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10:25 AM ET, March 29, 2010


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38 killed in Moscow bombings  —  Moscow, Russia (CNN) — Female suicide bombers detonated explosions that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 38 people, officials said.  —  “It was a terrorist act carried out by the female suicide bombers …
Clifford J. Levy / New York Times:
Subway Blasts Kill Dozens in Moscow  —  MOSCOW — Female suicide bombers set off huge explosions during Monday morning's rush hour in two subway stations in central Moscow, officials said, killing at least 35 people and raising fears that the Muslim insurgency in southern Russia was once again being brought to the country's heart.
Suicide bombings hit Moscow Metro  —  Commuter Alan Broach: “There was a lot of fear and concern around”  —  At least 38 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow Metro trains in the morning rush hour, officials say.
David Nowak / Associated Press:   Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway
Suicide bombers kill 37 in Moscow's subway
Discussion: RT : Top Stories
Clifford J. Levy / New York Times:
Subway Blasts Kill Dozens in Moscow
Discussion: Gates of Vienna and Jihad Watch
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Insurers Might Delay Covering Pre-Existing Conditions  —  WASHINGTON — Just days after President Obama signed the new health care law, insurance companies are already arguing that, at least for now, they do not have to provide one of the benefits that the president calls a centerpiece of the law …
Jennifer Chambers / Detroit News:
Seven arrested in FBI raids linked to Christian militia group  —  At least seven people, including some from Michigan, have been arrested in raids by a FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana as part of an investigation into an Adrian-based Christian militia group, a person familiar with the matter said.
Lee Higgins / News:
FBI raids in Washtenaw, Lenawee counties tied to Michigan militia group
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Punks and Plutocrats  —  Health reform is the law of the land.  Next up: financial reform.  But will it happen?  The White House is optimistic, because it believes that Republicans won't want to be cast as allies of Wall Street.  I'm not so sure.  The key question is how many senators believe …
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Congressional disapproval ratings hit 72 percent, now at late-1994 levels  —  TOP OF THE BALLOT: A side effect of the healthcare process is the highest Congressional disapproval since October 1994; members ready for town hall craziness; Tea Party meets its resistance  —  Highest disapproval of Congress since Oct. 31, 1994
Discussion: and The Fix
Tiffany Gibson / Las Vegas Sun:
With Tea Party in town, Harry Reid helps open shooting park
Discussion: Politics Daily and Weasel Zippers
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Congressman finds political vitriol follows him home to Ohio  —  Rep. Steve Driehaus spent the first Sunday of his two-week break from Washington this way: He made breakfast for his wife and kids, took his son to his mother's house and bought the boy a bicycle while his wife and daughters went shopping.
Washington Post:
Health-care overhaul leaves Democrats in stable condition  —  After steering the landmark health-care reform bill through Congress, the Democratic Party's leaders have emerged mostly unscathed, according to a new Washington Post poll, but they have not received a notable boost in approval ratings.
US ‘may not veto UN resolution on Jerusalem’  —  The US is considering abstaining from a possible UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, sources suggest to the BBC.  —  The possibility surfaced at talks in Paris last week between a senior US official and Qatar's foreign minister.
Jerusalem Post:
‘Obama resigned to nuclear Iran’
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
327 House members tell Obama to make U-turn on US-Israeli relations
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal Metastasizes  —  The fallout from the global sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has created damage to the Vatican unheard-of in my lifetime.  Even when the original cases of pedophile priests in America arose several years back, the moral authority …
On Palm Sunday, Pope Says He Won't Be Intimidated by Abuse Critics
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Guardian
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Obama Team Is Divided on Tactics Against Terrorism  —  WASHINGTON — Senior lawyers in the Obama administration are deeply divided over some of the counterterrorism powers they inherited from former President George W. Bush, according to interviews and a review of legal briefs.
Jonathan Foreman / Times of London:
Nazi scandal engulfs Human Rights Watch  —  Human Rights Watch champions the brutally repressed.  But in the wake of a ‘Nazi’ scandal involving an employee, is all well in its own back yard?  —  At the headquarters of Human Rights Watch, more than 30 storeys above the noise and bustle of Manhattan …
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
High flyer: RNC Chairman Steele suggested buying private jet with GOP funds  —  According to two knowledgeable sources, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele once raised the possibility of using party money to buy a private jet for his travel.
John Harwood / The Caucus:
Democrats Cheer Now, but Grim November May Lie Ahead  —  In politics, as in sports, the thrill of victory sometimes pales alongside the agony of defeat.  In 2010, Democrats remain on track to experience both.  —  Achievement of their decades-long quest for comprehensive health care legislation …
‘Meet the Press’ transcript for March 28, 2010  —  Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Mike Murphy, Bob Shrum  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This Sunday: The president makes history with healthcare reform, but the fight is far from over.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP views Supreme Court as last line of defense on health reform
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Only 27% Say U.S. Will Remain Most Powerful Nation
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
Republicans Criticize as Democrats Defend Obama Appointments
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