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10:15 AM ET, March 12, 2009

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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Steele backs off abortion remarks  —  RNC Chairman Michael Steele said today that despite telling an interviewer he supports “individual choice” and state-level decisions on abortion, he in fact opposes abortion and supports a Constitutional ban.  —  Steele said in a statement through an RNC spokesman:
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Lisa Depaulo / Men's Fashion, Men's Clothing …:
The Reconstructionist  —  Michael Steele, the embattled new head of the Republican Party, on whether he'd be in this job if he were white, why he left the seminary for the GOP, and where his diminished party goes from here  —  I met Michael Steele in his office at the RNC several weeks into his new job …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TIMEBOMB, POSTDATED THREE WEEKS?  —  Ever since I read Michael Steele's trainwreck interview with GQ that came out yesterday, I've been wondering, he thought this was a good moment to give a let it all hang out interview?  —  Remember, this is the one where he appeared to forget in real …
Rachel Weiner / The Huffington Post:
Michael Steele: Abortion Is An “Individual Choice”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Steele: Abortion an ‘individual choice’
Washington Post:
Blame the ‘Lobby’  —  FORMER ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. looked like a poor choice to chair the Obama administration's National Intelligence Council.  A former envoy to Saudi Arabia and China, he suffered from an extreme case of clientitis on both accounts.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The distorting effect of anonymity  —  (updated below)  —  In response to the criticisms I wrote last week of the widespread and baseless grants of anonymity by journalists, Julian Sanchez responds that, while he largely agrees with the objections I raise, it is a more complicated problem …
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
Allow Me to Twirl My Evil Moustache (or Payess, If You Know What I Mean)
Discussion: Media Blog
David S. Broder / Washington Post:   The Country's Loss  —  The Obama administration has just suffered …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama's honeymoon bliss fading  —  President Obama's honeymoon is beginning to fade.  —  Members of Congress and old political hands say he needs to show substantial progress reviving the economy soon.  —  Some Democrats have started to worry that voters don't and won't understand …
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Phil Izzo / Wall Street Journal:
Obama, Geithner Get Low Grades From Economists  —  U.S. President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey.  —  The economists' assessment stands …
Margaret Carlson / Bloomberg:   Inside Man Geithner Shines When He's Offstage: Margaret Carlson
Rachel D'Oro / Associated Press:
Alaska Gov. Palin's daughter, fiance break up  —  WASILLA, Alaska — Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, the teenage daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, have broken off their engagement, he said Wednesday, about 2 1/2 months after the couple had a baby.  —  Johnston, 19, told The Associated Press …
Discussion: MSNBC, The Impolitic and Swampland
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama Makes Use of Signing Statements  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday that includes thousands of pet projects inserted by lawmakers, even as he unveiled new rules to restrict such so-called earmarks.  —  At the same time …
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BBC:
Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack  —  An Iraqi journalist hailed as a hero in the Arab world for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush has been jailed for three years.  —  Muntadar al-Zaidi had pleaded not guilty as his trial resumed in Baghdad, telling the judge: “My reaction was natural, just like any Iraqi.”
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CNN:
Bush shoe-thrower gets 3-year prison sentence
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Guardian
Maria Recio / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.
Discussion: Fox News and QandO
Sam Cage / Reuters:
RPT-FEATURE-Corporate oil booms in low-tax Switzerland  —  * Companies seek Swiss domiciles despite tax row  —  * U.S. political climate may be helping  —  * Appeal as corporate location may outlast offshore dispute  —  The tidy towns and mountain vistas of Switzerland are an unlikely setting for an oil boom.
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Detroit News:
Gingrich visits new hospital in West Bloomfield  —  WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arrived to tour the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital at 3 p.m. today — a facility he heard about in a speech two years ago and wanted to visit after meeting …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
ABCNEWS:
Pelosi Travel Abuse?  Case Not Proved  —  Watchdog Group Criticizes House Speaker for Travel Perks, but Records Don't Agree  —  The treasure trove of documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Defense regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's use of military aircraft …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Times Hires New Conservative Columnist  —  The New York Times has hired Ross G. Douthat, a 29-year-old conservative writer and editor at The Atlantic, as an Op-Ed columnist, nearly two months after ending the year-long run of another conservative columnist, William Kristol, officials at the paper said Wednesday.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Ross Douthat's New Perch
 
 
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Theodore Postol / New York Times:
Defensible Missile Defense
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Frenemies Dodd and Lieberman make nice
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Meet Jay Carney, the Veep's Chief Spokesman
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
As Cities Go From Two Papers to One, Talk of Zero
Carl Mortished / Times of London:
What do cars and cows have in common? No, not horns
Discussion: The Corner and Power Line
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's $80 Billion Exaggeration
Discussion: Betsy's Page
The Politico:
Second stimulus? Never heard of it!
Discussion: CBS News and The Swamp
K. Daniel Glover / Accuracy in Media:
A Dereliction Of Journalistic Duty
 Earlier Items: 
Tony Mauro / LAW.com:
TOP JOBS  —  Justice Souter Describes ‘Annual Intellectual Lobotomy’ During Court Term
Discussion: Althouse
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Cities' Plans to Swap Cash for Stimulus Are Stopped
Discussion: BizzyBlog
Washington Post:
Treasury Seeks Billions More to Aid Ailing Nations
John / Power Line:
LIBERAL HACKERS AT IT AGAIN
Discussion: Wikileaks and PoliGazette
The Huffington Post:
Ari Fleischer Battles Chris Matthews, Calls Him “Shameful” …