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4:55 PM ET, March 3, 2010

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The Politico:
Massa to retire amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer  —  According to several House aides - on both sides of the aisle - the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.
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Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Dem Source: Massa Won't Run (Updatedx2)  —  Rep. Eric Massa is poised to announce this afternoon that he will not seek re-election in the 29th Congressional District this fall as planned, a Democratic source confirms.  —  The freshman congressman is going to make his announcement at 3 p.m., according to the source.
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Harkin: Reconciliation is a go  —  Sen. Tom Harkin told POLITICO that Senate Democratic leaders have decided to go the reconciliation route.  The House, he said, will first pass the Senate bill after Senate leaders demonstrate to House leaders that they have the votes to pass reconciliation in the Senate.
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Michelle Malkin:
Here comes the reconciliation “nobody” is talking about; Update: Oba-kabuki lab coat props reappear; “Make your voice heard;” McConnell: “National referendum”  —  Scroll for updates...  Photoshop: Leo Alberti  —  It's official.  After months of threatening to push the button …
Bryon Ackerman / The Observer-Dispatch News RSS:
In next health reform vote, Arcuri may say ‘no’  —  U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-Utica, said Tuesday he would vote against the Senate version of the health care bill that could soon go before the House of Representatives for approval.  —  Arcuri, who voted in early November in favor …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HARKIN GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO RECONCILIATION.... There really …
Discussion: The Hill and The New Republic
Ezra Klein:
Did Republicans use reconciliation for significantly bipartisan bills?  —  Among the odder arguments Republicans are making against the reconciliation process is that the process should only be used for bipartisan bills, and since they refuse to vote for health-care reform, Democrats can't give their package of fixes an up-or-down vote.
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
GOP casts doubt on parliamentarian  —  Senate Republicans are waging a pre-emptive strike against the Senate's parliamentarian — a hitherto little-known official who could determine the fate of the Democrats' health care reform efforts.  —  In interviews with POLITICO …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Gregg talks repealing health reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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New York Times:
Rangel Steps Aside From Post During Ethics Inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Charles B. Rangel of New York announced on Wednesday that he would temporarily step down from his powerful post as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in an attempt to avert a politically bruising fight …
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
New chairman is one of Congress' most controversial members
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Palin: ‘I joined Fox’ because there's too much ‘opinion interjected in hard news’ in the mainstream media.  —  In January, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) joined paid contributer.  Last night, she appeared on Jay Leno's show and decried the state of the mainstream media as “quite broken …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Palin's appearance on Tonight Show
Discussion: Big Hollywood and GINA COBB
National Enquirer:
GRAND JURY TO INDICT EDWARDS  —  The ultimate fall from grace, a Federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.  —  In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail!
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
The Chief  —  You think it's so great being Rahm Emanuel?  —  One of the enduring mysteries about White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is why he took the job in the first place.  At the time he accepted it, he was the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, a position he'd attained with considerable effort.
Mike Levine / Liveshots:
Exclusive: Unknown DOJ Lawyers Identified  —  A day after a conservative group released a video condemning the Justice Department for refusing to identify seven lawyers who previously represented or advocated for terror suspects, Fox News has uncovered the identities of the seven lawyers.
Tom Watson / My Dirty Life & Times:
A Death in the Blogging Family  —  The great Jon Swift has died.  That's the “blogging” angle to a personal tragedy.  In reality, the voice of Jon Swift - the hilarious faux conservative blogger whose talent and passion were evident in every post - belonged to Al Weisel …
CBS News:
Fee to Overthrow the Government: Five Dollars  —  Posted by Brian Montopoli Leave Comment - Share - - - Share - E-mail - Print - Font Since 1951, South Carolina has had a law on its books requiring anyone looking to overthrow the government to, well, register with the government.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
A Word From the Wise  —  I was traveling via Los Angeles International Airport — LAX — last week.  Walking through its faded, cramped domestic terminal, I got the feeling of a place that once thought of itself as modern but has had one too many face-lifts and simply can't hide the wrinkles anymore.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Mitt Romney's 12 Hour Flip-Flop  —  How absurdly plastic are Mitt Romey's political views?  He starts in the morning praising Barack Obama's Afghanistan policy on NBC and then a bit more than 12 hours later he's bashing Obama's Afghanistan policy on Fox News:  —  It makes sense of course.
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
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Jonathan Bernstein / The Daily Dish:
For Tuesday I Walk to the Village  —  Yesterday was election day in Texas, and I voted.  And I voted.  And then I voted some more.  If my count was correct, I voted fifty-two times.  I voted for Governor, and I voted for U.S. House and Texas House and Texas Senate...OK …
Little Green Footballs:
The Texas Taliban  —  There's been talk lately in Texas about seceding from the US.  Even Republican Governor Rick Perry has broadly hinted that Texas should exercise its “tenth amendment” rights.  —  Well, here's a website that makes me think it might be a good idea to let them do it: Repent Amarillo.
Sahil Kapur / The Raw Story:
Michael Moore: 'Democrats are a bunch of wusses...It's disgusting... I'm sick of them'  —  America's top documentary filmmaker talks “Capitalism,” politics and Oscars with Raw Story  —  Just over a year ago, Michael Moore vigorously campaigned for President Obama and the Democratic Party.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Mediaite
Times of London:
Argentina celebrates diplomatic coup as Hillary Clinton calls for talks over Falklands  —  Giles Whittell, Hannah Strange, Catherine Philp and Martin Fletcher in Stanley  —  Argentina was celebrating a diplomatic coup yesterday in its attempt to force Britain to accept talks on the future …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem will push for public option in separate bill if not included in existing package  —  If a public health insurance option is not added to existing healthcare reform legislation, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that he would push for one using a separate bill.
Discussion: TPMDC
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
In Final Push, Obama Urges ‘Up-or-Down’ Vote on Health  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, making his final push for a health care overhaul, called Wednesday for Congress to set aside political gamesmanship and allow an “up-or-down-vote” on the measure, so that Democrats can pass the legislation …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Blizzard of bad jobs news to hit Friday  —  The White House is bracing for an ugly unemployment report on Friday that is expected to be worse because of the three winter storms that hit the East Coast last month.  —  Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs …
McHenry:
Rep. McHenry Announces Legislation to Put President Reagan on the $50 Bill  —  “Every Generation Needs Its Own Heroes”  —  Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) announced new legislation today, H.R. 4705, that would redesign the face of the $50 bill to include the likeness of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan.
 
 
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Dobbs, Beck, Palin, Bachmann Share Blame For Rise in Right-Wing …
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Molly Hooper / The Hill:
Republicans still calling for vote to strip Rangel's gavel
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‘Obama, Bush, Clinton:’ A comic reunion
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Dems point out that Spitzer picked Paterson as No. 2
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Senator introduces bill to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
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