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September 25, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » In Poll, Public Wary of Obama on War and Health New York Times | More middling poll numbers for the president. How Bill Got His Mojo Back Daily Beast...

By Ben Pershing | September 25, 2009; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 15, 2009

WHAT POLLING DIRECTOR JON COHENIS READING TODAY » Does Curiosity Kill More Than the Cat? New York Times | Curious much? 'You Lie!' Shout Brings Vote on Sanction Washington Post | Wilson's shout continues to echo, echo. Three Lessons...

By Ben Pershing | September 15, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 8, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » The Change Agenda At a Crossroads Washington Post | Scott Wilson on how the fight over health care has tried the Obama administration. New Jersey governor's race gets down...

By Ben Pershing | September 8, 2009; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 28, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » Edward M. Kennedy Boston Globe | The late Edward Kennedy's hometown paper offers a moving package of stories, photos, videos and testimonials on a remarkable life. Headed Home You Tube...

By Ben Pershing | August 28, 2009; 09:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 25, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER LORI MONTGOMERYIS READING TODAY » How American Health Care Killed My Father The Atlantic | Scathing indictment of the health care system that asks the reasonable question: Would a hospital that killed a man through a...

By Ben Pershing | August 25, 2009; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 21, 2009

WHAT 44 EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY » Conservative Group Attacks Vacationing Obama ABC News: The Note | Obama may think he's getting away, but a conservative group that’s opposing his health care plan "is launching a new...

By Ben Pershing | August 21, 2009; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 20, 2009

WHAT INNOVATIONS EDITOR PAUL VOLPEIS READING TODAY » The AfPak Crystal Ball Foreign Policy | Experts offer candidate primer and predictions on Afghanistan elections. Co-ops a viable alternative? Los Angeles Times | The latest debate over health-care reform. Tarantino...

By Ben Pershing | August 20, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 19, 2009

WHAT EZRA KLEIN IS READING TODAY » The Best of Bruni New York Journal | The best of Frank Bruni. Doctor shortage looms as primary care loses its pull USA Today | The problems in primary care. Reconciliation And...

By Ben Pershing | August 19, 2009; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 18, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Boehner blasts PhRMA’s Tauzin over healthcare deal The Hill | The GOP versus a former friend. Diagnosis: Inertia New Republic | A very interesting piece on health care from...

By Ben Pershing | August 18, 2009; 09:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 17, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » Squeaking by on $300,000 Washington Post | The economic perils of affluent individuals. White House Preparing to Kill 'Public Option?' Associated Press | Is the public option a goner?...

By Ben Pershing | August 17, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 12, 2009

WHAT POST.COM WORLD PRODUCER HEATHER FARRELL IS READING TODAY » Polls: Karzai Could Face Run-off Al Jazeera English | As a crucial election approaches, a recent poll shows Karzai is expected to get more votes, but it might not...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 12, 2009; 08:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 10, 2009

WHAT POST.COM POLITICS RESEARCHER EMILY CANAL IS READING TODAY » Tumultuous Environment Makes Health Care Compromise Less Likely New York Times | The increase in protests at health-care town hall meetings are causing the death of bipartisan negotiations. George...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 10, 2009; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 7, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » Obama's Approval Ratings Show a Summer Slump US News | President Obama's summer poll slump. Bill Clinton: International man of history Politico | Bill Clinton and the circle of...

By Ben Pershing | August 7, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 5, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER KRISSAH THOMPSON IS READING TODAY » The Battle for America 2008 Washington Post | An inside look at the most important moments of the 2008 campaign. Black Faces on Covers Don't Sell Books? The Root |...

By Ben Pershing | August 5, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 4, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PHILIP RUCKERIS READING TODAY » Consumers, voters change their minds fast and often Politico | Will the 2010 midterm elections be a fight for the "fickle kids"? U.S. Psyche Bedevils Health Effort Wall Street Journal |...

By Ben Pershing | August 4, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 3, 2009

WHAT EZRA KLEIN IS READING TODAY » Did Warren Burger Create the Health Care Mess? Slate | How the Supreme Court helped create our current system. The Optimist American Prospect | Mark Schmitt examines Barack Obama's "cockeyed optimism" about...

By Ben Pershing | August 3, 2009; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 31, 2009

WHAT 44 EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY » Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cash Associated Press | "Of the 2,476 bridges scheduled to receive stimulus money so far, nearly half have passed inspections with high marks, according...

By Ben Pershing | July 31, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 30, 2009

WHAT "THE TICKER" AUTHOR FRANK AHRENS IS READING TODAY » Ten Reasons the Countertrend Rally May Be Over Minyanville | Think the economy's getting better? A former trader and current stockpicker gives you 10 solid reasons to hide under...

By Ben Pershing | July 30, 2009; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 28, 2009

WHAT POLITICS TOPIC EDITOR SCOTT BUTTERWORTH IS READING TODAY » Panel vote on Sotomayor likely to reflect divide Los Angeles Times | Today's the vote on Sonia Sotomayor. Looks like only Graham will keep this from being a party-line...

By Ben Pershing | July 28, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 27, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » Bite Your Tongue New York Times | Maureen Dowd on Gates-gate The Ghosts of Clintoncare Washington Post | Obama, the Clintons and health care reform Partisan or Not, a...

By Ben Pershing | July 27, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 24, 2009

WHAT LIVE DISCUSSIONS EDITOR ROCCI FISCHIS READING TODAY » Gates' Daughter Calls Cop Uncooperative CBS News | Elizabeth Gates and Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons today on "The Early Show" talked about the possibility of bringing Henry Louis Gates and...

By Ben Pershing | July 24, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 22, 2009

WHAT EZRA KLEIN IS READING TODAY » Dismantling the Temple The Nation | William Greider wonders whether we should dismantle the Federal Reserve. Cost Counts American Prospect | Should progressives embrace cost sharing in health care? The MBS Market...

By Ben Pershing | July 22, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 21, 2009

WHAT POLLING ANALYST JENNIFER AGIESTAIS READING TODAY » Obama Outlines Expectations for Health Reform Timeline, Economic Recovery PBS.org | President Obama and Jim Lehrer talk health care, the economy and the meaning of yesterday‘s Post-ABC poll. In U.S., One-Third...

By Ben Pershing | July 21, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 20, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » The Shuffle President New York Times Magazine | Matt Bai on the "shuffle president." What's Next, Mr. President -- Cardigans? Washington Post | A policy agenda at a fork...

By Ben Pershing | July 20, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 17, 2009

WHAT VIRGINIA POLITICS WRITER AMY GARDNERIS READING TODAY » Kennedy’s Absent Voice on Health Bill Resonates New York Times | Ted Kennedy on the sidelines. New Fund-Raising Reality for New Jersey Governor New York Times | Possibly more money...

By Ben Pershing | July 17, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 16, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER BILL TURQUEIS READING TODAY » Happy Talk About War Doesn't Fly With Troops on the Ground Politics Daily | Troops in Afghanistan don't buy into Obama's rosy predictions about an exit strategy. Why We Endorsed Warrantless...

By Ben Pershing | July 16, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 15, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER EMILY KOTECKI IS READING TODAY » Senate Completes Health Care Bill New York Times | Senate health committee on Wednesday completed its drafting of legislation to revamp the American health care system, the first of three...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 15, 2009; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 14, 2009

WHAT EZRA KLEINIS READING TODAY » The Primary Weapon New Republic | Should Democrats mount more primary challenges? First Person: Frank Ahearn Financial Times | This man can help you disappear. Strange Criticisms of French Health Care Matthew Yglesias...

