detektor, mocked President Obama's political rhetoric in a recent episode.  “Obama used a metaphor from boxing …
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BuzzFeed:
Obama Uses The Same Patronizing Line On Many, Many Foreign Leaders
Discussion: Mediaite, BuzzFeed, Hot Air and FP Passport
Bloomberg:
MF Global's Corzine Ordered Funds Moved to JPMorgan, Memo Says  —  Jon S. Corzine, MF Global Holding Ltd. (MFGLQ)'s chief executive officer, gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in one of the brokerage's JPMorgan Chase & Co. …
Facebook:
Protecting Your Passwords and Your Privacy  —  In recent months, we've seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people's Facebook profiles or private information.  This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user's friends.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
If Medicare Is OK, Obamacare Should Be Too  —  The lawyers challenging the Affordable Care Act will offer many arguments next week, when they make their case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.  But their most central claim is that the law is “unprecedented”—that it represents …
Discussion: Swampland and Washington Post
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Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
INFOGRAPHIC: The Affordable Care Act Turns Two
Discussion: Daily Kos, Joe. My. God. and Ezra Klein
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republican primary turnout rebounds, is up overall  —  Reports of the GOP's turnout problems appear to have been slightly premature.  —  A Fix review of turnout in the Republican presidential nominating process shows that it has rebounded in recent weeks, and GOP voters are now turning …
Discussion: americanthinker.com and NO QUARTER
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Obama: ‘Common sense’ transportation bill is ‘up to the House’  —  President Obama used his weekly address to press House Republicans to accept the transportation funding bill that has been approved in the Senate on a bipartisan vote.  —  The current legislation that authorizes funding …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Newt: Why does Obama ‘behave the way that people would think’ he's Muslim?  —  POLITICO's Ginger Gibson reports: … Gingrich frequently talks about how the media won't let him elevate the discourse to the “big ideas” and serious issues.
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Jason Gilbert / The Huffington Post:
Tacocopter Aims To Deliver Tacos Using Unmanned Drone Helicopters … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Helicopters, Taco Helicopter, Tacocopter, Tacos, Tacos And Helicopter, Unmanned Drones, Technology News  —  Look, up in the sky!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!
Washington Post:
Mexico's middle class is becoming its majority  —  QUERETARO, Mexico — A wary but tenacious middle class is fast becoming the majority in Mexico, breaking down the rich-poor divide in a profound demographic transformation that has far-reaching implications here and in the United States.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Michael Walsh / National Review:
The Consequences of No Consequences  —  Does anyone else notice the disconnect between stories such as this one, as noted by the estimable Walter Russell Mead: … And this one, about Sandra Fluke and her contraceptive demands: … Forget for the moment Read's implied connection between …
Discussion: alicublog
Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
Recession's Lasting Effects  —  More grim ruminations on our economic prospects: What if recessions do permanent damage, diminishing a nation's productive capacity?  —  As I wrote on Thursday, recessions are commonly understood as disruptive rather than destructive to the economy as a whole.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney Expands National GOP Lead  —  Now leads Santorum by double digits  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Mitt Romney's national support among Republican voters has surged in recent days, coincident with his decisive victory in the Illinois primary and a prominent endorsement from Jeb Bush.
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Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Toomey: Republicans Can Trust Romney to Govern as a Conservative
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politico
 
 
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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Sued by Trader Over $3 Million Decimal Point
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Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Top Republican says ‘Democrat front group’ is orchestrating illegal Rush Limbaugh robocalls
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