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1:10 PM ET, March 1, 2009

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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Revolution Devours Its Children  —  In my post on the right's civil war, I saw Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh as in the same camp—a group of hyper-orthodox “ultras” so blind to reality that they not only saw Bobby Jindal as correct in his extreme opposition to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Rush Limbaugh's ‘First Ever Address to the Nation’ from CPAC
Lee Stranahan / The Huffington Post:   Why Limbaugh Is Right to Oppose Obama's Economic Policies
RushLimbaugh.com:
Rush's First Televised Address to the Nation: Conservative Political …
Discussion: Beltway Confidential
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
Gates: Obama is ‘more analytical’ than Bush.  —  Today, on NBC's Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to compare the “styles” and “temperaments” of Presidents Bush and Obama.  Gates said Obama is “somewhat more analytical” than Bush …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Rick Santelli's Planted Rant ?  —  I was interviewed by several journalists last week about Rick Santelli's Rant — my exact quote was it had a “Faux” feel to it.  (I haven't seen it in print yet)  —  What was so odd about this was that Santelli is usually on the ball; we usually agree more often than we disagree.
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Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
The Conservatives' ‘Cleansing’ Moment  —  Some, Deploring GOP Missteps, See Adversity as a Chance to Get Back to Basics  —  Same old hotel on the park, same ballrooms, same long lines down the corridor to hear the big-name speakers, but otherwise the landscape looks radically different …
Discussion: Crunchy Con, abu muqawama and MSNBC
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Spock at the Bridge  —  Wow.  What a phone call that must have been.  —  “Hey, 43, it's 44.  How's retirement?  You're biking around the new neighborhood?  Buying a nightlight for the bathroom?  Can't be too careful.  I hear you're working your way through a book Dick Cheney gave you on your Kindle.
Discussion: Commentary, Soccer Dad and Eschaton
Kristi Keck / CNN:
Obama shoots hoops ... at Department of the Interior  —  (CNN) — President Obama and long-time friend Marty Nesbitt shot hoops Saturday at a basketball court inside the U.S. Department of the Interior.  —  Press aide Ben Finkenbinder, who left the game drenched in sweat, teamed up with Obama on the court.
Peter Orszag / The White House:
The Budget and Charitable Donations  —  Is our budget proposal uncharitable?  —  Over the past 24 hours since we debuted the President's FY 2010 Budget, some non-profits have argued that the Administration's plan to limit the amount that high-income families (those with income …
CNN:
Homespun broadcaster Paul Harvey dies  —  (CNN) — Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing “the rest of the story” with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.  —  He was 90.  —  Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona …
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Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
Dean Baker and Friends: Schooling Capitol Hill on Social Security  —  Dean Baker and some other fine folks made a trip to Capitol Hill to do a little fact-based pushback on Social Security and other programs.  George Miller (D-CA), the House Chair of the Committee on Education and Labor …
Discussion: Corrente
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Forced From Executive Pay to Hourly Wage  —  TEMPE, Ariz. — Mark Cooper started his work day on a recent morning cleaning the door handles of an office building with a rag, vigorously shaking out a rug at a back entrance and pushing a dust mop down a long hallway.
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Obama, Reaching Outside the Bubble  —  Each morning when he arrives at the Oval Office, President Obama asks his staff to deliver him a package containing 10 letters.  It is a mere sampling of the 40,000 or so that Americans send to the White House every day — a barrage of advice from students and teachers …
Discussion: marbury, MSNBC and Prairie Weather
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Legislation to Overhaul Rockefeller Drug Laws Moves Ahead Swiftly  —  On a fall afternoon in 2002, the New York City police broke up a protest in front of Gov. George E. Pataki's office in Midtown Manhattan and hauled a dozen demonstrators away.  —  The protesters were demanding …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Agence France Presse:
Iran wants apology from Hollywood team … The art advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged a visiting Hollywood delegation to apologise for “insults and slanders” about Iranians in films, the ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.  —  “(Iranian) cinema officials will only have the right …
BBC:
Chavez sends army to rice plants  —  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the army to take control of all rice processing plants in the country.  —  Mr Chavez accused some firms of overcharging by refusing to produce rice at prices set by the government.
Discussion: PoliBlog
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Kansas Governor Accepts Offer as Health Secretary  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama asked Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas on Saturday to become his nominee for secretary of health and human services, tapping a red state ally to help him push through his plan to remake the nation's health care system.
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Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
“Card Check” Not as Bad as Thought! It's Worse.
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Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Afghan President Moves Up August Elections
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Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Message to Regulators: Bank Fix Needed Quickly
Discussion: EconLog and Outside The Beltway
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Clinton to Visit Middle East Amid Calls for Radically New Peace Strategy
Discussion: Yourish.com and Israel Matzav
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Andrew Bolt / NEWS.com.au:
Barack Obama surrounding himself with spivs and chancers
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