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12:50 PM ET, April 3, 2010


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Elizabeth Scalia / NPR:
Today, On Good Friday, Here's Why I Remain Catholic  —  text sizeAAA  —  Elizabeth Scalia is a contributing writer to First Things Magazine as the blogger known as The Anchoress.  —  The question has come my way several times in the past week: “How do you maintain your faith in light …
New York Times:
Vatican Priest Likens Criticism Over Abuse to Anti-Semitism
Wall Street Journal:
The Catholic Church's Catastrophe
Discussion: Mediaite
Blazing Cat Fur:
Palestine House Thugs Screams “You need another Holocaust”  —  Update1: We have a new Camel Girl!  Meet Denise Balkissoon crack reporter for the Toronto Star.  This was Ms. Balkissoon's take away - “Each group accused the other of hate, shouting “go home. … Update2: Frumpy has the video - “We love jihad.
Kathy Shaidle / five feet of fury.:
Toronto Muslim: ‘We need another Holocaust!’  (UPDATED)  —  Today Arnie and I attended that protest outside (tax payer funded) Palestine House, where a genocidal Muslim VIP will be speaking tomorrow night.  —  Speaking of genocide: we have video of one Muslim guy in the Palestine House parking lot …
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur and American Power
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
CBS poll: Believe it or not, support for ObamaCare still eroding  —  Amazing as it might seem, this elevator may not yet have reached the basement. … More than half think their own health-care costs will go up, but nothing new there.  Consider this a sequel to the earlier post about why The One's …
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Poll: Most Americans Remain Against Health Care Overhaul  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  The public is increasingly skeptical of the health care reform bill signed into law last week, a new CBS News poll shows.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Poll: GOP better for economy
Discussion: The Note
New York Times:
Asked to Declare His Race, Obama Checks ‘Black’  —  It is official: Barack Obama is the nation's first black president.  —  A White House spokesman confirmed that Mr. Obama, the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, checked African-American on the 2010 census questionnaire.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
The great elaborator: Obama gives 17-minute answer to health-care query in N.C.  —  CHARLOTTE — Even by President Obama's loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy.  —  Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery …
David Gardner / Daily Mail:
Barack Obama?  Not bothered... Schoolgirl left wondering what all the fuss is about after meeting president amid crowd frenzy  —  One little girl was distinctly unimpressed with all the excitement when President Barack Obama came to town.  —  Many supporters in the crowd in Portland …
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Growth of Unpaid Internships May Be Illegal, Officials Say  —  With job openings scarce for young people, the number of unpaid internships has climbed in recent years, leading federal and state regulators to worry that more employers are illegally using such internships for free labor.
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't, either)  —  I've spent ten years now on Boing Boing, finding cool things that people have done and made and writing about them.  Most of the really exciting stuff hasn't come from big corporations with enormous budgets, it's come from experimentalist amateurs.
Tara Siegel Bernard / New York Times:
Your Money: Mortgage Aid Elicits Anger, but It May Help  —  The angry comments flooded in after the federal government announced it was expanding its program to assist unemployed homeowners, as well as borrowers who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are now worth.
Wall Street Journal:
Authorities Probe Iran Nuclear Ring  —  Western Authorities Investigate China Connection in Export of French Valves  —  An Iranian firm closely linked to Tehran's nuclear program acquired special hardware for enriching uranium, despite sanctions intended to keep such equipment out of Iran …
Jack Cashill / American Thinker:
How Quickly Spread the Tea Party Smear  —  To make the racial smear of the Tea Party protestors at the Capitol clear to anyone with eyes to see, I have assembled this four-minute video.  —  In composing it, I checked with my source on the scene, Greg Farrell, to get a timeline on the passage …
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Andrew Breitbart / Big Journalism:
Barack Obama's Helter-Skelter, Insane Clown Posse, Alinsky Plans …
Jeff Stein / Spy Talk:
CIA's top spy: No losses from waterboarding ban
Clay Shirky:
The Collapse of Complex Business Models
Discussion: GigaOM and Grasping Reality …
Rep. Paul Ryan / Real Clear Politics:
Should America Bid Farewell to Exceptional Freedom?
Discussion: Ruby Slippers
Robert Weisman / Boston Globe:
Mass. rejects proposed health care premiums hikes
Associated Press:
Eugene Allen, White House Butler, Dies at 90
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Bachmann says Pelosi wanted to ‘incite’ Tea Partiers
Igor / Think Progress:
Gen. Paul Eaton Comes Out For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Report: Actor to leave Obama administration
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Scozzafava writing election memoir
Ronald Brownstein / National Journal Online:
Dems' Governing Core Stays Intact
Discussion: Newsweek Blogs
The Huffington Post:
Top Fed Official Wants To Break Up Megabanks, Stop The Fed …