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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 …
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 …
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Pelosi: Controversial tactic an ‘option’ for moving healthcare
Discussion: Hot Air
John Feehery / Pundits Blog:
Pelosi to deploy a wide variety of tactics to win vote
Discussion: The Politico
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: Reliable Source and Pajamas Media
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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Andy Barr / The Politico:
Hayworth: ‘Could marry your horse’
Fhardingj / CNN:
Hayworth: Gay marriage opens doors to bestiality
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 …
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.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Israel envoy: U.S. ties at their worst in 35 years
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!
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Political Rx: Democratic health-defectors  —  Republican leaders are warning Democrats that there will be a price to pay at the polls if they vote for the president's healthcare bill.  —  But one leading Democratic strategist suggests that it is Democrats who vote against President Barack Obama …
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Democratic leaders say health bill will pass
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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) …
Larry Downes / The Hill:
Net neutrality would end innovation, not preserve it  —  Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission will issue its much-anticipated National Broadband Plan, making universal access to high-speed Internet connections a national priority.  —  That's a worthy goal, one that would go far toward rescuing …
Discussion: The Politico
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Nancy Scola / American Prospect:
More of a National Broadband To-Do List, Really.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Two Pictures Tell the Story on Health Care Debate  —  Gallup did something pretty cool in connection with their latest health care survey, which was to provide the verbatim responses (.xls) of the rationales given by people who would tell their Congressman to vote for or against the current health care bills, respectively.
Discussion: News Desk, Hullabaloo and The Impolitic
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 …
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Ohio Democrat to Skip Health Care Rally  —  Representative John Boccieri, Democrat of Ohio, whose vote on major health care legislation could be crucial to the outcome, will not be attending President Obama's health care rally on Monday in Strongsville, Ohio, not far from Mr. Boccieri's own district, a spokeswoman said.
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.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama pollster: Revise process, not goals  —  DNC pollster Joel Benenson, in a new poll and memo prepared for the Service Employees International Union and provided to POLITICO, is arguing that Democrats' political woes stem not from the scale of their agenda, but from the perception …
 
 
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Democrats plan hospitable greeting for Tea Partiers
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
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
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Boxer blimp, the Demon Sheep and Fred Davis
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Palin's dad cuts radio ad in Nevada Senate race
Discussion: The Politico
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Obama's illusions of cost-control
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
New Health Care Whip Count: 190 Yes, 205 No (with Leaners: 202-207)
Michelle Malkin:
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The Big Question: Should Republicans back financial reform?
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Muslim gangs imposing sharia law in British prisons
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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