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10:20 AM ET, April 1, 2011


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Woman charged with email threats  —  By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: WI Teacher Charged With Sending Death Threats to GOP Lawmakers  —  A Wisconsin early childhood teacher was charged with sending death threats to state Republican lawmakers.  —  Her name is Katherine Windels and she is a Wisconsin teacher.  —  Here's the criminal complaint.
The Underground Conservative:
Early Childhood Teacher Charged In Death Threats  —  Update VI: Linked by Freedom Eden.  —  Update V: Our very first Memeorandum thread.  —  Update IV: Linked by Real Debate Wisconsin.  —  Update III: Linked by The Other McCain.  —  Update II: Linked by Gateway Pundit.
Derek Staahl / WKOW 27:
Woman faces charges in threatening emails to lawmakers
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and JSOnline
Gregory Simmons / ABCNEWS:
Tea Party Sen. Pat Toomey Won't Support Moderate Republican Olympia Snowe  —  Conservative Known for Taking Out Moderate Republicans Will Stay Neutral in Key Maine Senate Race  —  Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, is a ripe target for a Tea Party challenge as she runs for re-election next year.
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Richard E. Cohen / The Politico:
Republicans target left's pet causes
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Scott Brown blasts ‘irresponsible’ cuts  —  While some Senate Republicans are tacking right on the budget, Sen. Scott Brown is attacking proposed cuts coming from members of his own party as “irresponsible” and urging both sides of the aisle to come together on a bipartisan deal.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP senators itching to move on from 2011 spending-cut spat  —  Senate Republicans are growing impatient with the stalemate over 2011 funding levels and want to save their political capital for a debate on the debt limit and entitlement reform.  —  But they must contend with bloc …
Bruce Bartlett / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
Dopiest Constitutional Amendment of All Time?
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
A Word About Digital Subscriptions to The Huffington Post  —  Today marks a significant transition for The Huffington Post Media Group, as we introduce digital subscriptions for employees of The New York Times.  It's an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Huffington Post …
Discussion: The Wire and TechCrunch
Associated Press:
Unemployment rate falls to 2-year low of 8.8 pct.; employers add 216K jobs in March  —  WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began.  —  The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
March jobs report: Jobs gain, unemployment falls
Discussion: The Politico
Chris Hubbuch / La Crosse Tribune:
Democrats: We have the signatures in Kapanke recall effort  —  La Crosse area Democrats say they will file petitions today with enough signatures to trigger a recall election of Sen. Dan Kapanke, one of eight Senate Republicans targeted over votes to curtail collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Mellon Doctrine  —  “Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate.”  That, according to Herbert Hoover, was the advice he received from Andrew Mellon, the Treasury secretary, as America plunged into depression.  To be fair, there's some question …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Economist's View
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
More Americans Back Unions Than Governors in State Disputes  —  Nearly 8 in 10 adults in union households are following the issue closely  —  PRINCETON, NJ — With political battles over state budgets and collective bargaining still playing out to varying degrees in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
GOP launches mock ‘Obama 2012’ ad  —  The mock ad, which features Obama riding a unicorn over a rainbow, declares: “Four more years: America needs more changing.”  —  Republicans are taking aim at President Obama's impending reelection effort with a mock campaign ad outlining his first two years in office.
Discussion: Lynn Sweet
Los Angeles Times:
Radioactivity surges again at Japan nuclear plant  —  Work on containing the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi complex is hampered because the level of radioactive iodine found in water inside exceeds 10,000 times the safety standard, officials say.  —  An aerial photo taken by a small drone shows damage …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Unions deploy money and muscle in Battle of Wisconsin  —  Chief Political Correspondent Follow Him @ByronYork  —  If you own a business in southern Wisconsin, you might have received a letter from the Wisconsin State Employees Union, Council 24 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.
Paul Bedard / US News:
Pentagon Art: $600,000 Gurgling Toad Sculpture  —  A $600,000 frog sculpture that lights up, gurgles “sounds of nature” and carries a 10-foot fairy girl on its back could soon be greeting Defense Department employees who plan to start working at the $700 million Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. this fall.
Libya-Owned Bank Got 73 Loans From Fed Discount Window After Lehman Fell  —  Arab Banking Corp., the lender part- owned by the Central Bank of Libya, used a New York branch to get 73 loans from the U.S. Federal Reserve in the 18 months after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. collapsed.
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers  —  More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined.  —  If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink …
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Don't forget your hijab, soldier!  American servicewomen encouraged to wear headscarves in Afghanistan  —  In an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Gohmert: Libya Attacks Are False Flag For Obama To Call Up Private Army Created By Health Care Law
Aaron_Sharockman / St. Petersburg Times:
Democrat chastized for saying ‘uterus’ on House floor  —  During last week's discussion about a bill that would prohibit governments from deducting union dues from a worker's paycheck, state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, used his time during floor debate to argue that Republicans are against regulations …
Laura B. Martinez / Monitor:
Cartels threaten to kill Texas Rangers, ICE agents  —  BROWNSVILLE — A new law enforcement bulletin warns that members of drug cartels have been overheard plotting to kill federal agents and Texas Rangers who guard the border, officials in Washington reported Thursday.
Discussion: Doug Ross and Pajamas Media
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Florida GOP backs down in standoff over 2012 primary date  —  The head of the Florida GOP encouraged state lawmakers late Thursday to accede to the Republican National Committee's demand for a later 2012 presidential primary date.  —  It came after GOP leaders in both Iowa and South Carolina threatened …
Discussion: CNN
Debbie Siegelbaum / The Hill:
GOP says 5,000 non-citizens voting in Colorado a ‘wake-up call’ for states  —  Republicans on the House Administration Committee want to shore up voter registration rules in the wake of a Colorado study that found as many as 5,000 non-citizens in the state took part in last year's election.
Revealed: Gaddafi envoy in Britain for secret talks  —  Exclusive: Contact with senior aide believed to be one of a number between Libyan officials and west amid signs regime may be looking for exit strategy  —  Libyan fixer's visit to London may show sons want way out
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Los Angeles Times:
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Matt Stoller / New Deal 2.0:
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Washington Post:
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The Hill:
Boehner to GOP freshmen: ‘No number’ yet in budget talks
Discussion: The Politico
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
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Discussion: Orlando Sentinel
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