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11:00 AM ET, March 26, 2010


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Sarah Ebner / Times of London:
Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama ‘dumped him for dinner’  —  Giles Whittell, Washington, and James Hider, Jerusalem  —  For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare.  For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Obama Refuses to Dine With Jewish Leader  —  Do you remember when Jesse Jackson said that under Obama Jews would lose all of their clout?  —  He was right.  —  (Top left clockwise) Barack and Michelle Obama and radical Leftist anti-Israel Professor Edward Said at a May 1998 Arab community event …
Jerusalem Post:
Obama demands Netanyahu's peace answers by Saturday
Telegraph:   Nile Gardiner  —  Nile Gardiner is a Washington-based foreign …
Natasha Mozgavaya / Haaretz:
Nearly 300 Congress members declare commitment to ‘unbreakable’ U.S.-Israel bond
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Weasel Zippers
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
U.S. Settlement Demands Test Netanyahu in Israel
Adrian Blomfield / Telegraph:
Obama snubbed Netanyahu for dinner with Michelle and the girls, Israelis claim
Avi Issacharoff / Haaretz:
Netanyahu faces a U.S. adamant about East Jerusalem
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Frum thinks critique of GOP led to boot — 2 big bipartisan bashes — Chris Matthews, cornered — HHS Secretary is vastly more powerful — Jackie Calmes to White House beat — Kimberly Dozier to AP  —  FIRST LOOK: Valerie Jarrett is Jake Tapper's exclusive guest Sunday as he begins four months of interim-hosting of “This Week.”
Bruce Bartlett / Capital Gains and Games blogs:
David Frum and the Closing of the Conservative Mind  —  As some readers of this blog may know, I was fired by a right wing think tank called the National Center for Policy Analysis in 2005 for writing a book critical of George W. Bush's policies, especially his support for Medicare Part D. In the years since …
Jonathan Weisman / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Is Ready to Run on Health Law
David Frum / FrumForum:
AEI Says Goodbye
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Going to Extreme  —  I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild as health reform finally became law.  But a few days later, it doesn't seem quite as entertaining — and not just because of the wave of vandalism and threats aimed at Democratic lawmakers.
The Note:
McCain and Palin, Together Again: Palin Stumps for McCain in Arizona, Targets Reid in Nevada  —  For the first time since November 2008, Sarah Palin hits the campaign trail today for John McCain.  It's the first stop in a Republican counter-attack that she hopes to lead.  —  Sarah Palin's message to conservatives?
Sarah Palin / Arizona Republic:
A desire to serve defines McCain
Discussion: The Page and GOP 12
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Coburn blocks extension of unemployment benefits, threatens start of recess  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has blocked passage of a crucial package of expiring provisions, including extended unemployment insurance benefits that are scheduled to run out on April 5.
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Unemployment benefits set to expire April 5
Discussion: Open Left
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
New poll finds Obama tied with Anybody in 2012 vote  —  Here's a closeup photo above of the Republican candidate for president who's currently tied with President Obama for the 2012 White House race.  —  No one.  —  Or anyone.  —  A new CNN / Opinion Research Poll out this afternoon …
Fhardingj / CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama tied in hypothetical 2012 matchup
Discussion: Public Policy Polling and The Page
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Iowa man joins protest against Obama and health-care reform  —  IOWA CITY, IOWA — He had no plans to throw bricks, issue death threats, spit in faces or scream racial slurs.  But Randy Millam, 52, intended to make a scene, so he woke up early Thursday morning to prepare for President Obama's visit.
Liberalgirl / State/Regional News for GoDanRiver:
Bullet that hit Cantor office was randomly fired  —  RICHMOND — A bullet that hit a window in Republican U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's office building was fired randomly into the air, police said Thursday.  —  Cantor announced at a Capitol Hill news conference Thursday that a shot had been fired into his Richmond campaign office.
New York Times:
Pope Was Told Pedophile Priest Would Get Transfer  —  MUNICH — The future Pope Benedict XVI was kept more closely apprised of a sexual abuse case in Germany than previous church statements have suggested, raising fresh questions about his handling of a scandal unfolding under his direct supervision …
Washington Post:
Obama readies steps to fight foreclosures, particularly for unemployed  —  The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Possible Retirement, the Likelihood of an Election-Year Confrontation  —  WASHINGTON — No announcement has been made, but the widely anticipated retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens in coming weeks has the White House, Senate and lobbying groups bracing for an election-year confrontation over the future of the Supreme Court.
JPMorgan, Lehman, UBS Named as Conspirators in Muni Bid-Rigging  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and UBS AG were among more than a dozen Wall Street firms involved in a conspiracy to pay below-market interest rates to U.S. state and local governments on investments …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Mitt Romney rolls out 2010 endorsements  —  1. Days after former Alaska governor Sarah Palin unveiled her 2010 target list, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ramped up his own involvement in the midterms — announcing six endorsements in Missouri.  —  Romney endorsed four sitting members …
Discussion: Hotline On Call and Daily Kos
Steve Kraske / Prime Buzz:
Stephene Moore is (almost) IN for Congress
Discussion: Swing State Project and The Eye
Ezra Klein:
What do conservatives believe about health care?  —  Conservative strategist Patrick Ruffini has a searching and skeptical post on his party's approach to health-care reform.  “On health care, I have no idea what our basic guiding principle is,” he writes.  “Seriously, I don't.”
Discussion: TalkLeft
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Personal Income Drops Across U.S.  —  Personal income in 42 states fell in 2009, the Commerce Department said Thursday.  —  Nevada's 4.8% plunge was the steepest, as construction and tourism industries took a beating.  Also hit hard: Wyoming, where incomes fell 3.9%.
Mitch Daniels / Wall Street Journal:
We Good Europeans  —  For now, we better start adjusting to our new status as good Europeans.  —  As if governors these days don't have enough on their plates.  Now that ObamaCare has become law, there's a whole new to-do list for my state:  —  1) Plan for the termination of our Healthy Indiana Plan.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Riehl World View
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark  —  As I have said over and over and over, the left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout ‘racist’ in a crowded country.
Rachel Maddow / The Rachel Maddow Show:
Maddow takes full-page ad in Boston to say she's still not running  —  An ad slated for the Boston Globe.  (Click for full jpg or pdf.)  —  People in Massachusetts picking up their morning papers today may spot an open letter from Rachel Maddow.  The full-page ad explains that she's …
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Bin Laden threatens to kill Americans if Khalid Sheik Mohammed is executed
Discussion: News Desk
Ezra Klein:
Beneath the Obama agenda, the Obama agenda
Discussion: The New Republic and Firedoglake
Max Boot / Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare and American Power
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sharp momentum shift back to the Democrats after passing health bill
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Political Tide Could Wash Away Republican Utah Senator
Discussion: and Salt Lake Tribune
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Q-poll bump for Obama: -1
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Politics Daily
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Discussion: RedState
 Earlier Items: 
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
Will Health Care Rage Create an Isolated Congress?
New York Times:
Paterson Seen With Key Role in Abuse Case
Discussion: Gothamist, Mediaite and The Awl
Tom Lauricella / Wall Street Journal:
Debt Concerns Send Treasury Rates Up
Discussion: The Foundry and The Page
Capitol Weekly:
Could Goldman Sachs do to California what it did to Greece?
Steve Forbes / Fox News:
Could a Chavez-Style Media Crackdown Be Coming Our Way?