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8:25 AM ET, April 6, 2011


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CBS San Francisco:
Man With Anti-Obama Sign Attacked In San Francisco  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/ BCN) — A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign opposing President Barack Obama was attacked in San Francisco's North Panhandle neighborhood, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Obama to hold Facebook town hall; kicks off campaign fundraising in Bay Area  —  Hoping to grab some high-tech luster and begin filling the campaign war chest he'll need in 2012, President Barack Obama will visit Facebook this month for an online town hall event with CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
James Pethokoukis:
Paul Ryan's revolution would finish Reagan's  —  Is Rep. Paul Ryan's “Path to Prosperity” potentially the most important and necessary piece of economic legislation since President Ronald Reagan's tax cuts in 1981?  Quite likely.  The blueprint embraces free markets and individual choice …
James C. Capretta / National Review:
What Real Leadership Looks Like
Geoff / Ace of Spades HQ:
Ryan's Plan: Necessary But Not Sufficient (Bumped)
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Wasserman Schultz to lead DNC  —  President Barack Obama has settled on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, top Democratic sources said Tuesday.  —  Wasserman Schultz, 44, was chosen for her strength as a fund-raiser and as a television messenger …
Byron Tau / Ben Smith's Blog:
Wasserman-Schultz hits Walker, ‘ultra-wealthy’ in first appearance  —  The newly-selected Democratic National Committee chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, said in her first appearance since the announcement that the reaction to Republican governors, along with Hispanic voters and Republicans' preference for the …
Discussion: blogs
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Obama taps Wasserman Schultz to lead DNC
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Wonkette
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Wasserman Schultz Picked as D.N.C. Chairwoman
Discussion:, Pajamas Media and Hot Air
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Bristol Palin's Nonprofit Paid Her Seven Times What It Spent On Actual Teen Pregnancy Prevention  —  In 2009, Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol joined a teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit called the Candie's Foundation.  Today, the Associated Press reported that the Candie's Foundation released …
Supreme Court race still too close to call, Prosser has narrow lead  —  By Larry Sandler and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Justice David Prosser clung to a narrow lead over Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the state Supreme Court race early Wednesday …
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Wisconsin judicial race too close to call  —  The race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court that has become a proxy for the state's fight over public sector unions was too close to call as of early Wednesday morning, and the vote appears headed for a recount.
Discussion: and Washington Post
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Conservative Opposition To Human Happiness  —  Adam Serwer reports from Charles Murray's “State of White America” address.  Long story short, though, folks have gotten kind of soft: … This put me in mind of Monica Potts' review of Kay Hymowitz: … Hymowitz's argument, essentially …
Discussion: Right Wing News and
Monica Potts / American Prospect:
Why Aren't You Married Yet?  —  Apparently, I'm responsible for the jerks I've dated.
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
The Seriousness Of Cutting Taxes On The Rich
The Politico:
Boehner: Dems ‘win’ in shutdown  —  Speaker John Boehner is warning his Republican colleagues that Democrats would “win” a government shutdown and the GOP would suffer a political catastrophe if the federal government runs out of money at the end of this week.  —  “The Democrats think they benefit from a government shutdown.
Abele defeats Stone for Milwaukee County executive  —  Chris Abele makes his victory speech at the Historic Pabst Brewery after beating Jeff Stone for the Milwaukee County Executive seat.  Abele's wife, Miriam, is at right.  —  By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel
Walker demotes son of campaign contributor  —  By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — Gov. Scott Walker abruptly reversed course today and demoted the son of a large campaign contributor to his former job with the state Department of Regulation and Licensing.
John Cook / Gawker:
CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was an FBI Snitch  —  The Center for Public Integrity is reporting that an unnamed former ABC News journalist was an FBI informant during and after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passing along tips and revealing a source.  We know who it is.  More »
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Beast and Poynter
Romalley / Fox Nation:
Fired NPR CEO Rips Sting Artists, Admits Rest of Establishment is ‘Terrified’  —  Fired NPR CEO Vivian Schiller spoke Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in New York and lashed out at the videographers who exposed the bigotry in her organization, calling the undercover sting an “abomination.”
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
French interior minister facing legal action over Muslim comments  —  Claude Gueant, France's interior minister is facing legal action after declaring that the “growing” number of Muslims in France posed “a problem”.  —  “It's true that the increase in the number of faithful in (Islam) …
Kurt Nimmo / Alex Jones' Infowars:
Ron Paul to Announce Presidential Bid Next Month  —  Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Texas Rep. Ron Paul said he will make a final decision within a month on whether he will run for president in the 2012 election. … Alex Jones interviews Ron Paul, April 5, 2011.
Discussion: The Hill, The Politico and The Page
Daily Mail:
‘This is very homosexual...I think it should be burned!’:  Woman attacks $80million Gauguin painting of topless women at the National Gallery  —  A painting by Paul Gauguin on loan to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. was attacked by a gallery-visiting woman who repeatedly struck …
Discussion: Wonkette and Jesus' General
Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
Samantha Power's Power  —  A member of the president's National Security Council who shares Noam Chomsky's foreign-policy goals?  An influential presidential adviser whom 1960s revolutionary Tom Hayden treats as a fellow radical?  A White House official who wrote a book aiming to turn an anti-American …
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Branwen Jeffreys / BBC:
Surgeons raise alarm over waiting
Discussion: Right Wing News and Daily Pundit
New York Post:
Donald Trump's support surges in New Hampshire
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Balloon Juice
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Senate repeals health law's 1099 provision, sends bill to president
Md Humaidan / Arab News:
Haia officers get training to combat black magic
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Crisis Mismanagement  —  The world's largest insurer was separated …
Voters turn out in large numbers in Dane County
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Matt Katz /
John Adler, former NJ congressman, is dead
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
GOP Budget Proposal: ‘Not a Penny’ for Obamacare
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Kloppenburg = A Vote Against the Bill.”
Pulling It Together …:
A Public Opinion Surprise
New York Times:
Photos Found in Libya Show Abuses Under Qaddafi
Abby Johnson / Politics:
Exposing the Planned Parenthood business model
Discussion: Hot Air and The Minority Report