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9:15 AM ET, April 14, 2009

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Pat Doyle / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Court declares Franken winner; Coleman to appeal  —  After a trial spanning nearly three months, Norm Coleman's attempt to reverse Al Franken's lead in the recount of the U.S. Senate election was soundly rejected today by a three-judge panel that dismissed the Republican's lawsuit.
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Rick Hasen / Election Law:
INITIAL THOUGHTS ON THE DECISION IN THE COLEMAN-FRANKEN DISPUTE: COLEMAN'S CHANCES ON APPEAL APPEAR QUITE SMALL  —  I have taken a very quick look at the opinion of the three judge court in the Coleman election contest.  Here are some initial thoughts.  —  1. A reasonable tone and tenor.
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Who Will Be Left On Minnesota Supreme Court To Hear Appeal?
Discussion: The Political Carnival and MyDD
Scott Horton / Blogs and Stories:
The Bush Six to Be Indicted  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Spanish prosecutors will seek criminal charges against Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush administration officials for sanctioning torture at Guantánamo.  By Scott Horton.  —  Spanish prosecutors have decided …
Associated Press:
Somali Pirates Hijack 3 More Ships  —  MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked three more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway that's become the focal point of the world's fight against piracy.
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. May Drop Key Condition for Talks With Iran  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and its European allies are preparing proposals that would shift strategy toward Iran by dropping a longstanding American insistence that Tehran rapidly shut down nuclear facilities during the early phases …
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Fox host: 'It's now my great duty to promote the tea parties.  Here we go!'  —  Fox News host Neil Cavuto regularly claims that when he aggressively advocates for the anti-Obama “tea party” protests on air, he is simply covering them as a journalist.  But Stuart Varney, Cavuto's fill-in host …
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Deborah Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Bank Vet Pegged to Run Bailout  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expected to tap Fannie Mae Chief Executive Herb Allison to head the government's $700 billion financial-rescue program, people familiar with the matter say.  —  In choosing Mr. Allison to head the Troubled Asset Relief Program …
Jonathan Lloyd / NBC Los Angeles:
Phil Spector Convicted of Second-Degree Murder  —  Music producer Phil Spector was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder in the February 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.  —  Jurors also found Spector personally used the firearm while committing the crime at his Alhambra mansion.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Don Surber
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Donnie Fowler / The Huffington Post:
How Bush Ruined the Free Market  —  (or Why Your Cousin on Wall Street Can't Bet With Your Money Anymore)  —  Do you realize it took George Bush longer to “win” his war against a small, third world nation once led by a third-rate dictator than it took us the U.S. to defeat the two empires of Germany & Japan in World War II?
Discussion: Boston Globe and The Other McCain
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Easter With My Conservative Family  —  A reader writes: … It will get much much worse before it gets better.
TBogg:
Balls to the mall, y'all...  I get email (click image to...en[large]gorge): … It's almost like they want to be mocked.
Discussion: Preemptive Karma
Joe Queenan / Wall Street Journal:
War By Any Other Name  —  Obama's new terminology has started a trend.  —  The Obama administration has come under intense criticism for replacing the term “war on terror” with the emaciated euphemism “overseas contingency operations,” and for referring to individual acts of terror as “man-caused disasters.”
Discussion: RedState, Fausta's Blog and Cold Fury
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Pakistan warns Kerry not to attach strings to aid  —  Pakistan warned visiting Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) Monday that Washington should not to attach conditions to the $7.5 billion in aid proposed by President Obama as part of his comprehensive Afghanistan strategy.
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Michelle Malkin:
Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real  —  Last night, the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:  —  Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.
Paul Merrion / Chicago Business:
Illinois snags chunk of fed stimulus work  —  (Crain's) — Illinois is getting a jump on the federal stimulus program, claiming more than 12% of the road and bridge projects approved so far by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  —  At a televised appearance Monday before about 50 DOT employees …
Edmund Newton / New York Times:
Ban on Drooping Drawers Faces Legal Challenge  —  RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — As fashion statements go, the young men's “sagging pants” look, with trousers slung low enough to reveal a generous swath of boxer shorts, has some lamentable drawbacks.  —  For one thing, it can veer perilously close …
Discussion: Reason
Dave Johnson / Seeing the Forest:
Take The Right Seriously, Please  —  We're all laughing at the right's nuttiness, especially the teabagging campaign.  They say Obama isn't an American, that he is a communist, that in ten weeks he is responsible for the bush deficit, that he is planning to put everyone in concentration camps …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Emptywheel and FishBowlDC
Brendan Nyhan:
Maddow on MSNBC: Still cable news
Discussion: Open Left and Matthew Yglesias
Kurt Schlichter / Big Hollywood:
The Real Hollywood Supports Our Troops
John / Power Line:
Still Regressing Toward the Mean
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Kleinheider / Nashville Post:
Official: Ford Out Of Governor Race
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Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Sebelius lowballed donations from abortion doctor
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Flopping Aces
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama boosts anti-abortion efforts