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Publius / Obsidian Wings:
Stay Classy Ed Whelan  —  So there you have it - I've been officially outed by Ed Whelan.  I would never have done that to my harshest critic in a million years, but oh well.  —  And to be clear - the proximate cause was that Whelan got mad that I criticized him in a blog post.
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Ed Whelan / Bench Memos:
Exposing an Irresponsible Anonymous Blogger  —  One bane of the Internet is the anonymous blogger who abuses his anonymity to engage in irresponsible attacks.  One such blogger who has been biting at my ankles in recent months is the fellow who calls himself “publius” at the Obsidian Wings blog.
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Outing  —  National Review's Ed Whelan has outed The Blogger Formerly Known as Publius, revealing his name and employer despite being informed by TBFKAP that he had a “variety of private, family, and professional reasons” for wishing to keep his identity private.
A.L. / The Anonymous Liberal:   Ed Whelan Completes His Descent into Hackery
Jennifer Parker / George's Bottom Line:
Clinton: Obama Has Passed ‘3a.m.’ Test  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama has “absolutely” answered questions she posed during the Democratic campaign about his lack of experience and ability to handle an international crisis.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Hillary Clinton: ‘Digging out... deep holes’  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton, “chief diplomat for the United States of America,” maintains that North Korea's provocative missile launches demand “very strong action,” and says flatly that the United States would be forced to respond if Iran were to launch a nuclear attack against Israel.
Discussion: The Politico
Washington Post:
The Settlement Rift  —  President Obama has delivered …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Fausta's Blog
William Kates / Associated Press:
Palin helps NY town celebrate Alaska anniversary  —  AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin set aside politics only briefly Saturday to help Auburn officials celebrate their inaugural Founder's Day and raise money for a museum honoring William Seward, the 19th-century U.S. secretary …
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Amie Parnes / The Politico:
Dems express ‘growing concern’  —  House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Daniel Maffei have circulated this letter today ...  ... to Obama expressing “growing concern” with the closures of GM and Chrysler dealerships across the country.
Washington Post:
D.C. Couple's Disdain for U.S. Policies May Have Led to Alleged Spying for Cuba  —  Disdain for U.S. Policies May Have Led to Alleged Spying for Cuba  —  He was a courtly State Department intelligence analyst from a prominent family who loved to sail and peruse the London Review of Books.
Victor Davis Hanson / Pajamas Media:
The Reckoning  —  Obama Versus the Way of the Universe  —  I wish the President well, but he is butting up against human nature.  And that is a fight one cannot win.  If one runs up nearly a $2 trillion annual deficit, and then persists in such red-ink to the point of adding another $9 trillion …
Allan Dowd / Reuters:
Canadians angered over “Buy American” rule  —  WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian municipal leaders threatened to retaliate against the “Buy America” movement in the United States on Saturday, warning trade restrictions will hurt both countries' economies.
Discussion: Neptunus Lex and Say Anything
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Michael Falcone / The Politico:
All but over for Coleman, experts say  —  Seven months after Minnesota's Senate election, the state's highest court hasn't reached a decision but election law experts agree: Norm Coleman doesn't have a prayer.  —  These experts see almost no chance Coleman's lawyers will prevail in their appeal …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Caucus
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama to Forge a Greater Role on Health Care  —  WASHINGTON — After months of insisting he would leave the details to Congress, President Obama has concluded that he must exert greater control over the health care debate and is preparing an intense push for legislation that will include speeches …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
After Cairo, It's Clinton Time  —  It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry after reading the reactions of analysts and officials in the Middle East to President Obama's Cairo speech.  “It's not what he says, but what he does,” many said.  No, ladies and gentlemen of the Middle East, it is what he says and what you do and what we do.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Informed Comment
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Red meat from T-Paw  —  Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty offered up his own round of sharp-edged zingers in remarks to the College Republican National Committee Friday night, POLITICO's Zack Abrahamson reports.  —  “The only thing growing faster than the federal government's deficit …
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Pawlenty: “Like Eminem” At MTV Awards, GOP Must “Regroup”
 
 
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