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2:50 PM ET, March 24, 2012

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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Newt calls Obama's Trayvon Martin comments ‘disgraceful’  —  Per POLITICO's Ginger Gibson, Newt Gingrich accused President Obama of playing race: … Obama has gotten some criticism for discussing a pending legal matter.  But the question of whether Martin's race was a factor in his death …
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Beth Stebner / Associated Press:
Now witness claims TRAYVON attacked Zimmerman: Anonymous onlooker told police neighbourhood watch captain was provoked... as friends insist teen was not violent and protests mount  —  Trayvon Martin may have attacked a Neighborhood Watch captain before the man shot dead the unarmed teen …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Trayvon Martin and the End of Excuses  —  We have become a nation in which children have become expendable.  Trayvon Martin is just the most recent example.  —  We executed children in this country until long after the rest of the world — except Iran — thought that was a good idea.
Matthew Shelley / NationalJournal.com:
Gingrich Calls Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Disgraceful’  —  Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich  —  Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich harshly criticized President Obama for commenting on Trayvon Martin's race as he extended condolences to the 17-year-old shooting victim's parents on Friday.
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 23, 2012
New York Times:
Maher's Attacks on Women  —  To the Editor:  —  Re “Please Stop Apologizing,” by Bill Maher (Op-Ed, March 22):  —  We're both women who have worked in Democratic politics and the media for decades and find Bill Maher's misogynist treatment of women candidates deeply disturbing.
Jerusalem Post:
'French teacher asked minute's silence for Merah'  —  French education minister calls for English teacher's suspension after she called Toulouse killer a “victim.”  —  By REUTERS/France 2 Television  —  France's education minister called for disciplinary proceedings against a teacher …
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Paul Conner / The Daily Caller:
Conservatives hijack #ILikeObamacare hashtag on Twitter  —  Conservatives on Twitter today quickly hijacked the #ILikeObamacare hashtag, which had been launched by President Barack Obama's campaign to highlight supporters of the Democrats' signature health care reform law.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Danish TV Host Mocks Obama for His Rhetoric  —  “Maybe the copy key got stuck on the presidential speechwriter's keyboard.”  —  Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show Detektor, mocked President Obama's political rhetoric in a recent episode.  “Obama used a metaphor from boxing …
David Maraniss / Washington Post:
Clinton and Obama: Presidential parallels  —  David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Post, is the author of “First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton” and the forthcoming “Barack Obama: The Story.”  This is the second column in an occasional series on the 2012 presidential candidates' political lives.
Washington Post:
Mexico's middle class is becoming its majority  —  QUERETARO, Mexico — A wary but tenacious middle class is fast becoming the majority in Mexico, breaking down the rich-poor divide in a profound demographic transformation that has far-reaching implications here and in the United States.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Telegraph:
Woman died after Muslim nurse refused to help as he was praying  —  An elderly woman was left on the floor at a care home for up to ten minutes because a nurse was praying, an inquest heard.  —  Alzheimer's sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
 
 
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Keith Laing / The Hill:
Obama: ‘Common sense’ for House to pass Senate transportation bill
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Contempt of Court  —  How to lose friends and alienate justices.
Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Sued by Trader Over $3 Million Decimal Point
Discussion: msnbc.com, Law Blog and DealBook
Jason Gilbert / The Huffington Post:
Tacocopter Aims To Deliver Tacos Using Unmanned Drone Helicopters
Michael Walsh / National Review:
The Consequences of No Consequences  —  Does anyone else notice …
Discussion: alicublog
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
If Medicare Is OK, Obamacare Should Be Too
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Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Republican primary turnout rebounds, is up overall
Discussion: americanthinker.com and NO QUARTER
Toby Harnden / Daily Mail:
Top Republican says ‘Democrat front group’ is orchestrating illegal Rush Limbaugh robocalls
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
BuzzFeed:
Obama Uses The Same Patronizing Line On Many, Many Foreign Leaders
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air, BuzzFeed and FP Passport
Bloomberg:
MF Global's Corzine Ordered Funds Moved to JPMorgan, Memo Says