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2:20 PM ET, January 29, 2009

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The Politico:
GOP defies Obama overtures  —  House Republicans have proposed an alternative that leaders say would create 6.2 million jobs for only $478 billion.  —  “What Member can't go back his or her District and explain: Rather than voting for a bloated bill, ... I voted for an alternative …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
HALPERIN BLAMES OBAMA.... President Obama went to great lengths to reach out to House Republicans, trying to get them to support an economic stimulus in the midst of an economic crisis.  The president not only offered them more tax cuts than seemed necessary, he also acted swiftly …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: THE BIG, FAT O  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro  —  *** The big, fat O: Despite Obama traveling to Capitol Hill to meet with them in private, despite including one of their former members (Ray LaHood) in his cabinet, and despite inviting their leaders …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Dems: GOP will pay political price for stimulus vote
Americans United / americansunitedforchange.org:
NEW ADS TARGET REPUBLICAN SENATORS ON RECOVERY BILL
Discussion: Washington Wire, The Note and MSNBC
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
For House Republicans, Zero is the Loneliest Number
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Erick's blog
Rush Limbaugh / Wall Street Journal:
My Bipartisan Stimulus  —  Let's cut taxes, as I want, and spend more, as Obama would like.  —  There's a serious debate in this country as to how best to end the recession.  The average recession will last five to 11 months; the average recovery will last six years.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Public Support for Economic Recovery Plan Slips to 42%  —  Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week.  At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code  —  WASHINGTON — The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket.  There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The Obama White House May Be a Crowded Mess  —  There will be four people in my old office.  —  On the campaign trail, Barack Obama criticized Washington for being “obsessed with the perpetual campaign.”  As president he is the first occupant of the Oval Office to give his director of political affairs …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Michelle Obama, ‘Mom-in-Chief’ reinvents
Discussion: TIME.com
New York Times:
Obama Seeks Accord With Military on Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — As President Obama moves to redefine the nation's mission in Iraq, he faces a difficult choice: Is he willing to abandon a campaign promise or risk a rupture with the military?  Or can he finesse the difference?
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Marc Lynch:
Obama vs Odierno  —  The institutional pushback against Obama's attempt to change Iraq policy is unfolding as predicted.  After a steady stream of Washington Post and Wall Street Journal editorials warning against withdrawing troops from Iraq, the New York Times today reports on the jockeying between …
Washington Post:
Obama Signs First Piece of Legislation Into Law  —  Lilly Ledbetter Act Makes It Easier for Workers to Sue for Pay Discrimination  —  President Obama this morning signed a law that expanded the time frame in which workers can sue for discrimination they have experienced based on gender, race, national origin or religion.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, ACSBlog and Feministe
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation
Discussion: The Swamp
Washington Post:
Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Act
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
With Al Due Respect, We're Doomed  —  The lawmakers gazed in awe at the figure before them.  The Goracle had seen the future, and he had come to tell them about it.  —  What the Goracle saw in the future was not good: temperature changes that “would bring a screeching halt to human civilization …
Discussion: Reason, Hullabaloo and Dot Earth
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Scott / Power Line:
MILBANK MOCKS THE GORACLE OF DOOM
Discussion: Reason
Paul Krugman:
Bad  —  As the Obama administration apparently prepares to launch Hankie Pankie II — buying troubled assets from banks at prices higher than they will fetch on the open market — it occurred to me that an updated version of an old Communist-era joke may be appropriate: under Bush …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and The Reaction
John Yoo / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Made a Rash Decision on Gitmo  —  The president will soon realize that governing involves hard choices.  —  During his first week as commander in chief, President Barack Obama ordered the closure of Guantanamo Bay and terminated the CIA's special authority to interrogate terrorists.
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Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Torture Lover John Yoo Excoriates Obama For Banning Torture
Discussion: D-Day
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Quinn: ‘I will be ready’  —  The Bible is ready.  The oath has been prepared.  The lieutenant governor and his family are on their way to Springfield.  And the current governor's belongings are boxed up and waiting to be picked up at the Executive Mansion.
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Newsdesk / Clout St:
Blagojevich delivers own closing argument
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and TIME.com
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Palin, Obama to share stage  —  In what could be a preview of the 2012 presidential race, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama will share a stage together this Saturday night in Washington, D.C., Politico has learned.  —  The Alaska governor and former GOP vice presidential nominee …
THE WEEK - Online:
Our economic appetite  —  Nearly eighty years ago, John Maynard Keynes did the math on economic growth and concluded that within a few generations—by the time his peers' great-grandchildren came of age in, say, the 2000's—the persistent economic problem of too-scarce resources and too-few goods …
Discussion: The American Scene
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Ross Douthat:   Perspective  —  From Brad DeLong, part of The Week's impressive new virtual op-ed page:
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Military Judge Denies Obama Request to Suspend Hearings at Guantanamo  —  A military judge in Guantanamo Bay has denied the Obama administration's request to delay proceedings for 120 days in the case of a detainee accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole warship …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Hot Air
Timothy Egan:
The Great Gay Hope  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — The politician was in his 40s, a rising star, a man with the pilot light of ambition burning bright.  The intern was just 17, sorting through emotions about his sexuality, a boy who said he needed someone to mentor him in the political world.
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Bush War on Roquefort Raises a Stink in France  —  ROQUEFORT-SUR-SOULZON This seems an unlikely spot to fight a trade war.  —  A village of 600 souls in a remote part of southern France, Roquefort clings precariously to the side of Combalou Rock, a promontory overlooking a deep valley …
Discussion: FP Passport
Bloomberg:
Obama's Open Records Pledge Tested Over Citigroup Guarantees  —  Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) — U.S. government guarantees on securities totaling $419 billion for bank bailouts provide an early test of President Barack Obama's pledge to be open with taxpayers about what they have at risk in the credit crisis.
Andie Coller / The Politico:
The power of Obama's hand  —  Joe Lieberman has felt it.  So has Joe the Plumber.  —  It's the Obama Touch — the squeeze on the biceps, the pat on the shoulder or the tap on the back that signals the displeasure of the commander in chief.  Let others turn on the deep freeze or lose their cool when they're annoyed.
Discussion: Gawker and marbury
 
 
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THE WEEK - Online:
We need cynics  —  By late September of 2001, George W. Bush …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Leaders Say Obama Has Tapped Pastor for Outreach Office
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TIME.com
CTV.ca:
Obama to visit Canada Feb. 19, PMO confirms
New York Post:
REVEALED: PINCH'S NEW FLAME
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Mitch McConnell Needs Our Help
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Defining the GOP  —  Former McCain video guy Justin Germany sends …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Marc Ambinder:
The Long Tail Of Cooperation
Discussion: Brian Beutler
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Wagenseil / Fox News:
Scientists Not So Sure ‘Doomsday Machine’ Won't Destroy World
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Putting Torture Behind Us
Discussion: JustOneMinute and TalkLeft
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Would I Have Voted No?  —  That's a good question.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Room for Debate:
What's Missing in the Stimulus Plan
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
‘Buy American’ Rider Sparks Trade Debate
Discussion: Commentary, Megan McArdle and Hot Air
Martin Feldstein / Washington Post:
An $800 Billion Mistake
Discussion: The Agonist and Weekly Standard