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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
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  —  Perry Very Likely to Run; Gingrich Took a Not-Listening Tour; Weiner Unbowed; Obama Ready to Yield on Debt Deal; Gates Channels Rummy, Bashes NATO  —  Texas Governor Set to Upend GOP Race  —  “Ready for launch.”  —  Sources close to Texas Gov. Rick Perry …
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.
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Michael O'Brien / Ballot Box:
Pawlenty benefits from turbulence in Republican presidential field
Discussion: CNN, Eunomia, AmSpecBlog and FrumForum
The Politico:
Romney rivals slam Ames decision
Discussion: The Page
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.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich: ‘This will be your campaign’  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich plans to tell supporters in an email this morning that he will overcome the upheaval in his campaign and “carry the message of American renewal to every part of this great land, whatever it takes.”
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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.
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.
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 …
David Seifman / New York Post:
Weiner finds a friend in Charlie Rangel  —  Randy rep Anthony Weiner has finally found a friend.  —  His congressional colleague Rep. Charles Rangel — who's been on the wrong side of his own House ethics probe — said today that things could be a lot worse for the pervy pol.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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Azi Paybarah / PolitickerNY:
Anthony Weiner's Problem is the Media, Says Rangel [Video]
Discussion: TPMDC, Capital Tonight and Gothamist
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
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 …
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.
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 …
Jim Garamone / American Forces Press Service:
Gates: NATO Has Become Two-tiered Alliance  —  NATO has turned into a two-tiered alliance of members who consume security and those who produce it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.  —  Gates spoke to NATO's Security and Defense Agenda assembly the day after a meeting of the alliance's defense ministers concluded.
Discussion: democracyarsenal.org and Hit & Run
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Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Defense Secretary Warns NATO of ‘Dim’ Future
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Cathy Lynn Grossman / USA Today:
'I'm a Marxist,' Dalai Lama tells Chinese students  —  Usually what we hear from the Dalai Lama is an insistant yet soothing voice for compassion and peace.  —  So Tsering Namgyal, a journalist based in Minneapolis, was jolted by the Dalai Lama's talk to 150 Chinese students this month at the University of Minnesota.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Wall Street's Latest Manufactured Outrage  —  The Fed and other regulators have proposed a set of rules that would put new limits on home mortgages: Borrowers would have to put 20 percent down and would have to show that their mortgage payments would amount to no more than 28 percent of their gross monthly income.
Discussion: Democracy in America
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 …
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 …
 
 
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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Senate legislation may slow, but quorums continue
Sam Baker / Healthwatch:
NARAL hits GOP for tax hikes in abortion bill
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Rasmussen Reports:
Three Way Race: Democrat 40% Republican 21% Tea Party 18%
Wall Street Journal:
Someone Had a Good Week  —  Mitt Romney got off to a strong start.
Kenneth Anderson / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Aligning Compensation Incentives in Higher Education: Is Higher Education Debt or Equity?
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
About Virginia Postrel  —  Virginia Postrel writes about commerce …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Yahoo! News Canada:
China ratings house says US defaulting: report
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Wall Street Journal:
The Lone Star Jobs Surge
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal
Ryan Alessi / cn|2 Politics:
Beshear leads Williams in Ky. governor's race by 21 points after ad blitz, cn|2 poll shows
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How a struggling actor duped friends and investors in a $690M+ Hollywood Ponzi scheme, claiming to buy cheap movie rights and sell them to major streamers

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
FT CEO John Ridding says news publishers “have leverage and should insist on payment” from AI companies and disintermediation is the industry's “biggest threat”

 
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