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6:25 PM ET, April 1, 2013


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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Georgia GOP Chair Warns That Straight People Will Enter Sham Gay Marriages For Benefits  —  A top Republican in Georgia has sounded an ominous warning that legalization of same-sex marriage may also lead to fraud.  —  Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party …
Jon Gillooly /
Cobb sounds off as Facebook goes red in support of gay marriage  —  MARIETTA — As the U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue of same-sex marriage earlier this week, Marietta Board of Education member Brett Bittner joined many in changing his Facebook profile picture to reflect his support for marriage equality.
Colby Itkowitz / Morning Call:
Casey: I support gay marriage  —  Sen. Bob Casey has announced his support for gay marriage in an interview with The Morning Call.  (AFP/GETTY IMAGES / April 1, 2013)  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Bob Casey told The Morning Call on Monday he now supports same-sex marriage.
Talking Points Memo:
Sen. Casey Backs Marriage Equality
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
It Took Obama 15 Tries To Sink A Basket On White House Court Monday  —  “Oh man,” Obama said.  —  Image by Jason Reed / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama did not have a great day on the White House basketball court Monday.  —  During the White House Easter Egg Roll …
Discussion: The Impolitic, TIME and Hot Air
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
‘Kid President’ pulls April Fools' prank at White House
Discussion: CNN
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
Obama Goes 2 For 22 On Basketball Court
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Post Politics
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Lawsuit over health care tax could kill ‘Obamacare’  —  “Obamacare” looks increasingly inevitable, but one lawsuit making its way through the court system could pull the plug on the sweeping federal health care law.  —  A challenge filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Ted Cruz: Obamacare Forces States To Release Violent Criminals Onto The Streets
Discussion: The Raw Story
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans' Top Critique of GOP: “Unwilling to Compromise”  —  Democrats criticized for spending too much  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As Republican leaders openly scrutinize their party after a 2012 election that was disappointing for them, rank-and-file Republicans, independents …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Social conservatives fight back  —  The preferred plot line for many in the GOP establishment for revitalizing their party goes something like this; they move to a more libertarian stance on key social issues - particularly same-sex marriage - and the Bible-thumping, evangelical wing …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Social conservatives fight back
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to perform at RNC … Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform at last summer's Republican National Convention.  —  The snub by the pop star is included in a lawsuit filed by a powerful Republican nonprofit fundraising organization …
Tom Humphrey / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature  —  NASHVILLE — Legislation to cut welfare benefits of parents with children performing poorly in school has cleared committees of both the House and Senate after being revised to give the parents several ways to avoid the reductions.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Tennessee Advances Legislation That Would Tie Welfare To Children's Grades
David Frum / CNN:
Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016  —  Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, “Patriots,” and a post-election e-book, “Why Romney Lost.”
Clay Waters / NewsBusters blogs:
The NY Times' Mortifying Easter Error: ‘Resurrection Into Heaven of Jesus, Three Days After He Was Crucified’  —  Who says the New York Times is ignorant of religion?  —  Elisabetta Povoledo is a Rome-based reporter for the paper's international edition, but either she or her copy editor …
Discussion: Mediaite
Elisabetta Povoledo / New York Times:
Pope Calls for ‘Peace in All the World’ in First Easter Message
Tony Paterson / The Independent:
The racist menace?  Muslims declare victory in fight over ‘anti-Islamic’ Lego  —  Danish toy giant agrees to cease production of 'Jabba's Palace' building set in light of complaints  —  Austria's Turkish community claimed a victory in its fight against Danish toy giant Lego yesterday …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Pol with gay son: No gay marriage  —  Arizona GOP Rep. Matt Salmon reaffirmed his opposition to gay marriage this weekend — even though he has a gay son.  —  “I don't support the gay marriage,” Salmon told KTVK, an independent station in Phoenix.  “My son is by far one of the most important people in my life.
Discussion:, The Hill and Gay Star News
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Arizona Congressman Opposes His Own Son's Marriage Equality
Discussion: Advocate and Towleroad News #gay
Peter Beinart / The Daily Beast:
Bill O'Reilly vs. Rush Limbaugh  —  As the gay-marriage fight has made clear, the two men are very different kinds of conservatives.  Peter Beinart on what distinguishes them—and why O'Reilly's approach is the one that could help the GOP win again.  —  There are various ways to describe …
Judge: Stockton, Calif., Can File for Bankruptcy  —  A judge accepted the California city of Stockton's bankruptcy application on Monday, making it the most populous city in the nation to enter bankruptcy.  —  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the bankruptcy declaration was needed …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Ed Driscoll
Dan Zimmerman / The Truth About Guns:
BREAKING: HiViz Says Adios to Colorado  —  HiViz has looked at the new anti-gun atmosphere in The Centennial State and decided that they don't want their tax dollars to support a state that infringes on its citzens' RKBA.  As such, they've just announced that they'll be joining Magpul in finding a more hospitable place to do business.
Jonathan Miller / The Daily Beast:
How Kentucky Democrats Duped the MSM and Helped Elbow Out Ashley Judd  —  Judd adviser Jonathan Miller on the small coterie of state Democrats who duped the national press and helped nudge her out of the Senate race.  —  “We'd like to have you join us this afternoon for a discussion …
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Obama Proclaims April the Month to Teach Young People ‘How to Budget Responsibly’  —  ( - President Barack Obama, who has increased the national debt by $53,377 per household, has proclaimed April “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things …
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Choice of Plans Under Health Law Delayed for Small Firms
NBC News:
March 31: Chuck Schumer, Jeff Flake, David Axelrod, Tom Davis, Eugene Robinson, Peggy Noonan …
Nicko Margolies / Sunlight Foundation:
Elizabeth Colbert Busch Cleans Her (Twitter) House Before Special Election
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Ballot Box
The Times of Israel:
Historic Damascus synagogue looted and destroyed
Darren Franich / Inside TV:
The Governor will be back as a series regular in ‘The Walking Dead’
Discussion: The Week and From Inside the Box
Dallas Morning News:
Texas prison gang to get scrutiny in double slaying, sources say
New York Times:
More Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. in New C.D.C. Data
Discussion: and Guardian
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The Political Scientist as Blogger
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson: ‘Simple’ Foreigners More Likely to Experience Miracles than ‘Sophisticated’ Americans
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Tim Huelskamp / Washington Times:
The war on marriage and motherhood
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Nicko Margolies / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Introducing Sunlight's Transparency Drone
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The Michele Bachmann sideshow is hurting the GOP
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan

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Andrew Williams / Wired:
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