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9:40 PM ET, April 6, 2011

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Kloppenburg declares victory  —  By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel  —  Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory Wednesday, based on results reported by the Associated Press.  —  The Associated Press shows Kloppenburg received 740,090 votes and incumbent David Prosser received 739,886 votes.
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JSOnline:
With 100% of vote counted, Kloppenburg clings to narrow lead; recount expected  —  At left, Justice David Prosser speaks to supporters in Hartland.  At right, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg speaks to supporters in Madison.  —  By Patrick Marley, Jason Stein and Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel
Thomas Ferdousi / Pundit Press:
Wisconsin City Caught Destroying Ballots  —  As if the situation in Wisconsin wasn't tense enough, it appears that one county in particular is going to a new extreme.  This comes after word that there may have been voter fraud in the nonpartisan State Supreme Court election yesterday between …
Andy Szal / WisPolitics Election Blog:
Walker: Spring election results show disparity between Madison, rest of state
Randy Radtke / lakemillsleaderonline.com:
Court Race May Come Down to the Town of Lake Mills (Updated)
Scott Baker / The Blaze:
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts Announce New Agreement; Beck to ‘Transition Off’ Daily TV Program  —  Editor's note: After a great deal of speculation about Glenn Beck's future on television, here is the freshly-inked news release.  There will be a couple of key headlines out of this …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program  —  Updated |  Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.  —  His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts.  The statement did not specify an end date for the show …
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Why Beck Is Out At Fox: Poor Ratings And Paranoid Rants  —  After weeks of rumors about poor ratings and increasing concern at Fox News headquarters over Beck's apocalyptic ranting, it's finally official — Glenn Beck is ending his daily show on Fox.  An announcement posted on his website today …
David Weigel / Weigel:
Glenn Beck Will End Fox News Show
New York Times:
Glenn Beck To ‘Transition Off’ Fox News Program
The Daily Beast:
Glenn Beck, Fox Agree to Divorce
The Note:
John Boehner Cries Amid Government Shutdown Standoff  —  ABC's Jonathan Karl reports:  —  He did it again.  —  John Boehner was driven to tears again today.  This time it happened at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans.  —  According to sources inside the meeting …
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Dems fundraising off threat of government shutdown
Discussion: HotAirPundit
The Daily Caller:
Obama chats with Boehner by phone for three minutes before flying to Philly
Discussion: George's Bottom Line and RedState
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
WSJ/NBC Poll: A Donald Trump Surprise  —  By Jonathan Weisman and Scott Greenberg  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be the early front-runner in the largely unformed race for the Republican nomination for president, but real estate magnate Donald Trump may be a surprise contender …
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Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: Trump tied for 2nd in 2012 GOP field  —  Mark Murray writes:"You're fired" isn't a message Republican primary voters and Tea Party supporters are telling real-estate mogul Donald Trump, at least not yet.  —  According to the latest national NBC/WSJ poll, former Massachusetts …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Favor Budget Compromise Over Shutdown, 58%-33%  —  Democrats have slight upper hand on ratings of budget dealings  —  PRINCETON, NJ — With Congress facing a midnight Friday deadline to pass a federal budget before a partial government shutdown occurs, a new Gallup poll finds Americans rooting for a deal.
Paul Krugman:
Paul Ryan's Multiple Unicorns  —  Gosh.  For a plan that supposedly sets a new standard of seriousness, Paul Ryan's vision (pdf) depends an awful lot on unicorn sightings — belief in the impossible.  Let me review the top three unicorns.  —  First, the plan assumes that tax cuts will set off a literally unprecedented boom.
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Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Republican Paul Ryan's budget proposal is brave, radical, and smart.  —  For the past 30 years, Republicans have been hypocrites about spending.  They've raged against big government without ever proposing the kinds of cuts necessary to bring federal expenditures in line with tax revenues.
Wall Street Journal:
New Proposal Hits Old Hurdles of Budget Math
KCCI-TV:
Teen Finds Campaign Worker At Back Door At 3AM  —  ANKENY, Iowa — A 15-year-old girl found a campaign worker from Alabama banging on her Ankeny family's back door early Wednesday morning.  —  Chloe Steward told KCCI she heard her dog barking around 3 a.m. and went to investigate.
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pawlenty staffer arrested in Iowa
Discussion: CNN and The Political Carnival
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Obama: “I Remember What It Was Like Pumping Gas”  —  President Obama, speaking to Al Sharpton's organization, says he is not “out of touch.”  “I remember that,” Obama added.  “I'm just going to be honest with you.  There's not much we can do next week or two weeks from now,” Obama said earlier today about gas prices....
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama recalls Gingrich's work with Sharpton
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Daily Mail:
'I'd kill myself first!'  John Edwards ‘suicidal’ over facing jail, claim pals  —  Disgraced politician John Edwards is said to be deeply depressed - to the point of being suicidal - over the prospect of a criminal trial that could end with him being jailed if found guilty.
John Marzulli / NY Daily News:
Judge gives ‘Juror No. 799’ indefinite jury duty after she makes racist remarks on questionnaire  —  An incensed federal judge sentenced a racist Brooklyn woman to indefinite jury duty on Tuesday after she trashed the NYPD and minorities.  —  “This is an outrage, and so are you!”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
GOP lawyer drafts Obama impeachment  —  A prominent libertarian constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack on Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by some Congressional Republicans
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Gadhafi asks Obama to end air strikes in a letter  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called “an unjust war,” and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year.
 
 
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