By Ben Pershing | July 14, 2009; 09:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 13, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICKIS READING TODAY » Obama Faces a New Push to Look Back New York Times | President Obama faces a mounting pile of evidence calling him to look back. Enter Laughing: Senator Franken's Long Journey...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 13, 2009; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 10, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER JERRY MARKONIS READING TODAY » Photos Released in Jefferson Corruption Trial Washington Post | The infamous cold cash in the freezer is finally unveiled. John Ensign's Parents Paid $96K to His Mistress Politico | Ensign's $96,000...

By Ben Pershing | July 10, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 9, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR.IS READING TODAY » GOP Lowers Its Goals For Sotomayor Hearing Wall Street Journal | How the GOP will handle next week's nomination hearings. Doubts About Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan Rise Along With Unemployment...

By Ben Pershing | July 9, 2009; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 8, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » U.S.-Russia Summit Brings Series of Advances Washington Post | President Obama offers olive branch to Russia. The sins of Sarah Palin Politico | Roger Simon on Sarah Palin. Why...

By Ben Pershing | July 8, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 7, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » Panicked Over Palin Washington Post | One of Sarah Palin's biggest Washington fans accuses the MSM and GOP establishment of "panicking over Palin." A Tantalizing Graph Featuring Sarah Palin The...

By Ben Pershing | July 7, 2009; 08:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 2, 2009

WHAT "THE SLEUTH" AUTHOR MARY ANN AKERS IS READING TODAY » S.C. Governor Resists Pressure to Resign Washington Post | I can’t get enough of Gov. Mark Sanford, a man truly in love with love. Reading Philip Rucker’s story...

By Ben Pershing | July 2, 2009; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 1, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM WORLD EDITOR LIZ HERON IS READING TODAY » OAS Sets Deadline for Honduras to Reinstate Zelaya Washington Post | OAS Sets Deadline for Honduras to Reinstate Zelaya. Looking to the Past to Understand the Present Global Post...

By Ben Pershing | July 1, 2009; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

June 30, 2009

WHAT LIVE DISCUSSIONS EDITOR ROCCI FISCH IS READING TODAY » In Iraq, Jubilation as U.S. Combat Troops Withdraw From Cities Washington Post | Iraqis danced in the streets and set off fireworks Monday in impromptu celebrations of a pivotal...

By Ben Pershing | June 30, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 29, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER CARRIE JOHNSON IS READING TODAY » Lorca's Bones New Yorker | How long might it take the U.S. to contend with the more damaging side effects of the war on terror? Spain might offer a telling...

By Ben Pershing | June 29, 2009; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 26, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER ZACHARY GOLDFARB IS READING TODAY » Jackson's Death -- Demerol OD? TMZ | It’s hard to point readers toward a gossip Web site. But on this unusual day, TMZ has been leading the pack on the...

By Ben Pershing | June 26, 2009; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 25, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER NELSON HERNANDEZIS READING TODAY » Exclusive: Read E-mails Between Sanford, Woman The State | Sanford's love letters to a woman named Maria would make a teenager blush: "My heart cries out for you, your voice, your...

By Ben Pershing | June 25, 2009; 08:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 24, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER ALEC MACGILLIS IS READING TODAY » Car Fatalities in America ThinkProgress: Matthew Yglesias | Matt Yglesias warns his readers not to draw the wrong transportation policy conclusions from the Washington Metro crash. Iraq Paid Price of...

By Ben Pershing | June 24, 2009; 08:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 23, 2009

WHAT EZRA KLEINIS READING TODAY » How Much Do Americans Actually Care About the Federal Deficit? New York Times: Economix | Do Americans actually care about the deficit? My Life In a G-String: A Round Up of Stripper Memoirs...

By Ben Pershing | June 23, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 22, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » GOP Calls Obama Timid as He Seeks Footing on Iran Associated Press | Republicans bash Obama as timid on Iran. Health-Care Reform Will Test Obama's Resolve Washington Post |...

By Ben Pershing | June 22, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 19, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » Ruling Cleric Warns Iranian Protesters New York Times | Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lays it down in Iran, foreshadowing a violent shutdown of protests. A Twitter Word Cloud From The Revolution...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 19, 2009; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 18, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER SARAH LOVENHEIM IS READING TODAY » With Turmoil in Iran, Obama's Policy in Flux Foreign Policy: The Cable | Iran experts counsel the Obama administration on appropriate response to Iran's recent election. Thune Moves on Ensign...

By Ben Pershing | June 18, 2009; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

June 17, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Rural Democrats differ with Barack Obama Politico | An interesting piece arguing Obama and rural members of Congress are divided on some issues. Repeat the Question New Republic |...

By Ben Pershing | June 17, 2009; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

June 16, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAVID HILZENRATH IS READING TODAY » Wrong Way on Health ‘Reform’ Washington Post | President Obama is selling his health care initiative as a way to control runaway medical spending, but Robert Samuelson says the result...

By Ben Pershing | June 16, 2009; 08:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 15, 2009

WHAT "THE TICKER" AUTHOR FRANK AHRENS IS READING TODAY » Get Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates Wall Street Journal | Bell bottoms and disco may not be coming back by '70s-style inflation is surely on its way,...

By Ben Pershing | June 15, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 12, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » Obama Touts Public Plan at Health Care Town Hall Washington Post: 44 | Obama pitches health care in Wisconsin. Iranians Ready to Decide Presidency -- and Maybe Much More...

By Ben Pershing | June 12, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 11, 2009

WHAT ECONOMIC AND DOMESTIC POLICY BLOGGER EZRA KLEIN IS READING TODAY » How Canada Does Banking New York Times: Economix | How banking works in Canada. Rethinking the Box Rocket Bomber | The rise of big box bookstores. Loving...

By Ben Pershing | June 11, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 10, 2009

WHAT NATIONAL SOCIAL POLICY REPORTER AMY GOLDSTEIN IS READING TODAY » For U.S., a Sea of Perilous Red Ink, Years in the Making New York Times | An interesting analysis of the anatomy of the U.S. budget deficit: How...

By Ben Pershing | June 10, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 9, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » Despite Questions About Her Appearance, Palin Welcomed at GOP Dinner Washington Post | Newt(!) helps congressional Republicans raise $14.5 million. Court Ties Campaign Largess to Judicial Bias Washington Post...

By Ben Pershing | June 9, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

June 8, 2009

WHAT 44 EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY » N. Korea Convicts 2 U.S. Journalists Washington Post | Reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee are sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor camp. State of Play –...

By Ben Pershing | June 8, 2009; 08:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 5, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER EMILY KOTECKI IS READING TODAY » Brown Shakes Up Cabinet as Fourth Minister Quits New York Times | British PM Gordon Brown shakes up his cabinet to ward off calls for an early election. Healthcare Overhaul...

By Ben Pershing | June 5, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 3, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PHILIP RUCKERIS READING TODAY » Mitt Romney Should Run GM Atlantic | The Atlantic's James Bennett makes the case for Mitt Romney to run General Motors. Debris Tells Where but Not Yet Why Air France Jet...

By Ben Pershing | June 3, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 2, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » Obama Plays Budget Games Politico | The budget master, David Rogers, lays out the case of how Democrats are trying to get around the spending limits they want to impose on...

By Ben Pershing | June 2, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 1, 2009

WHAT POLLING DIRECTOR JON COHENIS READING TODAY » Virginia Governor's Race First Among Equals Politico | All eyes on Virginia. A Red State Booster Shot Washington Post | Health reform aids "red America." The Mellowing of William Jefferson Clinton...

