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5:50 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.
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
Discussion: Hot Air and Pam's House Blend
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
North Korea Defies Warnings, Launches Powerful Rocket
Dennis B. Roddy / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Suspect in officers' shooting was into conspiracy theories  —  Richard Andrew Poplawski was a young man convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry.
Gunmen Kills Three Pittsburgh Police Officers  —  PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) ― A man opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call Saturday morning, killing three of them, a police official said.  —  Friends said 23 year-old Richard Poplawski feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns.
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: The Politico
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
Axelrod hits back at Cheney: He has not been acting like a ‘statesman.’  —  Vice President Cheney has used his public appearances in recent months to launch fearmongering attacks against the Obama administration, in contrast to President Bush, who said Obama “deserves my silence.”
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 …
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
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Approval ratings decline for key elected officials  —  Iowans' approval of key public officials has ebbed in the weeks since the federal government passed huge spending measures and as state officials have battled over budget, labor and tax issues at the Statehouse.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
California Dems target 8 GOP districts  —  California GOP voter registration is “dropping like a rock,” a new study shows, declining so fast that Democratic Party officials see an unprecedented opportunity to gain voters and House seats in the 2010 election.
Little Green Footballs:
Le Pen Calls Nazi Gas Chambers ‘A Detail’ of WWII  —  Jean Marie Le Pen, the leader of French neo-Nazi party “Front Nationale” and friend and ally of Filip DeWinter of the Belgian fascist group Vlaams Belang, is back in the news again — for reiterating his Holocaust denial in a speech …
Discussion: PoliGazette
Mike Allen / The Politico:
GM planning for bankruptcy  —  Fritz Henderson, GM's new president and CEO, said for the first time Sunday that the automaker is planning for the possibility of restructuring within bankruptcy, although he said he still hoped to avoid that public-relations nightmare.
Discussion: The Note and PoliGazette
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