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12:50 AM ET, April 7, 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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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
Discussion: TPMDC, The Debate Link and The Blotter
JSOnline:
State Supreme Court race headed for likely recount
Randy Radtke / lakemillsleaderonline.com:
Court Race May Come Down to the Town of Lake Mills (Updated)
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Boehner falling out of favor
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Dems fundraising off threat of government shutdown
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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Dan Fastenberg / The Page:
Trump's Hawaii Investigation  —  Magnate tells “Today” he has people in the Aloha State conducting on-the-ground research into the president's birthplace.
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
Poll: Democrats want compromise, Republicans prefer resolve
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Mitt Romney GOP's only New Hampshire hope
Discussion: CNN
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
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
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.
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Paul Krugman:
Paul Ryan's Multiple Unicorns
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
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
NBC's Brokaw: Saudis ‘So Unhappy’ With Obama They Sent Emissaries to China, Russia Seeking Enhanced Ties  —  (CNSNews.com) - Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC's Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is “so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak …
David Barboza / New York Times:
U.S. Diplomat Sharply Criticizes China on Rights  —  SHANGHAI — The departing American ambassador to China, Jon M. Huntsman Jr., criticized this country's human rights record on Wednesday in some of the sharpest public comments here yet by an United States official since the Chinese government began …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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en.huanqiu.com:
Law will not concede before maverick
Discussion: Politics, msnbc.com, News Desk and Guardian
The Note:
Potential 2012 Presidential Contender Amb.  Jon Huntsman Criticizes China's Human Rights Record In ‘Farewell’ Speech
Taffy Brodesser-Akner / Salon:
I can't believe my best friend is a Republican  —  I love everything about Janet — except how she stands for all the things I find bad and wrong in the world  —  Janet and I would likely have never met, save for the thing that unites so many women across divides of income and age: fat.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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!”
Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Will Get Major Revamp  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube video website is working on a major site overhaul to organize its content around “channels” as it positions itself for the rise of Internet-connected televisions that allow people to watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter.
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.
 
 
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Dennis G. / Balloon Juice:
Making money the Confederate way...
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Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Amid shutdown drama, Rep. Brown invites lawmakers on a boutique shopping trip
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and PoliPundit.com
Melanie Trottman / Washington Wire:
Union Sues OMB to Get Shutdown Plan
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Presidential Candidate Herman Cain: Public Unions ‘Are Trying To Bring Down The United States Of America’
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
GOP lawyer drafts Obama impeachment
Siddhartha Mahanta / Mother Jones:
Huckabee: No Love for Wiped-Out Hard Drive Story
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Discussion: Sister Toldjah
ABCNEWS:
NJ Gov. Christie Calls Teachers Union ‘Political Thugs’
Discussion: The Politico, Weasel Zippers and Gawker
Will Wilkinson / Prefrontal Nudity:
Libertarians Can't Win the Future by Breeding
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Donald Trump praised Nancy Pelosi as ‘the best’
Discussion: USA Today and The Raw Story
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Kids Are Less White