MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
DNC offensive gets underway - Steve Benen, Political Animal
U.S. college pushes anti-American book - Warner Todd Huston, RWN
Biz groups lukewarm on Obama's tax credit - Chris in Paris, AMERICAblog
AK libertarians: Murkowski bid probably not happening - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Putting the GOP on the economic defensive - Mark Summer, Daily Kos
Global temperature trend update - Ronald Bailey, Hit & Run
Libby whines 'the world's not just' - Faiz Shakir, ThinkProgress
Harry Reid's job review - Erick Erickson, RedState
Political bargaining 101 - Big Tent Democrat, TalkLeft
Time to panic for Dems - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Things might not go as planned - Kay, Balloon Juice
The mother of all big dig boondoggles - Michelle Malkin
The next mayor of Chicago - Matthew Yglesias
Little Wing - Scott, Powerline
Another poll finds tight Texas race - Teagan Goddard, Political Wire

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
BP report shares spill blame with other firms - The Hill
Political ties shielded bank in Afghanistan - New York Times
Clinton declares an 'American moment' in foreign policy - Washington Post