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11:15 PM ET, February 22, 2010

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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Scott Brown joins Dems and votes to end debate on jobs bill  —  Newly-seated Republican Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) on Monday joined Democrats in voting to end debate on their $15 billion jobs bill.  Brown crossed the aisle after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nixed an $85 billion …
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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 …
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  —  In the never-ending struggle over US healthcare reform, this is a big week.  On Thursday, the White House plans a televised meeting of Democrats and Republicans to explore, it says, the possibility of last-minute compromise.
Discussion: Clive Crook
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  —  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 …
Chris Frates / The Politico:   Gibbs may need to read the White House website more closely
Igor / Wonk Room:
White House Unveils $950 Billion Health Bill To Bridge Differences …
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 …
ABCNEWS:
Suicide Pilot's Daughter Retracts ‘Hero’ Remark  —  Joe Stack's Daughter Samantha Bell Agrees With Victim's Son: Victim Vernon Hunter Was the ‘Hero’  —  The daughter of the man who carried out a suicide plane attack against the IRS in Texas said today she considered her father a hero for standing up to …
Peter Grier / Christian Science Monitor:
Joe Stack IRS attack: ‘hero’ debate heats up
Discussion: Laura Flanders and Open Left
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
ACORN ‘dissolved as a national structure’  —  The embattled liberal group ACORN is in the process of dissolving its national structure, with state and local-chapters splitting off from the underfunded, controversial national group, an official close to the group confirmed.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
ACORN dissolving national structure due to “damage to the brand”
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:   ACORN: We're Still Here.  —  A spokesperson for ACORN is denying …
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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CNN:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney hospitalized
Discussion: The Politico
Political Punch:
Former Vice President Cheney in the Hospital After Chest Pains
Discussion: The Hill
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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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 …
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.
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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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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 …
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 …
Megan McArdle:
The Eye of the Beholder  —  Andrew Sullivan has been doing a lot of blogging about Ryan Sorba, the [expletive deleted] who got up on stage at CPAC to condemn them for inviting GOProud.  Andrew's mostly given a lot of space to illustrating what a [censored] [redacted] Ryan Sorba is, and I fully agree.
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.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Obama Biography Is Coming From New Yorker Editor  —  Updated David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, who has already written extensively about President Obama in the pages of his own magazine, will soon have another platform to do so.  The Alfred A. Knopf imprint of Random House said Monday …
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: Truthdig and Majikthise
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
National pollster: Gibbons closing, Tea Party a factor and voters super-negative  —  Those are the findings of a survey done for the retailers association by national GOP pollster Glen Bolger of 500 Nevadans who say they are likely to vote.  —  The survey, taken a week ago …
 
 
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