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I.M Fletcher / New Zealand Conservative:
Sarah Palin is “Evil”?  [Update]  —  [Update] The last sentence seems to have been removed from below the image now.  Thanks to whoever listened to my complaint.  —  That's right; according to whoever writes the copy over at Yahoo! New Zealand, Sarah Palin is “evil”.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Mediaite
ProPublica:
A Reader's Guide to the (Still Coming) Sarah Palin Emails  —  Before Sarah Palin became a political pundit, reality TV star and household name, she did a whole lot of things in Alaska that raised eyebrows once she became a vice presidential nominee.  Reporters began exploring some of those things …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Alaska Releases Palin E-Mails
Matt Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Two separate and reliable source in Texas tell me serious preparations are being made for Governor Rick Perry, 61, to seek the Republican nomination for president.  —  Dave Carney and Rob Johnson — the former top Perry aides who on Thursday left Newt Gingrich's campaign …
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Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Perry Very Likely to Run
Chuck Bennett / New York Post:
Weiner can't afford to quit the DC day job  —  Even if scandal-stained Rep. Anthony Weiner didn't want to stay in office, he needs to stay in office.  —  Unlike many of his peers in the House, Weiner doesn't have a business or even a law degree to fall back on.
Michael O'Brien / Ballot Box:
Pawlenty benefits from turbulence in Republican presidential field  —  A successful economic speech, one rival's campaign implosion and another's decision to skip an influential Iowa straw poll have given Tim Pawlenty a very good week.  —  His campaign hopes to keep the momentum going …
Discussion: CNN, Eunomia, AmSpecBlog and FrumForum
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The Politico:
Romney rivals slam Ames decision
Discussion: The Page
Azi Paybarah / PolitickerNY:
Anthony Weiner's Problem is the Media, Says Rangel [Video]  —  Rep. Rangel says there's no reason for Rep. Weiner to resign.  (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)  —  Rep. Charlie Rangel said there's no reason for his Democratic colleague, Anthony Weiner, to resign …
Discussion: TPMDC, Capital Tonight and Gothamist
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David Seifman / New York Post:
Weiner finds a friend in Charlie Rangel
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
The Huffington Post:
Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Remarks In Anti-Gay Stand Up Set UPDATE: Morgan Apologizes … Tracey Morgan , Tracy Morgan , Tracy Morgan Homophobic , Tracy Morgan Homophobic Standup Set , Tracy Morgan Kill His Son If He Were Gay , Tracy Morgan Stand Up Comedy , Tracy Morgan Anti-Gay …
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National Enquirer:
EXCLUSIVE: JOHN EDWARDS NAILED BY DEAD WIFE's VIDEO TESTIMONY!  —  IN a devastating act of ultimate revenge, a dying Elizabeth Ed­wards recorded a bombshell secret videotape for prosecutors - nailing her cheating husband John as he will stand trial on charges that could land him behind bars for 30 years.
Molly Ball / The Politico:
Rocky start for DNC chairwoman  —  Democrats knew they were getting an outspoken partisan when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz took over the reins of the Democratic National Committee a month ago.  —  But they might not have known just how outspoken.  —  In the four weeks since she succeeded Tim Kaine …
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Companies Spend on Equipment, Not Workers  —  Companies that are looking for a good deal aren't seeing one in new workers.  —  Workers are getting more expensive while equipment is getting cheaper, and the combination is encouraging companies to spend on machines rather than people.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Rule by Rentiers  —  The latest economic data have dashed any hope of a quick end to America's job drought, which has already gone on so long that the average unemployed American has been out of work for almost 40 weeks.  Yet there is no political will to do anything about the situation.
Washington Post:
Stewardship?  Or ideology?  —  The Republicans swept November's midterm election by making it highly ideological, a referendum on two years of hyper-liberalism — of arrogant, overreaching, intrusive government drowning in debt and running deficits of $1.5 trillion annually.  It's not complicated.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Price of Taxophobia: Inefficient Taxes  —  Ever since Ronald Reagan's election in 1980, American politics has been dominated by the presence of a large and powerful ideological movement that's primarily dedicated to the cause of tax cuts.  One result, as shown by my econ team colleagues' suite …
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Center for American Progress:
Ten Charts that Prove the United States Is a Low-Tax Country
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mother Jones
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama extends protections to gay couples under Medicaid  —  Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (Blade file photo by Michael Key)  —  The Obama administration is set on Friday to issue policy guidance to states expanding their ability to offer same-sex couples …
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
God Caught Backing Multiple GOP Candidates for President  —  Photo: Cain:Steve Pope/Getty; Santorum: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images; Bachmann: Darren McCollester/Getty Images; sky: iStockphoto  —  After a thorough investigation, Daily Intel has discovered that God is separately backing …
Josh Barro / City Journal:
Pawlenty's Fuzzy Budget Math  —  On Monday, presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty gave a major speech on economic policy in which he laid out his plan to get America's fiscal house back in order.  The proposal, which includes huge cuts in personal income-tax rates and ambitious spending restraints …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Say Fleeing Police by Car Is a Violent Felony  —  WASHINGTON — Fleeing from the police in a car is a violent felony that can subject criminals to mandatory 15-year prison terms, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a 6-to-3 decision.  —  The decision was the court's fourth encounter since 2007 …
Discussion: Gawker
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Germany Says Bean Sprouts Likely E.Coli Source  —  BERLIN — After days of confusion, German authorities said Friday that they had finally narrowed down the most likely cause of one of the world's worst recorded E. coli infections to contaminated, home-grown bean-sprouts.
Discussion: TIME Healthland and Boing Boing
New York Times:
Brash Style Alienates Weiner From Peers  —  Even as top Democrats intensified pressure on him to resign, Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York tried to power through the day on Thursday and suggest things were getting back to normal.  —  “I'm going to go back to my community office …
Wall Street Journal:
The Lone Star Jobs Surge  —  The Texas model added 37% of all net U.S. jobs since the recovery began.  —  Richard Fisher, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, dropped by our offices this week and relayed a remarkable fact: Some 37% of all net new American jobs since the recovery began were created in Texas.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Pajamas Media
Geoffrey Dickens / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Matthews: Weiner in Trouble Because His Behavior Offends ‘Culturally Backward’ Christian Conservatives  —  On Thursday's Hardball, Chris Matthews determined that Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner could be in danger of being forced out of Congress by Blue Dog Dems who face uphill battles …
Eliza Krigman / The Politico:
AT & T gave cash to merger backers  —  AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they've received big piles of AT&T's cash.  —  In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance …
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal  —  A group of House Democrats is calling for any deal to raise the debt ceiling to bring about the end of the Bush tax rates for the wealthy.  —  The lawmakers, led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), also say that …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hot Air
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Wall Street's Latest Manufactured Outrage
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Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
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Yahoo! News Canada:
China ratings house says US defaulting: report
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Cathy Lynn Grossman / USA Today:
'I'm a Marxist,' Dalai Lama tells Chinese students
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Open amendment process promises long road ahead for non-controversial jobs bill
Pete Kasperowicz / Healthwatch:
Feinstein measure would give feds power to block increased health insurance rates
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Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
GOP's Mitch McConnell, Senate minority leader, stands by vow to block CFPB nominees
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