MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Palin would run in 2012 if no one steps up - T. Diemer, Politics Daily
Do we really not know Obama? - Ta-Nehisi Coates
GOP's fiscal fraudulence - Andrew Sullivan, Daily Dish
Dispatches from alternate America - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED
Obama a one-trick pony? - Paul Rosenberg, Open Left
Democrats look to punt on tax cut debate - Ryan Grim, Huffington Post
Top 10 failures of Obamanomics - Vince Haley, Big Government
GOP's Empire State of mind - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Basics on GOP's "Pledge" - Mary Katherine Ham, TWS
DREAM Act won't die - Michelle Malkin
Six months closer to repeal - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
Judiciary taking up controversial bench nominees - E. Morrissey, Hot Air
John Boehner was born orange - Riley Waggaman, Wonkette
Cuomo leads Paladino - Jillian Rayfield, TPMDC
Paul Ryan takes his responsibilities seriously - Matthew Yglesias

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
GOP leaves Beltway to unveil 'Pledge' - The Hill
President Obama to address U.N. - Washington Post
For many, healthcare relief begins today - New York Times