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9:25 PM ET, April 11, 2011

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Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:
“Best Wishes, Donald Trump”: A Future President's Letter to Vanity Fair  —  The Donald has inveighed (in Sharpie!) against our intrepid blogger.  We found his comments so delightful, we had to share.  —  It was with great delight and a sense of kinship that we at Vanity Fair read Donald Trump's letter …
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Lukas I. Alpert / NY Daily News:
Donald Trump fires back after White House aide declares that he has ‘zero chance’ to be President  —  The White House stopped just short of dismissing Donald Trump as a clown Sunday - calling him a “sideshow” act with “zero chance” of becoming president.  —  Chief Obama adviser David Plouffe unleashed …
Richard Dunham / Texas on the Potomac:
Hearst exclusive: Obama talks about his golf habit, his favorite magazines and personal frustrations  —  President Obama makes a surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial this weekend.  —  President Obama wants you to know that he is not a golf addict.  —  He simply spends so much time unwinding …
David Brody / The Brody File:
Exclusive: Donald Trump to Brody File: ‘I believe in God. I am Christian.’
Discussion: Don Surber, GOP 12 and The Page
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
Trump: White House's ‘Worst Nightmare?’
Margo D. Beller / CNBC:
Trump: Obama Is to Blame For High Oil Prices
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Myglesias / Yglesias:
A Debt Ceiling Hostage Rescue Strategy  —  As Jon Chait and Josh Marshall write this morning, the way the tax cut deal and the appropriations deal went down makes it clear that the White House needs a better hostage rescue strategy heading into the debt ceiling fight.  Fortunately, I think one is available.
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Lauraklairmont / CNN:
CNN Poll: Majority support deal to avert government shutdown  —  Washington (CNN) - Who won last week's showdown over the federal budget and the government shutdown-that-wasn't?  —  It looks like the public gives the Democrats more credit for the deal than the Republicans …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Boehner: Relationship with Obama improved after budget battle
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JSOnline:
Democrat on Waukesha County vote panel speaks out  —  By Laurel Walker of the Journal Sentinel  —  Waukesha - The Democrat on the Waukesha County Board of Canvassers who was widely quoted as endorsing Waukesha County's official ballot count that flipped the Supreme Court winner last week has more to say.
Chicago Tribune:
Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home  —  To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy  —  A Little Village Academy student cringes at an enchilada dish served at his school.
Washington Post:
Appeals court upholds Justice challenge on Ariz. immigration law  —  A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect.  —  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
REPORT: U.S. Military Spending Has Almost Doubled Since 2001  —  A new report released today by SIPRI, a Swedish-based think tank, reveals that U.S. military spending has almost doubled since 2001.  The U.S. spent an astounding $698 billion on the military last year, an 81% increase over the last decade.
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Debbie Siegelbaum / The Hill:
Capitol Police arrest DC mayor at rally against budget deal
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Greg Scoblete / RealClearWorld:   U.S. Military Spending vs. the World
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO OFFER THE LOW-WAGE WORKFORCE FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES.... Ikea's labor dispute in Southern Virginia should be a bigger story. … It's quite an ordeal.  Workers are forced to work overtime, often with little notice, and those who don't go along face disciplinary action.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHAT PAUL RYAN'S CONSTITUENTS THINK, AND WHY IT MATTERS.... Rep. Paul Ryan's (R) Wisconsin district isn't competitive.  Over the last decade, his most competitive race was the one he won by “only” 26 points.  Last year, the margin was 38 points.  —  But when the Associated Press checked …
New York Review of Books:
Private Manning's Humiliation  —  Bruce Ackerman and Yochai Benkler  —  Bradley Manning is the soldier charged with leaking US government documents to Wikileaks.  He is currently detained under degrading and inhumane conditions that are illegal and immoral.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Manning, Obama and U.S. moral leadership
