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4:45 AM ET, April 7, 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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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 JSOnline
Ericcompas / It's academic:
Kloppenburg/Prosser Supreme Court election results
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:
NBC/WSJ poll: Government shutdown blame game
The Note:
John Boehner Cries Amid Government Shutdown Standoff  —  ABC's Jonathan Karl reports:  —  He did it again.  —  John Boehner was driven to tears again today.  This time it happened at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans.  —  According to sources inside the meeting …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Boehner falling out of favor
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Dems fundraising off threat of government shutdown
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget
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
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
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 …
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
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
OBAMA: Get Used To High Gas Prices.  “Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.”  —  High gas prices aren't a bug, they're a feature.
Discussion: Cold Fury and Pajamas Media
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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Obama says more work to do to create opportunity
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.
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
Discussion: The Page and The Volokh Conspiracy
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!”
Haaretz:
Settler leader: Some settlers would evacuate for the right price  —  According to secret American diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks, chairman of settlements council told U.S. Embassy officials in Israel he ‘understands the Palestinians.’  —  Danny Dayan, the chairman of the Yesha Council …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and The Nation
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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The Note:
Potential 2012 Presidential Contender Amb.  Jon Huntsman Criticizes China's Human Rights Record In ‘Farewell’ Speech
Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Amid shutdown drama, Rep. Brown invites lawmakers on a boutique shopping trip  —  With a government shutdown looming, Capitol Hill was a pretty serious place on Wednesday afternoon.  —  But for Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), what better way to ease the tension than with a congressional ladies personal shopping trip in Arlington, Va.?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and PoliPundit.com
 
 
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