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12:15 AM ET, April 21, 2012

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CNN:
CNN NEWSROOM  —  George Zimmerman Bond Hearing  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  GLADYS ZIMMERMAN, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S MOTHER (via telephone): This program started like three years ago and when the problem started …
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Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Prosecutor: Zimmerman Allegedly Slapped His Ex-Girlfriend And ‘Asked Her How It Felt’
Discussion: Jezebel, TalkLeft 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 Apologizes as Bail is Set in Martin Case
Discussion: JustOneMinute, 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
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Mitch Daniels / CNN:
Daniels offers tough love for Romney
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Hot Air, Mediaite and Politico
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 …
First Read / msnbc.com:
Gingrich's future hinges on Delaware  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — The future of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign seems to hinge on the Delaware primary early next week.  —  “Tuesday is a big day,” a source close to the Gingrich campaign told NBC News.  “Newt is just waiting to see what happens on Tuesday.”
Discussion: The Caucus and HotAirPundit
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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.
Gerald Herbert / ABCNEWS:
Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again  —  The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign.
New York Times:
Obama Campaign Faces Dropoff in Big Donations  —  President Obama's re-election campaign is straining to raise the huge sums it is counting on to run against Mitt Romney, with sharp dropoffs in donations from nearly every major industry forcing it to rely more than ever on small contributions and a relative handful of major donors.
Discussion: Politico, OpenSecrets.org and msnbc.com
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Abby Phillipand Dave Levinthal / Politico:
Obama raised $46M in March
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Holly Bailey / ABCNEWS:
Romney: I'll build Keystone pipeline even ‘if I have to do it myself’
Discussion: Yahoo! News and CNN
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 …
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
Ry Rivard / Charleston Daily Mail:
Raese blasted for Hitler comment  —  Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese compared anti-smoking signs in Monongalia County to a key part of the Holocaust, which killed millions of Jews.  —  The remarks, made at the Putnam County GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner a week earlier …
Discussion: Politico
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Dan Friedman / NationalJournal.com:
Manchin on the Fence About Obama Vote
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
President Obama's Video Message Booed At Boston's Fenway Park  —  During Friday's Red Sox game, President Obama delivered a video message recognizing the 100th of Fenway Park, in Boston.  Several people are reporting that his message was met with booing.  —  The crowd's reaction, via Eric Fehrnstrom, an adviser to Mitt Romney:
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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 …
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:
Coroner: Breitbart died of heart failure, no foul play  —  Conservative firebrand journalist Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure, according to a report released by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner on Friday.  —  Breitbart, who ran the news aggregation website Breitbart.com …
Discussion: Associated Press
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.
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 …
John Frank / Raleigh News & Observer:
Democratic chairman disputes claims, refuses to resign  —  North Carolina Democratic Party chairman David Parker addresses the media during a news conference on Thursday.  Parker has been pressured to resign amid controversy due to his approval of a settlement with a former employee over sexual harassment allegations.
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.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Jon Corzine Still Bundling for Obama  —  Barack Obama's reelection campaign has released the most recent list of names of fundraising bundlers.  On that list is Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey and embattled money man, the former head of MF Global:
 
 
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Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Feminist group renews campaign to silence Limbaugh
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Wall Street Journal:
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
4/20: How ‘Weed Day’ Got Its Name
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Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Daily Kos Announces: ‘The Fetus Is a Parasite’
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J. Lester Feder / Politico:
HHS hires former Planned Parenthood spokesman
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Religious Belief Declining Very Slowly Around the World
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