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9:55 AM ET, March 23, 2009

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Timothy Geithner / Wall Street Journal:
My Plan for Bad Bank Assets  —  The private sector will set prices.  Taxpayers will share in any upside.  —  The American economy and much of the world now face extraordinary challenges, and confronting these challenges will continue to require extraordinary actions.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Financial Policy Despair  —  Over the weekend The Times and other newspapers reported leaked details about the Obama administration's bank rescue plan, which is to be officially released this week.  If the reports are correct, Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, has persuaded President Obama …
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
I Think Paul Krugman Is Wrong  —  I find that a scary sentence to write.  If the past decade has taught me anything, it has taught me that mistakes are avoided if you follow two rules:  — Remember that Paul Krugman is right.  — If your analysis leads you to conclude that Paul Krugman is wrong, refer to rule #1.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Man of the Hour  —  With Steve Kroft as Lead Correspondent, ‘60 Minutes’ Is Ticking Right Along  —  On the night of the Emmys last fall, when one of his stories was up for an award and his tuxedo-clad colleagues were leaving for the ceremony, Steve Kroft stayed at the office until 1 a.m. …
Discussion: Hot Air, Gateway Pundit and Romenesko
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The Politico:
Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk?  —  President Barack Obama said he believes the global financial system remains at risk of implosion with the failure of Citigroup or AIG, which could touch off “an even more destructive recession and potentially depression.”
Michelle Malkin:
The David Copperfield School of Economic Recovery, Pt. II  —  Now what?  —  Last week, the Obama administration brought us a $1 trillion Federal Reserve magic trick hatched by the David Copperfield School of Economic Recovery — printing up a trillion buck and “pumping it into the U.S. economy” …
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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Treasury: Toxic Asset Prices to Be Determined by Auction
Discussion: Economy Watch
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:   Geithner to unveil plan to combat banking crisis
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
500 miles later, I'm back in Madison.  —  Did you understand the previous post?  If not, the answer — along with much congratulations and debate — appears in the comments, notably here.  Let there be no doubt about it: A blogger — Althouse — is engaged to be married to a man who began …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WOW, I NEEDED THAT  —  As part of their efforts to make the scale and scope of Bernie Madoff's crimes clear to Judge Denny Chin in deciding the terms of his plea, confinement and eventual sentencing, the folks at the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York submitted emails …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
GOV PLOTS SECRET TAX HIKE ON RICH  —  GOV. PATERSON and legislative Democrats have secretly agreed on an $8 billion, two- year tax hike on individuals making more than $500,000 a year that will “sunset” around the time he plans to run for election in 2010, legislative sources told The Post.
Alex Knapp / Outside The Beltway | OTB:
Tea Parties, Going Galt, Iraq, and Delicious Irony  —  I've been following the growing “Tea Party” and “Going Galt” movements with no small amount of amusement, in part because there is really just too much sweet, delicious irony surrounding both of these groups of people (who, I might add, are largely the same people).
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Obama links budget to environment  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's aides say the administration will work with Congress on his budget proposal, but energy independence is not subject to wheeling and dealing.
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Stephanie Simon / Wall Street Journal:
Texas School Board Set to Vote on Challenge to Evolution  —  The Texas Board of Education will vote this week on a new science curriculum designed to challenge the guiding principle of evolution, a step that could influence what is taught in biology classes across the nation.
Discussion: The Bellows
Ben Hoyle / Times of London:
Nicholas Hughes, Sylvia Plath's son commits suicide  —  The son of the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath has taken his own life, 46 years after his mother gassed herself while he slept.  —  Nicholas Hughes hanged himself at his home in Alaska after battling against depression for some time, his sister Frieda said yesterday.
Discussion: Guardian and Gawker
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Various matters  —  (updated below)  —  (1) The New York Times Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, has a column today on a topic I've written about more times than I can count: that the NYT routinely grants anonymity without any justification whatsoever and, more notably, does so in flagrant violation of its own policy on anonymous sources.
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
From Tehran to Tel Aviv  —  With his bold message to Iran's leaders, President Obama achieved four things essential to any rapprochement.  —  He abandoned regime change as an American goal.  He shelved the so-called military option.  He buried a carrot-and-sticks approach viewed with contempt by Iranians as fit only for donkeys.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and TPMCafe
Guardian:
US will appoint ‘Afghan PM’ to bypass Hamid Karzai  —  White House plans new executive role to challenge corrupt government in Kabul  —  The US and its European allies are ­preparing to plant a high-profile figure in the heart of the Kabul government in a direct challenge to the Afghan president …
 
 
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Andrew Breitbart / Washington Times:
Dreaming of President Petraeus and an American surge
Discussion: Don Surber
Mark Thoma / Economist's View:
Government Intervention in the Market for Toxic Cars
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
Skewers, but Not Much Sizzle, At Obamaless Gridiron Dinner
Discussion: The Fix and But As For Me
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
President Obama Fighting the Politics of Evasion
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Felix Salmon / Portfolio:
Revolution in the Air  —  It's getting impossible to keep …
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Drug Cartel Violence Spills Into U.S. From Mexico
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Matthews Renews Contract at MSNBC
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gawker
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Econ board has yet to meet publicly
Discussion: Hot Air
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Lise Olsen / Houston Chronicle:
Lawyers' late filings can be deadly for inmates
Discussion: Off the Kuff and On Deadline
The Politico:
GOP licks chops over Dem stumbles
Discussion: Associated Press and Reuters
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Was 'Hillary: The Movie" wrongly censored?
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Questions surround health IT money
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
IRS defends drop in audits of millionaires
Frank Jack Daniel / Reuters:
Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama “ignoramus”