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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.
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 …
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.) …
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) …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Media Ignores Bomb Threats at Senator Bunning's Offices
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Moonbattery
Rachel Slajda / TPMDC:
Reid's Office: Bunning Holding All Nominees
The Politico:
Rangel on the brink  —  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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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 …
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 huddling with Rangel for 45 minutes, Pelosi initially said …
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 …
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Under Fire, Rangel Appears to Be Losing Grip of Committee
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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CBS News:
Romney Tells Letterman: Palin “Has a Rifle, You Know”  —  Posted by Brian Montopoli 5 comments - Share - - - Share - E-mail - Print - Font Likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared on CBS's “Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday as part of his tour to promote his new book …
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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
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
'Sarah Palin's primaries:' 55 party fights
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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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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
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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NY Daily News:
Mortimer Zuckerman announces he will not run for the Senate  —  Daily News publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced he will not run for the Senate  —  The field in the battle for a New York Senate seat became a little clearer Tuesday when Mortimer B. Zuckerman announced he would not join the race.
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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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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Feel the Kausmentum  —  With the valuable Glenn Reynolds and Jonah Goldberg endorsements in hand, Mickey Kaus' bid for a Democratic Party primary win is looking more solid than ever.  —  That said, I'm going to go counter-counterintuitive here and say that if some weird process put Mickey Kaus …
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
Mickey for Senate? — By: Jonah Goldberg
Discussion: TBogg
Alex Massie / The Daily Dish:
Hillary's Falklands Provocation  —  Bagehot of the Economist is beginning to have some doubts about the Obama administration: … What stance?  Well Hillary Clinton has been visiting Argentina and was asked about the status of the Falklands.  Here's what she had to say: … And:
Discussion: Eunomia, Guardian and FP Passport
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The Hard and the Soft  —  The United States, a nation of 300 million …
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