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The Note:
Israeli Prime Minister Gets 29 Standing Ovations in Congress, Sends Message to White House*  —  ABC's Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:  —  *UPDATE: President Obama got 25 standing ovations from Congress during his 2011 State of the Union address.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got 29 today.
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Rand Paul skips Netanyahu address  —  As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a warm welcome from a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) skipped out on the speech, sitting quietly at his Senate desk shuffling through papers and newspapers.
Speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress  —  I am deeply honored by your warm welcome.  And I am deeply honored that you have given me the opportunity to address Congress a second time.  —  Mr. Vice President, do you remember the time we were the new kids in town?
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
The U.S. Congress Cheers Netanyahu's Claim That Israel Does Not Occupy The West Bank
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Elder of Ziyon
Globe and Mail:
Transcript of Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to U.S. Congress
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
House members side with Netanyahu
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is  —  This is how President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall and laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. … It was really nice until he got the date wrong by three years.
Allen Wilson / Buffalo News:
Corwin granted court order barring certification of winner  —  Jane L. Corwin this afternoon obtained a court order from State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia barring a certification of a winner in the special 26th Congressional District race pending a show-cause hearing before him later this week.
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
With his budget plan the top issue, Rep. Ryan waded into NY-26 (updated)  —  Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) contributed to New York Republican Jane Corwin's special-election campaign.  —  The House Budget Committee chairman's political action committee, Prosperity PAC, sent a fundraising email …
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Cantor Says Congress Won't Pay For Missouri Disaster Relief Unless Spending Is Cut Elsewhere  —  Firefighters and rescue workers who arrived in Joplin, MO, found that the deadly tornado that hit the state Sunday had left a “barren, smoky wasteland” in its path.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Republican Field: Is This It?  —  How's this for an impressive Republican lineup?  —  A likable former governor and TV personality; a two-term governor with an unmatched fiscal record; another former governor with the best education-reform credentials in the country; a rising star in the House …
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Don't Underestimate Republicans in 2012
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  King: Giuliani ‘very close’ to joining GOP presidential race
Jonathan Riskind / Portland Press-Herald:
Snowe, Collins to vote against GOP budget plan  —  MaineToday Media Washington Bureau Chief  —  WASHINGTON — Maine's Republican senators will vote against the House Republican 2012 budget authored by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, with Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe in opposition to the House GOP-proposed Medicare changes.
Discussion: The Politico, National Review and TPMDC
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Run, Paul Ryan, run
Political Punch:
Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen  —  The president and the orchestra at Buckingham Palace this evening were a bit out of synch.  —  When the president toasted the Queen the orchestra misunderstood a pause and what seemed to be a cue from the president for “God Save the Queen” to begin playing.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama gets the royal treatment
Discussion: CNN
Daily Mail:
The Bin Laden backlash: Angry Muslims demonstrate outside Downing Street as Obama visits Britain  —  Muslim activists descended on Downing Street today in protest at Barack Obama's state visit to London.  —  As the president met David Cameron in Whitehall, an angry crowd of burka clad women …
Discussion: Doug Ross and Atlas Shrugs
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
Obama and Cameron must break this addiction to war
Discussion: Eunomia
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney, Bristol Palin, Erick Erickson and more  —  A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss's own daughter, Bristol Palin.
David Brooks / New York Times:
Britain Is Working  —  In 1920, Winston Churchill's mother held a dinner for M. Paul Cambon to celebrate the end of his 20 years as the French ambassador to Britain.  One of the guests asked Cambon what he had seen in his two decades in London.  —  “I have witnessed an English revolution …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
David Brooks' political dream
Discussion: Eschaton and
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Facebook upgrade spurs fears of political bias  —  Facebook's managers are deploying a new software upgrade that will dismantle myriad groups of like-minded political activists unless they get a special software-key from the company.  —  But Facebook manager are providing very limited information …
Discussion: Hot Air and Atlas Shrugs
What Yale's President Should Have Said about the Frat Boys  —  The Department of Education is currently investigating Yale University for allegedly maintaining a sexually hostile environment.  No one can deny that the New Haven Ivy is in a difficult position.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Charlie Riedel / The Atlantic Online:
Tornado-Damaged Joplin, From Above  —  The death toll in Joplin, Missouri, has now topped 118, making Sunday's catastrophe the single deadliest tornado recorded in the United States since modern record keeping began 60 years ago.  Rescuers continue their work despite hazardous conditions …
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Kansas Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead For Rape: ‘I Have A Spare Tire’  —  The anti-choice tidal wave stemming from the 2010 elections has produced nearly 1,000 anti-choice bills this year alone.  When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) took office last year, he called on the state legislature to create …
The Atlantic Online:
Do We Have the Congo Rape Crisis All Wrong?  —  We've long understood the country's horrifying rate of sexual assault — on average 48 rapes per hour — to be a function and tool of conflict, but it may be something very different  —  The international media lit up last week with news …
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Chrysler repays government loans  —  One of the Detroit car companies bailed out during the financial crisis said Tuesday it had repaid $6.7 billion in loans to the federal government and Canada, plus interest.  —  Chrysler said it was paying both the initial money the government put up in June 2009 …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Will Dems Give Up Their Political Advantage On Medicare In Debt Limit Fight?  —  Is it possible that Democrats will squander the political advantage on Medicare that they just regained over Republicans?  It could happen.  —  At his weekly Capitol briefing with reporters Tuesday …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Gingrich taps former conservative Dem senator as campaign co-chairman  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) named a former conservative Democratic senator as a co-chairman of his 2012 presidential campaign.  —  Gingrich named former Georgia Sen. Zell Miller (D) and Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PAGE THE FAT LADY LIVE BLOGGING  —  10:04 PM: Just after 10 PM, AP calls it for Hochul.  —  10:07 PM: Couple key points to note in these results.  First, as noted below, the Democrat matched the 2006 margin in this district.  And 2006 was a huge wave election for the Dems.
Richard Eden / Telegraph:
Cannes 2011: Peter Fonda encourages his grandchildren to take up arms against President Barack Obama  —  Peter Fonda, the star of Easy Rider, says he is training his grandchildren to use rifles for a conflict with President Barack Obama.  —  Lars von Trier, who was banned from Cannes for praising Hitler …
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