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2:55 PM ET, March 6, 2009

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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Michelle Obama serves food to D.C. poor and homeless, but...  First Lady Michelle Obama showed up Thursday as a surprise and welcome volunteer at Miriam's Kitchen, a soup kitchen for homeless poor people not far from the White House.  —  She brought with her some food donated by White House staff.
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Iain Martin's blog listings:
President Barack Obama dislikes Britain, but he's keen to meet the Queen  —  President Obama has been rudeness personified towards Britain this week.  His handling of the visit of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to Washington was appalling.  First Brown wasn't granted a press conference with flags …
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Where Do You Send the Bill?  —  Robert Rector has been pointing out for longer than I can remember that America has the wealthiest poor people in the world.  And here seems to be a photo illustrating that: Michelle Obama was at a homeless shelter.  While distributing lunch …
Michelle Malkin:
Priceless photo of the day: Homeless...with a cellphone
Discussion: Washington Post
Michelle Obama / Telegraph:   Michelle Obama serves lunch at Washington soup kitchen
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
GOP Fights Back Over Criticism of Limbaugh  —  White House Is Accused Of Cynicism, Hypocrisy  —  By one measure, Rush Limbaugh is a clear winner this week: His ratings have nearly doubled since his feud with the White House burst into the media limelight.  —  But the Obama administration's strategy …
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The Politico:
Steele pushes back; rivals gripe  —  With Republican criticism of Michael Steele intensifying following his dust up earlier this week with Rush Limbaugh, the new Republican National Committee chairman's high command is moving to rebut claims that he's not up to leading the party.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dem Congressional Leaders Telling White House They're Concerned About Freeman
Discussion: Weekly Standard and FinkelBlog
David Brooks / New York Times:
When Obamatons Respond  —  On Tuesday, I wrote that the Obama budget is a liberal, big government document that should make moderates nervous.  The column generated a large positive response from moderate Obama supporters who are anxious about where the administration is headed.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Birther smackdown  —  As the many lawsuits challenging Obama's eligibility make their way through the courts, judges appear to be getting a little fed up, and D.C. District Judge James Robertson penned a particularly harsh memo yesterday dismissing a case called Hollister v. Soetero.
Discussion: ACSBlog
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Judge assails cases doubting Obama's citizenship
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Dither  —  Last month, in his big speech to Congress, President Obama argued for bold steps to fix America's dysfunctional banks.  “While the cost of action will be great,” he declared, “I can assure you that the cost of inaction will be far greater, for it could result in an economy …
Robert Reich / Salon:
Is Obama responsible for Wall Street's meltdown?  —  “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer.  —  Is Obama responsible for the meltdown of the Dow?  The consistently wrongheaded Wall Street Journal's editorial page says so, as does Republican Fox News, CNN's reliably demagogic Lou Dobbs, and now CNBC …
Keith Johnson / Environmental Capital:
A Heated Exchange: Al Gore Confronts His Critic(s)  —  The Goreacle has spoken-again.  —  Former Vice President Al Gore repeated his message that climate change is a planetary emergency at the WSJ's Eco:nomics conference in California.  The Nobel-prize winner declined to take any questions from reporters …
Michael J. Boskin / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow  —  A financial crisis is the worst time to change the foundations of American capitalism.  —  It's hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization …
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News' Glenn Beck strikes ratings gold by challenging Barack Obama  —  His success comes as Fox News embraces the role of voice of opposition to the new administration.  —  Reporting from New York — Before Glenn Beck started his new show on Fox News in January, he sat down with Roger Ailes …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Nominee for Solicitor General Revises Her Opinion on Opinions  —  Perhaps every nominee committed a dark, regrettable act in the past that he or she hopes will never see the light, but unfortunately for Elena Kagan, hers was discovered pretty quickly after she was nominated to be solicitor general:
Discussion: The Corner, Emptywheel, Law Blog and TPMDC
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Great Non Sequitur  —  The Sleight of Hand Behind Obama's Agenda  —  Forget the pork.  Forget the waste.  Forget the 8,570 earmarks in a bill supported by a president who poses as the scourge of earmarks.  Forget the “2 trillion dollars in savings” that “we have already identified …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
WEINER'S ‘NAUGHTY’ HOTTIE$  —  FOREIGN BABES GAVE ILLEGALLY  —  Talk about the wrong kind of foreign aid!  —  After he proposed to expand the visas available to foreign models so they can work in New York, Rep. Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign took contributions from some cat walkers from abroad.
