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3:12 AM ET, April 12, 2009

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Frank Strategies:
Video: Liberal “Tea Party” in DC is Epic Fail; Blogger Claims Real Tea Parties “Financed by Fox News”  —  This afternoon I swung by the “New Way Forward” rally in front of the White House - it was billed essentially as a left-leaning Tea-Party-style anti-bank protest that's being held in dozens of cities around the country.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
A TEA PARTY PROTEST IN PITTSBURGH: Reader Richard Ames sends this photo, and writes: “The crowd was thoroughly exercised, but it had a good time too.”  —  UPDATE: A report from Lincoln, Nebraska: “Hundreds of Nebraskans chanted no taxation without representation in protest …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
What Part of “FNC TAX DAY TEA PARTIES” Don't You Understand?  —  It was great to be at the bank demonstration today, and one of the best things was getting to meet a personal hero, Bill Grieder (who will be here on the Book Salon on May 10).  Despite the fact that it was rainy and cold …
Joshua Rhett Miller / Fox News:
Organizers Give Recipes for Effective Tea Parties
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
The First Puppy Makes a Big Splash  —  Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, Is All Over the Web Before His Official Debut  —  Who let the dog out?  —  That's the Washington mystery du jour.  —  The identity of the first puppy — the one that the Washington press corps has been yelping about for months …
Discussion: The Swamp and First Dog Charlie
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Fox News:
Somali Pirates Hand Obama Foreign Policy Emergency With No Easy Solution
Discussion: RedState and PoliGazette
Duncan Miriri / Reuters:   Pirates seize U.S.-owned, Italy-flagged tugboat
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Vatican blocks Caroline Kennedy appointment as US ambassador  —  The Vatican has blocked the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador, according to reports.  —  Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Ginsburg Shares Views on Influence of Foreign Law on Her Court, and Vice Versa  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — In wide-ranging remarks here, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the use of foreign law by American judges, suggested that torture should not be used even when it might yield important information …
Associated Press:
AP IMPACT: Chinese drywall poses potential risks  —  PARKLAND, Fla. - At the height of the U.S. housing boom, when building materials were in short supply, American construction companies used millions of pounds of Chinese-made drywall because it was abundant and cheap.
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
AP chair takes on new media  —  Associated Press chairman Dean Singleton kicked off the week by telling newspaper executives that the AP is “mad as hell”—but at whom, exactly, still remains unclear.  —  “It came off pretty combative,” the AP's Jane Seagrave told POLITICO Friday, “but that really wasn't our intent.”
Gloria De Piero / News of the World:
President's half-sibling is denied British visa over claims of attempted sex assault on girl in Berkshire  —  AMERICAN president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young British girl.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Gateway Pundit
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Another judge tees off on Justice  —  Another federal judge has issued a sharp reprimand of the Justice Department for prosecutorial misconduct.  —  In a withering 50-page opinion, Judge Alan Gold of Miami publicly reprimanded United States Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, his top aides …
The Huffington Post:
ASU Renaming Scholarship Program After Obama  —  After a day of withering criticism over its decision not to award President Barack Obama an honorary degree, Arizona State University announced on Saturday that it would expand a scholarship program in the president's name.
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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