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Donald Trump, President?; Articles of Impeachment Drawn for Barack Obama; Rat Trouble for NYU


• There are people who would actually vote for Donald Trump for president, it seems. In a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump was second behind Mitt Romney, tying with Mike Huckabee with 17 percent of the Republican primary vote. Tea Partyers put him in the lead with 20 percent. Why? People know his name, and he’s a businessman — with a TV show! This is how we live. Behind him came Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and others. [The Fix]

• Bruce Fein, an attorney who was a DOJ official under Reagan and worked on the impeachment of Clinton, has drafted articles of impeachment for President Obama “citing the illegality of attacking Libya without the approval of Congress.” (Fein also called for the impeachments of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.) [CD]

Eman al-Obeidy, the woman allegedly raped by forces loyal to Gadhafi, met with CNN’s Nic Robertson yesterday and said that humanitarian organizations should come to see what life is like in Tripoli. The Libyan government is insisting on a review of the interview prior to its airing. [CNN]

• The U.S. government has given $47 million to help meet humanitarian needs in Libya, according to the State Department. Here is a breakdown. [Atlantic Tumblr]

• Last evening’s late-night bargaining session between President Obama and Congressional leaders has not ended the possibility of a government shutdown, but the two sides have apparently “narrowed the issues in efforts to strike a deal.” [NYT]

• NYU is having rat trouble. [WSN]

• Tina Fey, 40, is pregnant with her second child. [US]

Tatum O’Neal has put her Lower East Side condo in the Jewish Forward Building up for sale for $1.495 million. [Bowery Boogie]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 7, 2011

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