Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Obama's Budget — Clearly the big story of the day is the deliberate leakage of Obama budget plans. The highlights: — Obama wants the 2013 deficit to be half the size of the 2009 deficit he inhereted. — The 2010 deficit is going to be large. — Specifically …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama: Deficit is big, my plan is bigger — Last week, America ran up the credit card. This week, the statement arrives. — President Barack Obama is set to deliver the worst fiscal news since the Great Depression. — On Monday, he'll outline a deficit of $1.3 trillion …
Discussion: Associated Press and marbury
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama vows to cut huge deficit in half
Obama vows to cut huge deficit in half
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Commentary
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: OBAMA EYES DEFICIT REDUCTION.... Just yesterday, in his weekly address …
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: Hocus Pocus Time — Not even the Washington Post editors …
New York Times:
A Reconciliation on Gay Marriage — IN politics, as in marriage, moments come along when sensitive compromise can avert a major conflict down the road. The two of us believe that the issue of same-sex marriage has reached such a point now. — We take very different positions on gay marriage.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend, The Volokh Conspiracy and PrawfsBlawg
Pam Spaulding / Pam's House Blend: NYT op-ed on same-sex marriage presents a compromise
Dale Carpenter / The Volokh Conspiracy: A compromise on federal civil unions? From Sunday's New York Times …
Rob Vischer / PrawfsBlawg: A workable compromise on SSM/civil unions?
Ian Talley / Wall Street Journal:
EPA to Issue Emissions Rules — WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's climate czar said Sunday the Environmental Protection Agency would soon issue a rule on regulation of carbon dioxide, finding that it represents a danger to the public. — The White House is pressing Congress to draft …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Dark Dark Dark — Barack Obama's grandmother told him to smile more. Bill Clinton tells the new president to strut more. — As the country takes a bullet train to bankruptcy, the last Democratic president urged the current one to “embody” that old American spunk.
Discussion: Don Surber
The White House:
The quickest and broadest tax cut ever — Two important takeaways from the President's Weekly Address this morning. — #1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will start having an impact as soon as a few weeks from now, in the form of the quickest and broadest tax cut in history:
Discussion: CBS News and Political Machine
Christopher Weber / Political Machine: Obama's Weekly Address Trumpets Tax Cuts
Patrick McCreless / CullmanTimes.com, Cullman, Alabama:
Shelby discusses stimulus bill, other issues — To Sen. Richard Shelby, borrowing $787 billion is not good fiscal responsibility. — “You can't borrow your way to prosperity,” Shelby said. “We're the largest debtor in the world. We're stealing from our grandchildren.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly, The Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Rahm Emanuel on the job. — Rahm Emanuel's office, which is no more than a three-second walk from the Oval Office, is as neat as a Marine barracks. On his desk, the files and documents, including leatherbound folders from the National Security Council, are precisely arranged, each one parallel with the desk's edge.
Patrick McGroarty / Associated Press:
Germany: EU backs blanket financial regulation — BERLIN - European leaders backed sweeping new regulations for financial markets and hedge funds at a summit Sunday in Berlin as politicians and nations scrambled to tame the global economic crisis. — German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted heads …
Discussion: Agence France Presse, The Atlanticist and LewRockwell.com Blog
Richard Carter / Agence France Presse: Europe economies ‘agree need for more regulation’
David Kramer / LewRockwell.com Blog: Germany: EU backs blanket financial regulation
Swiss party wants to punish U.S. for UBS probe — The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) called on Saturday for retaliation against the United States over a U.S. tax probe into the country's biggest bank UBS that threatens prized banking secrecy. — The populist SVP, the country's biggest party …
Discussion: Don Surber and WHITE NOISE INSANITY
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Ex-Paterson Aide to Return for Re-election Bid — Charles J. O'Byrne, the former top aide to Gov. David A. Paterson whose resignation amid a tax scandal last year destabilized the administration, will return to help oversee the governor's 2010 re-election campaign, the governor's office said on Saturday.
Discussion: New York Post and The Daily Politics
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post: DAVE SCANDAL AIDE NIXES COMEBACK
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics: No (Paid) Return For O'Byrne (Updated)
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Former Chief of eBay Tries a New Bid. It's Political. — SAN FRANCISCO — Meg Whitman, a former chief executive of eBay, once said that running the Internet auction site was like being the mayor of a large city, with the mix of politics, competing constituencies and widespread resistance to change.
Discussion: TIME.com and Cafe Talk Aggregator