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9:25 AM ET, February 28, 2011

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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Home News  —  The Dish is moving!  In April, we'll be joining The Daily Beast.  —  For me, it's a strange mixture of excitement and sadness.  Sadness because the Atlantic has been a very special home for me and all the interns and staffers who have worked at the Dish.
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Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Sullivan Joins The Daily Beast!  —  In exciting news for the two-year-old Daily Beast, the blogging trailblazer is moving his influential Daily Dish to our site.  His blog will occupy a new channel starting in early April, and he will become a Newsweek contributor.
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Demonstrators Can Continue Overnight Stays in Wisconsin Capitol  —  MADISON, Wis. — In a victory — at least a symbolic one — for Wisconsin's public employee unions, the Capitol authorities announced on Sunday that demonstrators could continue their all-night sleepovers in the building and would not be forcibly ejected or arrested.
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Dennis McLellan / Los Angeles Times:
Frank Buckles, last American veteran of World War I, dies at 110  —  Frank Buckles, one of more than 4 million Americans to serve in World War I, drove ambulances in France and was later a civilian prisoner of war during Japan's invasion of the Philippines in WWII.
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Paul Duggan / Washington Post:
Last U.S. World War I veteran Frank W. Buckles dies at 110  —  Frank W. Buckles died early Sunday, sadly yet not unexpectedly at age 110, having achieved a singular feat of longevity that left him proud and a bit bemused.  —  In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans served in World War I …
Discussion: msnbc.com, Swampland and Pundit Press
Mark A. Kellner / Washington Times:
Boehner rips bid to regulate Internet  —  Debt likened to Sputnik threat  —  House Speaker John A. Boehner lashed out against efforts to regulate Internet traffic before an audience of evangelical Christian media leaders and pointedly responded to President Obama by comparing the challenge …
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Naftali Bendavid / Wall Street Journal:
Deal on Spending Cuts Would Defer Tougher Decisions
Discussion: The New Republic
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Republicans win round one of budget fight
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Guardian
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
THE HILL POLL: On shutdown, more voters would blame Dems  —  Twenty-nine percent of likely voters would blame Democrats for a government shutdown, compared to 23 percent who would hold Republicans responsible, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill.  —  The results are surprising …
The Note:
Politics at the Oscars — Union Support  —  ABC News' Chris Marderosian reports:  —  At the Academy Awards tonight, best cinematography winner Wally Pfister made a point during his acceptance speech of thanking his union crew on “Inception.”  —  Backstage he went further …
Michael R. Bloomberg / Bloomberg:
Limit Pay, Not Unions  —  IN Ohio, Wisconsin and other states facing budget deficits, some elected officials assert that closing those gaps requires achieving labor savings and weakening labor unions.  They are half-right.  —  Across the country, taxpayers are providing pensions …
Rachel Maddow / msnbc.com:
Transcript of: Walker, McCain, roundtable  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This Sunday, revolution in the Middle East and the showdown at home over red ink in Washington and in states like Wisconsin .  Mounting leadership tests for President Obama as the battle lines of the 2012 campaign come into sharper view.
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Becky Schlikerman / Chicago Breaking News:
Farrakhan: Mideast uprisings will come to US  —  Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.  —  “What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt ... Libya, in Bahrain ... what you see happening there …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Herman Cain wins Tea Party presidential live straw poll at Phoenix summit  —  Phoenix (CNN) - Which Republican should become the next president?  Herman Cain, according to a number of Tea Party activists gathered at a weekend summit in Phoenix.  —  Cain, a conservative talk show host …
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Cubachi:
Herman Cain wins Tea Party straw poll
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
‘Anonymous’ takes down Americans for Prosperity website  —  The online activist group “anonymous,” which has used coordinated denial of service attacks — a crude but effective Internet weapon — to temporary disable sites belonging to foes ranging from Scientology to WikiLeaks foes …
Discussion: The Nation and The Raw Story
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
White House Sweats, and He's the Cause  —  WASHINGTON — Michael Strautmanis had no sooner started his White House job as a deputy assistant to the president when his boss began badgering him.  —  “Am I working out?  Am I eating right?”  Mr. Strautmanis recalled President Obama asking.
Discussion: Marbury
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Defiant Clarence Thomas fires back  —  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - his impartiality under attack from liberals because of his attendance at a meeting of conservative donors sponsored by the Koch brothers and his wife's tea party activism - struck a defiant tone in a Saturday night speech …
Discussion: The Note
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
The Only Chart You Need To See To Understand Why The US Is Screwed  —  We're still working our way through Kleiner Perkins' partner Mary Meeker's excellent analysis of the financial condition of the United States.  —  We'll be breaking out some key sections in the next few days.
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Arab World Embraces Israeli's YouTube Spoof of Qaddafi Rant  —  JERUSALEM — A satirical YouTube clip mocking Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's megalomania is fast becoming a popular token of the Libya uprising across Middle East.  And in an added affront to Colonel Qaddafi, it was created by an Israeli living in Tel Aviv.
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Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Ex-Dallas mayor Tom Leppert faces tough odds in U.S. Senate run
Discussion: Ballot Box and Off the Kuff
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Patrick: Not everybody wants to be president
Discussion: Boston Globe
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP reality check: Obama looking tougher to beat in 2012
Discussion: Jay Bookman
Washington Post:
Ohio, Wisconsin shine spotlight on new union battle: Government workers vs. taxpayers
Discussion: RedState
Aljazeera:
Libya protesters control Zawiyah
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Agonist
Nolan Finley / Detroit News:
AWOL Dems defy ballot box
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Voting for the national interest, not self-interest
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
Gates's warning: Avoid land war in Asia, Middle East, and Africa
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New Jersey Online:
Experts say Gov. Christie is making all the right moves for a place on national stage
Discussion: Riehl World View
Michael Whitney / Firedoglake:
Live Updates: Police to Clear Protestors from Wisconsin Capitol Building
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Walker's Over-Reach, Ctd