MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Conservative journos fight for Rubio's love - Jonathan Chait, TNR
Basic truths of the peace process - Rick Richman, contentions
Missing the point - Atrios, Eschaton
Pelosi: 'We didn't lose because of me' - Daniel Foster, The Corner
Talent considering rematch with McCaskill - Eric Kleefeld, TPMDC
Some hard questions on political economy - Paul Cella, RedState
Did Krugman just call Obama a wimp? - Joe Sudbay, AMERICAblog
Who will replace Feingold as the conscience of the Senate? - P. Terzian, Weekly Standard
Chutzpah watch - Steve Benen, Political Animal
The Obama tax hikes - Kate Pavlich, Townhall
Republicans have Obama exactly where they want him - Greg Sargent, Plum Line
Did Steele play the race card? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Retreat from public higher education - Ezra Klein
America's first Muslim congressman - BBC World Service
Cindy v. John McCain on 'Don't ask, don't tell' - Alexander Mooney, Political Ticker
Defending Pelosi, next time around - Chris Good, The Atlantic

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Social Security reforms could be bombshell for House GOP - The Hill
For some Dems, Pelosi more valuable than ever - Washington Post
Deficit reduction plan draws scorn from left and right - New York Times