MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Iconography of the pledge - Matthew Yglesias
CO-Sen: Buck tries to hide his extremism - Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
Qualifying the enthusiasm gap - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Vote on tax cuts delayed until after the election - Chris in Paris, AMERICAblog
Why does Malthus appeal to novelists? - Ezra Klein
Matt Bai needs new economics advisers - masaccio, firedoglake
How House might still vote on tax cuts - Brian Beutler, TPMDC
Why Senate Dems are afraid of tax cuts - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Colbert before Congress, in character - Guy Benson, Townhall
'Salvage operation' for NY Dems? - Jim Geraghty, The Campaign Spot
Waiting for crazy - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
Ayers denied emeritus professorship - Michelle Malkin
Six months of Obamacare - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Maturity is... - Morgan Freeberg, Right Wing News
Independents are the Dems' undoing - Jennifer Rubin, contentions

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Rep. Frank: Economy 'ready to take off' - The Hill
GOP hopefuls in California take different paths - New York Times
China vies to shape foreign policy - Washington Post

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