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9:20 AM ET, April 12, 2010


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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
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama: Al-Qaeda would have no qualms about using nuke
Discussion: The Swamp
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.
The Huffington Post:
Lieberman: Obama Won't Get Nukes Treaty Without Major Changes
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Lieberman: Not enough votes in Senate to ratify new START treaty
Fox News:
Lieberman: Omitting ‘Islamic’ …
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Scared Monkeys
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 …
Fars News Agency:
Leader: United States' True Face Unveiled by Obama's N. Threat against Iran
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
Mona Charen / Real Clear Politics:
What the Euphemisms Tell Us
Discussion: Ruby Slippers and Israel Matzav
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Clinton: ‘Thank goodness’ for healthcare
Discussion: The Politico
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Better Pope  —  The world didn't always agree with Pope John Paul II, but it always seemed to love him.  Handsome and charismatic, with an actor's flair and a statesman's confidence, he transformed the papacy from an Italian anachronism into a globe-trotting phenomenon.
John Tierney / New York Times:
Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again  —  As a retired clinical psychologist, Clark Martin was well acquainted with traditional treatments for depression, but his own case seemed untreatable as he struggled through chemotherapy and other grueling regimens for kidney cancer.  Counseling seemed futile to him.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Romney wades into Hawaii special election, raises $1.5 million for PAC  —  1. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will throw his support behind Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou in advance of the May 22 special election, an endorsement that will draw further national attention to the increasingly competitive contest.
Discussion: Right Now
The Bobblespeak Translations:
Meet The Press  —  Guests:  —  Sen. James Leahy (D-VT)  —  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)  —  Sec. of State Clinton  —  Sec. of Defense Gates  —  Gregory: who should be on the Supreme Court?  —  Leahy: an Ordinary American who knows what it's like to live on less than $500,000 a year
April 11: Leahy, Sessions, Clinton, Gates, roundtable
Discussion: Defense Tech and The Daily Caller
Cristina Corbin / Fox News:
Tea Party Rallies Remain a Cauldron for Conspiracy Theories  —  The Tea Party Express has toured state after state trying to kick up a debate about constitutional rights and cast doubt on the legality of the recently passed health care overhaul, all with an eye toward the 2010 elections.
Tom Kington / Guardian:
Bishop ‘blames Jews’ for abuse row  —  A furious transatlantic row has erupted over quotes that were attributed to a retired Italian bishop, which suggested that Jews were behind the current criticism of the Catholic church's record on tackling clerical sex abuse.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
So How's the Economy Doing, Anyway?  —  Business Week's Mike Dorning thinks the economy is on the mend: … Floyd Norris of the New York Times agrees that a lot of people are being too pessimistic: … There's a lot to this.  But just off the top of my head, here are the things that gnaw at me when I hear stuff like this:
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Matthew Yglesias
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Poll Finds Pessimism Among Print and Broadcast Journalists  —  Most newspaper and broadcast news editors think American journalism is in decline, and about half believe that their employers will go out of business if they do not find new sources of revenue, according to a survey to be released on Monday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Romenesko
New York Times:
1994 Republican Rout Is Casting Shadow in 2010  —  WASHINGTON — The year was 1994.  Congressional Democrats were battered after a failed fight to pass a health care bill.  It was the first midterm election for a new Democratic president, Bill Clinton.  By overwhelming numbers …
Discussion: The Caucus
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 …
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Bill to extend jobless benefits faces Senate showdown  —  Congress is poised for another partisan showdown over extending unemployment insurance, as concerns about the growing budget deficit have complicated the path forward for an otherwise popular program.
Terry Macalister / Guardian:
US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015  —  The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Discussion: Economist's View
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Media Notes: Are newspaper critics old hat amid the flood of online critics?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Susan Crawford / New York Times:
An Internet for Everybody  —  LAST week, a federal appeals court …
Discussion: Post Tech and The Enterprise Blog
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
General Election 2010: Labour accused of using cancer patient database …
New York Times:
Europe Unifies to Assist Greece With Line of Aid
Discussion: The Hill, Truthdig and Calculated Risk
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