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11:15 AM ET, February 26, 2010

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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obama To GOP: It's Over  —  Obama listened politely for six hours, with occasional flashes of temper, but in the end, the message was clear: It's over.  We're moving forward without Republicans.  —  Whether Obama and Dems will succeed in passing reform on their own is anything but assured, to put it mildly.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Afflicting the Afflicted  —  If we're lucky, Thursday's summit will turn out to have been the last act in the great health reform debate, the prologue to passage of an imperfect but nonetheless history-making bill.  If so, the debate will have ended as it began: with Democrats offering moderate plans …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
David Gergen on the summit: Republicans had their best day in years  —  Via Hengler, a succinct statement of Jay Nordlinger's point and of what I suspect will be the media consensus tomorrow.  Not the only kind words he had for the GOP either: … I don't think they seriously expected …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Winners and losers from the health care summit  —  After spending our day watching the high-stakes or, at the very least, high-profile health care summit at Blair House, we came up with a list of our winners and losers from the proceedings.  —  Those who we think soared and bored are below.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
One last health-reform sprint: House, Senate race to an Easter deadline for ‘the big bill’ — Mitch ‘The Knife’ Daniels eyes '12 prez run — N.Y. tabs say Paterson must go  —  BREAKING — George W. Bush, whose book will be out Nov. 8, at this morning's closed-door Bush-Cheney alumni reunion breakfast …
Discussion: Swampland
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
At summit, Republicans prove they aren't putting America's health first  —  I'm not sure what else was accomplished at Thursday's Blair House summit, but surely one result is that we learned what Republican “leaders” really think about health care and health insurance.
Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
At summit, Obama mostly hears Obama  —  President Obama pledged to “listen” at the outset of his much-ballyhooed bipartisan health care summit on Thursday.  Turns out he meant he'd be listening to his own voice.  —  By the end of the televised event, Mr. Obama had spoken for 119 minutes …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU.... The stated goal of the White House summit on health care was to have a conversation.  President Obama wanted to talk with lawmakers from both parties about areas of agreement and disagreement.  He may have even held out some hope that Republicans would show more flexibility …
Samantha Lyster / Times of London:
Try to stay awake: the President has a healthcare Bill to pass
Discussion: Sense of Events and Gateway Pundit
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Spinning the health care summit
Washington Post:
At health-care summit, Obama tells Republicans he's eager to move ahead
The Politico:
Bunning holds floor: ‘Tough s—t’  —  Senate Democrats spent Thursday night hammering away at Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) for single-handedly holding up action in the upper chamber - but he blurted out a message to one of them on the Senate floor: “Tough s—t.”
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Top Dem chairman signals House will act first on healthcare  —  The House could act first to pass a healthcare bill within the next month, a top House chairman signaled Thursday.  —  Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee and a close ally …
Discussion: TPMDC
The Caucus:
Bunning Blocks Jobless Aid in Senate  —  Updated The Senate clash over the unemployment benefits ended just before midnight Thursday with Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky, refusing to lift his objection, meaning the jobless aid - for however short a time - will run out Sunday night unless a deal is reached Friday.
Olivia / Citizentube:
YouTube Interviews: Pelosi, Boehner, Reid answer your health care questions
Discussion: CNN, NewTeeVee and TechCrunch
Kenneth Lovett / NY Daily News:
Gov. David Paterson pulls plug on election bid, but will not resign: insider  —  Embattled Gov. Paterson has pulled the plug on his election bid, a source close to the governor said Friday.  —  Paterson will announce the decision later Friday.  —  Paterson has been under fire for having contacted …
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Wall Street Journal:
Rangel Blamed for Ethics Offense  —  WASHINGTON—The House ethics committee has found Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, violated House rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of trips to the Caribbean, senior congressional officials said Thursday.
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CNN:
Rangel says he'll be formally admonished
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and THEROOT.COM
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Defeated congresswoman's car still in House parking lot — more than 3 years later — even though she's a registered lobbyist  —  Former Rep. Melissa Hart may have hit the road and gone back home to Pittsburgh in 2006 when she lost her bid for re-election, but it appears that a car …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Military Monitored Planned Parenthood, Supremacists  —  The U.S. military monitored Planned Parenthood and a white supremacist group as part of the government's security preparations for the 2002 Olympics in Utah, according to new documents released by the Department of Defense.
Discussion: Raw Story and Boing Boing
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Peter Baker / The Caucus:
Obama Gives Cheney a Call  —  President Obama called former Vice President Dick Cheney at home to wish him a speedy recovery from his latest heart attack, a rare truce in the fiery, arms-length debate the two have been having about national security over the last year.
Discussion: The Politico and Politics Daily
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Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Bush, Cheney meet for first time since 2009 inauguration
Discussion: Washington Wire
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Plan to Seek Use of U.S. Contracts as a Wage Lever  —  The Obama administration is planning to use the government's enormous buying power to prod private companies to improve wages and benefits for millions of workers, according to White House officials and several interest groups briefed on the plan.
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Obama names labor leader to fiscal commission  —  President Obama announced today his appointees to a recently created bipartisan fiscal commission, including prominent labor leader and Democratic activist Andy Stern.  —  Stern, chairman of the Service Employees International Union …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
 
 
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