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7:00 PM ET, April 7, 2011

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JSOnline:
Winnebago County vote-count change alters Supreme Court race  —  By Sharif Durhams of the Journal Sentinel  —  The latest vote count in the state Supreme Court race in Winnebago County indicates incumbent David Prosser is leading Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in votes.
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Christian Schneider / National Review:
BREAKING: Computer Error Gives Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Almost Certain Victory  —  After Tuesday night's Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press.
JSOnline:
Prosser gains 7,500 votes in Waukesha County  —  By Jason Stein, Bill Glauber and Sharif Durhams of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - In a political bombshell, the clerk in a Republican stronghold is set to release new vote totals giving 7,500 votes in the state Supreme Court race …
620WTMJ:
Sources: Major Shift in Supreme Court Race  —  As county clerks around Wisconsin review their votes in the race for State Supreme Court Justice, we are learning there could be a major shift in the margin between the candidates.  —  Incumbent Justice David Prosser is locked in a very close race …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Wisconsin Supreme Court race in flux as vote count conintues  —  Canvassing in Wisconsin's closely watched Supreme Court race on Thursday showed that Wednesday's initial result may not hold.  —  New results across several counties showed Justice David Prosser picking up votes on his challenger …
Christian Schneider / National Review:
Madison vs. the Rest of Wisconsin  —  When asked to comment about conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice David Prosser's apparent razor-thin electoral loss on Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker laid the blame directly at the feet of the state's tempestuous little brother, the City of Madison.
Discussion: Cold Fury and JSOnline
JSOnline:
Prosser picks up 7,582 votes in Waukesha County
Discussion: Hotline On Call and TPMDC
The Politico:
Does Ryan plan cause self-rationing?  - Coburn: Drop the riders - BCBSA tracks exchange bills - Arizona ‘no’ to waiver - Women's health rally on the hill  —  **With reporting contributions from J. Lester Feder and David Nather  —  CLOSING IN ON A BUDGET DEAL?
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WOULD BOEHNER SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OVER PLANNED PARENTHOOD?.... The good news is, Democrats and Republicans have reportedly reached a general agreement on the size of the cuts for the rest of the fiscal year.  As of this morning, the package is up to $34.5 billion, from $33 billion …
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
In past, Democrats embraced policy riders  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and President Barack Obama hate policy riders.  They have no place in spending bills, the top Democrats have said during the latest budget debate.  —  Unless, of course, they're Democratic policy riders.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama: I'll veto funding for the troops  —  Consider this a trap well set and sprung.  Frustrated that the Senate won't pass any budget bill while the House continues to negotiate to the brink of a government shutdown, John Boehner proposed a one-week CR to keep government open for a week …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Riders Caused The Storm: Government Shutdown Looms Over Anti-Abortion And Anti-EPA Measures  —  If a government shutdown happens, it'll be because Republicans are demanding policy restrictions in addition to spending cuts before agreeing to fund the government through September.
New York Times:
Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House approves stopgap despite White House veto threat
Myglesias / Yglesias:
All Rationing Is Self-Rationing  —  Suzy Khimm writes that …
Discussion: National Review
The Hill:
White House talks yield no deal
Political Punch:
Gates Explains Military Pay During Shutdown to Troops in Baghdad During What Is Likely his Last Visit to Iraq
Discussion: blogs.abcnews.com and Hot Air
Suzy Khimm / Mother Jones:
So Now the GOP (Hearts) Rationing?
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Harry Reid: We Can't Pass Troop Funding Bill Because It Bans Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in D.C.
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Breaking down Trump's numbers  —  There's been a lot of coverage of Donald Trump's good poll numbers with Republicans over the last week- what's gotten less attention is that Trump's popularity with GOP voters is a brand new development.  —  We did a national poll asking about Trump …
Discussion: GOP 12
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Lauraklairmont / CNN:
Pelosi: There is a war on women  —  Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told a summit of female activists she believes Republicans are engaged in a war on women and women's rights.  —  “There is actually a war on women,” the minority leader told several hundred activists attending …
Discussion: National Review
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi predicts ‘strong’ Dem opposition to GOP's one-week spending patch
Discussion: National Review
Telegraph:
First homosexual caveman found  —  Archaeologists have unearthed the 5,000-year-old remains of what they believe may have been the world's oldest known gay caveman.  —  The male body - said to date back to between 2900-2500BC - was discovered buried in a way normally reserved only for women …
Ynetnews:
Iron Dome intercepts first rocket  —  Ashkelon residents report seeing Grad explode in midair as dozens of rockets fired at south, meanwhile Hamas says Israel taking advantage of Goldstone's regret over Gaza war report to bomb Strip  —  Latest Update:  —  Residents in Ashkelon reported …
City Room:
Cathleen Black Is Out as City Schools Chancellor  —  Deputy Mayor Dennis M. Walcott at a news conference at which he was introduced as the new schools chancellor by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.  Cathleen P. Black stepped down from the position Thursday.  —  Cathleen P. Black …
Quinnipiac University:
Obama Hits Losing Trifecta In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Increased Support For Offshore Drilling  —  President Barack Obama hits a losing trifecta with Florida voters: They disapprove 52 - 44 percent of the job he is doing; they prefer an unnamed Republican challenger …
Economist:
The fiscal purists go mad  —  A quarrel over ethanol lays bare Republican divisions on tax  —  IT IS bad enough that Republicans and Democrats are so divided on how much to spend and tax.  But if you want to feel really gloomy about America's ability to tackle its deficit, consider the ideological …
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Atlantic Reporter Captured in Libya  —  Clare Morgana Gillis and three other journalists have been taken into custody  —  Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi captured four journalists on Tuesday at around 1 p.m. local time a few miles outside of Brega, which is currently under government control.
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
The People's Budget  —  Phil Klein has a leaked version of an alternative budget plan by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, dubbed “the Peoples' Budget”.  Unfortunate naming instincts aside, the outlines definitely make a contrast to the Ryan Plan: … I actually think it's remarkable that the percentage is so low.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi's absurd math on senior citizens losing their meals  —  “In one of the bills before us, 6 million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals.  People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground.  Is middle ground 3 million seniors not receiving meals?
 
 
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Military: No problems prepping for end to 'don't ask, don't tell'
CBS News:
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Mark Thompson / Swampland:
“Pay The Guys With The Guns First”
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Gov. Daniels to welcome Obama in Indianapolis
Discussion: The Politico
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Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog, The Hill and CNN
Jemima Khan / New Statesman:
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John Cole / Balloon Juice:
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Matt Bai / New York Times:
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
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