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6:05 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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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.
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.
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters.org:
MSNBC's Karen Finney Smears: Racism of Limbaugh Had ‘Lethal Consequences’ in Killing of Teen  —  MSNBC analyst and Democratic strategist Karen Finney disgustingly smeared Rush Limbaugh and several Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, charging that the racist hate of these conservatives had …
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
Trayvon Martin Updates
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Hot Air and Mashable!
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.
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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.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Santorum: I'll Support Whoever Wins The GOP Nomination
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Santorum leads in LA and other notes...
Rasmussen Reports:
Wisconsin GOP: Romney, 46%, Santorum 33%, Paul 8%, Gingrich 7%
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Conversing In French
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Romney leads by 14, hits key milestone in new national poll
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and The Huffington Post
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
It's Not About the Law, Stupid  —  Forget precedent.  Ignore Scalia's musings.  Next week's health care argument before the Supreme Court is all about optics, politics, and public opinion.  —  Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments over the Affordable Care Act, what many people know as Obamacare.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Obamacare: The reckoning  —  Obamacare dominated the 2010 midterms, driving its Democratic authors to a historic electoral shellacking.  But since then, the issue has slipped quietly underground.  —  Now it's back, summoned to the national stage by the confluence of three disparate events …
Carrie Budoff Brown / Politico:
5 things Dems got wrong on health care  —  President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies thought their political assumptions were airtight during the yearlong battle to overhaul the health care system.  —  Voters would reward them, they thought, even if Democrats muscled a bill through without Republican support.
New York Times:
The Severability Doctrine
Discussion: Balkinization
Baltimore Sun:
Individual mandate is constitutional
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. …
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
College President Is Obama's Pick for World Bank Chief  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday named Jim Yong Kim, the president of Dartmouth College and a global health expert, as its nominee to lead the World Bank.  —  That makes Dr. Kim the front-runner to take the helm …
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Peter Allen / Daily Mail:
Outrage as teacher tells pupils to hold a minute's silence for Toulouse terrorist who killed seven because he was ‘victim of an unhappy childhood’  — Hundreds of people participated in a minute of silence to Merah's victims today at Capitol square in Toulouse
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and The Jawa Report
 
 
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William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and National Review
Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
I've backed Ken Livingstone for mayor before, but this time I just can't do it | Jonathan Freedland
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk and normblog
Victoria Bekiempis / Runnin' Scared:
NYPD Spied on Liberal Groups: Report
Associated Press:
Okla. Methodists organize to support gay marriage
Discussion: GLAAD
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Obama advisers debating gay marriage
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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
Steven T. Dennis / Roll Call:
Obama Takes More Fire Over Keystone Pipeline
Washington Post:
One word impressions of GOP candidates
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Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats
Discussion: The Hill, Citizen and The Raw Story
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Gov. Scott Walker rival: Stop union ‘fiction’
Discussion: CNN
 

 
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UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism proposes a $10,250 per year supplemental fee

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White House: We 'Didn't Threaten' Families Of Slain U.S. Journalists With Prosecution

 
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