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8:45 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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Washington Post:
Obama holds key leads on Romney, as economy malaise looms over reelection bid  —  With the general-election campaign beginning to take shape, President Obama holds clear advantages over Mitt Romney on personal attributes and a number of key issues, but remains vulnerable to discontent …
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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.
CNN:
Romney: I speak with Gingrich more than Santorum
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
74% of Republicans Say Romney ‘Definitely’ the Nominee
Discussion: 2012 Decoded and Ballot Box
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 …
Josh Boak / Politico:
Buffett rule not solution to debt, W.H. says  —  The Obama administration is emphasizing “fairness” over deficit reduction in its renewed pitch for the “Buffett rule” ahead of next week's scheduled Senate vote.  —  Introducing a minimum 30 percent income tax on millionaires …
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama Campaign Attacks Mitt Romney Over Swiss Bank Account
Discussion: BuzzFeed and New York Magazine
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Obama campaign: Romney ‘looks out for people just like him’
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Reuters
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.
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 …
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Josh Hicks / Associated Press:
Obama's selective memory of Supreme Court history
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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Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon Martin: Police department shut down to public
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Kos and Mediaite
Associated Press:   Special prosecutor: Won't take Trayvon Martin death to grand jury, still investigating
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 …
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.
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
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
BREAKING: Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking Marriage Equality in Nevada  —  Today, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund took what one of its lawyers calls “a strategic step” in the national effort to advance marriage equality by filing a federal lawsuit in Nevada seeking equal marriage rights …
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Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Obama Campaign Weighs in to Oppose Minnesota Marriage Amendment
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
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 …
Janie Lorber / Roll Call:
Gates Foundation Will Withdraw Support for ALEC Nonprofit  —  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today became the latest backer to withdraw financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council.  —  A foundation spokesman told Roll Call that it does not plan to make future grants …
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 …
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 and CEPR
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Robert Samuelson / Real Clear Politics:
The Origins of Entitlement
 
 
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A Shift in Strategy in Pennsylvania for Romney
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
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Missouri Legislator Posts Photo Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To ‘Legalized Perversion’
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