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9:55 AM ET, April 12, 2010

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Matthew DeLong / Washington Post:
Republicans say Obama's Supreme Court pick must be mainstream  —  Senate Republican leaders declined to rule out a filibuster of President Obama's nominee to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, if they think the pick falls outside the judicial mainstream.
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Ben Geman / E2-Wire:
Crunch time for climate change bill
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
msnbc.com:
April 11: Leahy, Sessions, Clinton, Gates, roundtable
Discussion: Defense Tech and The Daily Caller
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
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Political pendulum in Michigan swings away from the Democrats
Discussion: The Page
Steven Thomma / MiamiHerald.com:
Unified by hatred of Obama, GOP still searches for challenger
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.
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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.
Mona Charen / Real Clear Politics:
What the Euphemisms Tell Us  —  In the latest installment of politically correct, not to say Orwellian, language emanating from the Obama administration, the term “rogue states” has been sidelined in favor of “outliers.”  The switch was unveiled as part of the just released Nuclear Posture Review.
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John Marzulli / NY Daily News:
Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations  —  Chilling new details about the foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up the city's busiest subways have emerged as a fourth suspect was quietly arrested in Pakistan, the Daily News has learned.
Discussion: Gothamist and WCBS-TV
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:
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
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.
Simon Johnson / The Baseline Scenario:
Greece Saved For Now - Is Portugal Next?  —  The Europeans announced Sunday they would provide 30 billion euros of assistance to Greece, amid informed rumors that the IMF will offer another 10-15 billion.  With a total of say 40-45 billion euros in the bag - more than the market was expecting — the Greeks have time to make changes.
Discussion: Washington Post
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New York Times:
Europe Unifies to Assist Greece With Line of Aid
Discussion: The Hill, Truthdig and Calculated Risk
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
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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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The Huffington Post:
Lieberman: Obama Won't Get Nukes Treaty Without Major Changes
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.
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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 …
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
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.
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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Sewell Chan / New York Times:
U.S. Says Regulators Feuded Over WaMu for Years
Discussion: The BLT and Calculated Risk
Deborah Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Cost of Bailouts Eases
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Op-Ed Columnist: Bank Failures: Why Georgia?
Discussion: Economist's View
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Media Notes: Are newspaper critics old hat amid the flood of online critics?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
General Election 2010: Labour accused of using cancer patient database …
New York Post:
Tycoon's tyrant ties threaten Nets deal