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7:10 PM ET, February 23, 2011

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Murphy / The Beast:
Koch Whore  —  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker answers his master's call  —  “David Koch”: We'll back you any way we can.  What we were thinking about the crowd was, uh, was planting some troublemakers.  —  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: You know, well, the only problem with that—because we thought about that...
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Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Did Scott Walker Get Crank-Call Pwned?  (AUDIO)  —  Is that really Scott Walker?  A New York-based alt-news editor says he got through to the embattled Wisconsin governor on the phone Tuesday by posing as right-wing financier David Koch...then had a far-ranging 20-minute conversation about the collective bargaining protests.
Ezra Klein:
What a prank call proves about Wisconsin  —  Gonzo journalist Ian Murphy noticed one of Wisconsin's Senate Democrats complaining that Gov. Scott Walker was impossible to reach on the phone.  So Murphy came up with a prank call: He posed as right-wing financier David Koch and called Walker's receptionist.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call  —  The Internet is burning up with the news that Governor Scott Walker may have been pranked by a caller claiming to be David Koch, and a spokesman for the Governor, Cullen Werwie, emails a statement confirming the call is legit:
The Huffington Post:
Top Six Revelations in the Call Between Fake David Koch and Governor Scott Walker … The call made by a Buffalo blogger pretending to be billionaire right-wing activist David Koch to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is quickly making an impact on the news cycle.  (You can listen to the call on YouTube: Part 1 |
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Walker On ‘Koch’ Phone Call: ‘I Take Phone Calls All The Time’
Discussion: TPMMuckraker, Ezra Klein and Hullabaloo
The United States Department of Justice:
Statement of the Attorney General on Litigation Involving the Defense of Marriage Act  —  WASHINGTON - The Attorney General made the following statement today about the Department's course of action in two lawsuits, Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States, challenging Section 3 of the Defense …
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Marc Ambinder / NationalJournal.com:
Obama Won't Go to Court Over Defense of Marriage Act  —  An opponent of California's Prop 8 holds an American flag and gay pride flag during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 6, 2010 in San Francisco.  —  President Obama believes that the Defense …
New York Times:
U.S., in Shift, Sees Marriage Act as Violation of Gay Rights  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, in a major legal policy shift, has directed the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act — the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages — against lawsuits challenging it as unconstitutional.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Boehner Spox: It's Not The Appropriate Time To Nix DOMA Defense
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Wonk Room
The Volokh Conspiracy:
DOMA and the Individual Mandate
Discussion: msnbc.com and protein wisdom
Associated Press:
Gov't drops defense of anti-gay marriage law
Discussion: Box Turtle Bulletin
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Fox Reverses Results Of Gallup Poll To Claim Americans Oppose Union Collective Bargaining Rights  —  Yesterday, USA Today and Gallup released a new poll that found that a whopping 61 percent of Americans oppose efforts like those of Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) to strip public sector unions of collective bargaining rights.
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Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Indiana Official: “Use Live Ammunition” Against Wisconsin Protesters  —  A conservative deputy AG let his emotions get out of hand.  It wasn't the first time.  —  Post Comment  —  On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators …
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WLFI-TV:
Deputy AG loses job after tweet drama
Discussion: TPMDC
Michelle Malkin:
Video: CWA union thug strikes young female FreedomWorks activist  —  This is Tabitha Hale, a young conservative activist/original Tea Party organizer/blogger who works for Washington, D.C.-based FreedomWorks.  I know her from her great grass-roots work with Smart Girl Politics when the Tea Party movement was just emerging.
Mary Beth Schneider / Indianapolis Star:
Indiana Senate leader says right-to-work bill is dead  —  Daniels clarifies statements on pending legislation  —  Gov. Mitch Daniels this morning toughened his words about House Democrats who have fled the state is protest of Republican legislative proposals.
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Indiana kills ‘right-to-work’ bill
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Republicans float $2 billion a week in cuts  —  House Republicans plan to pass a two-week stopgap spending bill next week that would keep the government running past March 4 at reduced levels, GOP aides told POLITICO Wednesday.  —  The measure comes on the heels of last week's seven-month appropriation bill …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Cubachi
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Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
How the GOP Can Win the Budget Battle
Sarah Babbage / American Prospect:
Government Shutdown? Don't Count on It
Discussion: Swampland and Taegan Goddard's …
Emily Schultheis / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich confronted over affair  —  PHILADELPHIA — Newt Gingrich's speech at the University of Pennsylvania Tuesday night quickly took a turn for the dramatic when the first student to question him brought up his admitted extra-marital affair and accused him of being “hypocritical” for espousing moral values.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Video: The Daily Show Tortures a Camel in Madison  —  Madison, Wisc.  —  No joke: The Daily Show brought a camel to the protests in Madison the other day, presumably to help make fun of the Cairo/Madison comparisons.  As this video shows, the gag didn't turn out so well:
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Santorum hits left on Crusades  —  Rick Santorum launched into a scathing attack on the left, charging during an appearance in South Carolina that the history of the Crusades has been corrupted by “the American left who hates Christendom.”  —  “The idea that the Crusades and the fight …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Booman Tribune
ABCNEWS:
Obama Condemns Violence in Libya But Doesn't Mention Moammar Gadhafi  —  Violence in Libya Escalates as Nations Move to Evacuate Their Citizens  —  President Obama said the bloodshed in Libya was “outrageous and unacceptable,” but he declined to directly censure Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi …
Linda Borg / Providence Journal:
PROVIDENCE — The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.  —  In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt.  Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Huckabee, Palin, Romney Tie for Lead in GOP '12 Preferences  —  Huckabee's support up six points since September  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have no clear favorite for the party's 2012 presidential nominee at this point, with Mike Huckabee (18%) …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Palin will travel to India next month  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will make her first overseas trip of 2011 next month, when she travels to India to deliver a speech at a high-profile policy conference.  —  Palin will speak on March 19 at the India Today Conclave in the capital city of New Delhi …
Discussion: The Politico, CNN, Cubachi and GOP 12
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
All Your Thoughts Are Belong To U.S.  —  That seems to be the import of the ruling by federal Judge Gladys Kessler in upholding the Obamacare mandate in a suit brought by a group of private plaintiffs in Mead v. Holder (pg.  45, emphasis mine): … Our thoughts are now actions.
Haaretz:
Grad rockets fired at Be'er Sheva for first time since Gaza war  —  One missile hit building in residential area, causing damage; no casualties reported; Palestinians report Israeli air strike retaliation, wounding two Islamic Jihad militants.  —  Grad rockets were fired at the southern Israeli city …
Discussion: Babalú Blog
Patrick Hynes / New Hampshire Journal:
Dem Rep to unions: Time to get ‘bloody’  —  A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation's fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren't enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.”
 
 
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Dan Strumpf / Wall Street Journal:
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Hiram Reisner / NewsMax.com:
Huckabee: I Can Beat Obama
Discussion: The Hill
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Goldman Sachs: House Spending Cuts Will Hurt Economic Growth
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Ezra Klein:
Jamie Galbraith: ‘The government is not, by any means, a pure representative of the working population.’
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Jay Bookman:
A call for armed counterprotesters to Atlanta labor rally
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chicago Tribune:
Chicago's next mayor: Emanuel
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Why Cuts Don't Bring Prosperity