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10:55 PM ET, March 10, 2010


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Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Atlantic Home  —  Go  —  Joshua Green - Joshua Green has been a senior editor for The Atlantic since 2003.  Columbia Journalism Review named him one of ten young writers on the rise. … Eric Massa's Navy Files  —  A couple years ago, I got a tip about Eric Massa.
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Ethics committee closes investigation of Massa  —  The House ethics committee decided Wednesday to close its short-lived investigation into allegations that now-resigned congressman Eric Massa groped and sexually harassed younger male staffers in his office, according to two sources familiar with the decision.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Van Hollen confirms end of Massa ethics probe
Discussion: The Note and Michelle Malkin
The Note:
Rep. Van Hollen: Further Massa Investigation ‘Under Discussion’
The Huffington Post:
Gibbs Fires Back At Chief Justice Roberts Over Obama Criticism  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  The White House fired back at Justice John Roberts Tuesday night, after the Supreme Court Chief told a crowd that he found it “very troubling” that President Barack Obama would criticize the court during his State of the Union address.
Radio legend to run for president?  —  ‘I would not hesitate to make my birth certificate available’  —  Applicants for the Oval Office in 2012 already have begun lining up, just one year into President Obama's term, amid CBS poll results that overwhelming flunk the first-term Democrat …
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Issa raises questions on Sestak  —  The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the Obama administration may have broken the law by offering Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) a job in order to persuade him not to mount a primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter.
Discussion: CNN and
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
White House Pounces on ‘Troubled’ Justice
Discussion: The Politico
Charlie Rose:
Distribute this video:  —  Madam Speaker's take on Congressman Massa: “Poor Baby!”  A remarkable comment, indeed.  Eric Massa represented New York's 29th district: he was a thoughtful, honest and critical Congressman who wasn't glued to his seat.  I didn't share all of his views and wish …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pelosi says House has votes for healthcare if vote were held today  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Tuesday evening that Democrats would have the votes to pass healthcare legislation if it were taken up today.  —  Pelosi, in an interview with Bloomberg and PBS host Charlie Rose …
The Politico:
Pelosi aide knew Massa concerns in October  —  The House ethics committee closed its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former Rep. Eric Massa on Wednesday afternoon — even as an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged for the first time that her office learned …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Wisdom of Soloman
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
House rejects Kucinich's Afghan withdrawal measure
Discussion: The Nation and JammieWearingFool
The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid: Filibuster Rules ‘Likely’ To Change  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged on Wednesday to take a serious look at revising the filibuster rules at the beginning of the next Congress, calling the current level of obstruction in the Senate unacceptable.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Kyl says GOP has the votes to stop some health bill fixes in the Senate  —  Republicans have the votes in the Senate to prevent key changes to Democrats' healthcare package, Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) asserted Wednesday.  —  Kyl, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate …
New York Times:
Parliamentary Hurdle Could Thwart Latest Health Care Overhaul Strategy  —  WASHINGTON — The White House and Democratic Congressional leaders said Tuesday that they were bracing for a key procedural ruling that could complicate their effort to approve major health care legislation …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Entire Senate GOP vows to block policy changes in health bill
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Pundits
New York Times:
More Messages Link Senator to Job Effort  —  WASHINGTON — Previously undisclosed e-mail messages turned over to the F.B.I. and Senate ethics investigators provide new evidence about Senator John Ensign's efforts to steer lobbying work to the embittered husband of his former mistress and could deepen his legal and political troubles.
Discussion: Politics Daily, MyDD and Truthdig
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Glenn Beck on Massa: ‘I Almost Threw Him Out of the Studio’  —  On his radio show today, Glenn Beck lit into former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) for his disastrous, rambling appearance on the Tuesday episode of Beck's Fox News Show.  —  “America, have you ever heard of a 50-year old man having a tickle-fight …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Massa flirts with the right, but Beck isn't tickled
Dave Schnittger / GOP Leader Blog:
Democrats Prepare “Slaughter Solution” to Ram Unpopular Health Care Takeover Through Congress Without a Vote  —  Follow @GOPLeader on Twitter for updates.  —  The twisted scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama's massive health care legislation through Congress …
The Note:
Will Republican Senators Vote Pro-Choice to Kill Health Care Reform Bill?  —  ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports: All 41 Republican Senators vowed in a letter today to do everything in their power to kill Democrats' health care legislation and vote en bloc against procedural motions Democrats …
Discussion: Raw Story, HorseRaceBlog and Daily Kos
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Graham to Obama: Time to ‘step it up’
Florida Times Union:
Times-Union poll confirms Rubio with huge GOP senate lead  —  Crist trailing in all categories except voters from 18 to 29 years old  —  Former House Speaker Marco Rubio's stunning early lead in Florida's Republican U.S. Senate race was confirmed today by an Insider Advantage/Florida Times-Union poll …
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
I turned in Colleen “Jihad Jane” LaRose to the FBI — A Jawa Report Exclusive  —  ***Exclusive***Sticky***  —  Here is The Jawa Report's exclusive report* from the person who notified the FBI about Colleen “Jihad Jane” La Rose's online activities in support of terrorism.
Discussion: Maggie's Notebook
StarCmc / StarCMC's Enemedia Roundup:   Colleen LaRose: YouTube's homegrown terrorist
Scott /
UNCOVERED SHOCKER: SEN. BYRD SINGLE-HANDEDLY STOPPED PRESIDENT CLINTON FROM USING RECONCILIATION  —  “President Clinton got on the phone and called me also and pressed me to allow his massive health care bill to be insulated by reconciliation's protection.”
I. Summary  —  The Roadmap for America's Future, which Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) — the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee — released in late January, calls for radical policy changes that would result in a massive transfer of resources from the broad majority of Americans to the nation's wealthiest individuals.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Ryan Tax Plan: Higher Taxes for 90% of Americans, Less Revenue …
Discussion: Eschaton
Alex Koppelman / Salon:
The liberal case against Dennis Kucinich  —  Progressive hero wants to kill healthcare reform.  Is it finally time to give up on him?  —  The left has been torn over healthcare reform this year.  Some liberals argue that Democrats' current proposals are a major step forward and worth passing despite …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
House GOP leaders to ask conference for immediate moratorium on earmarks  —  House GOP leaders will call for an immediate moratorium on earmarks at a Thursday conference meeting.  —  In a joint statement, Republican leaders said the earmark process had become a symbol of “a broken Washington” …
Veronique de Rugy / Big Government:
Who Is The Stimulus Money Stimulating?  Teachers  —  Based on the data, more than two third of the 594,754.3 jobs “created or saved” with the stimulus funds were “created or saved” in the Department of Education (see chart).  Basically, what the administration meant …
Internet up for Nobel Peace Prize  —  The internet is among a record 237 individuals and organisations nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The number of nominations surpasses last year's record of 205 nominations.  —  The internet's nomination has been championed …
Discussion: The New Editor and Mashable!
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Discussion: The Daily Politics and City Room
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama approval rating at 43%: Rasmussen
Washington Post:
Va. budget plan would shrink general spending to 2006 levels
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Dasha Litvinova / Associated Press:
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