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12:10 PM ET, March 27, 2010

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Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Nevada tea party candidate facing felony charges  —  LAS VEGAS - A Nevada asphalt contractor who faces a legal challenge to his Tea Party of Nevada candidacy for U.S. Senate was hit Friday with felony theft and bad check charges in Las Vegas that allege he bounced a $5,000 business check last year.
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Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Tea Partiers To Hold ‘Conservative Woodstock’ Event In Harry Reid's Hometown  —  Tea Party activists are kicking off a grand national tour this weekend with an event targeting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in his small home town of Searchlight, Nevada — an event that Tea Party Express describes as a “conservative Woodstock.”
Discussion: Althouse and First Draft
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Face of the tea party is female  —  When the tea party movement burst onto the scene last year to oppose President Barack Obama, the Democratic Congress, and the health care legislation they wanted to enact, some liberal critics were quick to label its activists as angry white men.
Brooke Obie / Media Matters for America:
Fox's Doocy learns the hazards of not vetting guests  —  In typical Fox & Friends fashion, Steve Doocy hyped the Tea Party Express's cross-country tour that is kicking off in Searchlight, Nevada this weekend, with the stated goal to “kick Harry [Reid] out of the Senate” in the November mid-term elections.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
WHY HAS BARACK OBAMA TREATED NETANYAHU SO RUDELY?  “Obama would never treat the president of Equatorial Guinea that way.”  —  Possibly Obama just hates Israel and hates Jews.  That's plausible — certainly nothing in his actions suggests otherwise, really.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Obey, Servants … It's hard to know what to say to something like that.  It's always strange to me to think that police officers have a right to electrocute anyone who doesn't present a direct threat to their person, but this rationale is chilling: … Except it wasn't a lawful order …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Libtalker Calls For Deaths Of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly  —  LIBTALKER: TIME TO DIE  —  Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Beck Targeted By Hate Rhetoric  —  While mainstream conservative talk hosts are under fire for supposedly inciting (since generally debunked) “violence” …
Washington Post:
Ayad Allawi's bloc wins most seats in Iraqi parliamentary elections  —  BAGHDAD — Nearly three weeks after Iraq's elections, the coalition of former prime minister Ayad Allawi emerged with the most seats in the parliament Friday but fell far short of a majority.
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Maj. Gen. Robert Harding Withdraws as T.S.A. Nominee Under Cloud  —  President Obama's choice to lead the agency that guards United States airports abruptly withdrew his nomination on Friday night amid questions about his work as a defense contractor, the second time the White House has lost a nominee for the critical security post.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Page
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
The Lie of the Liberal Arts Education  —  This will be an especially personal post, but as it brings into sharp relief many of the ideas I've spent years writing about here, I figured it's worth sharing.  —  As many of you know, a few evenings ago I received the following email from one of my old creative writing professors:
Telegraph:
Hospital wards to shut in secret NHS cuts  —  Tens of thousands of NHS workers would be sacked, hospital units closed and patients denied treatments under secret plans for £20 billion of health cuts.  —  The sick would be urged to stay at home and email doctors rather than visit surgeries …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama begins tough sell of healthcare and education reform  —  President Barack Obama began the tough job of selling healthcare and student lending reform to a skeptical public in his weekly address.  —  Obama lauded both initiatives, capping a triumphant week in which Democrats passed both measures with zero Republican support.
Discussion: American Power and The Politico
Jesse Lee / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: Two Major Reforms on Health Care & Higher Ed  —  The President looks back on a week that saw the passage of two major sets of reforms: one putting Americans in control of their own health care, and one ensuring student loans work for students and families, not as subsidies for bankers and middlemen.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
RNC rejects joint ‘civility’ statement  —  The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint “civility” statement, POLITICO has learned.  —  Various members of the DNC — including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O'Malley Dillon …
Institute for Justice:
Major First Amendment Victory: Federal Appeals Court Unanimously Strikes Down Limits on Political Speech  —  Media Contacts:  —  (703) 682-9320  —  (202) 527-2598  —  [First Amendment]  —  Arlington, Va.—Today, the federal courts ruled once again to expand free speech rights by striking …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Widening impact of Citizens United
Discussion: Election Law, ACS Blog and TPMMuckraker
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Coburn Pulls The Trigger: Jobless Benefits Extension Blocked By GOP  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) promised that he'd be the next Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) if he had to be.  And last night, he made good on his threat.  —  Coburn is blocking unanimous consent on extension of unemployment benefits, just as Bunning did a few weeks ago.
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Benefits extension on hold for recess
Discussion: CNN, Swampland, Time and The Note
Ed O'Keefe / Federal Eye:
Eye Opener: Group wants southerners to put ‘Confederate Southern American’ on the Census  —  Happy Friday!  With roughly one week until census forms are due, a group of Confederate rights activists is urging southerners with Confederate ancestors to declare themselves “Confederate Southern Americans” …
 
 
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
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