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12:15 AM ET, April 12, 2010

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Max Bergmann / Think Progress:
Lieberman Gets A Chuckle Out Of Peddling Far-Right Nuke Myth  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), once a reliable vote in favor of nuclear arms reduction efforts, has now bought into the right-wing myth that our nuclear arsenal is deteriorating and that the U.S. needs to build new nuclear weapons.
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Lieberman: Not enough votes in Senate to ratify new START treaty
The Hill:
Alexander: ‘Fringe,’ ‘feelings’ court nominees could provoke filibuster
Rosalind Helderman / Virginia Politics Blog:
UPDATED: Mississippi Gov. Barbour defends McDonnell's Confederate proclamation  —  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) might have gotten the exactly the help he didn't need from a friend this morning, as Republican Governors Association chairman Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) …
Discussion: Firedoglake, The Reaction and The Page
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Anill / Think Progress:
Mississippi Gov. Barbour Thinks Slavery Omission 'Doesn't Matter For Diddly'  —  This morning on CNN's State of the Union, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) defended Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R-VA) omission of slavery from his proclamation on Confederate History Month.  Barbour told CNN host Candy Crowley …
Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
Washington Readies for Huge Nuclear Summit  —  Top of the Agenda: Securing Loose Nuclear Materials that Could End Up in the Hands of Al Qaeda  —  (CBS) The nation's capital is gearing up for a very busy couple of days.  President Obama opens a summit on nuclear security Monday with dozens of world leaders scheduled to attend.
Discussion: The Reaction
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama: Al-Qaeda would have no qualms about using nuke
Discussion: The Swamp
Rasmussen Reports:
66% Say America Is Overtaxed  —  When thinking about all the services provided by federal, state and local governments, 75% of voters nationwide say the average American should pay no more than 20% of their income in taxes.  However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds …
Bob Parks / Big Government:
So, 'Voicemails Expose Left's Racism'... Where's The MSM Been All This Time?  —  When I read Monica Crowley's piece on Big Government, I must admit to being thoroughly disgusted.  —  Not because she posted racial-slur laden voicemails sent to Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean …
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
In Event of WMD Attack, “All Bets Are Off”  —  Clinton, Gates Say New U.S. Policy Puts Other Countries “On Notice” to Avoid Nuclear Path Taken by Iran, North Korea  —  (CBS) The Obama administration's nuclear posture review may have removed some of the intentional ambiguity from U.S. nuclear policy …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Clinton: ‘Thank goodness’ for healthcare
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Marc Horne / Times of London:
Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI  —  RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.  —  Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author …
Steven Thomma / MiamiHerald.com:
Unified by hatred of Obama, GOP still searches for challenger  —  NEW ORLEANS — Southern Republicans wrapped up a three-day meeting in New Orleans on Saturday unified in fervent opposition to President Barack Obama, but wide open at this early stage about whom they want to challenge him in 2012.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CASUAL ACCUSATIONS OF TREASON.... Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana, a relatively obscure Republican freshman lawmaker, published a piece this week on the Obama administration's nuclear policies and counter-proliferation efforts.  Fleming, apparently, isn't impressed, and rehashed a variety …
New York Times:
Europe Unifies to Assist Greece With Line of Aid  —  BRUSSELS — European leaders provided a long-awaited financial rescue line to Greece on Sunday, offering the country up to $40 billion in aid to meet its giant debt obligations.  —  Under the plan, Greece would receive loans at about 5 percent interest …
Discussion: Truthdig and Calculated Risk
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
SENATE POLL: Lowden leads Republican pack  —  Numbers show front-runner would beat Reid  —  Sue Lowden has established herself as the far-ahead GOP front-runner in Nevada's U.S. Senate race and the Republican most likely to beat Sen. Harry Reid, even with a Tea Party candidate …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Senator: Dropping ‘Islamic extremism’ term is ‘Orwellian and counterproductive’  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Sunday called the administration's proposal to avoid the term “Islamic extremism” in national security references “absolutely Orwellian and counterproductive.”
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Fox News:   Lieberman: Omitting ‘Islamic’ …
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Lieberman thrilled by prospect that Obama nominee could make Supreme Court ‘slightly less liberal.’  —  The Washington Post writes that, because of “the current political climate,” Justice John Paul Stevens' “decision to step down this summer will almost certainly mean a more conservative Supreme Court …
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
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Robert Smith / NPR:
New York's Hipsters Too Cool For The Census
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New York Post:
Tycoon's tyrant ties threaten Nets deal
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Frank Rich / New York Times:
No One Is to Blame for Anything
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner on National …:
Is There a Rhyme or Reason to U.S. Foreign Policy?  — By: Victor Davis Hanson
Matt Taibbi / Taibblog:
Brooks: Let Them Eat Work
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Corrente
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Interest Rates Have Nowhere to Go but Up
Discussion: Beat the Press
David Leppard / Times of London:
Met allows Islamic protesters to throw shoes
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT and Jihad Watch
David Thompson:
Unlearning Whiteness  —  TDK directs us to Jonathan Kay's account …