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12:25 PM ET, October 19, 2009


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David M. Drucker / Roll Call:
GOP Launches Strategy to Trip Up Health Bill  —  Senate Republicans, acknowledging they lack the votes to block a health care reform bill outright, have implemented a comprehensive political strategy to delay, define and derail.  —  With Democratic leaders and White House officials holed …
Washington Post:
Doctor pay, and its cost, are part of health reform  —  A test of President Obama's pledge to pay for health care  —  IN THE WORLD according to Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), setting Medicare payment levels for doctors has nothing to do with health reform.  Really.
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Gregg: U.S. could be on path to a ‘banana republic’ situation  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces.  —  “This deficit is driven by us,” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ceci Connolly / Washington Post:
White House aides reaffirm public option is not mandatory
The Note:
Reid Pressured on Public Option in Liberal Group's New Ad
Discussion: Salon
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Banks Are Not All Right  —  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  O.K., maybe not literally the worst, but definitely bad.  And the contrast between the immense good fortune of a few and the continuing suffering of all too many boded ill for the future.
U.S. Said to Target Wave of Insider-Trading Cases After Galleon
Discussion: FT Alphaville and DealBook
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:   Downturn has hit banking lobbyists
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
AP Newsbreak: New medical marijuana policy issued  —  AP Newsbreak: New medical marijuana policy issued by Obama administration  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws …
David Sharrock / Times of London:
Hillary Clinton suffers ‘mis-speaking’ relapse with Belfast bomb claims  —  Hillary Clinton has been caught out “mis-speaking” again in a manner that suggests that she hasn't learnt from past experiences of her globe-trotting, “lily-gilding” speeches.  —  The US Secretary of State …
David W. Chen / New York Times:
Stumping With Mayor, Giuliani Stirs Old Fears  —  Raising the specter of a return to higher crime and greater anxiety, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani warned on Sunday that New York could become a more dangerous city if Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is not re-elected in November.
David Seifman / New York Post:
Rudy: Re-elect Mike - or else
Discussion: Gothamist and City Room
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
White House plan: Neuter the Chamber  —  The White House and congressional Democrats are working to marginalize the Chamber of Commerce — the powerful business lobby opposed to many of President Barack Obama's first-year priorities — by going around the group and dealing directly with the CEOs of major U.S. corporations.
Aaron Klein / WorldNetDaily:
White House admits: We ‘control’ news media  —  Communications chief offers shocking confession to foreign government  —  TEL AVIV - President Obama's presidential campaign focused on “making” the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was …
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
In New Jersey, It Was Christie's Race to Lose — and He May Have Lost It  —  NORTH BERGEN, N.J. - Jon Corzine - the bearded, gray-haired, former Wall Street titan running for his second term as New Jersey's Democratic governor - would never be confused with the toothy-smiled, broad-shouldered …
New York Times:
Decision on Afghan Troops May Wait  —  WASHINGTON — The White House signaled Sunday that President Obama would postpone any decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan until the disputed election there had been settled and resulted in a government that could work with the United States.
Paul Krugman:
Superfreakingmeta  —  Brad DeLong does the heavy lifting.  Legalistic quibbling about who said what in an email isn't going to help Dubner and Levitt here: in this crucial chapter, there's an average of one statement per page that's either flatly untrue or deeply misleading.
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Foreclosures Force Ex-Homeowners to Turn to Shelters  —  CLEVELAND — The first night after she surrendered her house to foreclosure, Sheri West endured the darkness in her Hyundai sedan.  She parked in her old driveway, with her flower-print dresses and hats piled in boxes on the back seat …
Jennifer Brown / Denver Post:
Colorado insurers say health care bill would lead to “system collapse”  —  Executives, who critics say are using scare tactics, contend proposed penalties for opting out are too low.  —  Colorado insurance executives, cautious supporters of health care reform throughout the past year …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
The GOP's Rangel dilemma  —  Convinced that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is on the ropes because of a tangle of ethical issues, House GOP leaders are debating whether to aggressively press for his removal as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee or try to drag out the controversy as long as possible for maximum political advantage.
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Rachel Streitfeld / CNN:
Mom's last duty to soldier — escort body home
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Washington Post:
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Harkin rattles centrists using special budget rules on education bill
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Lawmakers Battle on Census Question