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12:35 AM ET, January 30, 2010

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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Obama's Question Time: An Amazing Moment  —  The moment President Obama began his address to Republicans in Baltimore today, I began to receive e-mails from Democrats: Here's an except from one of them: “I don't know whether to laugh or cry that it took a f$$@&$* year for Obama to step …
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The Politico:
Obama rumbles with House GOP  —  BALTIMORE — President Barack Obama on Friday accused Republicans of portraying health care reform as a “Bolshevik plot” and telling their constituents that he's “doing all kinds of crazy stuff that's going to destroy America.”
Washington Post:
In Obama's Words  —  Now, I understand some of you had some philosophical differences, perhaps, on just the concept of government spending, but as I recall, opposition was declared before we had a chance to actually meet and exchange ideas.  And I saw that as a missed opportunity.
The Huffington Post:
Cameras Roll As Obama Schools GOP  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  President Obama traveled to a House Republican retreat in Baltimore on Friday and delivered a performance that was at once defiant, substantive and engaging.  For roughly an hour and a half, Obama lectured GOP leaders and …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Republicans dismayed by Obama's strong performance, say it was a ‘mistake’ to let cameras roll.  —  House Republicans were fired up and ready to go for their conversation with President Obama at their annual retreat today.  According to the New York Times, members of the conservative Republican …
Discussion: The Caucus, Eunomia and msnbc.com
Washington Post:
Pence questions Obama at House GOP conference  —  After addressing the GOP House Issues Conference in Baltimore on Friday, President Obama took a series questions from the lawmakers.  Here is a transcript of one of the questions posed to the president:  —  REP. MIKE PENCE (R-Ind.) …
New York Times:
Off Script, Obama and the G.O.P. Vent Politely  —  BALTIMORE — President Obama denied he was a Bolshevik, the Republicans denied they were obstructionists and both sides denied they were to blame for the toxic atmosphere clouding the nation's political leadership.
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Obama Does Question Time With The House GOP (VIDEO)
Ryan J. Davis / Pundits Blog:
Obama speaking to House GOP
Discussion: The Swamp and The Politico
Greg Hitt / Wall Street Journal:
Obama, Republicans Spar at GOP Event
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Pajamas Media
Washington Post:
Obama on bad relations with Republicans: “Both sides can take some blame”
Discussion: The Foundry
Ezra Klein:
Rahm Emanuel makes me very pessimistic about health-care reform  —  According to the New York Times, the “White House on Thursday signaled the outlines of its strategy for breaking the partisan logjam holding up President Obama's agenda.”  And that outline is the most depressing thing I've read on the chances for health-care reform.
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CNN:
Landrieu takes swipe at Obama over health care  —  (CNN) - President Obama is taking heat from a Senate Democrat over how he dealt with the issue of health care in his first State of the Union speech.  —  “I think the president should have been more clear about a way forward on health care last night …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
If Health Care Dies, Who Will The Murderer Be?  —  Is health care reform dead?  Megan McArdle says so, offering two arguments — one persuasive, the other not.  Her unpersuasive argument is that Democrats are going to walk away from health care reform because it's unpopular:
James O'Keefe / Big Government:
Statement from James O'Keefe  —  The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu's office.  Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines.  Reports to this effect over the past 48 hours are inaccurate and false.
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New York Times:
U.S. Drops Plan for a 9/11 Trial in New York City  —  The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New York officials and business leaders to move the terrorism trial elsewhere.
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama v. the Supremes  —  Alito wins the oral, and factual, argument.  —  In the case of Barack Obama v. Supreme Court of the United States, that was some oral argument on Wednesday night.  With the Justices arrayed a few feet in front of him in the House chamber, President Obama blistered …
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Matt Canham / Salt Lake Tribune:
Hatch warns of possible partisan ‘war’ over health reform  —  Politics » Utah Republican senator says Democrats are all bluster on potential compromise.  —  Washington » Sen. Orrin Hatch threatened an all-out political “war” and promised a new high in partisan tensions …
Daniel Foster / The Corner on National Review Online:
Fact-Checking the President in Baltimore — By: Daniel Foster  —  In this video, a bemused President Obama responds to a claim by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas) that monthly deficits under the Democrat-controlled Congress exceed the annual deficits accrued by Republican Congresses from 1996 to 2007:
Facebook:
Letting You Know About Some “Better Solutions”  —  On Wednesday night, the president asked us to “let him know” if we had any better ideas, and today John Boehner handed him a compilation of the policy alternatives that have been advanced over the past year.
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Palin lends boost to House GOP's ‘solutions’ site
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Snowe talking to Dems  —  Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Friday that she has been in conversation with Democrats and Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus about a way forward on health care reform.  —  “I have talked with several of my Democratic colleagues, including the chairman …
Discussion: The Page and Open Congress
Neely Tucker / Washington Post:
Ownership battle brews over Virginia meteorite  —  Today's episode of Everybody's Favorite Meteorite brings the nation disturbing news: That spunky bit of chondrite that plummeted into a Lorton doctors' office on Jan. 18, delighting an international audience with news of its fireball entrance …
Megan McArdle:
Dude, Where's My Job?  —  The initial estimate is that fourth quarter GDP grew at a blistering 5.7% annual pace.  With the usual caveats—third quarter GDP estimates started high and then were revised down to a much more modest level—that's great news.  —  But man cannot live by GDP alone.
The Note:
Republicans Pass Watered-Down ‘Purity Test’  —  ABC News' David Chalian reports:  —  The Republican Party steered clear of passing a so-called “purity test” proposed by a handful of conservative members of the Republican National Committee and instead passed a toothless watered-down resolution that …
Discussion: The Politico and ABCNEWS
Bruce Bartlett / Forbes:
More Goo-Goo Than Gipper  —  A number of pollsters have noted that Barack Obama's approval rating is about the same as Ronald Reagan's at a similar stage of his presidency.  Yet it feels that Obama is in far worse shape politically.  I think a key reason for the difference is that Reagan …
Weekly Standard:
Senators on Abdulmutallab  —  The results of a week-long TWS survey of U.S. senators and their views on the Christmas Bomber.  —  During the past week, THE WEEKLY STANDARD surveyed United States Senators on the U.S. government's handling of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas Day bomber.
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Palin On Whether She Will Still Speak At ‘Scammy’ Tea Party Convention: ‘You Betcha!’  —  Tea Party activists and loyalists have recently criticized the National Tea Party Convention set to take place in Nashville, TN next month, balking at the expensive ticket prices and the fact that the “scammy” event is for-profit.
 
 
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