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11:40 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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Abby Phillip / The Politico:
Budget deal leaves liberals disheartened  —  The $38.5 billion deal brokered between Republicans and President Barack Obama on Friday night may have resolved the immediate threat of a government shutdown.  But it didn't take long for many liberal Democrats to begin to realize that there might …
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 …
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 …
Andrew Stiles / National Review:
Boehner Wins Big
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Deal falls short of GOP cut pledge; ‘As good as we could get,’ Boehner says
Discussion: American Times and Firedoglake
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:   Obama's Budget Aim: To Rise Above Fray
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
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
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 …
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 …
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Matthew Cooper / NationalJournal.com:
The Budget Skirmish Ends. The War Begins
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Next on the Agenda for Washington: Fight Over Debt  —  WASHINGTON — The down-to-the-wire partisan struggle over cuts to this year's federal budget has intensified concern in Washington, on Wall Street and among economists about the more consequential clash coming over increasing the government's borrowing limit.
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: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
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.
Carol E. Lee / Washington Wire:
Obama Makes Campaign Stop of Sorts at Lincoln Memorial  —  President Barack Obama played tourist Saturday afternoon in what looked a lot like a retail campaign stop at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. … Mr. Obama, who officially launched his 2012 re-election campaign …
Aljazeera:
Clashes erupt around Cairo's Tahrir Square  —  Protesters retake iconic square, hours after security forces moved in to break up crowd demanding Mubarak's trial.  —  Hundreds of protesters demanding that Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, be put on trial for alleged corruption …
Discussion: MyDD and Outside the Beltway
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Associated Press:
Soldiers and Protesters Clash in Cairo
 
 
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Reuters:
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Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog:
Weekly Address: President Obama on the Budget Compromise to Avoid a Government Shutdown
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Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
GOP calls for IRS probe of AARP
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Associated Press:
Pink used by Libya rebels to alert NATO jets
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Guardian:
Business chiefs who backed coalition cuts raise fears for UK economy
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