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5:40 AM ET, April 10, 2012

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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.”
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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 …
Ann Hornaday / Washington Post:
America loves a vigilante.  Until we meet one.  —  Of the countless stories we tell ourselves, the American myth of the solitary enforcer of justice may be the most tenacious, beloved and — as the story of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin has so grievously demonstrated — distorting.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Weasel Zippers
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Associated Press:   Special prosecutor: Won't take Trayvon Martin death to grand jury, still investigating
Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon Martin: Police department shut down to public
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Kos and Mediaite
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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Josh Hicks / Associated Press:
Obama's selective memory of Supreme Court history
David Axelrod / CNN:
TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama ‘stupid’ on Twitter
Ashley Judd / The Daily Beast:
Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance  —  Ashley Judd's ‘puffy’ appearance sparked a viral media frenzy.  But, the actress writes, the conversation is really a misogynistic assault on all women.  —  The Conversation about women's bodies exists largely outside …
Rachel Rose Hartman / Yahoo! News:
Gingrich all but quits presidential campaign  —  This week, Newt Gingrich will hold events in North Carolina, New York, Delaware and Missouri as he maintains a packed 2012 campaign schedule.  But the former House speaker's activity belies what is quickly becoming the certain end of his presidential bid.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Fox News
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CNN:
Romney: I speak with Gingrich more than Santorum
Dylan Byersand Mj Lee / Politico:
Mike Huckabee opens up on Obama
Discussion: Riehl World View
Washington Post:
Why Ron Paul matters more than Newt Gingrich
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
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Health-care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds  —  President Obama's landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation's budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study by a member of the board that oversees Medicare financing.
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 …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gay Couple Makes Case For Nondiscrimination Order At White House Egg Roll
Discussion: Poliglot and Towleroad News #gay
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama misses 7 baskets before he makes one
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
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Obama campaign: Romney ‘looks out for people just like him’
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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 …
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 …
Benjy Sarlin / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Hillary Boomlet Hits New Gear As ‘Texts From Hillary’ Explodes  —  What a difference four years makes: When she was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton was parodied as drab and calculated, especially compared with young and vigorous Barack Obama and winking and fresh-faced Sarah Palin.
New York Times:
A Shift in Strategy in Pennsylvania for Romney  —  Mitt Romney's attempt to pull off a victory in Rick Santorum's home state of Pennsylvania was all set to go into overdrive Monday with attack ads highlighting how voters there soundly rejected him in his 2006 Senate race.
 
 
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
74% of Republicans Say Romney ‘Definitely’ the Nominee
Discussion: 2012 Decoded and Ballot Box
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Taking a Different Look at the Gender Gap
Discussion: Fox News and Campaign 2012
Ned Martel / Washington Post:
Cable talkers' latest status symbol: A studio at home
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
New Cities … From an interesting Credit Suisse report …
Discussion: Free exchange and Mother Jones
CBS News:
“Face the Nation” transcript: April 8, 2012
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Campaign 2012
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
WaPo WAY Off on Social Security
Discussion: Paul Krugman and CEPR
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Obama Campaign Weighs in to Oppose Minnesota Marriage Amendment
 Earlier Items: 
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Missouri Legislator Posts Photo Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To ‘Legalized Perversion’
Discussion: Truth Wins Out and BuzzFeed
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
The Myth of America's Decline
Discussion: National Review
Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
Judge Rules Wells Fargo Engages in “Reprehensible,” …
Globe and Mail:
U.S. Navy deploys second aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran
Discussion: Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
 

 
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