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
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: Agence France Presse
Obama to Unveil an Ambitious Budget Plan — President Obama is putting the finishing touches on an ambitious first budget that seeks to cut the federal deficit in half over the next four years, primarily by raising taxes on business and the wealthy and by slashing spending on the wars in Iraq …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: OBAMA EYES DEFICIT REDUCTION.... Just yesterday, in his weekly address …
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution: The (short-run) Obama health care plan?
Lorie Byrd / Wizbang: Here Come the Tax Hikes (and the tea parties)
Mark Silva / The Swamp: Obama raising taxes, cutting deficit
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama Has Plan to Slash Deficit, Despite Stimulus Bill — WASHINGTON — After a string of costly bailout and stimulus measures, President Obama will set a goal this week to cut the annual deficit at least in half by the end of his term, administration officials said.
Discussion: marbury, Marginal Revolution, TIME.com, No More Mister Nice Blog, Riehl World View and Truthdig
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution: Obama's budget plans
Krooney / TIME.com: Big Spender, Budget Slasher
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama vows to cut huge deficit in half
Obama vows to cut huge deficit in half
Discussion: Commentary and Reuters
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: The Volokh Conspiracy
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
Wall Street Journal:
J. Edgar Moyers — The TV moralist's government record. — One of the darker periods of modern American history was J. Edgar Hoover's long reign over the FBI, as we have learned since he died in 1972. So it is more than a historical footnote to discover new records showing …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway: Bill Moyers Gay Hypocrisy Scandal
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
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Should Minnesota lower the drinking age to 18? — The argument over the legal drinking age will once again arise in Minnesota, and along with it, issues of states' rights, citizenship, and public safety. Four members of the state legislature will introduce a bill to lower the age to 18 …
Michael Merritt / PoliGazette: Minnesota Considers Lowering Drinking Age
Mark Steyn / National Review:
From Islamabad to Bradford — 'It is hard to understand this deal," said Richard Holbrooke, President Obama's special envoy. And, if the special envoy of the so-called smartest and most impressive administration in living memory can't understand it, what chance do the rest of us have?
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and The Corner
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs: DEGREES OF SURRENDER — Meanwhile, President Obama …
Mark Steyn / The Corner: Lazy man yawns
Charles J. Hanley / Associated Press:
Mass migrations and war: Dire climate scenario — CAPE TOWN, South Africa - If we don't deal with climate change decisively, “what we're talking about then is extended world war,” the eminent economist said. — His audience Saturday, small and elite, had been stranded here by bad weather and were talking climate.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and LewRockwell.com Blog
William Teach / Stop The ACLU: Todays EVERYBODY PANIC! Climate Change Story-War, War, War
Bill Anderson / LewRockwell.com Blog: Political Elites Spread More Global Warming Fear
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Obama Upholds Detainee Policy in Afghanistan — WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told a federal judge that military detainees in Afghanistan have no legal right to challenge their imprisonment there, embracing a key argument of former President Bush's legal team.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Reaction
Michael J.W. Stickings / The Reaction: Obama sides with Bush on Aghanistan detainees