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11:25 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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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.
John / Power Line:
The Left's War on the Kochs  —  The most extraordinary story in the news these days is the all-out assault that the Left is mounting against Charles and David Koch and their company, Koch Enterprises.  A day doesn't go buy—hardly an hour goes by—without some new attack being launched against these two lonely libertarians.
Discussion: Nice Deb and Weekly Standard
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 |
Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Did Scott Walker Get Crank-Call Pwned? (AUDIO)
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Walker On ‘Koch’ Phone Call: ‘I Take Phone Calls All The Time’
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.
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Ben Howe / RedState:
Bad Jew!  —  Union protestors, including waiver award winners Communication Workers of America (CWA), arrived outside of the FreedomWorks headquarters today apparently to hit female activists and police the Jews.  —  Meanwhile, in Denver, the same level headed Unions were scolding …
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
New Tone: Democratic Congressman Urges Union Protesters to “Get Bloody” With Tea Partiers
Discussion: NewsReal Blog, Hot Air and RedState
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
SEIU Protester Harasses Black Tea Partier: “Do You Have Any Children... That You Claim?” (Video)
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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Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Executive Power Grab in the Decision Not to Defend DOMA  —  I can understand the intense political pressure on the Obama Administration not to defend DOMA.  Presumably Obama and pretty much every significant lawyer in the Obama Administration opposes DOMA, whether or not they can take that position on the record.
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 …
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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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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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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Sam Stein / Reuters:
Gov. Walker Informed That Bill Targeting Unions May Cost State $46 Million In Federal Funds
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
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%) …
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mike Huckabee Expresses Deep Doubts About Afghan End Game, Karzai's Corruption
Discussion: The Washington Note and GOP 12
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:
Marin Cogan / The Politico:
Town hall ‘rage’ over spending  —  ORLANDO, Fla.—The two town halls couldn't have been any more different — one a blue-jeans-and-ball-cap affair, rowdy and filled-to-capacity near an impoverished urban strip — the other a smaller confab of polo-shirt-and-Bermuda-shorts clad seniors in a sleek conference room outside Orlando.
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.
Rashid Ameer / The Express Tribune:
Honour crime: Woman killed for refusing to divorce husband  —  A 21-year-old girl was murdered in Khanewal on Monday allegedly by her brother because she had refused to give in to her family's demand to divorce her husband.  —  Ismat Parveen, a resident of Kot Muhammad Hussain …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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 …
Terry Jeffrey / Townhall.com:
Do Wisconsin's Public Schools Deserve to Survive?  —  With the entire nation watching, Wisconsinites are now debating whether the state's public school teachers ought to be required to pay 5.8 percent of their wages to support their own retirement plans and 12.6 percent of their own health-insurance premiums …
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 …
The Blaze:
CLUELESS IN WISCONSIN: SOCIALISTS MARCH BY LIBERALS RIDICULING BECK FOR POINTING OUT SOCIALISTS ARE INVOLVED  —  DREWDER  —  What these people need to understand is that all the protests in the world cannot change hard economic facts.  —  Report Post »  —  Log in to Reply  —  REFLECTIONOGRAPHY
Helen Smith / Pajamas Media:
Manning Up or Wimping Out: Men Don't Exist to Serve Women's Desires  —  Kay Hymowitz's new book wants the current generation of “child-men” to “man up.”  But maybe our society shouldn't have spent decades tearing them down.  —  I read Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys , recently.
Discussion: Right Wing News
 
 
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Biden pokes fun at president with teleprompter joke
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