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8:15 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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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The George Zimmerman Bail Hearing
Discussion: TalkLeft, This Just In and Guardian
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Prosecutor: Zimmerman Allegedly Slapped His Ex-Girlfriend And ‘Asked Her How It Felt’
Discussion: Jezebel and Colorlines
CNN:   CNN NEWSROOM  —  George Zimmerman Bond Hearing  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.
Richard Fausset / Los Angeles Times:
George Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin family; bond is set
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: ABCNEWS, Politico, Hot Air and Mediaite
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  —  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
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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Nicole Hemmer / Campaign Stops:
The Boys Who Cried Fox
Discussion: American Prospect and Daily Kos
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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Gateway Guest Blogger / The Gateway Pundit:
Oops!  Dem Governor Bashes Romney for Polygamist Roots - Forgets About Obama's Polygamist DAD  —  The Luo Tribe has a long history of polygamy...  In this Obama Family photo are: (bottom row, from left) half-sister Auma, her mother Kezia Obama, Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama …
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Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Brian Schweitzer: Mitt Romney's ‘Family Came From a Polygamy Commune in Mexico’
NewsMax.com:
Jeb Warns Newsmax: Get Ready For ‘Most Negative Campaign’ Ever  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Americans are facing what will likely be the “most negative campaign in modern times” …
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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.
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.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
CBO estimates Obama 2013 budget will hit economic growth  —  The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that President Obama's 2013 budget will hurt the economy in the long term, arguing the larger deficits it would produce would reduce the amount of capital available to businesses.
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CBO's Publications:
The Economic Impact of the President's 2013 Budget
Discussion: Campaign 2012
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
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 …
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
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Coulter: Obama's silver spoon was ‘an affirmative action silver spoon’  —  Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire.
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Mitt Romney's 'Obama Isn't Working' Banner Evokes Racial Stereotypes
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 …
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)
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
Bloomberg:
Parsons Blames Glass-Steagall Repeal for Crisis  —  Richard Parsons, speaking two days after ending his 16-year tenure on the board of Citigroup Inc. (C) and a predecessor, said the financial crisis was partly caused by a regulatory change that permitted the company's creation.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Brad DeLong
 
 
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Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Feminist group renews campaign to silence Limbaugh
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Olbermann at loose ends
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’
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Religious Belief Declining Very Slowly Around the World
Discussion: UChicago News
 Earlier Items: 
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Case Against Jury-Nullification Advocate Heicklen Dismissed
Discussion: Law Blog, Hit & Run, The BLT and City Room
James Rosen / Fox News:
New federal agency OFR stirs ‘Orwellian’ fears
Discussion: protein wisdom
BuzzFeed:
A Ph.D In Beards  —  Everything you need to know about facial hair in one infographic.
David Brooks / New York Times:
Testing the Teachers  —  There's an atmosphere of grand fragility …