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7:50 PM ET, April 11, 2012

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Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, official says  —  Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
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Associated Press:
Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case … JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose death ignited nationwide protests.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Associated Press
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Zimmerman to Be Charged in Trayvon Martin Shooting  —  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida special prosecutor announced a second-degree murder charge on Wednesday against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  —  Angela B. Corey, the prosecutor, said Mr. Zimmerman, 28 …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
EXPERTS: Hannity Could Be Required To Testify About His Conversation With George Zimmerman  —  According to several experts in Florida law, Sean Hannity could be compelled to testify about his conversations with George Zimmerman.  Tamara Lave, a professor of criminal law at the Universtiy …
CBS Miami:
Zimmerman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
George Zimmerman To Be Charged With Second Degree Murder, Is Now In Custody
Jonathan Mattise / Palm Beach Post:
Allen West hears cheers, jeers at town-hall meetings in Palm City, Jensen Beach  —  U.S. Rep. Allen West told about 90 largely supportive Palm City voters Tuesday that locally prioritized federal projects — such as the St. Lucie Inlet dredging — aren't going to matter if Washington officials don't address a mounting deficit.
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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Allen West: I've ‘Heard’ 80 House Democrats Are Communist Party Members … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Allen West, Allen West Barack Obama, Allen West Communist Party, Allen West Democrats Commies, Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — As many as 80 House Democrats are communists, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
Darius Dixon / Politico:
Communist Party slams Allen West  —  A top official of the Communist Party USA on Wednesday ripped Rep. Allen West's “sad ploy” for claiming that as many as 80 Democratic members of the House are communists.  —  “I just think it's an absurd way to cast a shadow over his colleagues.
Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Mitt Romney: “Women account for 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under Obama.”  —  Romney campaign says women were hit hard by job losses under Obama  —  Mitt Romney's campaign wants you to know that the same president who argues for contraceptive coverage and suggests that a Congress …
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CNN:
TRENDING: Obama campaign: Romney's greatest hits  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign marked the conclusion of the Republican primary - and the beginning of the general election campaign - with a nearly two-minute Web video splicing together clips of Mitt Romney's most conservative statements from the trail.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Telegraphing Loss
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Romney Campaign Demands Correction From PolitiFact On Women's Job Loss Claim
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Campaign 2012
Rick Santorum / CNN:
Billionaire Santorum supporter ready to move on
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Fox News Spokesperson Tells Mediaite: We Found The Mole (UPDATE)  —  So, when we asked readers how long it would take for Fox News to find the mole that Gawker had in their midst, did anyone put money down on “24 hours”?  If so, it would appear that you just won the jackpot.
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BuzzFeed:
Announcing Our Newest Hire: A Current C-SPAN Employee  —  And you thought the Fox Mole had good dirt...  View Video ›  —  Source: youtube.com  —  What follows is the inaugural column of a person we are calling The C-SPAN Mole—a long-standing, current employee of C-SPAN …
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
Hostile Workplace  —  Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.  —  According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Mitt Romney's campaign stumbles in effort to court female voters
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Won't Repeal The Lilly Ledbetter Act, Campaign Confirms
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
State of Cool  —  Hillary is not going to President Obama's Democratic convention in Charlotte.  Evidently, she's going to wait for her own.  —  There were intriguing developments on the presidential trail Tuesday, and I don't mean Rick Santorum dropping out.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama at a high in North Carolina  —  Mitt Romney may have effectively wrapped up the GOP nomination with Rick Santorum's withdrawal yesterday, but PPP's newest North Carolina poll really shows how much Romney was hurt by the process with Barack Obama as the ultimate beneficiary.
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BuzzFeed:
Romney Starts Looking For A Veep  —  Gillespie will lead the hunt, a source says.  Nobody wants another Palin.  —  Source: cache.daylife.com  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — The Republican primary campaign effectively ended yesterday, and Mitt Romney's aides and supporters have already begun turning …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hot Air
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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Sarah Palin PAC pays for space in Tampa
Discussion: Wonkette
Quinnipiac University:
New Jersey Voters Back NYPD In Garden State 3-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dems' Property Tax Cut More Popular Than Gov's Plan  —  New Jersey voters say 70 - 21 percent that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is “doing what is necessary to combat terrorism” by gathering information …
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Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Too much ‘Boss’ for NJ gov  —  Bruce Springsteen's marathon …
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
U.S. Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, Hachette  —  The U.S. sued Apple Inc. (AAPL), Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming the publishers colluded to fix eBook prices.  —  CBS Corp. (CBS)'s Simon & Schuster …
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Justice sues Apple over price-fixing
Discussion: Politico, Reuters and ABCNEWS
Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
My So-Called Ex-Gay Life  —  Early in my freshman year of high school, I came home to find my mom sitting on her bed, crying.  She had snooped through my e-mail and discovered a message in which I confessed to having a crush on a male classmate.  —  “Are you gay?” she asked.  I blurted out that I was.
 
 
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Sara Sorcher / NationalJournal.com:
Clinton Overrules Republican Lawmaker's Hold on Palestinian Aid
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Rachel Rose Hartman / ABCNEWS:
GSA spending scandal will be dissected by lawmakers during next week's hearings
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Katelyn Ferral / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Condoleezza Rice at Duke: 'I don't know when immigrants became the enemy'
Discussion: The Hill and INSTAPUTZ
Tennessean.com:
Gov. Haslam allows evolution bill to become TN law
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Andrew Goldman / New York Times:
Talk: Mika Brzezinski Refuses to Perk It Up
Discussion: TVNewser and New York Magazine
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Michael Barone / Campaign 2012:
Net illegal immigration from Mexico: zero
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and 24Ahead
Ezra Klein:
Wonkbook: On taxes, George W. Bush has won
Kyle Mantyla / rightwingwatch.org:
Fischer: Electing a ‘Spiritually-Compromised Candidate’ Like Romney Will Weaken America
Discussion: NOM Blog and Truth Wins Out
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