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7:50 PM ET, February 16, 2010

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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Winners and losers from Evan Bayh's retirement  —  Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's decision not to run for re-election is a massive shock to the political system, the full ramifications of which won't be fully known for weeks or months.  —  But, Bayh's retirement did produce its fair share …
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Ezra Klein:
Evan Bayh: An ordinary politician  —  My impression of Evan Bayh was that he was a major deficit hypocrite.  Despite spending all his time talking about the need to reduce spending, he'd voted for all the major spending increases in recent years.  When I looked into it, that wasn't true …
Ken Newton / St. Joseph News-Press stories:
McCaskill: Bayh announcement wasn't a shock
Discussion: The Hill, Glenn Thrush's Blog and TPMDC
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:   Bayh's additional gift to the GOP
CBS News:
4 Dem Senators Pressure Reid to Use Reconciliation for Public Option  —  Posted by Stephanie Condon Four Democratic senators, including two facing potentially challenging election campaigns this year, are asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use reconciliation, a procedural maneuver requiring …
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Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Healthcare reform and reconciliation a bad mix, ex-parliamentarian says
David Barstow / New York Times:
Tea Party Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right  —  SANDPOINT, Idaho — Pam Stout has not always lived in fear of her government.  She remembers her years working in federal housing programs, watching government lift struggling families with job training and education.
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Elizabeth Crum / Nevada News Bureau:
Tea Party Imposters?
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Excise Tax Loses Support Amid White House Push  —  WASHINGTON — An agreement to tax high-cost, employer-sponsored health insurance plans, announced with fanfare by the White House and labor unions last month, is losing support from labor leaders, who say the proposal is too high a price …
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www.thetakeaway.org:
Bill Keller Explains Why The New York Times Held the Story of Captured Taliban Commander: Transcript  —  HEADLEE: So explain the delay, the White House called you and asked you not to print the story?  —  KELLER: Well, actually, we called them, Mark Mazzetti and Dexter Filkins had the story pretty …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WOULD THE WHITE HOUSE PRESENT ITS OWN BILL?.... Last summer …
Discussion: Prescriptions
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Most Americans think Congress should start over on healthcare reform, poll says  —  In a brutal assessment of the Democratically authored healthcare reform bills pending in Congress and the party's approach to healthcare, more than half of the respondents to a new Zogby International-University …
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Anti-incumbent fever at record high  —  Some career politicians are under attack because many think they just don't get it.  AC360 asks if they're “Not Republican Enough or Not Conservative Enough,” Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.  —  Washington (CNN) — Only a third of U.S. voters …
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
IN Dem Misses The Deadline  —  Restaurant owner Tamyra d'Ippolito (D) has enough signatures to make the ballot in the race to replace Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), she told Hotline OnCall in a brief interview, but an official in a key district says she has failed to reach the threshold.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
World of Hurt for Dems
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Does Dick Cheney Want to Be Prosecuted?  —  After he was indicted for the murder of Alexander Hamilton, vice president Aaron Burr fled to South Carolina, to hide out with his daughter.  Another vice president, Spiro Agnew, kept completely silent before pleading nolo contendere on corruption charges.
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Domenico Montanaro / msnbc.com:
Oh, Canada for HRC if Pres. Palin?  —  From NBC's Courtney KubeSecretary of State Hillary Clinton could not escape U.S. politics during her trip to Saudi Arabia.  Early this morning during a town hall meeting with students at Dar Al Hekma College, a student asked Clinton if she thinks Sarah Palin …
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Laura Rozen / Laura Rozen's Blog:
Clinton plane delayed
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
John / Power Line:
What's the Deal?  —  One of the most intriguing news stories of the past week is the murder of Hamas terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.  The team that carried out the assassination allegedly included eleven members, ten men and a woman.  They were evidently traveling on fake passports …
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Telegraph:
Dubai Hamas assassination: Irish citizens not involved, Ireland says
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: California Governor  —  California Governor: Brown 43%, Whitman 43%  —  Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman now runs dead even with likely Democratic nominee Jerry Brown in California's gubernatorial contest.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely California …
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Rasmussen Reports:
47% Blame Global Warming on Planetary Trends
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Nice Deb
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Murtha remembered for House, Marine, family roles  —  JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — John P. Murtha, the gruff and powerful congressman who controlled billions of defense dollars and who became a national lightning rod when he turned against the Iraq War, was remembered today by family, military and the woman he helped make Speaker of the House.
Discussion: USA Today, NPR Blogs and Opinion L.A.
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CNN:
Murtha eulogized at funeral service
Discussion: The Politico
Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
In Bid to Revive Nuclear Power, U.S. Is Backing New Reactors  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama told an enthusiastic audience of union officials on Tuesday that the Energy Department had approved a loan guarantee intended to underwrite construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia, with taxpayers picking up much of the financial risk.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and AmSpecBlog
AccuWeather.com Weather Headlines:
Lake Erie Frozen over; First Time in 14 Years  —  Following a cold snap in the Northeast, Lake Erie's surface is virtually frozen over for the first time in about 14 years.  —  The ice ranges in thickness between paper thin along the northern shore and several inches along the southern shore, where many people are ice skating.
Discussion: Don Surber and HazZzMat
Daniel Rubin / Philly.com:
Another case of TSA overkill  —  Just when I thought I was out of the Transportation Security Administration business for a few columns, they pull me back in.  —  Did you hear about the Camden cop whose disabled son wasn't allowed to pass through airport security unless he took off his leg braces?
Eric Turkewitz / New York Personal Injury Law Blog:
Scalia: “There Is No Right to Secede”  —  The right of a state to secede from the nation is way outside my personal injury wheelhouse.  But it has become a source of conversation on professorial and political blogs, and the concept has generated interest from the Tea Party movement.
Russell Simmons / The Huffington Post:
The Banks Are Bullying the Poor and I'm Not Having It!  —  I'm a late learner.  Although I have heard about banks robbing the poor for a long time, it's only recently that I have seen it first hand and have been forced to take a close look into the tragic reality that is unfolding during …
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Hayworth: Birtherism is an ‘identity theft’ issue.  —  Last month former GOP congressman J.D. Hayworth, who is challenging Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the Arizona Republican primary for U.S. Senate, saddled up with the far right “birthers,” who inaccurately believe President Obama was not born in the U.S. …
 
 
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