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1:03 PM ET, March 20, 2012


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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.”
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
De Niro suggests it's ‘too soon’ for another white FLOTUS  —  Actor Robert De Niro thrilled the crowd at a New York fundraiser headlined by first lady Michelle Obama when he listed the alternatives.  —  “Callista Gingrich.  Karen Santorum.  Ann Romney.  Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”
Discussion:, alicublog and The Page
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Robert DeNiro, Campaigning For President Obama, Asks: Is U.S. ‘Ready For A White First Lady?’
Discussion: The Raw Story
Virginia / CNN:   Obama leads GOP in battleground Virginia
Pgoodenough / CNSNews:
First Lady: 2012 'Will Determine Nothing Less Than What Kind of World We'll be Leaving for Our Children'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Frances Robles /
Grand jury to probe Trayvon Martin killing  —  Mounting pressure in Trayvon Martin case succeeds in prompting a federal probe as well as an investigation by a state grand jury.  —  FROBLES@MIAMIHERALD.COM  —  A grand jury will look into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Brevard County State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said Tuesday.
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.
State Attorney Sends Trayvon Martin Case To Grand Jury  —  Grand Jury To Be Called April 10  —  SANFORD, Fla. — State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday his decision that a grand jury will investigate the Trayvon Martin case.  —  “I share in the desire of the family and the community …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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.
Erica Ritz /
WHY IS THE STORY ABOUT MALIA OBAMA VACATIONING IN MEXICO DISAPPEARING FROM THE WEB?  —  Have you heard that Malia Obama, the president's daughter, is reportedly spending her spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico?  Allegedly, she's jetting off with some of her classmates and 25 Secret Service agents …
Malick Rokhy BA / Agence France Presse:   Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market  —  Rick Santorum's campaign and super PAC have been outspent by a margin of 7 to 1 in the Illinois primary, with forces supporting Mitt Romney shelling out a total of about $3.7 million on the airwaves, according to a GOP media-buying source.
Santorum Campaign Floats New Delegate Math Showing Much Tighter Race With Romney  —  ABC's News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  Rick Santorum's number crunchers are under no illusions that they are facing a tooth-and-nail fight with Mitt Romney over delegates, but their calculations show …
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Illinois primary: 5 things to watch
Discussion: Washington Post
Ashley Perks / The Hill:
Romney poised for key Illinois win
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
No, Paul Ryan Does Not Want To Strengthen The Safety Net … - Republican Voters Say They Want Strong Executive Experience.  So Why Are They Voting for Rick Santorum?  - Yes, Europe Has More Economic Mobility Than the U.S.—but Europeans Are Still Snobs - Of Course Birth Control Pills Should Be Sold Over the Counter.
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 …
Naftali Bendavid / Wall Street Journal:
GOP's Budget Targets Taxes
Washington Post:
Republican budget proposal to be unveiled
Daniel Foster / National Review:   And Here You Thought Hope Was Audacious
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 …
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.
David Brooks / New York Times:
When the Good Do Bad  —  It's always interesting to read the quotations of people who knew a mass murderer before he killed.  They usually express complete bafflement that a person who seemed so kind and normal could do something so horrific.  —  Friends of Robert Bales …
New York Post:
Bam's angry adviser  —  Back when he agreed to advise the Obama administration on economics, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt told friends that he thought it would be good for GE and good for the country.  A life-long Republican, Immelt said he believed he could at the very least moderate …
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CBS New York:
Bloomberg Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Warren holds small lead in MA-Senate race
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
Will Santorum Give Illinois Its Most Competitive GOP Primary in 100 Years?
Discussion: Chicago Tribune, Hot Air and
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
Tom Hanks, Glenn Frey in 2004: ‘Blackface,’ race jokes at fundraising auction [VIDEO]
Discussion: Hot Air
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Walsh Proposes Federal ‘Proof Of Citizenship To Vote’ Law That Could Disenfranchise 15 Million Americans
Carl Siciliano / The Huffington Post:
A Call to Cardinal Dolan to Stop Endangering LGBT Youth
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Michael Mechanic / Mother Jones:
And You Wonder Why We're Broke? (Chart)
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Apple says $60 billion will remain overseas until US tax law changes
Nicholas Hahn / RealClearReligion:
Rick Santorum: I'm No Evangelical
Discussion: Mother Jones and Wonkette
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Dutch Roman Catholic Church ‘castrated at least 10 boys’