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12:00 PM ET, February 22, 2010

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New York Times:
Obama to Urge Oversight of Insurers' Rate Increases  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, White House officials said Sunday.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Finally, ObamaCare Arrives  —  For a year, critics of the Democratic health care plans have been applying the label “ObamaCare” to whatever the current draft was.  That was inaccurate — because, as Democrats were eager to say, it was never quite clear to them what President Obama actually wanted out of a health care bill.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
White House: If GOP Filibusters, We'll Pass Health Reform Via Reconciliation  —  The game of chicken commenceth — right now.  —  In the course of unveiling Obama's new health reform proposal on a conference call with reporters this morning, White House advisers made it clearer than ever before …
Igor / Wonk Room:
White House Unveils $950 Billion Health Bill To Bridge Differences Between House And Senate Legilsation  —  Moments ago, the White House just released a $950 billion health care proposal bridging the differences between the House and Senate health care bills.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Senate Bill Used As Framework Of White House Health Care Plan
NY Daily News:
On ‘ask,’ Lieberman answers the call: An exclusive chat about Don't Ask, Don't Tell  —  WASHINGTON - Just when you thought Joe Lieberman couldn't frustrate and perplex liberals any further, he is going off to become chief sponsor of the most significant piece of socially progressive legislation that Congress will deal with this year.
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CNN:
Lieberman to take lead on Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal
Discussion: The Politico
Larissa MacFarquhar / New Yorker:
THE DEFLATIONIST  —  How Paul Krugman found politics.  —  When it is cold at home, or he has a couple of weeks with nothing to do but write his Times column, or when something unexpectedly stressful happens, like winning the Nobel Prize, the Princeton economist Paul Krugman and his wife, Robin Wells, go to St. Croix.
David Adam / Guardian:
Scientists withdraw sea level claims  —  Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century - but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown  —  • Read the full story of the hacked climate emails  —  • Jeffrey Sachs: Sceptics recycle anti-tobacco control arguments
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Huckabee rips CPAC  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday as outdated, nearly corrupt and unrepresentative of the conservative movement.  —  Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential contender and potential 2012 candidate …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Bankruptcy Boys  —  O.K., the beast is starving.  Now what?  That's the question confronting Republicans.  But they're refusing to answer, or even to engage in any serious discussion about what to do.  —  For readers who don't know what I'm talking about: ever since Reagan …
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ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Stack's Daughter Calls Dad a Hero, Plane Attack ‘Inappropriate’  —  Joe Stack's Daughter Samantha Bell: ‘Zero Signs’ to Father's Rage; Victim's Son Said His Dad's the Real Hero  —  The daughter of the man who carried out a suicide plane attack against the IRS in Texas said she considered …
Bloomberg:
Republicans Voting Against Stimulus Then Asked Obama for Money  —  Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — Alabama Republicans Jo Bonner and Robert Aderholt took to the U.S. House floor in July, denouncing the Obama administration's stimulus plan for failing to boost employment.  “Where are the jobs?” each of them asked.
Jamison Foser / Media Matters for America:
At Politico , 1 month of working for a Dem outweighs 3 years with a Republican  —  Politico's John Harris has a weird navel-gazing article about Jonathan Allen's return to journalism — and Politico — after a brief stint working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Denver Post:
Definition of rich varies by income, place  —  Sharon Poczatek knows many people would call her rich.  Others might say her high income constitutes a just reward for hard work.  —  All she knows for certain is that her successful Boulder dental practice has her contemplating the fairness …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Scientology Church hires reporters to investigate newspaper  —  After decades of digging into the Church of Scientology, reporters and editors at the St. Petersburg Times are accustomed to being denounced by its leaders.  —  But they find it unsettling that three veteran journalists …
Discussion: Majikthise and Romenesko
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
Today is The First Day of The Rest of Your Life Under The Credit CARD Act.  Which Means, Get Ready For All Sorts of New Fees.  —  Lo some nine months ago, Congress took a politically courageous stand against mom, apple pie, and credit card issuers by supposedly reining in the excesses of the latter …
Discussion: CARPE DIEM
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Toyota: Dems ‘not industry friendly’  —  Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly,” a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker's top executives testify on Capitol Hill amid a giant recall.
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races  —  “Whoever solicits or receives ... any....thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under …
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Obama helped bring on the healthcare backlash  —  By leaving the overhaul in the hands of Congress, he has given the public a full view of how lawmakers do business.  The result is an anti-Washington mood that Republicans have tapped into.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
Discussion: Wake up America
 
 
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Goldman's rehab  —  Lloyd Blankfein is starting to worry about his legacy.
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Crist, at White House, stays ‘well beyond hugging range’
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NATO Airstrike Is Said to Have Killed Afghan Civilians
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Photographer films his ‘anti-terror’ arrest
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Everything Obama Thought He Knew About Health Cost Control Is Wrong
Discussion: EconLog
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Unions and liberal groups blast Reid's $15 billion jobs legislation as ‘puny’
Deborah Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Bailout Anger Undermines Geithner
Telegraph:
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months …
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