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5:15 PM ET, March 20, 2012

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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
The Budget Wars: Why Obama and the GOP Are Light-Years Apart  —  If it seems like Republicans and Democrats are on different planets with their approach to budgeting, it's because they really are providing answers to completely different questions.  —  “This isn't just about math …
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Ezra Klein:
Paul Ryan's budget: Should the poor pay for deficit reduction?  —  Here's the basic outline of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's 2013 budget in one sentence: Ryan's budget funds trillions of dollars in tax cuts, defense spending and deficit reduction by cutting deeply into health-care programs and income supports for the poor.
Paul Ryan / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Budget and America's Future  —  The president's budget gives more power to bureaucrats, takes more from taxpayers to fuel the expansion of government, and commits our nation to a future of debt and decline.  —  Less than a year ago, the House of Representatives passed a budget …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
GOP budget plan cuts deeply into domestic programs, reshapes Medicare, Medicaid
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid: Sen. Wyden against Medicare reforms in Ryan budget
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
No, Paul Ryan Does Not Want To Strengthen The Safety Net
Newt Gingrich / CNN:
TRENDING: Campaign calls De Niro comment ‘inappropriate’ after Gingrich blast  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama's reelection organization said Tuesday it was “inappropriate” for Robert De Niro to joke at a campaign fundraiser in New York Monday that America wasn't “ready for a white first lady.”
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gingrich says actor Robert DeNiro's racially themed first lady joke ‘inexcusable’  —  Newt Gingrich blasted actor Robert DeNiro for a racially themed joke during his introduction of first lady Michelle Obama at a fundraiser in New York City on Monday night, calling the comments “inexcusable.”
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media scrubs Malia Obama vacation story  —  The AFP, the Huffington Post and other websites have scrubbed a report about first daughter Malia Obama's Spring Break vacation.  —  On Monday, the AFP reported that Obama's daughter was vacationing abroad, along with a number of friends and 25 Secret Service agents.
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Jonathon M. Seidl / TheBlaze.com:
WHITE HOUSE ADMITS TO ASKING NEWS AGENCIES TO PULL MALIA OBAMA VACATION STORY  —  Update: Rick Santorum has offered his thoughts on the issue.  Hear them here.  —  The White House has admitted to telling news agencies to pull stories on Malia Obama visiting Mexico for spring break, Politico reports.
Jonathon M. Seidl / TheBlaze.com:
RICK SANTORUM REACTS TO OBAMA ALLOWING DAUGHTER TO VACATION IN MEXICO: ‘SET AN EXAMPLE’
Discussion: GOP 12, Mediaite and Indecision Forever
Montreal Gazette:
Obama's daughter spends spring break in Mexico
Erica Ritz / TheBlaze.com:
WHY IS THE STORY ABOUT MALIA OBAMA VACATIONING IN MEXICO DISAPPEARING FROM THE WEB?
Marc Ambinder / GQ:
Exclusive: GQ Reveals Romney's and Santorum's Secret Service Code Names  —  They are the best kept secrets of any presidential campaign—until someone overhears a whispered shout into a wrist microphone.  Candidates who get Secret Service protection get to choose the code word that they'll be called …
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Dave Levinthal / Politico:
Pro-Ron Paul super PAC Endorse Liberty sees fundraising slide
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
The nuts and bolts of the Illinois primary
Discussion: Politico
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Illinois, Santorum's Chance at Nomination Is Slipping Away
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Illinois primary: 5 things to watch
Discussion: CNN, Runnin' Scared and Washington Post
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market
Beth Kassab / Orlando Sentinel:
“Stand your ground” law goes too far  —  You can't say we weren't warned.  —  Back in 2005, opponents of Florida's first-of-its-kind “stand your ground” law said it wouldn't be long before we'd see shootouts in the streets — all in the name of self-defense.
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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Fox News Commenters React to Trayvon Martin: ‘Good Shot Zimmy’  —  I don't even know what to say about this any more; the comments about Trayvon Martin at Fox News are just unbelievable.  —  Here's the article: Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Case of Black Teenager Killed by Neighborhood Watch Captain |
Discussion: Fox News and Booman Tribune
Frances Robles / MiamiHerald.com:
Grand jury to probe Trayvon Martin killing
Mark Knoller / CBS News:
National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush  —  (CBS News) The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.  —  The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency.
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Blue Texan / Crooks and Liars:
CBS's Mark Knoller Falsely Claims Debt Has Increased More Under Obama Than Bush  —  Mark Knoller is the White House correspondant for CBS Radio, and a first-class right-wing tool.  Monday night, he posted an article titled, “National debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush,” …
CBS New York:
Bloomberg Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless  —  Has The Mayor Totally Eaten Away At The Public's Desire To Do Good?  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg's food police have struck again!  —  Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city …
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Associated Press:
Report: Just $31B from Buffett rule tax on rich  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill designed to enact President Barack Obama's plan for a “Buffett rule” tax on the wealthy would rake in just $31 billion over the next 11 years, according to an estimate by Congress' official tax analysts obtained by The Associated Press.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Buffett Rule would bring in less than $3 billion a year in revenue
Discussion: The Jawa Report
David Segal / New York Times:
For LSAT, Sharp Drop in Popularity for Second Year  —  Legal diplomas are apparently losing luster.  —  The organization behind the Law School Admission Test reported that the number of tests it administered this year dropped by more than 16 percent, the largest decline in more than a decade.
Discussion: TaxProf Blog, Instapundit and Law Blog
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Warren holds small lead in MA-Senate race  —  PPP's newest Massachusetts poll finds Elizabeth Warren leading Scott Brown 46-41.  —  Brown is not proving to be an overwhelmingly popular Senator.  45% of voters approve of the job he's doing to 42% who disapprove.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Boston Globe
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Liberals Are Wrong: Free Market Health Care Is Possible  —  Avik S. A. Roy - Avik Roy is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and author of The Apothecary, a Forbes blog on health-care and entitlement reform.  —  One of the big divides between liberals and conservatives …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Maggie's Farm
 
 
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Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Nebraska GOP challenging Bob Kerrey's voter registration
Discussion: CNN
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Don't Bring a Pig to a News Conference
Discussion: The Raw Story and Hotline On Call
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Newt in the red  —  Newt Gingrich has more debt than cash on hand …
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David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
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Discussion: Hot Air, Ed Driscoll and The PJ Tatler
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Walsh Proposes Federal ‘Proof Of Citizenship To Vote’ Law That Could Disenfranchise 15 Million Americans