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6:05 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.
Discussion: The Politico
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The Hill:
Pelosi: GOP has had its day; confident Dems can pull together on health bill  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans have left their mark on the healthcare bill and should accept that the bill will go forward.  —  “They've had plenty of opportunity to make their voices heard …
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
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.
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Steve Tetreault / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Lowden leads GOP Senate field
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.
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Axis of the Obsessed and Deranged
The Note:
Pelosi and the Tea Party ‘Share Views’
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.
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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
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
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Doctors to Obama: Come back at 50
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and Scared Monkeys
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.
Tom Kington / Guardian:
Berlusconi selects female candidates  —  Silvio Berlusconi risks renewed criticism when he unveils his candidate selection  —  Silvio Berlusconi risked renewed criticism of his selection of candidates for election when he unveiled a list that included a Miss Italy contestant …
Discussion: First Draft
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
QUOTE OF THE DAY.... ABC's “This Week” held its usual roundtable discussion this morning, with Elizabeth Vargas hosting a panel of Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson, George Will, and Paul Krugman.  —  The last topic of conversation was introduced by Vargas this way: … This led to a surprisingly long chat about Desiree Rogers.
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Haaretz:
U.S. warns Syria: Stop arming Hezbollah immediately  —  The U.S. administration has asked Syrian President Bashar Assad to immediately stop transferring arms to Hezbollah.  American officials made the request during a meeting Friday with the Syrian ambassador to Washington.
 
 
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Rasool Dawar / Associated Press:
Video of Taliban commander leaves fate unclear
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Combat Generation: Drone operators climb on winds of change in the Air Force
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and ATTACKERMAN
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Kyl: Senate will pass temporary extension of unemployment benefits
Discussion: The Politico
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Kristol: 'I Didn't Watch' The Health Care Summit, But I'll Comment On It As If I Did
Discussion: News Hounds
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Epstein / New York Review of Books:
Publishing: The Revolutionary Future
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Edwards epilogue: Does the press really vet presidential candidates?
Discussion: unbossed.com and TigerHawk