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2:10 PM ET, March 5, 2009

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Reid Wilson / The Hill:
RNC member calls on Steele to quit  —  Michael Steele should resign as Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman, according to a committee member from North Carolina.  —  In an e-mail to fellow RNC members obtained by The Hill, Dr. Ada Fisher, North Carolina's national committeewoman …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
For GOP: all pain, no gain  —  Four months after John McCain's sweeping defeat, senior Republicans are coming to grips with the fact that the party is still - in stock market terms - looking for the bottom.  —  Republicans this week are processing two sobering new polls that found …
Timothy Egan:
Fears of a Clown  —  Once upon a time, you could drive to the most remote reaches of the United States and escape Rush Limbaugh.  But from the Mogollon Mountains of New Mexico to the Badlands of South Dakota, where only the delicious twang of a country tune or the high-pitched pleadings …
Mike Madden / Salon:
Why is John McCain being such a jerk?  —  The post-election lovefest is over.  The defeated senator has even learned Twitter to attack Obama.  But don't call him jealous.  —  Sen. John McCain smiles during a news conference in December.  —  WASHINGTON — A couple of weeks …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   Applauding That We Once Despised
Wall Street Journal:
Has Obama Buried Reagan?
Discussion: Weekly Standard
The Huffington Post:
Steele: Put GOP On A “12-Step Program”
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:   Rush is the Least of the Republicans' Problems
Jim Cramer / Mainstreet.com:
My Response To The White House  —  When I come to work each day, whether as a commentator for TheStreet.com or a host of Mad Money With Jim Cramer, I have only one thought in mind: helping people with their money.  —  I fight to help viewers and readers make and preserve capital.
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John Boehner / Washington Post:
Democrats' Diversionary Tactics  —  In the first two months of 2009, the Democratic Congress and the White House have spent more money than the combined cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the response to Hurricane Katrina.  After they doled out taxpayer dollars at such a blistering pace …
Russell Gold / Environmental Capital:
Hope on Ice: The White House Gets Real on Climate Change
Tahman Bradley / Political Punch:
Obama Hosts Bipartisan ‘Timeout’ Dinner at White House
Discussion: White House Watch
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Taps Clinton Ideas but Not Clinton Herself  —  As Hillary Rodham Clinton keeps her distance from President Obama's health care plan, the White House is grappling with the cloud that still lingers over her failed policy from the 1990s.
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Washington Post:
Health Industry Voices Support for Obama Health Plan  —  Health Industry Voices Support For Obama's Plan — for Now  —  Just four months ago, the pharmaceutical industry was prepared for the worst.  Drugmakers feared that Barack Obama would press for price controls on prescription drugs …
Dan Lothian / CNN:
Obama summit eyes cure for U.S. health care woes
Discussion: QandO
Michael Gove / Times of London:
First Lady Michelle Obama shows even she has a gift for the gaffe  —  It was all going so well.  The dresses, the brains, the Vogue cover shoot - everything so far about Michelle Obama has left us wide-mouthed in admiration.  It seemed there was no end to her fabulousness.  Then Mr and Mrs Brown came to stay.
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James Delingpole / James Delingpole's blog listings:
Was ‘Lady Macbeth’ behind Barack Obama's snub of Gordon Brown?  —  On US radio's Garrison show today, I was asked for my reaction as a true born Englishman to President Obama's double insult - first the sending back of the Winston Churchill bust, then his snub to Gordon Brown.  “Tough one.
Discussion: The Corner, Redhot and Althouse
Tom Jacobs / Miller-McCune:
Sex Appeal May Have Hurt Sarah Palin  —  In a Sept. 4, 2008 column, just after Sarah Palin accepted the Republican nomination for vice-president, Will Wilkinson wrote admiringly of her “sexual power,” adding: “I think she is a tremendously sexy woman.  How this will affect the race, I have no idea, but it's just got to.”
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Did Palin's looks hurt?
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Bill Sammon / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Rove Warns of ‘Show Trial,’ Says Dems ‘Would Love to Have Me Barbecued’  —  Karl Rove tells FOX News he is looking forward to telling the House Judiciary Committee about his alleged role in the firing of federal prosecutors and the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.
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Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:   Will Obama be like Bush on executive power?
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Jon Stewart's rant: Santelli re(un)wound  —  Apparently Rick Santelli - famous for “Santelli's rant” on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a broadcast diatribe against the Obama administration's bailout of bad mortgages - should have shown up on The Daily Show.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
New York Times:
Matters of Principal  —  TO stanch the hemorrhage of foreclosures, we don't need another bailout.  What we need is a fix — and the wisdom to see what is in our own self-interest.  —  An avalanche of foreclosures is coming — as many as eight million in the next several years.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The “Afghanistan” Problem is In Pakistan  —  Joe Klein's article on the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan is informative, but doesn't inspire a ton of confidence.  It seems that military planners want the Obama administration to dispatch further additional troops to Afghanistan over and above …
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Joe Klein / Time:
Can Obama Avoid a Quagmire in Afghanistan?
Discussion: Riehl World View and TIME.com
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
One France Is Enough  —  The French writer François Mauriac once said during the cold war that he loved Germany so much, he was glad there were two of them.  After what an undivided Germany had done to France in World War II and before, that was understandable.
Discussion: TalkLeft and MoJo Blog Posts
Travis Fain / Macon Telegraph:
Brown says he hasn't filed federal, state taxes in 2 years  —  ATLANTA — Nearly 10 percent of Georgia state legislators are late filing or paying their state taxes, and state Sen. Robert Brown is apparently among them.  —  Brown, D-Macon, said Wednesday he's not sure whether he actually owes …
Discussion: Say Anything and JammieWearingFool
 
 
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Patrick Deneen / Front Porch Republic:
Free Riding  —  Alexandria, VA A few nights ago in Washington D.C. …
Discussion: Crunchy Con
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Are Obama's Budget Proposals Too Reasonable?
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO ROBOT LOVE.... On Tuesday, about 1,000 …
Discussion: Shakesville
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Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
US schools chief wants DC kids to keep vouchers
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
When Will Voters Blame Obama?
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