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11:35 AM ET, February 21, 2009

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Michelle Malkin:
Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows  —  Seattle on Monday.  Denver on Tuesday.  Mesa AZ on Wednesday.  Overland Park, Kansas today.  What a week, huh?  We got the anti-stimulus, anti-entitlement protest ball rolling — and now the movement, spurred further by CNBC host Rick Santelli's call for a …
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Brendan / The Conservative Revolution:
How to Organize Your Own “Tea Party” Protest  —  The internet is abuzz with chatter about organizing protests around the country to put an end to this madness on Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.  But I've talked to many people out there who have never organized a protest, and so they don't have a clue where to begin.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Report Finds Guantanamo Prison Meets Standards of Geneva Convention  —  A Pentagon review of conditions in the Guantanamo Bay military prison has concluded that the treatment of detainees meets the requirements of the Geneva Convention but that prisoners in the highest-security camps …
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BBC:
‘No US rights’ for Bagram inmates  —  Detainees being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot use US courts to challenge their detention, the US says.  —  The justice department ruled that some 600 so-called enemy combatants at Bagram have no constitutional rights.
Discussion: Hot Air and QandO
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Obama's Pentagon review: Gitmo meets the standards of the Geneva Conventions
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama's hope: ‘Because of what we did’  —  “Because of what we did,” President Barack Obama says today, things will get better.  He says so, repeatedly.  —  So this is as good a time as any to ask if the president's good speechwriting is getting in the way of good policy.
Discussion: The Politico
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   Obama Pledges to Seek Deficit Cuts
New York Times:
Obama Widens Missile Strikes Inside Pakistan  —  WASHINGTON — With two missile strikes over the past week, the Obama administration has expanded the covert war run by the Central Intelligence Agency inside Pakistan, attacking a militant network seeking to topple the Pakistani government.
Scott / Breitbart.tv:
BREITBART.TV TRACKS DOWN TV REPORTER WHO DOCTORED JOHN GIBSON ‘SCROTUM’ AUDIO  —  John Sanders is the technology reporter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore.  He says he made the video on his own for fun.  In this interview Sanders says he used an annotation on the video to indicate the Gibson audio had been altered.
Orange County Register:
Islamic radicalization is on the rise  —  Mark Steyn Column  —  Recommend  —  In the Swat Valley, where a young Winston Churchill once served with the Malakand Field Force battling Muslim insurgents, his successors have concluded the game isn't worth the candle.
Discussion: Swampland and Power Line
RealClearMarkets:
The Market Is Shorting Obama's ‘Stimulus’  —  President Barack Obama's “stimulus” plan invokes the 1930s fiscal strategy put forward by British economist John Maynard Keynes, who saw capitalism as pretty much spent.  Having exhausted their store of innovative ideas, investors curled up.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
Jindal Rejects $90 Million In Recovery Funding That Would Have Benefited 25,000 Louisiana Residents  —  When President Obama signed the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act last week, it included three different provisions to benefit unemployed workers.  The first provided funding to states …
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to refuse part of stimulus funds …
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Agence France Presse:
Activists ‘shocked’ at Clinton stance on China rights  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Business Channel:
The White House encourages Santelli, on purpose  —  This is very simple.  White House press secretary Robert Gibbs went out of his way today to blast CNBC's Rick Santelli for his “rant” yesterday against Obama's mortgage assistance plan.  The early press reaction asks why the White House …
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Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
British Muslims ‘providing Taliban with electronic devices for roadside bombs’  —  British Muslims are providing the Taliban with electronic devices to make roadside bombs for use in attacks against British forces serving in southern Afghanistan, The Telegraph can disclose.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Don Surber
GayPatriot:
Bill Moyers: The Power of Outing  —  If it weren't for his Power of Myth series where he introduced Joseph Campbell to a broader audience, Bill Moyers would have contributed little to our national discourse.  He has otherwise dedicated his career almost exclusively to destroying Republicans.
 
 
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Tom Whitehead / Telegraph:
Islamic fundamentalism promoted on websites at some Muslim schools …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Jawa Report
Liz Peek / wowOwow:
Stock Market Gives Obama's First Month An ‘F’
Discussion: GINA COBB and Don Surber
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Pupils told to think like a suicide bomber
Discussion: Pat Dollard and BBC
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Durban Dalliance
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Afghan National Arrested in CA for Ties to al Qaeda [UPDATED …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
‘Malkiphobia’?  —  Of this I've been accused by Dan Collins at Protein Wisdom.
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Many ‘Star-Ledger’ Reporters Turn to the ‘Other Side’ After Buyouts
 Earlier Items: 
Caitlin Taylor / Political Punch:
President Puts Mayors “On Notice” for Wasteful Spending
Discussion: The Note, Wonkette and AmSpecBlog
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
CHU JUMPS IN ‘DEEP END OF THE POOL’
Discussion: Hot Air
Joe Palazzolo / The BLT:
Obama Stays the Course on Bagram
Discussion: The Raw Story and SCOTUSblog
BBC:
US soldier guilty of Iraq murder
Discussion: TalkLeft and Truthdig
Clive Crook:
Some thoughts on the housing plan
Discussion: Megan McArdle
 

 
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