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3:05 PM ET, March 9, 2011

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Mark Memmott / NPR:
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns  —  This follows yesterday's news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotapped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization …
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Mark Memmott / NPR Topics:
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns After Board Decides She Should Go  —  NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned after NPR's board of directors decided that she could no longer effectively lead the organization.  —  This follows yesterday's news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller …
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
ADL calls for an apology from NPR executive  —  Joining the ranks of those disappointed with what they saw of two National Public Radio (NPR) executives caught in an undercover sting disparaging aspects of American culture, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Tuesday called on Ron Schiller …
The Politico:
NPR CEO resigns, money war rages
Discussion: The New Republic and Colorlines
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
NPR chief resigns after video sting
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The Politico and USA Today
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times:
NPR ‘appalled’ by its executive's ‘tea party’ remarks in video
Discussion: CNN, The Page and AmSpecBlog
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
David Broder dies; Pulitzer-winning Washington Post political columnist  —  David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Columnist David Broder dies
Discussion: The Politico
David Brody / The Brody File:
Newt Gingrich Tells Brody File He “felt compelled to seek God's forgiveness”  —  Newt Gingrich, who is expected to run for President tells The Brody File that he “felt compelled to seek God's forgiveness” over his past marital infidelity and now that he's at the grandfather stage he is …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
GINGRICH'S PATRIOTISM LED HIM TO CHEAT ON HIS WIVES.... It seems likely that disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) realizes his scandalous personal life will affect his presidential ambitions.  The question, then, is what he intends to do about it.
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway:   Newt Gingrich: I Cheated On My Wives Because I Love America Too Much
David Frum / FrumForum:
Newt's Family Values Problem
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Gingrich: Past Adultery ‘Partially Driven By How Passionately I Felt About This Country’ (VIDEO)
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich: ‘I was doing things that were wrong’
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Just No Hope  —  I was on Hardball today discussing …
Discussion: Salon
Scott Shane / New York Times:
For Lawmaker Examining Terror, a Pro-I.R.A. Past  —  WASHINGTON — For Representative Peter T. King, as he seizes the national spotlight this week with a hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, it is the most awkward of résumé entries.
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Laura Murphy / The Politico:
Will King become the next McCarthy?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Palin would base campaign in Scottsdale  —  The prospect of Sarah Palin running for president is, increasingly, dismissed by a political class that sees her facing weak poll numbers — especially in key early states — and doing nothing to correct them or to buil the infrastructure for a run.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
White House moving to repair troubled relationship with Cabinet  —  News this week of the first departure of a Cabinet secretary from the Obama administration comes amid a wide-ranging effort under the new chief of staff, William M. Daley, to repair badly frayed relations between the White House and the Cabinet.
Bloomberg:
Government Shutdown Opposed by Americans in Poll Faulting Republican Cuts  —  Americans are sending a message to congressional Republicans: Don't shut down the federal government or slash spending on popular programs.  —  Almost 8 in 10 people say Republicans and Democrats should reach …
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William Selway / Bloomberg:
Americans Oppose Republican Attack on Unions in Poll
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, CNN and The Page
Russell Berman / The Hill:
GOP ups pressure on president: 'Let's see some leadership'  —  House Republicans escalated pressure on President Obama to become directly involved in the budget debate roiling Capitol Hill, criticizing the White House for allowing a vacuum of leadership on the issue.  —  “Where is the president?”
Discussion: The Politico and The Hill
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Oh, no! Obama job approval starts down again: Gallup
Discussion: Gallup and Hot Air
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama's Weekly Job Approval Retreats to 46%
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Fix
George F. Will / Washington Post:
On Libya, too many questions  —  In September 1941, Japan's leaders had a question for Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto: Could he cripple the U.S. fleet in Hawaii?  Yes, he said.  Then he had a question for the leaders: But then what?  —  Following an attack, he said, “I shall run wild considerably …
Discussion: The Nation and FrumForum
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Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway:
Some Questions For Advocates Of Intervention In Libya
Mike Carter / Seattle Times:
Arrest in attempted MLK Day bombing in Spokane  —  The FBI has made an arrest in connection with the attempted bombing along the route of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Spokane.  —  An FBI source in Washington, D.C., said one man was arrested Wednesday northeast of Spokane.
Tyler Durden / zero hedge:
Exclusive: Bill Gross Dumps All Treasuries, Brings Total “Government Related” Holdings To Zero, Flees To Cash - No QE3?  —  Based on still to be publicly reported data by Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, in the month of January, has taken its bond holdings to zero …
Discussion: Money & Company
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Schumer Calls GOP Bluff On Spending And Deficits  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the Republican Party's bluff on the need for deficit reduction Wednesday, outlining a fiscal framework that involves broader cuts and revenue raisers than the GOP has proposed — and warning …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
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John Cassidy / Rational Irrationality:
Battle of the Bike Lanes  —  At the risk of incurring the wrath of the bicycle lobby, a constituency that pursues its agenda with about as much modesty and humor as the Jacobins pursued theirs, and which has found its heroine in transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan …
aina.org:
9 Christians Killed, 150 Injured in Attack By 15,000 Muslims and Egyptian Army  —  (AINA) — According to Father Abram Fahmy, pastor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery in Mokatam Hills, on the outskirts of Cairo, Copts were killed and injured today in a fresh attack by Muslims.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Eric Woolson signs on with Tim Pawlenty … THE FIX NEWSLETTERS … THE LIVE FIX … POLITICS & PINTS
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Maine gets first state waiver from healthcare law provision  —  Maine health insurers are getting a temporary waiver from the health reform law's requirement that they spend at least 80 percent of premiums on care, federal regulators decided Tuesday.  —  Maine is the first state to get a waiver.
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
Michael Medved / Wall Street Journal:
Obama a ‘Radical’?  Get Real  —  The president isn't outside the Democratic Party's mainstream.  Republicans will find him easier to beat once they realize the problem is that mainstream.  —  The president had finally let the mask drop and revealed himself, once and for all …
Discussion: protein wisdom and National Review
 
 
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