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2:15 PM ET, March 15, 2009

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CNN:
Cheney says Obama reversals risk new terror attacks  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration has endangered Americans and opened the country to further attack by reversing Bush administration anti-terrorism policies such as harsh interrogations of suspects, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Cheney says Obama endangers U.S.  —  Asked Sunday on CNN if President Obama's policies are making the U.S. less safe, former Vice President Dick Cheney said: “Yes.”  —  Looking slimmer and relaxed, Cheney told John King on “State of the Union” that Bush administration policies on detention …
Discussion: The Note and TIME.com
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Cheney fearmongers: Obama is ‘making some choices’ that ‘raise the risk...of another attack.’  —  Weeks after President Obama was inaugurated, former Vice President Cheney warned that Obama's policy promises — including closing the Guantanamo Bay prison and ending torture — would lead to a nuclear attack on U.S. soil.
Discussion: The Reaction
New York Post:
WITH REPUBLICAN FRIENDS LIKE THESE ...  THE MEDIA LOVES CONSERVATIVES, BUT ONLY IF THEY HATE REPUBLICANS  —  Dear Mainstream Media:  —  I'm a conservative who believes that other conservatives are fat, drug-stuffed, money-grubbing warthogs like Rush Limbaugh, or scary inbred backwoods retards like Sarah Palin.
Jennifer Parker / George's Bottom Line:
Summers: AIG Bonus Bombshell ‘Outrageous’  —  President Barack Obama's top economics adviser, Lawrence Summers, said that insurance giant American International Group's plan to award senior executives hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses and retention pay is “outrageous.”
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New York Times:
A.I.G. Planning $100 Million in Bonuses After Huge Bailout
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
AIG, BEGONE!  —  I've written been highly critical of the government bailout of AIG.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Raw Story
Ronald D. Rotunda / Chicago Tribune:
Some strings attached  —  Is the stimulus law constitutional?  —  Last month, Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, popularly called “the stimulus plan.”  It gives billions of dollars to the states, but the gift has strings attached.  One of its unique provisions changes state constitutions!
James Forsyth / Spectator:
Petraeus Planning 2010 Visit To Iowa  —  “THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that General Petraeus is planning on delivering the commencement address at the University of Iowa in 2010.”  —  So reports Michael Goldfarb, late of the McCain campaign, on the magazine's blog.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Mideast Publications Question Obama Over Top Intelligence Pick's Withdrawal  —  Top Intelligence Pick's Pullout Blamed on ‘Pro-Israel Hawks’  —  The Middle East press has questioned President Obama's authority over Arab-Israeli issues since Charles W. Freeman Jr.'s withdrawal from his appointment to a senior intelligence position.
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Charles Lane / Washington Post:
A Parting Shot That Maligns Obama, Too
Discussion: Commentary and Mondoweiss
Babar Dogar / Associated Press:
Violence mars Pakistani anti-government protest  —  LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif defied house arrest Sunday to lead an anti-government convoy toward the barricaded capital and a showdown with its pro-Western president.  —  Earlier, Sharif's supporters fought running battles …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS NOT DUE.... Wall Street had a nice little rally this week, but former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino hopes President Obama doesn't get too much credit. … I see.  Just so we're clear, here's a helpful guide to the rules of market watching, as they relate to partisan politics:
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Monique / HotMES:
Start smoking: It just may save a child's life!  —  I do realize that most people don't smoke and so they ignore all of the attacks on smokers.  It's not you, and you hate those pesky smokers, anyway.  They're always polluting your lungs!  —  I'm a smoker, I guess.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama launches message war  —  The White House on Sunday began harnessing every part of the Democratic Party's machinery to defend President Obama's budget and portray Republicans as reflexively political, according to party strategists.  —  At a time when Capitol Hill has begun to resist …
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Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
New York Times:
Obama Reassures Countries on U.S. Debt
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and MyDD
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
Barack Obama's aides admit errors are making him less popular
Discussion: The Corner and Jay Currie
Fox News:
Obama's Stem Cell Policy Hasn't Reversed Legislative Restrictions
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Orange County Register:
Mark Steyn: Welcome, kids, to the Brokest Generation
Discussion: Cold Fury and Pajamas Media