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9:10 AM ET, March 16, 2010

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Washington Post:
House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it  —  After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.
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Ezra Klein:
Nancy Pelosi's strategy for passing health-care reform  —  “My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive,” Nancy Pelosi said in a meeting with reporters this morning.  “We won that fight …
The Note:
GOP's Dick Armey Predicts Democrats Will Probably Pass Health Care  —  ABC News' Matt Loffman reports:  —  Former Republican House Majority Leader and current Tea Party leader Dick Armey said today that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “inept” but that Congress would likely still pass health care reform.
The Huffington Post:
Pelosi: ‘Get The Bill.  Go For It.’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that she is leaning toward using a “deeming” mechanism to push health care reform across the finish line.  —  The Speaker, in a press briefing with progressive media …
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:   House plan to pass health care raises constitutional questions
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Pelosi: Controversial tactic an ‘option’ for moving healthcare
Discussion: Hot Air
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
It Figures... Obama's Rally Prop ‘Natoma Canfield’ Qualifies For Financial Aid; Is Patient At Top US Cancer Center; Won't Lose Home  —  Obama's Health Care Rally Prop Is In Hospital... Getting Care... Despite No Insurance.  —  Natoma Canfield is 50 years old.  She was diagnosed with cancer 16 years ago.
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Fox News:
Clinic: Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid  —  Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid …
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
Obama: We Will Get the Votes for Health Care Reform Bill  —  President Obama Tells ABC He Thinks Dems Will Pass Bill, in Exclusive Interview  —  President Obama told ABC News today he is confident that health care reform legislation will pass.  —  “I believe we are going to get the votes …
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
RE: The Fallout  —  Republican House Minority Whip Eric Cantor has released a blistering critique of the Obama anti-Israel gambit: … Minority Leader John Boehner, embellishing on a brief response over the weekend has weighed in as well: … These statements are significant in that they put …
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman on Israel
New York Times:
Netanyahu Offers an Apology, but No Shift in Policy
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Cantor: W.H. ‘irresponsible’ on Israel
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Stupak: House Dem leaders at least 16 votes short on healthcare reform  —  Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Monday he thinks House Democratic leaders are not close to having the votes to pass health reform.  —  In an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, the anti-abortion rights lawmaker said …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette and Wizbang
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Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Dem leader: We have the votes for healthcare
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Democrats plan hospitable greeting for Tea Partiers  —  Tea Partiers are storming the Capitol tomorrow, and Democrats are preapring to roll out the red carpet.  —  In a memo sent to freshman and sophomore lawmakers, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the House leadership …
Washington Post:
Kucinich in Obama's crosshairs  —  Air Force One took off from suburban Maryland today at 11:13 a.m. and landed 48 minutes later in Cleveland.  —  For Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) — who says he plans to vote no on the president's health-care bill — it must have felt like a much longer flight.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
The New Republic illustrates a serious piece about the Tea Party movement with a gross photograph that's meant to evoke the pejorative “teabagger.”  —  Here's the article.  Quite apart from the childishness of evoking the term “teabagger” and creating a image to convey the term (to those in the know) …
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Bachmann: We're Not Going To Obey Health Care Law — 'We Don't Have To' (VIDEO)  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is going a step beyond simply pledging to fight efforts to pass the health care bill — she's openly pronouncing that people should personally declare it unconstitutional and defy it …
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Internet Grew 20% More Hateful In 2009  —  A report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Tolerance shows that terrorists and hate groups are turning to Facebook and Twitter in greater numbers, and that the Internet got 20% nastier last year.  —  The report, based on some 11,500 problematic Web sites …
Discussion: Fox News and Jules Crittenden
Washington Post:
Wife of Justice Thomas starts group for ‘citizen activists’  —  Into the heightened political atmosphere between the Supreme Court and the Obama administration comes now Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, who is founder of a new nonprofit lobbying …
Josh / Right Wing Watch:
VIDEO: Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Worried about the Government Tracking His Son - Told Crowd He Might Not Get Social Security  —  When Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli isn't speculating about whether or not President Obama was not born in the United States, he apparently worries about the federal government tracking his family.
Discussion: TPMDC
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Not Larry Sabato:
COOCH GONE WILD
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Another billboard mystery in Minnesota?  —  Somehow, I think people will miss this man more than the one featured in the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard that appeared outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota last month.  Another anonymous advertisement has appeared on the roadside of a major interstate freeway …
William Easterly / Aid Watch:
Defending My Homeboy Hayek from Freakonomics  —  Justin Wolfers has an amusing Freakonomics piece describing how anti-government conservatives are trying to use state intervention to get the anti-statist Friedrich Hayek taught in high school economics classes.
Discussion: Economist's View
Biz / Twitter Blog:
@anywhere  —  When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn't require a relationship model like that of a social network.  Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
C-Span Puts Its Full Archives on the Web  —  WASHINGTON — Researchers, political satirists and partisan mudslingers, take note: C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet.  —  The archives, at C-SpanVideo.org, cover 23 years of history …
Discussion: Think Progress and Open Congress
New York Times:
McChrystal Brings Most Special Operations Under His Control  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control for the first time, out of concern over continued civilian casualties …
 
 
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