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David R. Dow / The Daily Beast:
Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law  —  The Roberts Court's rulings appear to be a concerted effort to send us back to the Gilded Age.  If they dump the Affordable Care Act, writes David Dow, we should dump them.  —  You think the idea is laughable?
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Andrew Koppelman / The New Republic:
The 1918 Case That May Have Foreshadowed Obamacare's Demise  —  It took decades for Congress to address the problem.  When, at long last, federal legislation was passed, some people raised constitutional objections, but few took them seriously.  The objections required the Supreme Court …
Nancy Pelosi / CNN:
Pelosi's specific Supreme Court health care prediction
Jennifer Granholm / Politico:
Being uninsured is a mandate, too
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Scarborough: ‘No One’ In GOP Establishment Thinks Romney Will Beat Obama  —  Unemployment stubbornly over 8%.  His landmark piece of legislation in dire peril of being dumped by the Supreme Court.  The “flexibility” moment with Putin's pawn.  Does that sound like an invincible incumbent to you?
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama doing better in Nevada  —  Nevada, more than any other state, symbolizes how much the Presidential race has changed over the last six months.  —  In October Barack Obama was unpopular there, with a 44/53 approval rating.  That was the story in our Nevada polling through most of last year.
Discussion: American Prospect and GOP 12
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Is it Over?  —  It's over: CNN estimates that Barack Obama has won enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination for president in 2012.  —  Oh—the Republicans?  OK, I'll concede that contest is getting close to over as well.  Mitt Romney will almost certainly be the GOP nominee.
Discussion: Campaign 2012
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan's rapidly-improving vice presidential prospects
Andrew Restuccia / Ballot Box:
Romney campaign blasts Obama ‘attack machine’ for ‘slinging mud’ in energy ad
Discussion: Politico, CNN, The Week and Washington Post
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top Romney Surrogate Donald Trump Offers To Expose His ‘Very Very’ Impressive Genitals  —  Politico's Mike Allen reported last month that reality star/businessman/attention seeker Donald Trump is building his political stature as a top surrogate for Mitt Romney.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Jennifer Wlach / ABCNEWS:
Ann Romney's Birthday Bash at Trump Tower Sells Out
Discussion: USA Today
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Anti-Evolution ‘Monkey Bill’ Poised To Become Law In Tennessee  —  Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced yesterday that he will “probably” sign a bill that attacks the teaching of “biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning” …
Mj Lee / Politico:
James Carville: Rick Santorum is headless chicken  —  James Carville chose these colorful words to describe Rick Santorum after Mitt Romney swept three Republican primaries Tuesday: “He was like a chicken with his head chopped off.  The chicken is dead.  The only person that don't know it is the chicken.”
Discussion: The Hill
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Rick Santorum / CNN:
Santorum: Romney attacks to fall short in Pennsylvania
Discussion: The Hill, msnbc.com and The Hill
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama gets laughs and ‘amens’ at prayer breakfast  —  President Obama spoke strongly about his faith at an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House on Wednesday, at one point getting laughs while quoting Jesus as saying, “in this world you will have trouble.”
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Kim Hart / Politico:
Obama ties Easter to U.S. rebirth
Discussion: The Other McCain and The PJ Tatler
Benny Johnson / TheBlaze.com:
ACTUAL BILL AYERS RANT: WHY DO ‘UNIFORMED MILITARY’ GET TO BOARD PLANES FIRST?  —  Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn paid an impromptu visit to Occupy Wall Street in New York City Friday, bestowing their advice to a gaggle of elated protesters.  Ayers and Dohrn, former leaders …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Wide Racial, Partisan Gaps in Reactions to Trayvon Martin Coverage  —  Most Republicans See ‘Too Much’ Coverage  —  OVERVIEW  —  The Trayvon Martin shooting is the public's top story for the second consecutive week.  But interest in the teenager's death is deeply divided along partisan, as well as racial, lines.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Politico
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New York Times:
Republicans Examine Alternatives to Obama Health Plan
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trayvon Martin resolution introduced  —  Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense.  —  The resolution states …
Lucia Graves / The Huffington Post:
Republican Environmental Group Drops ‘Republican’ From Its Name … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — After 16 years of trying to marry their party's support for drilling and climate change denial with environmental protection, Republicans for Environmental Protection is dropping the word “Republican” from its name.
Dan Gilgoff / CNN:
Chuck Colson in critical condition after brain surgery  —  Washington (CNN) - Chuck Colson, the convicted Watergate figure turned evangelist, is in critical condition after undergoing surgery over the weekend following a brain hemorrhage, according to his publicist.
Sam Anderson / New York Times:
Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’  —  In 1989, as communism was beginning to crumble across Eastern Europe, just a few months before protesters started pecking away at the Berlin Wall, the Japanese game-making giant Nintendo reached across the world to unleash upon America its own version of freedom.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Mitt's media lament  —  Speaking to the Associated Press luncheon that President Obama addressed Tuesday, Mitt Romney began with an extended riff on shortcomings of the political media: … Romney is hardly the first politician to bristle at his treatment at the hands of the press …
Jill Jones / L.A. NOW:
Students pepper-sprayed at Santa Monica College protest [Updated]  —  About 100 students protesting a plan to offer high-priced courses at Santa Monica College this summer tried to storm into a meeting of the college's Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening.  —  A handful of protesters suffered …
Mitt Romney for President of the United States …:
Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks to the Newspaper Association of America  —  Location  —  Mitt Romney today delivered remarks to the Newspaper Association of America in Washington, D.C. The following remarks were prepared for delivery:  —  Over the last ten months, I've come to know a good deal …
Paul Ryan / Facebook:
The President's Speech Distorts the Truth to Distract From His Failed Record  —  In today's disappointing speech, the President made a series of claims that are simply false.  —  The President's attacks began with an admission that his assumptions reflect White House spin, not our budget's substance …
Scott Wong / Politico:
Harry Reid loses procedural ruling on budget vote  —  The Senate's chief referee has issued a key ruling against Majority Leader Harry Reid, POLITICO has learned — a move expected to bring unwanted election-year pressure on the Nevada Democrat to act on politically dicey budget bills.
Investor's Business Daily:
Obama Alienates Canada And Mexico At Three Amigos  —  At the U.S.-Mexico-Canada summit, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, left, panned Obama for Fast and Furious, and Canadian PM Stephen... View Enlarged Image  —  Diplomacy: Most summits are mush-mouthed affairs full of pleasantries.
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Mine union boss: Coal industry could suffer same fate as bin Laden  —  The coal industry will suffer the same fate as Osama bin Laden under new climate regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the head of the United Mine Workers of America said this week.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
New York Post:
Keith needed ‘Diva’ limos e-mails reveal  —  Liberal bloviator Keith Olbermann spent his last days at Current TV driving colleagues nuts with rants about “smelly” drivers who had the audacity to talk to him, according to startling e-mails obtained by The Post.
 
 
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Stephanie Simon / Reuters:
Catholic university in Ohio ends birth-control coverage
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Department of Propaganda  —  Government-financed political propaganda …
Discussion: Nice Deb and The PJ Tatler
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Obama signs STOCK Act to address ‘deficit of trust’ in Washington
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Four Former DNC Chairs Endorse Marriage Equality In Democratic Platform
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Daily Kos
David Conway / Online Library of Law and Liberty:
Freedom of Speech Wanes in Britain
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Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Khalid Sheik Mohammed to face death penalty trial
Washington Examiner:
Colleges skimp on science, spend big on diversity
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