By Ben Pershing | June 1, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 29, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL A. FLETCHER IS READING TODAY » Supreme Court Pick Sotomayor Under Fire for Comments USA Today | Senate Republican now on the other side of the confirmation table. Sotomayor and 'Disparate Impact' National Journal |...

By Ben Pershing | May 29, 2009; 08:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 27, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » The Rational Hysterics Slate | Dahlia Lithwick argues that Republicans won't beat Sonia Sotomayor by attacking her as too empathetic. The GOP's Suicide Mission Daily Beast | GOP consultant Mark...

By Ben Pershing | May 27, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 26, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY» Nomination a Reminder There's More to Boro Than Stadium, Blight New York Daily News | Sotomayor's selection could be a boost to the Bronx. Democrats in Power Hand Victories to NRA...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 26, 2009; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 26, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY» Nomination a Reminder There's More to Boro Than Stadium, Blight New York Daily News | Sotomayor's selection could be a boost to the Bronx. Democrats in Power Hand Victories to NRA...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 26, 2009; 09:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 22, 2009

TOP 5 PICKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION» Climate Bill Clears Hurdle, but Others Remain New York Times | The House Energy committee passed the climate legislation, yet it has miles more to go ... House Chair Says He Has...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 22, 2009; 08:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 21, 2009

TOP 5 PICKS ON HEALTH-CARE REFORM » One Obama Healthcare Goal Elusive Boston Globe | Reducing premiums in a hurry looks near impossible. Debunking the So-called Human Development Index of U.S. States FiveThirtyEight.com | 538 looks into a much-cited...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 21, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 19, 2009

WHAT NEWS VIDEO PROCUCER MIKE SCHMUHL IS READING TODAY » Death of Rebel Leader Marks 'End of an Era' in Sri Lanka Washington Post | A very interesting story by Emily Wax on the death of the leader of...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 19, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 15, 2009

WHAT SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR FRANCINE UENUMA IS READING TODAY » Why is Burma's Junta Afraid of Suu Kyi? BBC | The saga of Burma's long-embattled opposition leader took a turn for the worse after authorities arrested her on account...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 15, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 14, 2009

WHAT LIVE DISCUSSIONS EDITOR ROCCI FISCH IS READING TODAY » As Cheney Seized Spotlight, Many Republicans Wince Washington Post | First off, the choice of the word "wince" by Dan Balz really characterizes the story, which details how some...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 14, 2009; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 12, 2009

WHAT WORLD PRODUCER HEATHER FARRELL IS READING TODAY » Obama's Heritage Foreign Policy | Some of America's favorite presidents are fictional -- what can Obama take away from these idealized versions of the Commander in Chief? Is China a...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 12, 2009; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 11, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Cities Cry Foul on Stimulus Cash Wall Street Journal | A very interesting look at how the stimulus funds are being spent. Plan to Shift Military Spending Faces Skepticism...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 11, 2009; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 8, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER ALEC MACGILLISIS READING TODAY » More Sotomayor The New Republic | On the New Republic's Web site, Jeffrey Rosen responds to the firestorm of reaction to his piece quoting anonymous sources arguing against Sonia Sotomayor for...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 8, 2009; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 7, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DENEEN BROWNIS READING TODAY » Administration Is Keeping Ally at Arm's Length Washington Post | This story is fascinating for international political junkies. It's a well-reported narrative about the situation in Afghanistan, with news of a...

By Ben Pershing | May 7, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 6, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER CARRIE JOHNSON IS READING TODAY » Tenth Circuit Judge Michael McConnell Stepping Down From Bench U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit | Is there an epidemic of federal judges forsaking lifetime tenure in a...

By Ben Pershing | May 6, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 5, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY EDITOR ALICIA CYPRESS IS READING TODAY » Board Ties at Apple and Google Are Scrutinized New York Times | Is Obama stepping up antitrust enforcement by first looking into tech giants Apple and Google?...

By Ben Pershing | May 5, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 4, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER SCOTT WILSONIS READING TODAY » Interrogation Debate Sharply Divided Bush White House New York Times | An inside look at the rise, fall and attempted resurrection of the Bush administration's secret detention and torture policies. I...

By Ben Pershing | May 4, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 1, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER AND 'D.C. WIRE' BLOGGER TIM CRAIG IS READING TODAY » Ex-Congressman Says Campaign Manager Embezzled Funds New York Times | Former Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays is making some pretty serious allegations against his former campaign manager....

By Ben Pershing | May 1, 2009; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 30, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PHILIP RUCKER IS READING TODAY » Altared State: Who's the First Lady When the President's a Polygamist? Wall Street Journal | A terrific read in the Wall Street Journal on South Africa's new leader, who happens...

By Ben Pershing | April 30, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 29, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER SARAH LOVENHEIM IS READING TODAY » The Next Great Entertainer? Politico | Politico wonders whether the president will elect a power hostess. How Hillary Clinton Got Specter To Switch Huffington Post | Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania primary...

By Ben Pershing | April 29, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 28, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER AND 'GOD IN GOVERNMENT' BLOGGER JACQUELINE L. SALMON IS READING TODAY » Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against Church? Time | Conservative churches and denominations fear greater acceptance of gay marriage could lead churches to conform...

By Ben Pershing | April 28, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 27, 2009

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRAN IS READING TODAY » Running Up The Tab National Journal | The master on the politics of bottoming out. Obama Puts Gun-Control Issue on Back Burner Chicago Tribune | Gun control doesn't factor in...

By Ben Pershing | April 27, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 24, 2009

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR ENTERPRISE BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » U.S. to Reveal Alleged Prison Abuse photos Los Angeles Times | LA Times reports Obama administration will release pictures of abuses at U.S. prisons in Iraq and...

By Ben Pershing | April 24, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 23, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » Torture Cases Would Face Legal Hurdles Wall Street Journal | Who knew what when? And don't forget the numerous legal headaches that would ensue. An Obama Rope-A-Dope? The Daily Dish...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 23, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 22, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Banned Techniques Yielded ‘High Value Information,’ Memo Says New York Times | This will be major fodder for the GOP. 'Truth Commission' Hurdles Remain Politico | Lots of controversy...

By Ben Pershing | April 22, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 21, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER AND VIRGINIA POLITICS BLOGGER ANITA KUMAR IS READING TODAY » Crimes Suspected in 20 Bailout Cases -- for Starters Los Angeles Times | This will be the story everyone is talking about today. America's Newest Profession:...

By Ben Pershing | April 21, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 20, 2009

WHAT VIRGINIA POLITICS EDITOR MATTHEW MOSK IS READING TODAY » Andrea Mitchell Breaks Down the Race for Governor NBC 12: Decision Virginia | As Virginia Politics Editor, I’m looking for insights on Sunday’s debate between the Democrats running for...

By Ben Pershing | April 20, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 17, 2009

WHAT "THE TICKER" AUTHOR FRANK AHRENS IS READING TODAY » Eye on the Bailout ProPublica | New feature lets you track which parties have gotten how much in government bailout money. What If Green Jobs Don't Pay? The Big...

By Ben Pershing | April 17, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 16, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER KEITH RICHBURG IS READING TODAY » Demon Denim Washington Post | George Will tells us how blue jeans are responsible for our country's societal decay, and says we would be much better off if we all...

By Ben Pershing | April 16, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 15, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » In Minnesota, a Senate Race Without End New York Times | Coleman, Franken sit for interviews with NYT's Nagourney, giving a bit more of a glimpse at what the heck they...

