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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
The politics of Obama's offshore drilling announcement  —  Here are the two main political implications of the Obama administration's announcement that it will expand offshore drilling:  — A compromise with Conservadems While Republicans have been particularly loud in their support …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner rebukes Obama offshore drilling plan  —  President Barack Obama's plan to allow expanded offshore oil and gas exploration won rebuke from the top House Republican on Wednesday.  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed the president's plan as not going far enough in opening up U.S. waters for exploration.
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama Details Plan to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Drill, Obama, Drill  —  For a Democratic president …
Discussion: Grist, Swampland and Prairie Weather
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ALL PART OF THE PLAN.... We talked earlier about the Obama …
Discussion: Wonkette and TalkLeft
Jonathan Martin / Ben Smith's Blog:
Tony Perkins urges conservatives to stop giving money to RNC  —  Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council and an influential social conservative, is urging his members to stop giving money to the Republican National Committee, POLITICO has learned.  —  “I've hinted at this before …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
RNC cancels Young Eagles events  —  In the wake of a scandal around the Republican National Committee's sponsorship of an event at a racy Los Angeles club, the committee is putting parts of its Young Eagles program for younger donors on hold.  —  With traditional major donors shying away …
Brody Mullins / Washington Wire:
Former GOP Officials Launch Political Group  —  As troubles at the Republican National Committee continue, a group of former Republican officials are starting an outside political group that could compete with the RNC for wealthy donors and prominence.  —  The group, American Crossroads …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Mark Preston / CNN:
Conservative leader tells donors to stop giving to RNC  —  (CNN) - The head of an influential social conservative organization urged supporters Wednesday to stop donating to the Republican National Committee and instead contribute to its own coffers or to candidates with like-minded goals.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
RNC: Dems do it too, sort of
New York Times:
Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretapping Program Illegal  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program was illegal, rejecting the Obama administration's effort to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the most disputed …
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Emptywheel:
Breaking: Judge Walker Grants Summary Judgment Finding Gov't Liable Under FISA
Discussion: Mother Jones and Salon
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court Says Bush Illegally Wiretapped Two Americans
Yahoo! News:
Palin, Fox News, LL Cool J tangle over phantom interview  —  Here's a chapter in the culture wars that no one saw coming: Sarah Palin and Fox News facing off against '80s rap star and actor LL Cool J.  —  Palin makes her hosting debut Thursday night on Fox, as captain of an interview special in Greta Von Susteren's 10 p.m. slot.
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Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
Taxes per Person  —  Some pundits, reflecting on the looming U.S. budget deficits, claim that Americans are vastly undertaxed compared with other major nations.  I was wondering, to what extent is that true?  —  The most common metric for answering this question is taxes as a percentage of GDP.
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: More blame Obama for poor economy, unemployment  —  WASHINGTON — Americans anxious about unemployment and the economy increasingly blame President Obama for hard times, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, amid signs of turbulence in November's midterm elections.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Gallup: Majority Says Dem Health Reform Tactics Were “Abuse Of Power”  —  Yesterday I noted the seemingly odd finding by Gallup that more Americans blame Democrats than Republicans or conservatives for the rash of violence that greeted the passage of the reform law.
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Veronique de Rugy / The Corner on National …:
How Is the Stimulus Money Allocated?  — By: Veronique de Rugy  —  Unemployment isn't a factor, but politics is.  Your stimulus dollars at work.  —  Using recipient report data from Recovery.gov, as well as economic and political data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau …
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Tea Partier Tells Mediaite Racist Sign Was Forged; We Have Him On Record Defending Its Use  —  Self-proclaimed Tea Party founder Dale Robertson told Tommy Christopher at Mediaite that the infamous photo of him holding a sign with the n-word (which he spelled wrong) is a fake.  Reports Christopher:
Brain-Terminal.com Full Feed:
A Trip Down Memory Lane  —  31 March 2010 >> Not too long ago, taking to the streets to protest your government was considered a patriotic act.  —  It's true!  —  But it seems that publicly airing your grievances stopped being patriotic right around noon on January 20th, 2009.
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Center for Community Change:
Immigrant Leaders Get Commitment From RNC Chairman Steele To Help In Securing Republican Support For Immigration Reform  —  WASHINGTON - Today, ten leaders with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) met with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to discuss the future …
Discussion: Washington Wire and Wonk Room
ABCNEWS:
GOP Wary of Health Law Repeal Push in Fall Races  —  GOP leaders temper call for repealing health law, saying jobs, economy are key to fall races  —  Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire that's roaring through the conservative base …
CBS News:
Michelle Obama Blooms in the White House  —  Back in the White House Garden, The First Lady's Popularity is Already Growing by the Bushel  —  (CBS) The White House garden has done quite well in weathering the wild winter.  —  The garden has produced 50 pounds of produce before the tulips even came up.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
The Huffington Post:
Top Bank Regulator Changes Tune, Now Calls For Independent Consumer Agency  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  After months of criticizing the Obama administration's proposal to create a consumer-focused agency dedicated to protecting borrowers from abusive lenders, the nation's top big-bank regulator has reversed course.
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner on National …:
Why All the Wounded Fawns?  — By: Victor Davis Hanson  —  Why are charges of racism and political extremism suddenly in the air?  —  Party politics is always the norm, but what is unusual this time around is the juxtaposition between the once-soaring Obama unity rhetoric of the past …
Discussion: Metablog
Andrew Sabl / The Reality-Based Community:
The Affordable Care act is not a “mandate.”  It's government paying for your private insurance when your employer doesn't.  —  My post on why the ACA will become popular was too long and confusing.  Shorter me:  —  The phrase “individual mandate,” though it explained to wonks …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Jack Shenker / Guardian:
West's Middle East strategy criticised  —  Exclusive: Ex-nuclear chief says west must rethink Middle East policy as speculation grows he may run for office in Egypt  —  Western governments risk creating a new generation of Islamist extremists if they continue to support repressive regimes …
Christopher Weber / Politics Daily:
South Carolina Congressman John Spratt Diagnosed with Parkinson's  —  Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.) announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, saying the condition is in its early stages and won't interfere with his re-election bid.  —  Spratt, 67, made the announcement …
 
 
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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway Take Some Time Out From Battling …
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