MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
RNC nixes event with Breitbart - Eric Kleefeld, TPMDC
The NRCC's big board - Moe Lane, RedState
Who created the 1990s surplus? - Jonathan Chait, The New Republic
Can the U.S. trust Russia on New START? - Owen Graham, The Foundry
Commonwealth Fund: health reform helps women - DemFromCT, Daily Kos
O-btuseness - Carol Platt Liebau, Townhall
Throwing boulders at Oliver Stone - Bill Berkowitz, BuzzFlash
A demotion for Nancy Pelosi? - Paul, Powerline
Unspoken word - John Cole, Balloon Juice
Days of blaming Bush are over - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
The 'maverick' is back! - emptywheel
Sympathy for Mira Sorvino - Ross Douthat
Making the transition to 'crazy-cons' - Steve Benen, Political Animal
TNT crime dramas push political agenda - S.T. Karnick, Big Hollywood
New WH briefing room seating chart - Matt Dornic, Fishbowl DC

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama hails sacrifices in Iraq as combat mission ends - The Hill
In House ethics battles, a partywide threat - New York Times
Romanoff surges in Colorado Senate race - Washington Post
Bernanke notes risks to recovery - Wall Street Journal

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