MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Initial jobless numbers at six-month high - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Turkey disses Obama - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
How Democrats lost the 2010 elections - Big Tent Democrat, TalkLeft
Dem pollster: Health reform a 'disaster' - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
'That kind of talk is dangerous' - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Time for Gibbs to fail upward - Jerome Armstrong, MyDD
Wrong man for the mission - Scott, Powerline
More ageist talk - mistermix, Balloon Juice
Is decorum gone in D.C.? - William Teach, Right Wing News
Do we need a Dep't of Agriculture? - Matthew Yglesias
Perry v. Schwarzenegger: a proposition - Martin Knight, RedState
Confessions of a sugar daddy - Oilfieldguy, firedoglake
Anne Rice and Hollywood Christianity - Jeremy Boreing, Big Hollywood
How to succeed in politics w/out trying to be popular - Jonathan Chait
AP's Loven joins Glover Park group - Romenesko

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama says recession is over amid Wall St. turmoil - The Hill
GM continues turnaround with strong quarter - New York Times
Severe storms pummel D.C. region - Washington Post