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10:10 AM ET, February 8, 2010

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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama to Convene Summit on Health Care  —  President Obama said Sunday that he will convene a half-day, bipartisan health care summit at the White House on Feb. 25 to be broadcast on television, so Americans can see Democrats and Republicans try to break the deadlock on health care legislation.
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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
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
White House press corps feels bypassed by Obama in favor of TV shows, YouTube  —  Six months ago, network executives were complaining that the White House was costing them tens of millions of dollars by pressing them to carry presidential news conferences in prime time.
Discussion: Glenn Thrush's Blog and Mediaite
Kate Andersen Brower / Bloomberg:
Obama Asks Republican Lawmakers to Discuss Health Care Overhaul
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” On Her Hand!  (Pics)  —  RIGHT ON— On Sunday the left went bonkers after they discovered that the TelePrompter-less former Governor Sarah Palin wrote notes on the palm of her left hand for her speech to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Palin Exposes Misogyny In The Democratic Base, Again  —  Writing-on-hand-gate reminds me of one of the reasons Sarah Palin was put on this earth: To bring out and expose the worst misogynistic impulses in the hard core of the Democratic base.  —  I'm not talking about criticism or mockery of the handwritten notes.
Discussion: TMZ.com and Gateway Pundit
Michael Graczyk / Associated Press:
Palin stumps for TX Gov. Perry in suburban Houston
Discussion: The Note and ABCNEWS
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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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Glenn Reynolds: Nashville Shows Tea Party Is America's Third Great Awakening
Discussion: Riehl World View and Power Line
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Carr / New York Times:
Plentiful Content, So Cheap  —  Last Wednesday, I met with an executive from Demand Media, a company that generates content based on popular Web searches and other data.  Since then, I've spent about 20 hours reading past articles, calling people for background, doing interviews …
 
 
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David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Senate hopeful Harold Ford's college days paint picture of young man …
Discussion: msnbc.com, Gothamist and New York Times
Karen Hawkins / Associated Press:
Durbin to chair Giannoulias Senate campaign
Discussion: The Hill and The Page
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutor, Charge Thyself
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Potential Court Picks Divide Democrats
Lynn Sweet / Politics Daily:
Michelle Obama Plans Elaborate Debut of Anti-Obesity Campaign
Discussion: The Page
Carl M. Cannon / Politics Daily:
Florida 2010: Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Alex Sink and the Law …
Discussion: GOP 12
Gina Smith / The State:
Jenny Sanford has ‘no regrets,’ ‘no fear’ of future
 Earlier Items: 
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
America's candor gap on the budget
Discussion: Beat the Press and Betsy's Page
Anill / Think Progress:
Palin: Obama could win reelection if he 'played the war card …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and RADAMISTO