MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Malkin dissent - Andrew Sullivan, Daily Dish
Rick Perry on shotguns, politics and Tea Party - Ben Domenech, RedState
Totalitarian recall - Tim Slagle, Big Government
Who is responsible for progressive 'enthusiasm gap'? - David Sirota, Huffington Post
Colin Powell stands up for Obama - Evan McMorris-Santoro, TPMDC
Obama is losing his fans - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Shift in power on the horizon in Washington - Ruben Ramirez, Front Row Washington
Obama's War - Max Boot, contentions
Steve King eyes government shutdown - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Confused by Bush tax cut debate? - Tim Fernholz, TAPPED
Values Voters woo Tea Party - Stephanie Mencimer, MoJo
Green shoots for Democrats in New York - Weigel
Pence: Delaware isn't about O'Donnell - Christian Heinze, GOP12
NYT shocked, shocked to see Wall St. declining - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Are you ready for some teabaggin'? - digby, Hullabaloo

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Social conservatives confident in new GOP contract - The Hill
More Dems distancing themselves from Pelosi - Washington Post
Republicans gain ground among independents - Wall Street Journal