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8:35 PM ET, April 11, 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  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said the administration may have problems getting the START treaty signed last week ratified in the Senate.  —  Lieberman said he'd arrived at his belief on the vote tally falling short …
The Hill:
Alexander: ‘Fringe,’ ‘feelings’ court nominees could provoke filibuster  —  Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) stressed Saturday that he could exercise a filibuster of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee “if the president picks someone from the fringe or somone who applies their feelings insted of applying the law.”
Fox News:   Lieberman: Omitting ‘Islamic’ …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Senator: Dropping ‘Islamic extremism’ term is ‘Orwellian and counterproductive’
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: The Reaction and The Page
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   CODA ON CONFEDERACY CONTROVERSY.... Newsweek editor Jon Meacham …
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  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who attempted to overhaul the nation's healthcare insurance as first lady during the first term of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has a couple of words for President Barack Obama's success during his first term:
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
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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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Romney nips Paul in GOP straw poll
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Worlds Without Women  —  When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea and sweets with a group of educated and sophisticated young professional women.  —  I asked why they were not more upset about living in a country where women's rights were strangled, an inbred and autocratic state more like an archaic men's club than a modern nation.
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 …
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Julia Preston / New York Times:   Senate Leader Vows to Take Up Immigration Overhaul
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 …
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 …
David Leppard / Times of London:
Met allows Islamic protesters to throw shoes  —  SCOTLAND YARD has bowed to Islamic sensitivities and accepted that Muslims are entitled to throw shoes in ritual protest — which could have the unintended consequence of politicians or the police being hit.  —  News of the concession …
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT and Jihad Watch
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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Bob Parks / Big Government:
So, 'Voicemails Expose Left's Racism'... Where's The MSM Been All This Time?
Steven Johnson / New York Times:
Rethinking a Gospel of the Web
Discussion: Hit & Run and Concurring Opinions
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
I Was Hacked in Beijing  —  BEIJING — The reality — and my fears — dawned only slowly.
Robert Smith / NPR:
New York's Hipsters Too Cool For The Census
Discussion: Hot Air and Moe Lane
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
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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
Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink  —  Behavioral economics—the governing theory …
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Interest Rates Have Nowhere to Go but Up
Discussion: Beat the Press
David Thompson:
Unlearning Whiteness  —  TDK directs us to Jonathan Kay's account …