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8:40 PM ET, March 22, 2010

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Mark Halperin / Time:
Republican Plans to Repeal Health Care Bill Will Fail  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California walks to the floor as the House prepares to vote on health care reform in Washington on March 21, 2010  —  In the seven and a half months between now and November's midterm elections …
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Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Obama to sign health care bill Tuesday
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and msnbc.com
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Rep. Steve King floats secession as possible response to health care reform.  —  Yesterday as the House passed historic health care reform legislation, groups of Tea Party activists were still amassed on Capitol Hill protesting the bill.  When word reached them that they had lost their battle …
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David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Through Tears, Tea Party Activists Vow to Keep Fighting Health Care Reform  —  Health Care Win Took Activists by Surprise  —  The Tea Party activists huddled on the south lawn of the Capitol got the news of health care reform's passage in the cruelest way.
Howard Fineman / Newsweek Blogs:
Health Care Reform's Winners and Losers
National Review:
Enter Your E-Mail Address to Sign Up  —  A Campaign Begins Today [Mitt Romney]  —  America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power.  President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Romney + HCR = Toast
Peterhamby / CNN:
DNC drills Romney over health care opposition
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Special Editorial: Repeal  —  The editors of National Review sensibly counsel conservatives, in the wake of last night's victory for Obamacare: “'Nil desperandum'—never despair.”  I agree, though I'm more inclined to the mock-Latin motto of the Harvard band: “Illegitimi non carborundum”—don't let the bastards get you down.
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David Frum / CNN:
How GOP can rebound from its ‘Waterloo’?
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The Allure of Bipartisanship
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
8 Predictions for Health Care  —  Obviously, yes, I was upset yesterday.  I'm glad that this could bring so much joy to peoples' hearts, and of course to know that for many people, the happiest part of passing health care reform seems to have been knowing that it made people like me unhappy.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Roger Ailes
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
News Analysis: Obama's Health Care Victory Carries a Cost
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year  —  Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.  —  McCain and another Republican senator decried the effect health reform legislation …
Adam McDowell / National Post:
University to Ann Coulter: Please watch your mouth  —  Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Reuters As U.S. pundit Ann Coulter prepares to visit Canada this week, a senior University of Ottawa administrator has warned her to use “restraint, respect and consideration” when speaking at the school.
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The Official Google Blog:
A new approach to China: an update  —  On January 12, we announced on this blog that Google and more than twenty other U.S. companies had been the victims of a sophisticated cyber attack originating from China, and that during our investigation into these attacks we had uncovered evidence …
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Neugebauer: I yelled ‘baby killer’  —  Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer was the mysterious lawmaker who shouted “baby killer” during Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-Mich.) floor speech Sunday night, his office said Monday.  —  Rumors that Neugebauer was the yeller began swirling Sunday night …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Neugebauer admits shouting ‘baby killer’
RushLimbaugh.com:
America Hangs by a Thread  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: Today, as we start the radio program, America is hanging by a thread.  So we have to see what we can do with a thread.  At the end of the day, our freedom has been assaulted.  This is the kind of change that people …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Acorn folds  —  The national group ACORN is folding, an official there, Kevin Whelan, said in an emailed statement:  —  The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved a set of steps to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months.
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
WaPo hires Weigel  —  David Weigel, who's been covering the right for the Washington Independent, will soon be heading to the Washington Post.  —  Weigel joins the Post on April 5, and will be launching a blog focused on the conservative movement, tea party activists, and how the GOP's preparing for November.
CNN:
CNN poll: Americans don't like health care bill  —  Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans have a dim view of the sweeping health care bill passed by the House, saying it gives Washington too much clout and won't do much to reduce their own health care costs or federal deficits, according to a new poll released Monday.
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Attorneys general in 12 states poised to challenge healthcare bill  —  As soon as President Obama signs the healthcare bill into law, the attorneys general say they will challenge its constitutionality.  The mandate to buy insurance is at the center of the controversy.
