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7:05 PM ET, April 21, 2011


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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Poll Finds Lack of Passion for Republican Candidates  —  With less than a year to go before the Iowa caucuses, Republican voters have yet to form strong opinions about most of their potential candidates for president in 2012, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Trump says he'll reveal ‘interesting things’ on Obama  —  (CNN) - Possibly-serious Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is giving few details about the investigation he claims to have launched in Hawaii to get to the bottom of where President Obama was born, but the business mogul …
Meghan McCain / The Daily Beast:
Trump to McCain: 'You're Hired!'
Discussion: Wonkette
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Poll: 45 percent of Republicans think Obama born out of US
Discussion: Wake up America and FrumForum
Donald J. Trump / USA Today:
Trump's view: Obama, come clean
Discussion: Mediaite and TPMDC
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
Response to Glenn Beck  —  This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a Progressive, which he has said is the same as a “cancer” and a “Nazi.”  What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews?
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Huckabee: Glenn Beck called me a Nazi
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and FrumForum
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHEN POLITIFACT BECOMES POLITIFALSE.... Independent fact-checking outlets play an important part of the political discourse, or at least have the potential to.  With a lot of figures making all kinds of claims, voters should have reliable sources they can turn to in order to help separate fact from fiction.
Discussion: Daily Kos
RELATED: Truth-O-Meter rulings from National:
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: “Seniors will have to find $12,500 for health care because Republicans voted to end Medicare.”  —  The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire!  Democrats say Republicans voted to end Medicare and charge seniors $12,000
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
PolitiFact Insists Republicans Don't Want To End Medicare (VIDEO)
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Seeing the Forest
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Knowledge Counts  —  There's always a bit of a problem …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Map  —  The Crystal Ball's First 2011 Take on 2012's Electoral College  —  Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics  —  With 18 months to go until November 2012, there is exactly one use for a current projection of the 2012 Electoral College results.
Colby Itkowitz / Pennsylvania Ave.:
Barletta town hall gets heated over Medicare  —  Reminiscent of the August 2009 town halls when members of Congress faced angry constituents over health care reforms, a public forum in Carbon County with Rep. Lou Barletta Wednesday night provided a glimpse of the strong emotions stirred by a Republican plan to alter Medicare benefits.
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Paul Ryan, Rand Paul Clash Privately Over Budget
Discussion: FrumForum
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan's Plan To End Medicare Stirs Anger At Pennsylvania Town Hall Event
Discussion: The Caucus, Hullabaloo and Hot Air
Wall Street Journal:
The Death of Right to Work  —  After 17 months and $2 billion, the NLRB sandbags Boeing.  —  We knew that Big Labor had political pull at the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board, but yesterday's complaint against Boeing is one for the (dark) ages.  By challenging Boeing's right …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
New Labor plan: Nationwide protests
Discussion: RedState
Tim Hetherington / Associated Press:
Gates says Obama has approved use of armed Predator drones in Libya  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in Libya to improve the precision of low-level attacks on ground targets, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
Discussion: Hot Air, Corrente and Mother Jones
John Bolton /
Obama wobbly on Libya
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Libya: Send in the Drones
Discussion: Associated Press
Matt Miller / Washington Post:
‘The Shining’ — national debt edition  —  Remember that great scene in the 1980 film classic, “The Shining,” when the wife comes upon the typewriter of the Jack Nicholson character, who's supposed to have been working night and day for months on his novel?  To her horror, she finds thousands …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
The Annoying Hypocrisy Trope  —  Gregg Easterbrook: … This is one of the most annoying tropes in existence, on both the left and the right.  The point of laws is to provide a level playing field, and no one is a hypocrite for following existing law even if they think it should be changed.
Discussion: Modeled Behavior
Gregg Easterbrook:
Why Obama should pay more in taxes
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama jabs ‘climate change deniers’  —  President Obama called out Capitol Hill's “climate change deniers” Wednesday night at a Democratic fundraiser in California.  —  Obama, speaking at a San Francisco event for donors, called rising gasoline prices an economic drain on drivers …
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Obama: Gas Prices are High Because Climate Change Deniers Refuse to Tackle Global Warming
Discussion: CNBC, NPR and The Hill
New York Post:
Trump blasts Seinfeld pullout  —  Donald Trump wasn't laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation.  —  Seinfeld pulled out of the Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because he disagrees …
Abdullah Gul / New York Times:
The Revolution's Missing Peace  —  THE wave of uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa is of historic significance equal to that of the revolutions of 1848 and 1989 in Europe.  The peoples of the region, without exception, revolted not only in the name of universal values but also to regain …
Discussion: Israel Matzav, Power Line and Daily Kos
Michael Muskal / Los Angeles Times:
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announces he'll seek GOP presidential nomination  —  The libertarian-leaning Gary Johnson has climbed Mt. Everest so he knows about uphill fights: In a Gallup poll released last week, he ranked last in name recognition among 14 potential Republican candidates for president.
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
What Gary Johnson Brings to the GOP Presidential Race
Discussion: Slate, CBS News and Hot Air
Shira Toeplitz / Roll Call:
Ensign to Resign, Heller Likely Successor  —  Sen. John Ensign will announce within the next 24 hours that he plans to resign from the Senate, according to a well-placed source.  —  The Nevada Republican announced March 7 that he would not run for re-election in 2012, saying …
Discussion: Mediaite and FrumForum
Steven Ertelt /
More Companies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Trig Palin Post  —  More companies have joined Papa Johns, Huggies and Vanguard in dropping ads from the liberal, pro-abortion blog Wonkette after it ran a crass post mocking Sarah Palin and her son trig, who has Down Syndrome.
James Pethokoukis:
Budget group: New Obama budget plan would fail, could cause tax trigger to be pulled  —  The bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has taken a crack at deciphering President Barack Obama's murky new budget plan, called the “Framework for Shared Prosperity and Shared Fiscal Responsibility.”
Discussion: protein wisdom
The Onion:
Mitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People  —  BELMONT, MA—Though Mitt Romney is considered to be a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, the national spotlight has forced him to repeatedly confront a major skeleton in his political closet …
Discussion: Washington Post and Boston Globe
Nashville's Sedan Drivers Fight City Effort To Run Them Off the Road  —  Can government force transportation businesses to charge a minimum price to protect politically connected companies from competition?  —  That is the question the Institute for Justice (IJ) and its clients seek to answer …
Discussion: Yglesias and Hot Air
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Brandon Keim / Wired Science:
Gut-Bacteria Mapping Finds Three Global Varieties
Discussion: Need to Know
60 Plus Association:
Seniors Thank Rep. West for Protecting Medicare in New Radio Ad
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Ballot Box
Political Punch:
Obama Gets An Unwelcome Serenade at Fundraiser
Discussion: The Jawa Report and RedState
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Congressional Job Approval at 17%
Discussion: Ballot Box and Washington Post
Susan Dominus / New York Times:
The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru
Discussion: FrumForum, Feministe and Pharyngula
 Earlier Items: 
David Hill / Washington Times:
Business owner casts reasonable doubt on accuracy of speed cameras
SusanAnne Hiller / Big Journalism:
What if the Birthers Are Right?  —  Inside the political vacuum …
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Iowa professor's response to GOP prompts outrage