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3:35 AM ET, February 23, 2010

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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Reid: 'Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive'  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness.  —  Reid, speaking in the midst of a Senate debate over whether to pass a $15 billion package meant …
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
White House on public option: 'That's up to Leader Reid'  —  The White House says it's up to Harry Reid whether the Senate votes on the public option.  —  Twenty senators have signed a letter asking for a vote on the public option through reconciliation, which would allow Democrats to pass legislation with just 51 votes.
Clive Crook / Financial Times:
Obama gets ready to risk it all
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
The Politico:
Reid snags victory on $15B jobs bill
Discussion: The Page, The Hill and Townhall.com
Jay Heflin / The Hill:
Obama relies heavily on Finance jobs bill to pay for health reform
Discussion: CNN
Douglas Elmendorf / Director's Blog:
The Obama Administration's Health Care Proposal  —  This morning the Obama Administration released a description of its health care proposal, and CBO has already received several requests to provide a cost estimate for that proposal.  We had not previously received the proposal …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
White House: If GOP Filibusters, We'll Pass Health Reform Via Reconciliation
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Matthew Vadum / Big Government:
ACORN Crime Family Shutting Down Nationwide: Launching Renaming Effort
Discussion: YID With LID
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
ACORN: We're Still Here.  —  A spokesperson for ACORN is denying …
Discussion: City Hall
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
ACORN dissolving national structure due to “damage to the brand”
Discussion: Wizbang
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Mark Levin Questions Glenn Beck's Behavior And Strategy  —  ‘STOP DIVIDING US’  —  Levin Challenges Beck To Behave Like An Adult  —  *** GLENN BECK EMBRACES LIBERAL PALS, BELIEVES IN GLOBAL WARMING ***  —  Is Mark Levin the only major figure on the right with the guts …
msnbc.com:
Chest pains send ex-VP Cheney to hospital  —  Family member tells NBC News he is being evaluated  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 18, in Washington, DC.  He was hospitalized with chest pains on Monday.
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Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
Sen. John McCain: I was misled on bailout  —  Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government's massive bailout of the financial system.  —  In response to criticism from opponents seeking …
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Zachary Roth / TPM LiveWire:
Steve King To Conservatives: ‘Implode’ IRS Offices  —  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told a crowd at CPAC on Saturday that he could “empathize” with the suicide bomber who last week attacked an IRS office in Austin, and encouraged his listeners to “implode” other IRS offices, according to a witness.
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Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Rep. King Justifies Suicide Attack On IRS: Sympathizes With Hatred Of IRS, Hopes For Its Destruction  —  On Thursday, a man flew a plane into a Texas federal building in an apparent domestic terrorist attack.  The suicide bomber, identified as Joseph Andrew Stack, was allegedly a right wing extremist …
Jonathan Tobin / Commentary:
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A World-Historic Find in Jerusalem  —  The greatest threat to the hopes of those who think parts of Jerusalem should be off-limits to Jews comes not when Jewish-owned buildings go up in the city, but rather when Jews start digging into the ground of East Jerusalem.
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
New York Times:
N.Y. Terror Suspect Admits Guilt and Cooperates  —  The Afghan immigrant at the center of what the authorities described as one of the most serious threats to the United States since 9/11 pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism charges in what he said was a Qaeda plot to detonate a bomb in the New York subway.
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Holder: Civilian courts valuable ‘tool’
Discussion: TalkLeft
The Huffington Post:
Rockefeller Not Inclined To Support Reconciliation For The Public Plan  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) threw a wrench into Democratic efforts to get a public option passed through reconciliation, saying that he thought the maneuver was overly partisan and that he was inclined to oppose it.
Discussion: Firedoglake, Open Left and Swampland
New York Times:
Pakistani Reports Capture of Taliban Leader  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In another blow to the Taliban senior leadership, Pakistani authorities have captured Mullah Abdul Kabir, a member of the group's inner circle and a leading military commander against American forces in eastern Afghanistan …
Discussion: At-Largely and New York Magazine
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MiamiHerald.com:
Gen. McChrystal apologizes for new Afghan civilian deaths
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Charlie Cook: “Very hard” to see how Democrats keep House  —  Political handicapper Charlie Cook said that it was “very hard to come up with a scenario where Democrats don't lose the House” in an interview with National Journal late last week.  —  Cook, who, in the interest of full disclosure …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Iowa Governor  —  Iowa Governor: Culver Trails in Re-election Bid  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of the Iowa governor's race shows incumbent Democrat Chet Culver trailing badly in a match-up with one of his Republican predecessors and also running behind a lesser-known GOP challenger.
Daily News Leader:
(2 of 2)  —  “Looking at it from a cultural, historical perspective, this organization should be called ‘Planned Barrenhood’ because they have nothing to do with families, they have nothing to do with responsibility,” Marshall said.  —  Nelson suggested that the organization be called …
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Ian M. / Think Progress:
Yoo: Congress Cannot Stop the President From Using Nukes  —  One of the most shocking revelations in the DOJ's recently-released report on its lawyers who supported Bush-era torture policy is John Yoo's admission that he believes the President of the United States could unilaterally order “a village...to be massacred.”
Ross Douthat:
The Party of AARP  —  Going through a Pew survey on the Millennial generation's political tilt, Daniel Larison (as is his wont) finds long-term bad news for the Republicans: … In a way, these figures should make small-government conservatives a lot more nervous than they make partisan Republicans.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Bob Dole hospitalized  —  Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) is recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a bout with pneumonia and surgery on his knee.  —  Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, has gotten past his struggle with pneumonia and, according to a source …
Discussion: Associated Press, CBS News, The Page and CNN
Mike Campbell / Anchorage Daily News:
Davis-Palin team drops out of Iron Dog  —  An injury to Scott Davis of Soldotna, the most experienced driver in the 27th Iron Dog snowmachine race, has forced him and partner Todd Palin to scratch at Puntilla Lake in the Alaska Range.  —  Iron Dog development director Heidi Griffin …
 
 
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Brookfield to Battle Simon for Mall Giant
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Associated Press:
Outlook no brighter for Obama's new health plan
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CNN:
CNN Poll: 69% OK with gays in the military
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David Frum / CNN:
Ron Paul's money plan is far from golden
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Gibbs may need to read the White House website more closely
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‘Top Line’ — How Should Republicans Handle Health Care Summit?
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