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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 …
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.
The Huffington Post:
Pelosi: ‘Get The Bill.  Go For It.’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that she is leaning toward using a “deeming” mechanism to push health care reform across the finish line.  —  The Speaker, in a press briefing with progressive media …
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:   House plan to pass health care raises constitutional questions
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Pelosi: Controversial tactic an ‘option’ for moving healthcare
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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Fox News:
Clinic: Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid  —  Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid …
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 …
Washington Post:
Kucinich in Obama's crosshairs
Discussion: PostPartisan and Corrente
Drew Wheatley / The Hill:
GOP leadership slams Obama stance on Israel  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a statement Monday criticizing the Obama Administration's “escalated rhetoric” toward the Middle Eastern nation.  —  The attack came after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a list of demands …
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman on Israel
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Cantor: W.H. ‘irresponsible’ on Israel
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 …
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) …
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 and Jules Crittenden
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 …
Josh / Right Wing Watch:
VIDEO: Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Worried about the Government Tracking His Son - Told Crowd He Might Not Get Social Security  —  When Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli isn't speculating about whether or not President Obama was not born in the United States, he apparently worries about the federal government tracking his family.
Discussion: TPMDC
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Not Larry Sabato:
COOCH GONE WILD
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 …
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Stupak: House Dem leaders at least 16 votes short on healthcare reform  —  Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Monday he thinks House Democratic leaders are not close to having the votes to pass health reform.  —  In an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, the anti-abortion rights lawmaker said …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette and Wizbang
Fhardingj / CNN:
Hayworth: Gay marriage opens doors to bestiality  —  J.D. Hayworth gave an interview Sunday to Florida radio station WORL, where he made comments about same-sex marriage.  —  Washington (CNN) - The man who wants to oust Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is so worried about states allowing same-sex marriage …
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William Easterly / Aid Watch:
Defending My Homeboy Hayek from Freakonomics  —  Justin Wolfers has an amusing Freakonomics piece describing how anti-government conservatives are trying to use state intervention to get the anti-statist Friedrich Hayek taught in high school economics classes.
Discussion: Economist's View
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.
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
 
 
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
C-Span Puts Its Full Archives on the Web
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Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
Scientists go ‘gaga’ to find creatures beneath 600 feet of ice
Discussion: RedState
Daniel Dombey / Financial Times:
Congress letter urges action on renminbi
Discussion: Washington Post and The Agonist
Kyle Olson / Big Government:
Robert Gibbs' and Andy Stern's Purple Bracelets a Mark of Clintonesque Solidarity?
Discussion: Wonkette, YID With LID and Moonbattery
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Boxer blimp, the Demon Sheep and Fred Davis
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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
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
New Health Care Whip Count: 190 Yes, 205 No (with Leaners: 202-207)
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
New MoveOn Ad Asks Dems: “Which Side Of History Will YOU Be On?”
Andrew Gilligan / Telegraph:
Muslim gangs imposing sharia law in British prisons
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers