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5:30 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
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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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
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama recalls Gingrich's work with Sharpton
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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
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 …
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!”
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
CEPR:
Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care  —  That is what headlines would look like if the United States had an independent press.  After all, this is one of the main take aways of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) …
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Wall Street Journal:
Portugal Pleads for Rescue
Discussion: The Page and American Power
Associated Press:
White House says shutdown will delay pay to troops
New York Times:
Obama Is Set to Redo Team on War Policy
Haaretz:
Settler leader: Some settlers would evacuate for the right price
Discussion: Israel Matzav and The Nation
Dennis G. / Balloon Juice:
Making money the Confederate way...
David Barboza / New York Times:
U.S. Diplomat Sharply Criticizes China on Rights
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Presidential Candidate Herman Cain: Public Unions ‘Are Trying To Bring Down The United States Of America’
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Mitt Romney GOP's only New Hampshire hope
Discussion: CNN
Siddhartha Mahanta / Mother Jones:
Huckabee: No Love for Wiped-Out Hard Drive Story
Azi Paybarah / New York Observer:
Axelrod Sees JFK's Footprints in Obama's Path
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