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3:50 PM ET, March 17, 2012

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
‘Mediscare,’ Republican style  —  Are Republicans ready to be trusted with the reins of power?  —  If you're thinking of answering this in the affirmative, you might want to pause long enough to learn what transpired on the third floor of the Capitol on Thursday.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Daily Kos
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Republican bill would enroll seniors in same health plans as lawmakers
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
Cee Lo Green Sings ‘F*** You’ at Obama Fundraiser  —  Singer Cee Lo Green just finished performing his hit song at President Obama's campaign fundraiser at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Ga., and he started with the uncensored version.  —  The Grammy-winner and Atlanta native flicked off …
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Nice... Cee Lo Green Sings “F*ck You” Song & Flips Off Crowd at Obama Fundraiser (Video)  —  Cee Lo Green entertained Democrat donors today at Barack Obama's fundraiser in Atlanta, Georgia.  He did a marvelous job, just what you'd expect at a presidential campaign stop.
Rick Perlstein / Rolling Stone:
Why Conservatives Are Still Crazy After All These Years  —  It suddenly feels like conservatism has gotten crazier than ever.  —  Republican debate audiences cheer executions and boo an active-duty soldier because he is gay.  Politicians pledge allegiance to Rush Limbaugh …
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
OWN Cancels Rosie O'Donnell Talk Show  —  With dismal ratings on the little-watched network, Oprah Winfrey pulls the plug on O'Donnell's five-month-old talker.  —  OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O'Donnell's five-month old talk show.  —  The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday …
Discussion: Macsmind and Wake up America
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Obama's History Lesson  —  Our lesson for today comes from George and Ira Gershwin: … Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sang it in the film Shall We Dance?  (1937).  Seventy-five years on, the president revived it to tap dance around his rising gas prices and falling approval numbers.
The Washington / Washington Times:
Destroy all churches  —  Obama silent while Saudi grand mufti targets Christianity  —  If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic.  Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern …
Discussion: The POH Diaries
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney advisers try to lay groundwork for united GOP against Obama  —  Mitt Romney, although mired in a frustrating slog toward the presidential nomination, has directed his top advisers to lay the groundwork for uniting the Republican Party in preparation for what they see as an inevitable …
Darren Samuelsohn / Reuters:
W.H. on Solyndra: ‘Ugh’  —  White House staff knew enough about Solyndra's troubles in January 2011 to dismiss talk of inviting the company's executives into President Barack Obama's special State of the Union box, internal emails released Friday show.  —  The idea of seating Solyndra officials …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin  —  “He said that Tray was gone.”  —  That's how Sybrina Fulton, her voice full of ache, told me she found out that her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, had died.  In a wrenching telephone call, the boy's father, who had taken him to visit a friend …
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel and Balloon Juice
ABCNEWS:
Christie ‘Very Leery’ of Picking a President From Congress  —  ELMHURST, Ill. - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stumped on behalf of Mitt Romney in a Chicago suburb today, telling the crowd packed into a student center at Elmhurst College that it would be a bad idea to send a member of Congress to the Oval Office.
Discussion: Mediaite and Weasel Zippers
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John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
The Case for Crazy: What the GOP Would Learn by Picking Rick Santorum  —  The party faithful will get to experience the adrenaline rush of going off a cliff together, like Thelma and Louise—elation followed by an electoral thud.  —  A cleansing bout of craziness in 2012 could be just what the GOP needs.
Free exchange:
The worst of all worlds  —  America's economy is a mosaic of puzzles and contradictions that has economists and bloggers scrambling for explanations and scrutinizing the data for quirks and flaws.  Lately, I've been thinking dark thoughts: what if all it takes is a single explanation that assumes all the data are correct?
Discussion: Mother Jones and Felix Salmon
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Floyd Norris / New York Times:
Off the Charts: Sales at Sit-Down Restaurants Suggest a Rising Economy
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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