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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 07/19/2012

George Zimmerman and ‘God’s plan,’ Michele Bachmann’s ‘racism and bigotry’ and more [AM Briefing]

George Zimmerman says he wouldn’t do anything differently: ‘It was God’s plan’ for me to kill Trayvon Martin. (ThinkProgress)

Former Bachmann campaign chief: ‘I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts.’ (ThinkProgress)

Politico’s Arena asks: Is Michele Bachmann is engaging in McCarthyism with her claims that Clinton aide Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood ? CEPR’s Dean Baker answers: “It’s not McCarthyism, it’s just straight out racism and bigotry. Let’s not put a happy face on it.”

Cato’s Michael Tanner: The Obama administration clearly doesn’t believe that enough Americans are receiving welfare. (Politico)

AEI’s Michael Barone: Obama believes success is a gift from the government. (National Review)

E.J. Dionne remembers Post colleague, William Raspberry. (Washington Post)

Room for Debate: Is the ‘nickel and dime’ strategy working for the airlines? (New York Times)

Victor Davis Hanson: Imams of Islam and the environment. (National Review)

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