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2:40 AM ET, March 16, 2009

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David K. Li / New York Post:
RON SILVER DEAD  —  SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 62  —  Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died Sunday morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post.  —  “Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around …
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Michelle Malkin:
Ron Silver, R.I.P; Flashback: Silver's 2004 RNC speech  —  The New York Post reports the sad news that actor Ron Silver has died.  He succumbed to cancer.  The 9/11 jihadi attacks were a pivotal moment in Silver's political evolution from Hollywood liberal to Hollywood hawk: " …
Roger L Simon / Pajamas Media:
In Memoriam - Ron Silver  —  Some people have more courage than others.  —  And still other people have dead on guts that make the rest of us seem like terrified guppies in a sea of cowards.  —  That was Ron Silver.  —  Ron had been fighting terminal stomach cancer for well over two years …
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
A.I.G. Lists Firms It Paid With Taxpayer Money  —  Amid rising pressure from Congress and taxpayers, the American International Group on Sunday released the names of dozens of financial institutions that benefited from the Federal Reserve's decision last fall to save the giant insurer from collapse with a huge rescue loan.
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Robert Kuttner / The Huffington Post:
Lifting the Tarp: Will President Obama's Economic Team Lead Him Off a Cliff?  —  In the past two weeks, political support for the Tim Geithner/Larry Summers approach to solving the banking crisis has been unraveling in Congress, with blistering criticism from legislators of both parties.
Eamon Javers / The Politico:
AIG ships billions in bailout abroad  —  Billions of American taxpayer dollars used to bailout insurance giant AIG are flowing to some of the largest foreign banks in the world, according to new documents released by beleaguered company Sunday.  —  The revelation seemed sure …
Discussion: Associated Press and The Politico
Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
AIG Discloses $75 Billion in Bailout Payments
Discussion: TIME.com and Truthdig
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:   Bracing for a Bailout Backlash
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS NOT DUE.... Wall Street had a nice little rally …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
John King cites Human Events headline, asks Cheney, “Is the president of the United States trying to brazenly deceive the American people?”
Discussion: The Reaction
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama's “enemy combatant” policy: following a familiar pattern
Discussion: Clips & Comment and Boing Boing
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
THE CINCINNATI TEA PARTY IS UNDERWAY, and a reader sends this photo via Blackberry.  —  Also, reader Russell Sayre sends this aerial view: “This was taken from the 17th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower above Fountain Square in Cincinnati as the rally began.  I have no idea how many people are there …
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Amber Ellis / Cincinnati.com:
Thousands gather for ‘Tea Party’
Michael Goodwin / NY Daily News:
Goodwin: More than a bad day  —  Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, “Do you think they know what they're doing?”  —  The question caught me off guard because the man is a well-known Obama supporter.
Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Kathleen Parker: ‘Ignorance’ from Ditto-Heads and Bias-Busters Is Destroying Newspapers  —  Pseudo-conservative Kathleen Parker's ongoing method of getting her columns published in the Washington Post - bashing conservatives - took another sleazy turn on Sunday, with Parker asserting in the Post …
Discussion: ConWebBlog, Cold Fury and Pajamas Media
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Frayed Thread in a Free Society  —  BOSTON — The biggest challenge facing America's struggling newspaper industry may not be the high cost of newsprint or lost ad revenue, but ignorance stoked by drive-by punditry.  —  Yes, Dittoheads, you heard it right.
Discussion: Media Blog and Commentary
FOXBusiness.com:
READ: AIG Financial Products' Employee Retention Plan … - HOME - VIDEO - MARKETS - PERSONAL FINANCE - MY MONEY - OUR TEAM - RSS FEEDS - MOBILE - CONTACT US - ABOUT US - FAQS  —  Personal Finance - Investing - Financial News - Business News - Stock Market Quotes & News - Small Business
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Fox News
Dominic Lawson / Times of London:
My imam father came after me with an axe  —  Hannah Shah had been raped by her father and faced a forced marriage.  She fled, became a Christian and now fears for her life  —  We are all too familiar with the persecution of Christians in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Culture Warriors Get Laid Off  —  SOMEDAY we'll learn the whole story of why George W. Bush brushed off that intelligence briefing of Aug. 6, 2001, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” But surely a big distraction was the major speech he was readying for delivery on Aug. 9, his first prime-time address to the nation.
 
 
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