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6:55 PM ET, April 19, 2009

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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Axelrod suggests ‘Tea Party’ movement is ‘unhealthy’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the “Tea Party” movement is an “unhealthy” reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.  —  Axelrod was asked on CBS's “Face the Nation” …
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
One protester's handwritten notes from behind the tea party lines  —  If there's one thing that the folks who work and spend so hard to get to Washington don't like, regardless of their profession or political persuasion, it's thinking that they don't run or know all things in this country …
Discussion: The Natural Truth
Fox News:
Axelrod: Tea Party Anger is Misdirected
Discussion: JasonPye.com and Gateway Pundit
Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:
Arguing the size of the “tea party” protest
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
Why We Should Get Rid of West Point  —  Want to trim the federal budget and improve the military at the same time?  Shut down West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy, and use some of the savings to expand ROTC scholarships.  —  After covering the U.S. military for nearly two decades …
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CNN:   U.S. to boycott U.N. racism conference
Patterico's Pontifications:
CNN the Latest Corporate Thug to Use Copyright As a Weapon to Eliminate Embarrassing Clips from YouTube  —  I'm sick of people knocking embarrassing videos off YouTube with bogus copyright violation claims.  —  The latest culprit is CNN, a network that was recently embarrassed by a video …
The Right Scoop:
Janeane Garofalo on Dissent - Then And Now  —  Here is a compilation video from 2 different occasions when Janeane Garofalo was on Countdown with Keith Olbercrackhead.  Also, for other responses to Garofalo recent comments, go to Hotair.com.  —  Enjoy.  —  Update: I listened …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and RedState
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Senator says Obama's appearance with Chavez ‘irresponsible’  —  (CNN) - Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, told CNN Sunday it was “irresponsible” for President Obama to been seen “laughing and joking” with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas on Friday.
Fox News:
Report: Antarctic Ice Growing, Not Shrinking  —  Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.  —  The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Obama Needs To Stop Hiding From The Presidency  —  Bloomberg news reports the following statement by Barack Obama in his speech at the Summit of the Americas, after Daniel Ortega had spent an hour ripping into the U.S. (emphasis mine): … I'm not going to focus on the refusal to defend his country …
Ana Marie Cox / Washington Post:
Why We Should Get Rid of the White House Press Corps  —  Intense interest in the Obama administration has swelled the ranks of the White House press corps.  Outlets such as Politico have thrown a basketball team's worth of bodies at the project, and outlets that didn't even exist until recently …
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Murtha's Earmarks Keep Airport Aloft  —  State-of-the-Art Pennsylvania Facility Sees Few Travelers but Lots of Funding  —  JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The John Murtha airport sits on a windy mountain two hours east of Pittsburgh, a 650-acre expanse of smooth tarmac, spacious buildings, a helicopter hangar and a National Guard training center.
Conor Clarke / The Atlantic Business Channel:
More on Tea Parties and Higher Taxes  —  I was traveling and away from the Internet for most of last week, and will be traveling and away from the Internet for most of this week.  But I did want to note a couple of columns from Bruce Bartlett that I thought had nice raw data on a question …
Discussion: Jay Bookman
Mazher Mahmood / News of the World:
Father tries to cash in on daughter's fame  —  THE poverty-stricken father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali plans to become a millionaire himself-by SELLING his nine-year-old daughter.  —  In a bid to escape India's real-life slums, Rafiq Qureshi put angel-faced darling …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Bigots' Last Hurrah  —  WHAT would happen if you crossed that creepy 1960s horror classic “The Village of the Damned” with the Broadway staple “A Chorus Line”?  You don't need to use your imagination.  It's there waiting for you on YouTube under the title “Gathering Storm” …
 
 
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