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8:25 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 released new vote totals adding a net total of 7,403 new votes in the tight state Supreme Court race …
620WTMJ:
Prosser Picks up More Than 7,000 Votes  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A conservative-leaning Wisconsin county on Thursday corrected its count and gave an unofficial 7,500-vote lead to the incumbent in the hotly contested state Supreme Court race seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's divisive union rights law.
JSOnline:
Prosser's huge gain comes after Waukesha County flub is caught  —  By Laurel Walker of the Journal Sentinel  —  David Prosser gained 7,582 votes in Waukesha County, after a major counting error of Brookfield results was detected, County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus announced in a stunning development this afternoon.
Christian Schneider / National Review:
Madison vs. the Rest of Wisconsin
Discussion: Cold Fury and JSOnline
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
UPDATED: Conservative Waukesha County Clerk “Finds” 7,000 Votes For Prosser
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Wisconsin Supreme Court race in flux as vote count conintues
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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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.
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 …
Myglesias / Yglesias:
All Rationing Is Self-Rationing  —  Suzy Khimm writes that …
Discussion: Hit & Run and National Review
New York Times:
Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget
Suzy Khimm / Mother Jones:
So Now the GOP (Hearts) Rationing?
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 …
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House approves stopgap despite White House veto threat
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
The Hill:
White House talks yield no deal
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Barbour, Bryant lead in Mississippi  —  Mississippi Republicans want Haley Barbour to be their nominee for President next year, and he's doing far better in his home state than most of the other Republicans looking at the race are doing in theirs.  37% say Barbour is their first choice …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:   Breaking down Trump's numbers
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.
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Trouble With Taxing Exclusively The Rich  —  In their sketch version of a budget (PDF) the Congressional Progressive Caucus makes a heroic effort to finance progressive government basically exclusively by raising taxes on rich people.  —  Specifically:
Discussion: Angry Bear and National Review
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
The People's Budget  —  Phil Klein has a leaked version …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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