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12:45 PM ET, February 8, 2010

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Michelle Malkin:
Hand jive  —  Talk to the hand.  —  I was offline most of the weekend with family, so surfed over to Memeorandum tonight to catch up on the latest blog buzz.  What have the left-wing blogs been raging about? … Plus: Breaking updates on the “crib notes!”  —  Seriously?  —  Seriously:
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CBS News:
Palin Hand Crib Notes Attract Scrutiny  —  Posted by David S Morgan Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's appearance before the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville Saturday night gave plenty of red meat to the attendees, such as calling President Obama …
Discussion: Pharyngula and Fox News
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
You Betcha!... Palin Campaigns For Rick Perry- Writes “Hi Mom” On Her Hand!  (Pics)  —  RIGHT ON— On Sunday the left went bonkers after they discovered that the TelePrompter-less former Governor Sarah Palin wrote notes on the palm of her left hand for her speech to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville.
Founding Blogger / Founding Bloggers:
(UPDATED) Founding Bloggers Confirms Huffington Post's Completely Worthless Observation  —  Founding Bloggers can confirm that we too captured an image of the writing on Governor Palin's hand.  The notes appear to be very innocuous.  —  On the other hand, the outrage on the left is being completely misunderstood by the right.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Glenn Reynolds: Nashville Shows Tea Party Is America's Third Great Awakening
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Palin Exposes Misogyny In The Democratic Base, Again
Discussion: TMZ.com
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Sarah Palin Needs Help
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama to Convene Summit on Health Care  —  President Obama said Sunday that he will convene a half-day, bipartisan health care summit at the White House on Feb. 25 to be broadcast on television, so Americans can see Democrats and Republicans try to break the deadlock on health care legislation.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
White House press corps feels bypassed by Obama in favor of TV shows, YouTube  —  Six months ago, network executives were complaining that the White House was costing them tens of millions of dollars by pressing them to carry presidential news conferences in prime time.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
David Plouffe advising White House on 2010 midterm elections  —  Ask David Plouffe how Democrats can recover from their electoral setbacks over the past few months and he has a simple answer: Republicans.  —  “Politics is a comparative exercise,” Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama's presidential campaign …
Discussion: The Hill and Hotline On Call
Ezra Klein:
The six Republican ideas already in the health-care reform bill  —  At this point, I don't think it's well understood how many of the GOP's central health-care policy ideas have already been included as compromises in the health-care bill.  But one good way is to look at the GOP's …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
America Is Not Yet Lost  —  We've always known that America's reign as the world's greatest nation would eventually end.  But most of us imagined that our downfall, when it came, would be something grand and tragic.  —  What we're getting instead is less a tragedy than a deadly farce.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Challenges Terrorism Critics  —  WASHINGTON — The White House pushed back Sunday against Republican criticism of its approach to terrorism, calling it “not anchored in reality” as a national security debate that was largely muted in recent years roared back to center stage with an angry intensity.
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Heather Booth / The Huffington Post:   Beware Frank Luntz's Lies and Rein in the Big Banks!
Marist Poll:
2/8: Obama Approval Rating Below 50% ... Disapproval Among Majority of Independents  —  Fewer registered voters nationwide — 44% — currently approve of President Barack Obama's job performance than disapprove — 47%.  When Marist last asked about the president's approval rating in December …
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
‘Disappointer-in-chief:’ Marist Poll
Daily Mail:
U.S. soldier 'waterboarded his own daughter, 4, because she couldn't recite alphabet'  —  A soldier waterboarded his four-year-old daughter because she was unable to recite her alphabet.  —  Joshua Tabor admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A US Soldier Waterboards His Own Child
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Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
Iran says it will build 10 nuclear plants, beef up military  —  The nation announces its plans despite international pressure and domestic dissent.  —  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a ceremony in Tehran.  The flurry of pronouncements hailing national achievements comes ahead …
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New York Times:
Iran's Nuclear Move Prompts New Calls for Sanctions
Discussion: Hot Air and The Page
Newsdesk / Clout St:
Quinn says Hynes not interested in being his running mate  —  UPDATE AT 11:20 a.m. by Monique Garcia and David Heinzmann — Hynes not interested in being Quinn's running mate  —  Gov. Pat Quinn said today that his Democratic rival, Dan Hynes, does not want to be his running mate to replace …
Discussion: The Capitol Fax Blog
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Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
SOURCE: The NYT's Big David Paterson Bombshell Will Break Monday, Governor's Resignation To Follow  —  This past week, a rumor emerged that the New York Times is working on a huge bombshell with plans to “Spitzerize” New York governor David Paterson.  —  Several media outlets have reported on these rumors.
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Potential Court Picks Divide Democrats  —  WASHINGTON—Democrats gearing up for a possible Supreme Court vacancy are divided over whether President Barack Obama should appoint a prominent liberal voice while their party still commands a large Senate majority, or go with someone less likely to stoke Republican opposition.
 
 
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Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
Fed to Outline ‘Exit Strategy’
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
House GOP Medicare Elimination Plan Puts Conservatives in a Pickle
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
THE POPULISM PROBLEM  —  It's been the political equivalent …
Discussion: EconLog
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
On health care: ‘Finish the kitchen’
Discussion: TalkLeft and Commentary
Richard Clarke / NY Daily News:
GOP terror attack machine: Criticism of Obama is irrational …
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Senate hopeful Harold Ford's college days paint picture of young man …
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John Avlon / CNN:
Analysis: Where does the Tea Party go from here?
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Lynn Sweet / Politics Daily:
Michelle Obama Plans Elaborate Debut of Anti-Obesity Campaign
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Carl M. Cannon / Politics Daily:
Florida 2010: Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Alex Sink and the Law …
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Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
America's candor gap on the budget
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