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8:10 PM ET, April 5, 2009


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Rasmussen Reports:
57% Want Military Response to North Korea Missile Launch  —  Fifty-seven percent (57%) of U.S. voters nationwide favor a military response to eliminate North Korea's missile launching capability.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 15% of voters oppose a military response while 28% are not sure.
The Politico:
N. Korea launch reignites debate  —  PRAGUE — As foreign crises go, this one wasn't exactly unexpected.  —  North Korea's launching of a long-range missile had been imminent for days.  But the provocative timing - barely six hours before President Barack Obama delivered a speech …
Discussion: Oliver Willis
New York Times:
Defying World, North Koreans Launch Rocket  —  SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea defied the United States, China and a series of United Nations resolutions by launching a rocket on Sunday that the country said was designed to propel a satellite into space, but that much of the world viewed …
Washington Post:
Obama Calls for World Without Nuclear Weapons
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
North Korea Defies Warnings, Launches Powerful Rocket
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Kos: Conservatives like to shoot cops  —  The boss has noted the tragedy in Pittsburgh, where a lone gunman killed three police officers trying their best to defend their community: … Today is Palm Sunday, and I'd ask Hot Air readers to keep these men and their families in your prayers.
Tommy Christopher / Daily Dose:
Twitter Badness: DailyKos Frontpager, Kos Joke About Pittsburgh Cop Shooting
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Axelrod hits back at Cheney: Not behaving like a ‘statesman’  —  (CNN) — Top Obama adviser David Axelrod sharply criticized Dick Cheney's recent contention that the president's national security policies have made the country less safe, suggesting the former vice president is not behaving like a “statesman.”
Discussion: Macsmind
James Doran / Guardian:
US watchdog calls for bank executives to be sacked  —  Elizabeth Warren, chief watchdog of America's $700bn (£472bn) bank bailout plan, will this week call for the removal of top executives from Citigroup, AIG and other institutions that have received government funds in a damning report …
Ice bridge ruptures in Antarctic  —  An ice bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to an island in Antarctica has snapped.  —  Scientists suggest the collapse could mean that the Wilkins Ice Shelf is on the brink of breaking away, and that it provides evidence of global warming.
Scott Glover / Los Angeles Times:
FBI database links long-haul truckers, serial killings  —  The growing database includes more than 500 female victims, most of whom were killed and their bodies dumped at truck stops, motels and other spots along popular trucking routes crisscrossing the U.S.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Michael van der Galien / PoliGazette:
Rasmussen to apologize to ‘Islamic World’  —  To become NATO secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen will apologize for the Mohammed cartoons.  —  Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Denmark's leader, was one of the few European politicians who refused to give in to pressure from fundamentalists …
Mohammed Tawfeeq CNN / CNN:
Six gay men shot to death in Iraq by tribe members  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Six gay men were shot dead by members of their tribe in two separate incidents in the past 10 days, an official with Iraq's Interior ministry said.  —  In the most recent attack, two men were killed Thursday …
The Atlantic Online:
How the Crash Will Reshape America  —  The Next Economic Landscape  —  The housing bubble was the ultimate expression, and perhaps the last gasp, of an economic system some 80 years in the making, and now well past its “sell-by” date.  The bubble encouraged massive, unsustainable growth …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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