MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Tea Party Patriots get $1M to local groups - Weigel
Harry Reid thinks Kirsten Gillibrand is so hot - Dan Amira, Daily Intel
The lean years - Annie Lowrey, TWI
A libertarian who understands liberals - Jonathan Chait, TNR
Rage - Atrios, Eschaton
House won't adjourn early - Brian Beutler, TPMDC
In the money - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Doesn't everything? - Matthew Yglesias
Bush tax cuts and 9/11 - Ezra Klein
Harry Reid: Strongly opposed to illegal immigration? - Katie Pavlich, Townhall
Want immediate certainty? Give me $700B - Rick Richman, contentions
Constitutional gov't threatened by consumer czar - Tom Fitton, Big Government
Murkowski on ballot would not threaten Miller - Neil Stevens, RedState
Har, har ... oh wait - Jonah Goldberg, The Corner
Reid's new pet? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Democratic leader says House will stay in session next week - The Hill
Will Bush tax cut expiration help? - Washington Post
Move to repeal military's gay ban faces filibuster - New York Times