SATURDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Third time is the charm? - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Why the budget will never be balanced - Matthew Yglesias
Obama official briefed on 'underwear bombers' in October - Allahpundit, Hot Air
'00s a lost decade for U.S. economy, workers - Alex Seitz-Wald, Think Progress
Coakley's oddly obscure cash-on-hand numbers - Moe Lane, Red State
Remember the rules - Steve Benen, Political Animal
The F-bomb - Andrew Sullivan
Just a thought... - Issac Chotiner, The Plank
Obama's decline - Paul, Power Line
Its not Obamas 8/6/01 PDB, but its not nothing - Spencer Ackerman, firedoglake
Profile this - Mark Steyn, The Corner
Hawaii already adopted its reforms - John Aravosis, AMERICAblog
Obama, GOP: Common purpose... faith - Mark Silva, The Gaggle

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Iran answers ultimatum with its own for West - The Hill
Flight 253 playbook puts terrorism back in front of political playbook - The Hill
Some foes of healthcare reform hope courts will stop legislation - The Washington Post
Karzai choices for Afghan cabinet mostly rejected - The New York Times