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10:35 AM ET, April 8, 2012

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Rich Lowry / National Review:
Parting Ways  —  Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he's a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer.  I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream,” or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Review fires John Derbyshire  —  The National Review has fired longtime columnist John Derbyshire following an article he wrote for an online magazine that was widely viewed as racist in nature.  —  “[Derbyshire's] latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect …
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
In 2009, Derbyshire Argued Women Shouldn't Vote: ‘Women Voting Is Bad For Conservatism’  —  The National Review's John Derbyshire isn't just an avowed racist and a homophobe.  He's also a misogynist.  In 2009, he authored a book that contained a chapter titled “The Case Against Women's Suffrage.”
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Derbyshire In 2003: I'm A Proud ‘Racist’  —  Over at the conservative blog RedState, diarist Leon Wolf notes that in a 2003 interview, the National Review's resident racist John Derbyshire proudly proclaimed his lack of tolerance for African-Americans:
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Derb's Screed  —  Needless to say, no one at National Review …
Josh Barro / The Barrometer:
Why National Review Must Fire John Derbyshire
John Holbo / Crooked Timber:
Needless To Say?  —  I'm a bit puzzled by Rich Lowry's degree …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
DNC chairwoman says Romney, GOP lawmakers ‘rooting for economic failure’  —  The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), said congressional Republicans and Mitt Romney seem to be “rooting for economic failure” after they panned the latest jobs report.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Sbhagav / CBS Baltimore:
Crowd Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist On St. Patrick's Day; Incident Caught On Camera  —  BALTIMORE (WJZ)- Caught on camera- a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings.  —  Mike Hellgren has the video and the investigation.
Discussion: Macsmind
Reuters:
Hamas executes 3 in Gaza, including ‘collaborator’  —  Terror group denounces man who allegedly helped Israel as a “traitor,” says executions were in accordance with religion, law.  —  Hamas executed three men on Saturday, hanging two convicted murderers and a Gazan found guilty of collaborating …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Fox News:
White House pushing blame on Bush administration for GSA debacle  —  The Obama administration is responding to the recent report that shows a federal agency spent more that $800,000 on a lavish conference near Las Vegas by putting some of the blame on the Bush administration.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Mike Huckabee takes aim at Rush Limbaugh  —  Rush Limbaugh, the longstanding undisputed king of conservative talk radio who's been dogged by controversy recently, is about to face some more heat.  Not from the left, but this time from the right.  —  On Monday, former Arkansas governor …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Obama heads to the golf course  —  President Obama kicked off the sunny Easter weekend on Saturday with a trip to the golf course.  —  The president, a frequent golfer, left the White House shortly before 1 p.m. for a ride to what has become his home course at Andrews Air Force Base.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Report: U.S., Afghans reach deal governing nighttime raids  —  The U.S. and Afghan governments signed an agreement Sunday on the conduct of overnight raids in Afghanistan, according to media reports.  —  Under the agreement, Kabul would have oversight of nighttime raids …
Discussion: Associated Press
David P. Goldman / Gatestone Institute:
Short Supply, Not Middle East Tensions, Push up Oil Prices  —  “Right now the key thing that is driving higher gas prices is actually the world's oil markets and uncertainty about what's going on in Iran and the Middle East, and that's adding a $20 or $30 premium to oil prices,” President Obama said March 23.
Discussion: Cold Fury and Power Line
 
 
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Eric Russell / Bangor Daily News:
Poll: Summers, Dill lead in Senate primary races, King leads overall
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Mitt Romney Plans Multi-Million Dollar Pennsylvania Ad Buy
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Huckabee Mum On VP Speculation: 'Don't Buy The Corsage For The Prom Until You Get The Date'
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Michigan Republicans have ILLEGALLY passed over 96% (546) of their bills under “immediate effect”
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