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9:20 PM ET, March 23, 2012

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Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Fox's Geraldo Rivera: “I Think The Hoodie Is As Much Responsible For Trayvon Martin's Death As George Zimmerman”  —  On the March 23 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera reacted to the killing of 17-year-old, unarmed Florida resident Trayvon Martin …
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Congressman Allen West / Facebook:
I have sat back and allowed myself time to assess the current episode revealing itself in Sanford Florida...  I have sat back and allowed myself time to assess the current episode revealing itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin.
Geraldo Rivera / Fox News:
Trayvon Martin Would Be Alive but for His Hoodie  —  Demonstrators take to the streets during the Million Hoodie March, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York.  A few hundred people were marching in New York City in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama: 'If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon'  —  President Obama weighed in Friday on the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, calling it a national tragedy - and saying that the young man reminded him of his own children.  —  “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama said in Rose Garden remarks.
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 23, 2012  — n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle  —  BREAKING: NEW GALLUP POLL SHOWS ROMNEY WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER SANTORUM: “Mitt Romney's national support among Republican voters has surged in recent days …
BuzzFeed:
Romney, Santorum Comment On Trayvon Martin  —  After weeks of silence, candidates follow Obama's statement.  Santorum condemns law enforcement for dragging its feet, Romney calls it a tragedy.  —  Freddie Muse holds a sign at a rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, March 22, 2012.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
Trayvon Martin Updates
Alex Wong / ABCNEWS:
As Santorum Fires Gun, Woman Shouts 'Pretend It's Obama'  —  WEST MONROE, Louisiana - At a campaign stop at a firing range, while Rick Santorum was firing off some rounds, a woman shouted, “pretend it's Obama.”  —  Santorum, who was far from the woman, couldn't hear the comment as he proceeded with his target practice.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Wisconsin GOP: Romney, 46%, Santorum 33%, Paul 8%, Gingrich 7%  —  Mitt Romney holds a double-digit lead over Rick Santorum in Rasmussen Reports' first look at the Wisconsin Republican Primary race.  —  A new statewide telephone survey shows that 46% of Likely Republican Primary Voters …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Conversing In French  —  Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent time in France during his college years as a Mormon missionary.  This video from a 2005 fundraiser proves he's got the ability to hold a conversation in the language.  —  Follow  —  More from Andrew Kac... ›
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney Expands National GOP Lead
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Santorum leads in LA and other notes...
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Romney leads by 14, hits key milestone in new national poll
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Santorum: I'll Support Whoever Wins The GOP Nomination
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Rick Santorum is getting grief — even from some of his supporters …
Bloomberg:
MF Global's Corzine Ordered Funds Moved to JPMorgan, Memo Says  —  Jon S. Corzine, MF Global Holding Ltd. (MFGLQ)'s chief executive officer, gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in one of the brokerage's JPMorgan Chase & Co. …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
It's Not About the Law, Stupid  —  Forget precedent.  Ignore Scalia's musings.  Next week's health care argument before the Supreme Court is all about optics, politics, and public opinion.  —  Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments over the Affordable Care Act, what many people know as Obamacare.
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
If Medicare Is OK, Obamacare Should Be Too
Discussion: Change of Subject and Swampland
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Newt: Why does Obama ‘behave the way that people would think’ he's Muslim?  —  POLITICO's Ginger Gibson reports: … Gingrich frequently talks about how the media won't let him elevate the discourse to the “big ideas” and serious issues.
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Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
A Surprise World Bank Pick
Facebook:
Protecting Your Passwords and Your Privacy  —  In recent months, we've seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people's Facebook profiles or private information.  This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user's friends.
Richard W. Stevenson / The Caucus:
After Palin, Expect a More Intense Vetting Process  —  Let's say you're moving steadily toward wrapping up the Republican presidential nomination and you allow yourself to begin thinking ahead to the question of a running mate.  —  Your party has a potentially devastating problem with Hispanic voters …
BuzzFeed:
Obama Uses The Same Patronizing Line On Many, Many Foreign Leaders  —  Denmark's Thomas Buch-Andersen thought it was kind of sweet that Obama said his country “punches above its weight.”  Then he realized that the president was saying the same thing to pretty much everyone.  —  BuzzFeed Politics
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Arlen Specter's Memoir: The Five Steamiest Passages … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, the former senator who served Pennsylvania for 30 years, is out with a new memoir that laments the loss of comity in the U.S. Senate, calls for televised oral arguments …
Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Top Republican says ‘Democrat front group’ is orchestrating illegal Rush Limbaugh robocalls  —  A top Republican official has accused Democrats of being behind a fresh wave of illegal robocalls made to voters across the country by a shadowy group calling itself ‘The Women of the 99 Percent’.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Baltimore Sun:
Individual mandate is constitutional  —  Supreme Court should find that key aspect of Obama's signature law is a legitimate exercise of Commerce Clause power  —  On Monday, the Supreme Court will commence a nearly unprecedented six hours of oral argument concerning the constitutionality …
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New York Times:
The Severability Doctrine
Discussion: Balkinization
 
 
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Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
Recession's Lasting Effects
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republican primary turnout rebounds, is up overall
Discussion: NO QUARTER
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Santorum spokesman denies Obama-Ahmadinejad conflation in new ad
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Hot Air
Dave Levinthaland Anna Palmer / Politico:
POLITICO Influence: Anti-Obama PAC
William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and National Review
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
I've backed Ken Livingstone for mayor before, but this time I just can't do it
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk and normblog
Peter Allen / Daily Mail:
Outrage as teacher tells pupils to hold a minute's silence for Toulouse terrorist who killed seven …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Victoria Bekiempis / Runnin' Scared:
NYPD Spied on Liberal Groups: Report
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Obama advisers debating gay marriage
Oz Rosenberg / Haaretz:
Hundreds of Beitar Jerusalem fans beat up Arab workers in mall; no arrests
Discussion: The Lede, FP Passport and Harry's Place