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11:10 AM ET, March 24, 2010

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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
In Health Bill, Obama Attacks Wealth Inequality  —  For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government's biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago.
The Politico:
The backlash: Reform turns personal  —  Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats.  —  A tea party participant published what he thought was Thomas Perriello's home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.”
Discussion: National Post and Swampland
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Jon Ward / The Daily Caller:
Reinvigorated Democrats have flustered Republicans on their heels  —  The health-care bill that hung around Democrats' necks for the last several months - right up to the final vote Sunday when some vulnerable congressmen were convinced to support it - has suddenly become a weapon.
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:   Stupak pushes back against claims airport grant bought his vote
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Attorneys general in 14 states sue to block healthcare reform law  —  A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida includes 13 states and charges that the new healthcare reform law in unconstitutional.  Virginia's attorney general filed a separate lawsuit.  —  Audio: Warren Richey and Pat Murphy  —  Miami
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Cuccinelli sues federal government to stop health-care reform law
Discussion: Law Blog and AmSpecBlog
John Dorschner / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Health bill included big Republican idea: individual mandate
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CNN:
States sue to block health care law
Discussion: Politics Daily and NewsBusters.org
Peter Barry Chowka / American Thinker:
Rep. Dingell: It's taken a long time to ‘control the people’  —  Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Dean of the House of Representatives for being the longest serving member of the body (he was first elected in 1955, succeeding his father, Rep. John Dingell, Sr.), made an amazing admission during …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Dingell: It will take a while for ObamaCare to “control the people”  —  Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) defended the ObamaCare bill on WJR's Paul W. Smith show yesterday when the host wondered why Democrats wait until 2014 to stop people from dying through lack of universal health care coverage.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Gap in health care law's protection for children  —  WASHINGTON — Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged.  Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.
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Bloomberg:
Health-Care Overhaul Changes to Start Taking Effect This Year  —  Indoor tanning salons will charge customers a 10 percent tax beginning today in just one of the changes Americans will see as a result of the U.S. health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Quinnipiac University:
Tea Party Could Hurt GOP In Congressional Races, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Dems Trail 2-Way Races, But Win If Tea Party Runs  —  Only 13 percent of American voters say they are part of the Tea Party movement, a group that has more women than men; is mainly white and Republican …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Poll: Tea partiers like GOP
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Reuters:
'It's always the bush league schools,' Coulter contends  —  PHOTOS ( 4 )  —  VIDEO ( 2 )  —  More Images »  —  In this file photo, television personality Ann Coulter speaks to the audience.  —  OTTAWA — After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving …
The Politico:
After meeting, deafening silence  —  The Obama administration shifted this week from red hot anger at Benjamin Netanyahu to an icier suspicion toward the Israeli Prime Minister, who made clear in a marathon of meetings with U.S. officials that he would give ground only grudgingly on their goal …
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The Huffington Post:
Dems To Oppose The Most Alluring Of GOP Reconciliation Amendments  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Democrats in the Senate say they are so committed to passing the House's version of health care reconciliation fixes verbatim, that they are willing to vote against even the most alluring …
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The Huffington Post:
NRSC's Cornyn: We Won't Call For Repealing All Of Health Care
Art Beast / The Daily Beast:
Senator Maddow?  —  Hungry Beast Giving Beast Women in the World  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Republican Senator Scott Brown claims the liberal talk-show host is gunning for his Massachusetts seat.  So why is Maddow the last to know?  Watch her response on MSNBC.  —  Is Rachel Maddow gunning for Scott Brown's Senate seat?
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Major Garrett / Row 2, Seat 4:
On Health Care Day, Obama Skips Signing Executive Order on Abortion; Stupak, on Defense, Compares Order to Emancipation Proclamation  —  UPDATE: PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SIGN THE EXECUTIVE ORDER WEDNESDAY IN THE OVAL OFFICE.  —  President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday.
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Stupak's fall from pro-life grace
Discussion: Politics Daily and Hot Air
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate adjourns in first day of healthcare reconciliation debate  —  The Senate adjourned late Tuesday night after a chaotic seven hours of debate on a landmark healthcare reform reconciliation bill, with Democratic leaders inching towards a final vote by the end of the week.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
By Slim Margin, Americans Support Healthcare Bill's Passage  —  Independents evenly split in their basic reactions, but more are “angry” than “enthusiastic”  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Nearly half of Americans give a thumbs-up to Congress' passage of a healthcare reform bill last weekend, with 49% calling it “a good thing.”
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll show health care plan gains favor
Bloomberg:
Wall Street Despised in Poll Showing Majority Want Regulation  —  Americans are leery about creating a new federal agency to make consumer-protection rules for mortgages and credit cards and would prefer to enhance the existing powers of banking regulators.  —  Most people interviewed …
Erin Geiger Smith / Law Review:
Al Franken Gets Alleged KBR Rape Victim Her Day In Court  —  Jamie Leigh Jones claims she was raped by fellow Halliburton employees when she was working in Iraq in 2005.  —  Her allegations are not pretty — she claims she was given a drink, after which she remembers nothing.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Hail the Conquering Professor  —  The Democrats were walking around in a state of shock.  —  Holy cow, they were saying to themselves.  We're not total wimps!  We don't have to sit around and let ourselves be slapped silly by Republican bullies and Tea Party scaremongers.
Discussion: The Note and Townhall.com
Brian C. Ledbetter / Snapped Shot:
Awesome Jobs: Meet Mr. Official Iranian Salute Guy!  —  In the interests of keeping you entertained, we here at Snapped Shot are always on the lookout for new and exciting things.  Fortunately for you, the world has plenty of dictatorships that provide hours of source material for this kind of thing.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
MEDIA FRAUD- More Proof That the Leftist Media Lied About Racist Attacks On Black Reps While They Ignored Vulgar Attacks By Lib Politicians  —  On Saturday the leftist media reported on a horrible story from their sources at the anti-military Jew-hating conservative-hating Huffington Post.
Azam Ahmed / Chicago Tribune:
How VIPs lobbied schools  —  Duncan's office tracked politicians and others  —  Often, students didn't get into their top choices but went to still desirable schools such as Lane Tech, according to a list obtained by the Tribune.  (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / March 21, 2010)
 
 
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Senate Panel Questions Former Times Lawyer, a Nominee, on Leaks
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