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9:15 AM ET, March 1, 2010


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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Pelosi Says She'll Get Votes Needed for Health Bill  —  WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is confident she will be able to get the votes needed to pass sweeping health care legislation in the House, even if it threatens the political careers of some members of her party.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Democrats will have votes for health bill, Obama aide says
The Politico:
Rangel to keep gavel & #8212; for now
Discussion: Guardian
Fox News:
Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Sunday Snapshot: Get Ready To Reconcile, Baby
Discussion: Doug Ross
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Menendez predicts Democrats will get votes to pass health bill
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Financial Reform Endgame  —  So here's the situation.  We've been through the second-worst financial crisis in the history of the world, and we've barely begun to recover: 29 million Americans either can't find jobs or can't find full-time work.  Yet all momentum for serious banking reform has been lost.
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
In Senate, a Renewed Effort to Reach a Consensus on Financial Regulation  —  WASHINGTON — When Christopher J. Dodd announced in January that he would not seek a sixth term in the Senate, he called reform of financial regulation, along with health care, “the two most important issues of our time …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
John / Power Line:
Who's Obsessed and Deranged?  —  Frank Rich of the New York Times retired as a drama critic in order to take up his new role as the paper's full-time drama queen.  As an op-ed columnist for the Times, his assignment, apparently, is to write in such a hysterical fashion that Paul Krugman seems rational by comparison.
Steve Tetreault / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
POLL: Obama's visit just bounced off Reid  —  Poll shows senator gained little ground in re-election battle  —  WASHINGTON — During his whirlwind visit to Las Vegas two weeks ago, President Barack Obama mentioned U.S. Sen. Harry Reid by name four dozen times, gave him a big hug and talked him up as if he was a long-lost brother.
New York Times:
Network News at a Crossroads  —  ABC News is making no secret about what is behind the sweeping staff cuts it now faces: raw survival instinct.  —  “I just looked out at the next five years and was concerned that we could not sustain doing what we were doing,” said David Westin …
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Doctors tell Barack Obama to quit smoking  —  The american president has been trying to kick the habit for sometime, apart from the smoking he is in excellent health  —  Barack Obama is still struggling to kick smoking, according to his first medical examination since becoming president.
Discussion: Right Pundits and Tim Blair
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Doctors to Obama: Come back at 50
Discussion: The Politico, Scared Monkeys and CNN
New York Times:
White House Is Rethinking Nuclear Policy  —  WASHINGTON — As President Obama begins making final decisions on a broad new nuclear strategy for the United States, senior aides say he will permanently reduce America's arsenal by thousands of weapons.  But the administration has rejected proposals …
Icarus / Peach Pundit:
Deal Resigning Congress Tomorrow  —  Nathan Deal has called two press conferences tomorrow morning, one in Dalton and one in Gainesville, to announce that he is resigning from Congress.  —  Sources close to his campaign tell me that Deal will resign his seat in Congress to focus on his campaign for Governor.
David Catanese / The Politico:
Tommy Thompson eyes Senate bid  —  Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who served four terms as Wisconsin governor, is securing financial pledges and ramping up his outreach to longtime political aides in preparation for a possible campaign against Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.
Jaime Aron / Associated Press:
US sets medals record, Canada ties gold record  —  VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - While the Vancouver Olympics aren't finished, the medal races are - and in spectacular fashion for North Americans.  —  The United States is guaranteed 37 medals and Canada will finish with at least 13 gold medals.
David Corn / Politics Daily:
Are Democratic Presidents Smarter Than Republican Presidents?  —  Watching President Barack Obama at the White House health care summit last week, it was hard not to have an obvious thought: Could George W. Bush have done this?  It is tough to imagine Bush leading a seven-hour gabfest …
Discussion: Don Surber
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
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Tom Kington / Guardian:
Berlusconi selects female candidates
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Kyl: Senate will pass temporary extension of unemployment benefits
Discussion: The Politico
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Edwards epilogue: Does the press really vet presidential candidates?
Discussion: and TigerHawk