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6:30 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.
BuzzFeed:
Romney, Santorum Comment On Trayvon Martin  —  After weeks of silence, candidates follow Obama's statement.  Santorum condemns law enforcement for dragging its feet, Romney calls it a tragedy.  —  Freddie Muse holds a sign at a rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, March 22, 2012.
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
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Santorum leads in LA and other notes...
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Conversing In French
Rasmussen Reports:
Wisconsin GOP: Romney, 46%, Santorum 33%, Paul 8%, Gingrich 7%
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Santorum: I'll Support Whoever Wins The GOP Nomination
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Romney leads by 14, hits key milestone in new national poll
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and The Huffington Post
Washington Post:
Jim Yong Kim, Dartmouth College president, tapped by Obama to head World Bank  —  President Obama on Friday nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, a move that would turn the organization over to a physician and development expert as opposed to the bankers …
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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 …
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
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 …
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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Washington Post:
One word impressions of GOP candidates
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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. …
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.
Baltimore Sun:
Individual mandate is constitutional  —  Supreme Court should find that key aspect of Obama's signature law is a legitimate exercise of Commerce Clause power  —  On Monday, the Supreme Court will commence a nearly unprecedented six hours of oral argument concerning the constitutionality …
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New York Times:
The Severability Doctrine
Discussion: Balkinization
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
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 …
BuzzFeed:
Obama Uses The Same Patronizing Line On Many, Many Foreign Leaders  —  Denmark's Thomas Buch-Andersen thought it was kind of sweet that Obama said his country “punches above its weight.”  Then he realized that the president was saying the same thing to pretty much everyone.  —  BuzzFeed Politics
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
 
 
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William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants
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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
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Obama advisers debating gay marriage
Oz Rosenberg / Haaretz:
Hundreds of Beitar Jerusalem fans beat up Arab workers in mall; no arrests
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Steven T. Dennis / Roll Call:
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