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12:45 PM 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”
Geraldo Rivera / Fox News:
Trayvon Martin Would Be Alive but for His Hoodie
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, Hot Air, BuzzFeed and FP Passport
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.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Contempt of Court  —  How to lose friends and alienate justices.  —  (Best of the tube this weekend: Watch us preview the ObamaCare cases on “The Journal Editorial Report,” Saturday at 2 and 11 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel.)  —  Yesterday we noted that Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Hit & Run
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CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 23, 2012
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
If Medicare Is OK, Obamacare Should Be Too
Discussion: Swampland and Washington Post
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
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
David Maraniss / Washington Post:
Clinton and Obama: Presidential parallels  —  David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Post, is the author of “First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton” and the forthcoming “Barack Obama: The Story.”  This is the second column in an occasional series on the 2012 presidential candidates' political lives.
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!
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
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.
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Jim Yong Kim: President Obama's groundbreaking choice for World Bank president  —  Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President Obama's pick to head the World Bank for the next five years, is an old friend, so don't look for any objective journalism here.  —  But I would say it's an inspired and groundbreaking move.
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Paul Conner / The Daily Caller:
Conservatives hijack #ILikeObamacare hashtag on Twitter
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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Sued by Trader Over $3 Million Decimal Point
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Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
Recession's Lasting Effects
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republican primary turnout rebounds, is up overall
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Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Top Republican says ‘Democrat front group’ is orchestrating illegal Rush Limbaugh robocalls
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