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1:00 PM ET, May 23, 2011


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Sen. Scott Brown / The Politico:
Why I don't back Ryan Medicare plan  —  As part of the 2012 budget discussions, Congress is dealing with Medicare reform.  This debate is long overdue, since its increasing cost must be addressed if we are serious about the nation's growing $14 trillion debt and $1.6 trillion annual deficit.
The Politico:
Republicans ignored warnings on Paul Ryan plan  —  It might be a political time bomb — that's what GOP pollsters warned as House Republicans prepared for the April 15 vote on Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget, with its plan to dramatically remake Medicare.  —  No matter how favorably pollsters …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Digby / Hullabaloo:
“The Tea Party itch has not been scratched”: How the Ryan plan went down  —  “The Tea Party Itch Has Not Been Scratched”  —  Any political observer with even a modicum of sense could see that the Ryan Plan was going to be a complete disaster.  And most of us have been wondering ever since what the hell made them go for it.
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Things Done Changed  —  Remember how it was the beltway conventional wisdom that the Ryan plan was “serious” and “adult” and that it was up to the Democrats to offer a counter and yadda, yadda, yadda.  Things sure have changed in a few months, haven't they?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Eschaton
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Scott Brown a ‘no’ on Ryan budget
The Politico:
Behind the Daniels family veto  —  On Friday, the pieces were coming together nicely for a Mitch Daniels-for-president campaign.  Some top potential staffers were told they would have a job, and to keep their powder dry just a little bit longer.  Several Washington Republicans expected a declaration in the next few days.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Next President Isn't Currently Running (Updated)  —  There's no GOP operative for whom I have higher regard than former RNC chair and senior Bush advisor Ed Gillespie.  He deserves to be taken seriously when he says (according to Politico): “For all intents and purposes, the field is set.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Gingrich: 'I'm not a Washington figure'  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said he doesn't view himself as a “Washington figure,” positioning himself as an anti-D.C. candidate in his campaign for president.  —  Gingrich railed against the Washington, D.C. establishment …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich, citing record, says ignore record
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Richard E. Cohen / The Politico:   John Boehner finds litigation suits him
Josh Margolin / New York Post:
Obama digging up dirt on potential opponent Chris Christie  —  President Obama's re-election campaign is trying to dig up dirt in the Garden State.  —  Despite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's repeated pronouncements that he will not seek the GOP presidential nomination …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Report: Obama camp researching Gov. Christie
Discussion: GOP 12
Obama's achievement: the mouse that roared  —  I don't know what strategic purpose Obama had in mind for addressing the Middle East impasse when last Thursday he made the first of a series of speeches on the subject.  Whatever this may have been, that speech produced one satisfactory result.
A.G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Death Toll Rises to Nearly 100 From Missouri Tornado  —  JOPLIN, Mo. — Much of this southwestern Missouri city lay in ruins on Monday morning after a massive tornado, the latest storm to ravage the Midwest and South this spring, tore through the area, killing at least 90 people.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Pawlenty Campaign Already Dead?  —  Tim Pawlenty's hometown newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, ran the story of his presidential campaign announcement on the Obituary page this morning, City Pages reports.
Discussion: The Blotter
Kevin Hoffman / The Blotter:
DOA: Pioneer Press runs Tim Pawlenty presidential announcement on obit page
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Mediaite
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Biden tells donors: Keep me in mind for 2016  —  Vice President Joe Biden surprised a gathering of donors in Cincinnati last week when he floated the prospect of his succeeding President Barack Obama in the White House.  —  Biden, who started in the Senate young and would be just 70 in 2012 …
Will Kane / San Francisco Chronicle:
Harold Camping ‘flabbergasted’; rapture a no-show  —  (05-22) 19:18 PDT ALAMEDA — The man who said the world was going to end appeared at his front door in Alameda a day later, very much alive but not so well.  —  “It has been a really tough weekend,” said Harold Camping …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Steele to MSNBC  —  This has been in the works, in retrospect, since about January 2009:  —  New York - May 23, 2011 - Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele has been named MSNBC political analyst.  The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and is effective immediately.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Steele signs up with MSNBC
Discussion: Gawker
The Note:
Is Donald Trump Back in the 2012 Race?  —  ABC News' Sheila Marikar and Rick Klein report: Perhaps Donald Trump didn't really bow out after all.  —  The billionaire business mogul phoned into Fox News' “Fox & Friends” this morning to lament the state of the Republican field.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
When Austerity Fails  —  I often complain, with reason, about the state of economic discussion in the United States.  And the irresponsibility of certain politicians — like those Republicans claiming that defaulting on U.S. debt would be no big deal — is scary.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Hochul continues to lead in NY-26  —  Democrat Kathy Hochul continues to appear poised for an upset victory in Tuesday's special election for Congress in New York's 26th Congressional District.  She is polling at 42% to 36% for Republican nominee Jane Corwin and 13% for Tea Party candidate Jack Davis.
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Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
Now popular Republicans ‘not natural-born citizens’
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Daily Mail:
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Channel NewsAsia:
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Discussion: Big Peace and Nice Deb
Jason Zengerle / New York Magazine:
If I Take Down Fox, Is All Forgiven?  —  David Brock has spent …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Althouse
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