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John Stanton / Roll Call:
Democrats May Force All-Night Session  —  Democrats are hoping to turn the procedural tables on Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) and use Senate rules to break his blockade against an extension of unemployment insurance, including possibly forcing a round-the-clock session.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Bunning ends his one-man filibuster  —  Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-Ky.) one-man filibuster ended on Tuesday.  —  Bunning agreed to stop blocking legislation to extend benefits and COBRA health plan subsidies to the unemployed after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
Discussion: The Politico and Open Left
Emily Pierce / Roll Call:
Collins Tries to Stop Bunning Filibuster  —  Senate Republicans sought Tuesday to insulate themselves from the damage caused by Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-Ky.) filibuster of a bill that would extend unemployment and health benefits and highway programs.  —  Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
G.O.P. Splits on Senator's Move to Block Benefits  —  WASHINGTON — The effort to end a Senate standoff over unemployment benefits and health coverage for the jobless escalated on Tuesday morning as Senator Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, became the latest lawmaker …
Hogan / RedState:
It's Not a Filibuster You Freaking Idiots  —  Dennis Miller once joked about those who would mispronounce certain words on the Senate floor, “now color me reactionary, but I don't think you should vote on this sh*t unless you know how to pronounce it.”  Well, I think we should amend …
Lexington Herald-Leader:
Bunning's callous grandstanding  —  Grayson, Paul wrong to applaud  —  As long as Republicans were in charge, Sen. Jim Bunning was OK with trading a surplus for a deficit.  He voted to put two wars, tax cuts and a Medicare drug benefit on the nation's credit card.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Media Ignores Bomb Threats at Senator Bunning's Offices
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Moonbattery
CNN:
Top House Republican says Bunning's got ‘a legitimate argument’
Discussion: The Politico and The Note
Rachel Slajda / TPMDC:
Reid's Office: Bunning Holding All Nominees
The Politico:
Rangel holds onto gavel for now  —  Charlie Rangel emerged from a closed-door meeting in Nancy Pelosi's office Tuesday night to declare that he's still the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and hasn't agreed to give up his gavel - even as some media outlets were reporting that he'd done just that.
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The Hill:
Speaker Pelosi on Rangel: ‘I guess he is still chair of Ways and Means’  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday night told The Hill that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is still chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.  —  After meeting with Rangel, Pelosi initially said, “No comment” when asked if Rangel remains panel chairman.
msnbc.com:
NBC: Rangel to give up tax committee gavel  —  Sources: Ways and Means head to ‘temporarily’ leave post amid ethics woes  —  WASHINGTON - After being admonished by an ethics panel for accepting corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., will give up his chairmanship …
Hasani Gittens / NBC New York:
Rangel Giving Up the Gavel  —  Could step down as early as tonight  —  Harlem Democrat Charles Rangel now says he will step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, NBC News has learned.  —  He may make the move as early as tonight and Michigan Democratic …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
President Obama to Say Democrats Will Use Reconciliation to Pass Senate Health Care Reform Fix, If Not Given Up or Down Vote  —  White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue …
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CNN:
Obama embraces GOP health care proposals
The Note:
‘The View’ Couch Not So Cozy for Romney  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis reports:  —  Mitt Romney bounded onto the set of ABC's “The View” this morning, perhaps expecting a light chat about his new book and possible presidential run.  —  But once the former Massachusetts governor settled onto the couch …
Discussion: Hot Air
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Coffee Party Parasites  —  The New York Times and Washington Post are promoting a group called the “Coffee Party” organized by filmmaker Annabel Park.  —  The Coffee Party is a political parasite which presents itself as something it is not.  As reported in the NY Times [see update below] …
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Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Liz Cheney group accused of McCarthyism  —  My colleague Ben Smith has word this morning of a video from the Liz Cheney-backed group Keep America Safe questioning the loyalty of Justice Department attorneys who previously represented Guantanamo detainees.  —  The video provocatively calls …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Lincoln's Challenger: I Support Public Plan, And It Will Be Issue In Campaign  —  There's been some question about whether Blanche Lincoln's challenger, Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter, really backs liberal priorities, such as the public option and the Employee Free Choice Act.
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
AR-Sen: Public Option Proves Enduring Democratic Campaign Issue
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Open Left
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Little Room On Lincoln's Left As Democrats Prep To Rally Behind Arkansas Conservadem
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Justices signal they're ready to make gun ownership a national right  —  A high court majority reviewing a handgun ban in Chicago indicates that it sees the right to ‘bear arms’ as national in scope, and can be used to strike down some state and local gun regulations.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Zuckerman leaning against NY-Senate bid  —  New York publishing magnate Mort Zuckerman is leaning against a run for New York Senate.  —  New York publishing magnate Mort Zuckerman has decided against running for the Senate this November, he announced late Tuesday.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton / US Department of State:
Remarks With Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner  —  La Casa Rosada  —  Buenos Aires, DC, Argentina  —  PRESIDENT DE KIRCHNER: (Via interpreter) (In progress) meeting with Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State of the USA, where we addressed different matters of common interest to our countries.
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Alex Massie / The Daily Dish:
Hillary's Falklands Provocation
Discussion: Eunomia, Guardian and FP Passport
 
 
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