MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Who says Palin doesn't read newspapers? - Michael D. Shear, The Caucus
An apathy party manifesto - Matt Labash, Daily Caller
DeMint's vision of budget cuts - Steve Benen, Political Animal
The dumb things I heard last night - Erick Erickson, RedState
Bush: Waterboarding legal 'because the lawyer said it was' - R. Slajda, TPMMuckraker 
Why America's top students tune out GOP - Nils August Andresen, FrumForum
Judicial appointments urged for lame-duck - Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
Obama's disastrous visit to India - Warner Todd Huston, Big Government
The most popular politician in America - Atrios, Eschaton
W.'s book - Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner
DADT repeal and the McConnell way - Matthew Yglesias
Could NPR survive without taxpayers? - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Democrats sticking with Pelosi - TAPPED
Get to work protecting America - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
The deficit commission tsunami - Dean Baker, Firedoglake

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Cantor indicates House Republicans are unlikely to compromise on tax cuts - The Hill
As U.S. political divide widened, a friendship fell into the rift - Wall Street Journal
New GOP governors will steer health law - Washington Post