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6:40 PM ET, April 6, 2012

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Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Five conservative Supreme Court men join Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John Boehner and Ron Paul in the war against women  —  In my latest column, Supreme Court on trial, I initiated a new discussion about how five conservative men on the Supreme Court have joined partisan Republicans in the war against laws and programs that serve women.
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air, Mediaite and The Hill
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Clarence Thomas scolds colleagues for talking too much at oral arguments  —  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended his silence during the oral arguments last week on President Obama's healthcare law and scolded his colleagues for talking too much.  —  “I don't see where that advances anything …
Jennifer Hewlett / Lexington Herald-Leader:
At UK, Clarence Thomas talks about his upbringing, Supreme Court
ABCNEWS:
‘Women Are Not An Interest Group,’ Obama Says
Discussion: Truthdig
Michael Miller / Riptide 2.0:
Armed Neo-Nazis Now Patrolling Sanford, Say They Are “Prepared” For Post-Trayvon Martin Violence  —  Neo-Nazis are currently conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida and are “prepared” for violence in the case of a race riot.  The patrols are to protect …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
CNN proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” why cases should not be tried in the media
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Blacks, Nonblacks Hold Sharply Different Views of Martin Case
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.
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Jesse Garza / JSOnline:
Democrats in recall race zero in on wealthy
Discussion: National Review and Blogging Blue
David Brooks / New York Times:
That Other Obama  —  President Obama is an intelligent, judicious man who can see all sides of an issue.  But every once in a while he tries to get politically cute, and he puts on his Keith Olbermann mask.  —  I suppose it's to his credit that he's most inept when he tries to take the low road.
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Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
David Brooks to the Rescue!  —  Last year, the New York Times' David Brooks was one of the pundits who declared Paul Ryan “brave” and “serious” for his proposal to pillage the social safety net and direct the spoils to rich people.  Since then—and in particular, the debt ceiling showdown …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Common Sense: Lots of Accolades, but Little Action, on Budget Plan - Common Sense
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
The big March jobs miss — and why the real unemployment rate sure ain't 8.2%  —  Swing and a miss. A big miss. A really big miss. U.S. employers added just 120,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.  That's the smallest increase since October.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
National Review Writer Pens Racist Screed: ‘Avoid Concentrations Of Blacks,’ ‘Stay Out Of’ Their Neighborhoods  —  Popular conservative columnist and National Review writer John Derbyshire topped all of his previous racist screeds (and sexist rants) today by posting a long breakdown …
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Murphy called ‘whore’ in Dem debate  —  Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was called a “whore” by a primary opponent during Thursday night's debate for Connecticut's open Senate seat.  —  Lee Whitnum, who is mounting her second bid for the Senate in Connecticut, blasted Murphy over his support for Israel, the New Haven Register reported.
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Mary E. O'Leary / The New Haven Register:
Sparks fly over Israel during Connecticut Democrats' U.S. Senate debate
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pirate's Cove
Brad Plumer / Ezra Klein:
March jobs report: Just how bad is it?  —  The economy added 120,000 jobs in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and everyone's disappointed.  Analysts were expecting a much higher number, and the last three months have all seen growth above 200,000 jobs per month.  So just how bad is the news?
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Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
After a Weak Jobs Report, Romney Goes on the Attack  —  On a subject that is intended to be the center of his campaign, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on Friday for what he called the “weak and very troubling jobs report.”  —  The United States economy added a relatively weak 120,000 jobs in March …
Discussion: Salon and Economix
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
President Obama raises nearly $1.5 million in 3 hours
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Obama: ‘Congress Would Get More Done If There Were More Women’
Discussion: The Raw Story
Z. Byron Wolf / ABCNEWS:
Bella Santorum Admitted to Hospital  —  Bella Santorum, the youngest daughter of Rick Santorum, has returned to the hospital.  —  “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a written statement.
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
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Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Rick Santorum's Daughter Bella Hospitalized Again
Discussion: Hot Air
Laurence H. Tribe / CNN:
The 5th Circuit Court's insult to Obama  —  Editor's note: Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University professor and professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School.  —  (CNN) — There has never been any doubt that President Obama fully accepts the Supreme Court's authority to render …
Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: Oh, for Some Kennedyesque Grace  —  Obama makes his campaign strategy clear.  It's divide and conquer.  —  These are things we know after President Obama's speech Tuesday, in Washington, to a luncheon sponsored by the Associated Press:  —  The coming election fully occupies his mind.
Andres Jauregui / The Huffington Post:
‘God Prefers Kind Atheists Over Hateful Christians,’ Portland Church's Sign Reads … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Atheism, Christianity, God Prefers Kind Atheists, Easter, Easter, Reconciling Ministries Network, Tom Tate, United Methodist Church, Portland, Portlandia, Good News
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Rob Portman tops veepstakes  —  If he wins the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick will ultimately come down to two basic choices: whether he wants a running mate who helps him govern or one who helps him politically.  —  Which imperative reigns won't be clear until …
Rachel West / WAVY-TV:
Navy F-18 crashes in Va. Beach  —  I-264 shut down in both directions at Laskin  —  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The Navy confirms to WAVY.com that an F-18 jet has crashed in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon.  —  Grazia Moyers, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department …
Investor's Business Daily:
Is Obama ‘Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism’?  —  Power: Given the president's end-runs around Congress, his shredding of the Constitution and his assault on the authority of the courts, a second term free of electoral restraints may be a frightening prospect.
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Lisa Murkowski: ‘It Makes No Sense To Make This Attack On Women’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Lisa Murkowski, Video, Women's Rights, Blunt Amendment, Murkowski, Reproductive Rights, War On Women, Politics News  —  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke out forcefully in favor …
 
 
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ABCNEWS:
Obama, Comedian-in-Chief, Woos Women Supporters
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Intuit Is Now The Fourth Company To Drop Voter Suppression Group ALEC
Discussion: Firedoglake and American Prospect
New York Times:
To Fill Out Its App Store, Microsoft Wields Its Checkbook
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney's SWAT Team Closes Out The Primaries
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Obama's signal to Iran
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Brown raises $3.4M in fight against Warren
Discussion: CNN
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Mormons working to overturn Md. marriage law
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Gay Politics
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Found to Have Misbehaved With Pupils, but Still Teaching
Rutgers Media Relations:
Little Change in Support for Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Finds
Discussion: GOP 12
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Democrats give special interests a role at convention
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Not Enough Inflation  —  A few days ago, Alan Greenspan …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Conservatives4Palin
Matthew O'Brien / The Atlantic Online:
The Strange (and Formerly Sexist) Economics of Engagement Rings
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Romney using ethics exception to limit disclosure of Bain holdings
 

 
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Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

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Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

 
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