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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.
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
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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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Speaking Freely, Biden Finds Influential Role  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. meet for their standing Friday lunch engagement, Mr. Obama always picks the cuisine — a subtle break from previous administrations in which the president …
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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 …
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 …
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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David Dayen / Washington Monthly:
GEITHNER MEETS THE PRESS... President Obama sat down with Bob Schieffer …
The Politico:
VIDEO: Geithner: End booms, busts
Discussion: The Swamp and The Democratic Daily
MSNBC:
March 29: Geithner, McCain
Discussion: MyDD
Washington Post:
Detainee's Harsh Treatment Foiled No Plots  —  Waterboarding, Rough Interrogation of Abu Zubaida Produced False Leads, Officials Say  —  When CIA officials subjected their first high-value captive, Abu Zubaida, to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods, they were convinced …
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Maha / The Mahablog:
More News That's Not News  —  You can file this under the heading of …
Discussion: The Reaction
Publius / Washington Monthly:   THE “OTHER” REASON NOT TO TORTURE.... The Bush administration …
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.
The Politico:
Staff infection: Allies rip Palin team  —  A seemingly unending series of public relations gaffes has Sarah Palin loyalists frustrated and worried she is diminishing her stature.  And they blame an inner circle they say is composed of not-ready-for-primetime players.
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:
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:
Discussion: Hot Air, NewsBusters.org and TigerHawk
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Michelle Levi / CBS News:   Obama: No Ground Troops Needed In Pakistan
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.
CBS News:
Stop The Presses!  —  Newspapers As We Know Them May Cease To Exist ... But What Will Become Of The News Itself? … When it comes to news about the news, no news is good news.  —  The Rocky Mountain News recently wrapped up operations.  The Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy protection.
Discussion: BuzzMachine and BeltwayBlips
 
 
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