Another Right-Wing Conspiracy in Washington? — If you're looking for a break from those conservative voices that dominate talk radio, take time out today to listen to local station OBAMA 1260 AM. You'll hear the progressive voices of Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Lionel — or …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool, The Radio Equalizer, Riehl World View, NewsBusters.org and Crooks and Liars
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer: Bill Press Wants Government To Regulate Talk Radio
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org: Bill Press: ‘Fairness Doctrine’ Will Remedy ‘Conservative Media Conspiracy’
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
The Dissenter Who Changed the War — As the No. 2 Commander in Iraq, Raymond Odierno Challenged the Military Establishment, Pressing for More Troops and a Long-Term Strategy to Guide Them — Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was an unlikely dissident, with little in his past to suggest …
Discussion: Power Line, abu muqawama and Jules Crittenden
Times of London:
Obama puts brake on Afghan surge — PRESIDENT Barack Obama has demanded that American defence chiefs review their strategy in Afghanistan before going ahead with a troop surge. — There is concern among senior Democrats that the military is preparing to send up to 30,000 extra troops without a coherent plan or exit strategy.
Discussion: Informed Comment, Think Progress, Right Wing News, theheretik.us, CNN, Fox News and Riehl World View
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress: Obama reconsidering Afghanistan surge? »
The Heretik / theheretik.us: Good Old Days — It's like it's 1963 all over again.
Sunday Times / Fox News: Obama Putting Brakes on Surge in Afghanistan
Charles Platt / New York Post:
FLY ON THE WAL — UNDERCOVER AT WAL-MART, THE HEARTLAND SUPERSTORE THAT MAY SAVE THE ECONOMY — Some people, usually community activists, loath Wal-Mart. Others, like the family of four struggling to make ends meet, are in love with the chain. I, meanwhile, am in awe of it.
Discussion: Power Line and Betsy's Page
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Congress Is Divided Over Competing Stimulus Bills — WASHINGTON — The Senate agreement on a roughly $827 billion economic stimulus bill sets up tough negotiations with the House, primarily over tens of billions of dollars in aid to states and local governments, tax provisions, and education, health and renewable energy programs.
Discussion: Washington Monthly, TalkLeft, USA Today, On Deadline, Connecting.the.Dots, Think Progress and Associated Press
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: WHY STATE CUTS MATTER.... When a handful of Senate Republicans slashed …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft: The Beltway's “Bipartisan” BSers Idea Of “Stimulus”
Robert Stein / Connecting.the.Dots: The Stimulus Absurdity — In the final stages, it's like watching …
Matt Corley / Think Progress: Kyl: It's ‘dangerous’ …
David Rogers / The Politico:
Billion a page: 778-page, $827B stimulus
Billion a page: 778-page, $827B stimulus
Discussion: TIME.com, Agence France Presse and Reuters
Olivier Knox / Agence France Presse: Divided US Senate unveils stimulus deal
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Official: Sebelius near top for health post — Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition — WASHINGTON - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was near the top of President Barack Obama's list of candidates to head the Health and Human Services Department, a senior administration official said Saturday.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias, Washington Monthly, TIME.com and MyDD
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias: Secretary Sebelius? — The AP reports: … Sebelius would be an excellent Secretary.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: SECRETARY SEBELIUS?.... Sounds good to me.
Jonathan Singer / MyDD: Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services Secretary?
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Afghan Leader Finds Himself Hero No More — KABUL, Afghanistan — A foretaste of what would be in store for President Hamid Karzai after the election of a new American administration came last February, when Joseph R. Biden Jr., then a senator, sat down to a formal dinner at the palace during a visit here.
Reuel Marc Gerecht / Weekly Standard:
A Drama-Free Election — The Iraqi vote was a victory for Prime Minister Maliki. Now he'll need to do something for the Shiite masses. — Baghdad — Sitting in front of the golden, double-domed Kazimiyya shrine, one of Iraq's Shiite pilgrimage sites, I asked a young man …
Economists Agree Time Is of the Essence for Stimulus — With Congress moving closer to adopting a $820 billion stimulus package and the Obama administration poised to unveil a new bank bailout plan, economists say that the federal government is taking its biggest role in the economy in a generation.
Italy in crisis over coma woman — The Italian government has been plunged into a constitutional crisis over the fate of a 38-year-old woman who has been in a coma for the past 17 years. Eluana Englaro was left in a vegetative state after a car crash in 1992.
PZ Myers / Pharyngula: She is “in the condition to have babies”
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Reporting in Real Time — LAST Wednesday, The Times lifted the curtain on the origins of a nasty political attack against Caroline Kennedy, who had sought appointment to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat and then withdrew for unexplained “personal reasons.” — The newspaper said that Gov …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and TIME.com
John Tepper Marlin / The Huffington Post: HuffPost Editors Warm Up 92Y