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8:50 PM ET, April 6, 2012

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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  —  If it were not for the fact that a young man is dead, the factual accounts and investigations in the media of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman would be laughable.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Reuters:
NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error  —  (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a “seasoned” producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Fires Producer of Misleading Zimmerman Tape
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 —  WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov.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.
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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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Blacks, Nonblacks Hold Sharply Different Views of Martin Case
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
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.
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ABCNEWS:
‘Women Are Not An Interest Group,’ Obama Says
Discussion: Truthdig
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Jobs Report, Take #2  —  As mentioned in my earlier post, we may be at the beginning of another downshift in job growth or March's disappointing report could be an anomalous blip down in a better underlying trend.  There's some reason to hope for the latter—I noted the seasonality issues caused …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Daily Dish
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Brad Plumer / Ezra Klein:
March jobs report: Just how bad is it?
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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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!
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Common Sense: Lots of Accolades, but Little Action, on Budget Plan - Common Sense
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 …
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Jennifer Hewlett / Lexington Herald-Leader:
At UK, Clarence Thomas talks about his upbringing, Supreme Court
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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
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 …
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
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
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.
ABCNEWS:
Obama, Comedian-in-Chief, Woos Women Supporters  —  While the Obama administration sought to convince women today that it is fighting for gender equality, it was hard to miss some of the awkward laughs President Obama's one-liners brought from the mostly-female crowd gathered at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy.
Discussion: Indecision Forever
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 …
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 …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Intuit Is Now The Fourth Company To Drop Voter Suppression Group ALEC  —  Software company Intuit, the makers of programs such as Turbo Tax and Quicken, announced today that they will join Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Kraft as the fourth company to end their partnership with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council this week.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney's SWAT Team Closes Out The Primaries  —  A handful of staffers moved from state to state in the final weeks, dogging Santorum and whipping local Republicans into shape.  The downside: They're not leaving much behind.  —  Follow … The late stage Governor Mitt Romney's campaign …
 
 
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
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Mormons working to overturn Md. marriage law
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