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Wire:
Chamber Won't Push for Health Repeal  —  Republicans in Congress shouldn't look to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support a repeal of the health-care overhaul, the group's chief executive said today.  —  In an interview with Wall Street Journal reporters and editors, U.S. Chamber …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and TPMDC
Mark Axelrod / The Huffington Post:
Death Panels Revisited; Or, Why Americans Have to Fear Adam Carolla  —  It can now be revealed.  There is, in fact, a Death Panel related to the new health care reform legislation and it is headed by, well, Death himself in the guise of Adam Carolla).  He's been on “Family Guy” for some time now …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill  —  A leader of the House liberals' caucus said Monday she'll introduce new legislation to revive the public option.  —  Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Sister Toldjah
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Key Gitmo Detainee Ordered Released  —  WASHINGTON—A suspected al Qaeda organizer once called “the highest value detainee” at Guantánamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday.  —  Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Nelson to oppose reconciliation package, cites student lending bill  —  Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Monday he would vote against a reconciliation package that included changes to healthcare reform and student lending legislation.  —  Nelson said he opposed the package because the student lending bill …
Discussion: Open Left and Hot Air
Ezra Klein:
The five most promising cost controls in the health-care bill  —  It's hard to overstate how important the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) — which makes the official judgments on how much bills cost and save — is in Washington.  But the rest of the country doesn't know what the CBO is, and it doesn't care.
James Randi / James Randi Educational Foundation:
How To Say It?  —  Well, here goes.  I really resent the term, but I use it because it's recognized and accepted.  —  I'm gay.  —  From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there's not much “gay” about being homosexual.  For the first twenty years of my life …
Rhonda Bodfield / Arizona Daily Star:
Rep. Giffords' Tucson office vandalized after health care vote  —  The front door was smashed out at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' congressional office last night.  —  At 2:40 a.m., just a few hours after staff left the building after the late-night vote, the alarm system went off, said spokesman C.J. Karamargin.
Natasha Mozgovaya / Haaretz:
Dershowitz lays into J Street in AIPAC conference dust-up  —  Israel lobbyists face off as commentator accuses new group of dividing the Jewish community.  —  Rival Israel activists locked horns at Monday's AIPAC conference in Washington as leading pro-Israel commentator Alan Dershowitz launched …
David Hogberg / Investor's Business Daily:
20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms  —  With House Democrats poised to pass the Senate health care bill with some reconciliation changes later today, it is worthwhile to take a comprehensive look at the freedoms we will lose.  —  Of course, the overhaul is supposed to provide us with security.
Ezra Klein:
What does the health-care bill do in its first year?  —  As most of you know, the bulk of the bill kicks into effect in 2014.  But it's become a common GOP talking point to say that there are 10 years of taxes for six years of spending.  The graph above compares what the bill spends …
Discussion: EconLog and The Stranger …
Jezebel:
Conservative Blogger Calls For Obama's Assassination On Twitter (Updated)  —  Earlier today, self-described conservative blogger Solomon “Solly” Forell posted a tweet that included a call for assassination, as well as this line: “We'll surely get over a bullet 2 Barack Obama's head!”  It gets worse:
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Obama's Share Determined Dems' Votes on ObamaCare  —  What was the single biggest determinant of whether a Democrat voted yea or nay on the health care bill yesterday?  Actually, it isn't too hard to figure out:  —  This reflects the breakdown in the roll call based on the percentage …
Sahil Kapur / The Raw Story:
Chomsky: Health bill sustains the system's core ills  —  Despite its flaws, I'd have ‘held my nose’ to pass reform, renowned intellectual tells Raw Story  —  He's a hero of many progressives, but his enthusiasm for the passage of health care reform legislation this weekend was fairly muted.
The Huffington Post:
New York Fed Warehousing Junk Loans On Its Books: Examiner's Report  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  As Lehman Brothers careened toward bankruptcy in 2008, the New York Federal Reserve Bank came to its rescue, sopping up junk loans that the investment bank couldn't sell in the market …
 
 
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Joseph Huff-Hannon / The Huffington Post:
Students Go Gaga, Want Out of Bad Romance with Obama
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Rebecca Sive / The Huffington Post:
Abort the Executive Order
Jordan Michael Smith / The Huffington Post:
What Obama Could Learn from a New Book on FDR
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Senator Chuck Grassley:
Grassley says health care reform should apply to President Obama …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Maggie's Farm
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The GOP's newfound love of public opinion
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Eschaton
Newt Gingrich / Human Events:
This Will Not Stand: Newt On the Passage of Obamacare
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Andrew Sullivan / The Huffington Post:
Health Care REACTION: Bill Passes, Analysts Weigh In
Discussion: Philly.com and The Moderate Voice
Mike Thomas / Orlando Sentinel:
Alan Grayson trumps blowhard Chris Matthews on health care.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
ObamaCare Opponents 'Probably Can't Spell Communism and Socialism …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Nice Deb
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: “Hell, no, you can't!”
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
Healthcare, Tradeoffs, and the Road Ahead
Dave Johnson / The Huffington Post:
The Coming Republican Campaign For Medicare Buy-In
Discussion: The Nation
Los Angeles Times:
U.S. may expand use of its prison in Afghanistan