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6:35 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.
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
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Report: New vote count gives lead to Wisconsin Supreme Court justice
Discussion: JSOnline and AmSpecBlog
JSOnline:
Prosser picks up 7,582 votes in Waukesha County
Discussion: TPMDC and Hotline On Call
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.
New York Times:
Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama and Congressional leaders said Wednesday that a late-night White House bargaining session produced no budget breakthrough that would avert a government shutdown this weekend but agreed the two sides …
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 …
The Hill:
White House talks yield no deal
Myglesias / Yglesias:
All Rationing Is Self-Rationing  —  Suzy Khimm writes that …
Discussion: National Review
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House approves stopgap despite White House veto threat
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Hill
Suzy Khimm / Mother Jones:
So Now the GOP (Hearts) Rationing?
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Wall Street Journal:
Shutdown Has Perils for GOP
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 …
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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 …
Lauraklairmont / CNN:
Obama friend arrested in Hawaii  —  (CNN) - A friend of President Barack Obama was arrested Monday for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover officer posing as a prostitute, according to CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now.  —  Robert Richard Titcomb, 49, was arrested with three …
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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.
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 …
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.
CBS News:
General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya  —  Army Gen. Carter Ham says ground forces wouldn't be ideal, but may be a possible way to aid rebels; Says current operation largely stalemated  —  WASHINGTON - The United States may consider sending troops into Libya with a possible international ground force …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Hot Air
Jonathan Chait / New York Times:
The G.O.P.'s Dukakis Problem  —  The Republican Party's presidential-nominating process has always been run by elites.  Oh, the voters have their brief moments of triumph, hoisting up an unelectable right-winger (i.e., Pat Buchanan) or an uncontrollable moderate (John McCain, the circa-2000 version).
Discussion: GOP 12 and The New Republic
 
 
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CNN:
Military: No problems prepping for end to 'don't ask, don't tell'
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
The People's Budget  —  Phil Klein has a leaked version …
Lauraklairmont / CNN:
Members of Congress join fast protesting proposed budget cuts
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
myfoxdc WTTG FOX 5:
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Upset Over Treatment of DC During Shutdown Resolution Talks
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog, The Hill and CNN
Jemima Khan / New Statesman:
“I'm not a punchbag - I have feelings”  —  The NS guest editor …
 Earlier Items: 
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi's absurd math on senior citizens losing their meals
Kimi Yoshino / L.A. NOW:
Reported pipe bomb explodes outside Jewish temple in Santa Monica [Updated]
Discussion: Associated Press
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
I Can't Help Myself  —  Sullivan: … The Ryan/GOP Plan …
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Mario Cuomo Still Believes
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Lean Left
Leigh Remizowski / CNN:
Maryland man glued to Wal-Mart toilet seat
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
OBAMA: Get Used To High Gas Prices.  “Obama needled one questioner …