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10:15 AM ET, April 6, 2011


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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.
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
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:   Senate repeals health law's 1099 provision, sends bill to president
Washington Post:
Obama, congressional leaders make no progress on budget
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.
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 …
Economy & Budget:
Paul Ryan's budget is a positive step
James C. Capretta / National Review:
What Real Leadership Looks Like
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.
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Conservative Opposition To Human Happiness
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
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 …
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
Discussion: blogs
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.
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.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Goal of Libyan Operation Less Clear to Public  —  Top Middle East Priority: Preventing Terrorism  —  ABOUT THE SURVEY  —  The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted March 30-April 3, 2011 among a national sample of 1,507 adults 18 years of age or older living …
Jon Terbush / TPMDC:
Poll: Almost Six In Ten Say U.S. Has No Clear Goal In Libya
Discussion: Right Wing News
Sarah Laskow / American Prospect:
New York City's New Green Lease  —  Most of New York City's carbon comes from its buildings.  No one has been doing much about this problem, because neither building owners nor tenants wanted to foot the bill for installing energy-efficient improvements, the former because they wouldn't benefit …
Discussion: Yglesias
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Crisis Mismanagement  —  The world's largest insurer was separated from the world's most experienced risk manager at the worst possible moment.  —  Was the life-and-death crisis at AIG triggered by a false rumor from a New York law firm?  That's one of the many questions raised by Roddy Boyd's …
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Bachmann to appear with Haley at South Carolina Tea Party rally  —  Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, will extend her upcoming South Carolina trip to speak at a tax day Tea Party rally in Columbia alongside Gov. Nikki Haley, according to a Republican familiar with her plans.
Discussion: GOP 12
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, and Wonk Room
Curt Weldon / New York Times:
Time's Up, Qaddafi  —  IN 2004 I traveled to Libya as the head of a bipartisan Congressional delegation to express support for Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's decision to give up his country's nuclear weapons program.  We met with Colonel Qaddafi, high-level officials and ordinary people …
Discussion: The Politico, The Hill and
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Washington Post and CBS receiving money from Obamacare slush fund
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Jonathan Lemire / NY Daily News:
President Obama looks to Rev. Al Sharpton for help in 2012 reelection bid
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The Achilles Heel Of The Path To Prosperity
New York Post:
Donald Trump's support surges in New Hampshire
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Balloon Juice
Voters turn out in large numbers in Dane County
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Daily Mail:
‘This is very homosexual...I think it should be burned!’: …
Discussion: Jesus' General and Wonkette
 Earlier Items: 
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
French interior minister facing legal action over Muslim comments
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Kloppenburg = A Vote Against the Bill.”
Discussion: Hot Air
Romalley / Fox Nation:
Fired NPR CEO Rips Sting Artists, Admits Rest of Establishment is ‘Terrified’