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Dick Durbin: Burris Should Resign Chicago Tribune: The Swamp | Maybe if Durbin had held firm in calling for a special election before, none of this mess would be happening.
Bernanke Calms Nationalisation Fears Financial Times | Now the markets can stop worrying about nationalization and go back to worrying about everything else.
Obama Selling a New Deal, but Promising It Will Be Brief New York Times | Is it really possible to usher in a huge expansion of government, but have it only be temporary?
Scandal-Plagued Republican Says Burris Should Resign The Hill | In a way, both Vitter and Burris may have paid for something they shouldn't have.
Potential GOP Prez Candidates Meet Privately With Conservative Group Politico | Jindal, Pawlenty, Sanford all meet with "Legacy" group, which sounds kind of sinister.
President Obama: Forget the Deficit Salon | Robert Reich argues that vowing to trim the deficit in the midst of a recession doesn't make political or economic sense.
Five Things to Look For in Obama's Speech Time | His Inaugural address was so stark. Will he sound more hopeful tonight?
Yap Trap: Pols Talk, Markets Dive Politico | Dodd's candor about banks showed the peril of politicians' talking too much.
Obama Gets High Marks for 1st Month Washington Post | Obama's recovery package gets a 64% approval in poll.
Questions Raised About Rahm Emanuel's Housing Arrangement in D.C. Chicago Tribune | Emanuel lives in DeLauro's basement rent-free. Should he disclose it as a gift and/or pay taxes on it?
Former Gov. Gary Locke Likely Pick for U.S. Commerce Secretary Seattle Times | Looks like Obama has finally found his Commerce secretary. Maybe.

By Ben Pershing  |  February 24, 2009; 7:47 AM ET
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