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10:25 AM ET, March 5, 2010

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msnbc.com:
Pentagon gunman sought ‘truth’ about 9/11  —  Police describe shooting suspect as ‘a single individual who had issues’  —  Pentagon police stand guard after two colleagues were shot in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.  —  Web posts may show motive in Pentagon shooting
Associated Press:
2 Pentagon police officers shot
Washington Post:
Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters  —  President Obama's advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said …
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Obama Prepping KSM Cave-In  —  Big win for the Cheney family: … I'm not going to attempt to defend this.  I'll merely note that it's hard enough to have any kind of civil liberties in this country when the opposition party is pushing for them.  When what you have is an opposition that's …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Sneak peek: Rove memoir accuses Lehane in late Bush DUI revelation …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:   Hold the Champagne on Military Commissions - It's a Head Fake — By: Andy McCarthy
Charmaine Yoest / Wall Street Journal:
Abortion and the Health Bill  —  There is no middle ground.  Either taxpayers will fund it or they won't.  —  It's now becoming clear that Barack Obama is willing to put everything on the table in order to be the president who passes health-care reform.  Everything, that is, except a ban on federal funding for abortion.
Discussion: Washington Post and Commentary
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Rash of Scandals Tests Democrats at Sensitive Time  —  WASHINGTON — The ethical woes facing Democrats are piling up, with barely a day passing in recent weeks without headlines from Washington to New York and beyond filled with word of scandal or allegations of wrongdoing.
Reuters:
US Democrats would kill healthcare over abortion
Discussion: Right Pundits and RedState
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obama Tells Liberals Public Option Doesn't Have Votes  —  * In a private meeting at the White House this afternoon, Obama told a roomful of House Dems he doesn't think the votes are there to pass the public option, and urged them to take the long view and to support the Senate bill as merely …
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Obama says public option doesn't have votes, but thanks progressives …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Firedoglake, The Hill and TPMDC
Reuters:
Economy sheds 36,000 jobs, weather impact unclear  —  (Reuters) - U.S. employers cut a smaller than expected 36,000 jobs in February, leaving the unemployment rate steady at 9.7 percent, bolstering views the labor market was on the brink of creating jobs.  —  The Labor Department said on Friday …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and AMERICAblog News
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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Winter's impact blunted as jobless rate holds steady at 9.7 percent
Discussion: CNN
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Unemployment steady: 9.7 percent
Discussion: CNN
Eamon Javers / The Politico:   Jobless rate stays at 9.7 percent
Jason Tuohey / Boston Globe:
Delahunt will not seek reelection  —  William Delahunt in his Quincy office.  (Bill Greene / Globe Staff)  —  By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff  —  WASHINGTON — Representative William Delahunt will not seek re-election to Congress, the seven-term Democrat will announce tomorrow …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Bill Delahunt won't run again
Discussion: Don Surber
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Wal-Mart Hippies  —  About 40 years ago, a social movement arose to destroy the establishment.  The people we loosely call the New Left wanted to take on The Man, return power to the people, upend the elites and lead a revolution.  —  Today, another social movement has arisen.
David Lat / Above the Law:
Anatomy of a Rumor: The Story Behind Chief Justice John Roberts's ‘Retirement’  —  Everyone is wondering: Where did that erroneous rumor of an imminent retirement by Chief Justice John Roberts come from?  The gossip spread like wildfire, triggering thousands of texts, blog posts, and emails …
Wall Street Journal:
What a Disaster Looks Like  —  ObamaCare will have been a colossal waste of time—if we're lucky.  —  It is now exactly a year since President Obama unveiled his health care push and his decision to devote his inaugural year to it—his branding year, his first, vivid year.  —  What a disaster it has been.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Closing of Rest Stops Stirs Anger in Arizona  —  PHOENIX — The people of Arizona kept their upper lips stiff when officials mortgaged off the state's executive office tower and a “Daily Show” crew rolled into town to chronicle the transaction in mocking tones.  They remained calm as lawmakers pondered privatizing death row.
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Keep'n It Foxy  —  Proud day for CNN.  See the chyron about right-wing complaints about the Obama Department of Justice ...
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Senator Bunning's Universe  —  So the Bunning blockade is over.  For days, Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky exploited Senate rules to block a one-month extension of unemployment benefits.  In the end, he gave in, although not soon enough to prevent an interruption of payments to around 100,000 workers.
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
A House Democrat Reconsiders  —  A House Democrat who opposed the health care legislation in November now says it appears to be moving in the right direction, signaling a potential change in his vote.  —  The Democrat, Representative Bart Gordon of Tennessee, who is a member …
Discussion: Ezra Klein, TPMDC and Prairie Weather
 
 
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