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Revolver  —  Why do some of the most capable public servants in America, people like economist Peter Orszag, keep circling back from Washington to Wall Street?  One guess.  —  When Peter Orszag left his post as White House budget director last summer, it made perfect sense, on several levels …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The President Is Missing  —  What have they done with President Obama?  What happened to the inspirational figure his supporters thought they elected?  Who is this bland, timid guy who doesn't seem to stand for anything in particular?  —  I realize that with hostile Republicans controlling the House …
New York Times:
Democrat in Missouri to Oppose Health Care Law  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri's Democratic attorney general broke with his party on Monday and urged a federal judge to invalidate the central provision of the new health care law.  —  The filing of the court brief by Attorney General Chris Koster …
Charles Ommanney / Newsweek:
What's Really Going On With Gabby Giffords?  —  The untold story of the congresswoman's struggle, her husband's faith, and their long, hard road to recovery.  —  PHOTOS: According to doctors, Sen. Gabrielle Giffords has made significant advances.  But they caution that injuries to the brain …
CBS Chicago:
Gas Prices Climbing Toward $5 Per Gallon  —  CHICAGO (CBS) - At one time, $5 per gallon gas seemed like a farfetched idea, but that is no longer the case.  —  As CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports, as of Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the Chicago area is $4.11 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Republican lawmakers sour on 2012 field  —  A presidential primary favorite is emerging among the ranks of congressional Republicans: none of the above.  —  The dissatisfaction with the likely GOP field — long whispered among party activists, operatives and elected officials — is growing more audible in the House and Senate.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney slogan was once Kerry's  —  Mitt Romney's launched his exploratory committee today with a dynamic new slogan: “Believe in America.”  —  If that slogan sounds a little familiar, that's because it was the title of John Kerry's cross-country tour in August of 2004, as CNN reported a two-week …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Where Hippie Punching Gets You  —  Jonathan Cohn makes the good point that Obama's speech on Wednesday is unfortunately going to be seen as the left most position in the debate which makes a compromise between his plan and Ryan's the “juuust right” sweet spot.
Jessica Simeone / New York Post:
His students know ‘squat’  —  What's next, extra credit for going freegan?  —  An eccentric SUNY Purchase art professor held a “class” yesterday in SoHo where he instructed his hipster students on how to illegally squat in condos around the city.  —  Chris Robbins organized the seminar …
Discussion: Moonbattery and Runnin' Scared
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Alan Simpson On GOP: ‘We Have Homophobes In Our Party’  —  On MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews today, former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), co-chair of President Obama's debt commission, railed against the social conservatives in the Republican party.  He admonished male legislators …
The Right Scoop:
Beck: Draft Allen West for Pres but Sarah Palin not so much  —  Glenn Beck rarely talks politics on his radio or tv show but he did spend a good bit of time on it this morning.  Turns out he really wants to start a ‘draft Allen West campaign’ for President with Michele Bachmann as his VP.
Discussion: Ballot Box
New York Times:
Egypt Sentences Blogger to 3 Years  —  CAIRO — An Egyptian blogger was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for criticizing the military in what human rights advocates called one of the more alarming violations of freedom of expression since a popular uprising led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak two months ago.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
 
 
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Jonathan Alter out at Newsweek
Elizabeth Dickinson / FP Passport:
Gbagbo arrested in Ivory Coast
New York Times:
Pakistan Tells U.S. It Must Sharply Cut C.I.A. Activities
Adam Rawnsley / Danger Room:
American Terrorist Proves He Still Can't Rap
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Blaze
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
In Iowa, Bachmann blasts GOP on budget deal
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and Radio Iowa
William Rhodes / Foreign Policy:
There's no time to lose on Korea
Discussion: The ChamberPost
Byron Tau / Ben Smith's Blog:
2012 candidates stake out positions on sharia
Discussion: Liberal Values
Kbh / Keith Hennessey:
Why the debt limit fight will be different
Discussion: The Other McCain
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Dan Levine / Reuters:
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
The Ayers campaign  —  There's an oft-broken rule of self …
Discussion: Swampland, CNN, The Hill, TPMDC and msnbc.com
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