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11:00 PM ET, March 23, 2012

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Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Fox's Geraldo Rivera: “I Think The Hoodie Is As Much Responsible For Trayvon Martin's Death As George Zimmerman”  —  On the March 23 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera reacted to the killing of 17-year-old, unarmed Florida resident Trayvon Martin …
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Congressman Allen West / Facebook:
I have sat back and allowed myself time to assess the current episode revealing itself in Sanford Florida...  I have sat back and allowed myself time to assess the current episode revealing itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin.
Geraldo Rivera / Fox News:
Trayvon Martin Would Be Alive but for His Hoodie  —  Demonstrators take to the streets during the Million Hoodie March, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York.  A few hundred people were marching in New York City in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama: 'If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon'  —  President Obama weighed in Friday on the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, calling it a national tragedy - and saying that the young man reminded him of his own children.  —  “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama said in Rose Garden remarks.
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 23, 2012  — n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle  —  BREAKING: NEW GALLUP POLL SHOWS ROMNEY WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER SANTORUM: “Mitt Romney's national support among Republican voters has surged in recent days …
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Obama: “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon”
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
Trayvon Martin Updates
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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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 …
Discussion: CNN
Rasmussen Reports:
Wisconsin GOP: Romney, 46%, Santorum 33%, Paul 8%, Gingrich 7%  —  Mitt Romney holds a double-digit lead over Rick Santorum in Rasmussen Reports' first look at the Wisconsin Republican Primary race.  —  A new statewide telephone survey shows that 46% of Likely Republican Primary Voters …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney Expands National GOP Lead
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Romney leads by 14, hits key milestone in new national poll
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Santorum: I'll Support Whoever Wins The GOP Nomination
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Mother Jones
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: Change of Subject and Swampland
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New York Times:
The Severability Doctrine
Discussion: Balkinization
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. …
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Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
A Surprise World Bank Pick
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Jim Yong Kim: President Obama's groundbreaking choice for World Bank president
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: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
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.
Alex Wong / ABCNEWS:
As Santorum Fires Gun, Woman Shouts 'Pretend It's Obama'  —  WEST MONROE, Louisiana - At a campaign stop at a firing range, while Rick Santorum was firing off some rounds, a woman shouted, “pretend it's Obama.”  —  Santorum, who was far from the woman, couldn't hear the comment as he proceeded with his target practice.
Richard W. Stevenson / The Caucus:
After Palin, Expect a More Intense Vetting Process  —  Let's say you're moving steadily toward wrapping up the Republican presidential nomination and you allow yourself to begin thinking ahead to the question of a running mate.  —  Your party has a potentially devastating problem with Hispanic voters …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Santorum spokesman denies Obama-Ahmadinejad conflation in new ad  —  My conversation with Rick Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley about the new Santorum ad in which images of President Obama are interspersed with images of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Top Republican says ‘Democrat front group’ is orchestrating illegal Rush Limbaugh robocalls  —  A top Republican official has accused Democrats of being behind a fresh wave of illegal robocalls made to voters across the country by a shadowy group calling itself ‘The Women of the 99 Percent’.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Arlen Specter's Memoir: The Five Steamiest Passages … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, the former senator who served Pennsylvania for 30 years, is out with a new memoir that laments the loss of comity in the U.S. Senate, calls for televised oral arguments …
 
 
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Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
Recession's Lasting Effects
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republican primary turnout rebounds, is up overall
Discussion: NO QUARTER
Dave Levinthaland Anna Palmer / Politico:
POLITICO Influence: Anti-Obama PAC
Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
I've backed Ken Livingstone for mayor before, but this time I just can't do it
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk and normblog
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Allen / Daily Mail:
Outrage as teacher tells pupils to hold a minute's silence for Toulouse terrorist who killed seven …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Victoria Bekiempis / Runnin' Scared:
NYPD Spied on Liberal Groups: Report
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Obama advisers debating gay marriage
Oz Rosenberg / Haaretz:
Hundreds of Beitar Jerusalem fans beat up Arab workers in mall; no arrests
Discussion: The Lede, FP Passport and Harry's Place
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Paranoia Strikes Deeper
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
 

 
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