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3:55 PM ET, April 4, 2012

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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
Fox News:   Holder says ‘courts have final say’ in response to furor over Obama's health law comments
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: GOP 12 and Taegan Goddard's …
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
Andrew Restuccia / Ballot Box:
Romney campaign blasts Obama ‘attack machine’ for ‘slinging mud’ in energy ad
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
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” …
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Nick Wing / The Huffington Post:   Bill Haslam, Tennessee Governor, Will ‘Probably’ Sign Evolution Bill
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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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Romney's Michigan Win Stands as Climactic Moment in Campaign
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney's National Lead in GOP Contest Continues to Grow
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 …
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Wide Racial, Partisan Gaps in Reactions to Trayvon Martin Coverage
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Politico
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up
New York Times:
Republicans Examine Alternatives to Obama Health Plan
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.
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Dumb Diplomacy Alienates Canada and Mexico, Costs Consumers
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 …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Sarah Palin's ‘rogue’ pick for VP: Allen West  —  Sarah Palin says there's one name at the top of her list if the Republican Party wants to “go rogue” in its pick for the vice presidential nominee: Rep. Allen West.  —  The former vice presidential candidate told Fox News's Sean Hannity …
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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.
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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
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.
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
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Top Romney Surrogate: In General Election, Women Will See Romney's ‘Real Views’  —  Tonight on CNN, Robert Ehrlich, Mitt Romney's Maryland campaign chair, suggested that voters — particularly women — would not be exposed to Romney's “real views” until the general election.
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Khalid Sheik Mohammed to face death penalty trial  —  A senior Pentagon official Wednesday approved the death penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four co-defendants who are accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a step that restarts …
Jon Tevlin / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
DeLaSalle kids have a few words with archdiocese at marriage talk  —  When DeLaSalle senior Matt Bliss heard rumors that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis planned to hold a mandatory school assembly to talk about marriage, and potentially gay marriage, he remembers thinking, “This is not going to end well.”
 
 
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Discussion: Hit & Run, City Room and Corrente
CNN:
BREAKING: Obama clinches Democratic nomination
Discussion: USA Today
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
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Alison Vekshin / Bloomberg:
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