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9:50 AM ET, February 8, 2010

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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
David Plouffe advising White House on 2010 midterm elections  —  Ask David Plouffe how Democrats can recover from their electoral setbacks over the past few months and he has a simple answer: Republicans.  —  “Politics is a comparative exercise,” Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama's presidential campaign …
Discussion: The Page and Fox News
Kate Andersen Brower / Bloomberg:
Obama Asks Republican Lawmakers to Discuss Health Care Overhaul  —  Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama invited Republican and Democratic lawmakers from the House and Senate to a Feb. 25 meeting to discuss ways to get an overhaul of the U.S. health-care system through Congress.
Discussion: The BLT and Truthdig
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama, Republicans, Democrats talking
Discussion: The Politico and The Confluence
Founding Blogger / Founding Bloggers:
(UPDATED) Founding Bloggers Confirms Huffington Post's Completely Worthless Observation  —  Founding Bloggers can confirm that we too captured an image of the writing on Governor Palin's hand.  The notes appear to be very innocuous.  —  On the other hand, the outrage on the left is being completely misunderstood by the right.
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Michelle Malkin:
Hand jive  —  Talk to the hand.  —  I was offline most of the weekend with family, so surfed over to Memeorandum tonight to catch up on the latest blog buzz.  What have the left-wing blogs been raging about? … Plus: Breaking updates on the “crib notes!”  —  Seriously?  —  Seriously:
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
You Betcha!... Palin Campaigns For Rick Perry- Writes “Hi Mom” …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Palin Exposes Misogyny In The Democratic Base, Again
Discussion: TMZ.com and Gateway Pundit
Michael Graczyk / Associated Press:
Palin stumps for TX Gov. Perry in suburban Houston
Discussion: The Note and ABCNEWS
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin's Cheat-Sheet  —  I was too busy tapping away at my laptop …
John Avlon / CNN:
Analysis: Where does the Tea Party go from here?  —  Editor's note: CNN contributor John Avlon attended the Tea Party's first convention Friday and Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.  —  (CNN) — As the National Tea Party Convention concluded this weekend, it's clear that the Tea Partiers …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Deepak Chopra / The Huffington Post:
Sarah Palin Spikes the Tea  —  Over the weekend Sarah Palin gave us another dose of seductive untruth.  Her complaint about the Christmas bomber “lawyering up” wasn't about finding the right policy against terrorists.  It was a come-on to the Tea Party's prejudices, egging them to believe …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Glenn Reynolds: Nashville Shows Tea Party Is America's Third Great Awakening
Discussion: Riehl World View and Power Line
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
The complete Sarah Palin Tea Party speech video
Kate Zernike / New York Times:   Palin Responds to ‘Run, Sarah, Run’
Karen Hawkins / The Politico:
Illinois lt. gov. nominee withdraws  —  Scott Lee Cohen drops out of the race less than a week after winning the nomination.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
America Is Not Yet Lost  —  We've always known that America's reign as the world's greatest nation would eventually end.  But most of us imagined that our downfall, when it came, would be something grand and tragic.  —  What we're getting instead is less a tragedy than a deadly farce.
Discussion: Marbury and Prairie Weather
Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
SOURCE: The NYT's Big David Paterson Bombshell Will Break Monday, Governor's Resignation To Follow  —  This past week, a rumor emerged that the New York Times is working on a huge bombshell with plans to “Spitzerize” New York governor David Paterson.  —  Several media outlets have reported on these rumors.
Daily Mail:
U.S. soldier 'waterboarded his own daughter, 4, because she couldn't recite alphabet'  —  A soldier waterboarded his four-year-old daughter because she was unable to recite her alphabet.  —  Joshua Tabor admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Irked, Wall St. Hedges Its Bet on Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — If the Democratic Party has an stronghold on Wall Street, it is JPMorgan Chase.  —  Its chief executive, Jamie Dimon, is a friend of President Obama's from Chicago, a frequent White House guest and a big Democratic donor.
John / Power Line:
The Associated Press Sees What Isn't There  —  The Super Bowl isn't over yet, but commentary on the commercials is in full swing.  The Associated Press sums them up as “funny,” “light-hearted” and “a return to humor.”  Here is the AP's description of the Tebow ad: … Only the ad didn't do any such thing.
Ed O'Keefe / Federal Eye:
Federal Government Closed on Monday  —  The federal government will be closed on Monday in the Washington area, according to the Office of Personnel Management, as the region continues to plow out of an historic snowstorm.  —  OPM Director John Berry decides when to close federal offices in the Washington area.
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutor, Charge Thyself  —  Andrew Cuomo has more to answer for than does Bank of America.  —  With his fraud lawsuit last week against Bank of America, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has joined the long queue of politicians blaming bankers as the chief culprits in creating the financial panic and recession.
 
 
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Florida 2010: Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Alex Sink and the Law …
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Anill / Think Progress:
Palin: Obama could win reelection if he 'played the war card …
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