New York Times:
Undisclosed Losses at Merrill Lynch Lead to a Trading Inquiry  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One Merrill Lynch trader apparently gambled away more than $120 million in the currency markets.  Others seemingly lost hundreds of millions on tricky credit derivatives.  —  But somehow all this red ink …
Stephen Green / Pajamas Media:
My Fellow Conservatives, Let's Be Bad Guys!  —  No matter what we do, we're painted as the villains.  So let's twirl our mustaches and get to work.  —  By the numbers: since President Barack Obama was sworn in, the financial markets have dropped to ten-year lows, housing prices are off …
Discussion: Dr. Melissa Clouthier
Jonathan Mann / CNN:
Anti-Obama retains radio power  —  (CNN) — It seems like the whole world knows all about Barack Obama, so let me introduce you to the anti-Obama, the second most interesting man in American politics.  —  Rush Limbaugh isn't black, slim, stylish or well schooled.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
The Politico:
Obama meeting with paper  —  The New York Times is finally getting its sit-down with President Obama, a White House aide confirmed Friday.  —  Reporters on the road with Obama began speculating about a Times interview with the President after the Times's White House team - Peter Baker …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CNBC stays mum after takedown by Jon Stewart  —  NEW YORK (AP) — If you make a date to be on a late-night talk show, it's best not to back out.  —  John McCain learned that lesson the hard way with David Letterman last fall, and CNBC reporter Rick Santelli just took it on the chin from Jon Stewart.
Discussion: Think Progress
Nicholas Carlson / Clusterstock:
Uh Oh, White House Seeks Economic Advice From Twitter  —  Twitter cofounder and CEO Ev Williams is headed to the White House today.  —  The administration invited him to join a “young business leaders” summit to discuss the economic crises.  —  As Ev himself puts it — in a Twitter message …
Connie Hair / Human Events:
Republican Spending Freeze Fails in House Vote  —  In a bold move today, House Republicans attempted to force the Democrat majority to freeze federal government spending at current levels.  Because Senate Democrat leadership failed to get enough votes to pass the porked-up $410 billion omnibus spending bill …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and RedState
James Fallows / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
A fight I didn't intend to get into: Chas Freeman  —  I have never met Chas Freeman, the man whose reported selection as head of the National Intelligence Council has drawn such criticism, including from my colleague Jeffrey Goldberg.  Not having had a chance to assess him first hand …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
FEW RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE ECONOMIC CRISIS  —  Looking over the consolidation of the financial services industry you see a distressing pattern.  Find one company that brings together a lot of decently run and profitable companies under one roof.  Then set up one subsidiary which sells …
Discussion: The Impolitic
Wall Street Journal:
A Tragedy of Errors, and an Accounting  —  After a crash, the Marines set an example.  —  It is late in the morning one day last December.  —  A plane is in distress, it's lost one engine and now two and it's going down, and people on the ground hear the sound, look up, say, “That's going awful low,” and whip out their cellphones.
Pete Harrison / Reuters:
Never waste a good crisis, Clinton says on climate  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience on Friday “never waste a good crisis,” as she highlighted the opportunity of rebuilding economies in a greener, less energy intensive model.
 
 
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Ben Geman / New York Times:
Moderate Dems present challenge for renewable energy plan
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOW THE RULES WERE RIGGED  —  I'm sure the knowledgeable people already know this.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Roger Kimball / Pajamas Media:
Incompetence, malevolence, or both? or Why Obama's policies are pink …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Al-Marri detention case ended
 Earlier Items: 
John / Power Line:
ONE VOTE SHORT  —  Harry Reid called off a cloture vote …
Discussion: Rasmussen Reports and The Hill
David Leonhardt / Economix:
Ever Closer to 1982  —  The job market is getting ever closer …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Global Guerrillas
Ian Kerner, Ph.D. / MSNBC:
5 love lessons we can learn from the Obamas
CNBC:
AIG ‘Was Going to Bring Down Europe’: Lawmaker
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Tim Reid / Times of London:
Barack Obama bets the farm in $4 trillion poker game