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11:30 PM ET, April 4, 2010


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Paul / Power Line:
Why can't they just forgive and forget?  —  Politico begins its story about the rough reception two New Hampshire Democrats who voted for Obamacare have received from their constituents this way: … I'm not sure why anyone thought it might have.  All that has changed since last summer's town hall is …
David Catanese / The Politico:
Spring forecast: Incivility with a chance of rage  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. - If the experience of this state's two Democratic House members is any indication, the raw emotion and mistrust emanating from last summer's congressional town halls never really went away.
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Kagan, Judges Said to Be Considered for Supreme Court Vacancy  —  The Obama administration, contemplating the possible retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is focusing on three candidates to succeed him, a White House official familiar with the deliberations said.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Mediaite
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 …
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Dems or independents  —  Four in 10 Tea Party members are either Democrats or Independents, according to a new national survey.  —  The findings provide one of the most detailed portraits to date of the grassroots movement that started last year.
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” …
Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast  —  (CNN) — A string of earthquakes and aftershocks rattled the Pacific Coast of the United States and Mexico on Sunday, including a magnitude 7.2 quake that could be felt across Baja California, Arizona and Southern California, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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
Washington Post:
Obama family attends Easter service in Southeast D.C.  —  President Obama and his family attended Easter Sunday service at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a 2,500-member congregation in the poorest section of the nation's capital.  —  Hundreds of people began lining up in front …
Discussion: DCist
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obamas attend Easter service in Washington
Discussion: CNN
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
States Skeptical About ‘Race to Top’ School Aid Contest  —  A dozen governors, led by Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, sat with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a hotel ballroom in Washington a few weeks back, praising his vision and gushing with enthusiasm for a $4 billion grant competition …
Discussion: Althouse
David Petraeus for President: Run General, run  —  With many voters yearning for an outsider, and military officers looked up to, General David Petraeus could be a powerful presidential candidate and a potentially accomplished President.  —  Toby Harnden's American Way
Political Punch:
Greenspan: Financial Crisis Doesn't Indict Ayn Rand Theories  —  If the recent financial crisis reveals a problem with the Ayn Rand view that free markets can police themselves, Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan doesn't see it.  Greenspan will testify before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Paul Krugman
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.
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.
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Summers on jobs: 'We've got a long way to go'
Discussion: The Note and The Politico
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
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