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1:05 PM ET, March 24, 2010

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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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Boston Herald:
Republicans feeling blue as Scott Brown win backfires  —  Republican folk hero Sen. Scott Brown is being taunted by triumphant Democrats - and slammed by irked conservatives - after the historic health-care bill he was elected to kill was signed into law by President Obama yesterday.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
A Tea Party Without Nuts  —  President Obama's winning passage of national health care is both exhilarating and sobering.  Covering so many uninsured Americans is a historic achievement.  But the president had to postpone trips, buy off companies and cut every conceivable side deal …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Poll: Tea partiers like GOP
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Mary Katharine Ham / Weekly Standard:
Oops: Health-Care Bill Does Not Cover Kids' Pre-Existing Conditions  —  Obama, yesterday, touted the centerpiece of the health-care reforms that will go into effect this year.  This is what he and Democrats are to run on for November.  These are the advantages of the bill that are to bring about public opinion's swift and total 180:
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.
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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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.
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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.
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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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John Dorschner / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Health bill included big Republican idea: individual mandate  —  The lawsuit against the health care overhaul filed Tuesday by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is focused on a provision that has long been advocated by conservatives, big business and the insurance industry.
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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.”
Silla Brush / The Hill:
TARP watchdog blasts Obama housing program  —  The Obama administration's $75 billion program to help homeowners risks failure by, “merely spreading out the foreclosure crisis,” a top government watchdog said Tuesday.  —  Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general over the $700 billion …
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 …
CBS News:
Poll: Small Bump in Health Care Believers  —  CBS News Survey Shows Americans Giving Obama Credit for Legislation, but Still No Majority Support  —  (CBS) CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.
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.
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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Jeffrey H. Anderson / National Review:
Repeal Means Repeal — By: Jeffrey H. Anderson  —  Less than three days after the passage of Obamacare, many Republicans are already losing their stomach for the fight.  As Ezra Klein gleefully — but aptly — observes over at the Washington Post, “In about 12 hours, the GOP's position …
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Obama gives sugar plums to the special interests  —  “Tonight,” President Obama intoned near midnight Sunday, after the House had passed two health care bills, “we pushed back on the undue influence of special interests. ...  We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.”
Discussion: The New Ledger and AmSpecBlog
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 …
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
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
 
 
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