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1:30 AM ET, April 10, 2012

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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 …
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.”
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: Ezra Klein and Washington Monthly
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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
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
Washington Post:
Why Ron Paul matters more than Newt Gingrich
Dylan Byersand Mj Lee / Politico:
Mike Huckabee opens up on Obama
Discussion: Riehl World View
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
Geneva Sands / The Hill:   Kids, Obamas play games at annual White House Easter Egg Roll
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.
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
CNN:
Students protest as decision awaited in Trayvon Martin shooting  —  Sanford, Florida (CNN) — As controversy over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin swirls, all sides are anxiously awaiting a possible decision this week by a special prosecutor on whether to bring charges …
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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
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Taking a Different Look at the Gender Gap  —  I have found over the years that when a narrative works its way into the collective wisdom, there is no way of changing it.  So my goal here is quite modest: to get at least a handful of people to pause, take a deep breath and simply chew …
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 …
JorgeMSU / CBS Detroit:
President Obama's $1 Million Pizza Party In Detroit!  —  CBS 62  —  President Barack Obama is coming to the Motor City for a $1 million pizza party being thrown for him compliments of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars' founders Mike and Marian Ilitch.
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
New Cities … From an interesting Credit Suisse report, Opportunities in an urbanizing world (pdf).  —  I was surprised at how close the association is between state level GDP and the urbanization rate (Ryan Avent in The Gated City and Matt Yglesias in The Rent is Too Dammed High make similar points.)
Discussion: Free exchange and Mother Jones
 
 
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
74% of Republicans Say Romney ‘Definitely’ the Nominee
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Ned Martel / Washington Post:
Cable talkers' latest status symbol: A studio at home
CBS News:
“Face the Nation” transcript: April 8, 2012
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Campaign 2012
Jonathan Gurwitz / The Arena:
Dewhurst's 'daddy's money'
Discussion: Trail Blazers Blog and Politico
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
WaPo WAY Off on Social Security
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Obama Campaign Weighs in to Oppose Minnesota Marriage Amendment
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Confused McConnell Thinks Female GOP Senators Agree With Him That There Is No ‘War On Women’
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Missouri Legislator Posts Photo Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To ‘Legalized Perversion’
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Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Iran Sends Mixed Signals Ahead of Nuclear Talks
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
The Myth of America's Decline
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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
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