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8:40 PM ET, April 6, 2011

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JSOnline:
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
Kevin Brennan / Hotline On Call:
Wisconsin Results Stem The GOP Tide
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, Washington Post and TPMDC
Andy Szal / WisPolitics Election Blog:
Walker: Spring election results show disparity between Madison, rest of state
Discussion: TPMDC, JSOnline and The Blotter
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 …
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
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.
CEPR:
Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care  —  That is what headlines would look like if the United States had an independent press.  After all, this is one of the main take aways of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) …
Opinionator:
The Budget Battles and Beyond
Discussion: Mother Jones and Yglesias
Myglesias / Yglesias:   Nancy Pelosi Vows To Party Like It's 2005 With Paul Ryan's Draconian Medicare-Ending Budget Proposal
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
CBO: Ryan Plan Shrinks Debt, Ups Private Share of Health Care Spending
Discussion: NationalJournal.com
Wall Street Journal:
New Proposal Hits Old Hurdles of Budget Math
Discussion: National Review and Firedoglake
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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 …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump praised Nancy Pelosi as ‘the best’
Discussion: USA Today and The Raw Story
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Mitt Romney GOP's only New Hampshire hope
Discussion: CNN
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
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
West Wing briefing: Obama headed out of D.C. as shutdown looms  —  A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn't reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”  —  “I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added.
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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.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Blaze
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
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!”
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Gadhafi, in letter, asks Obama to end air strikes  —  WASHINGTON - 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.
Paul Krugman:
Memory Hole Alert  —  Wow.  Yesterday afternoon I downloaded the tables from that Heritage report that's the basis for the Ryan plan.  The first page looked like this:  —  You can see the unemployment forecast, with the amazing 2.8 percent prediction, in the fourth set of figures.
Discussion: TPMDC and Washington Monthly
 
 
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ABCNEWS:
NJ Gov. Christie Calls Teachers Union ‘Political Thugs’
Discussion: The Politico, Weasel Zippers and Gawker
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Shutdown: What Stays Open?
Discussion: CNN and Roll Call
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Senator calls for affordable wars only
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Ex-Congressman in Libya to ‘Help’ Once Proposed Arming Gadhafi
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McCain touts the power of Twitter
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Libertarians Can't Win the Future by Breeding
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What If We Focused On The Long Term Climate Gap?
Discussion: Free exchange
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Kids Are Less White
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Right to Offend
Discussion: Vox Popoli