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6:15 PM ET, April 9, 2011

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Carl Cameron / Fox News:
Who Won the Shutdown Showdown?  It Wasn't Even Close  —  While Republicans wanted to cut more spending in Saturday's early morning compromise to keep the government open, they think they got the better of the deal.  —  Here's why: HR1 was originally to seek spending cuts …
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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Rep. Allen West will vote no on budget deal  —  Rep. Allen West is against the bipartisan budget deal struck by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Obama administration.  —  West told The Hill that $39 billion in cuts is insufficient.  Asked whether he was pleased with the agreement on policy riders …
BooMan / Booman Tribune:
The Aftermath  —  I have to rescind my assessment last night that John Boehner got nothing out of the late negotiations on the 2011 budget.  Apparently, he won the restoration of a ban on the District of Columbia spending its own money to help poor women obtain abortions.
David Weigel / Weigel:
The No-Shutdown Wrap: Boehner Wins, Austerity Wins, and the Social Conservatives Go Home With A “Participant” Trophy  —  Shortly after 10:50 p.m., Speaker of the House John Boehner was the first budget negotiator to announce that there'd been a deal, and a government shutdown would be averted.
Washington Post:
Budget fight shows Washington still broken  —  Gallery: Government shutdown 2011: Congressional leaders agreed late Friday to a compromise that will keep the federal government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year.  —  As the midnight Friday deadline loomed for a possible government shutdown …
Matthew Cooper / NationalJournal.com:
The Budget Skirmish Ends. The War Begins
Washington Post:
Congressional leaders close to agreement on budget deal, aides say
The Hill:
House, Senate pass one-week spending bill to buy time for deal
Discussion: The Nation
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Minutes to shutdown, Congress strikes budget deal
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Report: Tentative Deal on Budget Being Reviewed by White House (UPDATE: Deal Reached)
Richard / The Huffington Post:
Why Progressives Keep On Losing and the Right Keeps On Winning  —  Congratulations!  The “grand compromise” will cut nearly thirty nine billion dollars in needed government spending, which proves how “serious” everyone is about reducing the deficit.  The grand compromisers could have cancelled …
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CNN:
Budget deal doesn't thrill some in the Tea Party movement  —  Washington (CNN) - Some leading national Tea Party organizations are anything but happy with Friday night's deal on the budget that prevented a federal government shutdown.  —  A spokesman for the Tea Party Express tells CNN the group isn't …
Discussion: Politics
David Rogers / The Politico:
Government shutdown averted, White House and Republicans reach deal
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Deal falls short of GOP cut pledge; ‘As good as we could get,’ Boehner says
Discussion: American Times
NationalJournal.com:
Congressional Sources: White House Reviewing Terms of Spending Deal
Robert Berkvist / New York Times:
Sidney Lumet, Director of American Film Classics, Dies at 86  —  Sidney Lumet, a director who preferred the streets of New York to the back lots of Hollywood and whose stories of conscience — “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Verdict,” “Network” — became modern American film classics …
Donald J. Trump / New York Times:
Donald Trump Responds  —  To the Editor:  —  Re “Donald Trump Gets Weirder,” by Gail Collins (column, April 2):  —  Even before Gail Collins was with the New York Times, she has written nasty and derogatory articles about me.  Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent.
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Andrew Osborn / Telegraph:
Russia wants ‘red button’ rights for US missile defence system
Ynetnews:
Muslims offended by Trinny & Susannah  —  Channel 10 apologizes for ads showing British fashion advisors in immodest clothing against backdrop of al-Aqsa Mosque  —  Eran Baron  —  Channel 10 apologized for the incident on Wednesday evening and promised to change the ads immediately.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
BBC:
US to fund $20m remake of Sesame Street for Pakistan  —  The show will be set in a Pakistan village and be mostly in Urdu  —  The United States is funding a Pakistani remake of the popular TV children's show Sesame Street.  —  In a new effort to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, USAID …
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Ending America as We Know It  —  Hey, it's the weekend, and everyone's singing the same maddeningly catchy refrain!  Rebecca Black's “Friday”?  Nah, that was last week's moronic singalong.  This week's is even perkier!  “Paul Ryan proposes to end Medicare as we know it,” sings former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta.
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Success Of Hostage-Taking Highlights The Importance of Elections  —  Details on the appropriations deal are still hard to come by, but you don't need the details to know that substantial short-term cuts in domestic discretionary spending will hurt the poor while harming macroeconomic performance.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Associated Press:
Soldiers and Protesters Clash in Cairo  —  CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators burned cars and barricaded themselves with barbed wire inside a central Cairo square demanding the resignation of the military's head after troops violently dispersed an overnight protest killing one and injuring 71.
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Aljazeera:
Clashes erupt around Cairo's Tahrir Square
Discussion: MyDD and Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog:
Weekly Address: President Obama on the Budget Compromise to Avoid a Government Shutdown
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and CNN
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
GOP calls for IRS probe of AARP
Discussion: Daily Kos and MyDD
Associated Press:
Pink used by Libya rebels to alert NATO jets
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Pajamas Media
 Earlier Items: 
Guardian:
Business chiefs who backed coalition cuts raise fears for UK economy
Discussion: Harry's Place and AMERICAblog News
Chris Moody / The Daily Caller:
Coming to bars across DC: Top 10 ‘government shutdown pick-up lines’
Discussion: WHSV-TV and ABCNEWS