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Adam Smith / The Buzz:
Marco Rubio speaks out on AZ immigration law  —  Here's his statement:
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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.
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Arizona's new immigration law is an act of vengeance  —  Arizona's draconian new immigration law is an abomination — racist, arbitrary, oppressive, mean-spirited, unjust.  About the only hopeful thing that can be said is that the legislation, which Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed Friday …
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow on the Origin of Arizona's Draconian Immigration Law  —  Meanwhile, Jan Brewer's really stepped in it. … Shorter Brewer: At a time of recession, how dare people not financially support our racist xenophobic laws.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
The Hill:
Boehner: Respect Arizona's right to pass its own immigration laws
Rich Lowry / National Review:   Hysterics against Arizona  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This column …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rubio opposes Arizona law
CNN:
Rubio criticizes controversial Arizona immigration law
Discussion: Say Anything
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 …
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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 …
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” …
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.
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Goldman Sachs: One ‘s—y’ deal
Eamon Javers / The Politico:
Levin slams ‘unbridled greed’
Discussion: CNN, The Note and ABCNEWS
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.
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:
Facebook reacts to senators concerns
Discussion: All Facebook
Andy Barr / The Politico:   Sens: Facebook not protecting users
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 …
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.”
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Israel Matzav
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 …
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Gizmodo:
Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers
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 …
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, Breitbart.tv and The Page
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War: PowerPoint  —  WASHINGTON — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shown a PowerPoint slide in Kabul last summer that was meant to portray the complexity of American military strategy, but looked more like a bowl of spaghetti.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Democrats' young voter problem  —  1. Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced his plan to re-build the coalition that helped elect him in 2008, new numbers from Gallup suggest one of the pillars of that foundation is decidedly shaky.  —  Less than one in four voters aged …
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Seth Myers: Could We All Agree That There's Nothing More Nazi Than Saying ‘Show Me Your Papers’?  —  From Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update: … h/t Bob Cesca
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Unemployment challenges Obama's economic narrative  —  WASHINGTON - Even as he touts his efforts to put more Americans to work, President Barack Obama faces a public increasingly skeptical of his ability to bring jobs back to Main Street.  —  During stops in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Fabulous Fab's Damning Email  —  Legal issues aside, I'm surprised that this particular email from Goldman Sachs VP Fabricio Tourre hasn't been the subject of more attention for reasons other than the hilarious nickname: … Name-calling aside, this tends to sharpen one's sense that a fair amount …
Discussion: BBC and Newsweek Blogs
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 …
Boston Globe:
KFC: Who's the fattiest of them all?  —  KFC's newest offering has redefined the American sandwich landscape.  The Double Down sandwich consists of two fried chicken breasts, bacon, cheese, and special sauce.  “This product is so meaty,” reports KFC's website with the sort of pride usually reserved …
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 …
Discussion: Right Now and palingates
 
 
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Obamateurism of the Day  —  Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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