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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.
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 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law
Discussion: RADAMISTO
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Rubio opposes Arizona law
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 …
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 …
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
Eamon Javers / The Politico:
Levin slams ‘unbridled greed’  —  A Senate subcommittee hearing became a referendum on the soul of Wall Street Tuesday, as high-level executives from Goldman Sachs defended their actions during the run up to the 2008 financial crisis from charges by committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) …
Discussion: CNN, The Note and ABCNEWS
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Goldman Sachs: One ‘s—y’ deal
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
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
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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 …
Discussion: Right Now and palingates
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.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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.”
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
The Politico:
Obama strategy gets personal  —  Mitch McConnell is in bed with Wall Street “movers and shakers” — and is fronting “cynical and deceptive” arguments on their behalf.  —  John Boehner is a health care Chicken Little to be mocked for predicting Armageddon if the Democrats' reform bill passed.
Discussion: Commentary, The Note and Pajamas Media
 
 
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