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5:05 PM ET, February 22, 2009

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Shelby dabbles in citizenship rumor [UPDATED]  —  A dispatch from Cullman, Alabama: … I emailed Shelby's spokesman, Jonathan Graffeo, to ask if Shelby believes there's substance to this rumor, for which no supporting evidence has ever emerge, and which has been debunked repeatedly and in detail.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Top of the Ticket
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Jennifer Parker / George's Bottom Line:
Schwarzenegger to GOP: Put Aside Ideology  —  California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger repeated today on “This Week” that he'd take any state aid money GOP governors like Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C. turn down — a position that has raised the ire of many of his Republican colleagues in Washington, D.C. this weekend.
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Victoria McGrane / The Politico:
GOP governor rift on full display
Discussion: TIME.com
Victoria McGrane / Politico Live's Blogs:
Arnold: GOP out of touch
Discussion: QandO
New York Times:
Governors' Fight Over Stimulus May Define G.O.P.
Discussion: The Politico and The Hill
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Fox News “war games” the coming civil war  —  (updated below)  —  Bill Clinton's election in 1992 gave rise to the American “militia movement”: hordes of overwhelmingly white, middle-aged men from suburban and rural areas who convinced themselves they were defending the American way of life from the …
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.
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.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun  —  The beginning of a protest movement against Barack Obama's redistributive policies is underway.  Though still small, every movement starts somewhere.  While called the “Tea Party” after the Boston Tea Party, this movement is similar to movements throughout history …
Jeff Donn / Associated Press:
Army charity hoards millions, investigation finds  —  FORT BLISS, Texas - As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant to help put returning fighters back on their feet, an Associated Press investigation shows.
Discussion: TheZoo
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
What were the worst movies of all time?  —  Since Hollywood will sprain a shoulder patting itself on the back tonight, I thought we might have some fun with a topic that briefly appeared at The Corner this week: what were Hollywood's worst bombs?  I'm not talking about American International …
Discussion: Moe Lane and The Moderate Voice
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Sen. Feingold's Constitution  —  A simple apology would have sufficed.  Instead, Sen. Russ Feingold has decided to follow his McCain-Feingold evisceration of the First Amendment with Feingold-McCain, more vandalism against the Constitution.  —  The Wisconsin Democrat …
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
From Captive To Suicide Bomber  —  Accused of Being Little More Than a Low-Level Taliban Fighter, Abdallah al-Ajmi Was Held by the U.S. for Nearly Four Years.  After His Release, He Blew Up an Iraqi Army Outpost.  Did Guantanamo Propel Him to Do It?  —  A little more than two years …
Discussion: Pat Dollard
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.
William Saletan / New York Times:
This Is the Way the Culture Wars End  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA wants to end the culture wars.  He recently called for “common ground” on abortion reduction and an end to the “stale and fruitless debate” over family planning.  His joint address to Congress this week could be an opportunity to change that debate.
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:
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 …
Discussion: TalkLeft and TIME.com
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