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12:40 PM ET, April 15, 2010

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New York Times:
Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated  —  Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Teabag Nation  —  The NY Times and CBS just released a pretty comprehensive poll on the teabaggers.  It probably won't surprise you much.  —  They are extremely negative and angry.  And they really, really hate Barack Obama.  —  Here's the NY Times summary: … Way more likely.
Michelle Malkin:
How to spot and tag a Tea Party infiltrator  —  Happy Tax Day Tea Party.  Be safe out there.  A few tips on how to spot and tag a Tea Party infiltrator:  —  1. Ask them what the 10th amendment says.  —  2. Two letters: B.O. (and I'm not talking about the president's initials).
CBS News:
Tea Party Supporters: Who They Are and What They Believe  —  Posted by Brian Montopoli 185 comments - Share - - - Share - E-mail - Print - Font CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  They're white.  They're older.
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Tea Party snubs GOP leaders  —  The Tea Party is hosting a Tax Day rally on Thursday in Washington, but the Republicans leaders in the House and Senate are not invited.  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.), House Minority Leader John Boehner …
Washington Examiner:
Tea Partiers are at a crossroads
Discussion: Riehl World View
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Poll: “Birther” Myth Persists Among Tea Partiers, All Americans
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Brendan Nyhan
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Sarah Palin paints the President as a foreigner and calls …
Discussion: NECN and The Plum Line
New York Times:
Obama Speech Signals a U.S. Shift on Middle East  —  WASHINGTON — It was just a phrase at the end of President Obama's news conference on Tuesday, but it was a stark reminder of a far-reaching shift in how the United States views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how aggressively it might push for a peace agreement.
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Ronald S. Lauder / World Jewish Congress:
Full Text of Letter from Ronald S. Lauder to President Obama  —  Dear President Obama:  —  I write today as a proud American and a proud Jew.  —  Jews around the world are concerned today.  We are concerned about the nuclear ambitions of an Iranian regime that brags about its genocidal intentions against Israel.
Quinnipiac University:
Rubio Tops Crist By 23 Points In Florida GOP Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Crist As Independent Has Slight Edge In 3-Way Race  —  Marco Rubio has opened up an elephant-sized 56 - 33 percent lead over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida's U.S. Senate Republican primary …
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Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
FIRST THOUGHTS: CRIST'S THREE OPTIONS
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Jeb Bush: ‘Wizard of Oz’
Discussion: CNN
New York Times:
Volcanic Ash Shuts Down Air Traffic in North Europe  —  LONDON — Civil aviation authorities closed air space and shut down airports in Britain, France, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe on Thursday as a high-altitude cloud of ash drifted south and east from an erupting volcano in Iceland.
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BBC:
Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights in northern Europe
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Wall Street Journal:
Ash From Iceland Volcano Disrupts Air Traffic
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Icelandic ash cloud closes Britain's airports
Discussion: The Awl and TechCrunch
Boston Herald:
Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012?  You betcha!  —  Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door yesterday to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run - a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama.
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama, GOP folks knotted up
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Hill
Ezra Klein:
Sens. McConnell and Cornyn go to Wall Street  —  It's stuff like this that makes me think Wall Street executives aren't very smart. … McConnell and Cornyn's many virtues aside, neither of them are experts on this bill.  Neither of them sits on the Senate Banking Committee.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Elena Kagan's Stints in Court May Hint at a Style On It  —  WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a leading contender for appointment to the Supreme Court, presented her sixth argument there.  She bantered easily with the justices, and she seemed to have a special rapport …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
For high court nominee, no (political) experience necessary
Discussion: Commentary and Opinion L.A.
Ed Martin For Congress:
Sail Away from Taxes; Take a Free Ride with Carnahan  —  IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Press Contact: Theresa Petry, (314) 807-7077  —  Rep. Carnahan avoids taxes and fails yet again to register his yacht  —  (ST. LOUIS, MO.) April 14, 2010 - As Americans prepare to file and pay their taxes …
Discussion: RedState
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:   Figures.  Lib Rep. Russ Carnahan Parks Unregistered Yacht …
Mike Donahue / Wall Street Journal:
A Message from ‘Henry’  —  We're high earners not yet rich, and now the government wants us to pay more?  —  I'm in the 32% federal and 10% state income tax brackets.  I pay a 1.2% property tax on very expensive California real estate.  I am subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax.
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
GOP split over terms of new ‘Contract’  —  Republicans are salivating over the prospect of winning back the House in November, and they're planning to produce a new “Contract With America” in the hopes of sealing the deal.  —  The catch: They don't agree yet on what should be in it.
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Great Tea-Bait  —  Heath Shuler did not hear the “N-word” on March 20.  —  It may be the most celebrated missing recording since Watergate: the nonexistent or unaccounted-for video of the tea-party protesters at the Capitol who three black congressmen claim yelled racial slurs at them on March 20, the eve of ObamaCare's enactment.
ABC News:
Obama opens up on Rudd relationship  —  United States president Barack Obama says he and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd share several personality traits - one of which is humility.  —  The US president made the comments to the 7.30 Report's Kerry O'Brien during an interview which will be aired on ABC1 tonight.
Wall Street Journal:
Europe's VAT Lessons  —  Rates start low and increase, while income tax rates stay high.  —  As Americans rush to complete their annual tax returns today, there is still some consolation in knowing that it could be worse: Like Europeans, we could pay both income taxes and a value-added tax, or VAT.
Jim McElhatton / Washington Times:
Taxpayers foot State Department's stiff liquor bill  —  Months after President Obama urged federal agencies last year to cut wasteful spending, the U.S. Department of State paid $3,814 to fill an order of Jack Daniel's whiskey for gratuities at one of its many overseas embassies.  —  The booze buy wasn't unusual.
Andrew Porter / Telegraph:
General Election 2010: Conservatives lead in 100 key seats, Telegraph poll shows  —  The Conservatives are on course for a convincing election victory after a new poll for The Daily Telegraph showed the party is leading Labour by 12 points in crucial marginal constituencies.
New York Times:
The K.S.M. Files  —  Watching Attorney General Eric Holder struggle on Wednesday to answer senators' questions about the detention and trial of terrorism suspects made us nostalgic for the old days — back in 2009 — when the United States was making progress toward cleaning …
 
 
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CNBC:
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Schumer intros bill banning airline carry-on fee
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Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
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