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10:25 PM ET, April 9, 2012

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BuzzFeed:
Why The Supreme Court Will Overturn ObamaCare  —  A fantasy mansion, and a locked room.  —  Via: Shutterstock.com  —  A conservative lawyer explained the logic for overturning ObamaCare as lucidly as I've heard, and on the condition of anonymity.  —  “The court is going to find …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Ezra Klein
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CNN:
Romney: I speak with Gingrich more than Santorum  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney, making a post-Easter appearance on the radio show of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said he was in touch with rival Newt Gingrich more often than Rick Santorum, despite Santorum's advantage in the delegate count.
Washington Post:
Why Ron Paul matters more than Newt Gingrich
David Axelrod / CNN:
TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama ‘stupid’ on Twitter
Dylan Byersand Mj Lee / Politico:
Mike Huckabee opens up on Obama
Discussion: Riehl World View
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama levels straight shots at Supreme Court and Ryan budget
Discussion: Balkinization, msnbc.com and Daily Kos
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
Minority Report  —  A photo of Obama's “army” originally posted on the campaign's Tumblr site and run in conjunction with a BuzzFeed story on the Obama campaign reveals a stunning lack of diversity among the president's Chicago staff.  —  The Obama campaign's Chicago headquarters has it all …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama Campaign Attacks Mitt Romney Over Swiss Bank Account … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitt Romney, Video, Barack Obama Tax Returns, Dick Durbin, Mitt Romney Tax Returns, Obama Tax Returns, Mitt Romney 2012, Mitt Romney Bank Account, Mitt Romney Swiss Bank Account, Romney Bank Account …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and New York Magazine
BuzzFeed:
It's “Game On” In Chicago
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Obama campaign: Romney ‘looks out for people just like him’
Discussion: Reuters
Mark Judge / The Daily Caller:
The end of my white guilt  —  My white guilt died on Good Friday, April 6, 2012.  That was the day my bike got stolen.  —  I was at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., for the Stations of the Cross — the pre-Easter Catholic ritual of recounting the events …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Hoopster In Chief Puts Own Image on Ball  —  Using a special basketball festooned with his own image, President Obama shot some hoop today with former NBA players, Harlem Globetrotters and kids attending the White House Easter Egg Hunt.  —  The “Shoot for Strength” activity took place …
Discussion: Mediaite and HotAirPundit
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama misses 7 baskets before he makes one
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gay Couple Makes Case For Nondiscrimination Order At White House Egg Roll
Discussion: Poliglot and Towleroad News #gay
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: George Zimmerman Launches Website, Features Vandalized Black Cultural Center  —  According to NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo, George Zimmerman has launched a new website: … On the website — therealgeorgezimmerman.com — Zimmerman solicits donations to support his “living expenses and legal defense.”
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Limbaugh to Leave AM Station in Philadelphia  —  “The Rush Limbaugh Show” is leaving the dominant conservative talk radio station in Philadelphia, one of the biggest radio markets in the country.  —  In its place on the station, WPHT, will go “The Michael Smerconish Show,” hosted by Mr. Smerconish, a native of the city.
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Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh: If There Is A War On Women, Obama Is The Generalissimo
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Helping the Poor is Now Apparently Anti-Bible  —  I see that fellow Orange Countian Rick Warren — he of Saddleback megachurch and Purpose Driven Life fame — is in the news again.  He was on ABC's This Week yesterday, and Jake Tapper asked him what he thought about President Obama's suggestion …
Associated Press:
Special prosecutor: Won't take Trayvon Martin death to grand jury, still investigating  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday she will not take the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.  —  Corey said she continues to investigate the case and will not involve …
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Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon Martin: Police department shut down to public
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Kos and Mediaite
Atrios / Eschaton:
WANKER OF THE DECADE Runner Up #5  —  Lord Will Saletan.  —  Choosing which of the Lords of Slate would make this list was a bit tough.  Weisberg's had more overall responsibility for the years long wankfest that is Slate, and a fine practitioner of the Art of Wanking himself, but Saletan still edged him out.
Brendan Smialowski / Rolling Stone:
Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse  —  Boy, do I feel like an idiot.  I've been out there on radio and TV in the last few months saying that I thought there was a chance Barack Obama was listening to the popular anger against Wall Street that drove the Occupy movement …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Sonia Sotomayor Is Our Country's First Disabled Supreme Court Justice  —  Over at the Plum Line, Jonathan Bernstein riffs off a White House infographic on judicial appointments to remind us that although the Senate has been pretty obstructionist when it comes to confirming judges …
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
WaPo WAY Off on Social Security  —  I was about to go after Robert Samuelson's terribly misleading attack on Social Security this AM—it has become welfare!...FDR would hate it!—when it occurred to me that this is just the type of spurious attack the drives Dean Baker nuts …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
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Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Would Roosevelt recognize today's Social Security?
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests ‘based solely on your race’  —  In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation's top law enforcement officer …
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Wisconsin State Senator Says Women Are Paid Less Because ‘Money Is More Important For Men’  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly repealed his state's equal pay law last week, a decision that will make it harder for victims of wage discrimination to sue for lost earnings and back wages.
Sam Baker / The Hill:
White House has diverted $500M to IRS to implement healthcare law  —  The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president's healthcare law.  —  The money is only part of the IRS's total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process.
BREITBART.COM:
O'KEEFE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION: YOUNG MAN OFFERED HOLDER'S BALLOT  —  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem.  He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.  —  In a new video provided to Breitbart.com …
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
The Myth of America's Decline  —  Washington now has added China, India, Brazil and Turkey to its speed-dial, along with Europe and Japan.  But it will remain the chairman of a larger board.  —  The world balance of power is changing.  Countries like China, India, Turkey and Brazil are heard …
Discussion: National Review and Via Meadia
Jonathan Gurwitz / The Arena:
Dewhurst's 'daddy's money'  —  FreedomWorks is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization that fights for “for less government, lower taxes, and more freedom.”  The non-profit advocacy group and its associated political action committee made a big splash in the 2010 midterm elections …
Discussion: Politico and Trail Blazers Blog
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Gullible Center  —  So, can we talk about the Paul Ryan phenomenon?  —  And yes, I mean the phenomenon, not the man.  Mr. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and the principal author of the last two Congressional Republican budget proposals, isn't especially interesting.
 
 
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New Cities … From an interesting Credit Suisse report …
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CBS News:
“Face the Nation” transcript: April 8, 2012
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Campaign 2012
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Obama Campaign Weighs in to Oppose Minnesota Marriage Amendment
Hillary Rodham Clinton / US Department of State:
Remarks to the U.S.-Brazil Partnership for the 21st Century
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Missouri Legislator Posts Photo Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To ‘Legalized Perversion’
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Globe and Mail:
U.S. Navy deploys second aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran
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