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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
A carefully crafted immigration law in Arizona  —  The chattering class is aghast at Arizona's new immigration law.  “Harkens back to apartheid,” says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker.  “Shameful,” says the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne.  “Terrible...an invitation to abuse,” says the New York Times' David Brooks.
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Breathing While Undocumented  —  I'm glad I've already seen the Grand Canyon.  —  Because I'm not going back to Arizona as long as it remains a police state, which is what the appalling anti-immigrant bill that Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law last week has turned it into.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is speaking out against the new hard-line immigration law in Arizona, becoming the first prominent national Republican to do so.  —  “I think it creates unintended consequences,” he said in a telephone interview with POLITICO Tuesday.
Discussion: RADAMISTO
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Hysterics against Arizona  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is available exclusively through King Features Syndicate.  For permission to reprint or excerpt this copyrighted material, please contact kfsreprint@hearstsc.com or phone 800-708-7311, ext. 246.  —  In the case of the new Arizona immigration law …
Orlando Sentinel:
Rove says he has ‘problems’ with AZ immigration law
Discussion: Think Progress and The Hill
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rubio opposes Arizona law
Discussion: Think Progress and Commentary
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
In Wake of Immigration Law, Calls for an Economic Boycott of Arizona
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow on the Origin of Arizona's …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
“Enthusiastic” Voters Prefer GOP by 20 Points in 2010 Vote  —  Overall, congressional vote preferences are evenly divided  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Although U.S. registered voters are closely divided in their 2010 congressional election preferences, those who say they are “very enthusiastic about voting” …
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Brody Mullins / Washington Wire:
Wall Street Rules Help GOP Fill Campaign Coffers  —  Republicans are poised to lose the fight over Wall Street regulations, but there is a silver lining: the fight has helped the Republicans pad their campaign accounts.  —  For the first time since 2004, the biggest Wall Street firms …
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Poll stunner: Sen. Bennett on brink of defeat  —  Politics » With time running out, Lee, Bridgewater take the lead among GOP delegates.  —  Unless Sen. Bob Bennett's political fortunes change dramatically in the next two weeks, he could become Utah's first incumbent U.S. senator to lose his party's nomination in seven decades.
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Sen. Graham says immigration dead until borders are secured  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared a comprehensive immigration bill dead on arrival if the government does not first do more to secure its borders.  —  Graham tangled with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during …
Discussion: Politics Daily
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
GOP's Graham: No immigration bill until 2012  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham, the sole Republican working on a bill to legalize illegal immigrants, in effect put the bill on the shelf on Tuesday, saying that a debate now would destroy any prospects for passage and that the issue needs to wait until 2012.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
White House not caving to Graham
Discussion: CNN
The Politico:
Senators' letter to Facebook  —  Four Democratic U.S. senators — Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Michael Bennet (D-Col.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) — on Tuesday were unveiling this letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg:  —  Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,
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CNN:
First on the Ticker: Facebook reacts to senators concerns
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Goldman Sachs: One ‘s—  y’ deal  —  Sen. Carl Levin, pressing a Goldman Sachs trader about the sale of $600 million in questionable securities before the collapse of the nation's financial markets, asked how long he was engaged in pitching a product that a superior called, well...
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Goddard leads in Arizona  —  The Governor's race in Arizona continues to shape up as a rare opportunity for Democrats this year to pick up a major office they don't already have control of.  But although Terry Goddard still leads all of his Republican opponents in the race …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Keith Olbermann Gets Bad News on Sarah Palin Perjury Accusation  —  On last night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann reported on perjury accusations leveled at Sarah Palin by little-blog-that-could Palingates.  At issue is whether Palin opened herself up to criminal liability by claiming …
Gabriel Malor / minx.cc:
Obama Admin Buried Report on Cost of ObamaCare Until After Vote  —  Whoa!  That report from the Medicare actuaries released last week that concluded ObamaCare would raise premiums?  The Obama Administration had it a week before the final vote...and sat on it:
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Inquiry Says Health Care Charges Were Proper  —  WASHINGTON — When major companies declared that a provision of the new health care law would hurt earnings, Democrats were skeptical.  But after investigating, House Democrats have concluded that the companies were right to tell investors …
Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
Israel's fear and loathing of Obama  —  Israel's alarm at the deterioration in its relations with the US is palpable.  In Jerusalem recently, even a liberal commentator told me: “Barack Obama is a disaster for Israel.  I don't think the general public realise just how much of a disaster he is.”
Chris Harris / Media Matters Action Network:
The GOP's Bad News Day  —  Every morning, millions of Americans casually glance at the front page headlines gracing their local newspapers.  Today, readers across the country are confronted with headlines declaring the undeniable fact that Republicans are fighting to protect Wall Street bankers.
Discussion: The Caucus and TPMDC
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid to force repeated votes to end filibuster of Wall Street reform  —  Sen. Harry Reid will force Republicans to vote repeatedly against Wall Street reform to put pressure GOP centrists.  —  A senior Democratic aide said Reid would schedule votes to end a Republican filibuster of the reform bill …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
GOP's Boehner hits Democrats' credibility on Wall Street reform
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Goldman Drama  —  Between 1997 and 2006, consumers, lenders and builders created a housing bubble, and pretty much the entire establishment missed it.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the people who regulate them missed it.  The big commercial banks and the people who regulate them missed it.
Democracy Corps:
Is this the Final Chapter or a New Chapter?  —  We still do not know how this story ends.  We could be at the beginning of a new, six-month chapter with voters growing more invested in the country's current course and shifting their thinking about the issues and stakes.
Roll Call:
Heard on the Hill: Kennedy's Vodka-Fueled Bar Trip  —  Rep. Patrick Kennedy was spotted doing vodka shots last week at a Capitol Hill bar just hours after he spoke about his history of substance abuse at a charity event.  —  An HOH tipster and a pal were sitting at the bar …
New York Times:
Greek Debt Rating Cut to ‘Junk’ Status  —  FRANKFURT — Greece's credit rating was lowered to junk status Tuesday by a leading credit agency, a decision that rocked financial markets and deepened fears that a debt crisis in Europe could spiral out of control.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
House votes down automatic pay raise  —  The House followed the Senate's lead on Tuesday and voted to block its automatic pay raise as it heads into a highly contested election season.  —  The move marks the third consecutive year lawmakers have voted to halt their automatic cost-of-living increase.
Discussion: CNN
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Breaking: Sue Lowden Finally Backs Off “Chickens For Checkups” Barter Policy  —  It took around two weeks and a good deal of national ridicule, but Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sue Lowden has finally backed off of her apparent advocacy for a “chickens for checkups” barter policy to bring down health care costs.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and TPMDC
Simon / Bloggasm:
Editors from LA Times, Salon, CrunchGear, Hot Air, and Mediaite weigh in on whether Gizmodo editor should be considered a “journalist”  —  It was the shot heard round the blogosphere.  After nearly a week of speculation on whether Gizmodo had purchased a “stolen” next-gen iPhone …
 
 
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