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7:25 PM ET, March 6, 2011


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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) …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
McConnell lashes out at White House: 'Where's the leadership?'  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) charged Sunday that the White House is not serious about reaching a budget agreement with Republicans.  —  “Our national debt is now the size of our economy,” McConnell said on CBS' “Face the Nation.”
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Politico
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama's 2012 reelection team gets moving
Discussion: Pundit Press
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 …
Discussion: The Hill, JSOnline, Hot Air and TPMDC
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
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Behind the foreclosure crisis, big banks' reign of error
New York Times:
MERS? It May Have Swallowed Your Loan
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: HotAirPundit
Trump adviser heads to Iowa Monday
Discussion: Cubachi and Liberty Pundits Blog
Sen. Alexander: Donald Trump has ‘no chance of winning’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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.
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
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Redesigned Newsweek on stands Monday
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 …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Fox Hosts Hate-Church Lawyer Who Claims Obama Is ‘The Beast Spoken Of In The Revelation’  —  Earlier this week, the Supreme Court held that even the most repulsive hate speech — Westboro Baptist Church's anti-gay rallies at military funerals — is entitled to First Amendment protection.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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
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
Moore: Protesters have ‘aroused a sleeping giant’  —  Protesters in Madison have “aroused a sleeping giant” in the national fight for workers' rights, filmmaker Michael Moore told thousands at the Capitol Square on Saturday, as rallies opposing Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals wrapped up their third week.
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Talk Doesn't Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy  —  DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Alone with his psychiatrist, the patient confided that his newborn had serious health problems, his distraught wife was screaming at him and he had started drinking again.  With his life and second marriage falling apart, the man said he needed help.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: The end of the beginning
Discussion: The Lonely Conservative and sisu
Los Angeles Times:
Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight
Discussion: Power Line, L.A. NOW and American Power
Michael Scheuer / Washington Post:
Why the Mideast revolts will help al-Qaeda
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker's Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Targets Contraception Access
The Independent:
Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views
Jessica Ravitz / CNN:
Caravans spread ‘awesome news’ world's coming to end
Discussion: Politicususa
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Arid Uka's Gratitude
Discussion: Cold Fury
 Earlier Items: 
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Bush adviser defends ‘difficult’ but ‘good’ deal on Libya relations
Discussion: CNN and Questions and Observations
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