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11:25 AM ET, April 6, 2011

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Supreme Court race still too close to call, Kloppenburg has narrow lead  —  At left, Justice David Prosser speaks to supporters in Hartland.  At right, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg speaks to supporters in Madison.  —  By Larry Sandler and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
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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.
Associated Press:
Recount may not be able to start for weeks  —  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It may take more than a month before any recount would even start in the state Supreme Court race that remains too close to call.  —  The Government Accountability Board has until May 15 to complete its canvas of the vote.
JSOnline:
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.
CBO's Latest 10 Documents:
LONG-TERM ANALYSIS OF A BUDGET PROPOSAL BY CHAIRMAN RYAN  —  ABSTRACT  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has conducted a long-term analysis of a budget proposal by Chairman Ryan to substantially change federal payments under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, eliminate the subsidies …
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David Jackson / USA Today:
Boehner, Obama aides also dispute long-term budget issues  —  House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the White House have revived their budget dispute this morning — not over the imminent government shutdown, but over the long-term spending plan put forth by House Republican Paul Ryan.
Discussion: The Agonist
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Dems Find Message Discipline Against GOP Plan To Scrap Medicare
The Politico:
Boehner: Dems ‘win’ in shutdown
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Senate repeals health law's 1099 provision, sends bill to president
Discussion: Hot Air
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Geithner confirms administration is crafting plan for corporate tax reform  —  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told lawmakers Tuesday that the administration is crafting a corporate tax reform plan that would eliminate some tax preferences in exchange for a lower corporate tax rate.
Discussion: The Hill, msnbc.com and Wonk Room
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘THIS IS A CAUSE’.... The political world will mull over the details …
James C. Capretta / National Review:
What Real Leadership Looks Like
Economy & Budget:
Paul Ryan's budget is a positive step
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.
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JSOnline:
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
Michael Shedlock / Mish's Global Economic …:
No Path to Prosperity: Ryan's Incredulous Budget-Balancing Proposal, Preposterous Unemployment Estimate  —  Many Republicans have embraced Paul Ryan's proposal to balance the budget.  I can't embrace his plan because it will do no such thing.  —  I questioned the idea in Government Shutdown Battle …
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The Achilles Heel Of The Path To Prosperity
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 …
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Byron Tau / Ben Smith's Blog:
Wasserman-Schultz hits Walker, ‘ultra-wealthy’ in first appearance
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Right to Offend  —  When I wrote over the weekend about the trial of Australia's most prominent columnist for expressing his opinions, I did not expect it to be quite so immediately relevant to the United States.  But perhaps what's most disturbing about Lindsey Graham's dismal defense …
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Cold Fury
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Washington Post and CBS receiving money from Obamacare slush fund  —  Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare's Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that's doling out cash to companies …
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Bachmann: Why I'm qualified to be president  —  Michele Bachmann, after Bill O'Reilly asks her if she has the frame of reference to be the leader of the free world.
Discussion: CNN
Branwen Jeffreys / BBC:
Surgeons raise alarm over waiting  —  In England in 2009/10 there were 101,020 hip replacements and 73,378 knee replacements carried out  —  Surgeons say patients in some parts of England have spent months waiting in pain because of delayed operations or new restrictions on who qualifies for treatment.
Monica Potts / American Prospect:
Why Aren't You Married Yet?  —  Apparently, I'm responsible for the jerks I've dated.  —  At a March luncheon celebrating the release of the new book Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys, it wasn't long before things got really personal.
US Office of Personnel Management:
Guidance And Information On Furlough  —  The Potential Impact of a Lapse in Appropriations on Federal Employees … Overview  —  If the current continuing resolution expires at 12:01 a.m. on April 9, 2011 without passage of an FY 2011 appropriations bill or a further continuing resolution …
 
 
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Sky News:
Libyan Rebels: ‘Nato Is Now Our Problem’
Discussion: RedState
Los Angeles Times:
Rebel leader in Libya demands more of NATO
Sarah Laskow / American Prospect:
New York City's New Green Lease
Discussion: Yglesias
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Bachmann to appear with Haley at South Carolina Tea Party rally
Discussion: Cubachi and GOP 12
Curt Weldon / New York Times:
Time's Up, Qaddafi  —  IN 2004 I traveled to Libya as the head …
Discussion: The Hill and The Politico
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New York Post:
Donald Trump's support surges in New Hampshire
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Balloon Juice
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Crisis Mismanagement  —  The world's largest insurer was separated …
Daily Mail:
‘This is very homosexual...I think it should be burned!’: …
Discussion: Jesus' General and Wonkette
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
French interior minister facing legal action over Muslim comments
Romalley / Fox Nation:
Fired NPR CEO Rips Sting Artists, Admits Rest of Establishment is ‘Terrified’