MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
The long road back to normal - Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Happy new GM day - emptywheel
33% of Americans have read the Constitution - Jillian Bandes, Townhall
Do they really want to go there? - David Kurtz, TalkingPointsMemo
NYT's overblown reaction to New START - Max Boot, contentions
Breaking the CBO - Matthew Yglesias
The show (trial) must go on - Nick Gillespie, Hit & Run
Put your Medicare where your mouth is - John Cole, Balloon Juice
DREAM Act scorecard - Michelle Malkin
Believing what they're told to believe - Steve Benen, Political Animal
GM now 50% less government-y - Jazz Shaw, Hot Air
Harris tries to squirm out of healthcare gaffe - David Waldman, Daily Kos
The Kesler proviso - Scott, Powerline
The rescue of Ireland - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Rangel asks ethics panel for mercy - The Hill
Rattner settles with SEC, but faces NY suit - New York Times
GM a public company again - Detroit Free Press