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9:50 PM ET, April 20, 2012

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Matt Gutman / ABCNEWS:
Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head  —  A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News showing the bloodied back of George Zimmerman's head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin …
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CNN:   CNN NEWSROOM  —  George Zimmerman Bond Hearing  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The George Zimmerman Bail Hearing
Discussion: This Just In, Guardian and TalkLeft
Richard Fausset / Los Angeles Times:
George Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin family; bond is set
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Prosecutor: Zimmerman Allegedly Slapped His Ex-Girlfriend And ‘Asked Her How It Felt’
Discussion: Jezebel and Colorlines
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
GMA Shows Exclusive Images Of George Zimmerman's Head Injuries From Night Of Trayvon's Death
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
New York Times:
Zimmerman's Bail Set at $150,000 in Martin Shooting
Discussion: Guardian and The Week
CNN:
Romney asks GOP delegates to sign pledge, but some refuse  —  Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Members of the Republican National Committee gathering in Arizona were invited to meet with Mitt Romney in private Friday and have their pictures taken with the presumptive GOP nominee, but there was a price of admission: loyalty.
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Politico:
RNC at a Crossroads  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Here at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort, the Republican National Committee is mired in the minutiae of the nominating calendar and convention rules.  —  Meanwhile, back at 1401 New York Ave., NW, in a nondescript office suite in downtown Washington …
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Mitch Daniels / CNN:
Daniels offers tough love for Romney
Discussion: Hot Air, Politico, ABCNEWS and Mediaite
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
New Romney Spokesman Used Twitter For Sexist Attacks  —  Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's new foreign policy spokesperson Richard Grenell has an odd penchant for targeting the wives of male politicians and women in general on Twitter.  —  Grenell, who served as George W. Bush's spokesperson …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
New Romney flack's old pastime: ridiculing the Gingriches  —  Mitt Romney's campaign put out word Thursday that Richard Grenell, the former Bush administration spokesman at the United Nations, was joining his team as a spokesman on foreign policy issues.  —  In between his gigs at the UN …
Nicole Hemmer / Campaign Stops:
The Boys Who Cried Fox
Discussion: American Prospect and Daily Kos
Dan Friedman / NationalJournal.com:
Manchin on the Fence About Obama Vote  —  Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who has done more than any other Democrat up for reelection this year to distance himself from President Obama, said he does not know if he will vote for Obama or presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in November.
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Ry Rivard / Charleston Daily Mail:
Raese blasted for Hitler comment
Discussion: Politico
Fox News:
Palin to Secret Service agent: 'Check this out - you're fired ... the buck stops with the president'  —  This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” April 19, 2012.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: First, talk about rotten luck!
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Palin To Secret Service Agent: “Check This Out, Bodyguard — You're Fired”
Holly Bailey / ABCNEWS:
Romney: I'll build Keystone pipeline even ‘if I have to do it myself’  —  Mitt Romney vowed Friday that, if elected president, he would build the controversial Keystone Pipeline linking oil deposits in Canada to refineries on the Texas gulf coast.  —  “I will build that pipeline if I have to do it myself …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and CNN
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Obama raises $35M in March, has more than $100M stored away
Discussion: CNN
Dave Wagner / WCNC-TV:
Sources: Gingrich cancels North Carolina trip  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There is increased speculation Friday evening about the political future of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.  —  Sources told NewsChannel 36 Gingrich has canceled all of his appearances in North Carolina next week.
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Olbermann at loose ends  —  Unemployed, perennially confrontational talking head Keith Olbermann aimlessly wandered around Central Park South earlier this week, seemingly looking for a friend or a purpose.  —  Our spies snapped unflattering pictures of Olbermann decked out in a giant red pullover …
Rex W. Huppke / Chicago Tribune:
Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012  —  In memoriam: After years of health problems, Facts has finally died.  —  A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world's most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall down; 2 + 2 = 4; the sky is blue.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Jobless rate falls in Ohio, Florida, where Obama is opening lead in polls  —  Unemployment rates in the key battleground states of Florida and Ohio have fallen sharply, according to a report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  —  Florida's unemployment rate fell by .4 percent …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Heather Wilson Mocks Al Franken's Anti-Bullying Bill, Says It Would Criminalize Teasing … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Al Franken , Elections 2012, Video, Heather Wilson, New Mexico Senate Election, SB 555, Al Franken Bullying, Anti-Bullying, Election 2012, Gay Bullying, Heather Wilson Al Franken …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
BREAKING: White House Endorses Safe Schools Bill and Student Non-Discrimination Act
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Erick Stakelbeck / CBN.com:
Media Matters' Anti-Christian Agenda Exposed  —  WASHINGTON — An influential organization with ties to the White House came under fire recently for attacking Christian news outlets.  —  Now, CBN News has obtained a document showing that the very foundation of the group known as Media Matters …
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
4/20: How ‘Weed Day’ Got Its Name … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, 4 20, 4 20 Meaning, 4-20, 420, 420, 420 Day, 420 History, 420 Meaning, April 20 History, April 20, History Of 420, Photo Galleries, Why Is 420 Weed Day, San Francisco News … Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist …
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Hairpin
J. Lester Feder / Politico:
HHS hires former Planned Parenthood spokesman  —  If the Obama administration was already on bad terms with abortion opponents, it's not going to improve relations by hiring Planned Parenthood's former spokesman for a job at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Joshua Rhett Miller / Fox News:
LEGOs for girls has feminist group in a twist  —  The new “Lego Friends” line rolled out in December features LadyFigs, curvier takeoffs on the traditional boxy figurines that live in a place called Heartlake City.  Shown above is a set depicting “Stephanie's Outdoor Bakery.”  (LEGO.com)
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
Misinformation campaign targets USA TODAY reporter, editor  —  WASHINGTON - A USA TODAY reporter and editor investigating Pentagon propaganda contractors have themselves been subjected to a propaganda campaign of sorts, waged on the Internet through a series of bogus websites.  —  Sponsored Links
Carlos Maza / Equality Matters:
Fox's O'Reilly, Carlson Warn That Glee Makes Kids Experiment With Homosexuality, Identify As Transgender  —  During the April 19 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly hosted a segment attacking this week's episode of Glee for featuring a storyline about a transgender teenager struggling with her gender identity.
 
 
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John Frank / Raleigh News & Observer:
Democratic chairman disputes claims, refuses to resign
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Jon Corzine Still Bundling for Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Feminist group renews campaign to silence Limbaugh
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Wall Street Journal:
The Democratic War on One Woman
Discussion: The Hill and protein wisdom
Andy Newman / City Room:
Guard at the Met Wounded When Gun Goes Off
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Daily Kos Announces: ‘The Fetus Is a Parasite’
Alan S. Blinder / Wall Street Journal:
Alan Blinder: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Insurance
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Religious Belief Declining Very Slowly Around the World
Discussion: UChicago News
 Earlier Items: 
Guardian:
Live updates: Breivik insists he is not a racist
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Bloomberg:
Parsons Blames Glass-Steagall Repeal for Crisis
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Case Against Jury-Nullification Advocate Heicklen Dismissed
Discussion: Law Blog, Hit & Run, The BLT and City Room
BuzzFeed:
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