By Ben Pershing | April 15, 2009; 08:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 14, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER ALEC MACGILLIS IS READING TODAY » After Basra, a Fight for Life: Story of a 'Broken Soldier' of the Iraq War Guardian | England's Guardian starts a week-long series about the legacy of the British role...

By Ben Pershing | April 14, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 13, 2009

WHAT 44 EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY » How SEALs Carried Out Their Mission Washington Post | Navy SEALs: Just like in the movies, apparently. An Early Military Victory for Obama Washington Post | After you've read the...

By Ben Pershing | April 13, 2009; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 10, 2009

WHAT "THE SLEUTH" AUTHOR MARY ANN AKERS IS READING TODAY » FBI Joins U.S. Navy In Pirate Standoff Washington Post | Reading about the Somali pirates who took that American shipping vessel captain hostage. Somali Pirates: Who Are They?...

By Ben Pershing | April 10, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 9, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER/MARYLAND MOMENT BLOGGER JOHN WAGNER IS READING TODAY » Screening of Porn Flick by Students Threatens College Funding DailyIndia.com | A Maryland story covered extensively by The Post travels far abroad. Hellhole New Yorker | What are...

By Ben Pershing | April 9, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 8, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER/ACHENBLOG AUTHOR JOEL ACHENBACH IS READING TODAY » The Bush Six New Yorker | British barrister says six former Bush officials at risk of arrest if they leave U.S. To Newspaper Moguls: You Blew It Huffington Post...

By Ben Pershing | April 8, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 7, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER EMILY KOTECKI IS READING TODAY » Parsing the G-20’s $1 Trillion Pledge New York Times | Although the G20 committed to an amazing sum of money to be pumped into the world economy, is their pledge...

By Ben Pershing | April 7, 2009; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 6, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER CECI CONNOLLY IS READING TODAY » For Obama, Politics May Be Hard to Avoid in Auto Bailout Los Angeles Times | Can Obama ignore red-state, blue-state calculations when it comes to auto industry politics? A Coffin,...

By Ben Pershing | April 6, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 3, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » The Return of Statecraft Slate | Fred Kaplan declares that President Obama "proved his mettle" during the G-20 summit in London. Rod Blagojevich Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges Chicago Tribune...

By Ben Pershing | April 3, 2009; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 2, 2009

WHAT POST.COM ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR FOR NEWS SCOTT VANCE IS READING TODAY » The President Is 'Keeping Score' Wall Street Journal | Karl Rove sees a White House captivated by Saul Alinsky. Charm Offensive The New Republic | A...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 2, 2009; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 1, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS PAUL VOLPE IS READING TODAY » President Obama, First Lady Study Protocols as They Prepare for Meeting With Queen Elizabeth New York Daily News | Ain't monarchy quaint? What the NY-20 'Tie' Means...

By Ben Pershing | April 1, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 31, 2009

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZA IS READING TODAY » Clinton Calls Years of Afghan Aid 'Heartbreaking' in Their Futility Washington Post | Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledges that the phrase "global war on terror" has gone the...

By Ben Pershing | March 31, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 30, 2009

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRAN IS READING TODAY » Syria Calling New Yorker | Sy Hersh on President Obama and Syria. A Fine Balance for Obama to Strike Financial Times | Bon Voyage, Mr. President Star Lobbyist Closes Shop...

By Ben Pershing | March 30, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 27, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR.IS READING TODAY » Holbrooke Holds Back Politico | Interesting take on a familiar Washington figure. Battles Over Reform Plan Lie Ahead New York Times | Smart story on how complicated making big changes...

By Ben Pershing | March 27, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 26, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER SARAH LOVENHEIM IS READING TODAY » How Pols are Pinching Pennies Politico | Members of Congress reveal how they cut costs in today's tough economic environment. George Pataki Mulling Another Go for Governor New York Magazine...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 26, 2009; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 25, 2009

WHAT 44 EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY » Culture Shock Washington Monthly | How Conor Friedersdorf tried and failed to reinvent conservative journalism. Clinton Visits Mexico as Strains Show in Relations New York Times | A nice set...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 25, 2009; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 24, 2009

WHAT ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROBERT G. KAISER IS READING TODAY » US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites New York Review of Books | Mark Danner's haunting revelations of the Red Cross findings got a lot of attention, but there...

By Ben Pershing | March 24, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 23, 2009

WHAT "THE TICKER" AUTHOR FRANK AHRENS IS READING TODAY » Book End: How the Kindle Will Change the World Slate | Okay, Jake. Maaaybe you've gotten me interested. I like his anti-snob argument: "But why should a civilization that...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 23, 2009; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 20, 2009

WHAT POLLING ANALYST JENNIFER AGIESTA IS READING TODAY » Scorn Trails A.I.G. Executives, Even in Their Driveways New York Times | The human impact of the widespread anger over AIG's post-bailout bonuses. First Lady to Break Ground on 'Kitchen...

By Ben Pershing | March 20, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 19, 2009

WHAT WORLD PRODUCER HEATHER FARRELL IS READING TODAY » Obama Held in High Esteem, but Not the U.S. Hurriyet | A recent poll in Turkey shows a significant improvement in Turks' opinion of the U.S. president over four years...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 19, 2009; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 18, 2009

WHAT POLLING DIRECTOR JON COHENIS READING TODAY » Jobs, A Reason to Fast Track Coverage Kaiser Family Foundation | Drew Altman’s advice: Fix health care, heal the economy. Obama’s Support Deflating? Public Opinion Strategies | Neil Newhouse sets the...

By Ben Pershing | March 18, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 17, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » The Democratic Danger to Obama The Week | From a guy who knows Democratic infighting, Shrummy diagnoses the long-term dangers to Obama. Pelosi Goes to Bat to Keep Bay Area Papers...

By Ben Pershing | March 17, 2009; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 16, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PHILIP RUCKER IS READING TODAY » U.S. to Toughen Finance Rules Wall Street Journal | In a scoop this morning, the Wall Street Journal outlines the Obama administration's plan to revamp oversight of the troubled financial...

By Ben Pershing | March 16, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 13, 2009

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY» Text of Bernard Madoff's Court Statement Associated Press | Law & Order has nothing on this allocution of crimes, dating back to the 90s, coupled with a statement of regret. Jon...

By Ben Pershing | March 13, 2009; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 12, 2009

WHAT "THE SLEUTH" AUTHOR MARY ANN AKERS IS READING TODAY » The Reconstructionist GQ | GQ’s interview with Michael Steele, in which the RNC chairman fumblingly admits he is pro-choice and loves listening to the “Pack Rats.” Alaska Gov....

By Ben Pershing | March 12, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 11, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » Try a Little Tenderness New York Times | Experienced interrogators ask: What is the best way to get information out of terrorists? What Tim Geithner Can Learn from Baseball...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 11, 2009; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 10, 2009

WHAT NEWS VIDEO EDITOR FRANCINE UENUMA IS READING TODAY » Depression Dynamic Ensues as Markets Revisit 1930s Bloomberg | While we may not yet be in a depression, Rich Miller argues that current trends are grave news for the...

By Ben Pershing | March 10, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 9, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY EDITOR ALICIA CYPRESS IS READING TODAY » The Next Hit: Quick Defaults Washington Post | The renewed popularity of the FHA, set up post-Depression to help would-be homeowners, is struggling under today's current economic...

