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10:20 AM ET, March 31, 2009

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David Brooks / New York Times:
Car Dealer in Chief  —  Some companies are in the steel business, some are in the cookie business, but General Motors is in the restructuring business.  For 30 years, G.M. has been restructuring itself toward long-term viability.  —  For all these years, G.M.'s market share has endured a long, steady slide.
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The Hill:
President Obama's auto plan throws lawmakers  —  President Obama's new ultimatum to U.S. auto manufacturers threw Capitol Hill into turmoil Monday as lawmakers worried about the effects the plans could have on their districts.  —  Michigan's senior Democratic senator, Carl Levin …
Greg Gordon / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Wagoner's pension secure as GM's workers could be hit
Discussion: The Mahablog and Prairie Weather
Wall Street Journal:
Detroit's Fate Sealed in West Wing
Tomoeh Murakami Tse / Washington Post:
Hard Line on Auto Aid Puts Bailed-Out Firms on Notice
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Time and TIME.com
Washington Post:
Most Americans Don't Blame Obama for Economy, Poll Finds  —  The number of Americans who believe that the nation is headed in the right direction has roughly tripled since Barack Obama's election, and the public overwhelmingly blames the excesses of the financial industry, rather than the new president …
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Alan Elsner / Reuters:
U.S. voters don't blame Obama for economy  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama benefits from a broadly held perception that others bear the bulk of responsibility for state of the U.S. economy …
Discussion: Donklephant
Drudge Report:
NANNY STATE: GOVERNMENT WEBSITE TO WARN OF SADNESS/CRYING OVER ECONOMY  —  The U.S. government is set to offer an online emotional rescue kit!  —  “Getting Through Tough Economic Times” will launch Tuesday with a media push across all platforms.  —  The site is meant to help people identify …
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Reuters:
U.S. website offers emotional rescue from economy  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stressed out by the economy?  The U.S. government is offering an online emotional rescue kit.  —  The “Getting Through Tough Economic Times” guide at www.samhsa.gov/economy/ is meant to help people identify …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Michelle Malkin:   The soul-fixer-in-chief is here to dry your tears
James Besser / JW Political Insider:
Bashing J Street  —  Follow the Jewish Week on Twitter!  Click here to start.  And we're on Facebook; become a fan today.  —  What is about J Street, the pro-peace process lobby and political action committee, that has the leaders of major Jewish groups in such a snit?
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WHY IS AIPAC SO AFRAID OF J STREET?  —  James Besser asks why the major Jewish groups have responded to J Street with so much more fury and fear than, say, the formation of Americans for Peace Now, or the Israeli Policy Forum.  One Jewish leader, speaking off the record, confides to Besser that he feels …
Bloomberg:
Financial Rescue Approaches GDP as U.S. Pledges $12.8 Trillion  —  The U.S. government and the Federal Reserve have spent, lent or guaranteed $12.8 trillion, an amount that approaches the value of everything produced in the country last year, to stem the longest recession since the 1930s.
Discussion: Daily Finance and Clusterstock
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Bloomberg:   Fed Takes Lead Role in Executing ‘Stress Tests’ of U.S. Banks
Michael P. Tremoglie / thebulletin.us:
‘New York Times’ Spiked Obama Donor Story  —  Congressional Testimony: ‘Game-Changer’ Article Would Have Connected Campaign With ACORN  —  A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 …
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MataHarley / Flopping Aces:
NY Times deliberately killed ACORN-Obama stories to thwart “game changer”
Discussion: RedState
David Henderson / EconLog:
Obama Throws the F-Bomb  —  No, not that one; I wish.  President Obama has done something far more serious.  He has already, in less than 100 days, moved the U.S. economy further towards fascism.  Sean Hannity and other critics keep criticizing Obama for his socialist leanings.
Discussion: Swords Crossed
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Megan McArdle:
Just say no to F-Bombs  —  As in, using the word “fascist” …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Miss Universe Visits Guantánamo Bay  —  Don't ask us how or why we came across this — and the British home secretary's husband did not bring it to our attention — but the latest entry on the blog of the reigning Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza, has a sort of eye-catching dateline: “March 27, 2009, Guantánamo Bay.”
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Dmitry A. Medvedev / Washington Post:
Building Russian-U.S. Bonds  —  MOSCOW — It is hard to dispute the pessimistic assessments of the Russian-American relationship that prevailed at the end of last year.  Unfortunately, relations soured because of the previous U.S. administration's plans — specifically …
Discussion: TIME.com
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Clinton Calls Years of Afghan Aid ‘Heartbreaking’ in Their Futility
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and Taylor Marsh
Lois Romano / Washington Post:
Michelle's Image: From Off-Putting To Spot-On  —  At first, they didn't like the way she was talking about her husband's dirty socks.  Then, they said she always looked angry.  Later, they questioned her patriotism when she commented that she only recently became proud of her country.
Discussion: TIME.com
Associated Press:
Calif. IRS agent admits cheating on his own taxes  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service agent who audits taxpayers in California has agreed to plead guilty to cheating on his own taxes.  —  In a plea agreement filed Monday in Orange County, 43-year-old Jim H. Liu (LOO) …
Discussion: Don Surber
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Ex-Commerce Nominee Now Top Budget Critic  —  Standing beside President Obama at the White House as he accepted the nomination to be commerce secretary two months ago, Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H), a stalwart Republican about to join a Democratic administration, said: “This is not a time when we should stand …
Los Angeles Times:
Obama takes step over the line that separates government from private industry  —  His automaker bailout plan wades into ‘industrial policy,’ in which government officials, not business executives or the free market, decide what products a firm makes and how it charts its future.
Discussion: The Swamp and The Politico
Jerome Starkey / The Independent:
Afghan leader accused of bid to ‘legalise rape’  —  UN and women MPs say Karzai bowed to Islamic fundamentalists before poll  —  Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which “legalises” rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn.  Critics claim the president helped rush …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
DNC chair infuriates abortion backers  —  Tim Kaine, the Virginia governor and President Barack Obama's hand-picked choice as the head of the Democratic National Committee, infuriated abortion-rights groups Monday by signing legislation that gives abortion foes an important symbolic win.
 
 
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