MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Corporate donors fund Chamber's political push - Holly Bailey,  The Upshot
Barney Frank gets $40k from bailout buddies - Michael Warren, TWS
Consumers on strike - Noam Scheiber, TNR
The closing of NPR's mind - Rich Lowry, The Corner
Bruce Josten and the Chamber of secrets - Matthew Yglesias
Defending the Constitution - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
Toomey and Sestak tied in Pa. - Eric Kleefeld, TPMDC
Hickenlooper: Rural Coloradans have 'backward thinking' - E. Morrissey, Hot Air
Conservatives pounce on NPR - Adam Serwer, The Plum Line
Dems gone desperate - Publius, Big Government
Grayson and Kilroy dumped by DCCC - karoli, Crooks and Liars
Cornyn should support Iran opposition - Evelyn Gordon, contentions
Palin: Too dysfunctional to be president - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED
Barbour to hit 15 cities in five days - Jon Ward, Daily Caller
Tea Party in the House - Kay, Balloon Juice

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
O'Donnell insists she can win election while Coons plays it cool - The Hill
No comment: Candidates afraid to speak - Washington Post
Louisiana builds barriers even as oil disperses - New York Times