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Obama Formally Announces Plans to Pull Combat Troops From Iraq Stars and Stripes | Note that there's just enough "flexibility" for him to adjust these numbers if he has to.
GDP Shrank 6.2% in 4th Quarter, Deeper Than First Thought Wall Street Journal | We should be retroactively more worried than we already were for those three months.
Cost of Banking Industry Rescue Could Double Los Angeles Times | "We hope that it will not be necessary," Orszag says. Ugh.
Vacancies Abound in Crucial US Posts Boston Globe | An overlooked story -- Obama is attempting massive policy changes with many key jobs empty.
A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas New York Times | The pendulum swings back to those who see government as the solution rather than the problem.
Blueprint Finds Support, Unease on Capitol Hill Wall Street Journal | The tax increases, particularly the new carbon tax, are going to be a very tough sell in Congress.

By Ben Pershing  |  February 27, 2009; 7:50 AM ET
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