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NYT in editorial urges Dems to vote for Obama tax deal, best they can get …. Bloomberg Poll: Obama tax deal still deeply unpopular. … Gail Collins to liberal Dems: Congrats, Obama finally got mad! Now the bad news: He got mad at YOU!…..
Through the looking glass: A week after WikiLeaks confirms Karzai as one of most corrupt leaders, Robt Gates hails his "statesmanlike" response to those revelations, and for being a good "partner." …Pew survey finds the public evenly split on whether media reporting WikiLeaks cables is good or bad for—the public….. My live blog of Wiki news and view today is here.
The House narrowly approves Dream Act—but Senate outlook not great.
What a shock: TIME magazine cover today on Palin. She claims Americans agree with her on all the issues, which is demonstrably false. … Another surprise (?): GOPers now feeling uneasy with pledges to end earmarks.
Ohio columnist Connie Schultz (also a senator’s wife) on how Elizabeth Edwards rewrote script for political wives. But if you want to feel sick: Westboro Baptist Church says it plans to picket her funeral.
Our own Jeremy Scahill to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on national security policy this morning.