By Ben Pershing | March 9, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 6, 2009

WHAT METRO PRODUCER LEAH CARLINER IS READING TODAY » What About a ‘Do-Over’ in Minnesota? Congressional Quarterly | The prospect of a do-over has generated heated debate among residents and political observers. Steele Pushes Back; Rivals Gripe Politico |...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 6, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 5, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER SARAH LOVENHEIM IS READING TODAY » Empire Falls The Atlantic: Marc Ambinder | President Obama's cabinet is packed with New Yorkers, yet New York Democrats are plagued with problems. Senate Calm Before Health Reform Storm Roll...

By Ben Pershing | March 5, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 3, 2009

WHAT 'FEDERAL EYE' AUTHOR ED O'KEEFE IS READING TODAY » Obama's Health Czar: Behind the Scenes But Leading the Charge Time | A profile of Nancy-Ann DeParle, who gave the shortest acceptance speech in Obama administration history. Sebelius Pick...

By Ben Pershing | March 3, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 2, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL A. FLETCHER IS READING TODAY » Praising with Faint Damns Weekly Standard | GOP criticized for not hitting Obama harder. The Un-Rove The Atlantic: Andrew Sullivan | A look at Obama’s political style. The Special...

By Ben Pershing | March 2, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 27, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » Reality on the Ground Newsweek | Even after combat troops are gone, thousands of U.S. soldiers will remain in Iraq. A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas New York Times...

By Ben Pershing | February 27, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 26, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » This is Romney's year to shine Politico | Romney will try to regain the ol' Mitt-mentum this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, where he bowed...

By washingtonpost.com editors | February 26, 2009; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 25, 2009

WHAT "THE TICKER" AUTHOR FRANK AHRENS IS READING TODAY » Hearst Wants 'Significant' Cuts at Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco could be the next to become a one-paper town as the Chronicle faces a sale or closure....

By Ben Pershing | February 25, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 24, 2009

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY» U.S. Clears Path to Bank Takeovers Washington Post | Post financial writers report that the government has changed the terms of the bailout loans to allow "banks to repay the government...

By Ben Pershing | February 24, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 23, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » Sen. Roland Burris Questioned in Probe of Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich Chicago Tribune | If the FBI and Justice begin to focus on Burris, this could give Senate ethics an excuse...

By Ben Pershing | February 23, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 20, 2009

WHAT PROJECTS AND INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR AMANDA ZAMORA IS READING TODAY » Barack Obama to Meet With Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Other U.S. Mayors Dallas Morning News | The economy will be front and center at this morning's White House...

By Ben Pershing | February 20, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 19, 2009

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER EMILY KOTECKI IS READING TODAY » Sebelius Still on Hold for Possible Post in Obama’s Cabinet Kansas City Star | As Obama looks to fill his cabinet as quickly as possible, he turns to a long...

By Ben Pershing | February 19, 2009; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 18, 2009

WHAT POLLING ANALYST JENNIFER AGIESTA IS READING TODAY » No Perceived Gains in U.S. World Standing Post-Bush Gallup | As President Obama prepares to embark on his first trip across the border, Gallup's annual World Affairs poll finds Americans...

By Ben Pershing | February 18, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 17, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Obama Gains G.O.P. Support From Governors New York Times | Very smart story on GOP governors vs. House members. Obama Strategy: Keep Lawmakers Close Wall Street Journal | A...

By Ben Pershing | February 17, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 13, 2009

WHAT NATIONAL EDITOR KEVIN MERIDA IS READING TODAY » Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin Nat Turner's Revenge | Ok, I'm just saying: If you're looking for something different and haven't gotten your fill of ancient birthday celebration news, check...

By Ben Pershing | February 13, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 12, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » Hillary’s Incredible, Shrinking Role The Hill | Granted, Dick Morris and madam secretary have long loathed each other, but his take here gets to the heart of what will be fascinating...

By Ben Pershing | February 12, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 11, 2009

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR ENTERPRISE BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » For Senators, Tax Questions Are Taxing Politico | Politico finds senators don't like talking about their tax issues Five Smart Minds on Geithner's Plan Daily Beast |...

By Ben Pershing | February 11, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 10, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER AND VIRGINIA POLITICS BLOGGER ANITA KUMAR IS READING TODAY » Professor Obama's First Seminar John Dickerson | For those of you who did not watch Obama's first press conference last night, this analysis will fill you...

By Ben Pershing | February 10, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 9, 2009

WHAT LIVE DISCUSSIONS DEPUTY EDITOR ROCCI FISCH IS READING TODAY» Stimulus Will Lead to 'Disaster,' Republican Warns CNN | President Obama last week said the economy would face a "catastrophe" without the stimulus. More strong words over the weekend...

By washingtonpost.com editors | February 9, 2009; 09:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 6, 2009

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY» Treasury Overpaid for Bank Assets in Bailout, Oversight Panel Says Washington Post | A congressional oversight panel reports today that "the Treasury under the federal bailout had invested $254 billion into...

By Ben Pershing | February 6, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 5, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PHILIP RUCKER IS READING TODAY » Uncovering Lost Path of the Most Wanted Nazi New York Times | The hidden journey of one of the world's most wanted Nazi war criminals, Aribert Ferdinand Heim, a medical...

By Ben Pershing | February 5, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 4, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » Obama NBC Interview: "I Screwed Up" Huffington Post | President Obama did a flurry of network television interviews yesterday that were dominated by the withdrawal of Tom Daschle as Obama's...

By Ben Pershing | February 4, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 2, 2009

WHAT NEWS VIDEO EDITOR FRANCINE UENUMA IS READING TODAY » Obama’s Vietnam Newsweek | John Barry and Evan Thomas argue that the war in Afghanistan is showing disheartening parallels to the long conflict in Vietnam. Idling Factories Keep the...

By Ben Pershing | February 2, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 30, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM WORLD NEWS PRODUCER HEATHER FARRELL IS READING TODAY » Chile Indigenous Politics on the Move BBC | A Chilean schoolteacher tries to build a viable political party representing his indigenous group, which has past grievances against the...

By Ben Pershing | January 30, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 29, 2009

WHAT 'FEDERAL EYE' AUTHOR ED O'KEEFE IS READING TODAY » The Briefing Room, or the Press Box? Associated Press | It's best to remember your sports analogies when dealing with Team Obama. Every Peanut Product From Ga. Plant Recalled...

By Ben Pershing | January 29, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 28, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Relief Seen for Jobless and States in Health Care Plan New York Times | A great look at how Dems are using the stimulus to accomplish some of their...

By Ben Pershing | January 28, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 27, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER/"ACHENBLOG" AUTHOR JOEL ACHENBACH IS READING TODAY » How I Made a 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama's Inaugural Address davidbergman.net | Coolest thing ever: A 1,474 megapixel photo of the inauguration. Spot your favorite political celeb. Whaples,...

By Ben Pershing | January 27, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 26, 2009

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRAN IS READING TODAY » Feingold Introduces 28th Amendment FiveThirtyEight | Feingold would bar Senate appointments ... Blagojevich in NBC Interview Compares Himself to Gandhi, King and Mandela Chicago Sun-Times | ... because of governors...

By Ben Pershing | January 26, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 22, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS EDITOR ERIC PIANIN IS READING TODAY » Political Interference Seen in Bank Bailout Decisions Wall Street Journal | Rep. Barney Frank helped an unlikely candidate for TARP get a $12 million infusion. Did Caroline Ever Really...

By Ben Pershing | January 22, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 21, 2009

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRAN IS READING TODAY » What's New Is Old Again Slate | Personality goes a long way. So where was it? Inauguration Party Doesn't Reach Wall Street Los Angeles Times | Putting the financial collapse...

