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5:35 PM ET, February 13, 2011


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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
AP Source: Obama to seek changes in Pell Grants  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's budget plan would cut $100 billion from Pell Grants and other higher education programs over a decade through belt-tightening and use the savings to keep the maximum college financial aid award at $5,550, an administration official said.
Washington Post:
Obama to propose spending cuts in budget plan aimed at countering conservatives  —  President Obama will respond to a Republican push for a drastic reduction in government spending by proposing sharp cuts of his own in a fiscal 2012 budget blueprint that aims to trim record federal deficits by $1.1 trillion over the next decade.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama budget falls far short of debt commission savings plan
Discussion: The Politico
Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
McConnell says Obama agenda is ‘over’
Discussion: The Politico
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
No Argument: Thomas Keeps 5-Year Silence  —  WASHINGTON — The anniversary will probably be observed in silence.  —  A week from Tuesday, when the Supreme Court returns from its midwinter break and hears arguments in two criminal cases, it will have been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a court argument.
Noah Feldman / New York Times:   Sometimes, Justice Can Play Politics
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
John McCain: Putin and Hu Should Watch Out  —  Ariz. Republican Calls Egyptian Revolution “Repudiation of al Qaeda,” Says Protests Will Not Be Confined to Middle East  —  (CBS) Arizona Sen. John McCain predicted on Sunday that the recent governmental overthrow in Egypt …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and HotAirPundit
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MAYBE MCCAIN FIGURED OUT WHO'S ON THE ‘RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY’.... I really have retired my ongoing count of John McCain's Sunday show appearances.  I'm sure folks have gotten the point — Sunday show bookers continue to be obsessed with McCain, and they shouldn't be.
New York Times:
Egypt's Military Dissolves Parliament; Calls for Vote  —  CAIRO — The Egyptian military, for the first time publicly laying out the terms of its rule, said Sunday that it had dissolved the country's parliament, suspended its constitution and called for elections in six months …
Discussion: The Lede, Hot Air and Althouse
Wall Street Journal:
Egypt's Military Rulers Suggest They Will Honor Israel Treaty  —  Egyptians continue their celebrations, a day after the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak came to an end.  Video courtesy of Reuters.  —  CAIRO—Egypt's new military rulers indicated Saturday they would abide by the country's peace treaty …
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Frank Gaffney Braves Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration To Warn CPAC About Grover Norquist  —  CPAC is the year's preeminent conservative conference, bringing together the right and the far-right, but one very prominent neo-conservative voice had vowed to boycott the event this year because …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
David Segal / New York Times:
The Dirty Little Secrets of Search  —  PRETEND for a moment that you are Google's search engine.  —  Someone types the word “dresses” and hits enter.  What will be the very first result?  —  There are, of course, a lot of possibilities.  Macy's comes to mind.  Maybe a specialty chain, like J. Crew or the Gap.
Bcook / Fox Nation:
Palin Crushes Time Magazine Over their ‘Lies’  —  Sarah Palin's recent email to Time Magazine Congressional Correspondent Jay Newton-Small started off congenial enough.  The mood soon shifted dramatically when Gov. Palin attacked the magazine over the “total lies” that had been published about her.
Shane D'Aprile / The Hill:
Boehner on birthers: 'It's not my job to tell the American people what to think'  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that while he believes President Obama is an American citizen and a Christian, Americans have a right to think otherwise if they so choose.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Boehner, Like Cantor, Refuses To Repudiate Birther Conspiracy Theories
Joshua Miller / ABCNEWS:
Gingrich Calls for Worldwide Democracy Promotion  —  Warns Against Muslim Brotherhood Rise in Egypt  —  Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House, criticized the Obama administration's handling of the crisis in Egypt, warned against the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood …
Discussion: HotAirPundit
‘This Week’ Transcript: Revolution in Egypt
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
What Egypt Can Teach America  —  It's a new day in the Arab world — and, let's hope, in American relations to the Arab world.  —  The truth is that the United States has been behind the curve not only in Tunisia and Egypt for the last few weeks, but in the entire Middle East for decades.
The Huffington Post:
Bill O'Reilly Dismisses Beck's Egypt Theory: ‘No Evidence’ (VIDEO) … During the weekly “At Your Beck And Call” segment on his Friday show, Bill O'Reilly dismissed Glenn Beck's theory about the Egyptian revolution—namely, that it marks the beginning of an alliance between Communists …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Byron Tau / The Politico:
Right fractures over Islam  —  While a gay rights controversy drew headlines at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, another — and even more bitter — dispute rippled as views varied widely on how to reconcile the conservative movement with Islam in the United States.
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Salon
Bryan Preston / Pajamas Media:
Video: ACU's Suhail Khan declares that there is no Muslim Brotherhood …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Byron Tau / The Politico:
YAF kicks out Ron Paul  —  A prominent conservative activist group has given Ron Paul the boot.  —  The Young Americans for Freedom has voted the Texas congressman off its national advisory board in the aftermath of his straw poll win at CPAC over his positions on national security issues.
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 Earlier Items: 
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Egypt May Have Just Won The Future.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Press Association:
Muslims good for UK - Cherie sister
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
New York Times:
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Discussion: Althouse and TalkLeft
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Palestinian Leaders Suddenly Call for Elections
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