MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Social Security recipients get no raise - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Surprise: The Tea Party's important! - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Kuster keeps Bass ensnared in ethics issue - Joe Sudbay, AMERICAblog
Sanford's 70 percent - Christian Heinze, GOP12
Did Palin hurt McCain? - Jonathan Chait
Another Dem bucks trend on healthcare - Steve Benen, Political Animal
NRA plans $6.75 million in ads - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
So they want to repeal the minimum wage - Jed Lewison, Daily Kos
GOP not far from 5-O in Hawaii - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot
Banksters lash out at Wall Street - David Dayden, firedoglake
Democratic death panel watch - Moe Lane, RedState
Licensing in Greece - Matthew Yglesias
New conservative film out today - Katie Pavlich, Townhall
Ahmadinejad's Lebanese triumph - Rick Moran, Right Wing News
Newshour interviews with Breyer and O'Connor - A. Christensen, SCOTUSblog

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Murkowski to air ad featuring Sen. Stevens - The Hill
Bernanke signals intent to further spur economy - New York Times
Social Security benefits won't increase in 2011 - Washington Post