By Ben Pershing | January 21, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 20, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » Massive Crowds to Test Capital’s Ability to Cope The Hill | There was a definite shock at seeing so many people out at 3:30 a.m. this morning, all mingling...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 20, 2009; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 16, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » A Peek at Obama's Inaugural Plan Politico | Barack is doing a lot of thinking about his big speech. Roland Burris Sworn Into Senate Chicago Sun-Times | The Burris...

By Ben Pershing | January 16, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 15, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL D. SHEAR IS READING TODAY » Swindlers Find Growing Market in Foreclosures New York Times | Companies bilk homeowners with fees that do nothing to stop foreclosures. Apple's Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave of Absence...

By Ben Pershing | January 15, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 14, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » The Last Press Conference whitehouse.gov | In case you missed it, President Bush's final White House press conference on Monday is well worth watching, as the commander in chief defends...

By Ben Pershing | January 14, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 13, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » Obama to Limit Dividends From Banks Getting ‘Exceptional’ Aid Bloomberg | Obama has outlined his wishes for the rest of the TARP funds. Interestingly, President Bush's news conference, where...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 13, 2009; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 12, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » Ideas for Obama New York Times | Angst continues on the left, as Krugman argues Obama's plan "falls well short of what the economy needs." Citigroup, Morgan Stanley Talk About Merging...

By Ben Pershing | January 12, 2009; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 9, 2009

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDITOR ALICIA CYPRESS IS READING TODAY » Geithner Preparing Overhaul of Bailout Washington Post | David Cho looks behind closed doors. Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House Vanity...

By Ben Pershing | January 9, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 8, 2009

WHAT 'FEDERAL EYE' AUTHOR ED O'KEEFE IS READING TODAY » Rove: President Bush Tried to Rein In Fan and Fred Wall Street Journal | The Bush legacy media offensive continues. Tales From Longworth Washington Post | My day starts...

By Ben Pershing | January 8, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 7, 2009

WHAT POLLING DIRECTOR JON COHENIS READING TODAY » Election Review, Part 1 RealClearPolitics | RCP goes back to Nov. 4. States of the Union Before and After Bush Pew Research Center | Pew reaches back even more to compare...

By Ben Pershing | January 7, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 6, 2009

WHAT STAFF WRITER ALEC MACGILLIS IS READING TODAY » Ending the War in Gaza International Crisis Group | ICG has posted its lengthy assessment of the latest crisis in Gaza, which finds little reason for hope of a quick...

By Ben Pershing | January 6, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 5, 2009

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRAN IS READING TODAY » 100 Ways to Become a Senator New York Times | As 111th arrives, great insight into the culture of the Senate from one of the best. Cuomo: Alas, New Yorick,...

By Ben Pershing | January 5, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 31, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM WORLD NEWS PRODUCER HEATHER FARRELL IS READING TODAY » Change Converging on Cuba? CFR | Obama signals openness to renewing relationship between U.S. and Cuba. Orphaned By Kenya Poll violence BBC News | Resentment and ethnic tensions...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 31, 2008; 09:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 30, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL D. SHEAR IS READING TODAY » Bristol Palin Welcomes a Son People | The daughter of the GOP VP nominee names her son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. U.S. Agrees to a Stake in GMAC New...

By Ben Pershing | December 30, 2008; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 29, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » ‘CSI: Baghdad’ It Isn’t: High-Tech Gear Not a Lot of Help in Getting Iraqi Warrants Stars and Stripes | Eyewitness accounts have long been the only way to get...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 29, 2008; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 23, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » Clinton Moves to Widen Role of State Dept. New York Times | Nothing new about this, the efforts by secretaries of state to push the envelope and grab more turf, more...

By Ben Pershing | December 23, 2008; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 22, 2008

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRAN IS READING TODAY » The Detroit Rescue Terms, Obama, and the Future of Unions Wall Street Journal: Political Perceptions | Obama, unions, and the bailout. Obama Team's Books Are a Look at the Future?...

By Ben Pershing | December 22, 2008; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 19, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER PERRY BACON JR. IS READING TODAY » Obama Team Takes Two Shapes Wall Street Journal | This is a great thematic look at the Obama administration picks so far. Between Obama and the Press New York...

By Ben Pershing | December 19, 2008; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 18, 2008

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » On Wall Street, Bonuses, Not Profits, Were Real New York Times | If you weren't mad enough about Wall Street, read this. In Defense of Rick Warren...

By Ben Pershing | December 18, 2008; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 17, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER ANNE KORNBLUT IS READING TODAY » News You Can Lose New Yorker | A look at the "perfect storm" killing off newspapers. The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2008 Foreign Policy | A list of...

By Ben Pershing | December 17, 2008; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 16, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL FLETCHER IS READING TODAY » Beware School 'Reformers' The Nation | A different take on education reformers. If G.M. Were a Canadian Company It Wouldn't Be Asking for Help TPM Cafe | Economist Dean Baker...

By Ben Pershing | December 16, 2008; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 15, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER ALEC MACGILLIS IS READING TODAY » Face to face With the Taliban Guardian | A disheartening report from the other front -- Afghanistan, where the correspondent went behind the lines with a resurgent and confident Taliban....

By Ben Pershing | December 15, 2008; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 12, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM EXECUTIVEEDITOR JIM BRADY IS READING TODAY » Condi on the Record Wall Street Journal | Interesting interview with the secretary of state by the Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel. It's Time to Remove Him Chicago Tribune |...

By Ben Pershing | December 12, 2008; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 11, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » 7 Blago Questions for Obama Politico | President-elect: What do you know? How do you know it? How do you know you know that? What's with Gov. Rod's hair?...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 11, 2008; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 10, 2008

WHAT ASST. METRO EDITOR LEONARD BERNSTEIN IS READING TODAY » Criminal Complaint Against Rod Blagojevich U.S. District Court | Parts of the indictment read better than many novels you've read recently. Papa and Mitt Sam Diego CityBeat | Some...

By Ben Pershing | December 10, 2008; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 9, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM EDITOR LIZ SPAYDIS READING TODAY » In a New Tux, Obama Seeks the Proper Tone New York Times | Throwing a massive party to celebrate yourself isn't so easy when you're also bailing out Wall Street and...

By Ben Pershing | December 9, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 8, 2008

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY» Liberals Voice Concerns About Obama Politico | Progressives worry that the Obama they thought they were backing during the primaries is little in evidence so far during the transition. A Message...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 8, 2008; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 5, 2008

WHAT ONLINE BUSINESS EDITOR ANDREA CAUMONT IS READING TODAY » Housing-Crisis Grants Force Cities to Make Tough Choices Wall Street Journal | The $4 billion dollar government program to revitalize neighborhoods rocked by foreclosures is forcing cities to make...

By Ben Pershing | December 5, 2008; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 4, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER AND VIRGINIA POLITICS BLOGGER ANITA KUMAR IS READING TODAY » In Banking, Emanuel Made Money and Connections New York Times | The little-known story of how Rahm Emanuel used his connections to make more than $18...

By Ben Pershing | December 4, 2008; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 3, 2008

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » Same-Sex Setback Rolling Stone | Mormons and blacks didn't defeat Prop 8, bad organizing did. For the Obama Team, It's Raining Resumes Chicago Tribune | Everyone wants...

By Ben Pershing | December 3, 2008; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 2, 2008

WHAT ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROBERT G. KAISER IS READING TODAY » Reunderstanding Rupert Murdoch Slate | Jack Shafer's delicious review/essay on Michael Wolff's biography of Rupert the Murdoch. One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex New York Times | Speaking of delicious, I...

By Ben Pershing | December 2, 2008; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 1, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS PAUL VOLPE IS READING TODAY » Obama’s Choice for U.N. Is Advocate of Strong Action Against Mass Killings New York Times | A profile of the person sure to be overshadowed in the...

