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10:30 AM ET, February 5, 2010


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Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Report: Shelby Blocks All Obama Nominations In The Senate Over AL Earmarks  —  Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary “blanket hold” on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, according to multiple reports this evening.  The hold means no nominations …
William Matthews /
Ala. senator blocks nominees over Air Force tanker contract  —  Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., has placed “holds” against several of President Obama's nominees in an effort to force presidential action on the Air Force refueling tanker and other matters.  —  A hold means that the Senate cannot vote on the nominee.
Discussion: The Hill and MyDD
The Note:
What's Holding Up Security Nominees? Alabama Pork
Discussion: The Page
Javier C. Hernandez / New York Times:
20,000 Jobs Lost in January as Jobless Rate Falls to 9.7%  —  The United States economy shed 20,000 jobs in January, the government said Friday, deepening concern that relief from the deepest economic downturn in a generation would be slow to come.  But even as the economy struggled …
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Payrolls fall in January, jobless rate at 5-month low  —  Reuters - Stephen Battaglia (L) of West Palm Beach, Florida searches for jobs on a computer at Workforce Alliance in ...  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employers unexpectedly cut 20,000 jobs in January, but the unemployment rate surprisingly fell …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Don Surber
Wall Street Journal:
Jobless Rate Hits 9.7%; U.S. Sheds 20,000 Jobs  —  The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly declined in January, but the economy continued to shed jobs and revisions painted a bleaker picture for 2009, casting doubt over the labor market's strength.  —  The unemployment rate …
Discussion: Law Blog
Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
Unemployment Rate in U.S. Declined to 9.7% in January
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Magazine
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Jobless rate to 9.7, but economy sheds jobs
Eamon Javers / The Politico:
Unemployment dips to 9.7 percent
Discussion: CNN and The Swamp
Catherine Rampell / Economix:
Jobs Report Preview
Discussion: Calculated Risk
The Politico:
Franken lays into Ax over health bill  —  Sen. Al Franken ripped into White House senior adviser David Axelrod this week during a tense, closed-door session with Senate Democrats.  —  Five sources who were in the room tell POLITICO that Franken criticized Axelrod for the administration's failure …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Lobbying Imperils Overhaul of Student Loans  —  WASHINGTON — Four months ago, it appeared all but certain that the White House and Democrats in Congress would succeed in overhauling the student loan business and ending government subsidies to private lenders.
‘Tea Party’ Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, ‘Cult of Multiculturalism’  —  Ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo Suggests ‘Civics, Literacy Test’ Would Have Foiled Obama's Election; High-Priced National ‘Tea Party’ Convention Stirs Debate Among Factions  —  The opening-night speaker …
Judd Berger / Fox News:
Tea Party Launches ‘Counter-Revolution’  —  The first-ever National Tea Party Convention started with a bang Thursday, as conservative firebrand Tom Tancredo used his kickoff speech to rail against “the cult of multiculturalism” and the country's “socialist ideologue” president …
Discussion: CNN, The Swamp and The Nation
Tea Party Convenes, Attendees Assail President Obama, Big Government  —  Nearly 600 ‘Delegates’ From Across the United States Come Together in Nashville  —  Nearly 600 conservative activists, ranging from the energized to the eclectic, have convened in Nashville, Tenn. …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Andrew Sullivan's Heroic Self-Appraisal  —  Is there some world championship for self-deceit and puffery of which I am unaware?  Andrew Sullivan seems to have penned a winning entry.  His theme, roughly - How I Was So Right About Sarah Palin Yet So Wrong About John Edwards. … Any day now!
Discussion: The Daily Dish
John Cook / Gawker:
There's No Good Reason the National Enquirer Shouldn't Win a Pulitzer Prize
Discussion: Majikthise, Mediaite and Romenesko
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
My John Edwards Failure
Discussion: Mediaite and JammieWearingFool
Robert Schlesinger / US News:
Palin Denounces Limbaugh Over ‘Retard’ Cracks, Glenn Beck Next?  —  By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog  —  The collateral damage from Sarah Palin's broadside against Rahm Emanuel for his “retard” comments keeps spreading.  Her spokeswoman today flamed Rush Limbaugh …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Mediaite
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Palin Camp Rips Limbaugh, Hits His “Retard” Comment As “Crude And Demeaning”
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The great peasant revolt of 2010  —  “Iam not an ideologue,” protested President Obama at a gathering with Republican House members last week.  Perhaps, but he does have a tenacious commitment to a set of political convictions.  —  Compare his 2010 State of the Union to his first address to Congress a year earlier.
Ezra Klein:
Minority rules  —  Steve Pearlstein really goes to town on bipartisanship today: … Word.  But I'm a bit less taken with his belief that the “dynamic is unlikely to change until the voters get so disgusted that they are willing to indiscriminately turn out all incumbents, irrespective of party and ideology.”
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:   The myth of Washington bipartisanship and the art of true compromise
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fiscal Scare Tactics  —  These days it's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a news program without encountering stern warnings about the federal budget deficit.  The deficit threatens economic recovery, we're told; it puts American economic stability at risk; it will undermine our influence in the world.
Megan Mulligan / The Daily Caller:
Struck Down: Feds Refuse to Explain How Agent Injured Daily Caller Writer  —  The State Department has refused to answer basic questions about an accident that took place in Washington on Wednesday night, in which a U.S. Diplomatic Security Service vehicle struck Daily Caller employee Sean Medlock as he was crossing the street.
Rachel Monahan / NY Daily News:
Queens girl Alexa Gonzalez hauled out of school in handcuffs after getting caught doodling on desk  —  A 12-year-old Queens girl was hauled out of school in handcuffs for an artless offense - doodling her name on her desk in erasable marker, the Daily News has learned.
Ncppr / Big Journalism:
Black Debater From ‘Race and Conservatism’ Event Defends O'Keefe, Slams Blumenthal  —  Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or (703) 568-4727 or or Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476 or  —  Washington, DC - Kevin Martin …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Socialism Viewed Positively by 36% of Americans  —  Majority of Americans positive on capitalism, entrepreneurs, free enterprise, and small business  —  PRINCETON, NJ — More than one-third of Americans (36%) have a positive image of “socialism,” while 58% have a negative image.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
David Paul Kuhn / Real Clear Politics:
Gallup: Majority of Dems View Socialism Positively
John / Power Line:
Is Obama a Corpse-man?  —  I don't think President Obama is dead politically, by any means, but corpses seem to be on his mind.  I heard about his mispronounciation of “corpsman” on Hugh Hewitt's show tonight—if you don't listen to it regularly, you should.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Eric Holder and the battle over Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Chicago Sun Times:
Cohen: ‘I will not resign’  —  Gov. Quinn's embattled running mate …
Discussion: Politics Daily
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Democrats send conflicting signals on repealing 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy
Discussion: AMERICAblog Gay
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Pentagon to stock health facilities with morning-after pill
Christopher Preble / Cato @ Liberty:
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Discussion: AmSpecBlog and Eunomia
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
New Hampshire independents abandoning Obama in droves: Poll
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
NBC Cafeteria Celebrates Black History Month With Fried Chicken Special (Update)