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12:10 AM ET, April 20, 2011

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Abby Phillip / The Politico:
The outburst heard 'round the world  —  Drudge Report broadcasted word of the interview on their website's banner spot.  POLITICO Screengrab  —  When the even-keeled and cool President Obama gets prickly in public, it never goes unnoticed.  —  For Obama, who has carefully cultivated …
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Brad Watson / WFAA-TV:
News 8 goes one-on-one with President Obama  —  NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE  —  WASHINGTON — News 8 sat down with President Barack Obama at the White House Monday afternoon to discuss the economy, immigration and his approval rating.  —  The president this week is talking up his deficit reduction plan …
Damian Paletta / Washington Wire:
Obama Slips Up on ‘$4 Trillion’ Remark
Discussion: Economist's View
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
‘Let Me Finish My Answers’  —  President Obama did sit …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and UrbanGrounds
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times:
Obama to Texas reporter: ‘Let me finish my answers’
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Ed Hornick / CNN:
Political Circus: Obama to reporter: ‘Let me finish’
Discussion: Pundit Press
Vaughn Ververs / msnbc.com:
The Donald trumped on abortion question?  —  Vaughn Ververs writes:In his lengthy interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, Donald Trump appeared stumped when asked about the legal principle that served as the cornerstone for the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.  Here's the key part of the interview:
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Why Trump Soars  —  Very few people have the luxury of being freely obnoxious.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Biden pines for 2012 election, ‘hopefully’ against Trump
Discussion: The Politico, Weasel Zippers and CNN
John Springer / msnbc.com:
Trump: I'm ‘last person Obama wants to run against’
Jan Moller / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Gov. Jindal will sign ‘birther’ bill if it reaches his desk  —  BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate to qualify for the Louisiana ballot if it reaches his desk, a spokesman said Monday.
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Fox News:
Why Gov. Brewer Vetoed Arizona's ‘Birther’ Bill: ‘It Serves No Purpose’ | On the Record
Discussion: Ballot Box and Washington Wire
Ashley Halsey III / Washington Post:
Plane with Michelle Obama had to abort landing because of mistake  —  A White House plane carrying Michelle Obama came dangerously close to a 200-ton military cargo jet and had to abort its landing at Joint Base Andrews on Monday as the result of an air traffic controller's mistake …
Hans A. von Spakovsky / Pajamas Media:
LEAKED: Obama Executive Order Intends to Implement Portions of DISCLOSE Act  —  Download the PDF here.  —  An impeccable source has provided me with a copy of a draft Executive Order that the White House is apparently circulating for comments from several government agencies.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Obama uses false bridge-collapse argument to argue for more taxes  —  The headline really doesn't do justice to the actual offensive nature of this video from today's town hall in Annandale.  Obama keeps mentioning “potholes” on roads, but unless he's referring to interstate highways, the federal government doesn't fix potholes.
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David Weigel / Weigel:
Pay Attention to Sarah Palin!  —  In the two years and eight months that Sarah Palin has been a political celebrity, I've never heard a conservative complain about the media ignoring her.  Not until last night.  That was when Palin's web consigliere Rebecca Mansour loaded up Twitter …
John / Power Line:
“Amazon.com Is Doomed!”  —  Tom Friedman isn't the worst pundit at the New York Times.  On the contrary, in that group he may be above average.  Still, Friedman must be one of the most overrated people in the world.  —  At Ricochet, Rob Long resurrects a 1999 column in which Friedman predicted the demise of Amazon.com:
Discussion: Ricochet.com
Rob Shuter / PopEater:
Playgirl Woos Michele Bachmann's Son; He Says ‘No’  —  EXCLUSIVE: You can't make this stuff up, kids.  Following their successful partnership with Levi Johnston, Playgirl magazine informs me they've set their sights on another young man with a Republican media star in his life: Lucas Bachmann …
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
ANALYSIS: Taxed Enough Already? Tea Party Rallies Significantly Smaller This Year Than Last
Andy Rathbun / TwinCities.com:
Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday  —  More than enough signatures have been collected in an effort to recall Republican Wisconsin state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, organizers announced Monday.  —  Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Graeme Zielinski …
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Does Paul Ryan's admiration for Ayn Rand make him pro-terrorist?  Possibly, warns MSNBC guest  —  If a fictional character in a piece of literature from an author you admire commits some acts that would likely result in a felony conviction, does that mean you're a proponent of felonious acts?
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Best way to fight deficits: Raise taxes on the rich  —  WASHINGTON — Alarmed by rising national debt and increasingly downbeat about their country's course, Americans are clear about how they want to attack the government's runway budget deficits: raise taxes on the wealthy and keep hands off of Medicare and Medicaid.
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
(video) Left wing DC activist to TWT: ‘Drop dead’  —  During a press conference last Thursday held by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray regarding his opposition to Congress's re-authorization of DC's school voucher program, an anti-school voucher activist became angry with me over questions I asked Mr. Gray.
Jim Stratton / Orlando Sentinel:
State launches probe into campaign to provide superhero capes to jobless  —  State labor officials asked their inspector general Monday to investigate why a Central Florida agency wants to spend public money to furnish the unemployed with capes.  —  Dubbed the “Cape-A-Bility Challenge,” …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
House sets $500K, $520-an-hour contract for DOMA defense  —  Leaders in the House have agreed to pay up to $520 an hour and up to $500,000 to a law firm retained to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act after President Barack Obama instructed the Justice Department not to defend a key part of the law.
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Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Catholic League's Bill Donohue To Lady Gaga: ‘Go Pick On Muslims’  —  Sometimes it seems like pop stars and Catholic League head Bill Donohue must have a promotional deal: they use controversial religious imagery, and he gets on television to complain about it.
Discussion: Big Hollywood and HyperVocal
Des Moines Register:
‘Koch brothers’ confusion results in death threat for Iowa company  —  A case of mistaken identity has entangled a small family-owned Des Moines company in union protests and led to a death threat.  —  Angry callers are mistaking Koch Brothers, a Des Moines office supply firm …
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
The decade the GOP hopes you've forgotten  —  (updated below)  —  If there's one aspect of the deficit reduction plan that President Obama outlined last week that congressional Republicans most object to, it's probably his call for higher income tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Kay Hymowitz Warns That Increased Female Educational Attainment Will Lead To Spinster Surge  —  Truly, there's no stranger beast on the planet than the professional anti-feminist.  Different from the man with somewhat misogynistic attitudes, this creature is almost invariably a woman …
 
 
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Stephen Gutowski / The Blast:
Liberals Dance in Protest of Target
Discussion: Power Line and The Blaze
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama urges activists to pressure Congress on immigration reform
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
The Independent:
Kate Middleton jelly bean expected to fetch £500
Discussion: Guardian and Barcepundit
John Wonderlich / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Senate Expenses to be PDF'd
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Paul LePage Under Fire In New Ad For ‘Roll Back’ Of Child Labor Laws (VIDEO)
Wes Leonard / Associated Press:
WikiLeaks suspect Manning to leave Quantico
Discussion: Firedoglake and Guardian
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Club for Growth to Sen. Lugar: Retire
Discussion: The Note and FrumForum
 Earlier Items: 
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Arab American Group Praises Mitch Daniels As ‘The Adult In The Room’
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
U.S. Debt Tops $14.3 Trillion for First Time
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Monty Pelerin / American Thinker:
It's All Coming Apart
Sal Bommarito / PolicyMic.com:
A Sense Of Entitlement  —  The federal government offers …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Thought the financial crisis was bad? Wait till the debt ceiling caves in.
Discussion: Balloon Juice