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1:00 PM ET, April 10, 2011

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Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Obama Advisor David Plouffe: Budget Cuts Both ‘Draconian’ and ‘Historic’  —  Plouffe Lauds Bipartisanship and Slams Trump  —  Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe conceded this morning that some of the cuts the White House agreed to in order to avoid a government shutdown were draconian.
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Plouffe: Obama to speak on long-term deficit reduction  —  President Obama will give a speech this week that lays out his plan for handling the nation's fiscal management, White House senior advisor David Plouffe said Sunday.  —  “Later this week the president is going to speak about his approach …
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 …
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Carl Cameron / Fox News:
Who Won the Shutdown Showdown? It Wasn't Even Close
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Republican Rep.: Congress deserves to be ‘tarred and feathered’  —  Washington (CNN) - Fresh off the debate to avoid a government shutdown, Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin expressed cautious optimism following the resolution, while gearing up politically for the debt ceiling drama.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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New York Times:
Banks Are Off the Hook Again  —  Americans know that banks have mistreated borrowers in many ways in foreclosure cases.  Among other things, they habitually filed false court documents.  There were investigations.  We've been waiting for federal and state regulators to crack down.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Blowin' in the Idiot Wind  —  Bob Dylan may have done the impossible: broken creative new ground in selling out.  —  The idea that the raspy troubadour of '60s freedom anthems would go to a dictatorship and not sing those anthems is a whole new kind of sellout — even worse than Beyoncé …
NWCN:
Third day of ‘sleep-in’ at Washington state capitol  —  OLYMPIA, Wash. - Thousands of union members from all over Washington poured into the state Capitol Friday, calling on lawmakers to “put people first” by ending corporate tax breaks and painful cuts to public programs.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
New York Times:
Newly Born, and Withdrawing From Painkillers  —  BANGOR, Me.  — The mother got the call in the middle of the night: her 3-day-old baby was going through opiate withdrawal in a hospital here and had to start taking methadone, a drug best known for treating heroin addiction, to ease his suffering.
Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Always room in the budget for white guilt  —  Teachers are headed for a conference that brims with fashionable grievances.  —  These are tough times for Minnesota schools.  In Lakeville, for example, the school board recently announced wrenching cuts of almost $7 million.
Discussion: Power Line and Big Government
Guardian:
NI bomb ‘threatened mass murder’  —  Police say bomb found in van on main Belfast to Dublin road could have resulted in huge devastation and loss of life  —  Dissident republicans who prepared a 500lb (227kg) van bomb risked causing an Omagh-style massacre, politicians in Northern Ireland have said.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Dodd / Outside the Beltway:
Copious Quantities of Casuistry  —  Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Thursday filed a filed a Petition for Supervisory Writ [PDF] directly to the state Supreme Court over a circuit court judge's temporary blocking of the Budget Repair Bill.  The petition is absolutely devastating …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
 
 
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