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9:35 PM ET, March 29, 2009

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
GM CEO resigns at Obama's behest  —  The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.  —  The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government's behest after The Associated Press reported …
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Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
G.M. Chief Is Said to Be Resigning as U.S. Plan Nears  —  DETROIT — The chairman and chief executive of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, is resigning, just as President Obama prepares to unveil his rescue plans on Monday for G.M. and the ailing American auto industry, a person close to the decision said Sunday.
Wall Street Journal:
Government Forces Out Wagoner at GM  —  Executive Agreed to Step Down After U.S. Asked for Resignation in Return for More Bailout Cash; Henderson Takes Over for Now  —  The Obama administration used the threat of withholding more bailout money to force out General Motors Corp. Chief Executive Rick Wagoner …
Bloomberg:
General Motors Chief Rick Wagoner Said to Step Down
Discussion: The Big Picture
David Rothkopf / Washington Post:
Where Are the Leaders?  —  You wake up in the morning and once again the financial weather report calls for the Apocalypse followed by brief showers of despair.  Seeking a ray of hope, you turn on the television and settle in to watch a Capitol Hill hearing.
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Andrew Klavan / Los Angeles Times:
Take the Limbaugh Challenge  —  Liberals who hate Rush Limbaugh — why don't you actually listen to his show before bashing him?  —  If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration's recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh.
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Earl Ofari Hutchinson / The Huffington Post:
Wave the White Flag in the Limbaugh War
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and NewsBusters.org
John Dorschner / MiamiHerald.com:
Insurers shun those taking certain meds  —  How health insurers secretly blacklist those with certain ailments.  —  JDORSCHNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM  —  Trying to buy health insurance on your own and have gallstones?  You'll automatically be denied coverage.  Rheumatoid arthritis?  Automatic denial.
Caleb / absentee's blog:
New Revelations In Case of Olbermann v. Twitter  —  On Thursday, Twitter was atwitter and blogs were abuzz about Keith Olbermann's embarrassing “Worst Person” fail, following a post by Greg Pollowitz at National Review Online highlighting the hilarity.  Olbermann named Twitter his …
RADAR:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Vice President Biden's Daughter Caught Up In Cocaine Scandal  —  An explosive video being shopped to media outlets has plunged the White House and Vice President Joe Biden into a cocaine scandal, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.  —  The video shows a woman …
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The crazy-a** racist  —  Jonah, re your musings on JournoList, Marty Peretz the alleged “f***ing racist” and “crazy-a** racist”, and his lack of defenders: Like you, I don't know him and have never had any contact with him.  I seem to recall him taking a swipe at me during the 2000 Florida recount, but that's ancient history.
Bill Sammon / Fox News:
Gates: U.S. Not Prepared to Respond to North Korea Missile Launch  —  The defense secretary told “FOX News Sunday” that the United States can do nothing to stop North Korea from thumbing its nose at the international community by test-firing a long-range missile.  —  FOXNews.com
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CBS News:
Transcript: Obama On “Face The Nation”  —  Bob Schieffer Interviews The President About The Economy, Afghanistan, Banks And Public Confidence  —  Page 1 of 4  —  (CBS) This interview was conducted in the Oval Office by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer:
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Michelle Levi / CBS News:   Obama: No Ground Troops Needed In Pakistan
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
A Full Plate is No Excuse for Discrimination  —  Robert Gates' statement that we shouldn't expect the Obama administration to fulfill its pledge to end Don't Ask Don't Tell anytime soon is highly disappointing: … It's simply the nature of the military that this “a lot on our plates right now” excuse will almost always be available.
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Associated Press:
Gates: No change soon on 'don't ask, don't tell'
Discussion: TalkLeft and Think Progress
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Krugman and Newsweek  —  The Times' liberal columnist is on the cover this week, with a provocative story headlined: “OBAMA IS WRONG: The Loyal Opposition of Paul Krugman.”  It's about Krugman's criticism of Obama's economic policies made from the the left.  —  Writes Newsweek chief Jon Meacham:
Associated Press:
Palestinian youth orchestra disbanded over concert for Holocaust survivors  —  Palestinian authorities disbanded a youth orchestra from a West Bank refugee camp after it played for a group of Holocaust survivors in Israel, a local official said on Sunday.  —  Adnan Hindi of the Jenin camp called …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Now, a U.S. cardinal denounces Notre Dame's Obama invite  —  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has become the first American cardinal to denounce the University of Notre Dame for inviting Democratic President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker in May and to receive an honorary degree.
Maha / The Mahablog:
More News That's Not News  —  You can file this under the heading of “stuff we already knew.”  Peter Finn and Joby Warrick write for the Washington Post that … I already wrote a post about this same subject.  It's dated September 9, 2006.  According to news stories then …
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BBC:
Smith ‘sorry’ for expenses claim
Discussion: The Lede
John / Power Line:
Know-Nothings on the March  —  The G20 summit will take place …
Guardian:
UK clears the decks for Obama show
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The View From Your Recession
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
CBS News:
Stop The Presses!
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
The Obama Administration's chance to engage in a Middle East peace.
Discussion: TIME.com
Jerusalem Post:
Shin Bet head: Hamas continues to smuggle arms into Gaza
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Israel Matzav
 Earlier Items: 
Maya Jackson Randall / Wall Street Journal:
US Treasury: $134.5 Billion Left in TARP
Discussion: Daily Finance and The Politico
Steve Volk / The Daily Examiner:
BREAKING: Inquirer CEO Tierney Got Bonus Before Bankruptcy
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Philly.com
The Politico:
VIDEO: Geithner: End booms, busts
Discussion: The Swamp and The Democratic Daily
Robert J. Shiller / New York Times:
It Pays to Understand the Mind-Set
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
This Time, Geithner's Plan for Banks Makes Sense
Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
Public financing ‘dead,’ McCain says
Discussion: Donklephant and TIME.com