By Ben Pershing | December 1, 2008; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 28, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM METRO INTERACTIVITY PRODUCER KATHARINE JARMUL IS READING TODAY » Off to Work They Go The Economist | The Economist reviews Obama's economic team, and warns that a cabinet full of intelligent leaders may breed some internal disagreements....

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 28, 2008; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

November 26, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS PRODUCER EMILY FREIFELD IS READING TODAY » Russia Poses challenge to Obama Politico | The day after Election Day, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev already posed threats to NATO. Ammunition For Your Holiday Political Spats Slate |...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 26, 2008; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 25, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS PAUL VOLPE IS READING TODAY » The Congressman, the Donor and the Tax Break New York Times | More questionable judgment by the Ways and Means chairman. Dems vs. Dems in New Congress...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 25, 2008; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

November 24, 2008

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANCKE-RUTA IS READING TODAY » Anatomy of a Meltdown: Ben Bernanke and the Financial Crisis The New Yorker | A look back at the economic theories and missteps that helped create the conditions leading up...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 24, 2008; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 21, 2008

WHAT 'FEDERAL EYE' AUTHOR ED O'KEEFE IS READING TODAY » Why Obama Wants Hillary for His 'Team of Rivals' Time | Would this move, if it happens, be just the first manifestation of that new kind of politics Obama...

By Ben Pershing | November 21, 2008; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 20, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM A.M.E. FOR NEWS SCOTT VANCE IS READING TODAY » Huckabee: Don’t Forget the Corsage New Yorker | Applying a little high-school logic, Huckabee argues it's too late for Obama to do anything but dance with Hillary Clinton....

By Ben Pershing | November 20, 2008; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 19, 2008

WHAT POLLING DIRECTOR JON COHENIS READING TODAY » Holiday Spending Plans Plummet, Signaling Dismal Retail Season ABC News | Looks like coal all around. 60% - GOP Lost? Turn Right Pew Research Center: The Databank | The GOP's quandary:...

By Ben Pershing | November 19, 2008; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 18, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL ABRAMOWITZIS READING TODAY » Summers’ New View on Stimulus: Sustained, Not Temporary Wall Street Journal: CEO Council | The latest from Obama's possible Treasury Secretary on the case for fiscal stimulus, plus a profile of...

By Ben Pershing | November 18, 2008; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 17, 2008

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTAIS READING TODAY » Ex-Rivals Stand to Gain From Meeting Wall Street Journal | Raising the curtain on today's McCain-Obama get together. Clinton Vetting Includes Look at Mr. Clinton New York Times | Political groundhog...

By Ben Pershing | November 17, 2008; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 14, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER ALEC MACGILLIS IS READING TODAY » Pakistan Is Big Test for Obama Wall Street Journal | Gerald Seib predicts that Barack Obama's first true test abroad may come not in Iraq, Afghanistan or Iran but in...

By Ben Pershing | November 14, 2008; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 13, 2008

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » History Favors Republicans in 2010 Wall Street Journal | Karl Rove looks at the numbers and says 2010 will be a GOP year. Establishment Disorder The Nation...

By Ben Pershing | November 13, 2008; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 12, 2008

WHAT NATIONAL SECURITY EDITOR CARLOS LOZADA IS READING TODAY » Obama's Choice New Republic | Tim Geithner vs. Larry Summers: Who should take the helm of the Treasury in a time of financial crisis? The End of Vietnam in...

By Ben Pershing | November 12, 2008; 07:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 11, 2008

WHAT ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROBERT G. KAISER IS READING TODAY » The Imperial Vice Presidency New Republic | Sam Tanenhaus, a prolific writer and editor for the New York Times, has written a fascinating review of our Bart Gellman's ANGLER,...

By Ben Pershing | November 11, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 10, 2008

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICK IS READING TODAY » Dole's 'Godless' Ad Held as Last Resort News & Observer | The infamous ad "means your campaign doesn't have a prayer," was "a mistake" and was "political malpractice." And that's...

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November 7, 2008

WHAT DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT GLENN KESSLER IS READING TODAY » How the President-Elect Did It Wall Street Journal | Bush guru Karl Rove offers an admiring take on Obama's victory. Mideast Press Awaits Obama's Axis of Upheaval Agence France-Presse |...

By Ben Pershing | November 7, 2008; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 6, 2008

WHAT '44' EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTAIS READING TODAY » Palin Didn't Know Africa's a Continent Chicago Tribune | McCain campaign staffers start getting their digs in. Internal Battles Divided McCain and Palin Camps New York Times | Elisabeth Busmiller gets...

By Ben Pershing | November 6, 2008; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 5, 2008

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER ADAM ROSS IS READING TODAY » Heated Battle Over Stem-Cells Ends as Prop 2 Passes Detroit Free Press | After a tough campaign, embryonic stem-cell research measure passes in Michigan. John McCain's Focus on Iowa Turned...

By Ben Pershing | November 5, 2008; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 4, 2008

WHAT POLLING ANALYST JENNIFER AGIESTA IS READING TODAY » Polls Show Obama With Clear Advantage Washington Post | Dan Balz sets the stage for the final act. Networks May Call Race Before Voting Is Complete New York Times |...

By Ben Pershing | November 4, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 3, 2008

WHAT EXECUTIVE EDITOR MARCUS BRAUCHLIIS READING TODAY » Our Polls Are on the Mark. I Think. Washington Post | Our polling director's nuanced, anecdotally rich explanation of why the polls this time look reliable. Two Cheers for American Democracy...

By Ben Pershing | November 3, 2008; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 2, 2008

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER EMILY FREIFELDIS READING TODAY » From the Last Debate to the Final Week In ... Slate | Two-minute recap of the final weeks in the campaign. Four Big Questions of the Presidential Election Los Angeles Times...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 2, 2008; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 31, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER/"ACHENBLOG" AUTHOR JOEL ACHENBACH IS READING TODAY » Be Logical, Captain! New York Observer | Sharp insight on the Temperament Issue, accelerated to Warp 8 by the brilliant Drew Friedman illustration of Obama/Spock and McCain/Kirk. The Obamercial:...

By Ben Pershing | October 31, 2008; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 30, 2008

WHAT 'THE FACT CHECKER' MICHAEL DOBBSIS READING TODAY » McCain Campaign Accuses L.A. Times of 'Suppressing' Obama Video Los Angeles Times | I have been getting calls about why the LA Times declined to release videotape of a reception...

By Ben Pershing | October 30, 2008; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 29, 2008

WHAT DEPUTY OUTLOOK EDITOR WARREN BASSIS READING TODAY » Boo Slate | John Dickerson, one of the cycle's wittiest observers, has a nicely barbed look on McCain's closing message. Early Results U.S. Election Project | From Michael McDonald of...

By Ben Pershing | October 29, 2008; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 28, 2008

WHAT POLITICS PRODUCER JOHN AMICKIS READING TODAY » It’s October. Where’s Our Surprise? Harper's: Washington Babylon | With only a week until the election, we demand more drama! How the Press and His Critics Misunderstand Al Franken. Slate |...

By Ben Pershing | October 28, 2008; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 27, 2008

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRANIS READING TODAY » The Right Way Back Newsweek | Bloomberg shares his advice for the next president. No mention of abolishing term limits. The Europeanization of America Wall Street Journal | Pete DuPont on...

