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3:14 AM ET, March 22, 2009


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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Administration Seeks Increase in Oversight of Executive Pay  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a sweeping plan to overhaul financial regulation, government officials said.
Stephen Labaton / MSNBC:
NYT: White House takes on executive pay  —  Government's plan will also target hedge funds, insurance companies  —  WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a sweeping plan …
The Politico:
Geithner to call for new bonus system  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will try to cut down on risky behavior by financial institutions by asking them to tie bonuses to the long-term health of the company rather than short-term gains …
Binyamin Appelbaum / Washington Post:
Bankers Press Case Against Punitive Tax
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Glenn Reynolds / Pajamas Media:
MORE ORLANDO TEA PARTY PICS HERE: Also, Rachel Pereira has posted over 100 pictures.  Note the appearance of John Galt:  —  Here's a news report from the event.  And reader Freddy Clayton sends this report from Orlando: “I am an enthusiastic reader who has checked in with Instapundit nearly daily for almost six years.
wRitErsbLock / Pereiraville:
Orlando Tea Party 032109  —  Additional pictures now posted at Bakerstreet.  —  I have more than a hundred pictures already cropped, so I'll put them all in the extended entry.  Rough estimate of 3,000 people showed up, and two people from the media that I saw.  —  Clearly I need a “Got Glock?” shirt!
Discussion: Oliver Willis
The New / New York Times:
Obama Responds to Criticism From Cheney  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama has hit back at former Vice President Dick Cheney, calling Bush administration policy on detainees at the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, “unsustainable.”  —  “How many terrorists have actually …
Discussion: Liberty Street
Paul Krugman:
Despair over financial policy  —  The Geithner plan has now been leaked in detail.  It's exactly the plan that was widely analyzed — and found wanting — a couple of weeks ago.  The zombie ideas have won.  —  The Obama administration is now completely wedded to the idea …
James K. Galbraith / Firedoglake:
James K. Galbraith Reponds to Geithner's Toxic Asset Plan  —  I've just been reading the NYT report.  —  The central Treasury assumption, at least for public consumption, seems to be that the underlying mortgage loans will largely pay off, so that if the PPIP buys and holds …
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
ANSWER March on the Pentagon  —  Since the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War was the other day, ANSWER and it's assorted affiliates of beggars, drama queens and ne'er-do-wells picked today out of the air to hold their March on the Pentagon.  —  So here's the photos  —  Me either;
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Executives Lay Out Compromise to ‘Card Check’ Labor Bill  —  As business and labor gird for battle over legislation that would make it easier for workers to organize, the debate could be transformed by a “third way” proposed by three companies that like to project a progressive image: Costco, Starbucks and Whole Foods.
MJ Rosenberg / Mideast Peace Pulse:
Did Israel Intentionally Undermine Obama's Outreach To Iran?  —  Yesterday, when the New York Times inexplicably gave Shimon Peres' insulting message to Iran equal play with President Obama"s, I thought it might be no coincidence.  —  Peres, who is an uberhawk on Iran, suddenly sends …
Chris Mooney / Washington Post:
Climate Change's Myths and Facts  —  A recent controversy over claims about climate science by Post op-ed columnist George F. Will raises a critical question: Can we ever know, on any contentious or politicized topic, how to recognize the real conclusions of science and how to distinguish …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Is Anybody Listening?  The Real Faces Of The Economic Crisis  —  When AIG attempted to rationalize the bonuses given as the only way for them to retain “the best and the brightest” in the workforce, it was all I could do not to lose my lunch.  Those guys—who drove the corporation into the ground are the best and the brightest?
Discussion: and Youth Today
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Obama criticizes some Guantanamo release decisions  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. hasn't done a good job sorting out who should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Discussion: The Politico and JammieWearingFool
Ross Colvin / Reuters:
Obama says would not accept Geithner resignation  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he would not accept Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's resignation if it was offered, according to excerpts from a television interview to be broadcast on Sunday.
Juan A. Lozano / Associated Press:
Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court  —  HOUSTON - A former Enron Corp. executive is hoping a little known component of the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause will help him avoid a retrial on charges related to financial fraud at the once mighty energy giant.
Discussion: But As For Me
Jesse J. Holland / Associated Press:   ‘Hillary: The Movie,’ now showing at Supreme Court
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District's Hopes for a Vote in the House Might Hinge on Reaching …
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David Warren / Real Clear Politics:
Too Clever by Half  —  It is now spring; the vernal equinox was reached Friday morning.
Discussion: neo-neocon and Newser
RTO Trainer / pw:
They Came for the AIG Bonuses, but I was not an AIG Employee...
San Francisco Chronicle:
Obama plans huge pledge drive for his policies
Discussion: But As For Me and CBS News
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Decision on Minnesota Senate Seat Goes to Panel of Judges
Nafeesa Syeed / Associated Press:
Protests in Washington, Calif. call for war's end
 Earlier Items: 
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John Christoffersen / Associated Press:
Protesters visit AIG officials' lavish Conn. homes
Discussion: Hartford Courant
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Obama could make top high court lawyer a justice
Discussion: and The Politico