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12:40 PM ET, April 4, 2010

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Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Kyl: GOP Willing To Filibuster Obama's Yet-To-Be-Named SCOTUS Nominee  —  The media have been in a flurry in recent weeks over whether Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will retire this summer.  Today on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) already held open the possibility …
Discussion: Reuters, Suburban Guerrilla and CNN
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The Huffington Post:
John Paul Stevens Retiring?:  Top Picks To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice  —  In an interview in early March, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he would make up his mind in about a month's time about when to retire from the High Court.  That deadline is fast approaching.
Discussion: PrawfsBlawg
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
After years as justice, John Paul Stevens wants what's ‘best for the court’  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Around here, one of the most powerful men in the nation is known as plain old John Stevens — courteous bridge player, early-morning regular at the country club's tennis courts …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews and the ‘regime’ question  —  On Friday, I asked Rush Limbaugh for his response to President Obama's description of him as “troublesome” and of his program as “vitriol.”  Limbaugh told me he does not believe Obama is trying to do what is best for the country and added …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Outrageous!... NY Times Sunday Hit Piece Pictures Tea Party Protesters With Weathermen Terrorists  —  Sunday NY Times Hit Piece Pictures Weathermen Terrorists With Tea Party Protesters  —  Another GOP office in Ohio was attacked two nights ago.  A note was tied to the brick that was thrown through …
CNN:
Summers on jobs: 'We've got a long way to go'  —  Washington (CNN) - One of President Obama's top economic advisers suggested Sunday that the economy still has a ways to go to turn around a bleak unemployment situation.  At the same time, Lawrence Summers suggested that the White House's efforts …
Discussion: The Politico
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Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Summers: Economy has ‘long way to go,’ but recovery will accelerate  —  The economy has a “long way to go” before unemployment falls significantly, although job numbers will continue to improve, Lawrence Summers, the director for the National Economic Council, said Sunday.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Obama!  —  NOT since Clark Kent changed in a phone booth has there been an instant image makeover to match Barack Obama's in the aftermath of his health care victory.  “He went from Jimmy Carter to F.D.R. in just a fortnight,” said one of the “Game Change” authors, Mark Halperin, on MSNBC.
Discussion: Mediaite and Prairie Weather
Michael J. Burry / New York Times:
I Saw the Crisis Coming.  Why Didn't the Fed?  —  ALAN GREENSPAN, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, proclaimed last month that no one could have predicted the housing bubble.  “Everybody missed it,” he said, “academia, the Federal Reserve, all regulators.”  —  But that is not how I remember it.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Kyl: Jobless benefits extension needed  —  Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that it will be necessary to extend unemployment benefits, but that's not a long-term solution.  —  Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that it will be necessary to extend unemployment benefits, but that's not a long-term solution.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
Amnesty International Comes Out of the Closet — Endorses “Defensive” Jihad — By: Andy McCarthy  —  Former Gitmo detainee Moazzam Begg is a committed jihadist and unabashed supporter of the Taliban.  (See this Weekly Standard essay by Tom Joscelyn, which collects other Begg links.)
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Parochially Post-American  —  Hillary Clinton, America's secretary of state, was in Canada last week.  She criticized Ottawa for not inviting aboriginal groups to a meeting on the Arctic, and for not including the facilitation of abortion in the Canadian government's “maternal health” initiative to developing countries.
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Hurting U.S. Efforts to Win Minds, Taliban Disrupt Pay  —  MARJA, Afghanistan — Since their offensive here in February, the Marines have flooded Marja with hundreds of thousands of dollars a week.  The tactic aims to win over wary locals by paying them compensation for property damage …
Discussion: The Caucus and The Page
 
 
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Toby Helm / Guardian:
Secret tape reveals Tory backing for ban on gays
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Agence France Presse:
Islamists order Mogadishu radios to stop playing music
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Acorn Says It Continues Its Work
Steve Randy Waldman / interfluidity:
Capital can't be measured  —  Simon Johnson and James Kwak are absolutely right.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: Another GOP Office Attacked in Ohio- Window Smashed
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
With midterms approaching, GOP outmatched by Democrats on campaign funds
Discussion: Daily Kos