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9:15 AM ET, March 9, 2010

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Stanley Fish / Opinionator:
Do You Miss Him Yet?  —  I know you're not supposed to, but I just love to say I told you so.  —  What I told you back on Sept. 28, 2008, was that within a year of the day he left office George W. Bush would come to be regarded with affection and a little nostalgia.
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Jim Meyers / NewsMax.com:
Bill Clinton Bests Former Presidents to Handle Crisis Today, Newsmax/Zogby Poll Finds  —  If Americans could have a former living U.S. president run the country and deal with the problems facing the nation today, they would pick Bill Clinton by a wide margin, a Newsmax/Zogby poll reveals.
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
The Health Care Whip Count  —  Dems are aiming to pass health care legislation, once and for all, by Easter recess.  But for all their optimistic talk, one thing remains clear: They don't have the votes just yet.  Then again, they don't have a bill yet, either.
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John Flesher / Associated Press:
Stupak: Health bill abortion fight can be resolved  —  TAWAS CITY, Mich. — Prospects are good for resolving a dispute over abortion that has led some House Democrats to threaten to withhold support of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a key Michigan Democrat said Monday.
Kristen Abraham / WJRT-TV:
Bart Stupak holds town hall on health care reform  —  health care, president barack obama, local, kristen abraham  —  Congressman Bart Stupak says the health care legislation process should not be rushed.  —  Stupak has been playing a key role in blocking a health care bill passage.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
AP: Stupak “more optimistic” on ObamaCare deal
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
House liberals want to tie on Senate health bill to vote on fixes
Discussion: Daily Kos and Firedoglake
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Massa as conservative media hero  —  He's spent only 431 days in Congress, has never seen any of his bills pass out of subcommittee and was best known for voting against major pieces of legislation because they weren't liberal enough for him — at least until he was accused of sexually harassing a male staffer.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Former congressman Massa says Democrats set him up over health care  —  Conservative activists rallied Monday to the side of a liberal New York Democrat who had resigned from the House, after he charged that his party's leaders had conspired to oust him over his opposition to President Obama's health-care legislation.
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Eric Massa to Rip Democrats on Glenn Beck's Fox News Show
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Unapologetic Steny disputes Massa account
Discussion: Hotline On Call and CNN
Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
Poll shows Obama, Dems losing ground  —  A majority of Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than it was two years ago and think President Obama and other Democrats fall short of Republicans on the issue of national security, a new poll finds.
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Megan McCarthy / Mediagazer News:
Introducing Mediagazer  —  Mediagazer presents the day's must-read media news on a single page.  —  The media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry.  What do news organizations need to do to survive?  Will books become extinct?
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Source of Obama's Trouble  —  The Obama administration and Democrats in general are in trouble because they are not urgently and effectively addressing the issue that most Americans want them to: the frightening economic insecurity that has put a chokehold on millions of American families.
Pravda.Ru:
United Arab Emirates to Follow Third Reich Policies against Jews  —  Pages: 12  —  The authorities of the United Arab Emirates made an unusual decision.  Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan al-Tamim said on March 1 that anyone who looks or sounds like a citizen of Israel will be blocked …
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
United Arab Emirates to Follow Third Reich Policies against Jews
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
House liberals force vote on pullout from Afghanistan  —  Liberals in the House, who have spent much of the past year complaining that other congressional Democrats and the White House are insufficiently progressive, will get a chance this week to vent about one of their biggest concerns: the war in Afghanistan.
Discussion: The Politico and The Caucus
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
The Limits of Rahmism  —  AS A DOZEN or so top White House officials gathered in Rahm Emanuel's corner West Wing office one morning in early January, the president's political director, Patrick Gaspard, reported on the latest poll numbers in Massachusetts.  With less than two weeks until …
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Simon Heffer / Telegraph:
The end of the road for Barack Obama?
Discussion: neo-neocon
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Glenn Beck, think before you preach  —  UPDATE: Right Scoop grabbed the video:  —  Something very disturbing happened today on FOX.  Glenn Beck, who has, for the most part, steered clear of jihad, sharia and Islamic supremacism, put his toe in the water, and for the first time since I started fighting the long war, I got nervous.
Nancy Scola / American Prospect:
Consider the Possibility that Congress Isn't Very Smart.  —  Matt Bai has a piece in this weekend's New York Times Magazine riffing off of Larry Lessig's important work in correcting both the perception and practice of Congress being horrifyingly warped by the money that flows into campaign coffers.
Geoffrey Dickens / NewsBusters.org:
Dan Rather: ‘Articulate’ Obama Couldn't Even ‘Sell Watermelons’  —  HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Palin, as a child, went to Canada for care [CORRECTED]  —  Sarah Palin told a Canadian audience Saturday that, as a child in Alaska, her family brought her across the border for medical care under the single-payer Canadian system.  —  “We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada …
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Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Sean Penn Suggests Prison Time for Journalists Who Call Hugo Chavez a Dictator  —  At the end of a discussion of Haiti on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, actor Sean Penn went on a rant in defense of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, suggesting prison time for American journalists: “every day …
Kbh / KeithHennessey.com:
Health care reform CPR  —  Can Speaker Pelosi bring health care reform back from the dead?  Did it ever really die? … In addition to my last health care post, Nate Silver summarizes well the forces pushing in both directions.  John Podhoretz also has a good strategic overview.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Crist Poll Preview  —  We are going to have absolutely brutal numbers out on Charlie Crist tomorrow.  —  Here's a little preview: among Republican primary voters 19% would like to see him as Governor a year from now, 14% want him in the Senate, and 56% want him out of elected office.
Discussion: MyDD, TPMDC and Don Surber
William La Jeunesse / Fox News:
California Man Took College Exams for Middle Eastern Students, ICE Officials Say  —  Daniel Higgins doesn't look like a Middle Eastern student, but officials say he routinely portrayed himself as one for almost a decade, getting paid up to $1,500 per student to attend their classes and take exams …
 
 
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Washington Post:
Immigrant rights group slam Obama, Democrats for slow action with legalization bill
Discussion: Think Progress and Moonbattery
BBC:
US anti-gay rights senator comes out
Discussion: Right Pundits and Pharyngula
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to rule on anti-gay protests at military funerals
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Mark Krikorian / The Corner on National Review Online:
Sending a Message with the Census — By: Mark Krikorian
Discussion: Power Line and New York Times
TheDenverChannel.com:
Catholic School Rejects Child Because Of Lesbian Parents
Discussion: Politics Daily
Peter Beinart / The Daily Beast:
What Iraq Costs Us
Fox News:
ACORN Registration Workers Charged With Felony Voter Fraud
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and The Jawa Report
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
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Mark Blumenthal / National Journal Online:
Is Health Care Turnaround A Bad Bet?
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
Cheneyites Lose Stimson, Rivkin, Casey in al-Qaeda Shark-Jump
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CONCERN TROLLING GONE AWRY (AGAIN).... You know who's really looking …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obama To Dems: Reform Will Kick In This Year. This Year. This Year.
Tory Newmyer / Roll Call:
Majority Eyes Earmark Ban
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Hill and msnbc.com