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3:30 PM ET, March 6, 2010

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Karl Rove sets the record straight — sort of  —  As a White House reporter during the Bush presidency, I often worried that I wasn't getting the whole story.  Now, Karl Rove has finally given it to me.  —  His new book, “Courage and Consequence,” promises to “pull back the curtain …
Discussion: Raw Story and Prairie Weather
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
David Gregory: “Bush was courageous too on Iraq”  —  On Morning Joe, Karl Rove's ex-dancing partner David Gregory is asked whether President Obama will be seen as courageous for sticking to his guns if the health care bill passes.  There are so many things wrong with his response it's hard …
BREITBART.COM:
Obama calls ‘entrepreneurship summit’ with Muslims  —  The White House on Friday announced a “summit on entrepreneurship” to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama's outreach to Muslims.  —  The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries …
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
White House Postpones Picking Site of 9/11 Trial
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘STUPAK HAPPENS TO BE WRONG’.... Arguably the single biggest threat to health care reform is Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and his dozen Democratic allies, who are threatening to kill the legislation over indirect, circuitous funding of abortion.  —  Efforts to work with Stupak are ongoing …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Mother Jones and Hot Air
John / Power Line:
Who's A Terrorist Now?  —  One of the key arguments of Barack Obama's Presidential campaign was that he would improve America's image around the world.  This idea was based on the false assumption that anti-Americanism was due to factors peculiar to the Bush administration …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
If The Founders Had Wanted a Supermajority Requirement for the Senate, They Could Have Put One in the Constitution  —  Here's some abject nonsense from Judd Gregg as he tries to foster the misperception that the de facto supermajority created by routine filibustering is part of the Framer's vision of the constitution:
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Andrew Romano / Newsweek:
Majority Rules  —  Seven arguments Republicans should not be making …
Discussion: Liberal Values
Judd Gregg:
Senator Gregg's Senate Floor Remarks on the Democrats' Health …
Discussion: Don Surber and Think Progress
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
RNC Fallout: ‘Ashamed’ donor closes checkbook  —  A prominent Evangelical figure and Republican donor says he will end his contributions to the organized Republican Party in reaction to the leaked fundraising presentation that advised using “fear” to solicit contributions and displayed an image …
Reuters:
Iran's Ahmadinejad calls Sept 11 “big fabrication”  —  (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the September 11 attacks on the United States a “big fabrication” that was used to justify the U.S. war on terrorism, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Laura Berman / Detroit News:
Does DPS leader's writing send wrong message?  —  The president of the Detroit school board, Otis Mathis, is waging a legal battle to steer the academic future of 90,000 children, in the nation's lowest-achieving big city district.  —  He also acknowledges he has difficulty composing a coherent English sentence.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs and CARPE DIEM
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theblogprof:
Another symptom of the problem: Detroit school board President …
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Dem-turned-GOP cites healthcare debate as reason for switch in party's address  —  Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) on Saturday stressed he joined the ranks of the Republicans last December because the Democratic Party had “lost its way” in the healthcare debate.
Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: What Health Reform Will Deliver - This Year  —  In this week's address, President Obama describes how American families will have more control over their health care this year, after health reform passes.  —  Click here to see the video.  —  Here are a few more points …
Discussion: Associated Press
Silla Brush / The Hill:
Dodd in a race to pass financial overhaul measure before leaving for Easter  —  Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) is expected next week to unveil a long-awaited financial overhaul package that will set off a race to pass the measure before lawmakers leave for Easter break.
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Seeking a Future for a Symbol of a Grander Past  —  DETROIT — The last train pulled away more than 20 years ago from Michigan Central Station, one of thousands of “see-through” buildings here, empty shells from more auspicious times.  —  Many of the blighted buildings stay up simply because they are too expensive to tear down.
Discussion: FrumForum
 
 
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Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Iceland Voters Set to Reject Debt Deal
Discussion: Gene Expression and Beat the Press
US Department of State:
TRANSCRIPT:  —  MR. CROWLEY: Good afternoon, and welcome to the Department of State.
Discussion: Commentary
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Real Talk on Health Care and Abortion
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla and TPMCafe
Los Angeles Times:
White House reconsiders holding terror trials in civilian court
Michael Muskal / D.C. Now:
Obama administration encouraged by steady unemployment rate [Updated]
Discussion: Hot Air
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Eric Zorn / Change of Subject:
End Saturday mail: U.S. Postal Service can save billions, join the 21st century
BBC:
US will not adopt ‘genocide’ bill
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
New Palin scandal: Leno might have piped in some laughter for her jokes