MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Obama to announce federal employee pay freeze - A. Stiles, The Corner
The New Leaders Project - Ned Ryun, RedState
Kirk crystallizes contemporary conservatism - Steve Benen, Political Animal
John Kasich is a hypocrite - Laurence Lewis, Daily Kos
Tough times for Iran's nuke scientists - David Frum, FrumForum
Ann Wagner jumps into RNC race - Alex Pappas, Daily Caller
Bring me the head of Julian Assange! - Weigel
Most support DADT repeal, but Tea Party opposed - Huffington Post
Tax battle begins with no Dem consensus - David Dayen, Firedoglake
Linkage was nonsense - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Dick Lugar ... the untouchable - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Palin's WikiLeaks fail - David Corn, MoJo
Waters rips ethics panel for hearing postponement - Rachel Slajda, TPMMuckraker

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Waters wants ethics trial now - The Hill
Obama to announce pay freeze for federal workers - Washington Post
The U.S. embassy cables - The Guardian

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