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9:25 AM ET, March 25, 2010

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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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The Huffington Post:
Byrd Rule To Send Health Care Back To House, Rules Parliamentarian  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday morning in finding two flaws in the House-passed health care reconciliation package.  Neither is of any substance, but the Senate parliamentarian …
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.
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
G.O.P. Forces Another House Vote on Package of Changes to Health Bill
Discussion: Open Left and TalkLeft
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.
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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 …
John / Power Line:
What Was That Line About the Tree of Liberty and the Blood of Tyrants?  —  Today's big news story, along with the epic debate on health care taking place in the Senate, is the Democrats' claim that some of their Congressmen have been threatened with violence after voting for the government's takeover of health care.
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Democrats fear for their families  —  The threats against members of Congress who voted for health care reform have turned from a nuisance to a serious law enforcement issue, increasing security concerns as lawmakers prepare to head home for spring recess.  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation …
Discussion: Althouse and The Page
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
After Health Vote, Threats on Democrats
Discussion: The Politico
Charlottesville Daily Progress / Daily Progress:
Severed gas line found at home of Perriello brother
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 …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oh, by the way, O-Care lets states opt out of the individual mandate
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Pentagon prepares to relax enforcement of 'don't ask, don't tell'  —  The Pentagon is scheduled to announce Thursday that it will relax enforcement of the “don't ask, don't tell” rules that prevent gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military, a decision that officials described …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Gawker
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ABCNEWS:
A ‘More Humane’ Don't Ask, Don't Tell?  —  Pentagon to Announce New Measures to Soften Policy on Military Gays  —  Gays and lesbians serving in the military could soon breathe a little bit easier under the Pentagon policy that prohibits them from disclosing their sexual orientation with threat of discharge.
Discussion: The Politico
The Corner on National Review Online:
Krauthammer's Take — By: NRO Staff  —  On Vice President Biden's profane utterance at the signing ceremony for Obamacare ["This is a big f**n deal"]: … On Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week: … On how Israel was treated by President Obama during the Netanyahu visit:
Discussion: Marbury and AmSpecBlog
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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 …
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 …
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Bienvenue au Canada — By: Mark Steyn  —  A couple of days ago, I mentioned François Houle, the leftist apparatchik and provost of the University of Ottawa who threatened Ann Coulter with criminal prosecution before she'd even set foot on Canadian soil.  —  M. Houle warned Miss Coulter not to “promote hatred.”
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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.
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 …
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
What Republicans Should Do Now  —  Repeal and reform will be a winning issue this fall.  —  Democrats are celebrating victory.  The public outcry against what they've done doesn't seem to bother them.  They take it as validation that they are succeeding at transforming America.
Discussion: Commentary
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.
Tony Coelho / The Politico:
How Dems can win with health care  —  President Barack Obama and the Democrats have won the battle for health care reform.  Thanks to their leadership and perseverance, 32 million uninsured Americans emerged as victors from last weekend's ugly war of words on Capitol Hill.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Joe Biden update: Obama found VP's effing gaffe hilarious highlight of historic day  —  Quick update tonight on Joe Effing Big Deal Biden's effing gaffe at Tuesday's historic healthcare bill signing.  —  According to the Vice President of the United States, getting caught saying the F-bomb …
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
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Discussion: Gothamist and Salon
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Obama has angered women's groups by reaffirming no federal funds for abortion
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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Kos / Daily Kos:
The “repeal” trap  —  Who knew Roger Ebert was a budding political consultant?
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Ezra Klein:
The risk of health-care reform
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Senate sliding inexorably toward procedural reform