MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Spencer Abraham's lights out - Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard
Harry Reid said what?!?! - Michelle Malkin
Ben Nelson playing president again - David Dayden, firedoglake
Immigration reform outlook bleak - Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
I hate polls and the reporting of polls - Pete Abel, The Moderate Voice
Giannoulias, Fisher go abroad for money - Moe Lane, RedState
Leverage meets real life - John Cole, Ballon Juice
GOP surge in Calif, with a caveat - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Bachmann up nine in reelection effort - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Jon Kyl commits near-honesty - Jonathan Chait
Cloak and dagger is the new black - David Kurtz, TalkingPointsMemo
Commission should focus on Social Security - Kathryn Nix, The Foundry
Chutzpah watch - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Nice to hear from you again, Jesse - Rick Moran, Right Wing Nut House
CEO perks continue to shine - Chris in Paris, AMERICAblog

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
White House extends olive branch to Verizon CEO - The Hill
BP set to test new oil cap - New York Times
Obama taps Lew as OMB director - Washington Post
Steinbrenner dead at 80 - ESPN