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8:45 AM ET, April 9, 2013


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Barry Neild / Guardian:
Margaret Thatcher's death greeted with street parties in Brixton and Glasgow  —  Crowds shout ‘Maggie Maggie Maggie, dead dead dead’ during impromptu events  —  Several hundred people gathered in south London on Monday evening to celebrate Margaret Thatcher's death with cans of beer …
Hugo Young / Guardian:
Margaret Thatcher left a dark legacy that has still not disappeared  —  Days before he died in 2003, Guardian columnist and Thatcher biographer Hugo Young wrote an epitaph for the prime minister who changed Britain forever  —  The first time I met Margaret Thatcher, I swear she was wearing gloves.
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette  —  The dictate that one ‘not speak ill of the dead’ is (at best) appropriate for private individuals, not influential public figures  —  News of Margaret Thatcher's death this morning instantly and predictably gave rise to righteous sermons on the evils of speaking ill of her.
Jerusalem Post:
PM: Thatcher a true friend of Jewish People, Israel
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Margaret Thatcher May Have Helped Invent Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Discussion: The Week
New York Times:
News Analysis: Thatcher Policies Still Resisted by Europe
Fox News:
Colorado judge defers ruling on whether Fox News reporter must testify on sources  —  The Colorado judge who will decide whether a Fox News reporter must reveal news sources or face possible jail time has deferred that decision to a later date.  —  District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr. ruled …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jana Winter trial deferred by judge  —  The fate of Jana Winter, the Fox News reporter who is facing jail time over of her refusal to reveal her sources, has been deferred to a later date, according to a report by  —  Winter has been on trial for refusing to name …
Discussion: Fox News Insider and NewsBusters
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Bobby Jindal's Political Collapse Is Dangerous News For The National GOP  —  Sure the GOP may need a little outreach here and a little fine tuning there, but Republicans in Washington say they're confident that a principled message of low taxes and cuts to social services will eventually propel them back to victory.
Talking Points Memo:
Bobby Jindal Pulls Tax Plan After Outcry
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Mitch McConnell joins Senate gun filibuster  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would join a group of Senate Republicans threatening a filibuster to oppose a cloture vote if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moves a gun bill to the floor this week.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Reid Threatens Filibuster Reform With Nuclear Option
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Sen. Enzi joins GOP group threatening to filibuster gun control
Discussion: Hot Air and Politico
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and Beach Movie Actress, Dies at 70  —  Annette Funicello, who won America's heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies and later championed people with multiple sclerosis, a disease from which she suffered …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Michael Bloomberg group's gun-control scorecard will give lawmakers letter grades  —  New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, one of the nation's most committed and deep-pocketed gun-control proponents, is ratcheting up pressure on lawmakers by launching a new system to grade them based on their votes and statements on gun issues.
Discussion: The Hill and Prairie Weather
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Uh-O: Jon Stewart Tears Into Obama's ‘Attractive’ AG Comment And Michelle's ‘Single Mom’ Gaffe  —  Jon Stewart kicked off The Daily Show Monday night by looking at some of the more troubling aspects of President Obama's difficult weekend.  From his unfortunate remarks about California Attorney …
Discussion: The Raw Story
David S. Cohen / Variety:
News Corp. Threatens to Make Fox Cable-Only Amid Aereo Dispute … LAS VEGAS-News Corp. president and COO Chase Carey told the opening gathering at the NAB Show Monday that if Fox does not prevail in the Aereo case, it will consider turning its network into a subscription service.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Gun Control Package Gets Some Rare Good News  —  WASHINGTON — Gun legislation is still hanging by a few political threads.  But prospects of passing something of substance began to improve, albeit gradually, over the weekend.  —  The most important of those developments were reports that Sen. Pat Toomey …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Yahoo! News and Politico
New York Times:
Congress Returns, With Focus on Guns and Immigration Legislation
Discussion: The Caucus, and CNN
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Futile Protest  —  Femen is a feminist group that began in Ukraine but seems to have spread to other European countries.  It is known for staging topless protests, and is distinguished from some others of this ilk by the fact that many of its members are quite fetching.
Discussion: PhotoBlog
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman's Gay Son Says CNN, MSNBC Cancelled Interviews When He Wouldn't Bash His Father  —  The networks dispute Matt R. Salmon's story.  Via KPNX  —  View Video ›  —  Image by  —  Rep. Matt Salmon's (R-Ariz.) gay son told local news channel KPNX Sunday that CNN …
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
A Republican website without “Republicans”  —  The buzzy new website from House Republicans doesn't mention its party affiliation.  The brand has seen better days  —  The new website for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm of House Republicans …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
First on CNN: Santorum to focus on GOP's future in Iowa
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dylan Matthews / Wonkblog:
Why do people hate deficits?  —  People really don't like deficits.  Polls measuring national priorities tend to find that the deficit/debt is the second most important issue to voters, after “the economy” generally and ahead of health care, guns, foreign policy and immigration.
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Michael K. Lavers / Washington Blade:
Tiven: Gay couples will not ‘be included’ in immigration reform bill
Micah Cohen / FiveThirtyEight:
A lot can change before Election Day 2014, when 36 states will hold elections for governor.
CBS News:
Newtown families voice support for gun control
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Andrew Rice / New York Magazine:
Does BuzzFeed Know the Secret?
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Rand Paul's Same-Sex Marriage Plan: Continue The Debate ‘For Another Couple Of Decades’
WikiLeaks publishes 1.7m US diplomatic records
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Source: Liz Cheney seriously considering running for Wyoming Senate
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama at 51% approval but lower on key issues
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Crabs, supersized by carbon pollution, may upset Chesapeake's balance
Discussion: PostPartisan
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
We need an IQ test for politicians