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4:20 PM ET, April 4, 2010

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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: Atlas Shrugs and PrawfsBlawg
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 …
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.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Progressives can't get past the Knowledge Problem  —  “If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?”  — President Reagan, Jan. 20, 1981.  —  Economist Friedrich Hayek explained in 1945 why centrally controlled “command economies” …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Pajamas Media
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 …
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
Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Summers: Economy has ‘long way to go’; recovery to 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.
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Summers on jobs: 'We've got a long way to go'
Discussion: The Politico
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
School Law Clinics Face a Backlash  —  ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Law school students nationwide are facing growing attacks in the courts and legislatures as legal clinics at the schools increasingly take on powerful interests that few other nonprofit groups have the resources to challenge.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
New iPad launch-day estimate: 600,000-700,000 sold  —  Scattered reports of stockouts and a 9 a.m. headcount of 730 at New York's big glass cube  —  The iPad queue on Fifth Ave.  Photo: PED  —  Even with all the hype that preceded the launch of the iPad — or perhaps because of it …
Evan Halper / Los Angeles Times:
Californians take generally positive view of healthcare reform  —  A new Times/USC poll shows voters saying by a 46%-29% margin they would be more likely to vote for a politician who had backed the health bill.  On immigration, the poll found continued polarization.
CNN:
Israeli Amb.: Palestinians need to come to negotiating table  —  Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the U.S. described the relationship between the two countries as ‘great.’  —  Washington (CNN) - Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that relations were good between …
Discussion: The Page
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Doctor Against Treating Obama Supporters Admits Not Knowing What's In Health Reform Bill  —  Dr. Jack Cassell, the Orlando urologist who put a sign on his door letting patients know he doesn't want to have to treat them if they are Obama/health care reform supporters, was on my radio show Friday night …
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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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Kyl: Jobless benefits extension needed
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Parochially Post-American  —  Hillary Clinton, America's secretary …
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Violence Helps Taliban Undo Afghan Gains
Toby Helm / Guardian:
Tape reveals Tory backing for gay ban
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Agence France Presse:
Islamists order Mogadishu radios to stop playing music
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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