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7:20 AM ET, March 25, 2010

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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Hoyer: Members are at risk  —  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.  —  The Maryland Democrat …
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Democrats fear for their families
Discussion: Washington Post and The Page
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Poll: Most Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress …
The Huffington Post:
Wyden: Health Care Lawsuits Moot, States Can Opt Out Of Mandate  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a message for all the attorneys general and Republican lawmakers who are threatening lawsuits and claiming that an individual mandate for insurance coverage is unconstitutional …
Discussion: Wonk Room and The New Ledger
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oh, by the way, O-Care lets states opt out of the individual mandate  —  Alternate headline: “Confirmed: No one read the bill.” … I went looking on Google to find out how Ed and I could have missed this, and it turns out we didn't.  Everyone missed it.  There were precisely two pages of results for …
Fox News:
Senate Will Have to Return Health Bill to House  —  Republicans succeed in forcing a change in a measure altering Obama's newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
McConnell eyes majority, bill repeal  —  Refusing to concede permanent defeat on health reform, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to “repeal the whole bill” and replace it with insurance reforms and other measures that could get bipartisan agreement.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Senate sliding inexorably toward procedural reform
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn  —  A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat's lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.  —  Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.
Charlottesville Daily Progress / Daily Progress:
Severed gas line found at home of Perriello brother  —  Updated: 4:55 p.m. U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello's brother received a threatening letter in the mail on the same day that someone apparently severed a gas line at the home in Ivy.  —  Two conservative Tea Party activists posted the address …
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Andy Barr / The Politico:
FBI investigates Virginia incident
New York Times:
G.O.P. Forces New House Vote on Package of Health Bill Changes  —  WASHINGTON — With the Senate working through an all-night session on a package of changes to the Democrats' sweeping health care legislation, Republicans early Thursday morning identified parliamentary problems with at least …
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David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
G.O.P. Forces Another House Vote on Package of Changes to Health Bill
Discussion: TalkLeft and Open Left
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Senate kicks off vote-a-rama
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
GOP Lawmaker Darrell Issa Poised to Call for Special Prosecutor to Investigate White House  —  Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, told CBS News Wednesday that he will call for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House if it does not address …
Jackson Diehl / PostPartisan:
Obama and Netanyahu: pointless poison  —  So it's now been two weeks since President Obama chose to seize on a poorly-timed Israeli announcement about new Jewish housing in Jerusalem to launch another public confrontation with the government of Binyamin Netanyahu.  The results, so far, are these:
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The Corner on National Review Online:
Krauthammer's Take — By: NRO Staff
Discussion: Marbury and AmSpecBlog
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner on National …:
Israel: One of Many — By: Victor Davis Hanson
Discussion: Eunomia
SEK / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
What do you do in the wake of a crushing political defeat?  —  If you're Jeff Goldstein, you declare yourself to be way cooler than everyone else; if you're Darleen Click, you draw a cartoon in which the President rapes a woman, then tells her that he and friends will be back to rape her again later.
Andrew Blankstein / L.A. NOW:
Actor Robert Culp dies after falling at his Hollywood home  —  Actor Robert Culp, best known for his role as an international tennis star and globe-trotting secret agent in the hit 1960s television series “I Spy,” died Wednesday morning after a fall at his Hollywood home, authorities said.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Bush wipes his hand on Clinton's shirt after shaking hands with Haitian residents.  —  After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January, President Obama asked former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to lead the U.S. relief effort in that country.
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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
George W. Bush Wipes Hand On Bill Clinton's Shirt, After Meeting Haitians
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Gothamist
Joel Provano / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Coulter speech canceled amid fears of violence  —  A speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter was canceled at the University of Ottawa late Tuesday amid concerns that protesters would become violent.  —  The speech was called off moments before it began by organizers of the event …
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Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys  —  Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter …
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Social Security Payout to Exceed Revenue This Year  —  The bursting of the real estate bubble and the ensuing recession have hurt jobs, home prices and now Social Security.  —  This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, an important threshold …
Forbes:
Resisting ObamaCare, Gandhi Style  —  Americans will lose control over basic decisions if this law stands.  —  President Barack Obama came into office promising hope and change.  But he might get more change than he hoped for.  By foisting ObamaCare on a deeply unwilling country he might …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Kos / Daily Kos:
The “repeal” trap  —  Who knew Roger Ebert was a budding political consultant?  —  Ebert Twitter Kirk  —  In just those few characters, we see the difficulties Republicans will have — especially in Blue districts and states — in running on that repeal platform the teabagger base is demanding.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Healthcare bill headed back to the House after marathon Senate push  —  Senate Democrats defeated 29 straight Republican amendments to the Democratic healthcare reconciliation bill before losing a key parliamentary ruling in Thursday's early hours that will force the legislation back to the House of Representatives.
 
 
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Ezra Klein:
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