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12:00 AM ET, March 28, 2010

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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
With No Jobs, Plenty of Time for Tea Party  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care.  —  The latest on President Obama, his administration and other news from Washington and around the nation.
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Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
In the faces of Tea Party shouters, images of hate and history  —  The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar.  They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school's first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Palin: Media ‘lies’ about links between tea parties, violence  —  SEARCHLIGHT, NEV. - Firing back at critics who say that she and other conservatives had encouraged harassment of House Democrats who supported the healthcare overhaul, Sarah Palin Saturday ripped the media for casting her and tea party activists as violent.
Jon Cohen / Behind the Numbers:
Sarah Palin and the tea party movement  —  Sarah Palin continues to be a political lightning rod - drawing intensely negative reviews from liberal Democrats and far more positive assessments from conservative Republicans, according to a new Washington Post poll.
paracom.paramountcommunication.com:
Harry Reid Supporters Egg Tea Party Express Buses in Route  —  Supporters of Senator Harry Reid have just thrown eggs at the Tea Party Express bus caravan - striking at least one of the three buses (the red Tea Party Express bus) with multiple eggs.  —  About 35 Reid supporters had lined Highway 95 …
Dr. James / Founding Bloggers:
Harry Reid Supporters Threaten Violence Against Breitbart at Tea Party Protest
Discussion: Potluck, Nice Deb and Gateway Pundit
The White House:
Fifteen Appointees Have Waited an Average of 214 Days for Senate Confirmation  —  WASHINGTON -After facing months of Republican obstruction to administration nominees, President Obama announced his intent to recess appoint fifteen nominees to fill critical administration posts that have been left vacant …
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Bypasses Senate Process, Filling 15 Posts  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, making a muscular show of his executive authority just one day after Congress left for spring recess, said Saturday that he would bypass the Senate and install 15 appointees, including a union lawyer whose nomination …
Jen Psaki / White House.gov Blog Feed:
An Unprecedented Level of Obstruction
RSmitters / CBS News:
Obama Makes 15 Recess Appointments
Discussion: Big Brass Blog and Swampland
John / Power Line:
The Empire Strikes Back  —  We wrote here about the consequences of Obamacare that are beginning to be felt, even before its provisions are implemented: Caterpillar said Obamacare will cost it an additional $100 million in the first year; Medtronic warned that the new tax on its products …
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Wall Street Journal:
The ObamaCare Writedowns  —  The corporate damage rolls in, and Democrats are shocked!  —  It's been a banner week for Democrats: ObamaCare passed Congress in its final form on Thursday night, and the returns are already rolling in.  Yesterday AT&T announced that it will be forced …
Matt Taibbi / Taibblog:
The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise … Anyone who's interested in losing his lunch should read the above-mentioned blog entry by New York archbishop Timothy Dolan in defense of Pope Benedict; the archbishop's incredibly pompous and self-pitying rant is some of the most depraved …
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN and naked capitalism
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
WHY HAS BARACK OBAMA TREATED NETANYAHU SO RUDELY?  “Obama would never treat the president of Equatorial Guinea that way.”  —  Possibly Obama just hates Israel and hates Jews.  That's plausible — certainly nothing in his actions suggests otherwise, really.
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Bryant Jordan / Military.com Mobile:
Conway Concerned With Gays in Barracks  —  The Marine Corps' top officer said March 25 that even if the ban on openly-serving gays in the services is lifted, he would draw the line at forcing heterosexual Marines to bunk with gays on base.  —  “We want to continue [two-person rooms] …
John / Power Line:
More Thoughts On Liberal Political Violence  —  The Democrats have tried to change the subject away from their health care debacle by claiming that conservatives are threatening violence against them.  Their complaints are pathetic where they are not out-and-out lies (e.g., Clyburn and Lewis) …
Discussion: Instapundit
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
A New Tradition at the White House: the Seder  —  WASHINGTON — One evening in April 2008, three low-level staff members from the Obama presidential campaign — a baggage handler, a videographer and an advance man — gathered in the windowless basement of a Pennsylvania hotel for an improvised Passover Seder.
Discussion: Unfogged and ATTACKERMAN
Andy Barr / The Politico:
RNC rejects joint ‘civility’ statement  —  The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint “civility” statement, POLITICO has learned.  —  Various members of the DNC — including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O'Malley Dillon …
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Steele Declines To Sign DNC ‘Joint Civility Statement’
 
 
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Rage Is Not About Health Care
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