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9:45 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.
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.
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.
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:, Swampland and Pundit Press
Naftali Bendavid / Wall Street Journal:
Deal on Spending Cuts Would Defer Tougher Decisions  —  WASHINGTON—Republicans and Democrats appear increasingly likely to reach a deal that would avoid a government shutdown Friday, but in doing so they are deferring and possibly deepening the challenge of reaching a longer-term spending agreement.
Discussion: The New Republic
Mark A. Kellner / Washington Times:   Boehner rips bid to regulate Internet
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Republicans win round one of budget fight
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Guardian
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 …
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 …
Rachel Maddow /
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Herman Cain wins Tea Party straw poll
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Long-shot GOP candidate wins Tea Party straw poll
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Scared Monkeys
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP reality check: Obama looking tougher to beat in 2012  —  Just four months after posting historic election gains, Republicans are experiencing a reality check about 2012: President Barack Obama is going to be a lot tougher to defeat than he looked late last year.
Discussion: Jay Bookman
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Dual Oil Threats  —  When people talk about the risk posed to the economy by oil price spikes it's worth keeping in mind the fact that there are really two separate threats here.  —  One is that expensive oil is a negative “real” shock to the American economy.
Discussion: New York Times
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
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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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Poll: Palin's numbers slip in Iowa
Discussion: CNN and Ben Smith's Blog
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
Washington Post:
Ohio, Wisconsin shine spotlight on new union battle: Government workers vs. taxpayers
Discussion: RedState
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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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Defiant Clarence Thomas fires back
Discussion: The Note
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
‘Anonymous’ takes down Americans for Prosperity website
Discussion: The Nation and The Raw Story
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