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9:35 PM ET, April 3, 2011

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Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Reid: 'We'll look into' Quran burning  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told CBS's Bob Schieffer on Sunday that some members of Congress were considering some kind of action in response to the Florida Quran burning that sparked a murderous riot at a United Nations complex in Afghanistan and other mayhem.
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Hiram Reisner / NewsMax.com:
Reid: Probe of Quran Burning Considered  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says congressional lawmakers are discussing taking some action …
CNN:
U.S. officials condemn buring of Quran  —  Check out CNN.com's Afghanistan Crossroads blog for the latest developments, and the Belief Blog for a timeline of Terry Jones.  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Top U.S. officials in Afghanistan on Sunday condemned the burning of a Quran …
Discussion: The Politico, FrumForum and Don Surber
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Reid: U.S. should hold off arming Libya rebels
Discussion: Video Cafe blogs
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Charlie Sheen's Detroit disaster: Boos, walk-outs for ‘Torpedo of Truth’  —  First the U.S. automaker recession, and now this.  Charlie Sheen unleashed his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour on the Motor City on Saturday night to a crowd that began with an adoring standing ovation and concluded with booing and walk-outs.
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Alexander Marlow / Big Hollywood:
Charlie Sheen Calls Sarah Palin ‘Whore’ in Live Show
Fox News:
GOP Budget Plan to Cut More Than $4 Trillion Over Decade, Rep. Paul Ryan Says  —  The Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee said his party's budget proposal for 2012 would cut deficits by more than $4 trillion over the next decade, vowing to tackle costly entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid.
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Budget Battle to Be Followed by a Bigger Fight  —  WASHINGTON — Congress has yet to settle its first budget fight of the year but is already about to move on to an even more consequential fiscal clash.  —  Even as the two parties struggled over the weekend to reach a deal on federal spending …
Cathy Hayes / IrishCentral:
Samantha Power to be the next Secretary of State?  —  Irish-born adviser now key to Obama foreign policy  —  A flattering New York Times profile has increased speculation that Samantha Power, the Dublin-born aide to President Obama, could be his next Secretary of State or National Security Adviser.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Politico's Roger Simon: 'Obama's The Greatest Orator Of Modern Times'  —  Politico's Roger Simon said Sunday Barack Obama is the greatest orator of modern times.  —  Chatting with Howard Kurtz on CNN's “Reliable Sources,” Simon also said journalists are just now looking beyond …
Discussion: Breitbart.tv
Palm Beach Post:
Foreclosure crisis: Fed-up judges crack down disorder in the courts  —  Angry and exasperated by faulty foreclosure documents, judges throughout Florida are hitting back by increasingly dismissing cases and boldly accusing lawyers of “fraud upon the court.”  —  A Palm Beach Post review …
Discussion: Firedoglake and CBS News
John / Power Line:
Is It Time to Get Out of Afghanistan?  —  I think it is.  In the aftermath of September 11, we had no choice but to overthrow the Taliban, destroy al Qaeda's training centers and kill and scatter as many al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists as possible.  We did that, brilliantly.
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Schumer: Declining support for Tea Party makes spending deal ‘much more likely’  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that a decline in the Tea Party movement's popularity makes a federal spending deal “much more likely” as the April 8 deadline to avert a government shutdown approaches.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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JSOnline:
Walker: Unnamed co-candidate  —  I get it.  —  Scott Walker's name is not on any Wisconsin ballot this Tuesday.  He was on a particular November ballot that a lot of people are trying their best to forget, especially if they are public employees who voted for him.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Stacy Finz / San Francisco Chronicle:
Many restaurants expecting to raise prices  —  The cost of beef has gone through the roof, coffee prices are at a 13-year high, and even produce grown right here in California is more expensive than usual.  —  Grocery prices rose by more than 1 1/2 times the overall rate of inflation in 2010 …
Clarion Advisory:
Food Stamp Graph... gulp  —  By Brice Buckley (Editor-at-Large, Clarion Advisory) 4-02-11  —  According to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 44,187,831 people were on food stamps at the beginning of February.  —  SNAP rolls up to the USDA and they sure do make neat graphs don't they?
New York Times:
Trump for President in 2012?  Maybe.  Trump for Trump?  Without Question.  —  Something predictable happens to the ratings of Donald J. Trump's “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC when he hints at running for president: They rise.  —  And when he talks about President Obama's birth certificate, they really rise.
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Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Al Sharpton: Donald Trump's Motives Are Racist
William J. Broad / New York Times:
From Far Labs, a Vivid Picture of Japan Crisis  —  For the clearest picture of what is happening at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, talk to scientists thousands of miles away.  —  Thanks to the unfamiliar but sophisticated art of atomic forensics, experts around the world …
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Kyodo News:
Absorbent yet to soak up radioactive water at Fukushima plant
Discussion: Boing Boing
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
Have a Rotten Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone  —  So Richard Goldstone, the South African jurist who fronted the U.N. report bearing his name that alleged massive Israeli war crimes in the Gaza war of 2008-2009, has taken to the pages of the Washington Post to say, in effect, “never mind”:
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Peter Berkowitz / Hoover Institution:
The Goldstone Mess  —  Peter Berkowitz on The Goldstone Report …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Israel Matzav
 
 
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New York Times:
BP Seeks to Resume Drilling in Gulf of Mexico
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Mike Huckabee wins South Carolina county straw poll
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David Ferguson / The Raw Story:
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Wall Street Journal:
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New York Times:
Cutting Out the Middleman  —  For six years, Doug Stafford …
Discussion: Daily Kos
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Qaddafi Son Proposes Peace Plan, Diplomat Says
Discussion: Alan Colmes' Liberaland and Gawker
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
In St. Louis, a protest sign meets government arrogance
Discussion: Cold Fury and FrumForum
The Note:
Fmr. Nat. Sec. Adv. Jones: Yemen Trends ‘Not Good’
Discussion: CNN
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Illinois Workers Find That a Death Penalty Ban Abolishes Their Jobs, Too
Discussion: Althouse