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9:15 AM ET, February 1, 2009

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Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Recession Can Change a Way of Life  —  AS job losses mount and bailout costs run into the trillions, the social costs of the economic downturn become clearer.  The primary question, to be sure, is what can be done to shorten or alleviate these bad times.  But there is also a broader set …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Herbert Hoover Lives  —  HERE'S a bottom line to keep you up at night: The economy is falling faster than Washington can get moving.  President Obama says his stimulus plan will save or create four million jobs in two years.  In the last four months of 2008 alone, employment fell by 1.9 million.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and race42008.com
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Palin lying low during Washington trip  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin has firmly remained in the media spotlight since her bid for the vice presidency ended four months ago, but the Alaska governor embraced a decidedly lower profile when she traveled to the nation's capital this weekend.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Judd Gregg Commerce Sec'y app't likely  —  Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire is the leading candidate to become President Barack Obama's commerce secretary, an administration official said Saturday, in a decision that could come as early as Monday.  —  Gregg's appointment would add another Republican …
Discussion: TIME.com
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool  —  The role of the CIA's controversial prisoner-transfer program may expand, intelligence experts say.  —  Reporting from Washington — The CIA's secret prisons are being shuttered.  Harsh interrogation techniques are off-limits.
Washington Post:
Daschle Delayed Revealing Tax Glitch  —  Report Details Payments From Health Sector  —  Thomas A. Daschle waited nearly a month after being nominated to be secretary of health and human services before informing Barack Obama that he had not paid years of back taxes for the use of a car …
Discussion: Fox News
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Robert E. Lee, confused  —  Obama appears tonight at the Alfalfa Dinner, a gathering of Washington's elite with Confederate roots, a fact on which the president remarked, according to excerpts from his prepared remarks:
Discussion: marbury
JammieWearingFool:
Obama and FEMA Leave Americans to Die in Kentucky  —  I guess what with Kentucky being a red state the heartless Barack Obama and FEMA can't be bothered helping the suffering Americans trying to cope with a massive ice storm that has left them powerless. … Can you imagine the media reaction if this were George W. Bush?
Peter Baker / New York Times:
New Symbol of Elite Access: E-Mail to the Chief  —  WASHINGTON — Anthony Lake served as one of Barack Obama's principal counselors on foreign affairs during the campaign and exchanged e-mail messages with him regularly.  But now that Mr. Obama is president, Mr. Lake no longer has his e-mail address.
Chrystia Freeland / Financial Times:
The credit crunch according to Soros  —  On Friday, August 17 2007, 21 of Wall Street's most influential investors met for lunch at George Soros's Southampton estate on the eastern end of Long Island.  The first tremors of what would become the global credit crunch had rippled out a week or so earlier …
Discussion: Donklephant and Mercury Rising
Orange County Register:
Mark Steyn: Stimulated right into being another Europe  —  Plan also could trigger protectionist backlash, just like during the Depression.  —  Recommend  —  Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is on TV explaining the (at this point the congregation shall fall to its knees and prostrate itself) “stimulus.”
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Republican Votes Are What Mr. Obama Truly Needs
Discussion: Commentary
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Daschle  —  What is it with these people and their taxes?  First Geithner, and now, as Steve mentioned, Daschle.  —  I don't understand why people in public life don't just recognize that they should report anything that might even conceivably count as income, and do things right the first time.
 
 
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David Stout / New York Times:
Geithner to Unveil Strategy to Revive Credit Flow
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Hummer Drivers Get More Tickets. A Lot More.
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