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11:40 PM ET, March 15, 2010

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Ezra Klein:
Nancy Pelosi's strategy for passing health-care reform  —  “My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive,” Nancy Pelosi said in a meeting with reporters this morning.  “We won that fight …
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The Note:
GOP's Dick Armey Predicts Democrats Will Probably Pass Health Care  —  ABC News' Matt Loffman reports:  —  Former Republican House Majority Leader and current Tea Party leader Dick Armey said today that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “inept” but that Congress would likely still pass health care reform.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Pelosi: Passing Health Reform Will Set Stage For Great Debate With GOP  —  In her most expansive case yet for health reform, Nancy Pelosi argued in a small roundtable with bloggers today that passing it into law would set the stage for a great, long-term debate with the GOP over the proper role …
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Pelosi: Controversial tactic an ‘option’ for moving healthcare
Discussion: Hot Air
Lisa Depaulo / GQ Magazine: GQ:
Hello, America, My Name Is Rielle Hunter  —  We've heard from former senator John Edwards, we've heard from his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Saint Elizabeth, and we've heard (bleh) from Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide and faux father.  But through it all—the affair and the cancer-stricken spouse …
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Art Beast / The Daily Beast:
Edwards Sex Tape Details  —  Hungry Beast Giving Beast Women in the World  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Andrew Young tells The Daily Beast he's going on the offensive against his old boss, John Edwards.  Diane Dimond reveals how the sex tape imperils the ex-candidate-and what exactly is on it.
theview.abc.go.com:
Barbara on Her Phone Call From Rielle
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Reliable Source
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
Obama: We Will Get the Votes for Health Care Reform Bill  —  President Obama Tells ABC He Thinks Dems Will Pass Bill, in Exclusive Interview  —  President Obama told ABC News today he is confident that health care reform legislation will pass.  —  “I believe we are going to get the votes …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
It Figures... Obama's Rally Prop ‘Natoma Canfield’ Qualifies For Financial Aid; Is Patient At Top US Cancer Center; Won't Lose Home  —  Obama's Health Care Rally Prop Is In Hospital... Getting Care... Despite No Insurance.  —  Natoma Canfield is 50 years old.  She was diagnosed with cancer 16 years ago.
Fox News:
Clinic: Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
The Huffington Post:
J.D. Hayworth: Gay Marriage Law Could Produce Man-Horse Nuptials  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) primary challenger, former Arizona congressman J.D. Hayworth, warned this past weekend that the same-sex marriage decision handed down by the Massachusetts Supreme Court …
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Fhardingj / CNN:
Hayworth: Gay marriage opens doors to bestiality
Not Larry Sabato:
COOCH GONE WILD  —  Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been in the news a lot recently for his lawsuit against the EPA, his letter to colleges telling them to change their non-discrimination policies and his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.  But he's not done making news yet!
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Josh / Right Wing Watch:
VIDEO: Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Worried about the Government …
Discussion: TPMDC
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Cantor: W.H. ‘irresponsible’ on Israel  —  The second-ranking House Republican blasted the Obama administration as “irresponsible” in its dealings with Israel, accusing the White House of trying to curry favor with the Arab world by deriding America's closest ally in the Middle East.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Another billboard mystery in Minnesota?  —  Somehow, I think people will miss this man more than the one featured in the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard that appeared outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota last month.  Another anonymous advertisement has appeared on the roadside of a major interstate freeway …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Graham: Pelosi has House Dems ‘liquored up on sake’ ready for ‘suicide run’  —  Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday used language that compared House Democrats' efforts to pass healthcare reform legislation to a Japanese kamikaze mission.  —  “Nancy Pelosi, I think …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
The New Republic illustrates a serious piece about the Tea Party movement with a gross photograph that's meant to evoke the pejorative “teabagger.”  —  Here's the article.  Quite apart from the childishness of evoking the term “teabagger” and creating a image to convey the term (to those in the know) …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The Beck Factor at Fox: Staffers say comments taint their work  —  In just over a year, Glenn Beck's blinding burst of stardom has often seemed to overshadow the rest of Fox News.  —  And that may not be a good thing for the top-rated cable news channel, as many of its staffers are acutely aware.
Biz / Twitter Blog:
@anywhere  —  When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn't require a relationship model like that of a social network.  Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more.
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
What will the Supreme Court be like without its liberal leader?  —  Supreme Court Justices are remembered for their opinions, but they are revealed by their questions.  For many years, Sandra Day O'Connor chose to open the questioning in most cases, and thus show the lawyers—and her colleagues …
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:   Transcript: Robert Gibbs on ‘FNS’
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Bachmann: We're Not Going To Obey Health Care Law — 'We Don't Have To' (VIDEO)  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is going a step beyond simply pledging to fight efforts to pass the health care bill — she's openly pronouncing that people should personally declare it unconstitutional and defy it …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Democrats plan hospitable greeting for Tea Partiers  —  Tea Partiers are storming the Capitol tomorrow, and Democrats are preapring to roll out the red carpet.  —  In a memo sent to freshman and sophomore lawmakers, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the House leadership …
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
GOP Gov Candidate Admits Refusing To Salute Flag — Denies Hitting On Campaign Manager, Sex With Underage Girls  —  A far-right Republican candidate for governor of Georgia has issued what must be one of the most counter-productive — and flat-out hilarious — denials in the history of modern political campaigning.
Discussion: Political Insider and Peach Pundit
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Internet Grew 20% More Hateful In 2009  —  A report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Tolerance shows that terrorists and hate groups are turning to Facebook and Twitter in greater numbers, and that the Internet got 20% nastier last year.  —  The report, based on some 11,500 problematic Web sites …
Discussion: Fox News
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Reform Bill From Senate Democrats Calls for More Oversight  —  WASHINGTON — The 1,336-page bill to overhaul financial regulation that Senate Democrats put forward on Monday with the backing of the Obama administration calls for Washington to play a more active role in policing Wall Street.
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Sydelle Moore / Congress Blog:
The Big Question: Should Republicans back financial reform?
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Daniel Foster / The Corner on National Review Online:
Dreier: Democrats ‘About 10 Votes Off’ from Passage in House — By: Daniel Foster  —  In a press conference on Capitol Hill today, Rep. David Dreier (R., Calif.), ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, said the word around the House is that Democrats are still about 10 votes away …
 
 
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Kyle Olson / Big Government:
Robert Gibbs' and Andy Stern's Purple Bracelets a Mark of Clintonesque Solidarity?
Kathie Bassett / The Telegraph:
Costello opposes heath care reform bill in its current form
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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Political Rx: Democratic health-defectors
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Boxer blimp, the Demon Sheep and Fred Davis
Larry Downes / The Hill:
Net neutrality would end innovation, not preserve it
Discussion: The Politico
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama pollster: Revise process, not goals
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Obama's illusions of cost-control
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
New Health Care Whip Count: 190 Yes, 205 No (with Leaners: 202-207)
 Earlier Items: 
Michelle Malkin:
Liveblogging the House Budget Committee wreckonciliation mark-up
Discussion: RedState and NewsReal Blog
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
The Colorado Primaries  —  We wrap up our Colorado poll today …
Andrew Gilligan / Telegraph:
Muslim gangs imposing sharia law in British prisons
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Two Pictures Tell the Story on Health Care Debate
Discussion: News Desk and Hullabaloo