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11:50 PM ET, April 10, 2012

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The Caucus:
Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign  —  Updated Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign on Tuesday, bowing to the inevitability of Mitt Romney's nomination and ending his improbable, come-from-behind quest to become the party's conservative standard-bearer in the fall.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads Romney by 13 in Colorado  —  Barack Obama's opened up a 13 point lead on Mitt Romney in Colorado at 53-40.  He's gained 11 points in the state since December when he led just 47-45.  —  The formula for Obama's gains is the same in Colorado as it is everywhere.
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
Rick Santorum ends presidential campaign after conceding to Mitt Romney in phone call
Washington Post:
Obama holds key leads on Romney, as economy malaise looms over reelection bid
Politico:
Rick Santorum drops 2012 campaign for president
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Romney Solidifies GOP Position but Obama Gets Boost From Women
Politico:
Foster Friess, Santorum's millionaire backer, swings to Romney
Discussion: Mother Jones
Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Rick Santorum suspends his 2012 presidential campaign at an event in Gettysburg, Pa.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Santorum quits the race
The Fox Mole / Gawker:
Announcing Our Newest Hire: A Current Fox News Channel Employee  —  What follows is the inaugural column of a person we are calling The Fox Mole—a long-standing, current employee of Fox News Channel who will be providing Gawker with regular dispatches from inside the organization.
Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon Martin: Attorneys say Zimmerman contacted prosecutor, Sean Hannity  —  The two men who have been George Zimmerman's most outspoken defenders, attorneys Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, said today that they're off the case.  —  “On Sunday, we lost track of George, in that he would not return our calls,” attorney Uhrig said.
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Darius Dixon / Politico:
George W. Bush: Wish tax cuts not in my name  —  George W. Bush said Tuesday that he wishes the tax cuts originally approved under his watch didn't carry the burden of his family name.  —  “I wish they weren't called the Bush tax cuts,” the former president said as he kicked off …
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Megan DeMarco / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie: Nation turning into ‘people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check’  —  NEW YORK — Gov. Chris Christie said the country is becoming a “paternalistic entitlement society” this morning in a speech at a conservative conference headed by former President George W. Bush.
Texts from Hillary:
A submission from Secretary Hillary Clinton. … - fiercefabulousflawless reblogged this from textsfromhillaryclinton  — aliquis-latet-error reblogged this from textsfromhillaryclinton  — insaneisanunderstatement reblogged this from textsfromhillaryclinton
Discussion: Mashable! and Feministing
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Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Madam Secretary Meme Goes From Gay-Bar Banter to State Department Invite  —  [Photo: Stacy Lambe, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Adam Smith, texting and loling, on April 10, 2012.  (Photos from Texts From Hillary.)]  —  Two gays walk into a bar ...
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Exclusive: McDonald's Says It Has Dumped ALEC  —  Add another name to the list of corporations who've ditched the American Legislative Exchange Council: McDonald's.  —  The fast food giant tells Mother Jones that it recently decided to cut ties with ALEC, the corporate-backed group …
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The Huffington Post:
McDonald's Says It Left ALEC In March 2012 [UPDATE]
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That?:
Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire for climate stance: Engineers, scientists, astronauts ask NASA administration to look at empirical evidence rather than climate models  —  Looks like another GISS miss, more than a few people are getting fed up with Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt and their climate shenanigans.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
America's Debt Bomb: Worse Than Europe's  —  It has been said many times in recent months that we aren't Greece.  Now it will start to be said that we aren't Spain.  Both propositions are certainly true.  (For one thing, Spain elected its socialist government in 2004, thus getting a head start on us.)
Discussion: National Review
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
America's Debt Is Greater than Entire Eurozone's (and U.K.'s) Combined Debt
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Bogus Obamacare-Deficit Study  —  Little did Obama know there is no Medicare crisis.  —  The Washington Post has an apparent blockbuster story today.  It reports that a new study finds that Obamacare will increase the budget deficit, not decrease it, as the Congressional Budget Office has found:
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BuzzFeed:
Paul Ryan Claims Secret Democratic Support  —  They'd come out for his budget but fear they'd “get killed.  Ryan on Romney: An “earnest ... throwback to the '50s.  Ryan with Romney on April 3.  —  (Getty Images / Scott Olson)  —  House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan told reporters in New York today …
Paul Rolly / Salt Lake Tribune:
Newt Gingrich stiffs Utah  —  Five Republicans have filed the necessary papers and $500 fee to qualify for the June 26 Utah presidential primary election, but with Rick Santorum dropping out of the race Tuesday, only four will be on the ballot.  —  Or, make that possibly three.
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
Huckabee Show Opens With Staged Caller  —  Wow.  —  As we often say here: you just can't make it up.  —  Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took his first phone call of his new talk radio call-in show yesterday.  From “Mike in San Francisco.”  Remember: the show is being positioned …
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
‘I May Give Up Writing and Work as a Butler’: Interview with John Derbyshire  —  After publishing an article advising his children to avoid black people, writer John Derbyshire lost his column at uber-conservative magazine The National Review and weathered a firestorm of outrage this weekend.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama: I won't question my opponent's patriotism  —  President Obama said Tuesday that he was not prepared to question the patriotism or love of country of any of his political rivals — but that the 2012 contest was a contrast in visions of government.  —  “I'm a firm believer that whether you're …
Collin Roth / Media Trackers:
EXCLUSIVE: 43 Current Milwaukee County DA Employees Sign Walker Recall  —  Media Trackers is able to confirm that 43 current employees of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office signed the petition to recall Governor Scott Walker.  A total of 70 names on iverifytherecall.com matched …
Sean Higgins / Capital Hill:
Poll: Half Of Democrats Want To Get Rid of Individual Mandate  —  A key talking point of Democrats and liberal pundits regarding the Supreme Court's ObamaCare case is that if the justices overturn the law — or even just the individual mandate portion — it will damage the “legitimacy” of the court.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hit & Run
 
 
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Laura Cox / Daily Mail:
Woman gets drunk, breaks into a house and tries to breast feed stranger's baby
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John Hayward / Human Events:
President Obama tries to get one guy a job, and fails
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama makes case for ‘Buffett Rule,’ higher taxes on wealthy
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Weasel Zippers
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
How No One Broke The Santorum Dropout Story
Jordan Michael Smith / Salon:
Bush aide blasts torture
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Cynthia Sewell / Idaho Statesman:
KKK mailing renews resolve of Idaho legislator
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Raw Story
Dallas Voice:
TX minister: Gays will destroy Democratic Party
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times:
Many hybrid-car owners buy once — but not again, Polk study says
Discussion: Don Surber and americanthinker.com
Seth / GLAAD:
GLAAD, Miss Universe announce policy change to allow transgender women
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
 

 
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