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4:00 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: Joe. My. God.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ Pioneer  —  Mike Wallace in his CBS office in 2006.  —  11:40 a.m. |  Updated Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who confronted leaders and liars for the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” for four decades, has died, CBS News said Sunday morning.
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: 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.
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.
Kansas City Star:
Bank wants Missouri Rep. Cleaver to pay $1.5 million on car wash loan  —  U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's car wash headache is raging once again.  —  The bank that loaned the Kansas City congressman and his wife $1.3 million in 2002 to buy the Grandview Auto Wash at 12204 Blue Ridge Extension …
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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Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
In 2009, Derbyshire Argued Women Shouldn't Vote: ‘Women Voting Is Bad For Conservatism’
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Reuters:
Hamas executes 3 in Gaza, including ‘collaborator’
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Obama heads to the golf course
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Short Supply, Not Middle East Tensions, Push up Oil Prices
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