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9:10 PM ET, March 6, 2011

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The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute:
HIGHLY POLARIZED WISCONSINITES SPLIT OVER WALKER PLAN  —  Substantial support expressed for compromise  —  Wisconsinites are deeply divided over Gov. Scott Walker's plans regarding public employee benefits, wages and unions, according to a Wisconsin Policy Research Institute poll showing 51 percent somewhat …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
White House lavishes praise on Huntsman's support for Obama  —  The White House is showing no signs of letting up on its campaign for Ambassador Jon Huntsman's presidential prospects - if anything, it's in pile-on mode.  —  Chief of Staff Bill Daley on Sunday heaped praise on Huntsman (R) …
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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
McConnell lashes out at White House: 'Where's the leadership?'
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Politico
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama's 2012 reelection team gets moving
Discussion: Pundit Press
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Sen. Alexander on Trump: 'He's famous for being famous,' won't be president  —  Add Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to the bipartisan list of skeptics who don't think real estate Donald Trump has a chance of winning the 2012 Republican nomination for president, much less the presidency.
Discussion: The Politico and HotAirPundit
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CNN:
Trump adviser heads to Iowa Monday
CNN:
Sen. Alexander: Donald Trump has ‘no chance of winning’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
A Liberal Is a Villager Who's Been Screwed By a Mortgage Servicer  —  Dana “the mark” Milbank of the Washington Post  —  The past week has seen a pronounced evolution in the writing of Dana Milbank.  Earlier in the week he severely criticized the incestuous relationship between the political …
Discussion: The Impolitic
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Behind the foreclosure crisis, big banks' reign of error
New York Times:
MERS? It May Have Swallowed Your Loan
Christian Longo / New York Times:
Giving Life After Death Row  —  EIGHT years ago I was sentenced to death for the murders of my wife and three children.  I am guilty.  I once thought that I could fool others into believing this was not true.  Failing that, I tried to convince myself that it didn't matter.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Feministe
Washington Post:
The Wisconsin union fight isn't about benefits.  It's about labor's influence.  —  Political scientists and explain how weakening unions will gut the middle class  —  The battle between Republicans and labor unions in Ohio, Wisconsin and other states is ostensibly about public workers' pay, benefits and bargaining rights.
Los Angeles Times:
Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight  —  L.A. community colleges' green energy plan proves wildly impractical.  The blunders cost taxpayers $10 million.  —  These solar panels at Pierce College in Woodland Hills are among the district's green energy projects that were built.
Discussion: Power Line, L.A. NOW and American Power
Jason Millman / The Hill:
Number of healthcare reform law waivers climbs above 1,000  —  The number of temporary healthcare reform waivers granted by the Obama administration to organizations climbed to more than 1,000, according to new numbers disclosed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sara Just / ABCNEWS:
Tina Brown to Reveal Overhaul of Newsweek on ‘This Week’  —  Legendary Editor Unveils Newly Revamped Magazine After Merger with ‘Daily Beast’  —  Tina Brown will be revealing the first look at the newly redesigned Newsweek magazine this morning on 'This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Pundit Press
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Redesigned Newsweek on stands Monday
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
After rocky start, GOP leaders and freshmen step up communication  —  After a rocky start, the relationship between House Republican leaders and the GOP freshman class has improved in recent weeks.  —  With any relationship, communication is key.  And there has been a lot more of it since …
Discussion: The Politico
Paul Krugman:
Autor!  Autor!  —  A further note on brains and jobs: the story I told in my whimsical magazine piece bears a clear family resemblance to the influential analysis of Autor, Levy, and Murnane a few years later, which argued that the crucial difference in terms of possible replacement of humans …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
White House to Muslims ahead of King hearings: Terror threat ‘real’  —  President Obama's deputy national security adviser told a Muslim audience Sunday that the threat of homegrown terrorism is “real” and that Muslim Americans are part of the solution, not the problem.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Alexandra Zavis / Los Angeles Times:
Report finds 20% of Californians struggled to feed their families in 2010  —  In poll, 1 in 5 California residents said there were times last year when they couldn't afford enough food.  The state ranks No. 16 for food hardship, with the Fresno and Inland Empire areas particularly hard-hit.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and UNCOVERAGE.net
The Independent:
Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views  —  A prominent British imam has been forced to retract his claims that Islam is compatible with Darwin's theory of evolution after receiving death threats from fundamentalists.  —  Dr Usama Hasan, a physics lecturer at Middlesex University …
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
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Michael Scheuer / Washington Post:
Why the Mideast revolts will help al-Qaeda
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Scott Walker's Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Targets Contraception Access
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Talk Doesn't Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy
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Caravans spread ‘awesome news’ world's coming to end
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Fox Hosts Hate-Church Lawyer Who Claims Obama Is ‘The Beast Spoken Of In The Revelation’
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Arid Uka's Gratitude
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Bush adviser defends ‘difficult’ but ‘good’ deal on Libya relations
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Tennessean.com:
Teachers rally draws thousands to Capitol
Jamey Keaten / Associated Press:
Former French President Chirac to stand trial
Discussion: POWIP and Fausta's Blog
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
It's Time to Face the Fiscal Illusion
Associated Press:
Romney Slams President Obama's Health Care Law
Discussion: Booman Tribune