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7:10 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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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.
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: CNN
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”
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”
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.
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.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
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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
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:
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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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 …
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!
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
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Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
INFOGRAPHIC: The Affordable Care Act Turns Two
Discussion: Daily Kos, Joe. My. God. and Ezra Klein
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:
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
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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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Santorum: I'll Support Whoever Wins The GOP Nomination
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Mother Jones
 
 
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