By Ben Pershing | October 27, 2008; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 24, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM A.M.E. FOR NEWS SCOTT VANCE IS READING TODAY » Long National Nightmare RealClearPolitics | Steven Stark imagines a Nov. 5 where John McCain is the president-elect and politics writers have some explaining to do. What Are the...

By Ben Pershing | October 24, 2008; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 23, 2008

WHAT ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROBERT G. KAISER IS READING TODAY » The Making (and Remaking) of McCain The New York Times Magazine | This is an intriguing piece by Robert Draper about the inner machinations of the McCain campaign. It...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 23, 2008; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 22, 2008

WHAT 'IN THE LOOP' COLUMNIST AL KAMENIS READING TODAY » In Endgame, Metrics Are Adding Up For Obama National Journal | Veteran political analyst Charlie Cook's always thoughtful political column. This one on why it's all over for the...

By Ben Pershing | October 22, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 21, 2008

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » How John McCain Came to Pick Sarah Palin New Yorker | With a certain amount of blood-letting going on among Republicans over the choice of their vice...

By Ben Pershing | October 21, 2008; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 20, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM POLITICS EDITOR ERIC PIANIN IS READING TODAY » Arm's Length, No Longer Off the Cuff Los Angeles Times | What happened to the John McCain reporters once thought they knew? How Catholics Are Judging Obama and the...

By Ben Pershing | October 20, 2008; 07:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 17, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER DAN EGGEN IS READING TODAY » Obama Hasn't Closed the Sale Wall Street Journal | Barack Obama is well ahead of John McCain in most polls, but Karl Rove says: Not so fast. Let It Seethe...

By Ben Pershing | October 17, 2008; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (2)

October 16, 2008

WHAT EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR FRED HIATT IS READING TODAY » What Joe the Plumber Can't Fix Washington Post | EJ Dionne isn't impressed with McCain's "desperate effort" in last night's debate. Ambushed By History Washington Post | EJ's take...

By Ben Pershing | October 16, 2008; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 15, 2008

WHAT EDITORIAL WRITER AND COLUMNIST RUTH MARCUS IS READING TODAY » Night of the Living Constitution Weekly Standard | The future of the court hasn't gotten nearly enough attention in the campaign, and Terry Eastland makes an interesting argument...

By Ben Pershing | October 15, 2008; 07:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 14, 2008

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRANIS READING TODAY » Big Government Ahead David Brooks, New York Times | Why wait for November? Bring on the backlash. The GOP and the Perils of Populism Gregory Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times | Palin...

By Ben Pershing | October 14, 2008; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 13, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER PAUL KANEIS READING TODAY » What History Tells Us About the Market Wall Street Journal | Be sure to link to the "Bears that won't go away" graphic. Depressing. Poll: Obama Up as McCain Falters Washington...

By Ben Pershing | October 13, 2008; 07:33 AM ET | Comments (2)

October 10, 2008

WHAT "THE FIX" AUTHOR CHRIS CILLIZZAIS READING TODAY » Palins Repeatedly Pressed Case Against Trooper New York Times | The Times goes in-depth on Palin and Troopergate. Md.'s Van Hollen Goes National Washington Post | Profile on Chris Van...

By Ben Pershing | October 10, 2008; 07:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 9, 2008

WHAT DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT GLENN KESSLER IS READING TODAY » Obama's Options The American Interest | The American Interest is a smart, sophisticated magazine that is offering ambitious looks at a future Obama and McCain administration. The Worst Debate Ever...

By Ben Pershing | October 9, 2008; 07:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 8, 2008

WHAT NATIONAL SECURITY EDITOR CARLOS LOZADA IS READING TODAY » McCain, Obama Say Financial Crisis Threatens U.S. Power Overseas Wall Street Journal | Does the financial crisis also melt down American military might? McCain and Obama weigh the question....

By Ben Pershing | October 8, 2008; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 7, 2008

WHAT POLITICS EDITOR TIM CURRANIS READING TODAY » Anti-Obama Author Detained in Kenya Times of London | Jerome Corsi sufffers for his art. . Prosecutors Move to Delay Rezko Sentencing Chicago Tribune | A "Chicago pol" October surprise? Springsteen...

By Ben Pershing | October 7, 2008; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

October 6, 2008

WHAT FOREIGN EDITOR SCOTT WILSONIS READING TODAY » Top Israeli Defense Officials Star in Pro-Obama Ad Haaretz | An unusual turn in how the U.S. presidential campaign is playing out in Israel. Is This a 'Victory'? New York Review...

By Ben Pershing | October 6, 2008; 07:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 3, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM EXECUTIVEEDITOR JIM BRADY IS READING TODAY » Palin the Populist Wall Street Journal | Peggy Noonan's take on the VP debate. Palin Did Well, Biden Did Better TNR: The Plank | Interesting debate analysis from former Clinton...

By Ben Pershing | October 3, 2008; 07:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 2, 2008

WHAT DEPUTY POLITICS EDITOR PAUL VOLPEIS READING TODAY » The Appalachian Problem New Yorker | How will "populist Obama" play in Southwestern Virginia? 36 Hours of Alarm and Action as Crisis Spiraled New York Times | A behind-the-scenes look...

By Ben Pershing | October 2, 2008; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 1, 2008

WHAT TRAIL EDITOR GARANCE FRANKE-RUTAIS READING TODAY » Past Debates Show a Confident Palin, at Times Fluent but Often Vague New York Times | Alaska's 2006 gubernatorial debates showed a different side of Palin. What It's Like to Debate...

By Ben Pershing | October 1, 2008; 07:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 30, 2008

WHAT WASHINGTONPOST.COM EDITOR LIZ SPAYDIS READING TODAY » Swing District Congressmen Doomed Bailout FiveThirtyEight | A good look at who bailed on the bailout bill. A Shattering Moment in America's Fall From Power The Guardian | A view from...

By Ben Pershing | September 30, 2008; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 29, 2008

WHAT POLLING DIRECTOR JON COHENIS READING TODAY » The Bradley Effect New York Times Magazine | First off, just what does it mean? William Safire on the “Bradley Effect.” Uncertain Times Pew Research Center | Andrew Kohut lays down...

By Ben Pershing | September 29, 2008; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 26, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER MICHAEL ABRAMOWITZIS READING TODAY » Palin on Foreign Policy CBS News | In her own words: Sarah Palin talks to Katie Couric about how proximity to Russia gives the Alaska governor foreign policy experience. Why We're...

By Ben Pershing | September 26, 2008; 07:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 25, 2008

WHAT ASST. MANAGING EDITOR FOR POLITICS BILL HAMILTON IS READING TODAY » A Presidential McCain William Kristol, The Weekly Standard | A McCain supporter makes the case for his big surprise yesterday. It's Judgment Day for McCain Thomas Frank,...

By Ben Pershing | September 25, 2008; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 24, 2008

WHAT NATIONAL EDITOR RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN IS READING TODAY » McCain Aide’s Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac The New York Times | Even if you've looked at other accounts, the NYT piece on Freddie's payments to Davis's firm is...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 24, 2008; 07:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 23, 2008

WHAT STAFF WRITER JONATHAN WEISMANIS READING TODAY » The Shadow Banking System is Unravelling Financial Times | Nouriel Roubini has been warning of a Wall Street collapse for years. Give the man a victory lap. Dukakis: McCain Using Same...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 23, 2008; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 22, 2008

WHAT ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROBERT G. KAISERIS READING TODAY » Visible Hands: The surrender of free-market capitalism The New Republic | Irwin Steltzer's intriguing slam against Hank Paulson for outdoing even Norman Thomas. Bubblenomics New York Times | A smart...

By Ben Pershing | September 22, 2008; 06:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

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