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5:10 PM ET, April 8, 2012

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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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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.
CBS News:
“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: Joe. My. God.
Associated Press:
Mike Wallace, star interviewer on CBS News' ‘60 Minutes’ for decades, dies at age 93  —  BEBETO MATTHEWS/AP - Television news journalist Mike Wallace at the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala in New York.  Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on “60 Minutes,” has died.
Tim Weiner / New York Times:   Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93
Russell Berman / The Hill:
CBS News journalist Mike Wallace dead at 93
Discussion: Associated Press and 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 …
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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.
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Gingrich says Romney ‘most likely’ nominee, would back him in Nov.  —  GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he will support front-runner Mitt Romney if he garners the delegates needed for the nomination.  —  “I think you have to be realistic, given the size of his organization …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, CNN and Politico
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.”
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Taylor Marsh
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.
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 …
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.
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.
 
 
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Matthew Larotonda / ABCNEWS:
Obamas Attend Easter Worship at Historic DC Church
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Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu Are Old Friends
Byron Tau / Politico:
Newt touts ‘Chilean model’ for Social Security
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Michelle Goldberg / The Daily Beast:
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