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9:45 PM ET, April 8, 2012

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CBS News:
Remembering Mike Wallace 1918-2012 … PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers.  His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here.  —  Wallace took to heart the old reporter's pledge …
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“60 Minutes” icon Mike Wallace dies at 93  —  (CBS News) CBS News legend Mike Wallace, the “60 Minutes” pit-bull reporter whose probing, brazen style made his name synonymous with the tough interview - a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago - died last night.
Discussion: The Jane Dough and Joe. My. God.
Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93  —  Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of the nation's best-known broadcast journalists as an interrogator of the famous and infamous on “60 Minutes,” died on Saturday.  He was 93.  —  On “Face the Nation,” the host …
Discussion: The Page and Towleroad News #gay
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Mike Wallace dies: Veteran journalist and former ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent was 93  —  Advertisements for the CBS newsmagazine show “60 Minutes” once boasted that for anyone hiding a secret, four of the most dreaded words in the English language were “Mike Wallace is here.”
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and Hullabaloo
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ Pioneer  —  Mike Wallace in his CBS office in 2006.  —  2:10 p.m. |  Updated  —  CBS News on Sunday morning put in motion its plans to honor Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who died on Saturday night.  He was 93.
Associated Press:
Mike Wallace, star interviewer on CBS News' ‘60 Minutes’ for decades, dies at age 93
Russell Berman / The Hill:
CBS News journalist Mike Wallace dead at 93
Discussion: Politico
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Black caucus chairman condemns Dem claims GOP is waging ‘war on women’  —  The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), on Sunday condemned the charge by some Democrats that Republicans are engaged in a “war on women.”  —  Cleaver appeared on an Easter Sunday panel …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
DNC chairwoman says Romney, GOP lawmakers ‘rooting for economic failure’
Vicki Needham / The Hill:   Gingrich says Romney ‘most likely’ nominee, would back him in Nov.
Deborah Simmons / Washington Times:
Bill Cosby weighs in on Trayvon Martin case  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  “The gun.”  —  Those two simple words flowed easily from the mouth of social commentator Bill Cosby during an exclusive interview Friday regarding the Trayvon Martin case, arguably the most high-profile …
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Jennifer Bisram / Orlando and Central Florida News …:
Civil rights group patrolling Sanford
Discussion: Firedoglake
Chris Francescani / Reuters:
Trayvon Martin call was “mistake, not deliberate”: NBC  —  (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was “a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,” according to the president of the network's news division.
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The BS Runs Deep At MSNBC  —  All credit to Les Jones blog, which has uncovered a pattern of problematic production practices at NBC.  —  NBC has already fired an unnamed producer over the slanted editing of the George Zimmerman 911 call, which was clipped by NBC to be “This guy looks like he's up to no good.
Discussion: Les Jones
ABCNEWS:
Rick Warren: ‘Inability to Delay Gratification’ at Heart of Economic Woes  —  Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren told me that the poor economy has continued to impact his congregation, saying, “Most people would not think they're better off economically than they were four years ago.”
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Newt Gingrich: I'm ‘Slightly Less Than’ $4.5 Million In Debt … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Gingrich 2012, Newt Gingrich, Video, Campaign 2012, Romney Campaign, Gingrich Campaign, Gingrich Debt, Gingrich Delaware, Gingrich Millions, Newt Gingrich Campaign Debt, Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney, Politics News
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Why is Newt Gingrich still running?
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Hot Air
Matthew Larotonda / ABCNEWS:
Obamas Attend Easter Worship at Historic DC Church  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donning their Sunday best, President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter services this morning at St. John's Church in Washington D.C.  —  Located a block away from the White House, the protestant Episcopal parish …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift as Recession Hit  —  PHOENIX — Perhaps no law in the past generation has drawn more praise than the drive to “end welfare as we know it,” which joined the late-'90s economic boom to send caseloads plunging, employment rates rising and officials of both parties hailing the virtues of tough love.
 
 
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