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Jennifer Bisram / Orlando and Central Florida News …:
Civil rights group patrolling Sanford  —  Florida members of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement tells FOX35 they are patrolling the streets of Sanford.  —  The white rights organization says several Sanford citizens have called on them fearing their safety.
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Neo-Nazis pledge to descend on Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon martin was killed, to protect ‘white citizens’  —  Sanford police officials said Saturday they have not spotted any neo-Nazis but have coordinated with the feds to be ready in case violence erupts  —  The leader of the National …
Deborah Simmons / Washington Times:
Bill Cosby weighs in on Trayvon Martin case
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.
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Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Mike Wallace dies: Veteran journalist and former ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent was 93
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Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93
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: TalkLeft and Les Jones
Matt Welch / Reason:
When Losers Write History  —  Why legacy-newspaper media reporters get their own industry so wrong  —  (Editor's note: This article is adapted from a chapter in Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It, published by The New Press in 2011.)
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?
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New York Times:
Major Republican Super PAC Prepares to Take On Obama  —  American Crossroads, the biggest of the Republican “super PACs,” is planning to begin its first major anti-Obama advertising blitz of the year, a moment the Obama re-election campaign has been girding for and another sign that the general election is starting in earnest.
Ian Cobain / Guardian:
Special report: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials  —  In 2004, Fatima Bouchar and her husband, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, were detained en route to the UK, and rendered to Libya.  This is the story of their imprisonment, and the trail of evidence that reveals the involvement of the British government
Discussion: emptywheel and The Agonist
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Federal Funds to Train the Jobless Are Drying Up  —  With the economy slowly reviving, an executive from Atlas Van Lines recently visited Louisville, Ky., with good news: the company wanted to hire more than 100 truck drivers ahead of the summer moving season.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Kate Taylor / The Caucus:
Cardinal Dolan Talks of Role of Religion in Politics  —  Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan weighed in on the role of religion in politics in an Easter Sunday appearance on “Face the Nation,” pledging to fight President Obama's contraception policy and defending Rick Santorum over a comment …
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
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.
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
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 …
 
 
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